We didn't know what to expect, as we had never stayed in a small Historic Inn. But the Gazebo Inn surpassed all our expectations. We stayed in the Rose Velvet room, which of course had a rose theme, including rose towels, rose hand lotion, and just about everything else decorated with roses. So lovely, so cozy. The quilts on the bed were super comfortable and though it's an old property, there seem to be strong walls, as we didn't hear any other guests while we were in our room. Everything was clean and ready upon our arrival. Another great feature is the friendliness and hospitality of the Owner, Donna. She welcomed us as we arrived and provided a scrumptious, homemade and nutritious breakfast, served at a super elegant table. We would definitely return to this property if we are in the Middlebury/Brandon area.
- 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