We live in Vermont but enjoy exploring local towns and learn more about our own state. We have never had such a lovely time as we did staying at Gazebo Inn in Brandon. From the time we arrived and were greated by Donna, the innkeeper until she saw us off, everything was picture perfect. Our room was quaint and decorated with such a nice country theme. The bed was turned down when we arrived back from dinner. Donna would inquire what time we would like to come down for breakfast. In the morning we'd awaken to the smell of the most wonderful food being prepared for us. It was a feast of fresh fruit, yogurt, Vermont coffee and always a special surprise from French toast to apricot pancakes and bacon. There is a nice, little screened-in porch which could be set up to enjoy coffee and juice if so desired and a lovely area in back of the inn to walk and enjoy the Vermont setting...possibly just sit in the gazebo in the back and relax. We will definately go back on occasion to savour a relaxing weekend at Gazebo Inn and enjoy catching up with Donna. She gladly takes the time to enlighten you on wonderful places to visit, shop and explore the area . It was a wonderful getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy elegance is experienced at this National Historic Register 1860s home. Located just north of town our B&B provides relaxation on a private property displaying a variety of perennial gardens. Architecture is that of the classic New England Federal style. Decor is that of distinctively combined Victorian furnishings with contemporarily-crafted pieces reflecting refinement yet comfortableness. All guest rooms boast private bath, AC, fine linens, featherbeds, down comforters, hairdryers, and robes. Breakfasts are known as having sumptuous -- but healthy -- offerings.Summer guests enjoy reading on the screened porch, the gazebo, or on one of the several patios. Winter guests can snowshoe or XC ski down our back hill, enjoy a roaring fire in the library, or relax in the reading alcove. In the fall you'll be leaf peeping, but our porch is for 3 seasons so put your feet up and enjoy our array of refreshments while viewing our multi-colored trees.Brandon's downtown -- with its eateries, art galleries, unique shops, and old-fashioned ice cream parlor -- are but a stroll away. WiFi and HD TV with DVD player and Nexflix connection are provided. We are perfectly located for a vacation stay; i.e., The Stephen A. Douglas Museum and town Tourist Center is but a few doors down; hiking/XC skiing are a ride up the mountain; swimming on beautiful Lake Dunmore is even a shorter jaunt; bike rentals can be delivered to enjoy a variety of cycling routes, including to Brandon's nearby covered bridge or a bit longer trip to Lake Champlain.Discounts available for learning vacations in the traditional arts and for the Cafe Provence Cooking School, full-house rentals, and summer multi-day stays. Children and families welcomed. ... more less