The folks that run this motel were very nice and friendly. The surroundings are beautiful (on a hilltop about 3 miles outside Rutland), and it was a terrific place to stay. The room was nice, and the price was reasonable.
The apple turnover and fresh cider were a great surprise although I didn't realize it was self-service and waited around the little gift shop looking for someone. Hint: just walk in and help yourself--everything is sitting on the counter by the window. They are very trusting people, and everything is on the honor system.
My only minor complaint was that the rooms do not have cable TV. My room had a television with an antenna and a DVD player, but the only channel you could watch was PBS. Got in fairly early on a rainy night, and it was fairly boring. You may want to bring some DVDs or other electronic gadgets--especially if you have children to entertain.
Beautiful place--definitely worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mendon Mountain Orchards and Motel offers affordable accommodations, nestled in our historic apple orchard. Our rooms are comfy and quiet, each with its own relaxed country style that is uniquely Vermont. But the best part of your stay may be the aroma of homemade apple pies from our bakery or the complimentary coffee and apple turnovers each morning! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mendon Mountain Orchards Motel Vermont