Rules of the House
The following "House Rules" were submitted to the "Vermonter" (July 1966) by Tennie Gaskill Toussaint. The old West Concord Hotel was built in 1844 by Levi Howe and was burned on April 22, 1912. This is what was on a card which was given to hotel guests
at one time.
The motto of this hotel is "Do unto others as they will do you."
There are three departments --- upstairs, downstairs, and outdoors. Outdoors is the cheapest.
If the bell in your room is broken, wring the towel.
No alarm clock furnished by the management. Before you retire, wind up the bed and hear the ticks.
To prevent guests carrying fruit from the table, we will have no fruit.
Anyone wishing to take a drive after lunch can repair to the wood shed and drive nails.
Guests having nightmares will find the harness in the closet.
Thirteen at the dinner table is a bad sign. It is a sign we will have no supper.
If this hotel is not on the right side of the street, let it be known at the office and it will promptly be removed to the other side.
No spoons allowed on the tables occupied by newly married couples. This is to prevent spooning in public.
Not a bathroom in the house. River near by. If you are dropped here in the winter, call for an axe.
Guests are not expected to pay their bills unless they prefer to do so. We have seen a tree "leave its trunk for board."