Text by Katie Wood
When it comes to a cottage stay in New England, charming bed-and-breakfasts are the way to go. Enjoy a one of a kind location as well as the travel insight and instant friendship of your local innkeeper. Such is the case at the Green River Bridge House in a picturesque village just outside the town of Brattleboro, Vermont.
The welcoming yellow house, built in 1830, finds its home in a dreamlike setting—nestled on a winding country road, with an iconic covered bridge and the babbling Green River nearby. Originally the Green River Post Office, the historic property found a new life and fresh energy when innkeeper Joan Seymour bought and restored the place 18 years ago. A true labor of love, the completed home is beautifully designed for a cozy getaway full of cottage style. Joan is host to guests from around the world—which means that sharing memorable tales and interesting stories together while enjoying her delicious homemade breakfast at the dining room’s Chippendale table overlooking the river simply cannot be missed.