A little while before my birthday, my SO and I decided we needed/deserved a mini vacation just to get away from the daily grind. We knew we wanted something quiet and not too far away from home. A friend of ours recommended Made Inn Vermont and, given the pictures and past reviews we just had to check it out. Linda was very accommodating and fit us in short notice right before Thanksgiving.
From the moment we walked through the door, we knew this was the right choice. The decor was chic and modern, yet warm and inviting. Our room (905) was fitted with an electric fireplace, leather lounge chair, super comfy queen sized bed and a record player. Not to mention a personal fridge and pantry stocked with loads of yummy treats and drinks. We arrived just in time to enjoy some hot cocoa and watch the sun set over the lake from the widow's walk.
Breakfast was amazing both days with not only a spread of fresh fruit, yogurt and plenty of coffee, but also a new made to order option like, eggs benadict, pancakes or crepes every morning. Jana was even nice enough to serve us breakfast in bed the first morning.
To be honest, we spent most of our time in our room playing the huge assortment of games, records and movies and hanging out with the inn cats Casey Boy and Cutie Catie. When we did go out, we enjoyed a very tasty and very affordable dinner just down the road at Vermont Pub and Brewery (tons of local brews available). We also toured Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory on Pine street (Yum...free samples). There is no shortage of things to do right within walking distance of the inn.
This trip was exactly what the two of us needed. Made Inn is the most perfectly romantic little get-away-from-it-all place. It has that extra something that allows you to forget it all for a little while. Thanks, and we hope to return again.
- 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