Vermont has long been a home to and a place of inspiration for some of the world’s greatest creatives. We were recently reminded of this fact by developments in the village of Arlington, which enjoys an enviable location between Manchester and Bennington on historic route 7A. The same forces that led Norman Rockwell to the area in 1939 appear to be driving developments at the center of the town, just next door to a superb country Inn for sale: The Arlington Inn.
There are plans underway to convert a former Catholic Church and grounds in downtown Arlington into a destination concert hall. The project was born out of a partnership between a Vermont non profit and long term resident Roger Cooper, a former banker and now Broadway producer. The ultimate goal of the project is to strengthen and grow the local economy by establishing the concert hall as a focal point for the arts, recreation and education communities in southern Vermont. The Arlington Inn will likely see the most benefit from this venture, seeing that it is the premier source of lodging and dining in Arlington and is directly adjacent to the church and grounds. The announcement regarding the proposal came on the heels of another exciting development in the area, which has already had a positive impact on the business at the Inn.
Old Mill Road Recording, a state-of-the-art destination recording studio, was opened in East Arlington in 2018. The studio is housed in a historic mill building with river views. Its founders are world renowned engineers and producers with a long list of credits, including work with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Mary J. Blige, Yolanda Adams, Janet Jackson, and countless TONY® Award Winners. Arlington is, in no uncertain terms, heading toward a significant revival. (For those thinking of settling in our great state, Old Mill has produced a wonderful series of extended interviews with some of Vermont’s greatest creatives.)
The Arlington Inn is a village estate built in 1847 that was later turned into a summer hotel. Today, the Inn is comprised of four buildings and sits on four acres at the heart of the village. The Inn presents endless opportunities for new owners. We look forward to discussing those opportunities with you – call us at 802-257-2360 for details or to arrange a visit to the Inn.