Don't worry, I haven't started reviewing nursing homes....yet. Today's post is about another kind of place for mom, the kind of place she'll love visiting and long to return to again and again. This story is about me, a mom of two little ones, escaping with my sister for one night to the most comfortable bed, in the most beautiful cabin, with the coziest wood stove and the coolest kitchen that wasn't stocked with much food because cooking is a special kind of hell these days.
Rumor has it that Brattleboro, VT was the inspiration for Justin Timberlake's album, "Man of the Woods", and I believe it. Supposedly, his car broke down on I91 and multiple popstar illiterate good samaritans offered to help him (reminds me of something), and their goodwill made a lasting impression. My fist visit to Brattleboro was nearly 20 years ago and I immediately fell in love. One of my earliest memories is visiting the Brattleboro Farmers Market, a truly unique and delicious experience, watching a group of parents leading their children in some song about drinking cherry wine. It was so over the top cliche and delightful that I knew I'd have to move north one day. And so, here we are (granted I moved to Keene, about 30 minutes from Brattleboro), adding to the cliche of New Yorkers starting over in the country.
I started Weekends Arounds to marry my passion for hospitality and interior design with my love of New England. Because lodging has the greatest impact on a travel experience, I only feature Airbnbs, home rentals, and hotels that I have personally visited (and on my own dime and time - always). I’ll share all my detailed itineraries, photography, and recommendations so that you, too, can experience this beautiful part of the world.