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

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, touch ups, and paintings, plus some have [...]

January 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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: , , , |

Hey, Parents! New & Favorite Adult Activities

Chad & his entertainment staff have been hard at work organizing all of your favorite activities for this summer. The tried and true favorites will still be there, like tackling the climbing wall, a bonfire under the stars, yoga with Lucie, and the beautiful summit and swim hike. Other favorites such as lawn games, the Duckman Triathalon, aqua aerobics with Patsy, and our canoe and kayaking trips will be available as well. So what will you try that's new this summer? For the evening events in our lounge and bar, you'll want to be sure to visit Hector and the [...]

September 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Returning Staff for 2017

Returning Staff for 2017 We are excited to announce our returning staff for summer of 2017, from counselors to cooks, housekeepers to lifeguards! We're delighted that our staff, like our guests, often return year after year, and they are a big part of what makes the Tyler Place so special. Equally as exciting are all of the new staff Tasney has hired this summer, hailing from countries like South Africa, Poland, and Australia, and as close to home as Swanton, VT. Any guesses as to how many total staff we employ? And how many names do you recognize?   Patrick [...]

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

New for 2017: Expanding our Gardens!

New for 2017: Expanding our Gardens! News from Claudia The layouts are in place, the materials have arrived, and the snow is melting. We are all set to go to put our plans into action for our new garden/farm area near the pony and goat pasture, meaning there will be 10,625 square feet of additional “Garden to You” space added to our current Children’s Garden, Shiitake Garden, and Vegetable Garden. This will include a beautiful T-shaped, cathedral design greenhouse for leisure activities and growing. Inside our new greenhouse will be a small garden library for additional resources and learning. [...]

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

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