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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Fox Creek Hotel Chittenden
- Fox Creek Inn Vermont/Chittenden