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“Tranquility Revisited”
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West Mountain Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Arlington B&B and Inns
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Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Tranquility Revisited”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

What could possibly be better than spending time at the West Mountain Inn? Staying there for a fraction of the usual cost, that's what! We recently booked another trip to this amazing B&B during their November mid-week promotion and spent a wonderful 2 night stay in the Rockwell Kent suite. While we definitely appreciated the spaciousness of this room and the inviting king size bed, the primary reason we requested it was for the real wood burning fireplace. Relaxing in front of the toasty fire each evening with a good bottle of wine was the best way to wrap up our days. Although the Rockwell Kent suite has some antique furnishings which are certainly pretty to look at and which contribute to the overall pleasing impression of the suite, these "romantic" pieces do not receive high marks in the creature comfort category. I was very pleased to find that a couple of user friendly arm chairs had been placed in this room in addition to the vintage pieces. The bathroom has been totally upgraded - we loved the new dual shower and tiled floor!

Being able to have dinner on the premises is an added perk as there are not many dining options in the immediate vicinity of the inn. Our dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. We were seated at a cozy fireside table which further enhanced our dining experience. Breakfast each morning was plentiful with many selections available. Each morning we were enthusiastically greeted by Mary Beth when we arrived in the dining room. This lady is so incredibly gracious and made certain that our day started off in the best possible fashion. She knew our first names and used them which just added to that overall "at home" feeling that is so prevalent at West Mountain Inn. West Mountain is a truly remarkable place in Vermont where it is entirely possible to simply enjoy being who you are, enjoy being where you are, and enjoy being with that special person in your life. We have been lamenting the fact that our visit was far too short and we are looking forward to our next visit to this magical spot. While the purpose of our trip was just to be able to spend some time away from the stress and demands of our daily routines, we managed a visit to Hildene and highly recommend it as a "must see" when in the Arlington/Manchester area.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

An absolutely amazing place for a wedding weekend, we couldn't have dreamed up a better place. The service was outstanding and we highly recommend it. We loved the alpacas - we even got to feed them. Everyone in our family had a great time.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

We took advantage of the November mid-week special and were thoroughly impressed by the West Mountain Inn. Attention to detail was evident everywhere, from warm woods in the dining room, wonderfully furnished common rooms, an extra-comfy king size bed and decor touches that created a homey atmosphere. The breakfast offerings were "to die for" especially the Irish oatmeal with butter, cream, cinnamon and raisins! What enhanced every aspect of our stay was a staff that was both welcoming and accommodating. We look forward to a return visit this winter!

Joan C.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Suffield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

My husband and I are recently retired and finally got the opportunity to use a Groupon we had purchased a little more than a year ago when life was too busy to use it! Alas, the Groupon had expired, but when we called to use the value of it, the West Mountain Inn told us they would still honor the Groupon deal. We were welcome to stay for two nights with $40 dining credit as purchased! This was a generous offer on the part of the Inn. Because it was recently past peek leaf season we had our selection of many beautifully decorated rooms. The location was lovely, food delicious and hiking behind the inn fun. We got to watch the Red Sox win games 4 & 5 on the flat screen tv located on the main floor. All and all a wonderful experience. We hope to return in the future!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Enjoyed a thoroughly wonderful two plus days in Vermont at the West Mountain Inn. Although we were "past" peak, the countryside was beautiful. The inn and its amenities were very appealing. the staff was extremely friendly and helpful... and it didn't hurt that there were fresh baked cookies everytime we returned to the inn.

We stayed in the Gwendolyn Room with a gas fireplace which provided some warmth and lots of ambiance. Although adjacent to the bar area, the room was quiet by 8:00 at night. The beds were comfortable, the shower effective and the furnishings quite comfortable.

Thank you to the innkeeper for the lovely African violet we received as a parting gift.

We would strongly recommend the inn for its proximity to Manchester and various sights, its good food and hospitality and its comfort.

I would recommend you ask about the menu. It appears with no prices! And beware of the driveway; it has many potholes!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Moreau, NY
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed here for the 2nd time overnight but have been coming to the West Mountain Inn since 2007, both for day and overnight visits. The staff is alway friendly, accommodating and make you feel as if you are part of the family. The food is 5 star, always fresh and local when available. The rooms are quaint and what you would expect from a New England Inn. Yes, as mentioned, there aren't any tv's in the rooms but I would imagine most people who go to an Inn, don't expect or plan on watching tv as you would at home...it's one of the reasons we "go away" to an Inn or B&B..The grounds are beautiful with wonderful views all around. And don't forget to walk the property to see the Alpaca's and peek in the Barn where many memories have been made...My husband and I will continue to visit the West Mountain Inn every chance we get.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We booked this place ourselves on the back of Trip Advisor reviews and had a 2 night stay during our self drive tour of New England and were extremely disappointed. Having stayed in 9 different inns and B&Bs during our tour, ranging from the expensive to not so expensive I feel we are in a good position to comment on our experiences. THIS PLACE WAS THE 2ND MOST EXPENSIVE WE STAYED IN AND WAS – BY SOME DISTANCE – THE WORST.
It does have its good points - the property is lovely and is set in a stunning location. However, everywhere else we stayed we received a warm welcome from friendly staff/owners who took a genuine interest in us which continued throughout the stay. Here there was no such welcome or interest and although the staff were polite, with one exception which is expanded on later, they treated us as you would find in one of the large, more impersonal, chain hotels rather than the Inn accommodation it is.
We stayed in Room 3, a mini suite. It was functional and comfortable albeit the bathroom was a little cramped and using the hand basin in particular felt claustrophobic. There were none of the in room amenities we had elsewhere – no TV, no telephone, no bedside clock, no selection of toiletries. Soap and shampoo were provided in wall dispensers, something you might expect in the most basic of accommodation.
It was our practice to tidy our bed before leaving for the day and, everywhere else we stayed, we would find it remade when we returned. Not here, the bed was exactly as we’d left it in the morning. Additionally an empty glass on the bedside table used for water had not been moved or replaced with a clean one.
Complimentary tea , coffee and cookies were available adjacent to the kitchen area but no fruit or soft drinks/water as we had had in other places and neither was it as well presented.
The breakfasts were good with plenty of it and different 'specials' each day. Dinner, too, was pretty good but spoiled by the attitude of the waitress we had on both evenings. On the second evening when asked the usual question ‘is everything ok with your meal’ I replied saying the steak was excellent but the vegetables could have been warmer. Her response was that it is gourmet food, I can change it but it will be no different!
This Inn has been a long time member of the Select Registry of Inns which boasts of high standards, quality assurance via independent inspections etc. Perhaps the Inn has become complacent or we caught them at a bad time but it’s as well I wasn’t an inspector! Whilst my individual ratings would suggest an overall rating of at least average I feel bound to mark the rating as poor because of our overall experience. We were glad to leave.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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amiebe, Owner at West Mountain Inn, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear Guests, I am sorry that your stay with us fell short of your expectations. We do pride ourselves on being friendly and courteous, and I am sorry that you did not find our innkeepers as warm as they could have been. Sometimes when the inn is full, it is difficult to connect with all of our guests and your review will serve as a reminder to all of our staff that they must make that a priority.

The lack of room amenities that you noted are actually purposeful on our part. Our goal is for our guests to really be able to disconnect from their busy lives, so we do not have TVs, clocks or radios in most of our guest rooms (we did cave on the wi-fi, however). In terms of bathroom amenities, we wanted to make the most environmentally conscious choice for packaging, so although the products we offer are quite nice (all locally made and organic), we do put the hand soap and lotion in large pump bottles, and the shampoo, conditioner and body wash in wall pumps.

I will definitely speak with our housekeepers about not making your bed and leaving the glass, since that is an oversight that should NOT have happened.

Thank you for your feedback,
Amie
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Property: West Mountain Inn
Address: 144 Mountain View Dr, Intersection River Rd and Rte 313, Arlington, VT 05250-9116
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Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Mountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visitors to the West Mountain Inn are surrounded by spacious, antique-filled guest rooms, fantastic views, and 150 acres of gardens, lawns, and woodlands. Guests can explore miles of trails, visit alpacas, walk our labyrinth, flyfish or canoe the Battenkill River and relax in the Adirondack chairs on the front lawn. The Inn’s wood-paneled dining room provides the perfect setting for the lavish breakfasts and sumptuous 5-course dinners created daily by our award-winning chef. ... more   less 
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