Blazing fall foliage, steaming maple syrup, snowshoes leaning against a barn. These are the images that call one to The Vermont Way to Stay. And there is no better way to visit the beauty of this magnificent state than from the warm and friendly enclave of the Vermont bed and breakfast inns.
Made INN Vermont's Distinguished as a "Top 5 Vermont Hotels" by the Huffington Post and by Chase Sapphire as a "Top North American Winter Vacation Destination!" A trendy, chic B&B located in historic Burlington, VT, comparable to an upscale Ace Hotel. Our decor, showcasing fine art and locally handcrafted items, is meant to evoke consideration, emphasize the beauty of contrast, and bring a bit of playfulness to the spirit. Focused on the discerning culinary traveler, indulge in gourmet multi-course breakfasts and complimentary beverages throughout your stay. Take advantage of our personalized packages that combine all the best that Vermont has to offer. Made INN Vermont adheres to an eco-friendly, green philosophy by using organic Vermont cleaning products for everyone's health and wellness. Feel elite - you can't get much more private than a 4-room petite hotel. Heavenly beds with luxurious down comforters. High thread-count sheets, thick Egyptian cotton towels, and plush robes & slippers. Come for the Design. Stay for the Experience! Rated #1 on TripAdvisor</a href>! Check-out our reviews! "2014 Top Ten Romantic Inn" on iLoveInns.com "One of the Top 5 Hotels in Vermont" -Richard Bangs; Huff Post Travel Writer "Top 10 N. American Winter Travel Destinations"-Table & Travel Magazine
We have updated our procedures to address COVID-19 expectations. We will do our very best to keep you safe while you enjoy your stay with us. Come up our quiet country lane in Warren, Vermont to West Hill House B&B. This historic 1850’s home is only one mile from Sugarbush skiing, golf, tennis and adjacent to its Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship golf course, in Warren, Vermont. It is also just minutes from the shops, artisans and marvelous restaurants of Warren and Waitsfield, Vermont. Our nine peaceful acres with mountain views, meadow, ponds, gardens and woods provide a setting for relaxation and getting away from it all. Enjoy the comfortable big, bright sun room, the living room and the wonderful library with its pool table – all with fireplaces, original art, and antiques. Put your feet up on our front porch, the canopied garden terrace or the airy gazebo. Read a book or watch the “critter shows” as birds and chipmunks, deer and an occasional moose entertain you. We look forward to your visit! “Bring your EV and we’ll charge it up for you with our compliments.”
Enjoy the finer things during a getaway to the historic Rabbit Hill Inn. This luxury bed & breakfast country inn is a perfect Vermont destination for romantic getaways, intimate vacations, celebrations and much more. Rabbit Hill sits on 15 acres of lush countryside in the tiny hamlet of Waterford, Vermont. Stroll through the lush gardens and pass the spring-fed pond for a peaceful afternoon. Relax in the gazebo and listen to the tranquility of our waterfall. But there is also so much to do and see here in the Northeast Kingdom and North Country New Hampshire. In addition to local culture, Visit Franconia State Park, go antiquing, or spend time in nearby Littleton, NH. Or get your juices flowing with zip-lining, ATV or snowmobile riding, mountain biking, tram rides, hiking, snowshoeing, and so much more! The Rabbit Hill Inn’s 19 elegantly appointed rooms are decorated with plush bedding and varied decor. From country to contemporary, rustic to ritzy, there’s a look and feel for everyone. Each enchanting room offers a variety of luxury amenities including spa tubs and sitting areas with fire places. The day starts with exquisite breakfasts each morning served by candlelight. In the afternoon, complimentary delicate pastries are served; and dinner… oh let’s not forget dinner for two in a most relaxing and romantic atmosphere. This is sopshisticated dining in a most unpretentious environment and has been called some of the best dining in New England. It certainly must be part of your visit to Rabbit Hill Inn.
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The Strong House Inn is a historic 1834 Inn with 14 guestrooms, centrally located in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Each room is individually decorated with private bathrooms, TV's and complimentary wifi. Planning an event? The Inn has event space for your family reunion or intimate wedding celebration. Middlebury and Burlington are within a short distance and the Strong House Inn makes a great home base for hiking, biking, boating, antiques and more. Come stay with us and plan your next adventure in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
The INN at Ormsby Hill is southern Vermont's premier romantic bed and breakfast. A truly luxurious Vermont country inn in Manchester Vermont is a perfect destination for intimate getaways, honeymoons, celebrations and relaxing escapes. The INN at Ormsby Hill is an historic property situated on Route 7A and shares a rich history with the area. Built in 1764 by Thompson Purdy it is one of the oldest structures in Manchester and the first to have electrical service. We are proud to be one of twelve 4-Diamond Inns/Hotels in Vermont. Stay one evening in our exceptional accommodations, and you’ll find out why.
The Inn on Putney Road Bed & Breakfast is an elegant French Provincial estate overlooking the West River but just short walk to vibrant downtown Brattleboro, VT. Each room has private full bathrooms, and many have fireplaces. All rooms have fluffy robes and premium quality bedding, as well as individual coffee and tea stations. Our main house has four luxurious rooms, and our Carriage house has two luxury rooms, each with their own entrance directly from the yard, for additional privacy. Our spacious half acre of gardens offer multiple nooks and private seating areas to extend each guest's ability to relax and enjoy nature while social distancing. Enjoy a picnic, bottle of wine, a good book, or let us set a full dining experience with your takeout in one of our sanctuary spaces around the Garden. Our property sits next to acres of conservation land, through which 15+ miles of manicured hiking trails wind around the West River. Our yard and the Ripley Suite/Garden Room overlook the gardens and river as well. We offer a full gourmet two- or three- course breakfast each morning, a wide variety of juices (as well as our famous Watermelon Juice), French Press coffee and a variety of Harney & Sons fine teas.
A Charming Vermont Getaway Welcome to our Bennington, Vermont Bed and Breakfast. Perhaps you have passed by the inn on a previous trip to Bennington, or gotten to know us on Instagram. If not, let us tell you a little bit about The Four Chimneys Inn. Perched between a traditional Vermont Inn and a Boutique hotel, our Vermont B&B has an intimate, yet grand feel reminiscent of the graceful summer homes of days gone by. Each uniquely appointed guest room maintains its old world details while offering all of the amenities of modern day life. Crisp and Clean. Quiet and Unhurried. Our guests know best, citing that the inn provides a magical respite from the day to day frenzy. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway or sister weekend. A longstanding favorite lodging choice for Bennington College families. (just 5-minutes away). And perfect for business travelers. Fully equipped with modern amenities, its no surprise that many area HR departments entrust their visiting business travelers and VIPs to our care. We hope you’ll come see us soon!
Looking for a romantic getaway in Vermont? Look no further than the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn. Nestled at the top of Vermont, seven miles from Jay Peak in the Green Mountains, the Phineas Swann offers unparalleled luxury and comfort. You’ll stay in an 1880s Victorian mansion filled with all the modern conveniences you want, including private baths with jetted tubs or couples showers, free wifi, cableTV, an outdoor hot tub and more. Our day spa, SpaVermont, offers relaxation rooms, mani/pedis, facials, a sauna, and more! Currently, guests that stay with us and mention they saw us on BnBFinder get a free Day Pass to SpaVermont! We’ve been featured on HGTV, CNN, Yankee, New York, and Boston magazines. Boston Magazine named the Phineas Swann one of New England’s Top 5 Romantic Inns.
Located in Waitsfield, VT, 1824 House Inn + Barn offers 8 luxurious rooms and accommodations in Vermont. Enjoy a full breakfast, and RokuTV, and ensuite bathroom with each room. All guests are able to enjoy our 15 acres, with private swimming hole, firepit and our new "Barn Door Club", featuring a guest lounge, ping pong table, darts and more... Close to skiing, mountain biking and hiking, our inn provides the perfect start and finish to your Mad River Valley adventures without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next valley escape in Waitsfield, VT.
The Featherbed Inn is a casually luxurious 1806 farmhouse B&B, offering imaginative gourmet three-course breakfasts and optional dinners, large rooms complete with European featherbeds and ensuite bathrooms, outdoor firepits perfect for hanging out with old and new friends, yoga classes out on our meadow, and friendly hosts who are happy to help you make the most of your stay in the Mad River Valley. We are committed to making the Featherbed Inn a joyful yet safe destination, by providing spaces both indoors and out that allow for social distancing and by ensuring that all of our guests comply with Vermont’s travel requirements. All our rooms and suites have sitting areas with high-speed WiFi suitable for working/studying remotely. We offer a variety of lodging options, including a one-bedroom cottage and a two/three-bedroom cottage, each with full kitchens and comfortable living/dining rooms. Some of our rooms have separate entrances, and we have two spacious family suites. Some of our rooms, including the cottages, are dog friendly (please check with us in advance if you want to bring your dog). We are situated just around the bend from several wonderful restaurants and breweries (including Lawson’s Finest Liquids), next door to American Flatbread, and across the road from swimming holes in the Mad River. Staying at our inn means drifting off to sleep on a cloud of feathers, waking to creative and delicious breakfasts (and the best scones you’ve ever had), and rolling out the door and onto the best trails in the region. The Featherbed Inn is hands-down the place to stay if your idea of a good time is direct access to the best trails in the region, casual luxury in a stunning setting, scrumptious food, and the best of Vermont’s recreation offerings.
Take a step back in time and discover your Vermont dreamscape at our warm, friendly country inn. Imagine relaxing in horse-drawn carriages and experiencing old country charm and hospitality. The Smugglers' Notch Inn of Jeffersonville, Vermont awaits you! Our historic inn sits at the foot of Mount Mansfield and the notorious Smuggler’s Notch. We are located on Route 108, officially recognized as one of two scenic highways in Vermont. Originally built in 1790, our inn has been lovingly restored making it a truly unique place to be in a quintessential Vermont town. Your stay with us would not be complete without sampling the fare of our restaurant at The Smugglers' Notch Inn. Located in the downstairs dining room, enjoy a lovely dinner by our fireplace while you gaze upon the breathtaking grounds of the inn. Our food is casual elegance at its finest, prepared by world-class chefs at a price you can afford. What could be better! Smugglers' Notch Inn - Living Room. After your meal, take a walk downstairs to our newly renovated Village Tavern. There you will find an assortment of drinks and entertainment. Of course, there is always a chance that one of our local bands may stop by for a set or two!
Nestled on 86 secluded acres in the Green Mountains, the Adirondack style Moose Meadow Lodge in Waterbury, Vermont invites you to enjoy a Vermont lodge experience. Make yourselves at home and enjoy the peace and serenity of our secluded property. With four luxury guest rooms and a magical treehouse, the property provides mountain views, a hot tub, hiking trails, a trout pond, and the Sky Loft - a glass-enclosed gazebo at the highest point of the property with unparalleled panoramic views. A Vermont log cabin like no other, the Moose Meadow Lodge is close to Vermont's most popular attractions, including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory, and the ski resorts of Stowe, Sugarbush, Bolton, and Mad River Glen. The friendly village of Waterbury, New England's best craft beer town, is only three miles away. Whether you love skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, hunting, fishing, antiquing, fine dining, the arts, or simply getting some rest, the Moose Meadow Lodge is a perfect location to do everything or nothing at all. The Moose Meadow Lodge and Treehouse can accommodate up to 12 people, which makes it a perfect setting for a family reunion, wedding or vacation rental with friends.
Sitting on the outskirts of the University of Vermont is the 19th century home, The Lang House on Main Street. This historic bed and breakfast features period furnishings and antiques, high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and stain glass windows reminiscent of a Victorian home. Located in the bustling Hill Section neighborhood of Burlington, VT this inn is within proximity to Burlington International Airport, University of Vermont sport games and activities and downtown Burlington attractions. The Lang House on Main Street features 11 spacious guestrooms perfect alternative for a romantic getaway or for business travel. Rooms feature luxury various amenities such as fine wood-crafted furnishing, comfortable lounge chairs, private baths, and Italian bed linens. The inn’s staff provides outstanding service even before your arrival with their online concierge and event planning services.Each morning enjoying your choice of eggs made any way you want them, a syrupy dish or house-made granola for a delicious Vermont breakfast in the dining room or sun porch.The inn also offers an afternoon of complimentary homemade treats or purchase beer, wine and a cheese plate. Our inn is just a short walk away from the Lake Champlain waterfront. Enjoy an afternoon at the Flynn Theatre, galleries, museums, restaurants, shops. Stop by the Church Street Marketplace, a 4-block thriving city center, for a look into Burlington’s eclectic mix of shops and eateries.
The Willard Street Inn is a three story Victorian mansion nestled within Burlington, Vermont’s picturesque hill district. Family owned and operated, our bed and breakfast offers 14 individually appointed rooms with private baths and scenic views of Lake Champlain and Adirondack Mountains. Walkable distance to the Church Street Marketplace, Lake Champlain’s Waterfront, and area colleges- University of Vermont and Champlain College. Built in 1881, this Georgian and Queen Anne Revival style home blends the craftsmanship and service of yesteryear with the amenities of today. Start the day in the sunny marble-floored solarium with a chef-prepared breakfast featuring Vermont products and seasonal items fresh from the Inn’s gardens. In spring and summer, enjoy our English gardens from Adirondack Chairs, in Autumn our colorful foliage, and come winter cozy up fireside with a good book. Whether for a weekend getaway or simple relaxation, the Willard Street Inn is the perfect escape for all seasons. Come and experience Burlington from one of its most beautiful homes. Willard Street Inn: Tastefully Elegant, Invitingly Comfortable
Liberty Hill Farm was founded in 1780 by John Emerson, grandfather of Dr. Charles Wesley Emerson, founder of Emerson College in Boston. Our family is only the fifth family to own the farm since its inception. Once you visit the farm you’ll realize why there’s been such a low turnover rate. We’ve been welcoming guests from all around the world since 1984, many of whom return year after year, becoming dear friends and "family of the heart". You may have heard about Beth’s famous farm-fresh meals using local farm fresh foods, or the quiet comfort inherent to the heart of Vermont and the everyday adventure that is life on the Liberty Hill Farm. Folks come to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and family reunions, or participate in business and group retreats. No matter your visit’s purpose, a fulfilling farm experience for you means everything to us. There is so much to explore in the fields and forest surrounding the farm. Well, that along with our daily farm chores, milking the cows, feeding the baby calves and cuddling the kittens. We look forward to making your acquaintance and making your stay a pleasure.
The Golden Stage Inn offered travelers bed and board before Vermont became a state in 1791. Today, this New England Inn reflects over 200 years of history in its 6 guestrooms and 2 family suites. Golden Stage is truly a four season inn, located in the Okemo Valley which has rich outdoor recreation opportunities all year round. The Inn is just four miles from Okemo Mountain, one of the best family ski areas in Vermont and 15 miles from Killington Mountain. You can hike some great trails, shop for antiques and quality crafts, or fish in the mountain streams. Within 30 minutes’ drive you will find renowned summer theater, sounds of symphony or folk music, and fine art galleries. Golfing is a prized pastime at the superb nearby courses. Whatever your pleasure, you will most certainly find relaxation and warm hospitality at the Golden Stage Inn. From April through June (and again in November) we’re offering discounts for parties seeking to rent the whole Inn for family reunions, weddings, workshops or business retreats.
This charming Vermont Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of The Shires, a beautiful region nestled between the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. It's 8 miles to Manchester and just 12 miles to Bennington. Our 16 guestrooms are spread over 3 buildings, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. We also have a full-service restaurant and tavern on-site.
Separate cottage (sleeps 2). One of a Kind B+B, the only licensed lodging in Burlington that sits on a plateau above Lake Champlain and offers unimpeded views west. It’s an easy walk to downtown, the bike path and the Waterfront from this quiet street. The stand-alone cottage is a tiny house. At 13’X18.6′, Carpe Diem is three times the size of a the main cabin on a 70-foot sailboat and just as ship shape. Radiant floor heating, a fully-equipped kitchen, a full-size bed and a private bath all combine to make the tiniest house the coziest as well…year round. Step out of the cottage for easy access to the garden overlooking the lake. The self-catered breakfast of local and/or organic foods includes coffee, tea, milk and granola. It is freshly stocked in the cottage kitchen with each new guest. Free wireless, high speed internet is included in the price. Air conditioning is provided by the cool breezes that blow in through your open windows. Off-season and weekly rates available. Please contact us for specifics.
Get away from it all, relax & rejuvenate at our comfortable granite manor house, completed in 1862, located on a 100 acre estate within the White Mountain National Forest. Settle into one of 8 spacious guest rooms, 5 suites or two cottages, each individually appointed & all with woodburning fireplaces. Notchland’s wonderful 4-course dinner & full country breakfast are served in a fireplaced dining room overlooking the pond & gardens. Member of Select Registry Inns for 24 years. Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Visit with Bear & Mia, our Bernese Mountain Dog and little --- energetic pup! Enjoy tax-free, outlet shopping. 4-season activities abound: Hike, bike, paddle, swim or ski, snowboard, snowmobile & skate. Experience our incomparable foliage season. Take the nationally designated scenic drive across the Kankamagus Highway through Franconia and Crawford Notches. The Notchland Inn ... secluded yet near to all the Mt. Washington Valley has to offer. ... a magical location.
Coppertoppe in Hebron, NH on Newfound Lake has one of the most romantic suites in New Hampshire. All our rooms are large, with high ceilings, mahogany floors, and king beds. Big and tall people will find comfort as well as little people (we have two sets of railings on the stairs). All rooms feature stunning lake and mountain views, private bathrooms and full amenities. Breakfast, snacks and beverages are included. Children and pets are welcome and pampered. Contact Sheila or whole-house or group reservations, elopements/weddings, or additional services. Visit our website for promotions and packages or call to invent your own.
Located in the Androscoggin River Valley and sitting on a hill overlooking the Androscoggin River is the Mt. Washington Bed and Breakfast. This 1800's farmhouses built by the Philbrook family is located at the entrance to the Mt. Washington Valley. Views abound, so relax in one of the rocking chairs on our porch and watch the sunset behind Mt. Washington, Mt. Madison & Mt. Adams. Our seven guestrooms are blended with a balance of antique and modern decor. Each room is uniquely named after various birds in the area and have wonderful views and private baths - two have whirlpool tubs! Included is a hearty hot breakfast each morning to delight your taste buds. Every morning Mary Ann prepares something different - what will breakfast be today? Lemon Raspberry Pancakes, Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast, or Baked Eggs Italiano? Looking for something on the lighter side? A variety of hot & cold cereals are available - including Mary Ann's homemade granola. Mary Ann's breakfast will fuel you for your day. For daily activities you can choose to hike, bike, fish, swim, downhill ski, cross-country ski, snowshoe, go for a dogsled ride, ski Tuckerman's Ravine, hike Mt. Washington, visit Storyland/Six Gun City/Santa's Village, go shopping, antiquing, or just curl up on the sofa in the "Knowing Room" to read a book or sit on the porch and gaze at the Presidential's and bird watch. Afternoon home baked goodies await your return in the afternoon - from Auntie May's Oatmeal Spice Cookies to Triple Threat Brownies! Come be pampered at the Mt. Washington Bed & Breakfast! Let us be your White Mountains destination!
Newfound Lake's best kept secret, Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast is an adult-friendly bed and breakfast that provides a comfortable, cozy atmosphere for guests looking for a touch of home with spectacular mountain views in Bristol, NH. Located on a state, designated scenic road in the heart of New Hampshire's lakes region, Pleasant View Bed and Breakfast is an historical farmhouse, built circa 1800, that offers six beautiful guest rooms in the main house, all with private baths, some with private terraces. Sitting on the wrap around farmer’s porch with your favorite beverage, taking a dip in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, or picking blackberries are just a few of guests’ favorite pastimes at the bed and breakfast.
The Inn offers 10 individually decorated guestrooms. Lodging includes a homemade gourmet breakfast with items prepared to suit dietary restrictions including gluten-free (a slight additional charge per person per day applies for vegan). We are nationally recognized for our quality of innkeeping and provide the best in service, hospitality, and attention to detail. Guests can unwind with our complimentary afternoon tea and beverage service with Paula’s home baked treats. Relax in front of the inn’s wood-burning fireplaces, on our front porch, or in one of our Adirondack chairs. Take a dip in our seasonal heated outdoor pool or soak in our seasonal open air hot tub. The Buttonwood Inn is convenient to many fine restaurants. We’ll help you with your selection and reservations if desired. If you enjoy nature and the peaceful atmosphere of the mountains and forest, The Buttonwood Inn on Mount Surprise offers that and more, while being close to everything. We are situated on more than five secluded acres of field and forests, two miles from the village of North Conway. Our hiking trails on Bartlett Mountain are accessed out our back door where you can follow the myriad of intersecting trails for hours. Within five minutes, the peacefulness of the mountain trail will envelope you.
Located at the foothills of the White Mountains in Franklin NH bordering Webster Lake, Aiken Manor offers year-round activities and relaxation. Start your day at our historical inn with our renowned complimentary breakfast. Explore our 5 scenic acres that include a private beach, outdoor grill, kayaks, paddle boats and a screened-in gazebo. Bike, hike, snowmobile, or cross country ski on the 57-mile Northern Rail Trail (https://fnrt.org) -directly accessible from the property. Shop at the Tanger Outlet Shopping Center (https://www.tangeroutlet.com/tilton/stores) in neighboring Tilton. Ice fishing on Webster lake, snowshoeing on the Northern Rail trail, or skiing at nearby Ragged Mountain (https://www.raggedmountainresort.com) are just a few activities for winter sports enthusiasts. The Libray Suit is pet-friendly Your stay at Aiken Manor will truly be a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Bell House Inn is a boutique Glens Falls Bed and Breakfast offering 5 chic, luxurious guest rooms. We are an inviting alternative to the area hotels, offering our guests a memorable stay. Our immaculate guest rooms are elegantly appointed giving the feel of old romance inter-mixed with all the comforts of home. A 10 minute walk from Downtown Glens Falls a fast growing city in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. Downtown offers a large selection of restaurants and eateries, art and entertainment, shopping, sports, parks and nightlife. An easy drive to Saratoga Springs and Lake George Village.
Come and relax awhile at this elegant yet comfortable New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast with its cathedral ceilings and rambling views of the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of our four-poster beds with luxury linens, then enjoy a leisurely homemade breakfast cooked to order in the porch dining room. Feel the stress of everyday life disappear while you sit in front of the fire in the parlor, relax with a book in one of the Adirondack chairs overlooking the meadow, or explore the local villages & countryside surrounding our farmhouse inn. Return at dusk to enjoy a sumptuous dinner in our candlelit dining room featuring the freshest regional ingredients. Privacy, delicious cuisine, and relaxation are yours at this romantic NH bed and breakfast inn!
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Fit together like two pieces of a puzzle and separated by the Connecticut River, Vermont is the ying to New Hampshire’s yang. Centrally located in the very heart of New England, Vermont is known as the rural Northeast Kingdom and is a nature lover’s playground. In Southern Vermont, Manchester and Bennington are small towns but worth checking into due to their proximity to the Green Mountain National Forest.
As bed and breakfasts in Vermont go, there is an endless selection of luxury inns from which to choose. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the chill of winter, a family vacation during the warm summer months, or the spectacular autumn scenery undulating across the landscape, you’re sure to find the perfect luxury B&B inn to complement your stay.
Vermont was initially settled by the French and the English in the early 18th century. As history shows, tensions between the two super-powers, never the best of friends, escalated into the French and Indian War. The defeated French ceded the land to the English where it became the 14th state of the Union in 1790.
However, a curious event occurred that saw Vermont actually secede from the original 13 colonies during the American Revolution. The Continental Congress refused to recognize the secession, and Vermont existed somewhat in limbo as an independent republic for 14 years before being welcomed back into statehood. Perhaps the other colonies missed all that maple syrup!
In addition to enjoying one of the first ski lifts created in the US in 1934, the first Social Security check was issued to a Ludlow, Vermont resident, for the grand total of $22.54. Famous ice cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened their first Ben & Jerry’s homemade ice cream shop in Burlington in 1978. Sweet folks, those Vermonters. If the maple syrup doesn’t get ya, the ice cream surely will!
Fancy a mountain lodge with wood stacked high on the porch to feed the fire? Perhaps something close to the world-class beauty of the ski resorts in Stowe or Killington? Maybe you prefer a slower pace and opt for a cross country ski tour of the backwoods on a splendid morning with fresh-fallen snow.
But don’t forget fun on the water. New England winters are long, but the warm summer months are always waiting for their time to thaw things out. Burlington is a vibrant college town located on the shores of Lake Champlain where you can score scenic views from your B&B. Boating, swimming, and kayaking are popular activities during the short summer season. Winter on the lake brings ice fishing and snowmobiling competitions.
With Vermont possessing some of the most charming ski resorts in all of New England, when the snow melts many of the resorts offer guests summer hiking and mountain biking activities for the whole family. Cross country ski courses covered by feet of snow in the winter transition to superb trails to explore the woods and forests. The Green Mountains are home to several of these now year-round resorts that provide breathtaking vistas of vibrant spring colors as well as the dramatic fall cornucopia that attracts visitors from across the globe.
The Green Mountain State possesses an embarrassment of riches! Known for its landscape which is predominantly forested, it is also famous for its maple syrup. It is also home to more than 100 covered bridges. Rivers, lakes, and streams ribbon among the peaks, and there are waterfalls and gorges galore to climb and contemplate. Game trails beckon to that next bend in the curve, the next meadow, or precipice where a scene right out of National Geographic awaits the persistent explorer.
A state park named Quechee Gorge promises to deliver, and indeed it does with a gorge that drops 165 feet to the rapids of the tongue-twister Ottauquechee River. In central Vermont, Mt. Moosalamoo and Lake Dunmore offer visitors the gateway to the Green Mountain National Forest. Smugglers’ Cave is located in scenic Smugglers’ Notch State Park and will scratch the itch of spelunkers with excellent camping facilities nearby.
When you factor in the terrain across this region, the dramatic difference between the four seasons, the natural beauty that stems from such a diversity of ecology, geography, and geology, there is never a shortage of exciting places to see for those willing to engage all the state has to offer. Centered around a mountainous spine that runs from Massachusetts to the Canadian border and flanked by the beauty of an inland ‘sea’ in Lake Champlain, any which way you turn there is another adventure to explore.
Lake Champlain is that rare large body of water in a mountainous state. It stretches for 120 miles north to south and comprises much of the Vermont-New York border. Home to a combined 400 species of birds and fish, much of the lake’s 587 miles of shoreline are protected by several wildlife reserves and are undeveloped. These wetlands provide a much-needed rest stop for thousands of snow geese as they go about their wondrous migratory journey every October.
Killington is another area of great interest for visitors to the state. Located in the central part of the Green Mountains, it is home to two ski resorts. The famous Appalachian Trail runs through the area and the region is well known for its production of maple syrup. World-class scenery is on display in every direction from this classic New England town.
A bit farther north, the avid outdoorsman will find the four-season Sugarbush Resort located in the Mad River Valley near Warren. With a reputation of being one of New England’s largest ski resorts, it boasts over 53 miles of trails and 16 lifts scattered across 4000 acres. While downhill skiing dominates the activities, there are miles of snowshoe and cross country ski trails for those interested in quieter pursuits.
Vermont’s weather ranges from warm and humid in the short summer months to dangerously cold and windy during the long winters. Especially in the highlands and mountainous regions, extreme care should be taken when venturing out for your favorite sporting activity. Wind chills take the lows well below zero, making getting around challenging at the least.
Spring serves up frequent thunderstorms and rain showers with weather systems from the cold Canadian provinces colliding with warmer, more humid fronts that drift west from the New England coast or up from the southern parts of the mid-Atlantic regions.
Autumn, of course, the peak time of visitation for the annual blaze of color, can be a mixed bag after September. Mild mornings can turn cold quickly with wind and rain as fronts frequently sweep down from the more frigid north. By late October, any semblance of Indian summer is gone and it’s time to get serious about staying warm if you’re headed outside.
With an abundance of rain year-round and health-conscious farmers constantly nurturing fresh produce from the earth, Farmers Markets are an increasingly popular place to purchase much of the kitchen’s stock. Artisanal cheeses have become an artful way of adding zest to any home-cooked meal and the Vermont Cheese Trail has even become a thing of quite some repute.
Not familiar with the Vermont food scene? No worries, there’s great culinary fun to be had starting with a few delightful oddities. Ramps are among the earliest greens to sprout through the cold spring soils. Actually wild leaks, they gain potency as they mature and are popular for pickling and grilling as well as for soups. Amusingly-named Fiddleheads are also early comers to the spring table and are steamed, creamed, or sautéed with butter. They’ll add some zest to seared scallops.
Grab a side of maple baked beans to balance the palette and finish off the repast with some decadence in the form of maple cream pie. The name itself inspires an additional slice (the whole pie?) to go!
Wineries are becoming more popular across the state as the science of cold-weather wines, similar to those of the Finger Lakes region of New York, gains enthusiasts. Breweries crop up with every new harvest it seems, and variations of cider-making is attracting more attention. In fact, as required by law, apple pie is to be served with a glass of cold milk and a slice of cheddar cheese. Not even lyin’…!
A crackling fire hisses its welcome as you stamp the snow from your cross-country ski boots. The sweet aroma of pancakes hot off the griddle and smothered in just-from-the-woods maple syrup beckon a visit to the kitchen. An apple pie follows from the oven to cool. Can your innkeepers make it any more enticing?
You wipe away frost from the inside of the window, again, for that view you can’t seem to get enough of. An impossibly comfortable chair beckons from near the fireplace. This is why you chose this boutique country inn over just another hotel room. Pamper versus pragmatic. Boutique hotels have a way of winning their guests over like that. Host-friendliness, coupled with a romantic getaway and aesthetically pleasing Victorian architecture rounds out the sensory delight.
Bed and breakfast inns work hard to please their guests and with good reason. Innkeepers are passionate about the service they provide. While comfort and extravagance are at the forefront of the guest’s experience, the hosts are extremely safety-conscious to ensure all rooms and facilities are safe and clean. This includes precautions about the current state of affairs with Covid-19. Speak with your hosts at check-in to address any questions you may have regarding their health and safety protocols.
Amenities at your favorite bed and breakfast inn can range from the expected to the luxuriant. Free wifi, baby-soft linens, and organic bath products are often staples today in all guest rooms and other basics can include free parking, bicycles for about-town touring, snowshoes, and cross country skis. Many inns will offer a private bath or whirlpool tubs. The height of luxury is a fireplace nearby for added ambiance, especially when booking a private guest house. Farm-to-table freshness can be counted on with any gourmet breakfast enjoyed in the dining room or the comfort of your own room.
With so much serenity, natural beauty, and scenic landscapes on display across this magnificent state, it is little wonder the romantic Vermont bed and breakfast getaway is tops on the list of many inn-goers. Vermont bed and breakfasts cater to those who are looking not only to rejuvenate themselves but to re-energize their relationship with that special someone. When it’s time to retreat from the stress and strain of life’s pressures, the best bed and breakfast in Vermont is the ticket. ‘Best,’ of course, is subjective. But there are plenty of choices for that timely visit to a sanctuary that will dote on your every wish.
Under the bnbfinder Diamond Collection banner, the following havens are often the first stop on any bed and breakfast search in Vermont. Burlington’s Made Inn Vermont has attained the distinguished “Top 5 Vermont Hotels” as a winter vacation destination. West Hill House B&B in Warren is close to the Sugarbush Ski Resort and offers a golfing resort as well. Strong House Inn is a historic 1834 inn centrally located in the Champlain Valley. Boasting 14 rooms, each individually appointed, Strong House Inn makes an excellent location for a wedding or family reunion. The Inn at Ormsby Hill in Manchester is Southern Vermont’s premier romantic B&B. This luxurious country inn is one of twelve 4-Diamond Inns/Hotels in the state.
Bed and Breakfast Southern Vermont
Inn on Putney Road Bed & Breakfast is another romantic bed and breakfast Brattleboro has to offer. Its elegant French provincial style overlooks the West River but is close enough for a short walk to town and is close to miles of trails that are protected on conservation land. Four Chimneys Inn has the classic look and feel of a graceful summer home and offers the quintessential experience you expect from an elegant property. A bit farther north there are numerous beautiful options for bed and breakfast in Killington.
Bed and Breakfast Stowe Vermont
The Hobble Inn in historic Stowe Village offers quiet solitude yet is close to the skiing, shopping, dining, and other action associated with this vibrant community. Owned and operated by a Stowe native whose life has been dedicated to caring for others, she specializes in providing only the best for her guests. A cozy 4-bedroom home that sleeps 7, there is also a handicapped-accessible bathroom in the home’s shared space. Full use of the kitchen and living room is available as well.
Brass Lantern Inn is the perfect setting to get snowed in with a loved one. A romantic bed and breakfast Vermont experience is guaranteed at this 200-year-old restored farmhouse. With ample snowfall every winter setting the scene for a perfect winter getaway, you are just a short drive away from Stowe Village and grand vistas featuring Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak.
Bed and Breakfast Woodstock Vermont
With a perfectly picturesque New England setting, it’s difficult to beat a bed and breakfast in Woodstock. Surrounded by rolling hills with fall foliage contrasting the town’s many white buildings, there are several attractions within walking distance that allow you to leave the car parked at your B&B. The Woodstocker B&B even includes a sauna in some of the 9 rooms and suites available. Talk about a warm reception! The Jackson House Inn, just outside town, is the epitome of refined distinction. You can also tackle a section of the nearby Appalachian Trail to stretch your legs for an afternoon. With its scenic grounds and spacious lawns, it’s the perfect location for weddings and outdoor parties.
The most convenient air service to Vermont is by way of Burlington (BTV). With a recent $15 million expansion, it is just minutes from Lake Champlain and within an hour’s drive of 5 world-class ski resorts. Several major carriers service BTV but utilize regional jets for many flights.
Driving across the state to St. Johnsbury, VT on the New Hampshire border is a mere 90-minute trek. Traversing north to south from, say, Enosburg Falls to Brattleboro in the south is still a reasonable three and a half hours.
For B&Bs located on Main Street, Anytown or near the historic district, many will have easy access to desired attractions including shops, restaurants, and museums often within walking distance of your inn. For ventures farther afield, consider a bike ride for some fresh air, or the convenience of a cab, Uber, or rental car.
Regardless of your method, upon arriving in Vermont you have one of the most varied and exciting playgrounds in all of New England within a short drive no matter the direction you choose.
The topic of which is the most romantic bed and breakfast in Vermont is right up there with the chicken and the egg conundrum. No one knows but everyone has their opinion. Being a matter of the heart, romance is perhaps more about style than the form or function of an inn. It depends on the experience of the one attempting to define romantic. Opinions, who’s first, and who knows aside, the good news is there is an endless number of case studies one can conduct on the topic. All you have to do is get out there and travel, and Vermont is a grand place to start your research. Of course, it helps to have your loved one alongside, just to be sure you get the answer right.