We still can't wrap our heads around the fact that Heather Armstrong of dooce.com, the Oprah of mommy bloggers, stayed at the Snapdragon Inn over Valentine's weekend. Uh, yeah and it was her first time in Vermont. We were her first ;) She was one of the people we day dreamed of hosting at the Inn back when we were stripping wall paper from every square inch of the place. In fact, it may have been this very night when Michelle (having just had her third baby and full into Heather's book) had that thought. (I day dreamed that it would be Design Mom and she did give us this amazing shout out right after we opened. How kind is that? Hollah for supporting small businesses.)
So It was hard not acting like we had a celebrity in the house because, to us and sooooo many others, we DID! We fully expected to check them in and they'd hide away but no, they came down and chatted with us in the library for over an hour about the Inn, life, everything. We kept looking for cues that they wanted out and we didn't sense any (or at least we didn't think we did) so we chatted away. Later I apologized for talking so much and she said that was part of the experience staying at a place like this--getting to know the owners. Love her perspective.
Later she posted a picture on instagram saying that she had a "spectacular" evening. Not just lovely or wonderful but spectacular! No doubt, this was aided by what sounds like an amazing time at our local restaurant, The Windsor Station Restaurant & Barrooom. We looooooved this little convo too:
And as if that wasn't all cool enough...she posted on her blog and gave us a shout out by name (giddy jumps). "Intimate" and "Cozy" are definitely two words we are beyond happy to have describe us. Plus, the rest of her post is hilarious, as always.
We met Heather at Alt Summit and went right up to her and invited her to the Inn and two weeks later she contacted us to book! We thought it was a pipe dream but we've been dooced. She likes us, she really likes us! Be on the outlook for other awesome happenings at the Inn. We are going for it!