Here’s what the community had to say about it:
Tilly Close: I worked there as a waitress & Sunday bartender!
Natalie Wiles: Some great family stories about ordering stingers to go….
Christine Herrmann: Watched regattas sponsored by the Sherwood Inn. Ate dinner there. The porch/veranda is gone today.
Curdie Gardner: wow, some great memories were made here, but what is it now? I am fairly new to the area, just moved here 2 months ago, but have been coming here for 16 years, helping my aged parents. So I do know a little of the area, but just learning the history…and I am fascinated!
As you may or may not know the Sherwood Inn was once a private home and after the inn closed it became one again — the home is known as Rosslyn. Current owner George Davis also shared this advertisement on his blog Rosslyn Redux and shared where it was discovered:
Many thanks to David Brayden for discovering and sharing a 1949 Adirondack Guide that showcased Essex, NY alongside a vintage Sherwood Inn advertisement (above), the only Essex ad included in the book. […]
I’ve touched on Rosslyn’s lodging/dining past previously (see Sherwood Inn Remembered and Sherwood Inn Landing on Lake Champlain), but details continue to emerge. Like the initials and last name of the proprietor and manager, C. W. Sherwood and F. S. Sherwood. I’d love to learn more about the Sherwoods. So far, the trail is faint… (Source: “Vintage Sherwood Inn Advertisement“, Rosslyn Redux)
Do you have any other thoughts to share? Or memories of the Sherwood Inn? Please leave a comment below!
What does the Sherwood Inn advertisement say?
Here is the text from the advertisement just in case it’s not clear in the image:
Essex on Lake Champlain
Fronting Directly on Beautiful Lake Champlain the Inn — A Fine Example of Authentic Colonial — Commands Sweeping Views of Lake and Mountains.
- Attractive Accommodations
- Excellent Food
- Colonial Taproom
- Private Beach And Boat Dock
- Lawn Sports
- Golf Nearby
C. W. Sherwood, Prop.
F. S. Sherwood, Mgr.
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