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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 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at Lilac Inn. Beautiful setting with comfortable quiet rooms (we stayed in the Audubon Room, king size bed). Beds and pillows were especially comfortable. Easy walk to charming Brandon where we enjoyed Cafe Provence & Sheri's Diner. Owner Doug and the entire staff were very professional, courteous and friendly. Breakfast was hearty & delicious including... More

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La Jolla, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lilac Inn for mid season camp weekend in July. I was attracted to the Lilac Inn from the website and it's photos. I also heard about Brandon's restaurants, of which there are basically two. The Lilac looks immaculate and the gardens look huge on the website. Now, while the owners are friendly inn keepers,the breakfast tasty... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your three night stay with us. With a building that is over a hundred years old we are constantly updating guest rooms and doing maintenance. It is part of “The Arches” historic charm that harks back to its day as a “Summer Cottage” in 1909. We have never had anyone complain about “extremely loud... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only here for one night but we will definitely be back. From the time we walked in until we left the next morning we were delighted with the entire experience. Shelly was so kind and accommodating while telling us about the accommodations and breakfast. The room was very clean and comfortable. Our night was very restful and breakfast... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to leave us such kind words. All of staff try to be friendly and helpful to make each guest’s stay with us as enjoyable as possible. We love to start the day with a hearty breakfast as it seems to set the tone for the rest of the day. We hope you can return soon. More

Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is extraordinarily beautiful and well maintained with elegant gardens. Doug and Shelley are very welcoming and accommodating. We loved the privacy of the Gardener's Room and enjoyed taking long walks around the peaceful village. The delicious breakfast was made with fresh ingredients including a variety of creative courses. Doug was very helpful with suggestions of a variety of... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We are happy you were able to enjoy our gardens and the lovely village of Brandon. We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful State of Vermont and look forward to seeing you on a future visit. More

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in the Robert Frost Room and were very comfortable. Super great inn with loads of history and structure. Shelly and Doug make certain all your needs are met and even add many suggestions and stories. The breakfast is one you won't forget. We'll certainly include this on our next trip through Vermont.

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you staying with us and for your comments. As we mentioned to you, we feel more like custodians than owners and are glad this magnificent ‘summer cottage’ is still welcoming guests a hundred years later. We have tried to keep it up to date with needed amenities, while preserving its historic past. We really appreciate your comments about our... More

New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Doug and Shelly run one of those "second to none" B&Bs where the scent of actual lilacs greets you in the entryway that sits under a magnificent, towering marble chimney. This inn was built in 1909, and it still maintains its sprawling and romantic atmosphere. There are numerous public rooms on the main floor that includes two vintage grand pianos,... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Frankly, this review has ‘stumped the band’ as we do not know where to start with our reply, except to simply say Thank You! Thank you for being our guest. Thank you for your wonderful words about our Inn and our charming Vermont village. And most of all thank you for becoming a friend. Needless to say, we look forward... More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My daughter and I visited Middlebury in April when she was deciding which college to attend next year. The hospitality at the Lilac Inn was among the factors that helped convince her that Middlebury was the right choice. We had a lovely stay. Our room was very comfortable and well appointed. When we had to leave very early one morning,... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and we are so glad your daughter chose Middlebury. It is an awesome college! And we are also appreciative for your comments about the village of Brandon. We are fortunate to have a variety of shops, restaurants and a museum, all within an easy walk from the Inn. As you noted the drive from... More

Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Lilac Inn is a beautiful venue for weddings. As a same-sex couple we were given the royal treatment by the owners Doug and Shelly, as we're sure they do for everyone. The inn and all of its rooms and furnishings are simply gorgeous. The breakfasts were unbelievably delicious and generous. Our wedding dinner included crab cakes and filet mignon... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being with us for your wedding and many thanks for your wonderful comments. As you know we love our Inn, but we love it even more when we have wonderful guests like you stay with us. Spring has arrived in full force and the aroma of the lilacs is amazing. We have been busy with a major... More

Cartwright, Oklahoma
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

One word sums up our wedding experience at Lilac Inn - Amazing! There are so many positive aspects regarding Lilac Inn. My husband and I were married in this beautiful mansion November 15, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Doug and Shelly were absolutely wonderful in their assistance with every accommodation. All rooms are nicely furnished with an eclectic blend... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

We were so glad you had your destination wedding in Vermont and with us at the Lilac Inn. As Shelly often says, "If these walls could talk, this house is very happy when a wedding is going on!" We loved having both of you and your families with us for your wedding and appreciate your kind review. Spring is finally... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was my first time I've stayed at a B&B and it was when the AMC NJ/NY chapter had a XC Skiing Trip over Valentine weekend 2014. I thought the B&B was what I was expecting a B&B to be: quaint, picturesque, good condition, homey feel, friendly owners, welcoming, yet aged well, and of course not too big, yet not... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are always happy when we have a guest who has never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before. Vermont has over 600 B&B's and they are all different, yet they all share a commitment to make a guest feel like they are in someone's home. Most of them began as stage coach stops, farm... 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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The Lilac Inn a leading luxury romantic Vermont Country Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast known for romantic Vermont getaways, custom Vermont destination wedding packages, New England wedding receptions, and special family celebrations - in any season. Featured in Yankee, Country Living and Vermont magazines, the feel throughout is that of a "small luxury hotel with personal service to match". Each morning begins at your individual table with a cooked to order three course gourmet Vermont breakfast. The Inn is located on Park Street, the prettiest street in Vermont in the quaint but welcoming village of Brandon. Located midway between Middlebury and Rutland, Brandon is an unspoiled village in the authentic Currier & Ives tradition that has been tastefully updated to suit the needs of today's visitor. ... more   less 
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