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53 Park St., Brandon, VT 05733
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Ranked #1 of 11 Brandon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill M South Pasadena, California
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with my wife since we had never seen the fall colors. Instead got fall colors, excellent food, old-school tremendous service and honoring all requests. Incredibly scenic and beautiful Inn and room. Able to walk to small town of Brandon, go hiking, eat ice-cream, see exploding fall colors and make it home for top notch restaurant quality meals. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just celebrated my daughter's wedding at the Lilac Inn last weekend and was greatly impressed. Inn keepers Shelly & Doug, as well as their attentive staff made us all feel very welcome. The inn is beautiful and clean, and the food spectacular. The abundant breakfasts as well as the rehearsal and reception dinners were delicious. Shelly was most accommodating... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We love hosting weddings and as Shelly is fond of saying, “If these walls could talk, this house is very happy when there is a wedding, as it was built for parties.” In our fourteen years of owning the Inn we have had many, many weddings, but what makes each one special to us is getting to know the bride... More

Dover, Delaware
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful mansion converted into a Vermont B&B, at its best. Good location for hiking, shopping the quaint shops and near other towns. Beautiful grounds, bountiful, delicious breakfast and a spacious comfortable room. We were part of the Inn to Inn hiking so we were treated to a wonderfully delicious dinner prepared by Shelley and served by Doug. Shelley is a... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for spending part of your hiking vacation with Country Inns Along the Trail with us. We love welcoming their guests who get to experience multiple Vermont Inns. With over 600 bed and breakfasts and country inns, Vermont is the leading place to sample and enjoy a varied bed and breakfast experience. We feel our inn is unique as... More

Florida
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the opportunity to stay once again in "our home away from home" when we headed back to our home state of Vermont for a super vacation once again. Our stay with Doug and Shelley at the Lilac Inn was the highlight of our vacation!! Their warm and genteel hospitality soon settles you in comfortably to the Inn along... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to have returning guests, especially those who have stayed with us year after year, and who love Vermont the way we do. It is hard to add much more to your review, except we wish we saw you more often! We are so fortunate to own and operate what we lovingly call “the best little inn... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A rare find! Beautiful, clean, gorgeous inn with very hospitable innkeepers. Perfect retreat during a business trip to Middlebury. A+ Quality - cleanliness, linens and overall services. High quality restaurants in walking distance as well as terrific art.gallery. You will enjoy ;))

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us for your business trip and for your comments. As the next town south of Middlebury, Brandon continues to grow as a desirable Vermont destination. We are a small, yet quintessential, Vermont village with a nice variety of shops and a world class restaurant, the Café Provence. Brandon has also been called “the art and... More

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is one of the nicest inns we've ever experienced. Shelly and Doug are perfects hosts. Our private dinner was very special as were the bountiful breakfasts every day. I hope we can visit it again in the near future. Shelly is a fantastic cook and bartender!

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being with us while on your vacation in Vermont. As part of the Country Inns along the Trail, we have been serving guests four course dinners for over ten years. While, we have a chef, when it is just two people, Shelly often does the cooking. Her passion for food began many years ago and she loves... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Doug and Shelly were wonderful host and the Inn was an absolutely beautiful place to relax and enjoy the Brandon area for a few days. We plan to make the Inn a regular part of our future vacation plans.

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests and we are glad you were able to relax with us and enjoy our classic Vermont village of Brandon. We are a great spot to visit all of Vermont and we look forward to seeing you during a future vacation. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was so pleased with our one night stay at this beautifully decorated Inn. It was our rare kid free one-night (get away) and the place was perfect for that. At arrival, we sat on the front porch, afternoon sun, beautiful flowers, and inside the lobby was perfect music always playing. Backyard garden is so beautifully landscaped. Room was very... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us for your romantic getaway and we appreciate your comments. We fell in love with our Inn 13 years ago because of its history as summer mansion built for entertaining. We have tried to build on its ambiance as an inviting home that happens to have been built on a scale big enough to be... More

Elkins Park, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I stayed at several inns throughout the Brandon, VT area. We loved the Lilac Inn's accommodations the best: great cotton linens, n incredibly comfortable mattress and lots of windows to open for the Vermont night air. While we were too full from lunch to appreciate the dinner, it was beautifully presented and smelled delicious. The gardens are... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests and for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax on the front porch and walk through our grounds. Ever since we removed the shrubs in front of the marble balustrade, it has become our most popular place to relax. We hope to see you again the... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Lilac Inn is an absolutely wonderful place to go. My boyfriend and I could not have asked for a better, more relaxing or more romantic stay. The property is stunning and feels immediately like home from the moment you walk in the door. We surveyed the flowers in the backyard garden, enjoyed the peacefulness inside the gazebo and enjoyed... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being our guests and your many wonderful comments. After 13 years of being innkeepers, we love having new guests stay with us, as well as, returning guests. We are glad you enjoyed your accommodations in a room with one of our new king beds and original soaking tubs. We try to update our room with... More

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Address: 53 Park St., Brandon, VT 05733
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Location: United States > Vermont > Brandon
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Number of rooms: 9
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