Hotel Vermont impressed from the moment we entered the lobby. The decor's wood and textured granite create a rustic local-Vermont feel, and cozy seating around the fireplace attracted us right away. Tim Weaver checked us in, and couldn't have been more helpful, getting us a reservation on short notice at Hen of the Wood next door. All the staff were kind and everything we needed was on hand. Tim offered us umbrellas on the way out the door while it was raining, and he and Matt Canning can make it happen if you are a beer aficionado. On their recommendation, we had breakfast at Magnolia, walking distance away and sensitive to our gluten-free diet.
The room was spectacular, with a view of the lake and the local amenities and small touches that separate boutique from chain hotels. Everything in the room was from Vermont and high quality, from the toiletries to the blanket to the furniture. Local sweets served on locally made cutting boards arrived on the house, as the staff knew this was a stop on our honeymoon tour. There was free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apples, still and sparkling water right off each elevator, all of which I sampled during our stay. My wife received an excellent shiatsu massage from Lisa, which took our recent travel miles right out of her muscles. The room's walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub were striking, and we could have stayed in bed all day (it was so comfortable).
Hen of the Wood is probably the best restaurant I have had the pleasure of attending. I don't say that lightly, but the menu was relentlessly good, with nothing less than world-class. You absolutely must have the thin red line cheese, but really, there's no going wrong at Hen. We had nearly everything on the menu and Jess and Jordan took great care of us, knowing we had come over from Hotel Vermont.
Overall, I can't imagine a better trip. My wife and I were so pleased, so relaxed, so grateful to Hotel Vermont and all their staff for making our stay pure luxury.
We'll be back. Thanks again, Tim!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vermont is downtown Burlington's new independent LEED Certified hotel. Hotel Vermont offers 125 guest bedrooms, 2,700 square feet of function space, and two outdoor terraces with views of Lake Champlain. ... more less
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