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“Best Place to Stay in Warren, Vermont!”
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Pitcher Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Warren B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Place to Stay in Warren, Vermont!”
Reviewed February 24, 2008

I celebrated my birthday at the Pitcher Inn and the staff's attentiveness to service was impeccable from the moment we arrived. Ari, the general manager, was always mingling with and taking care of the guests as needed. We stayed in the School Room, which I highly recommend. Even though the air outside was frigid it was nice to have the balcony off our room to get a breath of fresh air. The bed was amazingly comfy and the bathroom was excellent, with a Jacuzzi tub, rain shower, and additional shower over the tub.

Dining:
The food and wine selection were excellent. I would definitely recommend booking a private dinner in the wine cellar. The wine cellar dinner is quite pricey, but is a great way to celebrate a special occasion. The fresh-baked pastries and full country breakfast available every morning were delicious. On our last day at the Inn, we slept in and skipped breakfast. The staff noticed that we missed breakfast and made a take-away bag of muffins and mini-sandwiches for our trip back. What great hosts!!

Guest Services:

The staff was always willing to make reservations. I would definitely recommend calling the Inn in advance and let them assist you with making dinner and activity reservations, as they have connections with a lot of the local restaurants and activity establishments. We were able to get great seating at several local establishments.

We truly were able to relax and the Inn took care of us. I will definitely return and recommend that if you are heading to the Warren/Waitsfield area that you book your stay at the Pitcher Inn. I’m not sure how anyone could have a bad experience here.

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  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2008

We stayed at The Pitcher Inn's Lodge Room for three nights. Because we had received a special deal on the room, we ended up paying much less than the $550 advertised nightly rate for the room, and our package included 2 dinners and a wonderful Vermont gift basket. The room itself, although striking and original, was not necessarily worth $550 per night. The bathroom was outstanding, with a steam shower and jacuzzi tub that we loved. I agree with the previous reviewer about the fireplace - they insist, I guess understandably, on lighting it for you, but the staff took awhile to get there and were not well-versed in fire-lighting. If you need to stay connected, this is not the place - the TV was a bit ancient, there was no cell reception, and no public computer (although they allowed us to use the office computer). The food could not have been better. We had dinner one night in the dining room and one night in the wine cellar, and although the service was slow (it seemed this was the case not because the staff were ignoring us, but because they want to give you a lot of time to enjoy your meal), the food was really incredible. The breakfasts were wonderful too. The staff was very attentive, although a little distant as a whole.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2008

We were very excited about staying at the Pitcher Inn in Warren Vermont and the property is lovely; however our experience was quite disappointing. They seem to rest on their reputation without follow through. While making our initial contact for reservation information, they offered us a complimentary dinner (knowing our exact booking dates) and then we booked the same dates, they said dinners were not included. When we forwarded their original email showing the terms they had offered (we never asked for this ) they made it out like it was a huge, extraordinary gift that they don’t ordinarily offer, even after seeing their original email offer. We had to email them back several days later asking for a confirmation. Ok, so they are not administrators, we were still very excited about the trip.

We arrived somewhat late (but we had called and told them) and they kindly received us in the dining room and were gracious about it. The Inn and rooms are nice, but not exceptional; children running up and down the halls; coffee service in the hall way was not properly appointed and a confusing espresso machine, without directions, was difficult to operate for a first time user. (I don’t want to have to work for my morning coffee!); bathroom not that well appointed; had to wait for the (bragged about ) fireplace to be lit. They insist on lighting the fireplace, but are not properly staffed and we ended up waiting, a lot; restaurant was, nice, but cold and the wait help was tentative and impersonal and not really of the caliber I would expect in an establishment of this kind (very young and inexperienced). The nights were chilly and they did not light the fire in the dinning room?

Spa was just ok (the upstairs of a house next door?).

Services offered by the general manager when we left, were not forthcomming and promises went on for weeks; no follow up (unless we emailed); no compensation for personal property lost by the manager. This is supposed to be a highly rated, service oriented establishment, but even after they lost our personal items, they did not try to make up for it by sending a gift or any of the typical ways an establishment of their standing would make up for such an oversight. (offer a free night?... we live quite a distance away). All in all, I give it a low “C” rating, especially considering our expectations. Very over-rated, very sub-standard in service. They talk the talk but don't deliver.

  • Liked — Nice looking
  • Disliked — Poor service
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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New York
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Reviewed December 2, 2007

My husband and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the Pitcher Inn in Warren,VT at the end of October 2007.

Unfortunately, as luck would have it, we had missed the Fall Foliage by about a week. But that did not deter us from having a wonderful weekend, thanks in large part to the Pitcher Inn.

My husband had booked the Trout Room which is one of the loveliest rooms imaginable - quirky and beautifully appointed.

The subterranean bar is an delightful place to linger and grab a bite by the roaring fire or play a round of shuffleboard.

Nearby towns of Burlington and Middlebury are gorgeous and don't miss Waitsfield just up the road. The windy roads are to die for and we are told the skiing is sublime, with Sugarbush less than 30 minutes away.

If time permits, be sure to check out Shelburne Farms - they have seasonal hours.

The manager of the place, Ari, was a wonderful host and local guide.

All in all, a New England treasure that will make for a memorable trip - no matter what takes you up there. Enjoy!

  • Liked — unique stunning quirky rooms
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank nyc345
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Burlington, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2007

I can't say enough about the Pitcher Inn.

Not only is the property absolutely lovely, with amazing details throughout, but the entire staff is unfailingly friendly, warm and professional (and I do mean the entire staff - how many places have you stayed where you make friends with the people who magically clean your room when you're away for only the briefest amount of time?) We stayed in the Lodge room - full of character and the most wonderful steam/shower/jacuzzi arrangement - pure bliss. The food in both dining areas was excellent, the wine list expansive and impressive, and as noted many times before, Ari is the most charming of hosts. The only "issue" that we had was solved so quickly and without the slightest bit of discomfort, which only cemented our impression that the Pitcher Inn has textbook customer service. In fact, you don't feel like a "customer" at all. I can't wait to return.

  • Liked — Outstanding staff, top-shelf service, great spa, creative rooms, excellent food
  • Disliked — not a thing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2007

We stayed at the Pitcher Inn for two nights (Stable suite) to enjoy the turning leaf season. The inn is a fantastic place in every respect: it is located in a beautiful spot, the life around the inn is slow and friendly. The inn’s personnel was great, chatty but not too chatty, friendly but not overly friendly and “in your face”. The Stable suit is lovely and staying there was a real treat for us. I can highly recommend eating in the inn’s restaurant. The cuisine there was outstanding with a great wine list. The food is nothing like the tasteless “quantity is all that matters” dining. On the contrary, the portions are like they should be for this type of high quality cuisine. The inn’s General Manager makes a real effort to mingle with all guests, again in a very discrete style. Even his attire is in line with the Vermont lifestyle and we enjoyed talking to him. All in all the Pitcher inn is an inn of the highest quality and I only hope that we can return there! It is a real alternative to characterless five star hotels whose name is forgotten five minutes after check-out.

  • Liked — friendly staff, great food, lovely suit
  • Disliked — with $700 per night I thought it was a bit on the pricy side, but hey, you only live once!
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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NYC
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2007

The Pitcher Inn is one of our favorite places to stay. At this point my husband and I have stayed in almost every room at the inn; my favorite is the Lodge and Trout rooms. I cannot express how positive of an experience my we have had at each one of our stays. Ari is an exceptional Inn Keep and Sommelier, he always takes a moment to sit with us and sip some wine and chat about life, it is like catching up with an old friend. Mason who I believe is now the restaurant manager always remembers us by name and will stop by our table to say hello. Melissa at the front desk is very helpful with organizing spa appointments, researching yoga schedules or just offering suggestions on local activities.

The restaurant is lovely, the food is delicious and the service is above average. If you are looking for an exceptionally romantic evening book the wine room, it cost a bit more but is worth it, just make sure to book in advance.

The Tracks room is great place to enjoy an evening drink in front of the fire. You can also now order tapas style plates, which I think is a great addition. My husband and I always stop by the game room for a friendly challenge of shuffleboard!

The little town of Warren is adorable. You feel as though a Norman Rockwell painting has come alive. I would suggest stopping by the Warren Store for lunch (we like the turkey/cranberry sandwich) followed by a stop at the art gallery next door, where you will find a very nice collection of art by local artist.

The Pitcher Inn is the quintessential Vermont Inn with the service and amenities of a big city hotel. We hope to keep returning for many more years.

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pitcher Inn
Address: 275 Main Street, Warren, VT 05674
Location: United States > Vermont > Warren
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Warren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a picturesque New England village, the Pitcher Inn and spa provides its guests with the best of Vermont tradition. In each uniquely appointed room, there is a harmony between whimsy and elegance. The restaurant proposes contemporary American cuisine, with regional influences and the areas best-stocked wine cellar. ... more   less 
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