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NEWS FROM and the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast

Contact: Mary Ann Mayer, 603-466-2669,

 The Red Chair


The Red Chair is travleing throughout New England


The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon

Shelburne, NH  – Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&B throughout New England.  It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and from August 30 until September 4, 2012 the chair is making its way to Shelburne and the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast.  Look for innkeeper Mary Ann Mayer shooting images of the Red Chair at the Old Man of the Valley, the Gorham Commons, the top of Mt. Washington as well as the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast.

Throughout the spring, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of Cape Cod to the other. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands.  Throughout late summer and fall photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut will be added to the website as they are captured.

It all started last winter with a single image.  Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with “likes”.  The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Woods Hole Inn. Julie’s visit resulted in a beautiful photo of the chair on Nobska Beach now hanging at the Woods Hole Inn.  Colt blogged about the chair and soon interested fans were asking for more.  This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring.  As innkeepers all over the Cape were inspired by the chair it has taken on a personality of its own.

Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop. Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast on or on our Facebook page: .

For a compilation of these blogs, visit . For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit and get ready to be inspired. Stay updated at  To learn more about the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast visit or call 603-466-2669.

About the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast:

Surrounded by the White Mountains, the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast sits on 5.5 acres located in the Mount Washington Valley and Androscoggin River Valley.  The Bed and Breakfast is a Federal style farmhouse built in 1853 and sits on a hill overlooking Reflection Pond and the Androscoggin River.  The Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast offers 7 uniquely decorated guest rooms, all with private baths,  and 2 with whirlpool tubs.   Our rates include a hearty hot breakfast and afternoon home baked goodies.  Come be Pampered at the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast in Shelburne, New Hampshire!

Contact: Mary Ann Mayer, Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast

421 State Route 2, Shelburne, NH 03581

603-466-2669/ 1-877-466-2399


About quiltinginnkeeper

I've been an Innkeeper since 1999 and a quilter since 2000 when I picked up a McCall's Easy Quilts magazine in the supermarket my first January as an innkeeper (it was cold, quiet, and I thought - well, it's easy!). I have the best job in the world, hosting people from far and near. I love to bake, cook, and do a variety of crafts. I was a Social Worker on Long Island before moving to New Hampshire to start my new life as an Innkeeper. I love living in New Hampshire and being an Innkeeper
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