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Lilac Inn

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53 Park St., Brandon, VT 05733
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful inn that has a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. It has an elegant quality but without any sense of pretentiousness A key point for us was the pet friendly policy. Bringing our puppy on vacation with us was important and this is a perfect place to stay if you are traveling with your dog. Breakfast was the... More 

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely weekend in a beautifully maintained historic inn on one of the loveliest streets in Vermont! Thoroughly enjoyed the property and its exquisite gardens, walking about town and dinner in an absolutely fabulous local restaurant. Couldn't be more pleased and would certainly come back. Doug and Shelly were wonderfully warm and friendly and we so enjoyed the history Doug... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for your wonderful comments. We loved having you with us and your comments about the Inn and grounds, the Town of Brandon, Park Street and the Café Provence would make a perfect ad for our the Lilac Inn! We look forward to having you return! More 

Orefield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked an Inn to Inn hike through Country Inns Along the Trail and because of a last minute change in plans stayed our first night at the Lilac Inn. The Innkeepers, Doug and Shelly, were so incredibly accommodating. The Inn itself is stunning and we both felt that had we been in the early stages of planning our wedding... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We do many weddings here, but it is not often that we get pre-wedding guests. It was wonderful that you were able to enjoy one of the hiking vacations organized by Country Inns Along the Trail. We are so glad that you relaxed on the front porch and the grounds. When we bought the inn, most of the grounds were... More 

North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found out about Lilac Inn through the "Inn to Inn" tour company. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Shelly and Doug! The room was gorgeous, the whole house was so beautiful! I would've liked another day or two with them, and may go back in the fall sometime. We ended up being the only guests there that night since... More 

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Lilacinn, Manager at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to have you as guests and Shelly always loves an opportunity to be able to work her culinary magic on a new menu. This home was built to provide guests with a comfortable respite from the rigors of everyday living and we try to continue that tradition. We are glad that you selected a Country Inns... More 

Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The inn is lovely: a large gracious house from the early 1900s beautifully redone, situated on a gracious street in Brandon. The innkeeper Doug regaled us with tales of the house, as if we were his most special guests. The furnishings are stunning, yet totally comfortable. The grounds beautiful. The complete breakfast cooked to order, then served by a gracious... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests and your wonderful comments. As I often say, I consider our inn to be the best little inn on the planet. We feel more like custodians than owners and are so glad it was saved from the wrecking ball twenty years ago. We are fortunate to have the wonderful village of Brandon in walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Our daughter got married at the Lilac Inn on the 4th of July. Wow, what a great experience. The facility is beautiful, the gardens and grounds are spectacular and the food was to die for. Shelly and and Doug were so accomadating and the entire staff could not have been nicer. We had a tent put up in the courtyard... More 

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What a grand event this wedding was! Complete with a parade and fireworks! Well, in the spirit of full disclosure, we did not organize the parade or fireworks. It was the annual Brandon 4th of July extravaganza. We loved hosting this wedding for such a special couple. Every detail was so well planned and their selections for food and beverage... More 

Brandon, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We wanted to pick a local place to have the wedding and reception. We could not have picked a better place !! Shelly, Doug, and staff were amazing. The hotel is fabulous and the gardens were in full bloom for our wedding in the gazebo (weather cooperated too, wondering if Shelly put in a good word for us ?). We... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks again for having your wedding with us! It was wonderful to get to know your friends and families. While we do many destination weddings, we love it when we have Vermonters choose us for their special celebration. We are so glad the weather cooperated and that you were able to enjoy the gardens. While summer is far too short,... More 

Charlotte, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have stayed at the Lilac Inn several times now & never want to leave when it is time to go! We get a room with a real fire place, snuggle inside the beautiful room, walk the snowy street into Brandon and are served the perfect breakfast in they Inn's sunroom where we can watch the sun coming through the... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful words and for being our guests on so many occasions. One of the great benefits of inn keeping is getting to know our guests, especially those that return. We feel fortunate to have found the right inn for us. Although frankly we feel more like custodians than owners, but what we really love is our... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Middlebury College hosted men's NESCAC swim meet this past weekend and we were looking for an Inn to stay for two nights. We travel often for college athletic events and were looking for an Inn that had style and class, where we could relax and completely enjoy the beauty of Vermont. Lilac Inn was perfect. Our room was spectacular with... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us for this event at Middlebury College. Although we are the next town south of Middlebury, there is great access to the College from Brandon via a route that is both scenic and a short cut to bypass all of the traffic congestion in the Town of Middlebury. This past year we remodeled... More 

NYC, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I just returned from my third XC ski trip, staying at the Lilac Inn. I live in New York City, which is a long drive away. I would only return year after year to a place that I loved. The Inn is a beautiful one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast. I know each room is unique, because our group took up the... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for returning for the third year of our AMC XC ski weekends. Each year there are a few new faces and many familiar ones that we love to welcome. While the winter is not our busiest season and even though the Lilac Inn, started life as “Summer Cottage” in the Newport RI style, it was constructed with six... More 

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