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Here you’ll find Tyler Place stories, updates, and memories.

Returning Staff for 2019

Returning Staff for 2019 Like many of our guests, we're lucky to have seasonal staff return year after year. For 2019 we have 115 seasonal staff members returning to their posts; some of your favorite counselors, housekeepers, Parent Helpers, dinning room servers, lifeguards, cooks, and water sports instructors are returning, and they can't wait to see you again. How many familiar faces will you recognize? Here's who is coming back: Patrick Alfrey-Cryan | Inn Director Sheneel Ark | Counselor John Assid | Night Auditor Keri Bechard | Assistant Meal Server Supervisor Naomi Benson | Inn Director [...]

April 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Staff|

The Duckman Triathlon

The Duckman Triathlon Our weekly Tyler Place Duckman Triathlon consists of a .33-mile swim (or kayak, for our non-swimmers) to Bandstand Island, an 8.8-mile bike through Vermont farmlands, and a 1.4-mile run through the resort. Guests of all ages dive into the lake in hopes of achieving Tyler Place honor & glory, earning a rubber duck keychain prize, and securing bragging rights for the remainder of the week. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate, and relay teams are encouraged! The race originated as a friendly competition between guest families during Cecile and George [...]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: photo update, Sports, Tyler Place Activities|

Birding with Bridget: Meet the Bird Diva

Birding with Bridget: Meet the Bird Diva Families who have visited The Tyler Place in the past few years have probably met our friend Bridget, who guides adult guests on birdwatching walks during their stay. Bridget, known as the Bird Diva on Vermont Public Radio and to her flock of fans and followers in Vermont, is excited to be back for 2019! We chatted with her about birdwatching, her Tyler Place bird walks, and what else she’s up to. Q: How long have you been leading Bird Walks at The Tyler Place? A: 2019 [...]

March 20th, 2019|Categories: Birdwatching, Friends of TP|

Winter at The Tyler Place

What Winter Looks Like We're in the thick of our winter season, and the snow & ice are piling up at the resort. The sparkly white backdrop makes The Tyler Place look a lot different than the summer lakeside cottage community you all recognize. Take a look at these summer and winter photo comparisons! Is this how you pictured The Tyler Place to look in the winter?

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, photo update, winter|Tags: , , |

What’s New for 2019?

What's New for 2019? Thanks to the detailed Questionnaires left by our guests at the end of their stays last summer, we had an exciting list of to-dos to make The Tyler Place even better before guests return. Here’s our annual A - Z list of projects, resort updates, and new purchases for 2019! We’re looking forward to welcoming both returning and new families to our summer oasis in Vermont. A is for Accommodation Updates – Over the winter all 72 accommodations get Maintenance and Housekeeping's scrutiny and upkeep: repairs, touchups, and fresh paint. Plus some have [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

White Pine

White Pine Cocktail Written by Claudia You have probably walked by one of our majestic white pine trees during the summer, or perhaps even stayed in Quail or Partridge, where the white pines tower over the cottages. Now loaded with heavy snow, this evergreen still stands out amongst all the other bare trees at The Tyler Place. The White Pine is the tree of peace of the Iroquois Nation and holds similar status in some of the Algonquin speaking tribes. It was also employed medicinally by several native North American Indian tribes who valued it especially [...]

January 21st, 2019|Categories: Claudia Updates, Friends of TP|Tags: , , , , , |

Maple Sugaring with Christopher McBride

Maple Sugaring with Christopher McBride Written by Claudia The 3rd Nor'easter in New England for this month and sugaring season is in full swing. What better way to spend the day than in a steamy hot sugarhouse like the McBride’s in Westford, Vermont, watching the sap boiling down to sweet maple syrup, nature’s delicious gift with all its nutritional benefits? Most of you know Christopher as our brilliant magician, and many of our guests have had a chance to visit his sugaring operation during the summer months. Often it is difficult to imagine what is really going on during the [...]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Claudia Updates, Friends of TP, stories|

What’s New for 2018?

What's New for 2018? We use the off-season to make sure the Tyler Place is in tip-top shape to welcome families & friends for the fun-packed summer months. Here's an A - Z list of updates, new purchases, and improvements we're working on for 2018. A is for Air Conditioning -- We have purchased new air conditioning units for the Dining Room, the Inn Lobby, as well as some of the cottages. B is for Bikes -- 30 new Sun bicycles for adults and teens have been added to the Tyler Place Bike Shed. C is for Cocktails -- Happy [...]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Shaker Garden & Vineyard

The Shaker Garden Shaker Garden is a compendium of recommended plants focusing on medicinal and culinary herbs, a tradition that dates back to 1774. Drawing upon Native American plant knowledge and keeping extensive medical records, the Shakers became self-sufficient in maintaining good health through the usage of herbs. Simple structures, raised beds, decorative elements, signage that explains usage of each herb from Aloe to Verbena, and an activity box that you can access during Family Time await you. So take a stroll among Nature’s Apothecary, expand your horticulture knowledge, or just relax under the Gingko tree. The Vineyard Welcome to [...]

September 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Opening 2017 Cocktail from Hector

This is a cocktail we did for our ‘Taste of Vermont’ week at the end of last season.  It has a nice blend of tart, sweet and spicy, and based on the response it got, we figured it would be a great one to add for this summer… Ingredients: 2 oz. Silver Tequila Maple Syrup San Pellegrino Sparkling Grapefruit Grapefruit Lime Spicy Peppers (Claudia grew some surprisingly spicy ones last summer.  Vermont and spicy peppers…who’da thought?)   Puree a spicy pepper with maple syrup and a squeeze of lime juice Fill tall glass with ice.  Add tequila and a tablespoon [...]

September 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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