The Road Not Taken
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that made all the difference.”
Robert Frost (1874–1963).
Mountain Interval. 1920.
Do you every wonder where poets receive their inspiration? When staying at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity to visit The Frost Place and experience how Frost lived and was moved by his surroundings. Robert Lee Frost, an American poet, owned the house where The Frost Place Museum is located. Frost is highly regarded for his realistic portrayals of rural life and his take on American everyday dialog. Repeatedly employing settings from rural life in New England, Robert used his work to express his outlook on society. Here are 5 reasons to visit The Frost Place!
1. The Location
The Frost Place is a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books. Built in the 1860’s this house is well preserved by the families that lived in it until the mid 1970’s. It is nestled on a quiet country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains.
At The Frost Place you will not find fancy multi-media displays or cafés, but a glimpse and a sense of the place where a young poet could concentrate. Robert Frost’s four children could range through the woods and orchards and discover the world without have all the media and radio. Today, The Frost Place can still offer such pleasures. The porch, which inspired Frost, has a view that is stunning and open to the public year round. Come and see how Robert found he’s inspiration from the things that surrounded him!
2. The History
The farmhouse where poet, Robert Frost, resided and accomplished much of his work does not look like much but inside holds the original furniture and belongings of the young poet. Visitors get to experience life as a Frost whiling wandering about the modest home.
3. The Inspiration
There is something about standing in a place where a great poet once stood. You view things in a different light and imagine what the person was pondering. Step back in time to when life was simple and enjoy being inspired by the place and people.
Visiting The Frost Place Museum gives you a brief background on the poet and allows you to ask the staff questions about Mr. Frost and his family. Sit and watch the short informative video, which is shown in the barn, about Robert and his works. Also, the barn is home to poetry readings. Each year a poet, who is at the same point of their career as Frost was in 1915, is given the honor of living in the house for the summer to pursue their work. For information about news and events, click here!
5. The Poetry Trail
Enjoy this short trail around the property and view the plaques of Frost’s poems staggered throughout the walk. The nice weather and beautiful scenery allows visitors to truly enjoy the pleasant weather of New England.
When you’re making plans to tour The Frost Place, don’t forget to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our cozy guest rooms feature traditional country decor with all the modern conveniences travelers have come to expect. And each stay includes our delicious breakfast each morning so your days will start off right. Book your room today, to ensure that you have a place to unwind and rest!
Photo courtesy Pablo Sanchez.