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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three years ago, I downgraded the Reluctant Panther for a couple of faults (at least in my mind). This time, only one remained, but now seems so minor that I have decided the Panther now deserves a five-circle rating. The one thing about which I complained was that I believed it would be nice to have a small refrigerator in... More 

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear RevL05, Thank you for your recent return to the Reluctant Panther, it was a pleasure to welcome you back! I am delighted to know that we have improved upon your last visit - it is vital to receive and act upon feedback, or how else will we continue to learn and grow? Breakfast is a great way to start... More 

Connecticut
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is very nice. Rooms are small suites. We had a king bed and a huge bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. There is a fire place that you can access from the room and the bathroom. You can enjoy the tub and a fireplace. The rooms all seem to be away from other rooms so there was no hallway... More 

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BonzoCT, Thank you for thinking of the Reluctant Panther to celebrate an occasion as memorable as your anniversary! It was a pleasure having you join us and we are grateful for the thoughtful review. Every room is uniquely styled, each with a fireplace (or two!). We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to this very special Inn. Beautifully decorated and cared for by a dedicated staff. Metisculously clean. Well located and ideal for couples or family gatherings. The included breakfasts are special! From the greeting by the head desk to the attention of the General Mgr.you will be happy to feel appreciated!

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Thank casciac
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear casciac, Thank you for your recent return visit, it was a pleasure to welcome you again. Your thoughtful review is greatly appreciated and will be shared with all the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Safe travels and warm regards, Sean Burpee General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been several times at the Reluctant Panther and each time it is so special and so memorable for us. Amazing, spacious and very beautiful rooms, so clean and so pretty, attention to detail and just an overall wonderful experience! We are looking forward to coming back in the fall!

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1 Thank 2016nyc
Sean B, Owner at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 2016nyc, Many thanks for your recent visit to the Reluctant Panther, it was a pleasure to welcome you back! Your thoughtful compliments make everyone's day all the better, thank you for your review. Fall is just around the corner and we look forward to your return! Safe travels and warm regards, Sean Burpee General Manager More 

New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed there several times while skiing on Broomley Mountain. The hotel is very pleasant, country+modern style with fireplace in every room. They have amazing french toast for breakfast and generally food is good there and around Manchester. Service was great too. We had no issues. Best for couples. Close to mountains and they have the small pond in... More 

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mayoris, Thank you for your visits and thoughtful review! With Bromley and Stratton just a short drive up the hill, our Winter Ski Packages are a great way to enjoy the mountains. Get started with a hearty breakfast and wrap it up with an in-room massage followed by a delicious dinner in the Panther Restaurant and that is a... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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163 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin this review, probably with a thanks to Trip Advisor. It helped me find this romantic and special Inn to make my wedding elopement so special. Sean (the manager) went the extra mile to help in all arrangements, but the special attention to our happiness made it all the better. When the heavens opened up... More 

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Diane & Joseph, First and foremost, congratulations on your nuptials and thank you for thinking of the Reluctant Panther for such a memorable occasion! We were delighted to assist you with your elopement and, despite Mother Nature's best efforts, very pleased all the events came together seamlessly. Besides, as they say, rain is good luck! Cap it off with... More 

Boston
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Reluctant Panther Inn during mid July. The entire staff was genuinely friendly, welcoming and provided excellent service! Our room was spacious and so comfortable!!! Housekeeping also kept our room very clean and well-stocked daily. The breakfasts included in our stay (ordered from the Panther Restaurant menu) were delicious. We also enjoyed oysters and... More 

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Thank 40Stravelers
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 40Stravelers, Many thanks for your recent visit and wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed many of the features of our property, the tranquility of the setting and warm hospitality of our staff. Sounds like you enjoyed great daily adventures, with the obligatory Vermont maple syrup tasting for good measure, just steps from our font door! Will gladly share... More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My wife and I had a very pleasant and enjoyable long weekend at the Inn, our second extended visit in a nine-month period. Our visits have given us some perspective, which I share here. The Inn is very nicely situated and is very ably managed by GM Sean Burpee. Members of the front desk staff are uniformly helpful and friendly... More 

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1 Thank CyclingCPA
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to the Reluctant Panther! We are delighted to know you consider us your preferred retreat in Manchester. Equally, we are excited you experienced Chef Sigal's cuisine on two occasions during your stay; we are very pleased to have her leading a great team in our culinary program. Thank you again... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The hotel was very good. Small, nice service, charming property. We had a suite in a building not attached to the main house. it was very big and very comfortable. My only gripe was that the shower was useless - barely a trickle. that isn't acceptable, especially given the prices. The hotel restaurant was closed for a private function one... More 

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Thank Mats943
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mats943, Thank you for your recent visit to the Reluctant Panther, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback on the shower head - we attended to it immediately and found the cause (a tiny amount of silt) - our apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you as well for your feedback regarding the Restaurant. On occasion,... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It is so rare that you find a staff who actually cares more about your comfort and happiness than the bottom line. Due to a mechanical problem, I had a less than optimal first night at this gorgeously appointed Inn in Southern Vermont. The manager, a Mr. Burpee, and the lovely woman at the desk (Tasia) went out of their... More 

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Thank DeltaTango10014
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DeltaTango10014, It is always a pleasure to have you visit and we are grateful for your thoughtful compliments. We enjoy making each of your visits as comfortable as possible and sincerely apologize for the hiccup on the first evening. Safe travels and see you soon! Warm regards, Sean Burpee General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
20 Room and Suite luxury boutique hotel located in Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and robes, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Gourmet dining experience in Southern Vermont's top-rated restaurant. An elegant vacation experience in charming Southern Vermont. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

Address: 39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Price Range: $191 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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