Historical Boutique Hotel with Estate Guest Rooms near Skiing
The Wilburton Inn is a hilltop Tudor mansion on a private, 20-acre estate in Vermont’s Battenkill Valley, with villas, a cottage, and a fantastical garden museum. While the inn once constituted the largest private estate in Manchester, Vermont, and the essence of turn-of-the-century New England elegance, the property’s Green Mountain backdrop commands your attention. In the distance, the mountains rise against the skyline, fringed with pine trees typically covered in snow in the winter. This terrain also provides a scenic setting for skiers and snowboarders—choose Option 2 or 4 for ski-lift tickets at Bromley Mountain, located about a 20-minute drive northeast of the inn.
Inside, the inn’s rooms exude Victorian romance through four-poster beds, delicate floral and lace accents, and other period furnishings. Some rooms look out onto the Vermont countryside, while others (upgraded rooms) have a whirlpool tub and fireplace to warm up next to on chilly nights.
In the morning, a country breakfast spread features fresh artisan-baked breads and real maple syrup. Fodor’s says the Wilburton Inn’s “dining room is an elegant affair, with a menu to match.” Enjoy upscale New American cuisine for dinner, with entrees ranging from braised beef short ribs ($28) to duck breast with juniper-berry sauce ($34).
Manchester, Vermont: Fashionable Resort Village with Upscale Shopping in Green Mountains
Miles of sinuous mountain ranges and valleys surround Wilburton Inn, which is located in Manchester, about 60 miles northeast of Albany, New York. There’s an idyllic rural landscape around this part of Vermont; you’ll commonly find historical covered bridges. Less than 3 miles north of the hotel, Manchester Center has tree-lined, marble sidewalks lined with more the three-dozen designer outlets, as well as Orvis and Northshire Bookstore.