Barnard, VT, The Fan House

Something in your graciousness to strangers is a rare gift. You go well beyond the perfunctory warmth of a practiced hotelier. You have a way of making people feel enjoyed that will serve you well. Itís a pleasure to watch you open the door on a well-visited weekend. I think we both had a sneaky wish that the two of us could head up the stairs to our room. The house is magical in its comfy grandeur and itís only right that its bedrooms confer a mythical deep and restorative sleep. Donít be surprised if I or we appear at our doorstep some evening with our toothbrushes."

- Love Margaret and David, Fan House dinner guests

August 2003

A belated thank you note for a perfect weekend. you have a magnificent place and I will let friends know when they talk about vacations. But it's your personality and generosity and spirit and laughter and love that really makes it work. The fireplace is mezmerizing and inspirational. I wrote 6,000 words in two days. Need to get there more often! "

- Jim, Staten Island, New York