I've stayed in many B&Bs but this one really stands out on a number of levels. First, the decor. An eclectic mix of vintage charm with an urban edge, punctuated by amazing art done by the owner's daughter. Second, the amenities are many and you won't want for anything. Everywhere you look there are thoughtful touches to make your stay special. Third, the enclosed widow's walk offers a lovely view of Lake Champlain. With a little gas fireplace and fleece throws, you could even enjoy it in winter. A special treat was drinking morning coffee and reading the NY TImes on a sunny Sunday morning while taking in the view. There is also a hot tub and little patio in the backyard but i didn't take advantage of it. Breakfast was made to order and all locally sourced. As others have noted, it's an short walk (downhill) to Church street and all the shops and restaurants and the lakefront park. I highly recommend Made Inn Vermont if you're looking for something a little different.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selected "2014 TOP TEN ROMANTIC INNS"by I Love Inns, ranked among the "TOP FIVE VERMONT HOTELS" by Richard Bangs, Travel Editor for the Huffington Post, and "TOP TEN N. AMERICAN WINTER DESTINATIONS" by Chase Sapphire's TABLE & TRAVEL Magazine..... We feel we offer the best Inn in Burlington. "Come for the Design. Stay for the Experience." Trademark...... Escape from the ordinary at Made INN Vermont, our new urban-hip boutique B&B is a Victorian landmark, ideally located in downtown Burlington in an classic New England historic neighborhood;just a few steps to University of Vermont, Church Street Marketplace, Fletcher Allen, and a short drive to Burlington International Airport..... A new chic petite-hotel offering four guest rooms in an private sanctuary with first-class amenities: sumptuous beds, indulgent hospitality, gourmet breakfasts, unforgettable views & Heady Toppers...... The Inn's trendy hipster style is fused into this 1881 classic Victorian architecture with Vermont craftsmanship. The atmosphere and ambiance are bound to remain in every couple's memory..... Our sumptuous, fresh breakfast is made of local farm fresh to table, sustainable foods, cooked to gourmet perfection..... And our First Class, 5-Star Service (self-rated that is) offering for luxury & romance start with the stunning panoramic views from the INN's 4th floor cupola, secluded gardens and under the stars, year round hot-tub, as well as a number of options for customizing romantic packages..... For those spontaneous get-away bookings: we are just a quick get-away drive offering breathtaking views of Vermont from Boston and Montreal; and just a quick get-away-flight from D.C. And N.Y. Everything here calls for you to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and be happy.....Family, and Pet Friendly. Offering Welcoming Heady Toppers, Switchback Ale, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Green Mountain Coffees and many other Vermont specialty foods as our theme is "Made in Vermont". ... more less