We just got back from the West Dover Inn and I wanted to write this review while it was still fresh in my mind. We had a wonderful time here! The owners were very down to earth and there if you needed them, but respected our privacy at the same time. The main reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because I felt that the overall ambience was not consistent. It felt a bit like several generations of owners had decorated the home and that its identity is a bit confused. It makes sense, the West Dover Inn has been an Inn since 1846 which gives it a rich amount of beauty and history, but i think that some decorative specifications and some spring cleaning is in order. That said, the heart of the home is strong, caring and well-meaning. The food is absolutely amazing, I would eat here every night if I could and that means a lot coming from a New York foodie. If anything, go to the 1846 Restaurant and Tavern for dinner one night even if you don't end up staying at the Inn. We came here with our baby and everyone, including the other guests were very sweet to him and to us and that meant a lot. What I loved most about the West Dover Inn is that they made you feel like a local rather than a tourist and helped us to find activities to do without making us feel annoying or burdensome..or like tourists. For you, the reader who is trying to decide where to stay my advice to you would be to evaluate what you need in a B&B. Is it the relationships between the owners and staff? West Dover Inn is great for this. Is it location? West Dover is also very good for this if you want to be near the slopes, hiking or favorite local spots. Is it comfort, cleanliness and ambience? West Dover is not the strongest in this field, but I think it could easily be improved. Is it food? West Dover Inn and 1846 Tavern is off the charts here. All in all, I would probably stay here again. The food and good company is just too good to pass up.
- Also Known As:
- West Dover Hotel Dover
- West Dover Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The West Dover Inn continues an important tradition begun in 1846. Originally built as a stage coach stop and tavern, the inn has been lovingly restored and now provides quiet luxury, comfortable accommodations and memorable dining in a central, yet serene location in southern Vermont. ... more less
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