Author Archives: Warren Hathaway


The cooler weather and shorter days, foreshadowing the winter months ahead, is offset for me by the anticipation of the fall foliage display Vermont puts on each year.  I like those fall walks that never fail to transport me back to my childhood, scuffing through the fallen leaves, the never forgotten sound, and the never […]

Vermont’s Lakes

We had the best time kayaking this weekend.  On Saturday we went out to the nearby Marshfield reservoir and had a great swim.  That’s pretty typical for us when we go there.  Atypical for us was seeing a majestic bald eagle perched above in the nearby spruce tree.   It seemed maybe this eagle also come […]

Snow! Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing?

If you live in New England then you already know it’s been snowing!  We were recently out for a cross country ski and while I was out I was thinking how I needed to share how wonderful it was.  And now we have more beautiful snow.  So if you enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or […]


It’s a perfect day and we’re looking forward to a perfect summer here in Plainfield.  The sheep and their lambs are in the pasture contentedly grazing on the lush grass.  The chickens are in the barnyard scratching and laying their beautiful eggs for us to use for your breakfast.   And the owls were chatting into […]

Winter Fun, Winter Savings.

Plan a visit for a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing get-away.  Or just come to enjoy the beautiful scenery,  a good book and breakfasts that’ll warm your soul.   If you book by Jan 15th save 15% on your second night.

Pileated Woodpecker

For the birwatchers among our guests, or those just interested in wildlife, we just had a beautiful Pileated Woodpecker visit the trees in the backyard this morning!   What a visual and auditory delight—they’re so big!  Of course we can’t promise you’ll see one when you visit, but we also often see Bluebirds out back too!  […]

Flooding Around Vermont

We’re heartbroken to see the magnitude of the destruction that Tropical Storm Irene has caused to our friends and neighbors all over Vermont. We’re a small state here and we’re all part of the same family. So we encourage all of our friends, guests and former guests to think about making a contribution to the […]

Corn Cherry Scones Recipe

We received this recipe in the mail from a guest after their stay with us the first year we opened.  It remains a hit whenever we make it.  If you’ve tried making scones before without success, try this recipe.  The key to your success—don’t over-stir the mix.  These are irresistible.  If you make them once, […]

Spicy Buns Recipe

This is one of our favorite starters.  One guest said they recalled the “Christmas cookies” from his childhood in Germany.  Not overly sweet.  You’ll enjoy how simple they are to make. 2-1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves […]

Apple Clafouti Recipe

There are many different clafouti recipes out there.  We enjoy this one and so do the guests for whom we’ve made it. 1 cup all purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 cup half and half* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-3 apples cut into thinly sliced wedges** 2 tablespoons brown sugar […]