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The Most Idyllic Vermont Bed and Breakfasts for a Fall Getaway

Vermont Epic Stays
by Dayana Aleksandrova Sep 10, 2020

Famous for its stunning fall foliage, Vermont is arguably the coziest place in the United States to be while the seasons change and the leaves turn before your eyes. Picturesque sleepy towns, cider, plenty of local cheese, and genuine hospitality are a few of the elements that bring the Green Mountain State up to the top of travelers’ bucket lists.

Vermont B&Bs take hospitality and luxury to the next level, offering individually-decorated rooms and suites with lots of character that feature antique furniture, maple and mahogany floors, and gorgeous balcony views. Here, you can explore historic Victorian-style inns with decades of tradition and cuddle up in front of your en-suite fireplace. Whether you’d like to go on a romantic getaway or just disconnect and immerse yourself in nature, these six Vermont B&Bs will pamper you to oblivion.

1. Rabbit Hill Inn

This charming inn in Lower Waterford has a long history dating back to the early 1800s. Run by a local family dedicated to treating guests like their very own, here you can experience the best of the Green Mountain State’s stunning views and cozy ambience. Perfect for a romantic getaway, Rabbit Hill Inn offers a honeymoon and romance package that spoils guests with Champagne and an elaborate three-course dinner. If you want to escape the city and disconnect, you can go for the outdoors and adventure package that includes zip lining, a guided ATV tour, a picnic, biking, “lazy river” paddling, and even a snowmobile tour in the winter.

The inn has four, uniquely-decorated standard rooms featuring pine floors and queen-sized beds. You can also choose one of the seven superior rooms, equipped with chic sofas, large mirrors, and spacious private bathrooms. If you really want to splurge, the inn has eight luxury rooms that are decorated with antique furniture and offer extra space and privacy. Each room has its own decor theme, ranging from coffee and cream tones to cranberry and gold.

Price: Starts at $226 per night

2. Jackson House

One of Vermont’s best-established luxury inns, Jackson House was built in 1890 as a private residence. Designed and decorated in traditional Victorian style, this bed and breakfast was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

The inn has masterfully crafted woodwork that includes floors made of maple, cherry, and oak, as well as magnificent stained-glass windows. You can book one of six suites, each featuring a fireplace, HDTV, Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathrooms. Four of the suites are located in the porch wing and two have balcony views, looking out to the sprawling meadows.

There’s also an extensive restaurant menu celebrating local produce. At breakfast, you can look forward to organic yogurt with honey, pear almond Challah toast, and a cheese board featuring the best of the region.

Price: Starts at $249 per night

3. Barrows House

Barrow House Vermont

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Barrows House offers accommodation for every occasion and travel style. You can stay at one of the main inn’s eight rooms, such as the Owl’s View that features a front sun porch, pine floors, a walk-in shower, and a large jetted tub. A typical room here includes a king or a queen bed, an air conditioner, a wood-burning fireplace, a sleeper sofa, a leather wingback chair, and a writing desk.

If you’re traveling with a group and would like extra space, rent one of the five guest houses such as the Seven Springs House, which is equipped with two queen-sized beds, two kings, and one single bed. Here you’ll find five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one half-bath, an outdoor patio just for your house, and a stone fireplace.

While at Barrows House, you can treat yourself to a decadent meal at the on-site restaurant. One of the popular dishes on the menu include the wild bill smoked brisket sandwich with local Cabot cheddar cheese, fried egg, zesty aioli, bourbon BBQ sauce, onion rings, and arugula.

Price: Starts at $249 per night

4. Four Chimneys

A charming mix between a traditional Vermont inn and an elegant hotel, Four Chimneys has a delightfully nostalgic feel to it. It has 11 uniquely-decorated rooms, each with its own character and the innkeepers are more than happy to find you the perfect fit based on your style and preferences.

Four Chimneys offers a mix of cozy bedrooms with garden and Mount Anthony views. The second-floor Deluxe King features a king-sized bed, a jetted tub, hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace. The Estate King room is equipped with a two-person marble shower and the ground-floor Ice House has a chic interior and two levels connected by a winding wooden staircase.

Price: Starts at $329 per night

5. The Village Inn of Woodstock

The Village Inn is one of Vermont’s oldest historic B&Bs. Located in the quiet village of Woodstock, guests have a chance to relax and enjoy the quaint local area that is full of independent art galleries, boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes.

The rooms at the inn will make you feel right at home. There are four suites and four standard rooms, some of which feature spa tubs, fireplaces, and thoughtful details such as Turkish cotton towels and luxury Italian bath products.

The inn is committed to sustainability and all recyclable materials are properly disposed of. Water and electricity are highly-optimized so that the B&B can minimize its impact on the environment.

Perhaps the best way to explore the area is to arrive by car. The inn’s spacious parking lot offers plenty of flexibility to leave your vehicle and explore. You can venture out to Barnard, Hanover, Quechee, Bridgewater, Killington, and the White River Junction for a quintessential Vermont trip.

Price: Starts at $169 per night

6. Timberholm Inn

This classic Vermont inn is tucked into the quiet hillside of Stowe, with gorgeous views of the Worcester Mountain Range. There are nine rooms in total as well as a sprawling lawn and an outdoor hot tub. Each of the rooms are equipped with the necessary amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You’ll find luxury toiletries, fluffy towels, and bathrobes, as well as noise machines to help you sleep.

The inn lies steps away from the local farmers market and a number of hiking trails. You’ll be able to easily venture out and explore your surroundings, including tasting gourmet truffles at the Lake Champlain Chocolates shop and sipping on a cup of premium coffee at the Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co. This is the perfect spot for those who prefer to spend most of their time outdoors and return to a cozy lodging at the end of a long day.

Price: Starts at $159 per night

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