A Word from Gail Kuster, Owner of the Roseledge Country Inn and Farm Shop
Hi, I'm Gail Kuster, and I founded Roseledge Country Inn and Farm Shop, in 1994. It all began with a picture in a real estate book I was browsing through one morning, while waiting for a friend to finish her shift as a waitress. Browsing really is not the right word, as I picked up the book and opened it right to the listing for Roseledge. It was then known as the John Meech House, one of the many historic homes in this small town close to the Rhode Island border. Built in 1720 and surrounded by a beautiful stone wall, the home is complete with tunnels that lead from the road under the house and out to another great stone wall in the back.
Likened to a diamond in the rough, I felt drawn to the homestead, and every page in the book turned in the right way, so to speak, until I was the fifth owner. One of my dreams was to have a home and surround it with beautiful gardens that people passing by could see. My then-present home was tucked in the back of 30 acres, so unless you came to visit, you would not know of my passion, nor of my desire to display my home. At the closing of the home, the lawyer asked what I was going to name the property. The past owners had called it Roseledge, since roses grew in the bounty and the property was built on a ledge.
I have been in the hospitality business for more than 20 years, and already I have enjoyed years of success and received high praise for my country bed and breakfast. Already, the Roseledge Country Inn and Farm Shop has been twice voted the Best Bed and Breakfast by BedandBreakfast.com and voted 2014 Best of New England, Best Garden Lovers Bed and Breakfast by Yankee Magazine™, won Trip Advisor's Greenleaders Award, and earned a Five-Star rating from Talk of the Town.