When you pull up to the inn, you immediately smell the lilacs. The grounds are beautiful. The innkeepers couldnt have been more helpful and courteous. They helped us plan our days, sending us to a great hike and a great local town. Our room was spacious and clean. Eating at their restaurant was the biggest treat. All their food was freshly prepared- think of going to the Culinary institute of America! (really, it was that good)
This is our fourth visit to Rabbit Hill Inn. Just as perfect as the others: We are greeted warmly and shown around. We have a perfectly lovely room. We love doing the Stave jigsaw puzzles in the comfortable and welcoming sitting room. Breakfast is delicious with hot and cold (or both) choices. The service is impeccable! Brian and Leslie are wonderful hosts.
This Inn is really quant, and the attention to detail in each of the rooms is amazing. I am not really a fan of antiques and such, but this Inn is really lovely- very clean and generally well maintained. The little bar in the lobby is perfect- he mixes a great drink for a reasonable price! But the real star is the breakfast! Cannot say enough about the quality and the amount of food for breakfast! The selections change each day, and they use local ingredients whenever possible. Food was amazing!! The Innkeepers are very knowledgeable and helpful regarding local activities. You do need to be able to navigate narrow and steep steps for most of the rooms. Highly recommend.
The uniformly positive reviews of Rabbit Hill Inn on TripAdvisor are quite unique! After staying there we can just join the others in their praise. Rarely have I felt so welcome. The personal touch and care about every individual guest is really what makes this hotel so unusual. It felt as if we came home to the owners. All the other staff members were also very kind and engaged in their work. Needless to say the room was spotlessly clean. The lobby and parlor were cosy and it was just a pleasure to spend a couple of hours there. Very relaxing!
We enjoyed our stay at Rabbit Hill Inn. The service & hospitality were impeccable- everyone was so gracious. Breakfast was a treat each morning. Our room was spotless and spacious. The Inn exceeded our expectations!
At first, you don't get it. It looks like a really nice, but typical country inn, hard by the CT River in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, and just a handshake away from New Hampshire and the beauty of the White Mountains. Then, you go on a two-day stay, which truly makes you realize and appreciate the magic of the Rabbit Hill Inn. There's no Dick or Joanna Loudon, George Utley or Larry, Darryl and his other brother Darryl to greet you. But Rabbit Hill does feature a staff that helps make this way more than just a cozy stay at a beautiful Vermont BNB. We are greeted by assistant innkeeper Lindsey, who over the course of our stay we come to realize is more accommodating and more spot on professional than any employee we've ever encountered at much pricier and swankier 5-star resorts. She's attentive and always genuine, yet never overbearing or "fake friendly." Lindsey greets you, shows you your room, and then personally seats you each night at dinner. She leads a highly professional and attentive staff of servers in a restaurant that is top notch when it comes to fine dining. Then there are your official hosts for your stay, innkeeper/owners Paul and Leslie Mulcahy. Paul serves as host and the bartender at the Inn's Snooty Fox Pub, and makes you feel welcome at home throughput your stay. But it's Leslie who then helps make this a magical, all-encompassing, feel good place for couples to stay while either kicking off their lives together on a honeymoon, or as in our case, reaffirming our bond after 34 years of marriage. Yes, it was our anniversary trip! Leslie has a personality that you instantly warm up to; she makes you feel like you are staying in the home of much-loved aunt or sister, yet she knows when to give you your space and privacy. Outside of our own home, we have never felt more comfortable staying anyplace else. And ... this was the first time we've ever gotten a warm, sincere thank you hug from an innkeeper after checking out. Leslie is so easy to talk with and has such a magnetic personality that I feel she'd win in a landslide were she to run for Governor of VT! During our trip, she she also provided us lots of tips and directions for area attractions, including the Farmer's Market and a cool brewery in nearby St. Johnsbury, and a gorgeous picnic hike to a spot that overlooks the White Mountains and the pretty town of Littleton, NH. BTW, the inn offers a picnic lunch to take on your day trip! Leslie's "magic" in making you feel welcomed is something that needs to be experienced in person to get the full effect. The other amazing thing about the inn and the staff is that they know each guest from the beginning. Never once after check in did they ask for a room number or our names at the end of dinner; they just knew. There's no signing checks, there's no worrying about what to give the staff for a gratuity as you go; it's all in your final bill. There is nothing "fake" or pretentious about the staff here; they genuinely go over the top in making you feel happy and welcomed. Constant Companion and I stayed in the Tavern's Secret room, which has to be the inn's most-private luxury room. It's located in the old historic tavern building, which is still just a one-minute walk to the main inn. Immaculately clean, and more modern than other rooms at Rabbit Hill, Tavern's Secret has its own separate entrance and small deck out back. Inside is an amazingly comfy king-sized bed, a seating area with gas fireplace and two cozy leather chairs. Then there's the huge bathroom, which includes both walk in shower and cozy, jacuzzi tub for two. The grounds around the inn are immaculate and the lawn outback is a lush, green carpet of grass. Lots of wonderful little nooks and crannies inside the inn as well, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, play board games or simply decompress. The only negative "word" we heard was when Constant Companion got chattered at one morning by an annoyed chipmunk on our deck. :) A gourmet breakfast is served each morning, and includes the choice of two exquisitely creative entrees. On Morning 1, there were dishes that featured delicious smoked salmon and two perfectly fried farm fresh eggs, and French Toast stuffed with strawberries and mascarpone. But dinners here are also an incredible, fine dining experience! Try the amazing halibut chowder, if available, since the menu changes often based on what's fresh and available. Ultimately, it's not hard at all to understand why this special place is rated by leading travel sites as one of the best-in-the-world. But, you won't "get it" unless you actually visit and experience it for yourself. If I could here, I'd give it 10 stars! And yes, as one travel site wrote, "if there's a more romantic place on Earth, we haven't found it yet." Thank you Paul, Leslie and team for making our anniversary trip so special.…
This was our second visit and we are already talking about a return trip. Brian, Leslie and staff were friendly and helpful in making this visit such a nice getaway. The room was wonderful and food was excellent.
A charming, romantic New England Inn. The owners and staff are considerate and extremely attentive to the wishes of their guests. The 19 rooms are all decorated differently. Breakfast and teatime are included and were delicious! We reserved one dinner in the dining room and were not disappointed . A pub on the property makes it convenient for cocktails before and after dinner and is a perfect place to meet the other guests. Make sure to grab one of the unique handmade puzzles ,shown below ,and work on it at your leisure . All in all a perfect place to get away for some R & R. Adults only!
This was our second visit to Rabbit Hill Inn and it was every bit as lovely as our first. Our room included every comfort and convenience with touches that go beyond the basics of a hotel room. Brian, Leslie , and staff are genuinely welcoming; it's clear they take great pride in providing the best experience possible for every patron. They have achieved excellence in providing a casually elegant and relaxing stay. The Stave puzzle selection drew us in once again. We are already looking forward to our next visit!
We just returned from our 3rd visit to Rabbit Hill Inn and we are already thinking about when we can return. It is at once a romantic escape while at the same time it feels like our home away from home. (the home with the elegant suite and the gourmet restaurant! ) Brian and Leslie and all their staff are friendly and helpful. My dream vacation would be a whole week hidden away in the Jonathan Cummings suite instead of just a long weekend - maybe next year!