Our Journey2022-02-15T22:20:25-05:00

Our Journey

Vanilla Cake Recipe

August 24th, 2022|Baking, Foodie|

CAKE, CAKE AND MORE CAKE - Below is my favorite Vanilla Cake Recipe - I have made several modifications and this is by far the best...... *This recipe yields 24 cupcakes or 3 nine inch round cakes Ingredients - 2 3/4 C. Cake Flour 1 1/4 Tea. Baking Soda 1 1/4 Tea. Baking Powder 1 Tea. Salt 1 C. Butter (2 sticks - room temp.) ... read more

Way to Long….

August 17th, 2022|Inspiration|

It has been way too long since I last posted, we are talking maybe a year or more....WOW, how things changed....OPENING to CLOSING to back at it again.  We opened our doors in Feb of 2020 and closed them shortly thereafter because of the COVID outbreak.  We sat awake at night thinking "what great timing". But no one and I mean no one was prepared ... read more

Empty Bowl Dinner Fundraiser

June 9th, 2020|Events|

The Rowell’s Inn is participating in the Chester Andover Family Center's Empty Bowl Dinner Fundraiser this Wednesday. We are offering Tomato-Potato-Noodle soup. Let us know what you think and this might become an addition to our autumn/winter seasonal menu. When: Wednesday, June 10th Where: Country Girl Diner, 46 VT Route 103 S, Chester, VT Click here for more info »

This Friday: Baking with Christina Smith

April 30th, 2020|Baking|

Join us this Friday for a baking demo with the Wilder Memorial Library! Friday, May 1 Noon - 1:00 p.m. Program takes place on Zoom All ages welcome Christina Smith, owner and chef of the Rowell’s Inn in Simonsville, VT, will make one of her delicious baked creations, and share baking tips & tricks! Christina will also chat about the massive renovation recently completed ... read more


April 9th, 2020|Inspiration|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyIhRNPCNiw   We hope this post finds you ALL well.  These past few weeks have been a challenge to say the very least.  While we are all finding our "new norm" please remember we are all in this together.  We are all working through this mess. Before all of this started we opened our doors strong with so much support and love.  We will be ... read more

Status Update: Rising Soon

December 11th, 2019|Renovation|

I know, I know it's been a long time since I have posted any updates.  LIFE!!! Between work, kids and renovations, there is not enough time in the day to get it all done. We have been making amazing progress at the inn.  We are almost ready to show it off. We have completed the reception and bar areas. Our menus came today for review ... read more


September 22nd, 2019|Inspiration|

Renovations are winding down at the Rowell's Inn and the anticipation is getting the best of us all.  Our children are so ready to be done with this project and as tired as Jared and I both are we are feeling them.  We are hoping that the first floor finishing touches will go quickly once sheetrock is completed in the bar and kitchen {just a ... read more

Menu Planning

August 16th, 2019|Renovation|

And I thought menu planning for a family of 6 was hard!! So many things to think about and consider while planning a fully functioning menu for all our guests to enjoy. Our goal is to provide comfort food for the whole family. We will have plenty of options including a kids menu — pasta options and of course sweet treats. Don't forget the ... read more

Level 2 Updates

July 31st, 2019|Family, Renovation|

Our Tuesday night ritual is to watch Good Bones on HGTV after working on our own renovation project.  They make it look so easy and carefree on TV but in reality the mud ain't going to sand itself, baby!  While the Sheetrock went up without a hitch and the mud and tape went on nicely, sanding on a ladder in 80 degree weather not ideal.  ... read more

The Future is Looking Bright

June 20th, 2019|Renovation|

With our not-set-in stone "opening date" soon approaching there is no rest for us.  We have been working days at our normal jobs and working nights on the renovations to keep things on track.  There has been amazing progress on the front porch.  The guys found an amazing old sign under all the exterior trim work dating back to 1889 - the history here is ... read more

Helping Hands

June 14th, 2019|Inspiration|

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes I just want to say thank you so much to ALL the helping hands out there.  The world is better because of each and everyone of you.

Up-Cycle Time

May 21st, 2019|Renovation|

During any renovation project big or small one must find ways to save. Save, money; save, time; or my personal favorite save something old and make it new again. This week is all about getting creative with the budget so that means we must save time, money and all the old items we can and UP-CYCLE. We have uncovered so many amazing things along ... read more

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