I loved everything about my stay at the Made Inn. My room (904) was a haven - I arrived exhausted after a week and a half bouncing from hotel to hotel, and found my room so comfortable and welcoming that I really didn't want to leave. Loved having a record player and a selection of 100+ albums in the room. Loved the quality bedding, the Eames leather chair, the abundant natural light and air.
Once I could pry myself out of the bedroom, the living areas were a delight. There was an extensive library of books on art, music, architecture and style - and this was not a typical hotel setting intended to give the impression of a library - this was a well stocked high quality Library. Nothing about the Made Inn is fake.
Breakfast was a real treat to look forward to - each day was different and delicious, and breakfast was served when it suited us.
The building itself was gorgeous, and the view from the rooms, and even more so from the Cupola, was stunning. On top of all this, the people were delightful. Just like everything else about the Made Inn, everyone we met was the genuine article. It was great that our host Linda was caring, flexible, warm and welcoming, but she was also hilariously entertaining and funny (in a good way!). Linda's infectious warmth and enthusiasm had obviously rubbed off on everyone else working there too - Jana (responsible for the amazing breakfasts), Lizzie and the other staff we met were equally charming, caring and helpful, and they clearly love working there.
The Made Inn may not be for everyone - each room has its own bathroom, but the walk down the hall to get to it may be a deal breaker for some. But for me, I have never felt quite so comfortable and at home. I am frequent business traveller, I stayed in 8 other hotels on this trip alone and probably average 60-70 hotels each year, and I can safely say that for quality of overall experience, the Made Inn rates right at the top.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Selected "2014 TOP TEN ROMANTIC INNS"by I Love Inns, ranked among the "TOP FIVE VERMONT HOTELS" by Richard Bangs, Travel Editor for the Huffington Post, and "TOP TEN N. AMERICAN WINTER DESTINATIONS" by Chase Sapphire's TABLE & TRAVEL Magazine..... We feel we offer the best Inn in Burlington. "Come for the Design. Stay for the Experience." Trademark...... Escape from the ordinary at Made INN Vermont, our new urban-hip boutique B&B is a Victorian landmark, ideally located in downtown Burlington in an classic New England historic neighborhood;just a few steps to University of Vermont, Church Street Marketplace, Fletcher Allen, and a short drive to Burlington International Airport..... A new chic petite-hotel offering four guest rooms in an private sanctuary with first-class amenities: sumptuous beds, indulgent hospitality, gourmet breakfasts, unforgettable views & Heady Toppers...... The Inn's trendy hipster style is fused into this 1881 classic Victorian architecture with Vermont craftsmanship. The atmosphere and ambiance are bound to remain in every couple's memory..... Our sumptuous, fresh breakfast is made of local farm fresh to table, sustainable foods, cooked to gourmet perfection..... And our First Class, 5-Star Service (self-rated that is) offering for luxury & romance start with the stunning panoramic views from the INN's 4th floor cupola, secluded gardens and under the stars, year round hot-tub, as well as a number of options for customizing romantic packages..... For those spontaneous get-away bookings: we are just a quick get-away drive offering breathtaking views of Vermont from Boston and Montreal; and just a quick get-away-flight from D.C. And N.Y. Everything here calls for you to relax, unwind, rejuvenate and be happy.....Family, and Pet Friendly. Offering Welcoming Heady Toppers, Switchback Ale, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Green Mountain Coffees and many other Vermont specialty foods as our theme is "Made in Vermont". ... more less