I stayed at the Gazebo Inn at the tail end of a solo cycling trip, and was so very very pleased at what I found there. Donna had contacted me in advance of my stay; it was nice to know that my arrival was anticipated! Once I got there, I found the Gazebo to be a warm and friendly atmosphere (and the cranberry/seltzer and apple cake at tea-time was particularly welcome). I had a lovely time chatting with Donna and the other guests a little bit before heading off to dinner (armed with a few good recommendations, of course).
I stayed in the Lilac room, which was perfect in every way: well-appointed, spacious, thoughtfully decorated, and a very comfortable place to get a good night's sleep. Donna was particularly kind in offering some epsom salts for my sore muscles after a few days of biking. Breakfast was nothing short of delicious!
The Gazebo was the last place I stayed in Vermont, and it contributed in a great way to a very favorable opinion of my trip there. I hope to be able to return before too long!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy elegance is experienced at this National Historic Register 1860s home. Located just north of town our B&B provides relaxation on a private property displaying a variety of perennial gardens. Architecture is that of the classic New England Federal style. Decor is that of distinctively combined Victorian furnishings with contemporarily-crafted pieces reflecting refinement yet comfortableness. All guest rooms boast private bath, AC, fine linens, featherbeds, down comforters, hairdryers, and robes. Breakfasts are known as having sumptuous -- but healthy -- offerings.Summer guests enjoy reading on the screened porch, the gazebo, or on one of the several patios. Winter guests can snowshoe or XC ski down our back hill, enjoy a roaring fire in the library, or relax in the reading alcove. In the fall you'll be leaf peeping, but our porch is for 3 seasons so put your feet up and enjoy our array of refreshments while viewing our multi-colored trees.Brandon's downtown -- with its eateries, art galleries, unique shops, and old-fashioned ice cream parlor -- are but a stroll away. WiFi and HD TV with DVD player and Nexflix connection are provided. We are perfectly located for a vacation stay; i.e., The Stephen A. Douglas Museum and town Tourist Center is but a few doors down; hiking/XC skiing are a ride up the mountain; swimming on beautiful Lake Dunmore is even a shorter jaunt; bike rentals can be delivered to enjoy a variety of cycling routes, including to Brandon's nearby covered bridge or a bit longer trip to Lake Champlain.Discounts available for learning vacations in the traditional arts and for the Cafe Provence Cooking School, full-house rentals, and summer multi-day stays. Children and families welcomed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Gazebo Inn Brandon, Vermont