Making its way across America is the Red Chair. If you haven’t heard of it, maybe you have seen the image that sparked it all and made it famous. A simple, red chair sitting on a pond on a cold winter day in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is all it took to start a movement across the United States visiting some famous and not so famous landmarks along the way.
Beth Colt is the inspiration behind the traveling Red Chair. An Innkeeper in Cape Cod, Beth had picked up the red chair at the local Swap Shop down the road one evening with her husband, thinking they would be a perfect addition to their deck. The picture of the Red Chair sitting on a frozen pond in Woods Hole was taken as an afterthought after a day of skating with her family. The photo was actually taken with her iPhone.
After posting it on her Facebook page, the response from people everywhere was instantaneous. The photo caught the eye of a California photographer inspiring her to come and visit Woods Hole. After they met and asked if she could take the chair on her own photo shoot, she posted a photo of the Red Chair at Nobska Beach. The rest is history. The chair has been travelling since spring of 2012. It began its journey visiting Bed and Breakfast Inns across Cape Cod. The chair has been captured in photos surfing the waves off Nantucket to exploring the cranberry bogs in Chatham. This antique chair will be exploring all the beauty of the United States as it travels from coast to coast making connections with each person that sees it along the way.
From September 23rd through November 10th, the Red Chair will be visiting Bed and Breakfasts throughout Virginia. With all the spectacular things to do in Virginia, the chair is sure to be pictured visiting local wineries, enjoying the scenic views of parkways and maybe even taking a carriage ride tour. Innkeepers across Virginia are encouraging even non guests of their establishments to stop by and become a part of the Red Chair Travels. You too can follow the red chair at www.redchairtravels.com.
To see more about the Red Chair, visit the Facebook page under Red Chair Travels. This page already has 862 “likes” and over 129 people talking about it on Facebook. The photo section shows a variety of photos of the traveling Red Chair from its stop at Norm’s Soft Pretzels while visiting the B. F. Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast this past August to its stop at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA while visiting the Historic Smithton Inn. As it makes its way to the Pacific Ocean, this page will be updated with recaps of all the stops it makes along the way.
From October 21st through the 23rd, the Red Chair will be making a stop at the Hummingbird Inn. Known for their warm country hospitality, Innkeepers Patty and Dan Harrison encourage guests who are looking for a relaxing getaway to escape to their warm and cozy Inn. Offering five guest rooms and multiple common areas including a den, living room with fireplace, dining room and outdoor deck overlooking the trout stream, this is the ideal bed and breakfast spot to unwind and retreat from the routine of everyday life. Click here to check availability or make your room reservation.
Photo courtesy of www.redchairtravels.com