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Brass Lantern Inn
Ranked #2 of 23 Stowe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northern California
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105 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Our favorite, ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Brass Lantern is just outside of Stowe, and it is the best we've experienced. The best part of the Inn is meeting Mary Anne and George, our hosts. When you leave, you will have made two new friends. George's breakfasts are of restaurant quality, and Mary Anne will recommend restaurants and drives. Our room was cozy and the main rooms were wonderful. Come early or late to breakfast, so as to sit by the big window overlooking the lawn, trees, and mountains. If we are ever fortunate enough to revisit Stowe, we will not think of staying elsewhere!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you our new friends for taking the time to share your experience here at the Brass Lantern Inn with others considering a stay here with us in Stowe. And as you might have picked up in your stay here, we also feel very rewarded with the wonderful opportunity to make new friends with people such as you and the many other guests we have had to pleasure to host.

And nice tip on getting the prime window seat looking out on Mt. Mansfield! We do reset that table a quickly as guests depart from it as we realize the "real estate value" of that table. In fact, we sat in that exact table ourselves in March of 2009 when contemplating purchasing the Brass Lantern Inn. Truly, sitting there convinced us of taking on this amazing next adventure in our lives in this wonderful location and Inn.

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. We do hope our paths cross again!

Kindest Regards,
Mary Anne and George
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We enjoyed staying at the Brass Lantern for one night last week, and we wish we could have stayed longer! The Inn is located very close to the center of Stowe, and features a great view towards Mt. Mansfield and the ski area. Mary Anne and George are terrific innkeepers, very friendly and helpful, and made our short stay very enjoyable. The small touches, like ice and water already in the room when we arrived, to tea/coffee/cookies and treats in the late afternoon, popcorn in the evening, and tasty breakfast all helped to make our stay. We hope to stay here again the next time we visit Stowe!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Superlatives trip off the tongue when thinking of The Brass Lantern Inn. My wife and I have just returned from the most perfect 5 days in Vermont, personified by our stay here. From the moment we arrived, we were made welcome, and it really was home from home. George and Mary Anne are unsurpassed in their hospitality, and the breakfast were the perfect set up for a day on the slopes. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RJM144
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
It was our absolute pleasure and reward hosting you for an extended stay. What a gracious and thoughtful recommendation. Priceless, actually, for our small business. We truly appreciated your stay, the opportunity to get to know you a bit and these kind words of praise of our efforts to provide you with a home away from home setting.

We look forward to hosting you again someday.

Cheers,
Mary Anne and George
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Had a very good time in Stowe and a great stay at the Brass Lantern Inn. The inn was full so we managed a small room for two nights and a bigger room for two more nights. The second room was perfect. It had a mini gas fireplace in the design of a wooden stove. We put our ski boots out and enjoyed a brandy by the fire. The in keepers were the highlight of our stay. They were so welcoming and friendly while at the same time gave us space for privacy. We loved our generous breakfasts and very much enjoyed afternoon tea with cookies. The hot tub was also a well enjoyed feature après ski with only one suggestion. It would have been nice to have a towel rack there. We just brushed the snow off some chairs instead. Next visit I'll pack a bath robe and slippers. Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and acknowledgement of our efforts to provide you with exceptional service. We especially appreciate your noted highlight of us, the Innkeepers!

You were also very kind to accommodate our availbility calendar during the Christmas/New Year's week by shifting rooms with your stay. Most of our rooms for this week were booked by mid-summer but you were gracious enough to fill in some of our vacancies. Our various room sizes and associated amenities allow us to reach a larger segment of travelers - some with budget or other travel consideration(s) beyond just room size.

And what a great idea, having a towel rack outside at the hot tub. We have and as you note had a side table and chairs on deck for these towels but a rack on the wall under the roof overhang is a much better idea for holding your towels. Brilliant idea, especially for its simplicity! Thank you very much for sharing that comment!
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Pittsfield, New hampshire
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great service, Breakfast was incredible, Owners are very focused on customer service. Good location close to downtown stowe walking distance to gracery. Comfortable room comfortable atmosphere overall. Excellent common areas. View are incredible.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
We were so rewarded to read that you felt so comfortable in our B&B. As a small, intimately scaled B&B we feel that we have the best opportunity to dedicate ourselves to the level of service you encountered, expected and hopefully even a bit more than expected. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other considering a stay here.

Kindest Regards,
Mary Anne and George
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Brass Lantern was a wonderful Christmas home away from home. Our family (5) enjoyed much of what Stowe has to offer. Mary Ann and George are perfect Innkeepers. George makes the best breakfasts. Our room had a beautiful view of Mt. Mansfield and it was very comfortable with plenty of room for us to all gather around the fireplace to open our presents. The "kids" had the room across the hall so we were all close. And we were lucky to have just enough snow for a beautiful white Christmas. We would certainly return to the Brass Lantern and recommend it to anyone who wants a great B&B experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doty J
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
It was our pleasure to host your family (some for a return trip, others for their first stay here) over the Christmas week. We are so glad to read that we provided the experience you were looking for and very much appreciate your comments here. Thanks again for your stay and for your time to pass along your experience to others considering a stay here in the near to distant future.

Kindest Regards,
Mary Anne and George
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Brasilia, DF
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

My husband and are from Brazil and we wanted to go to Vermont to enjoy a few days of winter. We chose the Brass Lantern Inn after seeing internet reviews. The inn greatly exceeded our expectations and the owners, Mary Anne and George, are the perfect hosts! We were there for 5 nights and had an awesome time! The property is beautiful and very well kept; our room was beautiful, comfortable and cozy. All amenities, towels, sheets, etc. were top quality. As for breakfast prepared by George, they were the best! I thought he was a professional chef. In the evenings there was always fresh baked cookies by Mary Anne. They made us feel at home from the start and gave us great tips on where to go in the area. I felt like moving in! If you are ever in Stowe don't even think of staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: We stayed in a corner suite on the second floor, with a mountain view. Great room!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liana16
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for your extended stay, sharing stories at the breakfast table, planning your day's excursion, and the follow-up de-briefing with tea and cookies. And, thank you for bringing so much warmth and personality and music to our Inn. We play Paulo Andre's music for our guests during breakfast - perfect for that setting and just beautiful music. Thank you, thank you to our Brazilian Friends!

Kindest Regards,
Mary Anne and George
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Property: Brass Lantern Inn
Address: 717 Maple Street, Stowe, VT 05672
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Location: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brass Lantern Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to our ca. 1810 brick farmhouse that has been respectfully and warmly renovated into a nine guest room Bed & Breakfast. All of our guest rooms include private bathrooms. Most have gas fired fireplaces, cozy sitting areas and spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield and the Sterling Mountain Range. We understand how important and precious your time away is and we work diligently to meet those expectations. See our reviews then see for yourself. ... more   less 
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