I stayed at the Inn at Water’s Edge last week while skiing at Okemo. It was my first time at the mountain and the Inn and I made the decision about the Inn through the Internet and the reviews on this site. I was delighted with the decision. To begin, the Inn presents a very attractive and welcoming image as you approach it in the little village of Plymouth on the outskirts of Ludlow. The parking was ample and convenient; the building was obviously well maintained and positioned on a small adjoining lake and Bruce welcomed me warmly. He greeted me by name, and although I was quite early and stopping just to acquaint myself with the location, he urged me to check in since the room was vacant and helped me place my luggage in the room. He gave me a detailed, unhurried tour of the facility and explained some of the background of the property. The property had been an old sheep farm and Bruce and Tina had purchased it some years ago initially only as a vacation home. In time, they moved to Vermont, converted the home and adjoining barn into the inn that it is today. The benefit of this process is that while the conversion maintained the charm of the Victorian sense of the property, it was designed with an inn in mind, so all facilities are current, in excellent repair and unlike many “charming” period inns, very spacious and creative. For example, contained in one of the public areas is a bar that Bruce and Tina imported from England. And while they incorporated many improvements, such as a paneled ceiling in one of the lounge areas that they added, the essence of the home and its details, such as the unique hardwood of the dining rooms, uncovered during the restoration, were retained. There are two small but adequate dining rooms where Tina, in her spotless and very professional kitchen presents a very delightful and surprisingly wide array of entrees each evening and serves ample breakfasts each morning. The meals were delicious, well-presented and good value. The individual room was ample, spotless, well equipped and comfortable; the gas logs were a bonus. Bruce and Tina are intelligent, engaging and highly professional innkeepers and show great pride in their operation. They were available while not intrusive and a pleasure to meet. Their description of the inn over the phone and on their web site was accurate and, especially important to me, well located for Okemo Ski Resort, whether entering the Jackson Gore (2 miles) or Okemo Main Entrance (approx 4 mi.) Finally, their inn is given an AAA rating of four diamonds and it is in the Select Registry of Distinguished Inns of North America. While I initially found these ratings to be of mild interest, it was only after questioning Bruce and Tina about the process that I learned how truly significant these distinctions are and that they have to earn them each year. In summary, I am delighted with the Inn at Water’s Edge and look forward to returning to it.