Hotel Vermont: Local Luxurious Lodging
You might have an idea of what life is like in Vermont; rustic barns, green mountains, sprawling meadows, farm-to-table fresh food and artisan crafts. Now picture a hotel that has captured all of that in one luxury property. The Hotel Vermont has done a remarkable job of bringing our landscape into the hotel. It is truly one of a kind. From the reclaimed wood floors, to the slate walls, the flannel blankets, the handmade vases and the bark pencils, you are sure to feel right at home in this unique space.
They have have also captured the essence of community which is at the very core of a Vermonters life. Not only have they managed to use locally sourced products in all aspects of the hotel, but they have created spaces that beg for people to gather in a common way. There are oversize ottomans in the lobby, a community table at Juniper, and a fire pit to gather round on the deck.
Families will enjoy accommodation choices like king rooms with a twin trundle bed, a queen/double or spring for a spacious one bedroom suite like the one we stayed in, that had ample room for our family of four. This 700 square foot space has a king platform bed, large living room (separated from the bedroom with sliding doors) a pullout Queen sleeper-sofa, a kitchenette with wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, and two huge LED TVs. There was plenty of space to add a roll-a-way with the coziest Vermont patchwork flannel blanket. You won’t find bottled water or in-room coffee makers, rather guests enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and other refreshments featuring Vermont producers, that are served at each guest-room floor’s pantry.In Vermont, there is always something going on for families and the front desk staff will do its best to assist you with making the most of your time while you are in town. On the weekend we stayed there, we hopped on their complimentary bikes and rode down to a local arts festival.
Later that evening, we dined at their restaurant Juniper. Here the hotel doesn’t skip a beat either incorporating locally sourced products into their dishes. Ingredients come from Vermont farms and food producers, bakeries and breweries. We were pleased to see these extended to the choices on the kids menu. My daughter throughly enjoyed her Cabot cloth bound cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on Red Hen Bakery Bread.
Bedtime isn’t just about turndown service, it is all about helping you get a good night’s sleep. You will find a perfectly placed Bed Time Menu on your bed offering aromatherapy, flannel PJs, a Vermont Teddy bear and even a library of Vermont bed time stories!
Disclosure: While I was invited to Hotel Vermont and they paid for some of my expenses, my review reflects the honest opinions of my experience without outside influence.
Photo Credits: FindandGoSeek and Hotel Vermont (Bed Time Stories)