My husband and I needed an anniversary vacation so we left the wee one with grandma and drove across the beautiful New England countryside to a delightful little town called Wallingford. It is situated between Manchester, known for its excellent high end outlet shopping, and Rutland, where we had many tasty meals from various local restaurants. Rutland also houses plenty of big box retailers and a picturesque downtown area. We also managed to sneak in a quick overnight trip to Boston via the Rutland Airport - incredibly convenient.
The house was easy to find and is a stones throw from the town's main drag. Cute shops and a handful of restaurants dote along Main Street where we came upon an amazing local eatery called Sal's South. I enjoyed their mushroom parmigiana appetizer and cheese steak on more than one occasion!
The property itself is warm and inviting. Comfy and private bedrooms are housed on the second level along with a beautiful claw footed tub in the bathroom. Lots of fun product samples to try out as well as big soft towels.
The main floor has a wonderful library that boasts an amazing book collection. You would think that many great thoughts were pondered here by the energy of this room! The living room and dining room areas are well suited for entertaining or even just lounging around. The kitchen has an old country feel partnered with everything modern you would need to cook up a homemade supper.
Overall I was very happy and well rested after my stay here - probably the best sleep I have had in a long long time. I frankly spent most of my time lounging and just relaxing at home with trips out to either shop or eat. It was a home away from home. I will definitely be visiting again to check out the area come winter!