8 Cozy Inns Perfect for a Vermont Winter Getaway
December 21, 2016
Vermont winter getaways are all about curling up by the fire with a good book or glass of red wine after a day outdoors. Whether you plan to ski, snowshoe, or shop in Vermont, a stay at a local inn can make your trip all the more memorable and enjoyable. Here are eight Vermont inns that will leave you feeling warm and cozy this winter.
Inn at Manchester
In the heart of Manchester is this lovely inn that was recently purchased by Brian Maggiotto and his wife Gabriella Torres. With 21 luxurious guest rooms—including 12 suites—a cozy pub, and multiple common area rooms to kick back and relax, the inn is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway or trip with friends. Bromley Mountain is just minutes away and local shops, outlets, and restaurants are within walking distance of the inn. (3967 Main St., Manchester; 802-362-1793; http://innatmanchester.com)
Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen
Located in Vermont’s 16,000-acre Moosalamoo region, the Blueberry Hill Inn is just the place for a winter getaway. The 12-room secluded inn, complete with a restaurant and library, is home to the Outdoor Center, which includes 50 km of maintained trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in some of Vermont’s most pristine wilderness. (245 Goshen-Ripton Road, Goshen; 802-247-6735; http://blueberryhillinn.com)
Rabbit Hill Inn
A 19-room full-service Vermont bed & breakfast inn offering the best of northern New England. Guests experience outstanding seasonal farm-to-table cuisine at breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner. Spacious common spaces and the cozy Irish-style pub featuring local craft beers and a full bar are popular gathering spots for guests. The inn sits on 15 acres of trails and lush countryside facing the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with a near-endless variety of outdoor activities. Ranked by Travel + Leisure as the #1 Top Resort Hotel in the Northeast, #3 Top Resort Hotel in the USA, and #27 of Top 100 Hotels in the World, Vermont’s Rabbit Hill Inn knows how to go above and beyond for their guests. (48 Lower Waterford Road, Waterford; 802-748-5168; www.RabbitHillInn.com)
The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville
Since 1985, Jim and Mary O’Reilly have been welcoming guests to The Wildflower Inn. Surrounded by 300 acres in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the inn offers 24 rooms and suites in one of the most scenic settings in Vermont. The Wildflower Inn also serves as a hub for Kingdom Trails, an extensive trail system popular for fat biking, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing in the winter. After a day on the trails, head over to Juniper’s restaurant at the inn, which serves up steaks, salads, burgers, pasta, and more. (2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville; 802-626-8310; www.wildflowerinn.com)
Farmhouse Inn at Robinson Farm in West Woodstock
The Farmhouse Inn is situated on 13 acres with a five-story dairy barn near the Ottauquechee River. Innkeepers Barry and Tory Milstone offer second- and third-floor guest rooms at their inn, located just a few minutes west of Woodstock Village. Guests can enjoy monthly music jams in the barn and direct access to miles of snowshoeing and Nordic ski trails. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be happy to know that the inn is home to three-dozen hens, a horse, cat, and dog. (5250 Woodstock Road, Woodstock; 802-672-5433; www.farmhouseinnvt.com)
Wilder Farm Inn in Waitsfield
Just minutes from Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen is the Wilder Farm Inn, an eight-room bed and breakfast on Route 100. Enjoy cozy, chic accommodations in a yellow restored farmhouse. During your stay, go skiing at one of the local ski areas, snowshoe on the inn’s property, or stroll around the lovely historic villages in Waitsfield and Warren. (1460 Main Street, Waitsfield; 800-496-8878; www.wilderfarminn.com)
Norwich is home to King Arthur Flour and the Montshire Museum of Science—two places you can easily plan a full winter weekend around. The three-story Norwich Inn offers 17 rooms, and additional rooms are available in the nearby Walker House and Ivy Lodge. The inn’s Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse features 15 varieties of craft brews made onsite and sold only at the inn. Its four-barrel brew house, built in 1995, now produces 125-gallon batches and is one of the smallest breweries in America. (25 Main St, Norwich; 802-649-1143; www.norwichinn.com)
Green Mountain Inn in Stowe
In the center of Stowe Village is the historic Green Mountain Inn, a Route 100 landmark that has hosted famous faces over the years, including writer Lowell Thomas, President Chester Arthur, and President Gerald Ford. The building, which dates back to 1833, offers 104 accommodations housed in eight separate buildings. Complete with a renovated, year-round outdoor pool and spa, the inn is the perfect location for winter activities, whether it’s skiing at nearby Stowe Mountain Resort, snowshoeing at the famous Trapp Family Lodge, or strolling through the winter wonderland of Stowe Village. (18 South Main Street, Stowe; 802-253-7301; www.greenmountaininn.com)
What are your favorite Vermont inns to visit in the winter?
NancyPosted at 11:04h, 21 December
Thanks so much for the write up and for coming to stay with us! Loved having you here and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
EricaPosted at 14:23h, 21 December
Thanks, Nancy! It was a pleasure. I’m looking forward to another visit soon. -Erica
Dana FreemanPosted at 09:32h, 22 December
Wonderful list Erica. Sharing.
EricaPosted at 09:39h, 22 December
Thank you, Dana!
Linda AldrichPosted at 13:38h, 23 December
Thank you, Erica for putting us on the list. It is an impressive list and we are honored! Miss you and Dave, and of course, Phoebe!! Merry Christmas!
EricaPosted at 19:46h, 23 December
Thank you, Linda! We love you!
Lainey RappaportPosted at 04:54h, 26 December
I am a marrying officiant and if anyone wants to get married I live in Burlington, VT You can come here or I can come to you.
KarenPosted at 13:37h, 18 January
We love Vermont and have visited the Woodstock Inn twice this year – just a lovely place for family to gather – and the surrounding area is beautiful. We live in CT and visit the Newfane heritage festival yearly, as well as Scotts orchard nearby, and we also love Manchester. Looking forward to visiting more of the state, will follow along with your blog.
EricaPosted at 14:31h, 18 January
Hi Karen — The Woodstock Inn is a beautiful spot and the Newfane Heritage Festival is a great event. I grew up in Manchester, and it will always be my home. Thanks for saying hello!
Linda AldrichPosted at 06:47h, 10 November
Thank you again, Erica. We think of you and Dave and of course Phoebe so often. We are in good company in this article! Hope to see you soon. Best to you. Linda
EricaPosted at 11:51h, 10 November
Hi Linda — We love you guys! We are going to be renting a house in Weston during Thanksgiving for a family get-together, so we would love to stop by and see you and Bob sometime that Friday or Saturday. I’ll email you. Take care! xoxo