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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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Middlebury College hosted men's NESCAC swim meet this past weekend and we were looking for an Inn to stay for two nights. We travel often for college athletic events and were looking for an Inn that had style and class, where we could relax and completely enjoy the beauty of Vermont. Lilac Inn was perfect. Our room was spectacular with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just returned from my third XC ski trip, staying at the Lilac Inn. I live in New York City, which is a long drive away. I would only return year after year to a place that I loved. The Inn is a beautiful one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast. I know each room is unique, because our group took up the... More 

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Deep River, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelly and Doug were wonderful hosts. Their inn is beautifully decorated with very comfortable and spacious rooms. The breakfast was top notch, scones to die for and delicious coffee!! We were there as part of a cold AMC skiing weekend, and had a wonderful time!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely inn with great innkeepers who have thought of everything to make your stay more comfortable and pleasant. The living room is so cozy with comfortable chairs and a warm fire in the winter, and the rooms are beautiful with great bedding and deep bathtubs. This was my second visit there and I will keep coming back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place when we were planning a last minute weekend escape and it turned out to be the perfect choice. The inn itself is charming - the building and grounds (although snow covered) are beautiful. The decor is an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary which is quirky but charming. It is walking distance from the very... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We try to make every guest’s stay here memorable and we really appreciate it when they take the time to leave us a Trip Advisor review. We are fortunate that the inn has six wood burning fireplaces, including three in guest rooms, and we have resisted the trend to convert them to gas. In... More 

Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding a room for one night near Middlebury College last minute was not easy but Lilac Inn proved to be a great find. On cold snowy night in January we were happy to find a warm welcome from Doug and Shelly and their friendly black lab. Breakfast was great with fresh omelettes and chocolate croissants. Love the coffee mugs and... More 

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Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments and for venturing from Middlebury to the next town just down the road. While winter is not our busy season, we love guests who can enjoy our romantic “summer cottage’, even in the winter. Brady, our labrinard, is always so happy to welcome new guests and we hope to see you on a future... More 

West Hartford, US
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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