We stayed 4 nights xmas week and it exceeded our expectations. I’m writing this in detail b/c it was so much fun to stay there it’s worth my while to write about. We were greeted with a warm crackling fire, hot tea or cider and homemade cookies. The whole house was festively decorated inside and out. The house itself is originally from the late 1700’s so it’s quite the treat to look at. There were two rooms for sitting; besides the one which greeted us, another one had reading material, DVD’s and music CD’s to choose from and an assortment of games. Once upstairs there was a kitchenette area with teas, hot water, a Krugric coffee maker, cold bottled water and a frig and microwave. A computer was in the hall for general use (although my husband said it was slower than the one we brought), extra towels and cute battery lighted candles that really looked real. The room was very nice, with a new wall TV which played DVD’s or CD’s. Very clean. Complimentary toiletries. Little carafe of sherry with two delicate glasses. Breakfast was fabulous. Each morning started with fresh muffins/biscuits and really good coffee. (I bought some of the coffee/tea mugs b/c they were so cute) Then some kind of fruit but tastefully presented; everything was presented with that extra flair! Then came the main serving that always included some protein unless you didn’t want it. One day was pumpkin and banana pancakes with sausage, another day was French toast filled with cream cheese and blueberry compote on top and real maple syrup. They said they would accommodate any dietary preferences but we liked everything. We found the hosts to be professional but funny and witty. They both seem like very hard workers and very serious about providing the best service possible; we were always impressed by their attention to detail. Christmas day they left us a present in the room which was just so thoughtful. We would stay again for sure but after seeing the downstairs suite, we would spend the extra money to stay in that room…really nice looking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historic farmhouse on a quiet residential street set on a hill with mountain views. A full hot breakfast is served each morning. Near Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, and the Northeast Kingdom. Come experience the tranquility of our 18th century Vermont home! ... more less