The Hermitage

One-Night Stay at The Hermitage in West Dover, VT

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Mountainside Bed and Breakfast with Fine-Dining Restaurant and Art Gallery

In 1971, The Hermitage was a traditional hunting lodge, but owner James McGovern wanted it to have the feel of a cultural institution too. So he added an award-winning wine cellar and an art gallery comprising the world's largest collection of work from French painter Michel Delacroix. New owners eventually took over the inn, but they built upon McGovern's legacy by adding an exquisite fine-dining restaurant. That's where Paul Eschbach, a former chef at the four-star New York City restaurant Jean-Georges, uses locally sourced ingredients to craft contemporary meals.

To experience Paul's culinary talents, reserve a table by the fireplace in the main dining room and try seasonal entrees such as the Maine lobster with coconut rice and chipotle butter ($39) or the double-smoked pork chop with collard greens and white beans ($36). In the morning, the inn hosts breakfast with a spread of omelets, meat, and french toast.

After dinner, you can retire to 1 of 15 antique-decorated guest rooms. You can spend a while just admiring charming old-fashioned decorative details in the rooms, such as 19th-century canopy beds and gas-burning fireplaces, but guests tend to use most of their time to take advantage of the property's outdoor attractions, such as a 9-mile hiking trail and a fly-fishing pond stocked with rainbow and natural brook trout.

The hotel also provides transportation to Haystack Golf Club, a four-star-rated course amid mountain scenery where you can play 18 holes of golf or build bird nests out of golf tees. There are two options to this deal; in one, you can enjoy a second round of golf, and in the other, you can enjoy one round and top it off with a 50-minute relaxation massage at the hotel spa.

West Dover, Vermont: Small Rural Mountain Town with an Artsy Side

Located in the center of southern Vermont at the edge of the Green Mountains, West Dover is the commercial center of the larger Dover community. You can find antique stores and sporting-good shops throughout the country town, and there's a handful of eclectic art galleries nearby that display intricate paper art and metalwork.

The town's most compelling attraction is Mount Snow, a four-season resort located 3 miles from the hotel. Starting Memorial Day weekend, the resort opens 35 miles of trails for mountain biking, which you can access by hopping in an express chairlift or a catapult.

For fishing and boating, head to Lake Whitingham, located 30 minutes south of the hotel. Launch your boat from the eastern shore, and keep an eye out for American bald eagles and common loons.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two with breakfast

  • $194 with two 18-hole rounds of golf
  • $224 with one 18-hole round of golf and one 50-minute relaxation massage

    Included in both options:
  • Two Haystack Golf Club polo shirts
  • Two Haystack Golf Club caps
  • $50 credit toward dinner

Book by: 6/15/12
Travel by: 10/1/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Fine-dining restaurant and wine cellar
  • Michel Delacroix art gallery
  • Antique-decorated rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Hiking trails and fishing pond
  • Two massage rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/1/12
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 61-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply
  • Must sign waiver
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10% Vermont state tax and 20% service charge for amenities not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • See all available room types and combinations here
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Antique furnishings
  • Flat-screen TVs

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check in for an additional cost.

What It's Worth

$194 for a one-night stay for two with breakfast (up to a $282 value)

  • Two 18-hole rounds of golf (a $170 value)
  • Two Haystack Golf Club polo shirts (a $90 value)
  • Two Haystack Golf Club caps (a $32 value)
  • $50 credit toward dinner

    Total value: up to $624

$224 for a one-night stay for two with breakfast (up to a $282 value)

  • One 18-hole round of golf and one 50-minute relaxation massage (a $180 value)
  • Two Haystack Golf Club polo shirts (a $90 value)
  • Two Haystack Golf Club caps (a $32 value)
  • $50 credit toward dinner

    Total value: up to $634

Getting There

  • By plane: 60 miles from Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT); 63 miles from Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • By car: about 62 miles northeast of Albany, New York

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