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Before the Greens relocated to Bennington , they decided to get married at the inn before the transition of ownership had officially processed . “ We were planning to get married already , and we knew that we wouldn ’ t have time for the wedding after we bought the inn . We had a small wedding there , and it was a wonderful experience .”
After the Greens moved to Bennington , they redecorated the inn and enhanced its atmosphere through a series of small improvement projects . “ We didn ’ t knock down any walls , but we freshened up the décor throughout the inn and replaced all of the furniture . There were a lot of fun surprises along the way that we weren ’ t expecting . We pulled up the carpet in the patio dining room and found some gorgeous herringbone brick floors underneath . We also found beautiful original wood floors underneath the carpet in the main dining room . In some places , there were thick original moldings that we really loved , so we kept those . We added new molding in other places , put in heat pumps , and put in new roofs , but we didn ’ t do too much more in terms of construction . We wanted to preserve the original charm of the inn . When I redid the bathrooms , I kept many of the original antique pedestal sinks . The rooms are a nice mix of modern comfort and rustic nostalgia , which creates an inviting and relaxing mood for our guests .”
The Four Chimneys Inn houses eleven different guestrooms , each of which possesses its own special charm . On the first floor , a large , stately room with a king-sized bed and additional four-poster mahogany bed offers breathtaking outdoor views from its private glassed-in porch . The king-sized bed ’ s headboard is made out of a repurposed door from an old shed that once stood on the property . A second room on the first floor with large bay windows offers fantastic views of the sweeping front lawns and nearby Mount Anthony . The room also features a heated private glass porch , a plush and comfortable love seat , a gas fireplace , and a marble-topped vanity in the bathroom .
On the second floor , a spacious guestroom with hardwood floors overlooks the south lawn and a 150-year-old stone wall . The bathroom is outfitted with marble and tile floors , a large jetted tub and an enchanting chandelier . “ This room is a favorite of honeymooning couples ,” says Green . “ It has a very romantic ambience .” Down the hall , another inviting guestroom boasts a wood fireplace and newly-refurbished wood floors . The bathroom features white wainscoting , Ralph Lauren printed floral wallpaper and a marble two-person shower . Further up on the third floor , a room with European-style windows and sloping ceiling eaves overlooks the front lawns . This cozy and secluded room provides an intimate escape for visiting vacationers . The newly-tiled bathroom is enhanced by an antique pedestal sink , as well as delightful retro-chic wallpaper .
The Carriage House and Ice House each offer splendid accommodations . The Carriage House has a sunny and cozy feel , with framed floral artworks hung over the bed and a newly-renovated bathroom