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 unreal.
My new office is almost ready for paint, hopefully this weekend. The main bathroom for restaurant guests is framed and ready for sheetrock. Tuesday night we were able to place the old bar and stools back in there original space; if only the stools could talk.
The outside gardens have bloomed so wonderfully and the parking lot also got a face-lift.
This upcoming week we will begin sheetrock in the kitchen and who knows maybe some flooring. The work will continue upstairs and I will continue to post updated photos. We have one space that is close to being done which is exciting, as I am ready to begin the decorating process.
Until next time, working on three cake orders!!
❤️. Labor of Love! So happy to see the old girl come back to life!
I’m so happy to see this wonderful old building coming back to life. I was a previous owner and it’s been difficult knowing it was allowed to decay over the years. I hope to get back to Vermont for a visit next year and would love to see it. Good luck, it’s an amazing place and piece of history.
My brother Skip Haley and his wife Louise owned this gorgeous old Inn, we had our parents 50th wedding anniversary there, the Inn was comfy and had so much charm. It’s nice to see this great building come back to its deserving beauty. Guess we will need to come and revisit the town and the Inn. Excited to see the finishing touches. Congratulations!
Thank you so much! We are hoping to keep all the same charm as old guests remember and for the new ones to talk about.
My brother has just sent me the information about your renovation of Rowell’s Inn. I am so happy to see this as I was totally unaware this was happening. A visit to Rowell’s Inn was an annual Fall Foliage trip for our family for years back in the 40’s and 50’s. My father was good friends with John Rowell – I can picture them smoking cigars and laughing together on the front porch. This has brought back many happy memories of happy times. Walking the dirt road to the right of the Inn in the Fall was a lovely thing to do. Good luck with this exciting project.
Looking good around there. Keep up the great work.