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Putney, Vermont

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Situated just north of Brattleboro on the Connecticut River, Putney has had a history of attracting progressive elements. In 1838 it was the home to Humphrey Noye's Bible Communism community, which advocated the sharing of all property, work and (most significantly, at least to the authorities) wives. They were charged with adultery in 1847 and fled to establish Oneida, NY. In the 60's, Windham College served as a counterculture magnet, attracting a lot of students to the area who stayed on.

Windham College is gone, but Putney is still a strong presence in the southern part of the state. The past home of governor and senator George Aiken, it is current home to Landmark College (the first college specifically geared towards dyslexic students). Businesses such as the Green Mountain Spinnery, Harlow's Sugar House and Basketville can be found here. Putney also plays host to the Yellow Barn Music School and festival, which puts on a number of chamber concerts each week throughout the summer.

 

Lodging:

Beckwood Pond Vermont Inn Bed and Breakfast - The Inn is situated on fifteen beautiful acres, combining tiers of lush green lawns, stone walls, secluded areas and an apple orchard.

Hickory Ridge House Bed & Breakfast - On a quiet country road two miles from the village of Putney stands this gracious and inviting early 19th century home called Hickory Ridge House. Listed on the National Register of Historic places for its architectural merit, this lovely brick Federal country manor, built in 1808 by Theophilus and Annis Crawford, has become a favorite retreat for travelers and vacationers.

The Putney Inn - Our 25 overnight rooms, all with private bath, are located in an adjacent building. Offering you the privacy of separate entrances, our rooms echo the gracious warmth and charm of the main farmhouse.

Ranney-Crawford House Bed and Breakfast - An elegant Southern Vermont circa 1810 brick Federal manor house, surrounded by gardens and meadows, located on a scenic country road close to Putney village. Large airy bedrooms are furnished with antique and period furniture; some with spacious sitting areas and fireplaces. Air conditioning and private baths. Near Putney School, Landmark College, and Vermont Academy.

Room With A View - Located in a private glen on a (well-maintained) dirt road in the sweet New England community of Putney, Room With A View has the welcoming feel of a peaceful Vermont Cottage.

 

Restaurants:

The Putney Inn - Our commitment is to offer to you the freshest, least processed products available while helping to sustain community agriculture.

 

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