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Lilac Inn

53 Park St., Brandon, VT 05733
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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West Hartford, US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doug and Shelly were very accomodating. Lilac inn had spacious rooms, an excellent and varied breakfast plus a great local town/area for shopping, antiquing dining, and outdoor activities. We were visiting for parents weekend at Middlebury and we'll be back!

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guests and we are glad you will able to experience some of our wonderful village of Brandon's many charms. Although we are only a few minutes away from Middlebury College and the bustling town of Middlebury, our Vermont village is proud to be unhurried, unspoiled and unforgettable. We look forward to a return visit... More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally intended on an elopement, but the elopement grew into a wedding. And what an experience it was! Though we were not the only guests at the Inn, it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Shelly and Doug had every detail covered, down to the the brand and flavors of ice cream we wanted for the reception.... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

It was so wonderful having you both along with your family. We love it when elopements grow into small weddings, as it makes the whole event even more special. We also love to make each wedding custom and unique as we feel like our guests become part of our family, if only for a few days. We were so glad... More 

Berea, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you selected us for your wedding and we are glad you were pleased. It was wonderful to meet you both and Brady misses his little buddies. We look forward to seeing you in the future and hope you can bring lots of friends and family. More 

Clinton, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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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