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Vermont Grampas & Loring

A personal word from Michael & Stan.

After several failed attempts due to the financial crises, we have succeeded in selling Deerhill Inn to Ariane Burgess and Scott Kocher – a very interesting couple.  Ariane is originally British and spent many years in New Zealand.  Scott is from Wellesley, Mass, and met Ariane while on a trip to New Zealand.  We have known them for several years and feel we are leaving the Inn to friends who will take very good care of our wonderful guests.  They are committed to continuing the level of hospitality and fine dining which we have strived for over the years.

During our nine years as the owners of Deerhill Inn, our families have grown to include in-laws and five wonderful grandchildren, who refer to us collectively as the “Vermont Grampas.   We are ready to enjoy a less stressful lifestyle which leaves more time for family visits and holiday celebrations.  The same relaxed retirement that many of you enjoy.  Statistically, Innkeepers own their Inns for an average of seven years, so we are proud of the fact that we have beat the average.

We would like to thank all of the guests who have visited us over the years, many of you who we have come to know through your return visits.  Although many Innkeepers love to recall tales of problem guests, we have learned that most guests are no problem at all but a joy to care for.   One of our greatest rewards was welcoming stressed out, grouchy power couples on Friday afternoon and watching as they loosened up and relaxed over the weekend.  As we look forward to a new chapter in our lives, we a mindful of what we leave behind.

Michael Allen & Stan Gresens

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