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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
sgibson1976 Cartwright, Oklahoma
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cartwright, Oklahoma
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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

NY,NY
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Doug and Shelley are great innkeepers, with a real love for their B&B. Do ask about the history of the house! There are beautiful rooms, fantastic food, great skiing very nearby. What could be better?

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great to met you and have you as a guest. We are so glad the weather cooperated! We hope to see next year. More

Albany, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I were married at the Lilac Inn and we decided to go back for our one year Anniversary. As usual, Doug and Shelly were wonderful and the weekend was relaxing and perfect! It brought back wonderful memories of our wedding - we definitely made the right choice and hope to continue visiting Shelly and Doug for years... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful treat to have you return for your first anniversary. It was great to see you both again and we love the tradition you began of a picture of a picture of you being with us! We look forward to seeing you next December. More

Parlin, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This inn was excellent! We were traveling with a small dog and the inn was very dog-friendly. We stayed in Room 2---Wonderful room. Excellent hosts, quite helpful with sightseeing suggestions. Phenomenal stay!

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you again for being our guests and for your kind words. There is so much to see and do in our wonderful state of Vermont and we are glad to be tour guides. As dog lovers we always love to meet new four legged friends. We hope you can visit us next year and bring your grand son. Best... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My husband and I eloped in Vermont and stayed at the Lilac since they were pet friendly. Doug and Shelly were so wonderful and accommodating! Being dog owners themselves, they welcomed our little Boston with open arms. Even though we didn't get married at the Inn, they were incredibly generous with allowing us to take photos on the property and... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for eloping to Vermont! Vermont is one of the most popular destinations for weddings and elopements. Even though you did not have your wedding with us we loved having you stay with us. We cannot wait to see the photos, especially the ones at the Lake. Please come see us again... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just returned from our small wedding service at the Lilac Inn. Shelly and Doug ensured that the entire event ran smoothly (from the beautiful roses set at our dinner table to a fire burning in the fireplace). As a discerning traveler, I select inns for their unique character. The Lilac Inn is graciously unique with hyper sensitivity to detail -... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us for your wedding and for your many wonderful comments. We were happy to customize your dinner choices and loved having you with us. Also, we are glad you were able to enjoy some of the many things our part of Vermont offers, especially the Robert Frost trail. It is a true gem! We wish you a... More

Ellenville, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We had our civil union at the Lilac Inn in 2007 and it was a magical experience in every way. The food there is exquisite and most memorable. Our family and friends still talk about breakfast there! The rooms comfortable and warm, several with fireplaces for added ambience. The grounds are manicured and inviting. We returned this past weekend to... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

It was so great to see you both for a return visit. It is hard to believe how much time has gone by since your ceremony. We wish you well for the holidays and hope you and your families will return for another stay next year. More

1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Lilac Inn for our small wedding service and had an amazing time. Doug and Shelly were great! They were very genuine and caring and personalized our service to cater to our specific needs! The food was not only delicious, but they provide you with so much there is no way you will go... More

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you both for being our guests and having your wedding with us. I do not know where to begin with a response to your wonderful review, but we loved having you with us and look forward to a return visit. We are glad you loved the bed in room , the Grand Suite. We hear many of the same... More

Vernon, New Jersey
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Lilac Inn provided the highest quality service and atmosphere for my daughter's recent wedding. The Inn is elegant and with its beautiful garden and grounds, it is the perfect setting. Needless to say, the hosts, Shelly and Doug are most gracious as they were extremely accommodating in order that we might experience a memorable event in our family's lives... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for having your daughter’s wedding with us and for your kind words. When we were looking to buy an Inn, Shelly realized she wanted to find a location to host weddings. We feel extremely fortunate to have found the Lilac Inn, as it was constructed in 1909 as a grand summer house in an era of grand parties.... More

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Additional Information about Lilac Inn

Also Known As:
Lilac Hotel Brandon
Lilac Hotel
Address: 53 Park St., Brandon, VT 05733
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Location: United States > Vermont > Brandon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Brandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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