See about bottling your guests frame of mind just before leaving the Inn because, when they return home, it all feels like it was just a fantastic dream.

Consider the pleasures of an English country-house hotel: quite good taste, congenial company, secluded setting, excellent kitchen, affable hosts. Now transfer the entire thing to the hills of Vermont and you have a vacation unique in those parts. Like a superb country-house hotel, the Windham Hill Inn is the kind of place you go when you want to retreat from the world.

If you are a dreamer as I am, and you dream of a perfect country inn, this is as close as you will come. At Windham Hill you are sitting on top of the world, and it is beautiful up here.

The entire time we were there, we never touched a door knob…