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The Ira Allen House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Arlington B&B and Inns
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Best B&B ever!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

That Ira Allen House was the best B&B I have ever stayed at! The rooms were clean and warmly decorated, a nice modern country touch. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. Kevin & Michael are awesome hosts, totally welcoming and friendly, and have great suggestions for restaurants and activities. We stayed in the Ethan Allen room and it was perfect. We loved how the B&B was located away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester, and yet there is plenty to do with a 5-10 minute drive. Can't wait to go back with friends and family!

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nothing like staying in a place that is over 240 years old. It's cozy, historic, and close to everything. Kevin and Michael were great. Every recommendation they gave us was "golden". The room was comfortable, breakfast soufle was good. All in all, a good memory in a beautiful part of America. We felt the price was a bit on the high end, but all in all, a great memory.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cromwell, CT
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Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Lovely inn with charming hosts, very nice rooms and great company. Couldn't ask for more friendly & helpful hosts then Kevin & Michael who were always ready with a great dinner suggestion, local story, fresh baked cookie or a tune on the piano. Breakfasts were very good & always started with delicious locally made yogurt & often included fruits from their property.

The inn is located next to the Battenkill River and since we were travelling with our kayaks Kevin suggested that we put in at their spot and paddle the river. Great idea & we saw many scenic views during our journey. I'd suggest if you have kayaks to bring them along if you choose to stay here.

This was our first stay at the Ira Allen Inn but I'm sure that we'll be back in the not too distant future.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you are looking for a cozy, historic B&B away from the crowds, this is the place for you. Situated just outside of the bustle of Manchester, but only 10 mins away for shopping/dining. Innkeepers Kevin and Michael were friendly and always so helpful. Always making sure we had dinner plans and helping make reservations as well. Breakfast was delicious and almost "made to order" with asking how we like our eggs or pancakes. Yum! Michael not only does impromptu piano recitals, but was especially gracious with a bonus canoe drop off/pick up service off the Battenkill River right across the street. Room was very comfortable with an electric stove/extra blankets for those chilly nights. And don't be surprised if an impromptu nightly knitting circle pops up because that's how much at home you will feel here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danbury, CT
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This Inn is the real thing. A lovely 18th century home situated on historic route 7A in Southern Vt. I liked that it was away from the business of Manchester, yet only a stones-throw away. The house is charming and I felt welcome the moment I walked through the door. Only a couple miles down the road is the Arlington recreational area with walking/running trails, tennis courts and a gold course - all free. I took a canoe trip down the Battenkill River which runs alongside the Inn's property. The owner graciously dropped me off and picked me up at the end of my relaxing journey. The breakfast was good- especially the omelet made with fresh tomatoes and herbs grown on the premises. The bed was super comfortable, and the pillows were nicely, but not overly firm. If you are looking for a cookie cutter accommodation, or pretentiousness stuffiness, this probably isn't the place for you. But if you want to feel at home - this is a great place for a few nights stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Deansboro, New York
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

1st stay here- Kevin & Michael awesome, appreciated their knowledge of things to do & places to eat. Area is beautiful & we enjoyed hiking & biking. Also enjoyed the good mattress, nice shower, hair dryer & the little Dixie cups! They went out of their way to make our stay special.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

My son and I recently enrolled in an Orvis Fly Fishing Class in Manchester, VT. The class was great and our experience was made perfect by choosing to stay at the Ira Allen House, just a quick 7 miles from the store. The hosts, Kevin and Michael have created a wonderfully cozy, comfortable inn that we will be sure to revisit. The hosts are very personable, Kevin prepared an excellent breakfast for us, the inn is very clean, beautifully decorated, plus the 2-bedroom suite was perfect for our needs. They even offer a discount for those taking an Orvis class! The only thing wrong is we could not stay longer! We plan to fix that next time...

Manchester can be pricey. This inn was very reasonably priced and worth every penny.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Ira Allen House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 6311 Vt Route 7a, Arlington, VT 05250-8433
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ira Allen House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ira Allen House is one of the oldest inns in Vermont, and is the historical home of Ethan and Ira Allen, surveyors of Vermont and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys. Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, with direct frontage on the Battenkill River, the inn is a perfect home base for skiing, biking, canoeing, golfing, fly-fishing, and a host of other outdoor activities. Manchester, with its fantastic assortment boutiques, outlets and restaurants, is 5 miles to the north. All the rooms are suites and are ideal for families and groups. Two suites have private fireplaces.A full country breakfast is included in the room rate. Family-style dinner available with advanced notice for a reasonable charge.We invite you to enjoy the beauty of Vermont, the charm of our historic home, and warm hospitality. ... more   less 
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