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Jen and Mitch share two passions; skiing and dog ownership. On previous trips to Killington, they were able to find lodging that would allow them to bring their 3 dogs.
Provided that they would not be left in the room unattended.

And of course, the 11:00 am checkout on Sunday meant that they would not have a full ski day.

When Mitch decided to sell his house in New Jersey, Jen's mother suggested that they open up a B&B that not only allows dogs, but provides daytime dog sitting.

As Mitch tells the story "since Jen's Mom suggested it, it had to be okay with Jen!".

At first, they managed to find a place that was right near Killington. They were ready to close, when their lawyer informed them that the area was not zoned for what they wanted to do.

As fate has it, they found another place in West Rutland. The advantage: Not only was it close to Killington, but for Killington depisers like myself, it was reasonably close to Okemo,and very close to Pico.

This past weekend, Mark decided that:

1. I needed a play date with my new Volants
2. Giselle needed some time in the snow.
3. He needed to 'warm up' for Utah.

So off we went. Our room was wonderful. They provided Giselle with a separate bed, that kind of looked like a child's bed. In the morning, she was able to run in the snow in an enclosed area. Except for a tiny yorkie, she was the only female dog. Being a greyhound, she was able to play Atalanta to a bunch of big horney male dogs.
They could not keep up with her.
Afterwards, off to doggie camp, where she had a roomy pen, and was able to "socialize" with the other doggies.

Breakfasts were awesome! Not only do Mitch and Jen run a great place, they are great cooks! When you return late in the afternoon, hot chcoclate, fruit and homemade cookies are waiting for you in the common room, as well as biscuits for your dog.
The dogs, BTW are allowed in the common room.
The side benefit to this wonderful place, is that it attracts a great group of people! The hosts are lovely, and their love of what they are doing is contagious!

The downside: we were enjoying each others company so much at breakfast, I thought that nobody would go skiing!

All in all, I give the Pawhouse Inn [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

[ January 20, 2003, 06:54 PM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]