19th-Century Family-Operated Bed and Breakfast with Elegant Guest Rooms
The Vermont Inn is steeped in classic New England beauty. The sprawling red farmhouse, set on five acres in the rural countryside, faces the Green Mountains. Inside, 16 individually decorated guest rooms range from double rooms to deluxe suites, and they're lined with charming country furnishings. Some rooms reflect the hotel's colonial roots with cut-nail hardwood floors and a poster bed. The inn earned a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence, and CBS Boston recommended it as part of a weekend trip to Vermont.
Every morning, the hotel hosts a made-to-order country breakfast featuring french toast, omelets, and fresh blueberries picked from the property. In addition, homemade cookies and cider are available often during your stay, and innkeepers Emily and Michael are always on hand to recommend one of their favorite dinner spots or make arrangements for a massage from a local spa.
Highlights of Mendon, Vermont
- The setting: Mendon is a small rural village located in central Vermont. Its remote mountain setting makes it ideal for a quiet getaway; you'll have to venture farther away to find more activity.
- Must-visit attraction: Less than 10 miles away, Killington is home to the largest ski resort on the East Coast, featuring six interconnected mountain peaks.
- Summer activities at Killington include golfing, mountain biking, and hiking. Just take the K-1 Express Gondola to the top of the 4,000-foot mountain, and start making your way down.
- Nice day trip: A 30-minute drive east will bring guests to Woodstock, Vermont. Long considered one of the most beautiful places in New England, this affluent village is dotted with 19th-century homes, covered bridges, and contemporary art galleries.