Dick Loudon, a New York writer of "How To" books, decides to put his knowledge to practical use by renovating and re-opening an authentic colonial inn in scenic Norwich, Vermont. Leaving city life behind, Dick and his somewhat skeptical wife, Joanna, arrived full of anticipation at their new home, the Stratford Inn.
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Series Fun Facts
- The role of Larry was written for Tracey Walter. He auditioned but William Sanderson was eventually cast.
- It was 'Bob Newhart' (q)'s idea to begin using film from Season 2 onward in order to give the show a more realistic look.
- Mary Frann (who played Joanna) visited several Vermont inns to do research and brought back the Pfaltzgraff dishes that are seen as props in the Stratford.