Like most travelers we have stayed at elegant, utilitarian, or festively funky properties but the Inn at Shelburne Farms was was our first experience staying at a Gilded Age manor home where you were able to sleep in or explore rooms that would typically be viewed from a cordoned off doorway.
The Inn and its grounds speak of another time and the absence of televisions, computers, phones, crowds, or noise meant that experiences like watching the sun set over Lake Champlain (from the comfort of an Adirondack chair situated on a stunning expanse of lawn) became a special event itself.
The billiard room, hiking trails, library with turn of the century family photos, grand staircases, our bathroom with its clawfoot tub and great views, porches where one could catch an afternoon breeze while reading or waiting for afternoon tea all contributed to an extremely pleasant time. I can't wait to return and the only dlimma will be do we ask for our same room or try a different one?
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Shelburne Farms Hotel Shelburne