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Experience A Jane Austen Weekend – Visiting Netherfield

Was it a dream or did it really happen? I have this beautiful memory of arriving at a stately house and being shown to a large room with a comfy-looking wing chair next to the fireplace that looked perfect for getting lost in one of my favorite books. Looking out across a lawn surrounded by gardens and mountains beyond, I could see ladies and gentlemen playing croquet below. I say ladies and gentlemen because I saw long dresses and parasols and top hats, but as yet I had not been introduced.

That was properly remedied when we gathered to greet a horse-drawn carriage just returning from a drive around the village. They were none other than Mr. Collins, Anne Elliot, Lady Catherine, Fanny Dashwood, and Mr. Bingley. How odd that characters from different books should turn up together.

But now I remember, it wasn’t a dream. It was a Jane Austen weekend in character when the Governor’s House in Hyde Park, Vermont, becomes Netherfield Park and any of Austen’s characters are invited to stay and even talk with each other, though it was almost too exciting when Lady Catherine told Fanny Dashwood that her behavior toward her sisters-in-law was the outside of enough!

Meanwhile, we learned to cut a quill pen properly and some of us made turbans in the afternoon and wore them to the Regency dinner party with English country dancing. I hope there will be another such weekend soon. I won’t have to dream: I can return to Netherfield.

Plan a visit and keep the dream alive by contacting innkeeper Suzanne Boden at the Governor’s House in Hyde Park, Vermont at 1-802-888-6888 or visit the website https://onehundredmain.com.

Jane Austen Weekends are held throughout the year at The Governor’s House in Hyde Park. The English novelist Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Hampshire, England. Jane Austen died July 18, 1871, in Winchester, England at the age of 41. Jane Austen is buried at Winchester Cathedral. Her novels have inspired many films and thousands of writers and readers worldwide. Jane Austen is best known for the following novels; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan.
Do you enjoy afternoon tea? The Governor’s House serves fine teas in an elegant atmosphere at this Vermont Tea House.

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The Governor's House in Hyde Park, 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 | 802-888-6888 or Toll-Free 866-800-6888

Centerpiece of a quiet village, the completely restored historic mansion offers modern comfort with the gracious elegance of an earlier time. Period furnishings. Bedroom fireplaces. Mountain views. Jane Austen weekends. Afternoon tea. Small private events, and weddings. The perfect elopement package.
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