Nice rooms and location.. Good restaurant and tavern.. Downside, breakfast was a lot less than I would expect from something advertised as a B&B, It was more on the order of what one would expect from a small hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy place, very homey"
Very cozy, clean, well appointed rooms. Really Vermont style.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not to far from Vermont Academy our destination!"
Great Experience!! Plenty to do in the area close to Vermont Academy where our Son attends, good food, good company.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient for a wedding in Cornish, NH"
Comfortable room, delicious food and efficient service in the Bradford Tavern. BEWARE---Local Vt police establish speed traps on main roads, especially at night! Speaking from a $179.00 experience):Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff we're very friendly service was good. Food was fast food served on a plate. Room was very rustic and clean. Bed hard as a rock!Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful and peaceful. Definitely will be back. And recommend to friends and family.Genuine Expedia guest review
room clean and comfortable. Bathroom and shower quite small. Lengthy stairway to get up to room; no elevator. Staff helped carry luggage up. Meals delicious-dinner on open porch very nice. Breakfast included-good assortment of items.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
our first b and b stay (we are 56) starting over and loved the ambiance and lack of attention when you wanted to be alone and very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
"Classic Vermont Inn"
A classic old inn with comfortable rooms and a nice location in quaint Chester.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant little inn on the town green."
This inn has a nice location in the middle of town. The prices are reasonable for the available amenities. The breakfast is very nice (the scones are awesome!). The only drawback is that you can hear people walking in the hallways due to the fact that the building is quite old. The owners are pleasant to deal with and the restaurant/bar is easy considering […] the town shuts down after 7-8 oclock most nights. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was fantastic. Better that the usual B & B. It is an original old Inn. Breakfast was really nice and the rooms were very authentic - but the beds were comfortable. Will stay there again a real find.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff was not friendly nor helpful."
I stayed overnight with my daughter who is 10 and I was not happy with the hotel management. The front desk clerk or manager was very curt and not friendly or helpful at all. There was a full kitchen on site, however breakfast was very mediocre. Room was very small, shower tiny. Was overpriced for what it offered. I'm sure there is much better to choose […] from nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Charming and comfortable, but overpriced"
It is a charming, comfortable and cozy inn, however it is over priced for what it offers. Great lobby with a fireplace and a very warm friendly atmosphere. The room was small, and the bathroom, although en suite, was tiny. The beds were moderately comfortable. The restaurant and bar are good. The location is convenient and there are lots of stores, […] restaurants and pubs in walking distance. It is about a 15/20 minute drive to Okemo Mountain where we were skiing. I paid roughly $140 for one night. I think that was too much for a small room with two twin (single) size beds. The bathroom has a sink so small it is difficult to wash your face without getting water on the floor. The floor of the bathroom was peeling back at the edges (cheap vinyl flooring), and the bathroom window was painted/jammed shut (kind of smells a bit if you are sharing the room with someone and use the toilet). The shower drain clogged a bit (about two inches of water by the end of my shower)- but drained eventually. If the place cost $70 a night, or even $80 it would have been reason. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quick Ski Trip"
With all the B&Bs and "Inns" in the area its hard to separate the truly "cozy" and the rundown. This property is very clean and comfortable. Although dated, the look is cozy and feels clean and managed well. The old victorian house feel is pleasant, but everything works and is pretty new within the rooms. Great rate, good staff, standard amenities. […] Fresh towels, linens as with any hotel stay and 15mins from the mountain, with a couple of decent places to eat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint Bed and Breakfast"
I loved the whole atmosphere and charm of the Inn. The beds were extremely comfortable and the owners were very welcoming. Looking forward to staying there again next time I am in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good find"
Great old Inn with restaurant and Bar. A food place to stay when skiing.Genuine Expedia guest review
Owners very warm and welcoming. Room small but cozy and kept the window open for fresh air. Restaurants both serve the same food which was delicious and affordable. The breakfast buffet is generous. Would return. Well situated to travel to other points of interest. Many darling shops nearby.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint Vermont Inn"
We went for our 12th anniversary and to enjoy peek foliage. The Inn was lovely in a picturesque small town. It's not far from other nice areas in VT, Weston, Woodstock and the room was neat, well kept and with an attached twin bedroom, very spacious. A nice 'continental' breakfast included was generous and filled with homemade baked treats. I would […] recommend this Inn for a cozy stay with comfort food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Inn is located in Chester Vermont. Chester is a great little town and is close to lots of other great sights. Very pretty location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quaint Inn."
It was a nice quaint old Inn. No TV . We had a delicious lunch on the front porch. Nice breakfast in a bright cheerful room looking out on the back deck. Bright cheerful bedroom. Clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Innkeeper was accommodating at the last minute. Great food in the tavern. Spotlessly clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"don't get a double room!!!"
we originally booked a double room. I WAS VERY VERY VERY SMALL. Barely enough room to walk around in and the bathroom was no bigger than a small closet. We were lucky enough to be able to upgrade to a queen suit which was better. Wifi wasn't great. No TV. NO ice or refrigerator. Owner looked like he just rolled out of bed and when I asked to take my […] meal from the tavern. I was asked to be careful and got a strange look. Like I was a kid and would spill everything and make a mess. The restaurant we did not eat in as there was nothing there that looked good and was way to expensive. Would not go back as I would have rather stayed in a hotel and had a bigger room with more in it and paid less. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband didn't like not having a TV in the room... But loved everything else:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I will stay here any time I am in Vermont :)"
I will stay here any time I am in Vermont :) This is a very old New England building, but is extremely clean, well maintained and decorated. If you like the chain hotels this probably isnt for you, but I prefer to stay in a more relaxed atmosphere so this was ideal for me. Proprietors were extremely friendly and helpful, I was instantly comfortable […] when I arrived - MUCH more of a home-away-from-home than chain hotels! Breakfast was superb, this was an order of magnitude better than the "continental breakfast" that was advertised and much more than I expected. (Note: breakfast included everything I might want except meat & eggs.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cozy, charming, comfortable."
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The on site bar menu is a bit pricey, but for the convenience of not having to go anywhere, and still be able to watch a sports game in the bar is very nice. Excellent beer menu. The lobby is very comfortable - feel like you are at a special place. We had an early morning, and the staff made sure to put […] out breakfast for us - it was about an hour before they would have otherwise. Fantastic! I would stay again in a heartbeat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Inn is very drafty and cold. Bed was so small and not of decent quality. The morning breakfast however was terrific. Very good hot coffee, fresh fruit and donuts/scones that seemed homemade.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We Like the Fullerton Inn"
Excellent dining as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Vermont Location"
Room #2 is small, but adequate, with comfortable double bed. Bathroom is tiny, but clean. Could have used a chair to sit in and relax - bed is the only place to sit, besides a straight-back wooden chair. Owners friendly and helpful. Enjoyed sitting on front porch and watching the world go by. Also enjoyed relaxing outside in back of Inn - nice grounds, […] Adirodack chairs. Town commons a pleasant stroll, a few interesting shops. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming historical building"
Overall it was a pleasant stay. Room decoration was simple and nice. Bed, sheets, and coverts very clean, cozy...I had a good night sleep. The bathroom was tooooo small, but what can you expect in an old house? Very good location, Main street of Chester.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too pricey for what's actually offered."
Too expensive for such small space. The breakfast was just okay in co Parison to other places around town.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A trip back in time"
The Fullerton Inn was truly a step back in time to a place we didn't know existed any longer. The location is in a beautiful little village filled with friendly, hard-working people. The inn itself was very well-kept and clean as was our room. There were a few places nearby in which to eat but there was no need as the dining at the inn itself was excellent. […] Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Fullerton and will stay there again should our travels put us nearby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great history and great restaurant attached."
No need to travel after you check in. Go for a walk and then dine in their restaurant with wonderful food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was polite and the hotel was beautiful. The bed was a bit stiff and the front handle didn't work. So when we unlocked the door to the hotel we still couldn't get in and had to break out the credit card.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a night over Memorial Day weekend because we were site seeing in the area and were up for something a little more quaint and warm than another chain motel. Maybe we just came at the wrong time of year but the place had a dead and vacant feel. Hotels.com indicated only "1 room left" yet the place was desolate. We arrived […] to find a "Restaurant Closed" sign on the porch, a pile of broken furniture and junk in front with a "Free" sign on it, and a pack of loitering teenagers directy in front of the inn discussing who knew someone that could buy alcohol for them. We walked in and there was no one around anywhere, and no indication of how to summon someone. We hung out for about 10 minutes before one of the owners came down. Overall the stay was adequate. The room was clean and pleasant, the back garden has potential (perhaps still too early in the year) and the continental breakfast was excellent (including delicious blueberry and rasberry/white chocolate scones!). I refer to the stay as "unremarkable" because we didn't find any of the warmth, charm, or hospitality that was our original reason for staying at a Vermont inn. In the end it was just a clean and comfortable place to flop. We had a warmer reception at the Keene HI Express the night before. Perhaps in busier times when there are more guests and the restaurant is open there is greater hospitality? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"best hotel in area"
The hotel was the best one in the area as far as I could tell. They have a small bar area, seats 4 plus numerious bar tables,the bartendar was really friendly, a nice fireplace also in bar area. Alot of local folks were hanging out drinking and eating. The hotel has a good menu, also a large rest. room in the back of hotel. Cute,cozy entrance way with […] large couches, puzzle on table that anyone can help do, checker table out, very inviting atmosphire. Breakfast was ready at 8. Made our own waffles, bagels, fresh fruit,granola, yogurt. Ate in a smaller room looking out into the large backyard. The owner was a real friendly man. The rooms were very clean, had our own bathroom. Keep in mind that the house is 1922. The decor complaments the age. No tv in room. Not that kind of place. Loved the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Uma pousada em uma cidade pequena com muito bom atendimento dos proprietarios. breakfasr e jantar muito bons. ficamos no primeiro andar e voce tem de levar as malas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ambiance provinciale tres "country " personnel are agreableGenuine Expedia guest review
01/19/15 CLIFFORD L GLENS FALLS
My girl friend and i liked the pub the food was great breakfast was great.Very nice place.However if your looking for a tv or telephone in your room there are none.Bathroom was small our sink was in our bedroom! We are an older couple and did not find out our room was on the third floor untill we got there make sure you ask what floor your room is on.No elvator.Staff were very nice and did offer to take our suitcases to our room.Ispite of a few things would still recommend this place but make sure you ask questions i dident.Almost fogot frontdoor is locked after 9:00pm they give you a key to get in.
12/29/14 Nicole C Cromwell, Connecticut
My husband and I traveled to Chester for a getaway after Christmas this year and stayed at the Fullerton Inn. I have nothing bad to say about the facilities at all. The entire Inn was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Unfortunately, when we were greeted by the owner (still have no idea what her name was) she said, "Do you have a name?". Not a hello, nice to meet you or anything you might expect to hear from the owner of a Inn. She then proceeded to question our reservations due to she didn't have them on file. We had to prove we made reservations by our confirmation email. Ok lady we look young but we aren't stupid. We then were TOLD not showed where our room was on the third floor and that was that. Her attitude didn't get any more cheerful either. Each morning we were greeted with a forced smile. All in all we felt that we weren't welcome and that ruined our experience thereand won't be returning. If your in the hospitality business, it might help to be hospitable!
"nice place to spend a few nights!"
11/03/14 marybeth02140 Cambridge, Massachusetts
this inn is one of the larger properties in the area. I was there for 4 nights as part of a crafting retreat. delicious breakfast each day - much more than the continental breakfast that is advertised. the fireplace is a treat too!
"Ghosts and Toothbrushes."
Had I been sodomized by just one of the several ghosts that obviously haunt the halls- it still would have not been the worst part of my stay here...the room lacked a phone, a tv, or a peep hole, but it did have a odor that smelled like a Cambodian bus stop- and not the good kind. After one night, I had a noticeable cough that I attributed to the dankness of the room. The bathroom shower was rusted over, and you can literally hear the conversations across the hallway through two closed doors. However, despite the quality of my room, the innkeepers were really unpleasant. They treated myself and my guests like we were members of ISIS with Ebola, despite completely reasonable requests like coffee, or a drink from the bar. Restaurants and hotels are reliant on happy customers, and repeat business. For someone who may be coming back to the area, I will explore other lodging options. Oh, and the cleaning staff took my toothbrush. Like, it was gone...poof. They owe me a toothbrush.
"Like coming back home...to passive aggressive parents who are angry about your visit."
10/21/14 Lady_Doctor82 Boston
I travel frequently for business, and I can honestly say I've yet to encounter anyone as rude as the woman who owns this Inn. We arrived on a Friday to discover that a rehearsal dinner was in progress, which the staff hadn't told us about. We struggled to find someone to check us in. One of the owners, Nancy, was clearly not in a pleasant mood when she checked us in- no greeting, no smile, nothing. She lectured us about making sure we knew which key worked for the front door since we'd probably be "in and out" for "the wedding" (we were actually there to bury our grandmother in the cemetery across the street). After getting into our rooms we went downstairs to see about having a cup of tea or glass of wine before bed. The husband of the owner told us that it was a closed party, and we would not be served. We ended up being served about an hour later...but really? To not tell us there would be an event and then not allow us to give them additional business? Very strange. I had the pleasure of staying in the room directly above the lobby, where some drunken guests started playing the piano around midnight. My favorite part of the weekend was at about 11am on Saturday, when we came back from the cemetery. It was cold and rainy, and were hoping to sit near the fireplace and visit as a family after an emotional morning. One of us asked the owner if it would be possible to get coffee (they do, after all, have a restaurant). The owner gave us a look of absolute disgust and said, "uh, I GUESS so". Is that a yes or a no? If the answer is no, fine- just smile and tell us you're not serving yet. If the answer is yes, that's great too. But to make us feel like total idiots over something so basic demostrates a fundamental failure in courtesy and appreciation for customers. I can't even imagine what would have happened if I'd asked for an extra towel or to use the hairdryer that was allegedly available at the front desk. We were three rooms for two nights- not an insignificant amount of business. She ended up apologizing and saying she would get us coffee, that she hadn't recognized us as guests, etc.- but it was really unpleasant and way too late. We were really put off and we went to a coffee shop just out of town. In general-the property was ok, but in need of updating. The upholstery on the couches in the lobby was visibly dirty, and the place in general could use some cleaning and freshening up. I'm not sure I would have minded as much if the owners had been courteous- but they were truly unpleasant and unprofessional in a way that permeated the weekend. Is it really so hard to be nice?
"Innkeepers rude and unpleasant, unaccomodating."
10/21/14 Mom2oliver Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I stayed here at The Fullerton Inn several years ago on my own. At the time I found the Innkeepers to be abrupt and lacking in warmth and "that welcoming feeling" that leads one to choose a B&B instead of a hotel chain. I chalked it up to perhaps a vibe I had been sending out since I was feeling awkward about being alone, and in town for a funeral. My room was OK. It seemed to involve some drama if one needed an ironing board or hairdryer - any B&B owner should see that as an opportunity to be friendly and helpful - these two are more like your mother in law and make you aware that you have interrupted them and they are BUSY. So this time I returned with my husband, and my 2 adult children and our future daughter-in-law. We had three rooms for 2 nights which came to well over $1000.00. Our extended family has had a home in the area for 45 years, and were in town again for a funeral. One of our party stayed at another Inn in town - The Henry Farm Inn, which he loved. His Innkeeper picked him up at the train and was welcoming and warm at all times. When we walked in to The Fullerton Inn there was a large rehearsal dinner party with over 100 people in the lounge and dining room. The innkeepers were completely distracted and made us feel that we were a interruption Any instructions and key exchanges were handled with a slap-dash manner. We were treated as if we had walked in unannounced and ruined their night. Later when our other family members checked in they stood at the desk for a period of time, but were ignored. When they went off to find help, the Innkeeper was stone faced, stressed out and made sure they felt uncomfortable and as if they were interrupting. These were our adult children (In their 20's and 30's) attending the funeral and at the Fullerton Inn as our guests. I felt very upset that they were treated rudely. Our group met downstairs in the lounge for a drink and when my husband went up to the bartender who was also the Owner/Innkeeper he was told "We aren't serving you" and when my husband asked why he was told abruptly because we weren't "with the party". The facial expression, voice and manner used were rude and dismissive. We sat in chairs - trying to catch up and talk as a family. We were trying to host the gathering for our family.... The furniture had been turned so we were trying to talk across the main walkway into the bar from the lounge. Guests from the rehearsal dinner were walking between our conversations on the way to the bar to be served. Then, one of the party guests set up at a keyboard and began to belt out show tunes and hosted a small sing-a-long. This made conversation impossible. Apparently (since we asked the owners) this was an impromptu display, not something planned or hired for the event they seemed to think it was awful too, but took no steps to nip it in the bud. Our bedrooms were directly over the keyboard so we had no chance to retreat to our rooms to avoid it - and we were trying to visit as a family. I feel they should have called us ahead of time and said "Listen, we've booked in a rehearsal dinner with over 100 guests - it may get rowdy and run late. We feel you should know ahead of time. We will make sure your family is able to have drinks and dinner in the lounge, but you should know that it will be crowded, loud and late". Later the Innkeeper serving drinks (perhaps realized we were guests and not people in from the street) came over to us and said his "Wife said I could serve you" in a rude voice and took our drink orders for 2 glasses of wine and a beer. He never came back - after about 45 minutes I flagged down a waitress and gave her our order. She was helpful and lovely. The next day we returned from the funeral and we had a family friend with us who is a local resident and business owner in Chester. It was about noon. 7 of us came into the Inn and our local friend asked Nancy the Innkeeper if she could let us have a table and perhaps some coffee. She looked very irritated and made several remarks indicating that she did not want to do this. She said "Well, I don't have any brewed now, I GUESS I COULD brew some" and sighed. Her facial expression was really rude. All we asked for was coffee and a table to sit down at. My husband has been in the hospitality business for 40 years - and honestly this is a key mistake on her part. No matter what she has going on in her life, she should know not to make the guest feel like they are a pain in the neck. That's hotel school 101. Not only did she fail to hide her irritation, she indulged herself and boosted it up a bit. Our friend was flustered and apologetic and I felt it was just unacceptable for him to be made to feel that way, and for all of us to be made to feel that way. I stepped over to her and told her briefly that her response was inhospitable and we would find somewhere else to have coffee. She explained then that she hadn't recognized us as guests, and that they were "really busy". That seemed in her mind to be a good reason to be rude and make the guest feel you hate your job and need emotional support. If I'm capable of thinking of 10 ways to determine politely if someone asking for coffee is a paying guest then I'm guessing she could have managed it as well. We left and went down the road and spent a fair sum of money in another establishment. The hotel itself was a bit run down. The room I had several years ago was nicer than the ones we had this time. My one son and his fiancee were very disappointed in their room. Our daughter's room was OK. Our room was spartan and the bathroom was a bit small. The beds were comfortable. The noise from room to room and floor to floor is really bad. The windows don't stay up unless you wedge something in them. One of our group felt ill the second night and we asked the waitress for a small plate to take upstairs and she was lovely about helping. The breakfast was only fair. There were scones and bagels and muffins - all either mix or generic store bought - not very good. It's so easy to make good muffins from scratch.... there were waffles and juices and cereals. The coffee was served in those vacuum canisters and they ran out pretty fast and weren't refilled swiftly. The Innkeeper had a carafe of coffee and she offered refills but was not pleasant. I wish that I had been informed of the large party on the first night, so I could have made an informed decision. I felt trapped and cheated. One of our party wanted very much to move to another hotel for the second night and perhaps I should have insisted on a refund and moved rooms. It's too bad that these Innkeepers seem stressed and don't seem to like running their business very much. As a consumer, it makes me angry to spend so much money with people who have treated us badly. There are so many lovely Inns throughout the area with nice folks who are working hard and they deserve the income. I won't go back there again, and I would suggest to others that they look around and choose one of the other B&Bs in town.
"Okay, but disappointing overall."
10/13/14 PTerry Washington DC
The Fullerton Inn is a bit run down, beat up, and not the cleanest Inn or B&B we have ever experienced. Breakfast was coffee and all carbs. Not a nourishing or health choice available. Our room temperature went from 50 degrees to +80 degrees back to 50 degree thru the night. Very uncomfortable sleeping conditions. The fall foliage was very nice but that is outside. We rate the Fullerton as bellow average.
"Great value & fab room"
After a long day of driving we arrived in Chester and saw the Fullerton Inn and decided to stop. We took a double room on the first floor that had access to a large verandha area with seating at front of hotel. While the room wasn't huge, it had everything we needed and was decorated with lovely antiques and had a great sense of style - unlike an impersonal hotel that looks like all the others! We enjoyed our meal in the bar area, and were also very impressed with the wonderful breakfast spread that was provided. The hosts and staff were all accommodating too, so we can't really fault anything about the Fullerton and we'd recommend this to other travellers as a great place to stay.
"If it wasn't for the Fullerton Inn it would have been Motel 6 for us."
09/23/14 Susan C Winthrop, Maine
We were lucky to find a really good deal on Booking.com for the Fullerton Inn in Chester, Vt. The hotel is just like it is described on their website. Has the look and feel of a B&B but is a hotel. The rooms were very clean and bright. The bathrooms were small but who really needs that much room. No Televisions or phones in the room(s) (which I warned my ten year old about but he was fine with that). I love, loved, loved the squeaky wooden floors. We dined in the restaurant. It was a little pricey and the food was just okay. The area is very pretty and picturesque with a few shops right on the common. I definitely would go back again for the same price
"Charming, friendly, affordable!"
09/11/14 Grace L Bangkok
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a nearby wedding last weekend and absolutely loved it! The staff was so friendly, the breakfast was great and the garden was so beautiful. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The area was really fun to explore as well, especially the crazy bridge around the corner. Definitely worth checking out. Also, the price was unbeatable! The hotel down the street where the wedding took place was much more than double the price per night, and I thought that the Fullerton was MUCH more charming and comfortable. Definitely stay here!!!
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