What's In a Kiss?

Everything.

The Wilburton Inn celebrates love everyday. We offer a free night on Valentine's Day and a new anniversary special with complimentary champagne, chocolates, and room upgrade. More importantly, we're the only inn with a Museum and a Sculpture Trail that is dedicated to exploring the history of love.

Innkeeper, psychiatrist and curator, Dr. Albert Levis's Museum of the Creative Process explores artist Henry Gorski's phase of exuberant kisses. The Sculptural Trail in the History of Love retraces the shifting dynamics between the genders through Mexican, Greek, Indian, and Biblical cultures. The Pharos sculpture below depicts the power contrast between massive men and tiny women in Abrahamic religions.

This modern marble sculpture, The Kiss, and the red metal sculpture, Tilting at Windmills, conclude the exhibit by celebrating equality between the genders which is evidenced by their similar size. This is our idea of living happily ever after.

Click below to see a celebration of all the different kinds of love and kisses that we celebrate every day at the Wilburton Inn.

To you and all the ones you love, we wish you a very happy Valentine's Day.

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Birthdays at a Country Inn

Birthdays are big in our family and in our lives as innkeepers at the Wilburton Inn. As we sing in our theme song, our dad, Albert spontaneously bought the Wilburton for his 50th birthday. This June, Tajlei, the eldest of the four Levis siblings, turns 50. (Though fingers crossed she won't be buying another inn!) Albert turns 80 in July, and Columbus Day marks our 30th anniversary of owning and running the Wilburton Inn. Here's Dr. Max Levis celebrating his 1st birthday as a junior. innkeeper.

My birthday is tomorrow. It's a small one: 47. 45 was the biggie. That marked my divorce, our mom's passing, my career change from NYC rock star to five year-olds to my commuting life as a Vermont family innkeeper. Best of all, 45 was the year I got my first dog - my beloved Jetson.

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I spontaneously decided that the best birthday present I could give myself would be to invite our guests to join us this weekend and give a room for their friends for free.

See my favorite part of innkeeping isn't always having a reason to shop for throw pillows and decor. It's meeting the endless flow of people who arrive as strangers and depart as friends. Many even become an extension of our family as they come back not only through the years, but through the decades. Best of all, they returns as their family's grow. And speaking of birthdays -- beautiful Naomi Dove who was born this week to our Wilburton alumni bride and groom, Sara and Justin Zaslow!

Here I am celebrating my 18th birthday at the Wilburton Inn. Dad's hair is now silver. His glasses are gone, but I wore those gloves at our Murder Mystery weekend this Fall. (It's good that some things stay the same.)

A birthday is just another number, just another day. Tomorrow I'm having a small gathering with fellow NYC/Vermont transplants and you can be sure there will be singing around the piano. I am also getting a massage with Carlos, our Argentinean masseur in our very own spa. (Now THAT's a perk of running an inn!

But every day truly feels like a birthday when you're an innkeeper. There's always a celebration - an anniversary, a wedding. Here's our birthday girl Lea who turned 90 during her family reunion at the inn this summer!

I am very grateful to spend my birthday with my dad, my family, my dog, our staff, our guests our friends (and a bottle of Clairol.)

Happy birthday to you all!

Melissa
Levis Family Innkeeper