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Deerfield Valley Inn Essay Contest




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Contest will award winning entrant ownership of The Deerfield Valley Inn, a 9 room country inn in the Mount Snow area of southern Vermont.

The owners of the Deerfield Valley Inn (DVI) have announced an essay contest to award ownership of the inn to the winning entrant. Entrants will submit an essay on the subject: “This is my dream: To own and operate a Vermont country inn”. Essays should be 250 words, or less, and may be submitted by mail or online, accompanied by an entry fee of $150. Contest rules and submission information are available online above.

Submission deadline is on or before November 20th, 2015.

After more than 17 years of ownership, the owners have decided to use the growing popularity of the “Essay Contest” to find the next owner of the DVI. Doreen Cooney, owner, observed: “While a great many people are interested in the B & B lifestyle, many have difficulty financing their dream. The essay contest allows dreamers to realize their dreams, and the winner of the contest would win the Inn for what amounts to the price of an overnight stay or dinner for two”.

The Deerfield Valley Inn is a beautiful 9 room country inn, with licensed restaurant, located 2 miles from Mount Snow Ski Resort in southern Vermont. The Inn was built in 1885 as a private residence and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has operated continuously as an inn for over 60 years, welcoming guests to the Mount Snow Valley, a four season resort area in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, midway between Bennington and Brattleboro.


Welcome to the Deerfield Valley Inn where we hope you enjoy our 9 individually decorated guest rooms, each with private bathroom and TV.  Our deluxe rooms are air conditioned in summer and have woodburning fireplaces in the colder months.

Located at Mount Snow in the southern tip of the Green Mountains, the Deerfield Valley Inn is at the center of the many exciting activities which Vermont offers all year long.

Downhill skiing in the wintertime is only minutes away at Mount Snow or Haystack. Stratton, Magic Mountain and Bromley are within 45 minutes. Cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, sleigh rides and ice-skating are a few of the many other activities available only minutes away.

Hiking, biking and mountain biking are popular activities in Mount Snow in the summer time. The Mount Snow Championship Country Club Golfing facilities are available to our guests.

Shops with antiques and handcrafted goods are in abundance throughout the area. In addition, art galleries, museums, and wineries offer many diversions as you relax away from your busy daily schedules, and many excellent restaurants located nearby offer both casual and fine dining.

So please enjoy visiting our web site, and, in the near future, we hope you will enjoy a stay with us at the Deerfield Valley Inn, in beautiful southern Vermont.

Your Innkeeper, Doreen Cooney