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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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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Elkins Park, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Southeast US
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guests and your wonderful comments. We are glad you also were able to enjoy some of the charm of a classic Vermont village. Most importantly, we hope you can visit us again at a future date. More

La Jolla, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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

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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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