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The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17-39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Reluctant Panther Inn in Manchester in August. The accommodations were outstanding and the service was top notch. Their breakfasts were as good as any we have ever had. We ended up having car troubles while we were there and their staff was incredibly helpful to ensure that we got our car... More

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were upgraded to a lovely suite when we arrived to attend the Orvis Fly Fishing School. The room was beautiful. The only issue we had was with the poorly designed bathroom. There is a ridiculously large jacuzzi and a shower within it. It's awkward to get in and out of it. It's very quiet here and a bit pretentious.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife suggested that we were staying at the Reluctant Panther, I wasn't quite sure what to think about where were spending the night. Turns out any fears of heart shaped beds and mirrored ceilings were completely misplaced. Talk about a charming, upscale Vermont Inn! Everything was top shelf. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The room was... More

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 3 days at the main house. People at the front desk, and the wait staff could not have been friendlier, or more efficient. We stayed in the library suite, it actually had about a hundred books on shelves. Complimentry breakfast was some of the best we have had. Views of the mountains outstanding. Dinners were excellent, only ate there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Reluctant Panther on two different occasions while visiting Manchester. Each time we experienced the hotel as being well cared for and friendly. The restaurant for both breakfast and dinner is worth eating at and I'd definitely recommend this hotel to others as well as come back myself when in Manchester.

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Willow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is lovely and very professional. Upon arrival, I was informed that we had been upgraded to a suite. As we were traveling with my mother, this was a perfect surprise. It is so nice when a hotel has the ability to upgrade and does it w/o the customer having to ask. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. Perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story goes: my husband planned to propose to me here 28 years ago. We had to cancel the trip last minute so the proposal took place elsewhere but we have still felt a connection here. We just returned from a visit and we were delighted with everything - friendly staff, the wonderful room ( including a free upgrade) ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed at the hotel, booking at the last minute as were dissatisfied with our original hotel booking. We received the friendliest of welcomes and excellent service.Even when there was a slight problem with our room, it was dealt with efficiently, promptly and we were upgraded immediately. We would highly recommend and hope to revisit or try one of the... More

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Karen S, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our staff! They work hard to make every visit memorable. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, too, can't say enough wonderful things about this inn! When registering online, I asked for a quiet, romantic room as we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. They gave us a double upgrade to one of their nicest suites - Pondview! We had our own deck and quiet corner suite overlooking the gardens and Mt Equinox. The attention to detail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We just arrived home from our stay at the Reluctant Panther. I have never rated a hotel, inn restaurant, or resort. My wife and I are semi-retired and we vacation often. So the fact that we are not home for an hour and are writing this review has to tell you something. The greeting was everything you would expect. Prompt... More

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Karen S, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

We’re so pleased you celebrated your anniversary with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we love making special occasions memorable. More

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Address: 17-39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant 4*
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20 Room and suite luxury hotel located in downtown Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and robes, 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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