The Red Chair Travels to Bisland House & Natchez
The Red Chair Makes Coast to Coast Journey
Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon.
Throughout 2012 and early 2013, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of New England to the other. Starting in Cape Cod, the Red Chair journeyed throughout the six New England states on a nine month tour. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on www.RedChairTravels.com where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands. Throughout 2013 and early 2014 photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to nearly twenty states will be added to the website as they are captured.
It all started in winter 2012 with a single image. Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with “likes”. The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Woods Hole Inn and took an amazing second photo of the chair on a local beach. This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring and then throughout the six New England states last fall and winter. As innkeepers all over New England were inspired by the chair, it has taken on a personality of its own.
“Now it’s time for the chair to branch out,” expressed Beth Colt. “Innkeepers across the country are clamoring to host the chair, so it’s time to send it coast-to-coast in every corner of America the Beautiful. There would be no Red Chair without the generosity of innkeepers and B&Bs. It’s a barn-raising of sorts; the sharing of a piece of Americana,” concluded Colt.
Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop throughout its journey. Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to Natchez and Bisland House onhttp://www.redchairtravels.com/blog.html. After visiting the Gulf Coast and New Orleans, the Red Chair will travel from Baton Rouge to Natchez then on to Vicksburg and Jackson. We look forward to showing off Natchez and our Southern Hospitality.
For a compilation of these blogs, visit http://www.redchairtravels.com/blog.html .
For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit http://www.redchairtravels.com/ and get ready to be inspired.
Bisland House hosted the Red Chair February 11-13, 2014
Bisland House was selected to host the Red Chair February 11-13, 2014. Natchez was one of only 5 stops in the entire state of Mississippi. The weather wasn't very cooperative the first two days but we made the most of it. By Thursday, the weather cleared up and the beautiful blue sky showed up over the Mississippi River bluffs. Everything was dripping from the freeze but we were still able to show off a few sites in Natchez.