250 years ago, Colonel William Williams moved his family from Massachusetts to the still-new town of Marlboro Vermont and to the land that houses the Colonel Williams Inn today. The house and barn were constructed from trees felled on the property – which is kind of cool to think about. We have some trees that escaped and are now more than 300 years old. History vibrates through each foundation stone.
So – it’s pretty cool living in such an old structure. I thought that I’d give y’all a peek at (what some people think) is the creepiest part of the house: the basement. In the original section, the field stones – also probably from the property – were simply stacked one atop of the other:
We are working to make the basement a little more “hospitable” so that in the future we can give tours any guest who wants one. Just think about how much this basement has seen – it was built before the United States were united, and even before Vermont organized itself into the Republic of Vermont. More on that in another post!