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 !

Vergennes Laundry

The Vergennes Laundry Espresso bar and Bakery, a European style bakery and restaurant, has been sold.  Julianne and Didier Murat who transformed a local laundromat into an iconic downtown eatery sold their business to Chef Christian Kruse of Vergennes.  Kruse has years of experience in the culinary world and looks forward to putting his spin on the popular dining destination.

The Timberholm Inn B&B – A Stowe Inn Original !

Congratulations to Valerie and Michael Blanchard who in August of 2017 purchased the inn from Susan and Tom Barnes.  The Barnes ran the inn for 9 years and purchased the inn through the Hearthside Group.  The Barnes’s are pleased to pass on this wonderful inn to the Blanchard’s who we know will continue to improve the fine reputation of this property in the Stowe area.

This nine room bed and breakfast Stowe inn located on Cottage Club Road within the Town of Stowe, Vermont was built in 1949. The 2 story extended lodge style building is recognized by the Stowe Historical Society as one of Stowe’s very first ski lodges. It is located just off Route 108, one of the busiest tourist routes in the State of Vermont that leads directly to the resort facilities of Mount Mansfield in one direction and to the quaint Village of Stowe in the other. The location is going from great to amazing considering the Alchemist Brewery (Home of Heady Topper) is opening a visitor center in walking distance on the same street.

Sold! Arvads Grill in Waterbury Center

Arvads Grill, Waterbury, Vermont


Arvads Grill is a staple of downtown Waterbury, Vermont where Maryanne and Jeffrey Larkin  have satisfied locals and travelers for over twenty five years. In July of 2017, they were delighted to welcome Jason Palmer and David Hubbard as the new owners of the restaurant.  The Larkin’s are confident that Jason and David will continue the great reputation and history  of Arvads and take it to  greater heights  in the years to come !

Gracious Living at Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast , sold, Castleton, Vermont

The Applewood Manor B&B, Castleton

A wonderful family from Virginia bought the Applewood Manor B&B in Castleton with the intent of using it as their residence.  This beautiful and historic inn was run for eleven years with great success by Ralph Hirschorn and Nancy Cameron.  Guests loved the expansive grounds, the river frontage, pool, and the beautiful architectural details throughout the inn.  There are times when there is a crossover between the residential real estate marketplace and the hospitality real estate marketplace, and this is one of them.   Vermont has lost a wonderful inn but gained a beautiful new young family.