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Old Town Farm Inn
Ranked #6 of 9 Chester B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This historic Inn was our last stop on the Vermont Inn to Inn Walk (vermontinntoinnwalking.com). Our stop at the Old Town Farm Inn include the most wonderful Japanese dinner we've had since being in Japan. Basically a dinner NOT TO BE MISSED!. Even better than we find at home in the Chicago area.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We made reservations 7 days ahead only to find we could not get there at that time, we cancelled 48 hrs ahead and were charged 25$ since it was not 14 days prior to our arrival, not sure how that was possible!
Not a friendly way to run a business

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Chowhound, Owner at Old Town Farm Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

When this person called to reserve, we explained our cancellation policy as we do with every reservation. It is on every confirmation we send out. As a small B&B with a half dozen rooms last minute cancellations do have a very adverse effect. When she called back to cancel the day before her scheduled stay, well within our policy limits, given her reaction we waived the fee and never charged the credit card provided. They neither incurred nor paid any fee, nor did they stay with us. We have not been here for 13 years to collect cancellation fees!

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

My son and I were able to secure a room at the Old Town Farm Inn in Chester, VT for the weekend of 2/7/13 trhough 2//9/13. Highly recommended, as it is a laid-back friendly B&B with a terrific breakfast.

We arrived later than we thought and both Aleks and Michiko were there to greet us, and could not have been more accommodating. We were asked at what time we wanted breakfast, which was very considerate. Our room was room #1, and featured a queen-sized bed and a pair of twin beds. Private baths are in each suite. Our room was comfortable and very clean, as was the bathroom. If you're a light sleeper, you may wish to request a room at the back of the inn, as some may hear the occasional vehicle traveling on Rt. 10 when in a front room. Our room had a TV which is connected to a DVD/VCR player - no channels. I'm glad for this, because instead of melting in front of a TV, we were able to do other things, such as backgammon, read, etc. There are a host of movies, games, etc in the Common Room (see below) as well as a room on the main floor with Dish TV and some reading materials.

Don't miss the common room, in the basement of the house, which is very warm and welcoming. My son and I were very interested in the map of Cape Cod wrecks as well as the stone floor. At the end of a long day, the fire in the common room was a great respite.

Breakfast was great. Our favorite was the french toast, as it tasted like it had a very good cinnamon/sugar coating on the outside. Breakfast was very efficient and served quickly, which was very much appreciated.

On Saturday night, the innkeepers presented a dinner for a group which was traveling from Ludlow, and although we were in our room upstairs, it sounded like a great success. When we return, we'd love to arrange for a dinner as well, since Michiko is known to be a very accomplished chef!

Overall very good aoccommodations, and a great value. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

This inn was the 4th stop on a 4 day walking tour of Vermont. The proprietors, Aleks and Michiko were charming and helpful. Aleks said they wanted their inn to be just like a visit to grandma's house in the country. It is a lovely property with very clean rooms and bathrooms. It is not elegant, but it definitely is lovely and inviting , but the food is anything but just like grandma's. Michiko is a four star cook of japanese cuisine. Tthe dinner we had was over the top in excellence, flavor, and abundance. We let Michiko choose our menu, and we weren't disappointed. Aleks was so gracious and welcoming and went out of his way the next day to show us a covered bridge, stopping and waiting patiently while we took pictures from every angle.
Don't miss this lovely inn on your stop in Vermont

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

We arrived late on a Friday afternoon to the Old Town Farm Inn. The inn is located in the country (hint: FARM Inn) and is about 10 minutes away from the town of Chester. As we pulled up in front of the inn, we didn't notice any other vehicles and wondered if anyone else was staying here (there weren't). I unloaded our luggage and went to check-in. It took a minute before our host greeted us and directed us to our room on the 2nd floor via a circular stairway.

The inn is somewhat spartan – some repair/maintenance work was in progress and the interior was in need of some fresh paint and sprucing up. Our room (#3) was on the 2nd floor at the rear of the inn as we requested based on other reviews that mentioned road noise at the front of the inn. The rooms have no locks, only a chain lock when you are in the room. Our room had a queen bed, double bed, private bath, A/C, and DVD only television service. The room was clean but besides the beds, there was nowhere to sit. The only furniture besides the beds were 2 antique night stands, a desk, quilt stand, and a dresser with the television. The bath room was large with an updated sink and full bath/shower. There are not any activities at the inn; the only outside seating was 3 Adirondack style chairs at the rear of the property facing a small pond.

The Old Town Farm Inn also offers dinner with a Japanese flair. My wife and I had dinner at the inn on a Friday evening during our stay. The dining room is spacious, bright, and airy. Dinner is prepared and served by Aleks and Michiko who own and operate the inn. Our dinner menu consisted of Japanese fare with a choice of pork, beef, and several tempura entrees. Appetizers and salads are also available.

My wife ordered the Shrimp Tempura which came with miso soup, a garden salad, 5 EXTRA large shrimp and assorted vegetables. The shrimp and vegetables were panko breaded and fried to perfection. I had what was listed as a butcher steak – a marbled hanging tenderloin. It came with the miso soup, garden salad and some Japanese vegetables on the side. My steak was the most moist and tender cut of beef I've ever had. Our dinner was absolutely excellent and the fact that many locals were also dining there that evening is proof positive that dinner at the Old Town Farm Inn is something to look forward to.

Breakfast the next morning was served in the dining room. A full pitcher each of OJ and milk awaited us at our table along with the place settings. Fresh fruit, hot water/tea, and cereal as well as fresh hot decaf and regular coffee and creamer were set up for us at a side table. Michiko greeted us and offered us our choice of eggs, bacon, and/or pancakes.

In conclusion, the inn itself offered unremarkable accommodations. However, the breakfast and dinner were excellent and our hosts Aleks and Michiko were a couple of the most gracious hosts we've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Rating 1–5 (best):
Inn – 3.5
Dining – 5

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

My boyfriend and I got a room here for a 3 day skiing trip. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was for such a great price. Michiko was very accomodating to all of our needs and requests. She also made us a delicious breakfast every morning before we went skiing, which kept us full until lunch time! The room was very clean, roomy and nice for such an old house and the bed was very comfortable!! There is also 2 common rooms, both with tv's, along with a big selection of dvd's and videos. The pictures that are posted on their website definitely don't do justice on this bed and breakfast, this place is bright, clean and welcoming. It was less than 15 minutes from Okemo and a straight, easy drive. The only thing we would recommend is if you are a light sleeper to ask for a room in the back of the house. We had a room in the front and it was a little noisy from the cars driving by, but being so tired from spending the day on the slopes we had no problem sleeping through the noise. We would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to stay in the area and will definitely return!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

This family-run inn is quite a find. The hosts are welcoming, the rooms immaculate and the food interesting and tasty. They go out of their way to make sure you're not hungy on the slopes after the delicious breakfast. Our family of 5 fit comfortably in a suite of two rooms upstairs. The one drawback for us is that it was a bit of a schlep to the slopes, but that is more because of the Okemo access road bottleneck than because of the distance. Otherwise, we had a great stay and would highly recommend for families. There is a great room stocked with videos and games. We didn't find the hotel to be rundown. In fact, because we have spent a decade restoring our own Victorian, we were impressed at how well they had preserved many of the farmhouse's original features. The common room is great. Friends who rent a ski house nearby joined us for dinner, and while we chatted the kids hung out in the common room. Truly a relaxing place after a day on the slopes.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 665 Vermont Rte. 10, Chester, VT 05143-9656
Region: United States > Vermont > Chester
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range: £47 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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