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Richmond Victorian Inn wins Yankee prize

RICHMOND-The Richmond Victorian Inn has been recognized as a 2011 "Editors' Choice" winner in Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England. The designation is awarded by Yankee's editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list.

The facility is owned by husband and wife innkeepers, Frank and Joyce Stewart.

A charming and inexpensive alternative to city lodgings or suburban chains, Richmond's cozy 1850s Queen Anne home is only a 12-mile interstate hop from Burlington, and just minutes away from attractions such as Ben & Jerry's, the Long Trail, and Waterbury Reservoir State Park.

"It's an honor to be included in this year's Editors' Choice list," said Frank Stewart. "We know that, as gas prices continue to rise this summer, folks still need to get away, and they will be looking for affordable places to go, within a reasonable amount of time and driving distance.

"Frank is a wonderful host and a terrific cook," said Joyce Stewart. "He's always telling stories or cracking jokes. It helps get the conversation going in the morning."

Frank is a native of Glasgow. Scotland, and came to the United State in 1986 from the United Kingdom, when he married Joyce, a native of Washington, D.C. The couple have lived in Vermont since February 2002.

The Stewarts said their Richmond Victorian Inn is now recommended on YankeeMagazine.com, a big boost to visibility and bookings.

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