This guest house was absolutely perfect for our needs. We had been to Burlington many times as a couple or family, but because of cost and room configuration, had always ended up staying on the outskirts. With this being an important trip to visit UVM and try out living in Burlington, we wanted to be right in the town's core. And we were! The location is fantastic: 10 minutes walk to UVM, Church Street, Bike Path. In fact, we rode our bikes all over town. Yet we also enjoyed the character of the neighborhood, house and gorgeous garden. My daughter thought I was weird when I went on and on about the cool fixtures and tile in the bathroom (including a river rock floor), and how much I loved the high quality of the towels (including awesome bathrobe) and sheets. Wonderful organic/natural toiletries as well (sooo Vermont). While I was a bit concerned going in that there was no conventional breakfast, I soon appreciated the guest house's approach of stocking the room with Vermont cheese & crackers (v. generous block), organic yogurt, fantastic granola, fruit and protein bars. There are even cute bottles of milk, half & half & OJ in the fridge, and one of those one-cup-at-a-time gourmet coffee makers. I didn't miss the sit-down breakfast at all and feel this approach was great value-for-money.
We stayed in the Guest Room and as such had a private entrance from the porch. The room wasn't huge but was absolutely fine for two people. Our only issue was that the antique lock was a bit hard to use so if you stay here, I suggest asking Cynthia or Bill to give you a lesson, because once you know the trick it's easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 254 South Union Street Guest House is a magnificent 1887 Queen Anne design home in the heart of Burlington's Hill Section. Centrally located just a short walk from Church Street, UVM, Champlain College, and Burlington's beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront. All rooms have private bathrooms, queen size beds, free wifi, premium cable TV, and air-conditioning. All rooms come stocked with a free continental breakfast consisting of local organic yogurt, granola, cheese, crackers, fresh whole fruit as well as cereal bars, coffee, tea, and orange juice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 254 South Union Street Guest House Hotel Burlington