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“the most relaxing and unique country inn i have ever stayed at”
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Mt. Philo Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Charlotte B&B and Inns
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Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
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“the most relaxing and unique country inn i have ever stayed at”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

this review is coming from someone who travels more than 290 days a year all over the world. yes, we know Vermont is a special place unlike many other parts of the country or world. when one travels in the Charlotte area you can not but think of Switzerland and other unique areas in Europe. this inn completes that special feel. sure, chain hotels have their time and place, this isn't it. this inn has a unique flair. Vermont made breakfast products ready for your use in the fridge with a spacious and functional kitchen area. there is nothing chain about the inn. The rooms have been renovated but the special rustic feel has not been removed. if it is a get away with the kids you are after, it couldn't be better. separate rooms and hang out area for the kids. if it is a romantic getaway you are after, you have also found the right place. no one will disturb you unless pure silence is a disturbance.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rumson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We just finished our fifth stay at the Mt. Philo Inn. accompanied by our dog Buck. Our daughter
is attending the Univ. of Vermont and we discovered this wonderful inn last year. It is about 15
minutes from Burlington and the perfect spot to have our daughter relax, yet be close enough
to get to class while she is staying with us.

It is located next to Mt. Philo, with a path out back leading right to the mountain. Our mornings
are spent walking our dog to the top of the mountain and enjoying the beautiful views.

We love the coziness and spaciousness of the suites at the inn. The suite we usually stay in has
three large bedrooms, a living room, two bathrooms, and a very large kitchen. This past
weekend it was the perfect spot to have a wonderful brunch for our daughter's friends.
Dave, the innkeeper provided everything we needed for the brunch in a wonderful gourmet gift
breakfast basket!

It is not always easy to find such a dog-friendly inn with such a warm and welcoming innkeeper.
We highly recommend Mt. Philo Inn….

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Newburyport
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Couldn't of had a more pleasant experience the second weekend of October at the Mt. Philo Inn. This property is beautiful and well maintained, the views are absolutely breathtaking. The inn sits in the shadow of Mt. Philo itself with a path from the property that connects to the mountain hiking trails. The inn keeper couldn't have been more accommodating when my girlfriend became ill the night before our VT weekend, he was very understanding and allowed us to come up the next day and let us stay another night (even though it was literally the busiest weekend all year in VT since it was prime leaf peeping)! Also, we loved the basket of fresh VT goods (eggs, milk, cheese, coffee, etc.) and handmade VT soap. The only thing that would have made the experience any better is to have some VT shampoo, I guess we were supposed to bring our own. Look no further if you're looking for a genuine VT Inn experience conveniently located close to Burlington. [Note: I was born and raised in VT]
I <3 Vermont

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

My wife and I and our two dogs can't say enough about Mt Philo Inn.

There is a trail right out the back that leads right up Mt Philo, which has amazing views of the Champlain Valley, especially near sunset.

We stayed in the Right Wing Suite (not a political statement). The suites are roomy with places to sit and read, a small dining table, TV and free wifi, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped which was perfect for nights when we wanted to dine in.

The innkeepers, David and Jane were great, they left us alone to enjoy ourselves but were very responsive if we needed something. This is not a B&B (I can't stand B&B's), so if you want someone to cook you breakfast, this may not be the place for you. But if you want a relaxing spot in a beautiful location this is a great place to stay. And it is really great for the dogs too.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

My family was visiting the area for my brother's wedding. Mt Philo Inn was perfect for our group! We stayed in the Right Wing and enjoyed 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It was also wonderful to have a huge kitchen, dining and living room space to relax in during breakfast or after the wedding festivities! The host had a basket of local food in the fridge so we enjoyed eggs, bacon and pancakes for breakfast a few mornings. I also appreciated the responsiveness when we couldn't find an iron and ironing board (produced within an hour).

The building itself and the rooms have character! I loved the history of it! The bathroom I used had an old sink basin that was lovely and this cute tub! The main bathroom upstairs was totally modern and had two sinks. The floors creak a bit when people upstairs are walking during the night, but it never woke me up (I slept downstairs). And because it's right next to the state park, it was very quiet (my room faced the park).

This is a wonderful place for a big group - of friends or family! There is space to unwind or find quiet, but also gathering spots for socializing like the porch and the kitchen/living room.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Mt Philo Inn in the Carriage House. Our dog was so happy as he could jump out of the door and straight onto trails into Mt Philo park and meet many other dogs. This is not a B&B but each suite has a fully equipped kitchen and we found a gorgeous basket of goodies in the fridge that kept us from starving until we got to the shops. There is free WiFi that also has a strong signal (not always the case in some houses). We had everything we needed for the 5 day stay. It is about 25mins south of Burlington. The rooms on the front side of the Inn have views over Lake Champlain. The website is very informative with the history of the house and its renovation. Very friendly place and so good to be able to take our happy dog with us too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Vermont
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had a fantastic stay at the Mt. Philo Inn in Charlotte, Vermont. The inn has spacious rooms situated at the base of Mt. Philo. The scenary was gorgeous and we had access to hiking and skiing right outside our door. Jane, Dave and Leo make visitors feel welcome and provide everything you need - including insight into the best shops and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend Mt. Philo for those looking for a unique and extra special Vermont experience. I've stayed there in both the fall and winter and will definately go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mt. Philo Inn
Address: 27 Inn Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445-8245
Region: United States > Vermont > Charlotte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mt. Philo Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests privacy, space and tranquility. Open to overnight guests for the first time in 50 years, the Inn is convenient to the museums, restaurants, and shops of Burlington, Middlebury, Vergennes and Shelburne ... more   less 
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