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A Bit of Everything | Life of an Innkeeper

man stands by shed at sterling ridge resort20 years ago…

When they became innkeepers, Sue & Scot became chefs, housekeepers, groundskeepers, builders and more! Scott’s first job was contractor/builder/carpenter with a brand new puppy shed for their pregnant golden retriever: Sienna. Sue became housekeeper and chef at the inn, her first recipe was granola that she still serves today to friends and family. Who knew then, that they would go on to build one of the best family-friendly resorts in Vermont? See how times have changed since the beginning.

Becoming Innkeepers was a journey, some of which they expected and some they did not. Finding out just how many things could break in one night, the way things seem to go wrong during the most important events, and the joys of couples returning year after year never ceased to amaze. the life of an innkeeper is one like very few others, but somehow includes so many of the same skills.

Finding themselves not just with the titles “innkeepers” but also chef, plumber, dog sitter, wedding planner, gardener, mechanic, and endless more was exhausting, but also so much more rewarding than they could have hoped. Cheers to Innkeepers, it’s difficult, but it’s amazing.

Sue’s Famous Granola Recipe

Mix Dry: 4 cups wheat germ, 1 pound rolled oats, 2 cups sliced almonds (or other nuts), 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix together: 2 cups honey, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 teaspoo0ns vanilla, 1 1/3 cup vegetable oil Place in large pan, tossing 1 or 2 times,  and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Eat, enjoy and think of Sterling Ridge!

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