Irene did bring some major devastation to central Vermont, but The Jackson House Inn was quite lucky with no damage sustained. Our rooms offer relaxation and the same beautiful views. An overflow of our brook and pond left some mud in a few back gardens and lawns which can be cleaned. The lack of wind means that fall foliage should be as beautiful as ever, but there is also still green to enjoy now with the cool, crisp Vermont evenings.
We did have a wonderful time with our inn guests during the storm and even enjoyed a “family” dinner in the dining room. Contributions of food, elbow grease and great conversation made for an evening we will always remember! Thank you to John, Laura, Art, Helena, Elisabeth, Jim and Suzanne!
Woodstock’s downtown suffered some power and water outages, but work is underway for some re-openings soon. Unfortunately some families and businesses along the larger rivers were not quite so fortunate, and our hearts go out to them. US Route 4 is clear from Woodstock east to the New Hampshire border; repairs are underway on that same route about a mile west of our inn toward Bridgewater and Killington – we’ll have a better timetable on that and some other local roads as the week progresses.