Stewardship to Keep Vermont Green
At the Hermitage Inn, we believe the ultimate comfort is the result of responsibilities fulfilled. Thus, our green initiative.
To align our physical infrastructure with our mission of delighting each and every guest, we have renovated and added to the Inn in the most environmentally efficient ways. In doing so, we have significantly reduced our energy budget and carbon footprint.
Some of our most notable efforts include: certified green Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring (details below), thermo-insulated windows, Energy Star lighting and state-of-the-art solar-electric generation. In fact, our solar collectors will at times actually turn back the meter and contribute electricity to the local grid. This reduces reliance on carbon-based fuels not only at the Inn, but also in all of Southern Vermont.
About Carlisle Wide Plank Flooring
Carlisle is a family operation, started in the early 1960s by Dale Carlisle, who made floors by first making friends. Now run by Dale’s son Don, Carlisle remains that way today. Every Carlisle floor is custom, literally created one board at a time, tailored for each specific customer by skilled New England craftsmen.
As such, it is an authentic representation of an American folk art, a family heirloom to be treasured for generations.