Gables Inn, Stowe, Right on the Mountain Road

The Gables Inn & Restaurant, Stowe

Randy Stern and his wife Annette Monachelli purchased the Gables Inn from Sol and Lynn Baumrind through Gary Gosselin and the Hearthside Group in September 1999.  They carried on the fine tradition of comfortable rooms, hearty breakfasts, and Stowe Hospitality for many years.  When Annette passed away in 2013, Randy continued on until 2018 when the inn was sold. Gary assisted Randy during the sales process and our Group has been honored and delighted to play a small part in the history of the Inn. The Gables will always be known for the innkeeper’s love of the property,  their dedication to the hospitality business and serving all of their guests.

Stowe Sandwich Company

We are pleased to announce that the Stowe Sandwich Company has been sold.   Rosalind and Don Moffett purchased the business from Lorri and Alan Handwerger in August 2018.   The Stowe Sandwich Company is a 900 square foot retail sandwich/soup/salad shop with seating both inside and outside.   The shop introduces both locals and tourists to the rich assortment of handcrafted hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups and more.  Established in 2016, we wish the Moffett’s much success with their new enterprise!

Jackson House Inn, Woodstock

The Jackson House Inn has sold to James Steward of Blue Hill Properties.  This was a very special match made between buyer and sellers by Wendy Beach without the inn ever making its way to the real estate marketplace.  Brokerage is at times about strong relationships, and this transaction was a perfect example.  Kathy and Rick Terwelp, innkeepers for the past nine years at the Jackson House, built a stellar reputation and an outstanding business on the premise that perfection will bring guests back.  Their over the top curated breakfasts, sumptuous accommodations, personal attention to every detail, and spectacular landscaped grounds leave guests feeling pampered, as though they have been somewhere extraordinary.  For this they have received many accolades, a four diamond rating among them.  James Steward’s background in fine art will bring an element of design and programming to the inn  that will enhance and deepen the inn’s reputation.

The Mountain Meadows Lodge, Killington

After many years of raising a family and building an impressive wedding and retreat business at Mountain Meadows Lodge, Bill and Anne Mercier have sold their inn to Woodstock Hoteliers, Elinko, LLC who also own and operate the Inn on the River in Woodstock.  Elinko owns several resort properties worldwide, and Mountain Meadows is the latest addition to their holdings.  Mountain Meadows is a seventeen room inn that has catered to weddings, groups, and retreats at its spectacular location overlooking Kent Pond in Killington.  Wendy Beach represented Bill and Anne Mercier throughout this transition.

The Inn at Manchester and Celebration Barn

The Hearthside Group represented the new owners, the Maggiotto family, in purchasing the Inn from owner Frank Hanes on Wednesday, June 27th.  The Maggiottos, with strong ties to the Manchester community, are excited to continue building the legacy of this well-run, well-renowned family business.

Located in the heart of Manchester Village, the 22 room upscale Inn at Manchester is a Select Registry property, a member of DINE (Distinctive Inns of New England), and NEIRA, New England Inns and Resorts Association.

With the construction of the three year old Celebration Barn, the Inn at Manchester is a proud member of the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and hosts, weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and special events.  The Inn at Manchester has garnered many accolades including Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

Whether buying or selling, the Hearthside Group is proud to provide opportunities throughout your innkeeping life cycle.  For more information on how Hearthside can help you reach your innkeeping dreams, contact us at



The Middlebury Diner

A landmark eatery in the town of Middlebury, The Diner,  has been purchased by its neighbor, the Town Hall Theater.  The Non-profit has some exciting plans for expansion that will evolve over time as the Theater completes a significant capital campaign.  The Theater purchased the Diner from owners Caetlin Harwood and Carl Roesch.  Many in town were sad to see this historic restaurant close its doors, but there is no doubt that the Theater will make great use of the space!  Wendy Beach represented Carl and Caetlin in the sale of their property.

Harmony Mountain Abode

Congratulations to Michelle Palys who in December ’17 purchased this  charming farmhouse  which was built over 100 years ago and had been catering to visitors to the White Mountains for over 50 years.  The previous owner’s,  Shehong Chen and Wei Zhou  purchased the inn in 2007 and did a wonderful job of maintaining the property.

The Abode has 5 bedrooms and 2 suites, all with their own bath.  There is loads  of common space in the house with a dining room, two living rooms  that offer  privacy and a quiet place to chat or read.  A front porch also offers space to enjoy the views to the White Mountains.

The property is situated on 5 acres of  land, with direct access to the snowmobile trails that are so popular in this part of New Hampshire.  It is is centrally located with skiing at Cannon Mountain (about 12 miles away) or Bretton Woods (about 5 miles away). Hiking, foliage viewing, fishing and exploring are all close by and convenient to the inn.

We are so looking forward to see the great things Michelle has in store for this property, bringing White Mountain Hospitality to a new level !