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“Great hospitality and beautiful location”
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Fitch Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hyde Park B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great hospitality and beautiful location”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I found this exceptionally quaint B&B on the CAA website when booking our driving route to go from Toronto to a family cottage in New Brunswick. We decided to drive through New England to change it up and because we know it's beautiful country. Right from when we called and booked the room with Julie the hospitality started. She asked about any dietary concerns and preferences which is very thoughtful. When we arrived mid-afternoon John was there to greet us, gave us a tour of the house and premises and some great stories about how they had come across some of the magnificent antique pieces in the house. He was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and even looked into where my husband could go get a beer that he was craving! We took our books and lounged in the beautiful peaceful backyard on some Muskoka chairs for a while. My husband went in to take a nap but was back in a couple minutes with hot cookies fresh from the oven that had just been put out. Chocolate chip and raisin oatmeal. Ridiculously delicious - along with lemonade and other refreshments. Such a homey thing to offer! After a nap we drove 5 short minutes away to dinner. We took a short walk but went to bed early because we wanted to have an early start. When we got back to our room we saw that they had put a fan in the window - it was very hot that weekend - which really helped cool the room down. Next morning breakfast was ready at 7:30 just like we had agreed upon - they are very accomodating and work with your schedule. The breakfast was 3 courses with pumpkin muffins warm from the oven that we slathered in maple cream (we also bought a jar and brought it home it was so good), then stuffed french toast with maple blueberry sauce and bacon and finally a baked pear. I could barely eat half of each course I was so full but it was truly like a kicked-up homemade meal. Coffee was always hot and fresh - it was like eating breakfast with friends, except the friends are serving you and treating you like royalty! It was the perfect start to the day which then consisted of the continuation of the breathtaking drive through Vermont, onto New Hampshire and then Maine. This B&B is in a tiny town surrounded by beauty. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys small casual B&B atmospheres and genuine, service-minded innkeepers! In fact a couple weeks later my niece stayed there on our recommendation and adored it. One thing to remark on is the birds - the crows are VERY loud for those of us who are city dwellers and not used to being awoken while it was still dark out...but we got over it!

Room Tip: Our room was the New York room. Small, with a very small bathroom, sink in bedroom but fine and extr...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, PA
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84 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

We loved this place because attention is paid to every detail and need. John and Julie make it look so easy. We were the only ones staying on the day we arrived. It had been raining and we were pooped. Well, fresh baked cookies and tea were laid out to start near the woodburning stove. It got us off to a great start. I had checked out all the rooms on their site . One thing that I did not "feel" from the site is the total warmth and comfort of the place. The views from our room (The Vermont Federal room) were super. One note, is some of the private baths are quite compact, so if you are a person of size, do ask which would be most comfortable.
The breakfast was excellent. I wish we had booked two nights there. We were just passing though, so did not explore the town. We did visit the Cabot Creamery nearby though and that was fun.

Room Tip: Vermont Federal rm. or Mass. room back w/ views
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 2, 2011

Julie and John's old house is beautifully kept up. The room was attractive, the bed comfortable, the breakfast delicious and the hosts warm and friendly. We stayed here on a ski trip - within easy reach of Smugglers Notch ... Also, the cookies were delicious!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 reviews
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

Just returned from a stay here this past weekend. We stayed in the room with the outside separate entrance, fireplace, jacuzzi etc, which was completely private and relaxing. This B & B is immaculate with well maintained historic charm. All modern amentities were available and within an arms reach.
The innkeepers Julie and Jon were very nice and at the top of their game. If you are looking for a b & b within a short driving distance to Stowe, this is the place. In fact,the value here is incredible and unmatched to other b & bs in the area ( you will pay much more in Stowe for the same services). 
My only complaint would be that my boyfriend and I had pancakes, french toast and waffles all three days we stayed there with no egg variety in between. However, we did not mention anything about this while we were there and eggs can be pre-requested. We just assumed there would be more of a variety as demonstrated in other b & b's. However, the meals were diverse in other ways and very good. Great perks, maple syrup, comfort and the epitome of everything Vermont! I will gladly return if I'm ever in the area.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Albany, NY
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2011

We just spent a wonderful weekend at the Fitch Hill Inn. We decided to visit the Stowe area a week ago, and were lucky to find this gem. We arrived on Friday evening with our college aged son, and stayed in the Green Mountain Suite. We were warmly greeted by Julie, and after partaking of the fresh cookies that apparently are available every evening, she gave us an introduction to the inn then left us to settle in. The room was very nice, with lots of room even with the sleeper pulled out. In the morning we had one of the best breakfasts ever, starting with the baked pear, then a pumpkin nut muffin, followed by stuffed French toast (a single piece made with cream cheese between two thin slices of bread, the whole thing then dipped in the egg mixture and grilled, topped by a blueberry maple sauce. Delicious, and just the right amount of food (some meals are overly generous and leave you feeling stuffed, this was just perfect). We then went to Trapp Family Lodge for a wonderful day of skiing. Skied up to the cabin for lunch, then on around the trails. At our host's recommendation we went to the Bees Knees in Johnson for dinner, then went back to the Inn where we had a pleasant conversion with John and then watched a movie.
In the morning we had another good breakfast (berries on yogurt, blueberry muffins, egg soufflé), then went skiing on the trails by the high school. Though not as extensive as commercial areas, they as just a few minutes from the Inn, are well groomed, and free. For lunch we stopped at Sweet Crunch Bake Shop for some great sandwiches.
We were very lucky to have wonderful snow, great weather and overall as good a weekend as you can ever have, and the Inn was definitely a large part of what made it so good. We are very glad we stayed here rather than in Stowe, and highly recommend it to anyone planning to ski at Trapp Family Lodge (or at one of the downhill places as other guests were).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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NYC
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2011

We stayed at Fitch Hill Inn for a couple of night in late 2009 and loved it so much that we came back for a week in 2010. The inn has so many little touches that make it special- from the beautiful hand made quilts and curtains to a jug of plum wine in each room and home baked cookies in the afternoon. The breakfast each day was simply heavenly. The rooms do vary in size, as do the beds, so if you like to spread out, try to book a room with a queen/king size bed (I think the Massachusetts room is one of the larger ones; we've also stayed in the Vermont room, which was smaller but very pretty and cozy). regardless though, all are very well appointed and comfortable. I have a back problem, so the quality of the mattress is important for me, and Fitch Hill Inn certainly has excellent ones. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The inn sits on a beautiful property and is also very close to Stowe, but such a better value than many of the places there. In my experience, too, this has been the best B&B we stayed in in Vermont. All in all, it was a wonderful time and we plan to come back in the summer now!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2011

Our stay at the Fitch Hill In was by far the best bed and breakfast experience we've ever enjoyed. The Inn offers an exquisite combination of luxury and down-home comfort. I particularly enjoyed reading my book by the wood burning stove, my teenage daughter really appreciated the excellent WiFi connection, and my husband (who suffered from insomnia the first night) was glad to be able to retreat to the common room for a cup of herb tea in the wee hours of the morning. We all agree that this inn is 100% Outstanding!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Fitch Hill Inn
Address: 258 Fitch Hill Rd, Hyde Park, VT 05655-9363
Location: United States > Vermont > Hyde Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Hyde Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic farmhouse on a quiet residential street set on a hill with mountain views. A full hot breakfast is served each morning. Near Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, and the Northeast Kingdom. Come experience the tranquility of our 18th century Vermont home! ... more   less 
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