Hobble Inn is the passion of Mary Skelton Altadonna. A Vermont native, Mary has spent her life caring for other people.
As a homemaker, wife, and mother she honed her ability to make others comfortable and welcome. Having grown up in Stowe, Vermont Mary is the person to guide you to the perfect dinner or the best nature trail of her home town. As an all around nice lady, she maintains a cheerful demeanor and a wicked ability to pun.
In 2010, Mary moved back into her childhood home in Stowe Village to care for her aging parents. When “The Folks,” Clem and Anne Curtis passed away two years later past the age of 100, Mary turned her attention to the house she had loved since childhood. She quickly brushed back the years and is now pleased to offer this gem, her home, to out-of-towners looking for a quiet New England vacation.
Mary, I heard your name and your voice on VPR this morning and was so happy to think of you. Dave and I still recount being welcomed to Village Green by your venison lasagna and peach pie! We are still there, though nearly everyone else has turned over. I hope that all is well with you and your family. If we are ever to stay in Stowe or send others there, now I know where we’ll go!
If you want to meet an exemplary American, Mary Skelton is certainly one. If you want an exemplary house for a stay, hers is it. We’ve been to hundreds of B&B homes, and hers tops the list, with all the fanciest mansions trailing far behind.
We had a lovely time at the Hobble Inn!! What a beautiful house, and Mary, you are a wonderful host. Really hope to come back again and stay longer!
Thank you so much for your hospitality to us. Your suggestions for sightseeing and eating and shopping were great. We loved the area and your brother’s art gallery. Thanks for including me in your living room. You made our stay so enjoyable and homey. We felt as if we were with relatives.
Thank you very much. Here, we thought to be at home. Wonderful.
Thank you for a wonderful four-day stay at the Hobble Inn. Your “Southern Hospitality” was great!! Have a blessed day.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful and comfortable home with us. Our visit was short but long enough to appreciate the beauty of Stowe.
Although a short stay in Stowe, your home and warm welcome during our tiring journey through New England. Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful Vermont hospitality. See you again, in 364 days!
Mary, you’re the perfect hostess/innkeeper. We enjoyed your warm hospitality, hearing about all the things we could do in and around Stowe, and knowing we were in your childhood home. We were so lucky to have sun, despite the poor weather forecast, so we could climb, bike, and enjoy Stowe. Hopefully, we can come back again to do the many things we missed.
Thank you so much for hosting! We enjoyed it much and wish you all the best.
Yves and I loved staying at your lovely home. Wonderful people, wonderful talk, wonderful memories to share. All our thanks.
A wedding brought us to Stowe, but it was Mary’s hospitality and kind soul that showed us what Vermont has to offer. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you, Mary, for opening your home up to us and for the restful place to lay our heads at night.
Mary is a hoot! We had a great time, and everything was perfect! Love the attention to detail!