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 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 a spacious one bedroom suite like the one we stayed in. There is ample room for our family of four. The 700 square foot space has a king platform bed, large living room (separated from the bedroom with sliding doors) a 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 as well. The beds are topped with the coziest Vermont patchwork flannel blanket from Johnson Woolen Mills. There is a guest pantry located on each floor. There you will find complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments that made by local Vermont producers.
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. It offers aromatherapy, flannel PJs, a Vermont Teddy bear and even a library of Vermont bedtime stories!
In Vermont, there is always something going on for families. The staff at the front desk 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 to a local arts festival.
Do dine 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 kid’s menu. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her Cabot clothbound cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on Red Hen Bakery Bread.
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)