The Red Chair has arrived at the Manor On Golden Pond

The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon

Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&B throughout New England.  It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and soon the chair is making its way to Holderness and the Manor on Golden Pond.  Look for innkeepers shooting images of the Red Chair at the Manor on Golden Pond.  


Throughout the spring, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of Cape Cod to the other. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands.  Throughout late summer and fall photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut will be added to the website as they are captured.


It all started last winter 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. Julie’s visit resulted in a beautiful photo of the chair on Nobska Beach now hanging at the Woods Hole Inn.  Colt blogged about the chair and soon interested fans were asking for more.  This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring.  As innkeepers all over the Cape were inspired by the chair it has taken on a personality of its own. 


Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop. Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to the Manor on Golden Pond on


For a compilation of these blogs, visit For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit and get ready to be inspired. Stay updated at



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