Over the last four years, while our son was a student, we stayed many times at the Middlebury Inn. The Inn is actually three properties: the main building, the Porter Mansion, and the Motel. The main building rooms are interesting and reasonably comfortable, although the bathrooms are generally small and modestly updated. The Porter Mansion rooms are larger, ditto the bathrooms, and generally more luxurious. The Motel has the most modern rooms and bathrooms, but is only furnished with double beds (no queens or kings). Every room has a refrigerator, and the Inn leaves you samples of Vermont honey and syrup to take home. There is no fitness center at the hotel, but they will arrange a pass for you at the local fitness facility. Or, you can take a lovely walk through the town and countryside!
The price of the room includes a full breakfast buffet, which is generally very ample, and a lovely tea is served every day from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (also complimentary). The hotel also has a small Vermont-theme gift shop and a so/so dining room for dinner.
The staff is very nice -- helpful, friendly, accommodating, and welcoming in every way. They turn an average New England property into a very special one. In addition, the Middlebury Inn is in the best possible location in town, with easy access on foot to the town boutiques and the college. Downsides? In the main building the elevator is not self-service, and you either have to use the stairs or get someone to operate the elevator for you (which they are happy to do). The pillows are very hard. That 's about it in the complaint department -- all in all, a very nice place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Vermont Lodging - Enjoy warm Vermont hospitality in the heart of Middlebury, a vibrant college town with classic New England character. Welcoming travelers since 1827, the Middlebury Inn offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic historic charm. Centrally located between Burlington and Rutland, and convenient to so many of Vermont's attractions, our historic Middlebury, Vermont hotel is perfect for that pampered fresh-air getaway, a family reunion, a base for leaf peeping, bike touring, hiking or cross country skiing, and also to host your organization's professionally managed retreat. Our town is surrounded by thousands of acres of the Green Mountain National Forest as well as numerous trails and back country roads which are ideal for biking, running, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Friendly Lake Dunmore and spectacular Lake Champlain are easy drives from the Inn. For downhill skiing, the family-friendly Middlebury College Snow Bowl is nearby and Sugarbush, Mad River, Killington, and Stowe are all within 40 miles of the Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Middlebury Hotel Middlebury