We visited Burlington over Thanksgiving last year and stayed at the delightful Howard Street Guest House. Unlike a traditional B&B, you are responsible for your own breakfast and have total privacy (though proprietress Andrea is quite friendly and helpful and assisted us in selecting a place to have Thanksgiving dinner – Pauline’s Restaurant was excellent) – and that suited us just fine. The guest house is a studio apartment on the top floor of a carriage house. It is spacious and beautifully decorated, with a light and cheery motif. The polished wood floors, skylights, colorful area rugs and upbeat dishes and accessories made it feel like a very special retreat. It’s on a quiet residential street that is a very short drive from downtown. Burlington, besides being a lively and lovely destination on its own, is also an excellent base for exploring – we got to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Cheese Factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Magic Hat Brewery. There is so much to do in the Burlington area, and I can’t imagine a more pleasant place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Howard Street Guest House offers two spacious and exquisite suites in Burlington's lower hill section. Bed and breakfast patrons will discover that these accomodations combine the charm and intimacy of a bed and breakfast with extraordinary privacy and autonomy. These two sunny and immaculate rooms each occupy an entire story of a detached carriage house. The suites are unique for their privacy and decor and are well suited for those seeking romantic getaways, as well as for business people desiring space to work. Both rooms have wi-fi, television, and a/c. The Howard Street Guest House is less than a mile's walk or drive to the colleges, downtown Burlington marketplace, and the Lake Champlain waterfront. ... more less