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The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

17-39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine B Weston, Connecticut
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Weston, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say a bad thing about the Panther. My room was upgraded because I had joined, for free, SLH.com. It was beautiful and the staff was fantastic! Ate breakfast there every morning and it was amazing, perfect way to start the day. Had dinner there twice and it was the best meals I had while in VT. Perfectly situated... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the panther for one night during a short trip to Manchester, Vermont. Great little Inn and the staff could not have been any friendlier. The room was large, the bed very comfortable and the linen luxurious.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 30th Anniversary weekend at this charming small hotel. We had never been to this part of Vermont, and decided to go explore it. Based on other reviews, we thought we would try The Reluctant Panther. This was a great decision! We purchased the "Total Epicurean Package" which included two nights, a wine and cheese plate upon... More

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Troy, New York
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Wonderful fall getaway. Room had great view of the mountains. Really enjoyed the dinner and the very original, tasty food in the dinning room! Breakfast was above average. The room also was just right, not more than we needed but with a nice Kcup coffee maker, chocolates, a fireplace and view of the mountains to wake up to, its hard... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Me and me lady had a amazing time in Manchester and this hotel from start to finish had us impressed. The rooms were very clean the staff was personable and the location was just right. They would even bring us cookies that my girlfriend would kill before bed. Great job reluctant panther we will be back!

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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This small hotel is fantastic. We had a lovely suite on the back of the inn that was very well appointed and quiet. The bathroom was very large, marble, nice towels and excellent shower. We had breakfast in the dining room every day (yummy) and dinner on Valentines day and it was expensive but wonderful. I would highly recommend this... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful inn! Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Chris. Chris was very kind and helpful, offering us dining and activity recommendations as this was our first time in Vermont. Chris' wonderful personality made us instantly love The Panther! She then led us to our suite, The... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Reluctant Panther encapsulates everything I love about Vermont-warmth, personalized luxury, friendliness, a lack of pretension, and unparalleled hospitality. My wife and I vacationed here recently and we were totally blown away with our experience. Upon arriving, we were upgraded to a suite, just kind of "oh by the way...". With fireplaces in every room, complimentary breakfast served to us... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 5 nights and enjoyed the accommodations, skiing, restaurants (AlDucci) and shopping (Armani Outlet) in the area. The hotel was very helpful,-- as our dogs accompanied us at the last minute. Nicole identified Caroline at the Grateful Dog. Without this help, our trip would have been ruined. The hotel is charming and sweet. First rate linens... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I used to visit this B and B when it was purple and one building. That burned down and it's replacement is just amazing. There is a style that is understated and elegant, taken care of but not in a stuff or overbearing way. This inn has it down. The interior design in simply lovely. The colors are effective but... More

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Also Known As:
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Hotel Manchester
The Reluctant Panther Inn And Restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Hotel
Address: 17-39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#9 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
20 room and suite luxury hotel located in downtown Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and featherbeds, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Gourmet dining experience in Southern Vermont's top-rated restaurant. An elegant vacation experience in charming Southern Vermont. ... more   less 
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