Kevin and Sue Harter have held fast to a lifelong dream of owning and running an Inn in VT.  After many years searching and with their son Owen, away at college, they felt the time was right.  They were lucky enough to find the right fit in Rockwell’s Retreat.


Both Kevin and Sue have spent their careers working in the benefits and technology business, and now, Kevin has taken on the role of Innkeeper.

As your new owners, Kevin & Sue, are excited to meet new guests, build relationships and share the history of the inn and their home. 

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Kevin, known for his love of history, old homes, and, making a killer egg sandwich, is working hard to ensure all of the details of the inn come together – comfort, beauty, great food, and, great experiences.

Kevin, always at the ready with information about the best hiking or snowshoeing, can help guests chart out a day in nature, based on the guest’s level of adventure.

Things to know about Kevin: he's an outdoorsman at heart, loves a good Vermont craft brew, Norman Rockwell trivia expert, loves to cook & entertain.


Sue, although still working in her technology field, is helping ensure that guests will feel the magic of the location, just like they felt when they first walked into the Rockwell Studio and looked to the fields beyond.


Sue knows all of the interesting places to go in the towns around, from country stores to antique shops and favorite bookstores to the best place to get a great artisan drink.

Things to know about Sue: she's a dog-lover, could spend all day in a bookstore, traveling and experiencing local Vermont towns, a glass of Chardonnay, a Peloton ride is her best adventure, and sharing a great story.


Owen is away at college (Clarkson University) during the school year, but, loves to spend time exploring Vermont when he is on break from school.  He is an avid hiker, but loves biking, running, cross-country skiing, he does it all! Owen will have a list of great hikes and day trips to take when visiting the area. 

Also when Owen is home, he loves spending time with the pups of the Inn, Jiminy & Louie, and soon to be newest member of the Harter family, Rocky.