Johnny Seesaw's
Set At The Foot Of Bromley Mountain Resort Over Looking Manchester, Vermont

Our inn features:

Four Private Cottages, each with two bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, woodburning fireplace, refrigerator, microwave and TV/VCR.
Eighteen rooms or suites in the Inn
Legendary dining and fully licensed pub with extensive wine list
Red clay tennis court (summers)
Olympic sized pool ( in season)
Game room and Pool table
Couples, families, children, pets are all welcome at Seesaw's!

The Legend

Johnny Seesaw'sJohnny Seesaw's was built in 1920 by Russian logger, Ivan Sesow. Sesow called his enterprise "The Wonderview Log Pavilion" and began the legend with his wild Saturday night dances, homemade moonshine and rumored sin cabins out back. Throughout the roaring 20's, thanks to Prohibition, few lawmen and many loggers, "the Legend of Johnny Seesaw's" continued to grow. Around 1930, Sesow apparently bet the dance hall in one of his famous poker games, and lost. The buildings were sold and remained unused for some eight years.

In 1938 Bill and Mary Parrish bought the run-down property, constructed bunkrooms, installed plumbing, electricity, a kitchen and central furnace, and renamed one of the first ski lodges in the United States "Johnny Seesaw's." For the next four decades Johnny Seesaw's catered to thousands of skiers including a President of the United States, the first aviator to cross the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh, and a bevy of famous and infamous personalities. At the beginning of World War II the concept of army ski troops originated at Johnny Seesaw's and eventually became the 10th Mountain Division. For forty years, Seesaw's, a renowned Ivy League hangout, offered lodging by referral only. If you didn't know someone who had stayed here, you didn't stay here.

In 1980 the lodge was purchased by Gary Okun. Now open to almost everyone, Johnny Seesaw's still offers the ambiance and magic of a twenties roadhouse. Join us and become part of the Legend.

 

For reservation information please contact:
Johnny Seesaw's, A Country Inn
3574 Vermont Route 11
P.O. Box 68
Peru, Vermont 05152
802-824-5533 or 800-424-CSAW
email jseesaws@sover.net

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