Monday, November 12, 2012

The Red Chair Travels at the Rosewood Country Inn

I had a short trip up from the Colby Hill Inn on Friday and spent a beautiful fall day in Bradford. I stopped by to see the Bement Covered Bridge  

Then relaxed by the fire with a good book before calling it a night in one of the Rosewood's comfy suites. 

Today, I'm off to the Grafton Inn in Vermont. I'm looking forward to enjoying some of their cheddar cheese that I've heard to much about.'

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon!

Bradford, NH –Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&B throughout New England. It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and this week (Nov 10-12) the chair is making its way to Bradford, NH and the Rosewood Country Inn. Look for innkeepers, Lesley & Dick Marquis, shooting images of the Red Chair at Lake Sunapee as well as the Rosewood Country Inn.

Throughout the spring, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of Cape Cod to the other. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands. Throughout late summer and fall photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,Massachusetts and Connecticut will be added to the website as they are captured.

It all started last winter with a single image. Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with “likes”. The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Woods Hole Inn. Julie’s visit resulted in a beautiful photo of the chair on Nobska Beach now hanging at the Woods Hole Inn. Colt blogged about the chair and soon interested fans were asking for more. This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring. As innkeepers all over the Cape were inspired by the chair it has taken on a personality of its own.

Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop. Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to the Rosewood Country Inn on

For a compilation of these blogs, visit . For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit and get ready to be inspired. Stay updated at To learn more about the Rosewood Country Inn, visit or call 603-938-5253.

About About The Rosewood Country Inn

The Rosewood Country Inn is the ultimate New England inn providing truly elegant accommodations, luxurious touches, and more than the comforts of home. Set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region, the Rosewood Country Inn offers guests luxurious suites with antique beds, fine linens, and country air to lull them to sleep. The suites come with private baths, whirlpool tubs, and all suites have fireplaces. The owners have provided all of the special touches to make guests feel welcome including crème sherry in the room and a guest-accessible butler’s pantry on the second floor for special late-night snacks. The Inn’s sunlit porches, English gardens, and fine guest chambers reflect a gracious, romantic lifestyle. The Inn also features a large dining room which can seat up to 65 people and a full-service bar. For additional information on the Rosewood Country Inn visit