We chanced upon the 1815 House on the web while looking for a place in the area for a couple of nights. The reviews were good, the house had a great backstory and the cafe brought the added bonus of built-in good food. We were not disappointed! Karen and Peter were very accommodating, the room was very reasonable, and we really enjoyed talking to them.
A lot of inns in this area can be, shall we say, stuffy? Some may look for that in a B&B, but it's not for us. Their house has a welcome, homey vibe, the kind of place you where you feel like you're hanging out with good friends in their kitchen (oh wait-- you are!). The property is lovely too.
We didn't get to try their lunch and dinner menu (oh well, next time), but we did enjoy Karen's homemade ice creams and blueberry pie (berries right out of the garden). The sundaes are amazing. Cafe has the same relaxed, homey vibe as the house. Our first night there they were trying out an open mic night with talented local musicians. It was nice to hang with some ice cream and a pint of Long Trail.
Love the place, recommend it, and we'll definitely be back with friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bennett's 1815 House is a small historic B&B in central Vermont 13 miles south of Woodstock. Two sunny rooms each with fireplace, double bed, shared sitting room and bath. Full breakfast included. Situated on 7 acres of woodland, field and brook for you to enjoy. Fine dining restaurant also on the property. ... more less