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The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I wanted to visit another section of Vermont and chose the wonderful village of Manchester! The room was amazing as we stayed in the Fallen Spruce Suite. The room is large and vibrantly decorated! The room is situated in the main part of the inn and overlooking the back of the property which is quite lovely! The bed was extremely comfortable with a gas fireplace in front of the bed. We chose not to use it due to the warm weather. The bath room was quite spacious with a whirlpool tub big enough for two! The Frette robes and beautiful towels lend to the ambiance! Hope to be back for a longer stay next year.

Room Tip: facing the back of the property gives less noise from outside traffic.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This inn has a combination of two superb features.
The first is a truly outstanding restaurant and the second is large and well decorated rooms...each unique in a friendly way.
The staff and overall service were of the highest quality.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We prefer a smaller hotel when we can find one that offers service and comfort and the Reluctant Panther was all of that and more. I will write a separate review for the restaurant as they both deserve separate reviews. We checked into the Panther and were greeted by friendly staff who toured us around the property. Our room, the Mary Porter suite, was on the second floor. As you entered the suite the closet was immediately on the left, the bathroom was next, the bedroom and sitting area was on the right.
The bedroom contained a fabulously comfortable king size bed with wonderful linens and the ability to place the down comforter at the bottom of the bed with a light blanket to sleep under. We really dislike beds with down comforters only. It always feels too hot to sleep comfortably. We slept with the windows open and it was perfect.
The sitting area, adjacent to the sleeping area, contained a small desk, a flat screen TV in an armoire, a couch, and a large dresser. There was also a table with a Keurig coffee machine with Kcups, sweeteners and cream. We started the morning by lighting the fireplace and enjoying a cup of fresh hot coffee. The fireplaces are "match" ready, just strike a match and the kindling starts up the fire and you can sit and enjoy it. The fireplaces are cleaned and reset every day, and there is extra firewood in the room is you want to extend the fire.
The bathroom was also amazing. The Jacuzzi tube (and shower) for two was on the left directly across from the second fireplace in the suite, again, match ready. The sink area was well appointed and the amenities were excellent. The towels were soft, thick, and abundant with two robes to add to the comfort. Unbelievable!
The grounds around the inn are beautiful and well manicured. Location is excellent, about two block from the Equinox hotel, and so much cozier.
One other small touch that we enjoyed was, each night as we returned from our dinner there were two baked treats in our room and they were delicious, and the bed was turned down. Simple but wonderful touches that made the time we spent at the Reluctant Panther so very special.
We were not the only people staying at the inn that had a spectacular time, the couple checking out before us booked a long weekend for same time next year. Make your reservations early!

Room Tip: The size and type of rooms vary from a small room to suites, so make sure you know what you are rese...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Russ106
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Excellent place to stay where you can walk to Manchester center..Staff are outstanding and quite helpful and go out of there way to accommodate you..Rooms are excellent size and all we had to add was an in room refrigerator..Bar is cozy and bartender David a most hospitable young man..We had a large room [suite]with separate sitting area and 2 fireplaces and the foliage was in full bloom

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

When choosing to stay at the Reluctant Panther Inn, we picked the perfect place. The inn feels cozy and romantic, but everything is new and updated. Loved the linens on the MOST comfortable bed. We chose the Fallen Spruce Deluxe room, which was a large, quiet, corner room with a very large bathroom with a great jacuzzi tub for 2. We did enjoy the gas fireplace, though would have preferred wood burning. The young women at the front desk gave us very helpful recommendations for sightseeing, hiking and dining. Would highly recommend this inn, which is in an excellent location for enjoying Manchester, Vt.

Room Tip: Fallen Spruce is a large, quiet corner deluxe room with very large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub for 2...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We began our trip with a first time visit to Manchester and the Panther. Manchester is a quiet village, even during busy "leaf peeping" season. We were expecting crowds but were surprised at how quiet it was compared to our daily lives. Wonderful! The staff greeted us cheerfully and showed us to our second floor suite, which was on a corner overlooking the rear lawn with a view of Mt Equinox. The two fireplaces helped us to take the chill off the seasonable nights. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant included excellent food and service. Upon returning to our room after dinner we found a split of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries. This was so thoughtful but we wished we had had a heads up as we were too satiated to enjoy these gifts since we had ordered dessert. The quiet feel of this property is in contrast with the busy hotel that is the Equinox just up the street. We hope to return and enjoy the serenity of the Panther again.

Room Tip: Three Sisters would be my recommendation.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill S
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was a wonderful stay in VT! Great room with fireplace, very large bathroom. Small two person bar which was nice and a great restaurant. Breakfast every morning too. Staff was really nice. It rained the whole time we were there but it was still a great trip thanks to the reluctant panther!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

Address: 39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
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Location: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#6 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: $227 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
20 Room and Suite luxury boutique hotel located in Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and robes, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Gourmet dining experience in Southern Vermont's top-rated restaurant. An elegant vacation experience in charming Southern Vermont. ... more   less 
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