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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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Berea, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We could not have asked for a better experience. Doug and Shelly treated us like family and provided the best service, ambiance, and food. Shelley's crab cakes and her scrambled eggs are something to crave!! We will definitely be back - Billy & Mickey

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Clinton, Connecticut
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful experience we had recently at this lovely, historic inn.The building dates from 1909 and has been lovingly restored by its owners, Detail,detail ,detail! Spend time looking at the architecture,lovely gardens.The rooms are so comfortable, linens soft and the most immaculate bathroom I have ever seen in a B&B.The living room is lined with books, big screen TV,... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Oh my, oh my! Where do we begin? Let us just say an immense thank you for your very kind words and for being our guests. As you know we love our inn, and even though we own it, we call it the best little inn on the planet. While that is clearly hyperbole, we feel we are more like... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast in the garden room every morning set the tone for the entire weekend trip in Vermont: friendly, delicious and accommodating. Wine and wood for the fireplace was sent to our room, every bed and breakfast should set their standards by the Lilac Inn.

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests and for your wonderful words. We try to make everyone feel special and welcome in our Inn and we will try to make you even happier during your next visit! More

Southborough, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fall stay here as we visited the area for Middlebury family weekend. The inn is a short drive to Middlebury and away from the traffic that family weekend brings. The rooms are lovely, clean, comfortable, and well-decorated. The hosts are friendly and have lots of information about the local area. Breakfasts are fantastic. Brandon is a lovely... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us during Family Weekend at Middlebury College. We always love have Middlebury student parents stay with us and get to enjoy the quaint Vermont village of Brandon. As you mention we are just a short drive away from Middlebury and there is a wonderful “short cut” that is both scenic and quick to the... More

South Lyon, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom (75 years old), me and a close girlfriend when to the lilac inn last week. Had a great time! We walked to town, drank wine on the front porch and watched movies in the library. While i only had fresh fruit for breakfast, my mom and friend ordered omelettes and other goodies and they enjoyed them very much.... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for being our guests and we are glad that you were able to enjoy our comfy library and front porch. The library has always been a hit, but ever since we removed all of the shrubs in front of the marble balustrade and added some rugs and new cushions, the front porch has been extremely popular. It was great... More

Jacksonville, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both Doug and Shelly bring the experience of having everything suited to your needs and the travel tips they have to share are unbeatable. With their knowledge of other attractions in Vermont and other states they can direct you to anything that you would to see and experience in Vermont. If you stay at the Inn once, you will want... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

It is hard to know where to begin with a reply, except to say thank you for staying with us again and thank you for your wonderful comments. After many years of inn keeping, we especially love having guests who return year after year as they become like family. That is certainly true for the two of you and your... More

South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guests and your very kind comments. We work very hard to make all of guests feel special and to enjoy their stay with us. Fortunately, the building itself because of its origin as a summer mansion, gives us a good beginning, but we have learned to try to keep our rooms fresh and up... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
44 helpful votes 44 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

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

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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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