Rich was outside in the yard and gave us a friendly wave as soon as we turned into their driveway. Rich and Debbie's home is lovely -- one enters a large screened-in sitting area before entering the main home. They have a huge wooden stove in their modern kitchen, whose counters will soon be clad with green serpentine marble from the marble quarry just down the road -- now that's keeping things local!! The lovely dining room has a working, historic fireplace and Danish blue china plates displayed on the wall. The first floor also has a comfortable TV room and front room.
The "Martha" room, where we stayed, was on the main floor. Both of the room's beds had brass headboards and foot boards, and each was clad in quilted coverlets and plenty of pillows. The beds were very comfortable. Extra blankets are provided on a polished wooden rack for wintertime guests, but because we were there on a hot August night, we appreciated the window-mounted electric fan. The "Martha" room has an adjoining private bath which was large and offered both a shower and a tub. The towels were thick, absorbent, and GREAT (when compared to some hotel towels that feel like a skinny dishcloth!)
Everything is CLEAN. Everywhere one sees little items from Debbie's extensive collection of pumpkin-themed items. Debbie's home-cooked breakfast was outstanding and beautifully presented on china plating. A generous fruit cup, then bacon, sausage, and cinnamon raisin French toast which was, of course, accompanied with real Vermont maple syrup! Coffee and a variety of teas are available, but because our family prefers juices, Rich and Debbie provided both orange juice and cranberry juice. They accommodated our preferences, which we thought was very kind.
We felt like Rich and Debbie offered more than just their home to us -- we were treated like family! We are looking forward to another stay at The Pumpkin Patch in the future and would recommend this B&B to anyone.