In 1950, Andrie Rose converted her 1829-vintage village home into the Pleasant Street Lodge with 11 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It’s now the Andrie Rose Inn, with nine bedrooms and baths, where Michael and Irene Maston keep up the tradition of Vermont hospitality.
The Mastons are now in their 18th year here, following their restaurant/catering business in Western Massachusetts.
Chef Irene, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, describes her cuisine as contemporary farm-to-table. Organically-raised meats, cheeses and free-range eggs are locally sourced from surrounding producers, including the Rutland Farmers’ Market, which operates year-round.
Michael is a Vermont master gardener and raises cooking herbs, garlic, heirloom tomatoes and green beans, peppers, and squashes in the kitchen gardens, using composted eggshells and vegetable scraps.
Farm-to-table means green cuisine – “getting back to the way that everyone used to cook, you always bought locally what was in season,” says Irene. “Michael makes all our jams and jellies from our Concord grape arbor at home and apple butter from neighbors’ apple trees.”
Complementing the mouthwatering dining fare is Irene’s Cakes by Design and other luscious desserts whipped up by Irene.
In the heart of ski country, the inn offers ski & stay packages and a wedding package that includes custom menus, a rehearsal dinner and even an Elopement Package, complete with an officiating justice of the peace and a wedding cake.
The Andrie Rose Inn
13 Pleasant St., Ludlow, Vt.
Irene’s Cakes by Design