Inn at Buckhollow Farm
 Inn at Buck Hollow Farm Newsletter . Online Edition No.13 
October 2004 
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Happy fall everyone. How ironic that the good weather and fall have arrived at the same time. Rain seems to have been this summer's story. Though we were busier than ever, the pool was begging for swimmers. Usually we can count on at least a few months without the dogs tracking in mud. Oh well. We hope you enjoy the fantastic foliage shots which Jacquie took last year. Maybe this year will be just as beautiful.


As many of you know, between November 1 and June 30 we accept the Canadian dollar at par (or the equivalent) for reservations made directly with us (no internet or travel agents).

Also, between November 1 and January 31 we are offering a "threefer". Stay three nights but pay only for two - AND - on your third night we will provide you with one of Jacquie's famous pizzas - AND dessert. Such a deal.

Finally, just a reminder that we do offer a 10% discount for AAA or CAA.

However, for obvious reasons, we can not combine discounts or specials. Guess you'll have to pick just one.
Looking forward to seeing many of you soon.

Jacquie and Brad

In this issue
Breakfast Calzone

10 eggs
1 pound sausage, crumbled bacon
bread or pizza dough
2 cups cheddar cheese

Cook and crumble sausage. Scramble eggs; add to sausage. Roll thawed bread dough into a rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Place filling on rolled-out dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll up jelly roll fashion.Top may be sprinkled with caraway or sesame seeds or dill. Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes until brown and crusty.  Slice and serve hot. At the Inn we serve the Calzone topped with Hollandaise Sauce for rave reviews. Enjoy!


Hi again everyone:

Unlike many, I am comfortable being a public figure. I don't mind being recognized as I stroll the streets, and I enjoy being approached by strangers with praise for my monthly writings. On the other hand, it's not something I crave or need to have. So with that in mind, beginning with this column, I will now and then yield my space to introduce you to some of the other inhabitants of the inn. Though difficult, I will endeavor to make them as interesting as myself.

Meet Tundra. When Jacquie met Dad and moved to Vermont, she brought this cute, petite, cuddly city cat along with her to the country. Perhaps it's the rural Vermont air. Maybe new food. Whatever. She remains cute and cuddly (our only cat who willingly allows anyone to pick her up). However, petite is no longer accurate. SHE'S A MOOSE, A HIPPO, MULTI-LAYERS OF BLUBBER. She doesn't walk - she waddles. She has more chins than a Chinese phone book. She never met a meal she didn't like. Only a wide angle lens can capture her image.

That said, she remains warm, friendly, lets kids have their way with her, is always receptive to petting (and treats) and receives more comments (wonder why) than any other of our cats.

So come visit and feel free to pick her up (if you can).

Love Isham


10/2/04 through 10/3/04, Essex Junction
16th Annual Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival:
A 2-day festival celebrating fiber animals
and traditional fiber crafts including spinning,
weaving, knitting & felting. Champlain Valley Fairgrounds

10/9/04 through 10/10/04, Essex Junction
Champlain Valley Antiques Festival:
Select antiques show with Americana, Victoriana,
art, china, quilts, jewelry, European decoratives in room settings.
Miller Exposition Center, Champlain Valley Expo Fairgrounds

10/13/04 through 10/18/04, Burlington
15th Vermont International Film Festival:
One of the oldest venues in North America
for showcasing socially conscious films.
Various locations and times,

10/22/04 through 10/24/04, Essex
24th Annual Essex Fall Craft & Fine Art Show:
Largest quality craft & fine art festival in the region.
Champlain Valley Exposition



There are countless ways to recreate in Vermont, and some of the best adventures are at Vermont's 52 state parks, which range from remote islands to vast wilderness.

Smugglers Notch Scenic Byway is one of the more popular and scenic routes in Vermont, especially during the fall foliage season.

More than close to nature - in fact, smack in it - the parks' peaceful, relaxed settings offer ideal launching points for active vacations focused on hiking and cycling, paddling and fishing, bird and wildlife watching, or walks to observe fall foliage.

Smugglers Notch, one of Vermont's State Parks is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In the early days, only a footpath and trail for horses existed.

In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson passed an embargo act forbidding American trade with Great Britain and Canada. This was a severe hardship for northern Vermonters, since Montreal was closer than other markets. Many people, therefore, continued illegal trade with Canada, herding cattle and carrying other goods through the Notch. Later, fugitive slaves used the Notch as an escape route to Canada. During prohibition in the 1920s, liquor was smuggled from Canada over the improved road that was built in 1922.

Many species of plants found in Smugglers Notch are endangered and grow nowhere else in Vermont. These plants are alpine species and thrive in the arctic-like conditions of the moist, cold, rocky cliffs. In more recent years, the peregrine falcon has successfully nested amongst the cliffs in the Notch.


Smugglers Notch State Park is a corridor park with developed facilities along VT 108. It consists of a campground, a picnic area, the "Notch" proper, and trailheads to some of the more popular hiking trails in Vermont.

The picnic area, provides travelers along VT 108 - Smugglers Notch Scenic Byway - a stopping place for a picnic meal. The Long Trail can also be accessed from this location.

Going north along VT 108, the traveler can catch glimpses of various rock outcroppings and cliffs, many of which have names - Elephants Head, The Singing Bird, The Hunter and His Dog and the Smuggler - to name a few.

Area Attractions: Smugglers Notch Historic Site, (2 miles north Route 108); Toll Road (1 mile south Route 108); Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe; Johnson Woolen Mills, Johnson; Alpine Slide, Spruce Peak; Gondolas, Mt. Mansfield; Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Waterbury; Smuggler's Notch Resort, Jeffersonville.





"We have travelled everywhere thru the U.S. (Route 66, Dixie Highway etc) but we have never enjoyed a place such as this. Thank you so much!!!!!! "  Marg & Mike- Ontario, Canada 

" This has been the most relaxing vacation, we have had. Breakfast was great"  Jim & Merri

" Great, quiet, relaxing atmosphere!  Delicious breakfastsRick & Randi, VA.

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