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Our guests say so many neat things to us when they say their good-byes and leave... realizing that somehow we have accomplished our goals... given people a really good experience... a chance to kick back and enjoy being pampered a bit.

As great as those nice things are that they verbalize... it still truly amazes me that so many folks take the extra time to write nice things in our guest books.

Since we are in the hospitality business... these things  are often about our level of hospitality... the great breakfasts they get... the great conversations... and the laughs. Enjoy our 2012 guest book comments.


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  • Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We felt so at home and welcome. The breakfasts were AMAZING!

  • Thank you for all the hospitality, everything was great. I felt right at home. Thanks for the early morning conversations, coffee and great breakfast.I hope to return soon and definately be looking tobe a repeat stayer. I know it was early and I came home dirty. Thanks again for everything.

  • Thanks so much fpr the wonderful stay. Wish we could spend more time here, just reading and relaxing by the fire! I hope we'll have the opportunity to come again.

  • Lovely stay. We will be back for sure!

  • Couldn't have found a nicer place with nicer people! Thanks so much for a great stay.    P.S.: FYI, if you're stopping by the Rock Art Brewery in town, Phil loves "Ridgerunner"!

  • Thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful breakfast. We will recommend you to our freinds in Europe to stay here if they are travellling through this region. We wish you the very best.

  • Thank you for a wonderful cozy evening and fantasticbreakfast. It was very kind of you to invite our son to breakfast -we all lovd your cooking! It is a gret placd for our family to come together - we will come back if we are in town. Safe travels, Ellen!

  • My daughter and I had a wonderful stay for the last 2 nights - we enjoyed your tow, this inn, our room and the wonderful breakfasts. Our last night was watching the "Sound of Music" together. Thank you so much for everything.(and ellen - hope your trip to visit your daughter goes wonderfully)

  • The breakfasts were great - the room and our own bathroom were very nice & comfortable. The other guests were nice and both of you werebvery nice. Than you for the mint tea! We would certainly stay here again.

  • There are no words adequate to express the pleasure, joy, comfort and peace yhat I have experienced in my 5 day stay here in your beautiful home. I cannot thank you enough for  your welcome, hospitality, warmth and care during my stay. Breakfasts were great, room and bath could not have been nicer. Thank you also for your welcomingmy family. I'm so looking forward to mu upcoming visit in Sept. This is truly a home filled ith love. Thank you for sharing it with me and your other guests. Wishing you all the best ad God's blessings...

  • We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful B&B. You are both o welcoming and accomodating. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed great conversation. Thank you for making our first anniversary so specil. We look forward to future visists!

  • Thank you Ellen & Philip, for th wonderful house, beautiful gardens and delicious food. Village Victorian was perfect for our stay. We had a wonderful, relaxing few days. See you again!

  • Thanks. Beautiful house, delicious food and woderful people. Thanks for your hospitality.

  • You have a stunning home in a gorgeous landscape but what made the holiday special was your gracious hospitality... and Phil's crumb cake. We will surely encourage others to experience all of it!

  • Thank you for your hospitality - Phil's sense of humor - Ellen's lovely decor and introductions to the area. The breakfasts have been marvelous - we'll be back.

  • Thank you so much for such a lovely stay. Both the room and the house were very welcoming and relaxing. Breakfast was a very delcious spread and if you start a "sur-charge on enjoying things too much",  I'm sure you would find it lucrative!  All the best.

  • Thank you for everything and God Bless!

  • Thank you for your hospitality and taking us in at the last minute. We loved our stay.

  • This was so delightful to visit and stay in your inn. Thank you.

  • Your B&B outshines anyhotel we could have chosen for our stay. Where else would we have met 2 new friends and their family, enjoyd their home and gardens and had so many delicious breakfasts? Not only us but my family in the area will spread the word that this is the place to be! Thanks so much for you kindness and your dedication to your guests.

  • This was our first trip and stay in Vermont. We found the State as wonderful as we had hoped. But staying with you also showed us that the people of Vermont are just as wonderful. Your home became our home for our stay and the breakfasts were the perfect start to our days. Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality. It fixed Vermont into our future trips to enjoy even more.

  • We have appreciated a lot your hospitality. The clean room and the delicious breakfast. Thank you.

  • What a fantastic place, with fantastic folks. Thank you for your kindness.

  • Thank you so much for your hospitality and warmth during this stressing time. We certainly hope to return for more happy visits. Be assured that your Village Victorian will receive many recommendations from us - we've already startedspreading the word. Many, many thanks.

  • We have had a great weekend. Thanks for being wonderful hosts. We very much enjoyed relaxing in your home and on the porch. The brakfasts were the best way tomstart the day!  :) 

  • Delightful visit. Thanks sooooo much for your gracious hospitality. It is always such a pleasure to be here. Wishing you all the best in the years to come. Thanks again.

  • It is always a pleasure to visit, this time even more so, considering it was relaxing inside instead of working outside. I hope Ellen feels better. Seanna loved the bed and breakfast but of course the hospitality! She insists we never stay anywhere else unless it's the Suite upstairs.I'll see you soon. Thanks!

  • We enjoyed our stay so much in your friendly B&B. Great food and plesant times with other guests and you our hosts made this a memorable stay.

  • Beautiful house, accommodation, grounds, sumptuous breakfast! gracious hosts, friendly guests, quiet location, quaint, pleasant atmospshere, I could ramble on and on. Overall, a very positive, memorable experience. Being from Chicago, I don't frequent this area. If in the (unlikely) event we have  occasion to be, you'll find us here at the Vic. Thanx.

  • Thank you for the wonderful stay! Enjoyed every bit of it. We'll be back in the very near future.

  • Thank you for the restful stay. We really enjoyed your beautiful home and great breakfast. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Best wishes, always.

  • We have been so blessed by being here with you. What a wonderful ministry you have serving others, sharing the Lord's love and using your gift of hospitality. Thank you for being here for us to gleen from.

  • Ist entry for the New Year (we hope it is a great one!) You must not get a lot of kids like us staying up in Vermont! We truly appreciated all of your hospitality and kindness.  All of the homemade breakfasts were five-star and a great way to start the mornings. Additionally, the room accomodations were very comfortable and kept us warm in the brisk winter nights. We appreciatd the fire and warm "welcome backs". You made our short stay a pleasant one!  All the best for the New Year!

  • Perfect sleep, delicious breakfast, wonderful conversation - much thanks.

  • Thank you so much for the superb hospitality!! Perfect place for our ski-getaway. Loved all the little specialty breakfast items, things to look at around the house. We'll be back again, I hope!

  • Thank you so much, Ellen and Phil for your gracious hospitality, splendid cooking and magnificent home. The stay here was PERFECT! 

  • Philip - Thank you for the directions - right on target. Ellen - thank you for the breakfast. It was great. Love this charming place.Maybe I will come back with my husband - not my daughter. Hope to see you both again!!!

  • It is nice to see you again. Your records say it's been 11 years. Wow, time goes fast. We are always impressed with how nice you keep your home and B&B, and we enjoy being here. Best wishes in th future. Sorry we haven't met Ellen yet, maybe next time. Thanks.

  • Thank you for making our brief overnight stay so enjoyable. You held down the fort beautifully in Ellen's absence.... please tell her we gave you an "A+"  !  Your stories were  fascinating and I wish we had more time to listen. We'll definitely be back again and look forward to meeting Ellen. Thnks again for your warmth and genrous hospitality!

  • Thank you so much for your hospitality. Breakfast was great each day! We'll see you guys soon. Thank you!

  • We enjoyed our stay in your B & B. Breakfast was delicious each day! This was our first experience at a B&B and it was great! Thank you so much for your hospitality,

  • Thank you for providing this haven of peace and rest - my home away from home!

  • Thank you for a beautiful visit!

  • We love Vermont and you made our homecoming so special. We so much enjoyed your home, the wonderful breakfast and your company. We hope to see you again.

  • We really enjoyed our first stay in a B&B! Thank you for everything!

  • What a wonderful B&B and gracious hosts. Even with the yucky weather you really made our Stowe car show special!!! We hope to return soon.

  • So good to be here again with you both and your gracious hospitality. Locly to meet some of your family at The Birthday party. Hope to be back next June if not before.

  • This is a haven that I have greatly appreciated during a busy work week. I love everything about your home. Be sure I will bring  my hubby back to enjoy this little piece of heaven.

  • Mercie de votre hospitalite. Merveilleuse chambre. Bon de jeuner

  • Wonderful staying. Thanks for everything. Love it!

  • Beautiful house, comfy bed, delicious food (especially the bacon) and wonderful hospitlity. Thanks for everything.

  • What a wonderful trip down memory lane! We've made new connetions too., thanks tomyour welominghospitality,  traveling advice, good food and even the sweet little touches! Thanks for everything! We can't wait till next year! Keep your eyes peeled for the moose and jack-a-lopes for us... :)

  • Thank you for everything. wonderful breakfasts, lovely home, it felt like hoe...! All blessings to you both.

  • Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for a lovely stay in your most tasteful home.

  • Thank you for sharing your charming home with us. We enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts and the conversation with your other guests. How great it was to wake every morning to the smell of coffee brewing and bacon sizzling! Your hospitality was outstanding.

  • Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to stay here in the Primrose Room on suchshort notice. It meant a lot to me especially - I don't care for hotels and all the impersonal hustle that they are. A B&B is so much nicer and more personal. Paul and I will definitely be back - hopefu;y some time soon. The breakfast was delicious.

  • Words cannpt describe how staying at your Village Victorian Bed & Breakfast set the stage for a wonderful "Date Night" weekend getaway! Ellen you are so sweet and gentle. Philip charming! Breakfasts were awesome! Your house is beautiful and peaceful! We loved the visists with you and our "Bostonia" fellow guests! Stowe was fun - quaint shops. The dinner at Foxfire was exquisite as you said it would be. Look forward to returning to tour your gardens! Thank you for letting us invade what is also your home! May God bless you and keep you safe!

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful, restful stay at your lovely home! We enjoyed the Primrose Room, your amazing breakfasts, and great conversations with you. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality! We look forward to visiting again. We also enjoyed Ellens gift shop, it is lovely!

  • You both have made this time in my life very special. More than you can imagine. Your kindness and hospitality goes a long way. We will be back in the future. You can count on that. Again, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Dear God

    Our prayertoday is to thank you
    for our recent visit
    just as you are with your perfect plans
    it was exquisite

    From the room to the food to the garden smells so sweet
    our first B&B stay cannot be beat
    The couple you picked to manage this place
    reminds us again of your perfect grace

    Phil's cooking is yummy, Ellen's shop is outstanding
    the work they put in is certainly demanding
    but they do it all with their smiles and your love
    so we thank you again for your blessings from above.

  • We really enjoyed our second visit here at Village Victorian. Just like last year, it was a real pleasure to sit with you on the porch outside and talk with you about your very, very interesting experiences and journey with God. It was very inspiring snf again, a real pleasure. We needed to have that conversation. The Primrose Room was perfect again and thank you for accomodating us with a quiet breakfast on the porch. Will see you again! Thank you.

  • Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. Breakfast was quite satisfying - especially the french toast that I requested.. :).. We enjoyed Copley Golf Course, very scenic (but the grees were quite challenging)  Say "Hi" to Charley for us on Monday.. :) Thank you for  the dinner suggestion at the Bee's Knees - wonderful food, staff and music. We enjoyed sitting in the gazebo, just wish we had more time to enjoy all parts (sitting) of your exquisite gardens. Take csre and stay healthy. We may be back again!

  • We want to thank you again for another lovely stay. Wish it hadn't rained so much this time, but was still able to enjoy looking out the windows at all your beautiful flowers.  It is always so peaceful here. Like in the past, the breakfasts were delicious and superb!! Loved the conversations with you and the other guests. Hope to see you again.

  • Thank you - wonderful hospitality, beautiful room - we'll be back!

  • Happy birthday Ellen! We had a  wonderful tie -Thanks for the delicious breakfasts, Phil!

  • Enjoyed our time sitting in your lovely gazebo, admiring your gardens. Breakfast was great! Great waffles, Phil! Hope to be back again.

  • Thank you for your warm hospitality and delicious breakfast. Wow... the brumb cake!!!  And the weather was perfect - 50's in July is not heard of in Pa.

  • Although not far, you certainly made me feel at home while away from home (can be difficult for me) You are both kind hearted and your beautiful home a reflection of that. I promise I shall return strictly for enjoyment and not for an exam that follows. Thanks again.

  • Thank you very much forletting us stay in your wonderful home! Everything here is so beautiful and breathtaking. The room was perfect for the 3 of us and it s very clean. We hope to come again but next time not just passing thru... hoprfully our next visit will be longer.

  • Thank you for a wonderful, peaceful night - our first visit to Vermont was lovely! Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous and yourhome is charming. Thank you again.

  • Well, back to cereal tomorrow..:(  Loved my stay here. Thanks for making me feel so at home. I hope to be back!

  • Lovely hosts, breakfast & surroundings, Our stay was too short!

  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay... and introducing us to maple cream!

  • Thank you for a lovely peaceful night and a delicious breakfast.

  • Thanks for not changing - this is still a welcome respite from the world.

  • Ellen and Philip (which is "ellip" if you put them together)... :) Thank you forneverything - including the many lectures I received from Phil... :)  You made my stay enjoyable and memorable - even you, Phil. I wish you many, many blessings. I'll be in touch and give you a 'warning" on mynext visit.! :)

  • Thank you for the wonderful stay, although it was much too short. The breakfast was fantastic. May God bless you and your family.

  • Aahhh.... this was so nice. Thank you for a wonderful stay. You both are such nice hosts and took greatcare of us. Breakfasts were "super".. we hope to see you again soon.

  • Enjoyed our time staying with you, Ellen and Phil. Lovely, comfy bed and great pancakes! Thanks for filling our flask too!

  • Once again thanks for your hospitality and hepfulness! It was wonderful!

  • Thank you for sharing your home with us. We loved the breakfast and your gift shop. We enjoyed seeing your beautiful photo album.

  • Enjoyed the peace and beauty of this  charming place. For those of us who live near the city, this is the perfect get-a-way.

  • Thank you for the lovely week-end. My 1st time in this area... and I loved it.  Merci!

  • What a lovely place to come home to after a day of presenting on my feet. We will always remember this stay.




  • We had SNOW MUCH FUN at your B&B. I am so glad my friends in town showed me where to stay.

  • Our stay was like being home. Ellen and Phil are so nice and breakfast in the dining room set the day's pace - healthy & complete! We slept like a baby and can't say enough about the superior hospitality. Thank you Wolff family!

  • Thank you so much for the great stay. You have a beautiful home and the food was great. I'll send you some maple butter.

  • Thanks so much! We had a great stay and felt right at home. Breakfast was amazing!I wish we could've stayed longer! e will definitely be back!

  • Thank you for your warm hospitality and sustaining breakfast, perfect Vermont-style! Many thanks for  most enoyable stay at a B&B for the first time in America. God bless.

  • Thank you for the warm stay and the amazing breakfast! We're satisfied from the bottom of our hearts!!  When we take trips, we try to stay in B&B's. Your B&B is the best we've ever been in. We felt relaxed like at home. Thank you again. We'll come back!

  • Thank you so much for the warm welcome in your lovely home and the delicious breakfast in the morning. You have a lovely place here. God bless.

  • Would pay to stay here just for that incredible breakfast!!

  • Thank you for a very peaceful stay and a very wonderful breakfast! You did an amazing job on your own Phil while Ellen is away! We hope to stop in again.

  • This has been a wonderful experience in my first B&B and I am  grateful it was in your Victorian home. I wished I could of stayed longer. The next time I am in town, I will be sure to stop by for another night.

  • Wonderful stay! Thank you!

  • This is absolutely the best and most wonderful B&B we've ever stayed in!! No  doubt!!  We've never been so pampered! Look forward to another stay in the future! Friends always!

  • Thank you so very much for your hospitality and graciousness. Your breakfasts were delicious and your home is so comfortable. I especially loved looking out on your beautiful, well kept gardens. I have loved Vermont since visiting often in childhood and this "B&B" definitely has the atmosphere and flavor of this part of New England. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We hope your summer is delightful!

  • Thank you for opening your beautiful home. We enjoyed your hospitality and friendliness. Hopefully we will stay with you again in the future.

  • Your home is so lovely and your hospitlity wonderful! Thanks for the great food and a great stay.

  • What a pleasant surprise. We were just looking for a bed for a couple nights and wound up creating a wonderful memory. The gardens and house are so pleasant. But more enjoyable was the pleasure of meeting you  and learning your story. You are an inspiration. We're looking forward to our next stay.

  • So much to appreciate about your sweet B&B! - (great breakfasts! No... what's this? And we paid for it?..:)  Great hosts, accomodating so many indiosyncratic needs, A beautiful way to continue our love of Vermont.

  • Thank you for hosting us.  Your B&B allowed us to gte-a-way from the busy city. We are sorry we scared you with the VCR but we enjoyed your company! And the VCR works! Also, thanks for supporting VSC. The bed was amazing!! We (she) loved the maple cream. Thank you for everything

  • We so enjoyed our stay here. Comfortable, lovely gardens, wonderful food. We were looking for a nice, quiet place for our "girls night out" - this was perfect. Thanks so much for everything. (mom, 2 sisters, daughter)

  • Thanks for letting the fruit of the Spirit shine through your lives. May God continue to bless you. Psaml 46  (the daughter)

  • We enjoyed it all  - the clean and comfortable room, the sunny deck, the delicious breakfasts, the lovely gardens and the friendly and warm hospitality. We will remember our walks around the friendly community this winter, Thank you so very much. Best wishes for continued success and peaceful times at your cottage.

  • Another (4th?) lovely stay. We look forward to the next one!  

  • We feel as though we stepped into history when we came to your charming Victorian home. Loved being here and wish we could stay longer. Magnificent breakfast both in ambiance and taste!

  • Delightful hosts and charming accommmodations! We enjoyd our stay very much-

  • Thanks Ellen and Philip for a wonderful experience. Breakfast was wonderful. Let us know if you come to town.

  • Thank you. We had a lovely time. Great hosts and good company and lovely food.

  • Thanks! Next time we will come at the right evening! We loved to meet you. Lovely time!

  • I had  a very good time and I loved the wafflles! Thank you so much.

  • Sorry we could only stay 1 night but it was delightful. You are a great host and hostess. We love your place. You make us feel quite comfortable. Keep up the good (hard) work.

  • Thank you for a lovely stay in your charming hoe.

  • We are only here for one night and would love to stay more. You have a welcoming and comfortabe home. It will be easy to recommend this place to friends heading this way.

  • Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The Inn is wonderful, the food scrumptious, the gift shoppe delightful.

  • My thanks too for your warm hospitality. Your town is adorable aand your home is so pleasant and welcoming. And don't get me started on the breakfasts - Delicious  :)

  • Thank you so much for early morning coffee, tolerance of our young children and excellent breakfasts. You come recommended by our family here, for good reason, and will pass it on to others coming to Vt. Thank you again for a great stay.

  • Thank you for your hearty welcome and fantastic accommodation. This is our new escape place.

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay. Our boys loved the Aster Suite and enjoyed the many books and toys here. We read the "Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar" at least a dozen times and we were only here for one night! Huge = Awesome....I also really appreciate the last minute addition of my sister. Breakfast was fantastic - especially the fruitbread/cake.... and the room... excellent. All the best for the New Year!

  • Thanks for the great place to stay. Feels like we are staying in a Castle Tower with all the neat stuff... and above it all, your B&B is just right for our visits to the Stowe or Craftsbury areas - and it is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Stowe on this busy Feb weekend. Phil, maybe they will have a TV tuned to the Super Bowl at the hospital when you go visit your new twin grandchildren tomorrow. Thanks for everything.

  • For our first visit to Vermont, we  re so happy we found your little B&B! We have never experienced a vacation like this and you guys played such a big part in that. Breakfast was wonderful just as promised, and the Aster Suite was more beautiful, quaint, than we had expected. Smuggs was AMAZING! We liked it a lot more than Kilington. Maybe it was because of all those great waffles we ate this morning!? You guys are so great at what you are doing, welcoming people into your home and making them feel like royalty!  Thank you for everything and your fabulous hospitality. We will always remember Village Victorian B&B and our great adventures on the surrounding mountains.

  • Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. We are very glad to have finally met you both. You have been a great encouragement and blessing to my fther and his family, and now, too, to my new family. This room has been the perfect quiet place to start our marriage.It is a brilliant blessing. We hope to return and celebrate as many anniveraries a possible. Thanks and much love.

  • Our very first stay with you was fantastic! Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. Just what we needed. We hope to return many times as we visit our youngest as she enter JSC.  It was like home away from home. Thank you again.

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful hospitality in this place, beautiful, and comfortable place. We'll remember both of you, and every day we pass here!! Thank you for everything!! We see you soon!!            

  • Every visit is better than the last, How is that possible? Enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit. Thanks for everything.

  • THANK YOU!  ..and awesome jacuzzi... of course beautiful breakfast.  DELICIOUS!    We really apreciate your war, hospitality. Hope to come back again while we're in U.S. Thank you for everything. Everything. Most impressive was Philip saying "working with wife 24hrs is best time of my life" !!    

  • Thank you - we're glad we could stay here. You've made us feel welcome.

  • Very wonderful place you have. Sure wish we coulf of spent more time with you all. It was just like home, but better. Thanks for the great breakfast. Glad we got to spend our honeymoon here. Love always.

  • Thank you for an enjoyable stay, your helpful tips on getting around the area, a hearty breakfast and great hospitality. Nice meeting the guests from all over. The leaves were peak and we will have a lot of beautiful pictures to remind us of our time here.

  • Thanks so much for a lovely time at your wonderful home - breakfasts were fabulous! Time to go home and get back on the diet!! You made our first trip to Vermont a memorable one. Loved having the 3rd floor all to ourselves - great jacuzzi!!

  • Thank you for a lovely B&B experience. The room was comfortable, the breakfast delicious! and the conversation interesting.


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