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The Inn was wonderful. It was very quaint and comfortable. The owners, Mike and Lisa were friendly and fun hosts. It was an unexpected delight in the hills of Vermont.
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My husband and I were impressed with the Weathertop Mountain Inn. Our room was called the "Sinclair Lewis Room" and was beautifully decorated and comfy. The inn owners were very hospitable and cooked us a fantastic breakfast in the morning. They also gave us directions on where to find the best Vermont maple syrup and cheese, along with a map helping us to our destinations. It felt like we were staying with old friends.
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Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4.5Based on 88 traveler reviews
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The inn keepers pay meticulous attention to every detail. The cooked to order breakfast sourced from local ingredients was delicious. The inn is spotlessly clean. The furnishings are an interesting mix of traditional New England furniture and beautiful wooden pieces from Asia. The art and other decorations are also an ecletic and tasteful mix. The public rooms (living room, dining area) are cozy and inviting. Bring a bathing suit for the hot tub and the sauna. It is a nice touch to have bathrobes included in the room. Pack lightly as you will need to carry your suitcase up 1 or 2 flights of stairs...no elevator. The inn is located less than 10 minutes from town and less than 10 minutes from Sugarbush and Mt. Ellen. I would definitely stay here again.
A wonderful experience!!! The whole place is tastefully decorated and our room was lovely. The bedding and furniture in our room was just as described...a very luxurious atmosphere... The meals were delicious (we had breakfast and dinner.) The hosts very attentive to your needs. A definite place to stay if ever in the area!!!
I was expecting a typical B&B, and every aspect of this Inn was a pleasant surprise. Walking up an unremarkable stairwell to the floor where the room was, the first noticeable surprise was the fine decoration, art, and tasteful furniture in a spotless living room / fireplace room. Its decoration was surprisingly high end, with a guitar should one indulge in front of the fireplace, and be capable. The oddity in the room was the amount of trinkets and furniture from foreign lands, all in good taste. I took a note to ask the owners. The hour being late as it was, we did not notice the pictures on the walls. Upon opening the room, we actually wondered what gave the owners the need to pay so much attention to detail and decoration, with a theme, and great taste. The room was spotless, pleasant, and the bed as comfortable as any. Closet space and a dresser provided space enough for our ski stuff. This particular room did not have a tub, but I was fine with a quick shower and a hot tub dip apres ski. There was a sauna to boot.
I have stayed in some great hotels in the past in the world's big cities, but no five star hotel can offer the personal touch to service that owners Lisa and Mike offered us. We felt exceptional. What struck me is the passion for food, wine, cooking, and running the inn. It is obvious that they work extremely hard for our comfort and that their philosophy is to do things right, or not at all. It's not about running a big business, growing leaps and bound, but about the quality and boutique feeling of the experience. Clearly this business is here to stay, owners are looking at the long term view and not interested in quick money in a high season. They seek repeat customers who come back for the experience. I am signed up for more visits myself.
Regarding Dinner, the menu is smaller than in a restaurant but the food is prepared with the same attention that comes with all the other but I am pretty confident something will be to your liking, because the same philosophy of attention to detail. If things are not too busy, you will enjoy great conversation with the hosts since they are learned, traveled, and sophisticated friendly folks. You will enjoy learning more about them if they have time to chat: I will not spoil the discovery by telling you.
Finally, check out the wine list. It takes a few minutes and an embarassing amount of time to choose!
A friend and I stayed at the Weathertop Mountain Inn after getting fit for bikes at FitWerx. Not that impressive from the outside although the gardens must be beautiful in the summer. The hall ways and doors need some serious updating, but the room was great - nicely decorated and had very comfortable beds. The common room was inviting and had lots of interesting items to look at. Couches were comfortable - the only downside was we couldn't light a fire because it was too warm outside. The breakfast was outstanding - quality ingredients, and the eggs were cooked perfectly.
It doesn't look appealing from the exterior, but this is a great place to stay. Clean, spacious room. If you prefer the over cluttered B&Bs, this isn't for you. Plenty of room for your stuff. The host has an extensive wine list, just the thing needed at the end of the day. Prices for the wine vary, depending on selection. Great Breakfast (included). We didn't make reservations for dinner, but I would recommend trying their dinner option. It smelled delicious. No tv in room, but there is one in the common room. No one bothered to turn it on.
We've been staying at rather high end inn's on this "Leaf Peeping" trip but couldn't find a place at this location. We booked at the Weathertop. Admittedly when I first saw it I thought it was a mistake. It turned out to be really comfortable. The innkeepers were excellent, as was the breakfast. I spent a rainy afternoon in the second floor lounge watching a game and reading. Very enjoyable. The area surrounding the inn is beautiful. Great photo ops of barns, mills, foliage.
We highly recommend staying here, but book early because there are only 8 rooms. We had the best experience with friendly and helpful hosts, Lisa and Mike. The food was excellent and made to order. Our room had attention to detail and everything looked brand new.
The inn keepers were so friendly. The inn itself was adorable. The rooms were spotless and charming. The breakfast was made to order, made from fresh local ingredients, and delicious. We will be back someday!
At first glance Weathertop Mountain Inn looks like a basic ski lodge set in manicured grounds and backed up to a hill so it is very private. But the real surprises await inside. Guest rooms are on the second and third floors and each is unique but also uniquely beautiful. Our room, named after Olympic gold medal skier Andrea Mead Lawrence who was from nearby Rutland, carried out a ski and snow theme but very tastefully, from the hand stenciled snowflakes and blue and white bed linens to the antique skis mounted on the walls and the framed Olympics posters from the years when she competed. Our friends were in the Robert Frost Room, decorated with beautiful country quilts and framed poems; the John Deere room, in trademark green with yellow, featured a tractor on the door. But the beautiful wall ornaments and quilts are supplemented with very nice guest accommodations in the rooms--storage cubbies and shelves above the area for hanging clothes, a small refrigerator, lap desk and nice roomy dresser. The beds are very comfortable and the carpets, linens and entire room and bathroom are spotless. Every day the rooms were cleaned and the fluffy towels refreshed.
Hosts Mike and Lisa have furnished the public areas with interesting items, many Oriental pieces and antiques from places they have lived and visited. The inn boasts a comfortable lounge with TV and a top floor game room with foosball, pool table and games as well as a very lovely dining room where breakfast is served and dinner can be ordered.
Mike and Lisa are the chefs and every morning you can have a delicious breakfast cooked to order that features locally sourced foods ranging from New Hampshire smoked sausage links with eggs, their special oatmeal-cinnamon-crusted French toast served with local maple syrup, oatmeal with a delicious spiced apple compote, or "fromelets", an omelet done in an edged sklllet with mushrooms and cream cheese. We ate dinner there twice and thought it was not only the best we had in 3 weeks in New England but also very reasonable. The wine list is extensive and the hosts are very knowledgeable about pairings and made us an offer one couldn't refuse--if we didn't like the wine Mike recommended he would take it back! His recommendations were delicious). They call their restaurant The Shameless Carnivore and change the menu daily. Salads are delightful with local greens in a light vinaigrette. One night we had lamb chops that were perfectly rare served with their own mint/vinegar sauce, grated cooked carrots seasoned with curry and hashed browned potato cubes. Another specialty they were serving while we were there was grilled char, perfectly cooked and served with fregola (a Sardinian pasta) combined with kale, tomato, lemon juice and lemon rind and garlic. Their grilled vegetables (yellow squash, zucchini, yellow bell peppers) were excellent.
The hosts are extremely hard-working and attentive to the smallest detail. I was having trouble with the wifi--they figured out the problem (which was partly my equipment) and went out and installed something the day I reported having trouble so that I had no problem after that. They are ready with recommendations for sights, day trips. restaurants in the area. I believe they may be the hardest-working innkeepers I've ever seen and all of that combines for an extremely enjoyable experience. We stayed there a week and I was very sorry to leave.
Weathertop is near the ski areas during winter and the stores of Waterbury during the warmer months, but far enough away to be relaxing and quiet. In July, we were able to relax in our third-floor room (with fishing decor), enjoy great breakfasts and specially-prepared dinner (as part of our culinary weekend), then take a half-hour drive to get to Green Mountain, Cabot and other outlets. There is a great farmers' market down the road and the owners know the area restaurants well. Lisa and Mike were genuine hosts, who make you feel like guests in their home. Common rooms had places to sit, play games and relax. Definitely a place to go back to.
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