Our Guest Book

Have you stayed with us recently? Did you enjoy yourself while you were with us? Anything we can do to improve your future experiences with us? Please feel free to leave a comment by clicking here: Sign our Guest Book! (This will open a new window, you can close it when done).

When commenting, please also mention where you are from (City/State or Country) and when you stayed with us. We appreciate the time you take to fill this out and we hope to see you again soon! 

Below you will find archived comments from some of our guests who have stayed with us in the past. You very well may see your own notes from your previous visits...

"We just came back from a wonderful stay at the Pumpkin Patch B&B.  The hosts are so warm and welcoming - we really felt like guests in their home.  We stayed in the Edythe Room, which was really a suite.  The mattress was soft with such cozy bedding we didn't want to get up in the morning.  We also loved the private sitting room - it gave us a separate space to sit and hang out in.  Morning breakfast was delicious.  So much better than any hotel breakfast!!!"

Nili P. & Todd B.Arlington, MA
Visited 10/22/2022

"What an amazing place!  Debbie and Rich treated us like family, and we really felt at home.  The food was delicious and every detail was considered, right down to the whipped cream for my daughter's hot chocolate (they gave us a whole can!).  We were so sad to go, and wish that we could have spent much longer than a weekend there.  We didn't have enough time with their daughter, either.  We will DEFINITELY be back...can't wait!"

- AriStevenHolliston, MA
Visited 10/1/2022

"Splendid hospitality for our family on the Labor Day weekend!"

Marilyn & John Doty
Brutus, MI
Visited 9/5/2022

"Thank you for the warmth & hospitality."

J & NNewburyport, MA
Visited 8/28/2022

"Thank you for all your hospitality! Wishing you the best."

- Les & CorinneRhode Island
Visited 8/22/2022

"Thanks for another wonderful stay at your B&B! It's a delight to visit with you, and we're grateful for your warm hospitality."

- Rachel, Katie & Thom
RCMS & The Heiland Consort, VT
Visited 7/24/2022

"We had such a great stay! Thank you for your kindness & generosity. The thoughtful details really made us feel comfortable."

Jake & IveyHouston, TX
Visited 6/18/2022

"Thank you for the hospitality! We loved the décor & the beautiful screened porch. Deb made us the fluffiest omelets we've ever had! Such a warm & welcoming place. Thanks again :) "

- Tess & Jake(N/A)
Visited 6/2022

"Our first stay and it was lovely. Room was very comfortable and the hosts welcoming. All in all, a nice experience. Hope to see you again!"

Jen & JoeHudson Valley, NY
Visited 12/25/2021

"Thank you for your warm engaging welcome! Helpful in every way! We've been so comfortable that it's hard to leave - but we'll be back! Best to you for the Holidays and into the New Year!"

- George & AnnaBoston, MA
Visited 12/10/2021

"Our weekend was wonderful. Our room was so comfy. Breakfast was delicious. Your B&B is so inviting and felt like home. Thank you so much. We love the Pumpkin Patch!"

- Cathy & ArnoldRhode Island
Visited 10/17/2021

"As usual we had a great stay despite the weather. Your hospitality was spectacular! Hope to see you next year."

- Maureen & GeoffDumont, NJ
Visited 10/17/2021

"Wonderful place to call home for the evening. The beds were very comfortable... breakfast was better than we could've imagined. The welcome and the cookie we received when we first arrived reassured us that we had picked the right place to experience a real bed and breakfast. We wish you the best of luck in your future as a successful business!"

- John & Teresa AddyLexington, SC
Visited 10/10/2021

"My husband, two teenagers, and myself stayed at the Pumpkin Patch B and B for a night to attend a family wedding. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the owners, the property, or the food. Everything was absolutely amazing and beyond expectations. The owners couldn’t be more friendly or inviting. They felt like old friends. The room was spotless and well put together with so many extras. I only wish we were staying longer to enjoy the beautiful area. "

- The Matthews FamilyDracut, MA
Visited 6/26/2021

"A wonderful, peaceful and friendly destination. Great hosts! "

- Paul & JackieBoston, MA
Visited 11/6/2018

"We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay here! Our first floor room withour own bathroom was spacious and comfortable. Delightful in many ways. Such gracious hospitality and delicious food. We love Rochester, VT, and we love the Pumpkin Patch B&B! We'll be back. "

- Vivian & BobNew Jersey (But hope to move to Vermont soon!)
Visited 11/19/2016

"Thank you so much! B&B is beautiful and breakfast was wonderful!"

- Erin & BrianNew York, NY
Visited 11/19/2016

"Another great visit at the Pumpkin Patch. We love the cozy quiet suite upstairs for reading and relaxing. Breakfasts were delicious and sitting by the stone fireplace watching the birds outside a perfect way to start the day in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. Thanks, again, Debbie and Rich, for sharing your beautiful house and company."

- Billie Jo & Joel WalkerHighland Park, NJ
Visited 11/6/2016

"Our second visit at the Pumpkin Patch B&B was even more special than the first! Thanks Debbie and Rich for making everything so pleasant and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the conversations really enjoyable. We look forward to coming back!"

- Billie Jo & Joel WalkerHighland Park, NJ
Visited 10/31/2015

"Wonder place to stay and wonderful owners. Great breakfast. Would stay here again without question-in the center of Vermont activities year round."

Lee & JanetChicago, IL
Visited 6/23/2015

"We SO enjoyed your story book home. The breakfast was fantastic and room was very comfortable. A real treat for any weary traveler. We found it by chance but would come back in a heartbeat!"

- Tom & PamFlorida
Visited 6/20/2015

"Our stay at Pumpkin Patch B&B was surely the best in our New England autumn foliage trip. Debbie and Rich are great hosts. We felt very welcomed at their home and enjoyed every minute there. Rochester is nice small village in central Vermont, surrounded by beautiful hills. The Pumpkin Patch B&B adds much to it. Thank you!!"

- Liliana & Fabiano OliveiraJoinville, Brazil
Visited 10/8/2014

"Wonderful hospitality, THANK YOU!"

John, Sabine & Olivia Anderson Buske, VA
Visited 8/20/2014

"We just absolutely loved staying at the Pumpkin Patch B&B! You have made out trip a pleasure. from the warm environment you created to the delightful bed situation, this will go down in history as Shelby Thomas' favorite vacation ever! I will most definitely recommend the Pumpkin Patch B&B to anyone who will listen. Thank you for the incredible experience. You are all THE BOMB.COM! :) "

The Thomas'(N/A)
Visited 8/1/2014

"Thank you for the lovely night! We enjoyed playing the concert & being in your lovely home and town."

- Christina Jennings & Matt Dane Boulder, CO
Visited 7/28/2014

" It was such a pleasure to get to stay with you all here at the Pumpkin Patch B&B. We know you may hear this a lot but your pancakes are THE BEST we have ever had!!! It has been so great to get the opportunity to relax here and enjoy the wonderful berries you picked for us. Your hospitality is just as warm and beautiful as the luscious Vermont scenery that surrounds you. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay."

 Bill, Demetra, Simone & Semira Allen Chicago, IL
Visited 7/26/2014

"What a warm welcome and a delightful room! We have very much enjoyed our visit in your home, which has been creatively furnished, and filled with love! Your special touches, in food and décor, are much appreciated, and we hope to see you again."

- Betsy & Marty (N/A)
Visited 7/4/2014

"Rich and Debbie are a very kind host and hostess. They have a lively home and we had very nice conversations. Thanks a lot!"

- Carlos & RosaMadrid, Spain
Visited 10/20/2013

"Debbie, Rich and Karissa: Friendly, loving and wonderful, beautiful. What more can we say? Oh yes AWESOME food!. Thanks for your hospitality!"

- Linda & TeddySan Diego, CA
Visited 10/16/2013

"We really liked your quaint home. Love the whole fall décor. Very appropriate!!"

- Ninfa & Tony ByrneDublin, Ireland
Visited 10/12/2013

"This visit was so very restful. My husband felt so relaxed. a very home-like atmosphere. We slept well and breakfast was excellent as usual. Wish we could stay longer, but maybe next time. Thanks for a wonderful visit. Great food and enjoyable conversations. We will be back! Keep up the good work."

Wayne & Barbara Brimfield, MA
Visited 10/12/2013

"Dear Debbie, Rich and Karissa, kindness is a language in which the mute can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. You home is just like you - beautiful. We're sorry we din not get meet your daughter. Thanks!!!"

- Willie & Lois Davis Washington D.C.
Visited 10/11/2013

"Thank you! Thank you for an amazing little fall vacation that was so needed. Thank you for being so gracious and making us feel like we are home. Thank you for the wonderful food and conversation. It was such fun learning about this house and about how the three of you came here from New Jersey. And a bigger thank you for "The Nail Game" and the huge fight it caused - kidding, ha ha. I am so glad I spied this great little B & B on my way to Saranac Lake last summer, and that I'm obsessed with pumpkins :) . I just knew I would stay here one day. I'm so glad that I got to stay with the three of you. You have a lovely home and grounds. I wish we had more time to just relax for a day and read outside - maybe next time! I will be sending people your way. All the best!"

- Michelle & Mike  Portsmouth, NH & Shapleigh, ME
Visited 10/11/2013

"We are so glad we found this place! It was perfect for our little fall getaway. The suite was so comfortable, quiet and peaceful. It was just what we both needed. Our hosts and fellow guests were very friendly and laid-back. I love all the little details in here that make this feel like hone. Actually, it's like home, but with gourmet breakfasts, a magically made bed, and clean towels every day! Oh, and let's not forget the cookies! Rich and Debbie, you two have this inn-keeping business down pat! All the best to you and your family!"

- Sarah & Jay PopkoNorthhampton, MA
Visited 10/6/2013

"We were so lucky to drive up on a sunny fall day and stay in this perfect place. It seems that I've been imagining this forever, and it matches my dreams perfectly! To wake up to the sun on the orange leaves, a delicious breakfast and your friendly manner. Blessings on you and your family."

- Holly & Emile Trahen  (N/A)
Visited 10/3/2013

"Although it was a short stay in Rochester, we loved your B& B. The house is beautiful with great history. We really felt at home. Thank you."

- Bert & Jenny Hokke The Netherlands
Visited 9/25/2013

" Thank you for the lovely stay! Great views, wonderful breakfast, EXCELLENT beds! Thanks again for accommodating us in a pinch with our infant."

- T & T Schroeter Boston, MA
Visited 9/21/2013

"Nous avons passé trois jours superbes avec Debbie Rich et Karissa dans leur superbe maison. Nous avons apprécié leur gentillesse et leur disponibilité. Nous avons logé dans leur studio très bien équipe et surtout très propre. Que dire des petits déjeuners, tous les jours différent et raffine, et pris dans leur superbe cuisine. La situation de la maison thé pumpkin patch b&b est très bien située face au magnifique parc dans cette très belle ville de rochester. Ayant eu pendant le séjour un problème mécanique sur notre voiture Rich a été d'une efficacité remarquable et un dévouement qui a permis de solutionner notre problème. Nous garderons un très bon souvenir de cette étape dans le vermont . Nous retournerons les voir lors d'un prochain voyage.

We spent three wonderful days with Debbie, Rich and Karissa in their beautiful home. We appreciated their kindness and availability . We stayed in their studio  suite, which was  very nice and very clean. What can we say about breakfast? E very day was something different and  very refined , it w as a superb cuisine. The tea house in the Pumpkin Patch  B &  B was conveniently located opposite of a beautiful park in the beautiful town of Rochester. During our stay, we had a mechanical problem with our car. Rich was remarkably efficient and dedicated in helping us solve our problem. We have very fond memories of this stop in Vermont . We hope to return see you again  during a future trip."

 Angel & Véronique Perez  Paris, France
Visited 9/8/2013

"We enjoyed our stay at the "Pumpkin Patch"! What a nice place! We appreciate your taking care of the "Baker Boys" as they are close to the finish of their Northern Tier Bike Ride."

- Grace & Bob Baker, Ray & Melinda BakerMonument, CO & North Carolina
Visited 9/1/2013

"Rich and Deb, thank you for sharing your wonderful home and and fully stuffing us before we pedaled away. This has been a wonderful stop on our Seattle to Maine journey!"

Jerry & LoaiVirginia Beach, VA
Visited 8/31/2013

"Thanks for everything. Such a nice escape from camping while on my bike trip!"

- Rob Smith   Denver, CO
Visited 8/31/2013

"Thanks for the hospitality! This is a wonderful place. We all enjoyed it."

- Greg & DanaGrapevine, TX
Visited 8/31/2013

"What a beautiful house / B & B! It feels like home - so cozy and sweet. Thank you for being so flexible and welcoming."

-  Martina & Clayton, Pan & Narumi   Granville, CT
Visited 8/31/2013

"This is a great place to rest your weary legs after a tough bike bide. Thanks for your hospitality! Good luck."

- Travis C. Virginia Beach, VA
Visited 8/29/2013

"Thanks for making us feel so welcome. The home is beautifully renovated and lovingly decorated. It is so peaceful here. We enjoyed visiting with you and the history/stories we fun. Thanks again. This is a great place to land after bicycling over the GAP!"

- Linda & RoxyFairbanks, AK 
Visited 8/27/2013

"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and food!"

- The Sandstroms(N/A)
Visited 8/22/2013

"You have served our needs well. Thank you for making our first night in Vermont so special. After a hard day on bikes, it's so nice to have a Pumpkin Patch waiting for us!"

- Maro & Karen Jepsen West Des Moines, IA 
Visited 8/21/2013

"Thank you for such a great place to stay. Your family is so warm and welcoming. We enjoyed the fantastic breakfast and look forward to returning."

- Matt & Jenna Burrilliville, RI
Visited 8/11/2013

"Thank you AGAIN for a lovely stay! We're glad we got to meet Ricky and Annie! See you next year!"

- Theo Grady & Dorothy Blake Massachusetts 
Visited 8/8/2013

"Thank you Deb, Rich and Karissa for an extraordinary stay in your warm welcoming home. It felt like we were home for the weekend on a Wednesday! We loved all the settings around the home that we got to enjoy: the screened-in porch, the sitting area, and the fireplace. You definitely made us feel welcomed. This home, in this town, in this narrow green valley will leave a lasting imprint in my memory of my bicycle tour around the Northern Tier of the US - Seattle Washington to Bar Harbor, Maine. Thank you for making this journey so special.

P.S. Lived all those wonderful pumpkins everywhere - bought the pumpkin lamp in the porch, worth every penny. Just finished our amazing breakfast - loved the food and the fascinating stories. have a good life Deb, Rich and Karissa. <3"

-  Sherry & Steve MahiluAlbuquerque, NM
Visited 8/8/2013

"Thank you so much for the great hospitality. Your kindness is appreciated."

- Paul CrissLoomis, CA 
Visited 8/8/2013

" Debbie and Rich, I am grateful for the good night's rest at your beautiful inn. I really appreciate your kindness and hospitality."

- Mike Carver Stoughton,WI
Visited 7/28/2013

"Your easygoing hospitality, comfortable and beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast, the other friendly guests and Karissa's warmth and lovely demeanor all contributed to a delightful stay on our first night in Vermont this summer. Thank you!"

- Christine Hatgu & Jack AmariglioWorchester, MA 
Visited 7/28/2013

"Thank you for making our vacation so special. We enjoyed everything about our stay with you! And thank you Karissa for the special loving!"

- Therese & Bill Kingman New Orleans, LA
Visited 7/27/2013

"To our hosts Rich & Debbie, thank you for saving our trip! I think it will be a long time before we forget being stranded in the rain in Bethel, with Peter's knees hurt! So from the bottom of our hearts and knees, thank you so much for the warm hospitality!"

John & PeterSouth Africa & Budapest, Hungary 
Visited 7/2/2013

"Thank you very much for such a wonderful visit, this place is awesome - also, your family is awesome."

- Edith Pinson, Ed Pinson & Sylvia TuckerCumming, GA, Clover, SC & Sugar Hill, GA
Visited 6/23/2013

"Thank you both for a wonderful weekend. Our family loves coming to the Pumpkin Patch. Our room above the barn is perfect. Coming back in the evening to find cookies and tea - A perfect way to end a wonderful day. Debbie, your pancakes are the best I've ever had! Can't wait to come and see you all again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving."

The Durants(N/A) 
Visited 11/15/2011

"Cute and cozy describes this B&B from top to bottom. The rooms all have their own bathrooms and are decorated in pumpkins and historical furniture. There's a lot of history with this house and the owners have done their research to be able to tell you about it. The owners are really friendly and will make you feel at home. They go the extra mile for their guests, making cookies fresh for tea and quick breads for breakfast daily. I love the tea station in the kitchen next to the wood-burning cast iron cooking (and heating) stove. Be ready to eat a hearty breakfast- you'll need it for all the hiking / skiing / leaf-peeping the Central Green Mountains has to offer. I should also mention that the Pumpkin Patch B&B is a great value."

- Birdwatcher5Washington D.C.
Visited 10/10/2010

"Hi Debbie & Rich, This is Gabrielle. I came to your B&B in 2008 when you were just setting up. I have such lovely memories that I just thought I would have a look on the web for you. I do your advertising over here in Australia, as I still have your leaflet and also many photos of the beautiful area. From the news over here, I figure you might be doing it bad over there with snow??? Well, just thought I would drop you a line to let you know you were not forgotten."

Visited 2/8/2010

"Thanks for such a wonderful day. Your home is the perfect pumpkin patch, warm and cozy. Your family made us so comfortable we felt so welcome and at home with all of you. The breakfast was just over the top (the crackling fire), the warm apple cider. We just couldn't stay on our diet - the pancakes with walnuts and bananas, the home made muffins were perfect. I look forward to returning next fall. Until then...Thanks again."

- Alice & Tony(N/A)
Visited 10/15/2009

"The Pumpkin Patch B&B is a lovely bed and breakfast in Rochester, Vermont. I stayed there for a friend's wedding, and was really impressed with the facilities and service. There were 3 rooms for guests; I stayed in one of the smaller Queen rooms, but it was essentially part of a suite. I had a library and bathroom to myself, so I was able to have a few friends stop by while we prepared our toasts. It was very comfortable and absolutely adorable. The breakfast was incredible. The first morning, Debbie and Rich, the proprietors, served pancakes of your choosing. I chose banana-walnut-cinnamon pancakes topped with local Vermont maple syrup, and they were divine. They came with a variety of breakfast breads / coffee cakes, as well as a fresh fruit cup. All in all, it was phenomenal. The next morning, they woke up at 3:45AM to make me an omelet before I left to catch my 8:45AM flight out of Boston. I couldn't believe it! I think that alone speaks for the level of service they provide. Truly they're amazing. Moreover, I left a set of keys there and they shipped them back, free of charge. If you're ever in Rochester, VT, I strongly recommend the Pumpkin Patch B&B!"

Carrie B.Palo Alto, CA
Visited 6/20/2009

"The most beautiful home and the most gracious and wonderful hosts. We stayed at the Pumpkin Patch B&B on June 14, checked out on June 15th. Rich and Debbie Mathiesen, and their wonderful daughter Karissa, treated us like we were longtime friends. Their house is gorgeous - beautiful, stately home. The breakfast was phenomenal - Rich is a master pancake chef. We highly recommend the Pumpkin Patch -- it is truly a home away from home and then some!"

- Urania(N/A)
Visited 6/15/2009

"My wife and I stayed with Deb and Rich after riding 130 miles on my bike for the 6 Gaps of Vermont ride. We very much enjoyed their relaxed style and comfortable conversation. The breakfast was wonderful and the tour of the Pumpkin Patch was full of history of the house - dating well back into the early 1800s. Our room, on the second floor, was quiet and private with full access to a den filled with lots to do. We will go back. Maybe in the winter and get snowed in. :)"

Pumpkin LoverNew York, NY
Visited 5/26/2009