An Historic Inn: This well-preserved colonial–style home was built circa 1850s and sold in 1928 to Mrs. Margaret Holland. (Connarn). Margaret converted the home into an inn, naming it in honor of her grandparents who came to this country at the time the railway began service through Northfield. For decades, she served her guests bountiful New England meals and provided them a comfortable resting place along their journeys.
Some guests fondly remember Margaret’s famous maple cream caramel candies that she made by hand on the wood-fired cookstove, still on display in the dining room. We are grateful to Mrs. Connarn for preserving the charm of this old New England home with its spacious wrap-around porch and lovely glassed-in sun porch. We strive to continue her tradition of welcoming guests to the community of Northfield and the home of Norwich University.
Larry Babic and Patty Joslyn (and the short, kind dog, Charlie B) have made their way home.
Larry, born in Montpelier, Vermont, and Patty, raised in rural Massachusetts, share four wonderful, grown children, all born and raised here, in Central Vermont. Patty’s a writer, perpetual beginner knitter, dappling artist, and lover of life and stories. Larry’s a long-time builder honing his vision and craft as a woodturner and sourdough baker.
We are thrilled to be back among family and dear friends. Charlie B doesn’t say much; we will share that he’s a 17-pound wonder with wild hair (not fur) who promises to be hypo-allergic; we, of course, can only hope to follow suit!
We look forward to meeting you at 128 South Main Street: The Margaret Holland Inn.
Our hope is you find yourself in a place that feels like home.
If there is something that needs attention we want to know.