THE INNKEEPERS

After raising our children in a wonderful community near Boston, the time came to follow our dream to live somewhere exquisitely beautiful and spend our time doing the things we love most: enjoying outdoor adventures, delicious food, warm companionship, and natural beauty.

We can't imagine a better way to do this than by running The Featherbed Inn, and sharing our dreams with visitors and like-minded adventurers in this remarkable Mad River Valley. 

Karen

Here’s what Mick has to say about Karen

Karen is witty and edgy, and she has boundless capacity to love everyone she meets. She is my partner-in-crime, joining me on adventures despite her fear that “we are probably going to die doing something we love.” She is, according to our now-grownup wiseass son, the second-funniest person in the family (he, according to himself, is first; I’m tied for last). She frequently bursts into song or fits of giggles. Her years of experience as a social worker, focused on grief and loss, hospice and palliative care, have shaped her into a person with whom encounter turns into a healing experience. She sees the world in superlatives — the best this or the most beautiful or delicious that or the nicest person she’s ever met. It’s a little annoying if you ask me, but endearing. I’m forever grateful that our paths crossed and that she is willing to carry on having adventures with me.

Mick

Here’s what Karen has to say about Mick

 

The first time I saw Mick, almost three decades ago, clad in a leather jacket and stepping off his motorcycle, I didn’t know what to make of him. But about 30 seconds into our first conversation, I realized that he is one of the kindest, most authentic people I had ever met. He is generous almost to a fault. He has a spirit of adventure, and he has never seen a “Trail Closed” sign that he didn’t step over. He would rather sleep in a tent than at a resort. Nothing makes him happier than being in the mountains, whether he’s hiking up or skiing down or just sitting on a perch soaking in the views. He makes the best chili I’ve ever tasted, and he is on a quest to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough bread. He adores kids, and he helped me raise two of the best in history (pardon my motherly bias). He has a way of making everyone feel at ease and at home. I’m pretty sure you’ll like him.