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“Friendly hosts, but not so great service”

Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern
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Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern
Ranked #9 of 9 Chester B&B and Inns
Boston, MA
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Friendly hosts, but not so great service”
Reviewed August 10, 2010

We stayed for three nights. The price was average for a small room at high season - $158/night. The best part was that the bed was very comfy. The walls were so thin that the people coming and going on the floor below us sounded like they were in our room. When we got back to our room on the second night, our bed was not made. Clearly the maid never got to our room. We discovered too late to do anything about it that we had only 1 bath towel. Breakfast is served (no proteins, but nice fruit) starting at 8:00, and if you want coffee at 7:30 you're out of luck. The place is quite quaint, and the grounds are beautiful, but I doubt we would go back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

We didn't stay but instead stopped in for dinner. The food was nothing special. Most dishes could be made in your kitchen at home, and made better. The service was terribly slow. Horribly slow. Forget getting your check. We waited over 30 mins to get ours. Almost walked out.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ontario
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Reviewed September 26, 2009

We stayed for two nights and used our second day for excursions to various towns around Chester. Hosts Francy and Sheldon offered a spot to store our motorcycle overnight to keep it out of view and out of the weather. After an evening of excellent food and drink in their tavern, we ended up riding out in the AM with Sheldon and a friend who led us out along some great VT roads. Fun!

Our room was beautiful, the bed super-comfy, and our sleep surprisingly quiet except for the occasional truck on Rte.11. Bathroom was small but clean and adequate. The dining room is lovely with a nice view of the well-kept property, and the tavern is thumbs up with a nice selection of brews on tap.

A great place to stay of you're considering an overnighter in this part of VT.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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Reviewed March 23, 2008

The Hospitality of the owners Sheldon and Francie Ghetler made our two day stay a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. We look forward to returning to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and genuine hospitality of the innkeepers

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 4, 2005

We recently stayed at the Stone Hearth Inn and had a great time. There was live music both nights in the old "barn" attached to the spacious inn. It was nice to see a mix of families, locals and die hard rockers mixing at the pub and music barn. The inn keepers were young and energetic. They and their adorable two children and nanny/bar tender had great advice on things to do in the area. There were simple, but yummy breakfast options every morning including organic coffee, fresh fruit, and eggs (made your way) or chocolate chip pancakes.

It was a really nice weekend away especially coming from Masachusetts, the drive wasn't bad at all and we had time to explore the cute shops, rest (and party) at the inn and do some hiking.

They had a nice mix of luxurious rooms but also affordable ones. We had one of the affordable ones and it was definitley cozy but perfect.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 1, 2004

My partner and I were married here in July of 2003 and it was tops. The innkeeper Chris did a wonderful job, the food was great and all of our guests had a marvelous time. I would not have gone anywhere else. I highly recommend this inn.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 11, 2003

The Stone Hearth Inn was a fantastic expereince. We stayed at the Inn for six days, and used its great location as a focus for our many excursions in New England. The room was great and the food was fantastic. We were really pleased to find a place that offered so complete a package of bed and breakfast, entertainment, hot tub, good location, tavern, and quiet town locale all in one. The Inn has great rates and even better Innkeepers. We are recommending this place to all of our friends, and plan to return soon.

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Additional Information about Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern

Property: Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern
Address: 698 Route 11 West, Chester, VT 05143
Location: United States > Vermont > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Inn built in 1810 features 10 accommodations (all with private bath), tavern with full bar, library, player piano, sitting room with fireplace and game room with hot tub and cable TV. On 6 acres, one mile to shopping, antiques, dining, theater and recreation. Minutes to several area ski resorts including Okemo, Bromley & Magic Mountains. Near Weston Playhouse, Grafton, Saxtons River, Ludlow, Springfield and Claremont NH. ... more   less 
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