This was my boyfriend's and my first experience at a B&B. We were looking for a decently priced place to stay while skiing at Okemo, and came across all the wonderful reviews written about the Inn Victoria in Chester, just a 15 minute drive from the mountain. Chester is such a charming, quaint town with awesome restaurants nearby (try Inn at Weathersfield and Old Town Farm Inn), and the inn was the perfect place to stay - 100% lived up to every review we read. As a young couple, we weren't quite sure what to expect during a B&B stay, but we had the most amazing, unforgettable, romantic weekend. The Inn Victoria exceeded our expectations by a mile, and Penny and Dan were the friendliest and most welcoming innkeepers we could have imagined. The Victorian style house was beautifully and warmly decorated, our room (Prince Albert) was just perfect, and the food was to die for!
We began with high tea, where Dan greeted us in a Victorian outfit while we sipped on tea and snacked on delicious hors d'eouvres and pastries. Penny and Dan made us feel completely at home as we relaxed in the parlour, chatted with the innkeepers and other houseguests, and enjoyed a bottle of red wine. Note: if you play the piano, you will become Penny and Dan's favorite person and will be rewarded with a bottle of wine!
I honestly cannot speak highly enough about the Inn Victoria. I have no doubt that anyone would have the most spectacular time there! Penny's three-course breakfasts are amazing (highlights included mascarpone and strawberry stuffed french toast, eggs benedict on a puff pastry, and penny's last-minute caramel-apple-raisin-toast invention), and there are always goodies (ask for the butterscotch cookies!!!) in the cake tray in the parlour.
After leaving the Inn Victoria, we felt lucky to have met such kind people. We couldn't have asked for more, and my boyfriend and I cannot wait to return next winter!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant Victorian Inn located on the village green in Chester, where you'll find great restaurants and fascinating shops. We have nine romantic guest rooms and suites all with Queen or King bed and furnished with beautiful antiques. Each room has a private bathroom, (some with Jacuzzi or claw-foot tub) with quality toiletries, fluffy towels and guest robes. But best of all is the warm and genuine "Royal" welcome to your "Palace" in Vermont. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Victoria Hotel Chester