We stayed for 4 nights in early Oct on a half board package to include a 4 course candlelight dinner each evening. Our initial reactions were very positive: a nicely situated, cozy, well appointed inn, with pleasant room (Number 4), with delightfully comfortable bed. The host, Jim, was charming, the hostess, Sandy, friendly but always doing a drip about the pressure she was under. Breakfasts were bizarre (for a Brit), coffee cake for starters followed by pumpkin or crab bake (no daily choice). Dinners were pleasant, convivial affairs and the food generally very good. However, on our third evening (when the dinner was only 3 courses), our hostess dropped the bombshell that the restaurant would be closed the next evening as she wanted the night off! She planned to give us an allowance to go to a nearby, large resort type restaurant and would provide transport. We were not too keen on this idea, as (i) we had chosen to stay in a small country inn, and (ii) we had paid for a 4 course dinner! Having had an otherwise pleasant evening spoiled, the following day we explained our feelings and said we would prefer she prepare a cold meal for us (in the hope she might rethink! ). She did not rethink, but did a very unpleasant rant at my wife at how hard done by she was, and merely left a salad and frozen pudding in the fridge (only 2 courses that night!) for us to serve (our hosts did not appear at all). To cap it all, we were even charged for the 2 glasses of wine we had! So, unfortunately, we left the inn with a very bitter feeling. Our suggestion to other guests is to go elsewhere if you expect the four course dinner you have paid for, don't want self service (even to having to light the candles in the dining room) and an unpleasant rant from the hostess!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 7 acres in a private little valley, Fox Creek Inn is exactly what a country inn should be comfortable and sophisticated but never stuffy. Our dining room is complimented by an excellent wine cellar and a full bar, we are less that 15 minutes from all winter and summer outdoor activties so whatever your preference for relaxing indoors or out, Fox Creek can be the ideal location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fox Creek Hotel Chittenden
- Fox Creek Inn Vermont/Chittenden