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Red Clover Inn & Restaurant Is A Spot Of Elegance in the Killington Valley

By Elisha Neubauer

The Tylers are no stranger to the hospitality industry. Their first property, Tyler Place Family Resort in Highgate, is a summer-season resort that has been operating for more than 80 years. Looking to complement their current holding, the Tyler family began to search for something that would have a different feel to it. Looking for something intimate, more like a four-season resort destination, they settled on Killington Valley as a location.

It wasn't long before the Red Clover Inn caught their eye.

Built in 1849, the building gave the Tyler family a blank canvas to erect their vision. They purchased and updated the building in 2009, offering the community the same warm hospitality, lighthearted atmosphere, and great cuisine that the family is known for, in an elegant, private and sophisticated four-season destination.

The Killington Valley presented a similar Vermont recreational vibrancy that the Tyler's love, in a new four-season setting, offering hiking, biking, paddling, and swimming to skiing and snowboarding.

The family wanted to keep the history of the property alive, so they translated that history into the décor of the building. It is decorated with farmhouse antiques such as pitchforks, hutches, original wood floors, and a massive wooden dining table discovered in a barn in Franklin County. Both the Carriage House and the main Inn building are decorated in a manner which enhances the stately farmhouse, revealing a glimpse into its past.

"Overstuffed couches, a wide fireplace in the dining area, in-room hearths and Jacuzzis, and naturally fragrant seasonal flowers and decorations all work in harmony to distinguish the inn," Vicky Tebbetts, Marketing for Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, said. "A mammoth apple tree, one of the state's oldest original Pippin varieties, is a sentinel in the back lawn, hosting weddings, romance, and families of deer under its spread."

The Inn is a perfect choice for anyone looking for romance, privacy, a home base for adventures, or a place to simply get away from it all while still feeling connected to technology and the comforts of home. While a great place to host weddings, gatherings, or any multitude of life's celebrations, the Inn offers romantic candlelit dinners, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a make-your-own fire pit for those looking to get a little more intimate.

"It's all capped off by artisan cocktails, laughter, and celebration of living and loving life in the present," Tebbetts said.

The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant recently released a summer menu of creative cocktails mixed with locally-distilled spirits, fresh fruit purees, and Vermont-made mixers, in addition to offering its usual monthly Wine Dinners, which feature a special one-night-only pairing menu. The restaurant's menu changes seasonally, allowing frequent guests to try something different each visit.

"The desserts are simple and elegant, a few cakes and always house-made truffles and sorbet," Tebbetts said. "Even the breakfast is amazing, with diner's choice of a creative pancake or waffle dish, or an omelet dish, served with pastries, toast, and homemade jam daily."

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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