19th-Century Bed and Breakfast with Elegant Guest Rooms
The Vermont Inn is steeped in classic New England beauty. The sprawling red farmhouse, set on 5 rural acres, faces the Green Mountains. Inside, 16 individually decorated guest rooms and suites are outfitted with charming country furnishings. Some rooms reflect the building’s colonial roots with cut-nail hardwood floors and poster beds. The inn earned a TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence, and CBS Boston recommended it as part of a weekend trip to Vermont.
Every morning, the inn offers a made-to-order country breakfast featuring french toast, omelets, and fresh blueberries picked from the property. In addition, homemade cookies and iced tea are often made available, and the innkeepers are always on hand to recommend restaurants or make arrangements for spa services. Dinner is served Wednesday–Sunday in either the dining room, tavern, or on the outdoor stone patio.
Mendon, Vermont: Quiet Village near World-Class Mountain Recreation
Mendon is a small rural village located in central Vermont. Its remote mountain setting makes it ideal for a quiet getaway. Less than 10 miles away, you’ll find Killington, one of the largest ski resorts on the East Coast, featuring six interconnected mountain peaks. Popular summertime activities here 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.
For a nice day trip, take a 30-minute drive east to Woodstock. 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.