This was our second visit to the Lilac Inn. We usually go up to the Vermont/NH area during fall foliage season. Doug and Shelly do an outstanding job with this B&B. It is pet friendly - which is necessary for us as we travel with our 14 year old Peke. The inn is on a very quiet and beautiful street that, when the leaves begin to turn, is absolutely stunning. Brandon is a smal town, but bigger than most other towns you will pass through the state. It has everything you would need, including a grocery store, a pharmacy, three gas stations and several restaurants, though we only tried a couple during our visits. Brandon is also pretty centrally located, so that it isn't a terribly long drive to Stowe, Woodstock, Queeche, Bennington or Killington. We usually break up our trip so to stay a portion more north and then more south as the foliage changes throughout the state. But this inn is really located in a very nice area. It's great to take walks on early brisk mornings, or jog if you like - and try the pumpkin ice cream at the shop down the block! We never ate a full lunch after the breakfast we were served. Doug is also extremely knowledgeable about the whole Vermont/NH area, and provides wonderful scenic driving suggestions during the foliage season.
Lilac's prices are competetive as well. If budget is a foremost concern, there may be other options, but you will not get the value for the dollar that you get here. Every room is farely large and tastefully decorated. They each have a private bathroom. The common room is terrific for getting to know the other guests and watching TV. The house is wired for internet (or I should say "wireless") - with a strong connection. There is coffee/tea stations throughout the house for your enjoyment.
Doug and Shelly run an absolutely fantastic and top notch B&B. We intend to make Lilac Inn a staple as we stay at different locations throughout the state during our future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lilac Inn a leading luxury romantic Vermont Country Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast known for romantic Vermont getaways, custom Vermont destination wedding packages, New England wedding receptions, and special family celebrations - in any season. Featured in Yankee, Country Living and Vermont magazines, the feel throughout is that of a "small luxury hotel with personal service to match". Stay four nights, and only pay for three nights in any of our nine individually decorated rooms, including five rooms with king size beds. Each morning begins at your individual table with a cooked to order three course gourmet Vermont breakfast. The Inn is located on Park Street, the prettiest street in Vermont in the quaint but welcoming village of Brandon. Located midway between Middlebury and Rutland, Brandon is an unspoiled village in the authentic Currier & Ives tradition that has been tastefully updated to suit the needs of today's visitor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lilac Hotel Brandon