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“Needs a LOT of tlc” 2 of 5 stars
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Wildflower Inn
2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Lyndonville B&B and Inns
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“Needs a LOT of tlc”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Overpriced and definitely in need of some tlc. Worn carpet and the bathroom was nowhere near as clean as I like. The location is great, but there are nicer places in the area that I will stay at next time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I've stayed at the Wildflower on 5 separate occasions and have enjoyed every one. The setting is, of course, spectacular, one of the most beautiful in all of New England, and it is a big part of the attraction. The perennial gardens throughout the property are gorgeous, and the pool is set in a beautiful location and is beautifully landscaped and stonescaped. The staff is friendly, welcoming and laid back, adding to the overall feeling of relaxed well-being one has when at the Wildflower. The breakfasts are excellent, and would cost $15 or more per person if you had to pay for them separately. The restaurant is also quite good, especially for this rural area of VT.

For Kingdom Trails access, it doesn't get any better, as the Inn is literally surrounded on all sides by the trail network, including a number of trails that are directly accessible from the Inn property.

There are a number of 'use at your leisure' facilities which we've taken advantage of, including the tennis court, batting cage, and playroom. There is also shuffleboard.

In truth, some of the rooms could use some updating, and the Inn is not inexpensive, but in combination with its many virtues, and the overall vibe of the place, we find ourselves always coming back.

Room Tip: Best value is in the carriage house rooms across the road. Best views are in rooms/suites among the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed here to be centrally located to the Kingdom Trails Mountain bike trail system in East Burke. The inn fit the bill perfectly. The trails were close by and we had a "suite" room with plenty of beds for the four of us, and a washer/dryer in the room.

The room itself was pretty simple and nothing fancy, but for four mtn. bikers it was just fine. Breakfast was included the next day and everything was as nice as one could expect. I'm sure that they have nicer rooms than the one we stayed in, as the lodge had numerous buildings as part of the complex. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: If you want a simple room that is good for 4 or 5 mountain bikers, the Earl Brown suite is just fine...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, MD
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Ditto much of what is written. The people are so nice that I truly hope they read this and find a way to update them guest rooms and common areas. Whether you stay there, or somewhere else, a drive up the road reveals a spectacular view.

The room was large. Rustic is a good word for the collection of mismatched furniture, which seemed to suit the beadboard walls. Carpet was worn and stained. There was a small counter with sink and microwave that helped given few dining options in the area. The bathroom suggested a cleaning crew not familiar with all the areas of a shower and toilet that need to be scrubbed. The portable air conditioner was sufficient (though I was not in the room at all during the day). I am glad that I brought my own toiletries. I used their Wi-fi to tune into news and music since the clock radio could not reach any stations.

Breakfast was terrific. A delicious, healthy, cold buffet is more than most places offer alone. But then one orders from several delicious options on a menu of hot food. My business stay was pre-arranged are a rate closer to $100 for several weeknights when there were few other guests. My suggestion is to call and see if they will negotiate.

I will likely stay again for business (I can tuck a thicker towel in my suitcase). But I’ve also had the chance to book here again for a trip with family members who don’t have the tolerance for rustic. I didn’t take the chance. Missed the breakfast, but not the room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Biddeford, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

It happened just by chance in finding this quaint Inn up in the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont, all for the celebration of my husband's birthday. A perfect way to disconnect from a busy world, with miles of hiking/biking trails, gorgeous views and friendly hospitality by the innkeeper Jim O'Reilly. That makes this a great place to stay for families and couples alike. Their restaurant, Juniper's at the Wildflower Inn is second to none! All the freshest ingredients made my husband's birthday meal a night to remember! We will definitely find a way to return to this magical place!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City , Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

If you've ever wanted a vacation experience in the winter like in the movie "White Christmas", you have to go to Wildflower Inn. We took advantage of the Christmas package and were not disappointed. Be warned, however: If you have a teen (like we do), it was culture shock! No TV or telephone. For the parents, though, it was Heaven! However, once your teen starts looking around and gets out on the sledding hill behind the carriage house or goes for a sleigh ride, or tours the barn, or goes for a drive down Darling Hill Rd...well, you get the picture! I realize other reviews talk about the rooms and furniture showing their age. While this is true, for my wife and I, it simply added to the rustic charm of the place. And the food at the inn? Fantastic! In fact, I'm still looking for ways to incorporate maple syrup on my meat. If you do stay during the Christmas holiday, you have the special treat by picking out your own Christmas tree (already cut and ready to go) plus picking out your own decorations. Even our teen had fun trimming the tree.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We recently spent a Saturday night at the Wildflower Inn with our small dog. The rooms they have for pets are furnished with misc. tables that needed refinishing. The carpet was badly stained, there was mold around the tub, curtain rods were bent, wallpaper was peeling. There was no phone, TV or air conditioning, just small table fans. It felt like we had stepped into the "Bates Motel". For this we had the privilege of paying over $220. When we complained to the owner, he offered us the only other "pet" room available which was larger but not much better. You can see wonderful views all over Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. The Wildflower Inn was probably lovely in its heyday, but from the looks of things, that was many years ago.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851
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Location: United States > Vermont > Northeast Kingdom > Lyndonville
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lyndonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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