While we have been closed due to COVID-19, we have not just been lounging around watching Netflix (well - maybe a little!). We have been very busy renovating both the interior and exterior of our inn. Some projects took hours, while others took weeks as we did all the labor ourselves. We even found time to do a bit of artwork and created some hand-painted magnets! We wanted to share our results with you. We sincerely hope that you will be able to see the renovated B&B in person once this pandemic has passed. Please enjoy!
We touched up and repainted the exterior of the inn. Maintenance was performed on the front porch and both decks. Wood was replaced and secured. Decking was all re-stained in a new dark coffee color - a perfect choice for a bed and breakfast!
Lawn & Gardens
All garden beds have been mulched and new grass has been planted. Loam was added to grassy areas to even them out for safety and to make hillsides less steep. All rock decorative edging was redone, and a new perennial flower bed was planted on the front lawn.
All weeds were removed from the hillside to open up our guests' views of the river. Adirondack chairs were all re-stained. A sturdy stone ledge was added for a peaceful, relaxing spot to sit just a few feet from the river's edge.
Side Yard Steps
The steps to the side yard were removed and replaced with fewer, flatter stones for safety. Solar lights were added to see the steps in the dark.
Steps to the River
The steps to the river were replaced with flatter stones for an easier climb. Weeds were removed to improve the sight line for additional safety.
The River's Edge
New steps were added at the river's edge for adventurous guests to step down to (or even into) the river for an amazing view of the Nubanusit Brook and its inhabitants.
The upstairs hall and trim were painted and the old carpet was removed and replaced with durable vinyl flooring that looks like beautiful rustic dark wood.
The Sun Room paint was touched up and the trim and floor repainted. New slipcovers were sewn for the cushions. Wall decor (including a time consuming 28 x 22 diamond embroidery) was added to complete a sunflower themed room full of light with fantastic views from the many windows.
Beech Tree Room
The Beech Tree room paint was touched up and the trim repainted. The old carpet was torn up and replaced with a rustic dark wood vinyl. Furniture was changed out, new cordless window shades hung, and wall décor added to create a serene arboreal themed setting overlooking the old beech trees.
Goose Brook Room
The Goose Brook room paint was touched up and the trim repainted. New cordless window shades were hung. The old carpet was replaced with a beautiful vinyl golden oak wood. A desk, chair and wall décor were added to the room to harmonize with the lovely views and sounds of the river.
The Monadnock room was totally renovated with a new color scheme of gray and navy. Warm grey paint, navy soundproofing drapes and cordless window shades were added. Metal furniture from a different space was moved in along with new dark wood bureau and nightstands. The old burgundy carpet was removed and a vinyl rustic gray plank floor was installed. New wall décor was added to create a room dedicated to the beautiful mountains surrounding the area. This room is our new pet friendly space.
North Woods Room
The North room was totally renovated in a new color scheme of white, pale blue, navy and gray. It was renamed the North Woods room celebrating the beauty of the northern forests in Winter. The sleigh bed from another space was moved in along with a new Winter white nightstand. The room was repainted in an icy blue. New white soundproofing curtains (that sparkle like snowflakes), cordless window shades, wall décor by local artists, and plush grey carpet were added. A new pull out sofa twin bed was placed in the room for a third guest or for two to sleep separately. A shelf in the bathroom features a Winter scene also painted by a local artist to complete the theming.
The Living Room was our largest and longest project. It was totally renovated with sage green paint, new drapes, and the addition of a super comfortable dark brown sofa and love seat to sink into after a long day exploring the area. New dark wood tables and lamps were also added to create a cozy, relaxed space. Finally, the old carpet was removed and painstakingly replaced with Australian cypress hardwood to create an amazingly beautiful floor.