Rudyard Kipling Young Writers Award, Finalists Announced

We have finally come to the exciting conclusion of this writing challenge. There were over 55 student submissions representing the 4th – 6th grades at 5 area schools. One student in particular is worth noting as last year his submission was not selected, but he didn’t give up and this year is a different story; … >More

An easy snowshoe walk in the woods

For Valentines Day, my wife and I went snowshoeing on the Black Mtn trail, an easy outing on a well marked trail that leads to an old fire tower site from which you can see the Connecticut, New Hampshire, and surrounding hills. At sunset, it is breathtaking!

Kipling’s hidden retreat

Recently I was visiting with family that lived in the Kipling Carriage House in the 1950’s and learned that Kipling had several hidden retreats on the hillside above Naulakha. Apparently, he had two marble benches placed on the hillside where he could spend quite time musing & dreaming about the next story. The benches are … >More

Microwaves at long last

After receiving comments from many of our guests, we finally realized that microwaves are just too much a part of the convenience of daily lives so each of our historic homes now has one.  We hope this addition to the kitchen will give you more flexibility, more utility..

The Sugar House has a new Bed!

We have just removed the full bed and replaced it with a queen that is super comfortable. Tom added bedside tables so there is a new look!  We have been debating this change and finally accomplished this first one.  We are now making plans to improve both the upstairs corner bedroom in the Dutton Farm … >More

Wifi at the Sugar House

The trucks were there yesterday, the cables laid out, and there was a promise that the Sugar House would have service before next weekend! Many of you have asked and after patiently waiting our turn, it is finally here…. enjoy..

Naulakha gets a face-lift

As Kipling’s home is now 112 years old, it deserves care and attention to normal wear and tear.  Just his past week, we had the painters scrapping, cleaning and painting the north and south ends as well as the porte-cochère. The house looks great, ready for the next six years!  Come and have a look!

Press Release for Rudyard Kipling Young Writers Award

Here is the link to the press release describing the award ceremony and the challenge.  This news piece was released to many regional news media. http://www.reformer.com/education/ci_29987789/landmark-trust-recognizes-first-rudyard-kipling-award-winners  

Rudyard Kipling Young Writers Award

In early May, we launched this award as a way to promote The Landmark Trust USA’s 25th anniversary. We secured help from 3 teachers to frame the submissions, 5 judges to read & evaluate, and a venue in the main theater in the Latchis. The judges are all accomplished authors and teachers who divided the … >More

An inspired artist

One of the great privileges of inspecting houses is the chance to look at the log book and the notes or messages left behind. This morning I was out at Amos Brown House and found this fabulous pencilsketch of the lane in front of the house, stone walls, and hay fields. I also discovered recently … >More