After 30 years of marriage and 25 years of living the corporate life, we finally made the leap to our 30 year dream of having our own business, specifically a B&B. For years we asked ourselves how to get off the fast track of corporate life and actually take time to enjoy each other and other people. I believe we have found the balance! Our two oldest children have married and are leading successful lives. Our youngest is midway through school at Norwich University in Northern Vermont. This allows us the opportunity to follow the dream operating our own Vermont bed and breakfast.In August of 2010, Penny and I recommitted our vows through a wedding ceremony on an island in Casco Bay off the coast of Portland Maine. We invited 50 friends, surprised Penny with a wedding dress, lobster bake and boat ride out to the island. We had a fantastic time, but most importantly we decided that life together was getting shorter and our time together is more important to us than the corporate life.
We love people, we love serving with a gracious servant's attitude, and we enjoy watching people in our inn smile at the simple pleasures we are able to bring to them.
After the days' 10 mile walk a very relaxing atmosphere awaits you at inn Victoria. Shower or bathe, put your feet up and prepare for a wonderful evening of food and drink to replenish. Many of our walking tour guests have enjoyed their short stay with us so much that they have returned for additional days.
Penny and Dan Cote
Owners of Inn Victoria, a Chester Vermont Bed and Breakfast