We are a group who take an annual horseback riding trip with Equitours (worldwide locations). We decided to stay at the Mad River Inn and test ride Karens Icelandic Horses with the possibility of going to Iceland. Most people reading this review are interested in the Inn, but I cannot stress enough that riding these sweet, user-friendly horses is an amazing experience. The fall foilage, the covered bridges and their unique movement was very special.....and we are not easily impressed! Back at the Inn, Luc is a wonderful, laid back and knowledgeable host who cooks a three course breakfast, different every day. Very tasty and tasteful. It was my first time at a B & B and I loved this experience. Luc & Karen's two little daughters were a joy... (Thanks Isabelle, for all the riding tips!!) Thanks to Karen's mom who provided hot cider, squash soup and corn chowder/sandwiches/cheese for lunch.......Thanks to Alice who taught me that my horses feet must say "Black'n Decker, Black'n Decker" to get the tolt - and they did! Cool!.... Some of us stayed on for the weekend (our ride was one week) and ate at the The Pitcher Inn (upscale), The Common Man (we did take out pizza, yummy... go early to put your name on the list for later seating) and Milford Inn (delicious & interesting menu). The shopping in the area is mostly art, antiques and ski/outdoor wear. We enjoyed the Warren Store across from The Pitcher Inn in Warren. The local goat cheese is also incredible. This was a fun, relaxing trip. We're already plotting how we can go back to Mad River Inn and ride the horses for a long weekend! The only thing to remember, which most people except me seemed to understand, is that you need your own transportation. You cannot walk to the Farm or the town, but you'll want to explore further anyway.
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