We met friends to spend the weekend in the Bennington/Manchester area, and we stayed here. Michael and Kevin were wonderful. The homemade cookies were a huge hit with the men in our group (I'm allergic to nuts and the other woman is gluten intolerant-so we had to pass on the cookies). But breakfasts were amazing. It's not easy cooking for someone with food allergies and someone who's gluten intolerant while making several meals for all the other guests; their efforts were greatly appreciated (blueberry pancakes turned into blueberry-free pancakes for me, gluten-free pancakes for my friend, and blueberry for the guys--and that was just for the four of us).
I loved the house with the sloopy floors and hand-hewn ceiling beams. But we had a room in the front of the house and, yes, there is traffic. I had some foam earplugs that helped greatly, but if you're sensitive to outside noise you may want a room in the back of the house.
The other guests were friendly and clearly enjoyed themselves. Kevin and Michael obviously work very hard to provide a comfortable environment for everyone. And we never saw the cats--heard them in the morning running around in the rooms overhead--but no sightings. We'll definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ira Allen House is one of the oldest inns in Vermont, and is the historical home of Ethan and Ira Allen, surveyors of Vermont and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys. Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, with direct frontage on the Battenkill River, the inn is a perfect home base for skiing, biking, canoeing, golfing, fly-fishing, and a host of other outdoor activities. Manchester, with its fantastic assortment boutiques, outlets and restaurants, is 5 miles to the north. All the rooms are suites and are ideal for families and groups. Two suites have private fireplaces.A full country breakfast is included in the room rate. Family-style dinner available with advanced notice for a reasonable charge.We invite you to enjoy the beauty of Vermont, the charm of our historic home, and warm hospitality. ... more less
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