vermont inns and B&Bs
I know this must be a frequent question, but does anyone have any suggestions for inns or b&bs in Vermont? Ideally, I'm looking for a place with great food, outside of any towns, and preferably up in the mountains or hills with lots of hiking trails nearby. But food, as always, is most important. A place that specializes in local vermont foodstuffs would be the best.
Try Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor. It is located far enough outside of the town, but still within hiking distance and is set up high on a hill in the woods. There is lots of outdoor recreational opportunities in Windsor including Ascutney State Park, and Paradise Park for hiking..........Rudy
I know I'm way late on this one, but just in case anyone is still looking...
I highly recommend The Inn on Park Street, in Brandon. Incredible breakfasts (not continental) and fabulous homemade desserts every evening. The proprietor's name is Judy, and she used to own the Sweet Endings baking company. The authentic Cafe Provence is right downtown (chef Robert is from Provence). Great location to drive to anywhere in Vermont.
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This is late but if you want a special place, especially for cross country skiing, try the Blueberry Hill Inn, in Goshen near Middlebury and Brandon. The location is just what you asked for, the chef is first class and the place is extraordinary, even for Vermont which has many in its class.
It's used for weddings a lot in summer, but check it out for trails, biking, nearby swimming (and their own very nice clean spring fed pond), etc.
I enjoyed the Inn at High View, which sits on an mountain in a area (not really a town) called Andover. It is off by itself, but close to several nice towns: Weston, Chester, Ludlow, and a half hour drive over to Manchester.
Also, it is next to the Green Mountain National Forest, so I did some day hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
I picked it because it was isolate yet close enough for village hopping, and near good hiking terrain.
In southern Vermont, my husband and I used to go to The Governor's Inn in Ludlow. It's an 8-room Victorian Inn on the main street in town, just around the bend from Okemo Mountain. All the rooms have their own baths, except for 2 on the 3rd floor that share a bath.
The food used to be spectacular, but I can't swear to it now, as we haven't been there for years and ownership has changed. It might be worth further investigation, so I'm posting their website below.