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Seth Warner Inn
2353 Main St., Manchester, VT 05255   |  
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Ranked #8 of 13 Manchester B&B and Inns
Newton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Over he past 15 years we have returned to this inn time and time again. The hosts, Richard and Stasia, have wonderful personalities and are very knowledgeable about events and history of the area. They make excellent suggestions for dinner and places of interest. The inn is metoiculously clean and each room has its own charm. The breakfasts are the best compared to many other B & Bs we have stayed in. Her baked goods each day are a real treat topping a wonderful, fresh breakfast. We would highly recommend the Seth Warner B & B to friends, relatives and anyone traveling for business, pleasure or special events.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Weston, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We've stayed in a lot of B&B's and this one was not memorable.

First, the good news. The place is clean and charming. The furnishings are impeccable. The big upstairs hallway gives it a feeling of spaciousness. But...

Being located outside of Manchester Village, the inn is very close to a portion of Route 7A where the speed limit is pretty fast, so even while enjoying the delightful pond and grounds (I can only dream about having a lawn so nice), traffic is zooming by. Our bathroom had a problem with the hot/cold water valve, so there were unpleasantly surprising changes in temp while in use. There was no shampoo in the bathroom - that sounds like a nit-pick, but it was indicative of an overall impression that the owner was cutting every possible corner. Breakfast was okay, but sparse on fresh ingredients such as fruit, seconds were not offered on anything, and we were told we could only have the homemade jam if we really wanted some (it ended up being Smuckers-like). The host and hostess has very little first-hand knowledge of local restaurants. The owners were not unpleasant, but we have experienced far warmer hospitality.

Perhaps it's just that you get what you pay for, and this is a relative bargain by Manchester standards, so manage your expectations accordingly.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stasia T, Owner at Seth Warner Inn, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are sorry that these guests did not have a "memorable" stay with us. We have read and reread their review, and aside from being dissapointed, we were, frankly, puzzled. With regards to the traffic, the inn is located on Rt. 7A, an historic old stagecoach route. Most of the inns and hotels in the area on situated on this road. The speed limit ranges from 25 MPH in town to 35 MPH here in front of the Inn...hardly a raceway. We were also puzzled by their comments about their breakfast.. They were served three kinds of fresh fruit with each meal, the coffee pot is always full as is the juice containers. It is not a serve-yourself "continental" breakfast, you are served at private, candlelit tables. No "seconds" were requested but would have gladly been provided if they were.

The comment about a lack of familiarity with the area restaurants is also perplexing. After 25 years in this area we are not only familiar with the restaurants but know many of the owners and chefs personally. When these guests arrived they were shown a book we keep containing copies of the menus of all local restaurants and, later, discussed their planned choices of places for dinner...offering what other guests had reported about their dining experiences there.

After all our years here we have learned that shampoo and other notions are rarely used. Most people seem to bring their own favorites, so we stopped providing them. Based on this review, however, we will reinstitute the practice. Regarding a variation in water temperature in the shower, it is rare but it does happen when in the unusual event that all guest rooms happen to be taking showers at the same time. The building is, all, over 200 years old and even with modernization the possiblity of temperature variance exists. We continue to explore a correction for this even though we seldom get complaints.

We maintain a guest register book where guests may write comments about their stay and literally hundreds of these comments applaud our friendliness and accomodations. We are extremely proud of our "regulars list" (guests who return time after time) and we make new "regulars" all the time. This does not happen by "cutting corners".

We take all of our reviews very seriously and we are dedicated to our guests and to the mission of providing them with enjoyable stays so we will keep this review in mind and do what is necessary to continue to act upon their suggestions.

We very much appreciate their compliments upon the cleanliness of our rooms, the decor and the maintainence of our grounds. Once again, we are sorry that we did not seem to meet your full expectations and we do thank you for your comments.
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Kingston , New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We recently stayed at the Seth Warner Inn for 3 nights . From the moment we stepped into the foyer we knew we made the right choice . We were greeted by Richard one of our hosts , who was warm and friendly and showed us around the inn and to our room . He told us wonderful stories about the Inn's history which we thoroughly enjoyed . We stayed in the Seth Warner room and loved every inch of the room . We slept like babies listening to the babbling brook outside our window. We had delicious breakfasts prepared by our other host Stasia . Richard and Stasia were gracious enough to allow us to be married in there sitting room. Linda Spence the town clerk performed the ceremony in the Inn's sitting room . It was magical and we will never forget this very special time in our lives . Thank you Richard and Stasia for 3 beautiful incredible days .

Josie and Mike Burns

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We recently stayed at Seth Warner Inn for 2 nights. It's nicely situated out of the main town of Manchester, on a pretty piece of property. We stayed in the John Stark room, which is the only room on the main floor. It was cozy, nicely decorated, and had a very comfortable bed. The issue with this room is that it's right inbetween the sitting room and the dining room. If other guests are gathered in the sitting room and talking, you will definitely hear it. The same for the dining room, where breakfast is served from 8-9 am. If you want to sleep in, forget it, the chatter from breakfast will wake you. The room was a fair size with a small private bathroom. If you like comfy, squishy, or feather pillows then you best bring your own. The foam pillows provided were not comfortable. The shower head in our bathroom was in dire need of a replacement and the towels were typical motel quality thin, small towels. Except for a couple of cheap bars of soap, no toiletries were provided; no shampoo, conditioner, shower gel or lotion. For the price that they charge, I really expected more comforts.
We had delicious pancakes the first morning, served with a piece of store bought cake. The next morning was a quiche with a pumpkin bread which appeared to be homemade. Breakfast was very tasty, but we were never offered even a refill on our small glass of juice.
The hosts were pleasant, and offered us information on local happenings.
It was a nice few nights away but if I were to return to Manchester, I would try another B&B.
The outlet shopping has also deteriorated quite a bit, nothing like I remembered it from years ago.
It was charming and quaint but I feel needed a few upgrades for the prices that they charged.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I shouldn't forget, great breakfast!
In a simply beautiful surrounding, nicely outside the hustle & bustle of Manchester, but close by, is this great B&B, run by Sasha and Richard, two caring and wonderful hosts who truly made us feel at home, in their home.
If you like American history, you seep in it. Everywhere around you, there are paintings and small memorabilia of the early American days. Richard is a walking book of knowledge of the area with a wicked sense of humor and Sasha is simply a wonderful cook and gentle hostess. Our comments in their book was ''We'll be back'' and we surely will

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunnyvale, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We accidentally happened upon this excellent bed and breakfast when we needed a place to stay in the Manchester, VT, area. For three nights we enjoyed comfort, peacefulness, warmth and amazingly delicious food. The grounds are beautiful, and the inside is tastefully decorated. Stasia and Richard were the perfect hosts providing us with whatever we needed including background info on the inn, the area and Vermont. We could not have been more pleased. I almost forgot to mention that the cost was very reasonable for the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed at the inn for two nights, May 19th and May 20th last. We enjoyed every aspects of our weekend. The environment is conducive to relaxation. The room was exceptional and offered a view of the duck pound and the wood area. The breakfast was different each morning and were culinary exquisite creations. Our hosts Stasia and Richard went out of their way to accomodate us.
We often take short weekend trips ant stay at inns. Seth Warner inn is surely one of the best we experienced.

Louise & Serge
Montral

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2353 Main St., Manchester, VT 05255
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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