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“Very memorable”
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Fox Creek Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Chittenden B&B and Inns
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very memorable”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

The Inn is a beautiful old house set in some incredibly scenery and filled with unique and memorable aspects - layout, location, and people.

Regarding the first, the Inn is laid out with a small kitchen / dining area, beautiful wrap-around porch, and a large spacious sitting / reading room on the ground floor. At the back just behind the fireplace is also a stunningly beautiful self-serving and fully stocked honor pub (don't call it a bar!) - one of our favorite aspects of the Inn. The bedrooms, which are small with very low ceilings, are on the 2nd level. Each us uniquely decroated and the size did not feel like a negative - it is an old Inn and has a home-like quality to it that differentiates it from a hotel.

The location is fantastic - surrounded by gorgeuous forest, across from a stream and near hiking / cannoeing / kayaking, etc. (which was easily arranged for us by Jim, the Innkeeper). The nearby town is not a long drive and has some great restaurants - several were reccomended to us, again by Jim, and he took care of everything including the reservations for us.

More than a paragraph needs to be devoted to Jim here - one of the most memorable aspects of the Inn. Friendly, laughing, always eager to help, share some stories over a drink or let you be to just enjoy your time. I wish the same could be said of Sandy, the co-owner. Although she cooks an incredible breakfast, she is severaly lacking in people skills and can come off as rude, curt and just off-putting in general (looks like we're not alone in our opinion on that one from the other reviews). If not for her poor interactions with guests, we would have ranked this 5 stars. Overall, an excellent place to stay though.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank ski4ever64
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foxcreekinn, Owner at Fox Creek Inn, responded to this review, October 19, 2011
While I am delighted with the general tone of this review, I feel the negative comment about Sandy is very unfair.

The couple seemed to have a really nice stay and interacted well with both of us right up until the last couple of hours.

At breakfast they asked about canoeing and asked if it would be ok to have a late checkout which was agreed to.

They said they would be out by about noon, our norm is 11am, and we adjusted the housekeeping schedule to accommodate that. Unfortunately they still hadn't checked out by 1.30pm and Sandy had to ask them to leave in order to clean the room as we had others coming in later that day. They were not happy with that and regretfully they ended their stay on a rather sour note.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Fox Creek Inn for four nights in October 2011 as a mini-honeymoon just after getting married and had an absolutely great time. Sandy and Jim are very friendly and hospitable innkeepers and the Fox Creek in is in a beautiful and quiet location. The inn itself is very warm and inviting, and Sandy and Jim are full of warmth and friendly advice about the area and do not overwhelm you with rules or requirements. We wouldn't have changed a thing about our stay and will definitely be back! On top of all that, Jim and Sandy gave us a free upgrade to the honeymoon suite (which had been booked when we first made our reservation but was now free) as soon as they heard we were newly married. The room is to die for. Unreservedly recommend the inn!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank James102345
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2011

This past week, my husband and I were on a country inn hiking vacation in Vermont, in which we were scheduled to stay at three different inns known for their gourmet food. Our reservations and package included three meals a day, the lunch meal being a packed trail lunch.

We arrived at the Fox Creek Inn about 5:00 p.m. on a Tuesday night, still in our hiking clothes – hungry, tired, and looking forward to an evening of comfort, food, friendly people and hospitality.

The inn was big and dark, both outside and inside. After ringing the bell and knocking on the door, to no response, we saw a note saying to call a number if nobody answered. Of course, this assumes you had a cell phone (with service); and fortunately we did. Before we finished dialing, though, Sandy, the proprietress, approached and welcomed us to the Fox Creek Inn. She quickly told us the code to get in when no one is there; opened the door, and we entered a dark, dank, musty, and gloomy inn. She proceeded to explain a myriad of other instructions about working the lights, the coffee machine, the bar, etc. My mind was spinning – how were we going to remember all this? Where was the staff going to be? Before showing us to our room, she told us that because we were the only two guests that night, she wasn’t going to make dinner for us but would give us a voucher to a restaurant. Then she showed us to a somewhat quaint but tiny room. I asked whether we could have a larger room – we had a lot of luggage – and she curtly stated that that was not included in our package. Well, considering the inn was empty, it didn’t seem to be an unreasonable request. From there, the conversation deteriorated. We did not want to stay in this big, dark inn where we had to fend for ourselves and drive somewhere else to get dinner. Why weren’t any lights left on before our arrival? Or some windows left open to allow in some fresh air?

After harsh words, we all decided it was best to call our tour director to make other arrangements. He called back, but my cell phone dropped the call; so he called back on the inn’s line. The phone rang twice, and I asked Sandy to answer the phone; she seemed to be ignoring it. She lashed out at me that I shouldn’t tell her when to answer her phone. Finally, after about 20 minutes of this type of back and forth, we agreed to return to the previous inn that we had stayed in, the Crisanver House, where the innkeepers were delightful; the service warm and friendly; and the company kind. We left with Sandy yelling at us to get out of her house.

In summary, we found the inn dark and uninviting, and the innkeeper not very hospitable. If your idea of a bed & breakfast is to stay in a dark, musty and empty building where the innkeepers are down the road, I guess this is your place. If not, avoid the Fox Creek Inn.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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foxcreekinn, Owner at Fox Creek Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2011
In order to put this review in context please read some of the other reviews. The property hasn't changed, the rooms are no smaller and we are the same owners.
The myriad of instructions that the reviewer was struggling with were a four digit door code, how to use the Keurig coffee maker and advising her that we had an honor bar and to please keep a tab.
I am sorry that she had a less than positive experience.
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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

My wife & I spent 3 nights at the Fox Creek Inn. We had a wonderful room, the honeymoon suite, which was spacious & very comfortable with a fireplace & jacuzzi. We listened to the creek all night-very soothing & relaxing. A wonderful location with many hiking trails nearby. The Inn is very well maintained & very comfortable. However, it really was the warmth & hospitality of the proprietors, Sandy & Jim, that made this stay truly memorable. The meals were excellent & the wine cellar extremely good. The honesty bar is snug, comfortable with a really lovely atmosphere. There are no petty rules & regulations-just relaxation in a most comfortable & peaceful enviroment. Thank you Jim & Sandy.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Wayne_Cowan
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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Wonderful location, with a bubbling brook to soothe you to sleep. Very warm and gracious hosts, with a personal touch that makes one "feel at home". Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2011
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

My girlfriend and I wanted to get away for a weekend this May, and decided to head up to the Fox creek inn. We (she) based the decision on how "pretty the rooms look" on the website. While I must say the rooms are unique, cozy, and just as pretty in person as online, it turns out the rest of the experience was equally appealing.

We were met and welcomed when we arrived by Jim, who could not have been a kinder, more considerate and gracious host. He helped us get set in our room, gave us a tour of the house, and invited us to "snoop in the other rooms" since we were the only guests for that weekend. I honestly felt like I was visiting a long lost friend. He also directed me to the beatiful little bar in the house, saying "my bar is your bar." Did I mention he was a great host?

Each morning we were treated to breakfast prepared by Sandy, Jim's equally lovely wife and co-innkeeper. We did not have the pleasure of enjoying one of Sandy's dinners, but judging by her breakfasts, I would imagine they are delicious. She also helped us set up a tee time at Neshobe GC (excellent btw), dinner at the Red Clover Inn (best meal we had), and cannoe rentals with Blue Rdige Outfitter (Great people too). Again, just great all around.

The property itself is nestled in its own section of the woods, separate from any busy roads or towns, but not actually so far removed. The ceilings inside are very low, reflecting the age of the building. For normal sized people this creates a cozy, rustic, charming atmosphere, but if I were much taller than 6'3" it might be a bit annoying at times (some bedrooms have higher ceilings FYI). The common areas are well cared for and charming. Each bedroom is unique, both in terms of amenities and design theme/color pallet. See the website for more details.

Overall, this was an EXCELLENT experience. I would highly reccomend this inn to anyone looking for a friendly, relaxing getaway in VT. I certainly hope to be back there again one day, if only just to chat some more with Jim...

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank PerryStewart
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Oakton, Virginia
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Recently stayed for 2 nights on a trip with a friend - one of 5 inns we visited and probably my favorite. The owners, Jim and Sandy, have that special kind of gracious hospitality that really makes you feel like you are a welcome friend. On our first evening, Jim chose a wine for us based on our mood, and sat with us in the little 4-seat "pub" and helped us plan our activities for the next day. He had great suggestions and made all the arrangements for us. (We had a perfect day canoeing on the Reservoir.) The room was perfect for us -- twin beds in a cozy room with a very spacious bathroom -- and from what I saw, the other rooms are all just as welcoming. We spent some time hanging out in the great room; there's a fantastic fireplace and I'm sure it's awesome in the colder months. In summer, it's a great place to read, play a game, or just chat. We didn't have dinner at the inn (mid-week and we were the only guests) so Jim gave us recommendations and directions and we had great meals not too far away from the inn. We did have breakfast at the inn -- generous and not overwhelming, with lots of fresh fruit. I really loved staying at Fox Creek Inn and hope that I will have a chance to stay there again, soon and often.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Fox Creek Inn
Address: 49 Dam Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737-9811 (Formerly Tulip Tree Inn)
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Location: United States > Vermont > Chittenden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chittenden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 7 acres in a private little valley, Fox Creek Inn is exactly what a country inn should be comfortable and sophisticated but never stuffy. Our dining room is complimented by an excellent wine cellar and a full bar, we are less that 15 minutes from all winter and summer outdoor activties so whatever your preference for relaxing indoors or out, Fox Creek can be the ideal location. ... more   less 
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Fox Creek Inn Vermont/Chittenden

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