Eating and Living Well at a B&B in Jamaica, VT
Nearly two centuries ago, this quaint mountain town was the site of a 19th-century doomsday cult—the Millerites—who described the Armageddon that never came as “The Great Disappointment.” Anchored these days by the Three Mountain Inn—a rustic, colonially decorated B&B—Jamaica is anything but a letdown (except perhaps for the odd beach bum, marooned and confused a world away from the Caribbean). Though the Inn is firmly rooted in old-world New England architecture, with floors that have just the right amount of slope to them, the accommodations are thoroughly modern. Rooms feature fireplaces, bathrooms with spa tubs, and (for a homespun touch) handcrafted teddy bears on the beds. The small staff is attentive to guest needs, and the owners, Ed and Jennifer, handle everything from check-in to cooking delicious multi-course breakfasts. The inn has a close relationship with local artists, and original artwork can be found in all the rooms and common areas. The $55 prix fixe, five-course dinner is delicious; the afternoon cheese and crackers in the common room is a nice, neighborly touch.