I was really busy but we had a trip planned with the family to stay in the Inn. The real draw was the American Flatbread Restaurant which is connected to the Inn literally and the only way to get a guaranteed reservation is to be a guest at the Inn.
When we pulled up to the Inn, it honestly did not look like like anything special. Guests are invited to kick off their boots and shoes at the door to help save the floors, and there are two baskets full of slippers to well, slip into. Our room was on the outside, so I wasn't enthused about braving the cold to get to my room, but it was a dry cold and it wasn't uncomfortable. The rooms themselves have no TVs and phones, but that led to the air of relaxation. The decor was homey and comfortable and whimisical. I instantly felt calm and relaxed .The baked goods on the counter and the carafes of coffee and hot water for tea or hot chocolate in the main parlorwere very welcoming. Then we went to the Flatbread restaurant. Even with the reservations, there was a wait and no place really to stand out of the way of the hard working staff, but when all was said and done, the wait was worth it! The food was just as wonderful as promised and sitting near the clay oven was a treat. The local beer was a nice touch too. I didn't have dessert, but the dessert was less than spectacular. I was just entranced by the flatbread! We spent an evening playing games by the fire. The next morning, the breakfast part of the B & B was outstanding. I never tasted such great food and ate quite a bit to fuel a day of cross country skiing. That evening, we sat around the fire and talked with other guests. The inn provides games, well played with, and tons of books are scattered about the house to be perused by the guests. They invite you to take and/or leave one at your desire. All and all, I would love to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lareau Farm is a 13 room B & B in the heart of the Mad River Valley. Serving fabulous farmhouse breakfasts featuring local farm to table cuisine. We have plenty of room for you and your pals to romp and play.Four rooms are designated pet friendly with their own exits to the outside areas. We host many events that are open to the public as well as family reunions, board meetings, and country elegant weddings. We are also the home of American Flatbread - a wood fired all natural pizza company restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Waitsfield
- Waitsfield Country Inn