Weston Playhouse

Cozy and private!

Just a few miles from Manchester town center. It is very easy to drive to and each room has an individual parking space right in front of it. I loved that each room felt like it’s own building. The rooms are spacious and each one is decorated differently. It was clean and we had all the amenities we needed. We had our own sliding door to the back lawn of the property and I’m sure it gets plenty of use in the summer. There really wasn’t much noise and we barely even knew other people were staying at the lodge until we saw them at breakfast. The pub and breakfast area are intimate and decorated with a variety of antiques. The breakfast portions are huge and they were able to make modifications to make our breakfast vegetarian. Would definitely come back and spend more than one night next time!


Vermont’s Oldest Professional Theatre

Vermont’s oldest professional theatre is a living testament to a community’s belief in the arts. In 1935, while the Great Depression was raging, Weston-born architect Raymond Austin was putting the finishing touches on a playhouse that one Boston Globe critic would dub “the most beautiful theatre in New England.” A former church renovated for the town’s dramatic club, the Weston Playhouse quickly attracted the attention of director Harlan Grant, who produced the theatre’s first summer stock season in 1937, featuring a young actor named Lloyd Bridges.

Weston Playhouse

The company flourished under Grant and later producer Walter Boughton, giving a start to such talented artists as Emmy award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd and Tony-winning designer John Lee Beatty. Musicals were added to the canon, then a late-night Cabaret and a restaurant. Its community’s devotion proved strong through three war-torn summers in the 1940’s, a 1962 fire that destroyed the original Greek revival building, and flooding which challenged its replacement a decade later.

In 1988 Producing Directors Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort, and Steve Stettler, concerned at the mounting cost of running a high quality professional operation, rededicated the theatre to its community and reorganized it as a non-profit Equity company. The Weston Playhouse is now an award-winning regional theatre nationally known for its multi-stage summer festival and its year-round Education and New Works Programs. Currently in the midst of a capital campaign to preserve the Walker farmstead in Weston as a year-round center for play development, its future seems brighter than ever.

At the end of the successful 75th anniversary season in 2011, Tropical Storm Irene brought flooding which devastated the lower level of the Playhouse. Thanks to the efforts of artists, staff, and friends from near and far, the WPTC rallied again to remount the final performances of its first world premiere musical, Saint-Ex, and to raise the funds to help restore the building. With flood repairs completed and upgrades made to all three of its stages, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company continues to extend its deep roots into the soil of a faithful Vermont community and its branches into the theatrical firmament.

Visit Weston Playhouse for information on their current season.

Our go to place ..

Whether its the whole family or a long weekend getaway .. We always feel relaxed when living and planning our next trip back. Chatting with new people and some people we have met before. Maybe a night cap or early dinner in the pub…. Great views all seasons. Great hosts Tim & Kerry!



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