Manhattanites Dick and Joanna Louden take the plunge and move to Vermont where they've bought the historic Stratford Inn. Dick is far keener than Joanna but she relents and they are soon renovating and getting to know their surroundings. They meet George the inn's handyman and Kirk Devane who runs the restaurant and gift shop next door. They also hire new maid, socialite Leslie Vanderkellen. The local ladies historical society is thrilled that the Revolutionary-era inn is to be re-opened and ask Dick, who is a writer by profession, to give a talk on the history of the inn and particularly on the winter of 1775 when many of their ancestors stayed there. Dick agrees but when his research shows that inn was used as a house of ill-repute during that winter, he's at something of a loss as to what to tell them.
Did You Know?
The only episode of the series where the kitten's meow on the MTM logo at the end of the show is the normal meow. See more
During the series, whenever anyone enters or leaves from the inside of the Stratford, they approach from or leave to the right (presumably to or from steps at the right end). However, from the outside shot in the opening credits, it's clear that the porch in that direction is closed off by a room. See more