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“Just like family”
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Brass Lantern Inn
Ranked #2 of 22 Stowe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwell, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Just like family”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Had a most wonderful weekend with Mary Anne and George. From the minute we pulled into the driveway until the time we left everything was perfect. They truly make you feel like family. And when we found out how many things we had in common it made it all the more wonderful. The room was big and comfortable & the food was out of this world. We met their children and spent time relaxing with them. Sheer delight. The view was gorgeous. 3 of the guests had stayed before and told us they now comeback every year. Add me to that list!
I would highly recommend a visit to the inn. You won't want to go anywhere else.



  • Stayed July 2014
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you so much for these very kind comments. Always great to hear we have extended family. You never know when we may be traveling about ourselves and call on you as a dear, long lost cousin looking for a place to sleep! Well, maybe that is going too far in the family category!

We really enjoyed making the connection with you during your stay and discovering so many similarities. We are greatly rewarded by your comments and most importantly your friendship with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Stowe whenever the opportunity exists!

Happy Travels,
Mary Anne and George
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

What a great place to spend a weekend in Stowe! We fell in love with George and Mary Anne, who are so welcoming and friendly, and our room was perfect, with a view of Mt. Stowe that greeted us every morning. George's breakfasts are amazing, as are the fudge and cookies that are served every evening! I can't wait to go back again!

Room Tip: From room 2, you can wake up to the view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you so much for this review and for sharing your experience here. Those views of the mountains is what brought us to this wonderful Inn and it is great to read that others appreciate that as well! And while we enjoy our mountain views we also love 4th of July for our front row seat for the fireworks from our back porch!! Weren't they great?

It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to having that opportunity several more times.

Warmly,
George and Mary Anne
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Abilene, Texas
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Our first time in Vermont, as well as the first time at the Brass Lantern. Wonderful host family! Wonderful food! We even got personal directions for our tour of covered bridges in northern Vermont. I recommend the Brass Lantern without any reservations.

Room Tip: They have excellent pictures on their website - the room was exactly as advertised.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brasslantern, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for your stay and these very kind words of recommendation. Covered bridges do kind of say, "Vermont!" and we are so glad you got to experience this area in such detail.

It was very nice to chat with you on the back porch and over breakfast each day. We hope to see you two again in the not too distant future.

Best Regards,
George and Mary Anne
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Sylvania, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was a first visit to Vermont and first stay at the Brass Lantern...wow, did we ever make the right choice! It truly did feel like staying in a favorite relative's home. From the hospitality and accomodations to the fabulous breakfasts (prepared by George the owner!), there's nothing I can think of to improve upon the experience. Would definitely return... :-)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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BLIowner, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
And can I say, "you would never have to wonder if you had exceeded your welcomed stay, never, ever!"? We felt instantly at comfort with you and hope we helped to create some wonderful memories of your travels through Vermont.

Thank you for your stay and especially thank you for taking the take to share these comments. As they say, "Priceless."

Happy Travels,
George and Mary Anne
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We selected this place based on the location and all the informative tripadvisor reviews. Our experience certainly matched all the positive comments that have been provided. Both of the owners are wonderfully congenial and accommodating. They genuinely want your stay to be comfortable and memorable. We very much appreciated this friendly place and are looking forward to our next stay.

Room Tip: We had a comfortable stay with 3 people in the Spruce Peak room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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BLIowner, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for contributing to this review forum. As you identified, we truly see each and every comment here as a gift to our family owned and operated B&B. We recognize and appreciate that informed guests are our best source of our continued success in the art of Innkeeping. We especially appreciated your confidence in staying with us and your thoughts/plans for a return stay.

And while these comments are invaluable to our business success, the opportunity to meet you gives us a wonderful reward of our daily efforts.

Thank you for noticing and for sharing that experience.

Kindest Regards,
George and Mary Anne
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St. Bruno, Quebec
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

After nearly two years of absence, my family and I finally made it back to the Brass Lantern, our favourite spot to stay in Stowe, Vermont. In fact, since 2012, our only place to stay and a familiar and charming site as we approached the front door and stepped into the foyer. Quick as a wink, we were greeted by Mary Anne and George and prepared to settle in for a wonderful weekend. As usual, the rooms were impeccable, the atmosphere at the inn, cozy, comfortable and highly conducive to that special Vermont feeling of relaxation. In addition to seeing the sites, we took some time to enjoy the inn itself, with a game of ping pong, some tunes on the piano and a thrilling game of Frisbee on the beautiful grounds, with the setting sun over Mount Mansfield as the backdrop. In the mornings, we came downstairs to enjoy George's now-famous breakfasts that my husband and I had bragged to our children about. Wow! They are better than ever, a refined country breakfast that will keep you going well into the day. Mary Anne and George are always delightful hosts, prepared to help their guests with any detail, great or small, that can make their stay more rewarding, and always with exactly the right mix of friendliness, humour and professionalism. There are many complimentary epithets that can be used to describe the Brass Lantern and its innkeepers, but what comes to mind the most is genuine, hardworking and dedicated - genuine in their approach to others, hardworking in ensuring a smooth-running operation and dedicated to the absolute satisfaction of their guests. It's always with mixed feelings that we prepare to take our leave of the Lewis family and their wonderful inn and so it was this time - Happy, relaxed and a little wistful that it had come to an end so soon and already looking forward to our next visit, whenever that may be. I always take a little part of the Brass Lantern experience with me to lift me up and tide me over to the next time. I know there will be reminiscing over dinner about it or encouraging friends to go there, or coming home after a long day's work and opening up a jar of Purely Patrick Country Soup Mix to serve my family and be reminded, once again, of the comfort and hospitality of Vermont. Thank you, Mary Anne and George - and as we Quebecers say: À bientôt!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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BLIowner, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Oh my goodness, how do we even begin to thank you for these comments and more importantly for the warmth, graciousness, and great humor you and your family and friends bring to our small B&B with each and every visit? Now, as I clear away a tear drop or two to compose myself and this reply -

When we dreamed of having the opportunity to experience this Innkeeping life we could have never, ever, imagined all of the wonderful people we have been so fortunate to serve. Your family, especially, have been just amazing and we are forever grateful for the chance to cross paths with such kindred spirits.

Our other guests that were staying at the same time as you, mentioned how wonderful it was to have such wonderfully kind guests (i.e. your family) here adding so much energy and warmth to our Inn and grounds. They mentioned the fun of watching your family play in the back yard. “No need to turn on the television…”

We are so richly rewarded by the experience of your repeat visits and are so very appreciative of your time to share your wonderful words regarding your longstanding relationship with us! We never take these comments for granted and hope you truly understand that it is our pleasure to host you as we feel this is exactly where we are supposed to be in this chapter of our lives. And yes, we recognize how blessed we are to be in this location, both on a physical and emotional level.

And we are so very fortunate that you have had the opportunity to meet our ambassador of the Brass Lantern Inn (also known as our son!), Patrick, and through his business, Purely Patrick. Of course we are so very touched by your expressions of kindness towards Patrick as he also adds so much life to our home and this Inn. Thank you for helping us recognize how wonderful he is and how lucky we are to be here with him.

Till we meet again, our warmest affections,
George and Mary Anne
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We spent 3 wonderful nights and 4 days at the Brass Lantern Inn. The room was very nice and made up daily. The breakfasts were delicious and served quickly. Mary Anne was very helpful with suggestions for where to hike and sightsee and George sent us a list of their favorite restaurants which were all wonderful. They have a hot tub and we spent time in there after a long day of travel which was so nice. Best of all, this inn sits on a lovely piece of land and the scenery is beautiful. The price was reasonable and I highly recommend it if you plan to stay in Stowe.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BLIowner, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with us. We hope it is the first of many! It was our pleasure to host you and are greatly rewarded knowing that we left a favorable impression.

Thanks again and Happy Travels,
Mary Anne and George
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Property: Brass Lantern Inn
Address: 717 Maple St, Stowe, VT 05672-4250
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Region: United States > Vermont > Stowe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Stowe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Brass Lantern Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to our ca. 1810 brick farmhouse that has been respectfully and warmly renovated into a nine guest room Bed & Breakfast. All of our guest rooms include private bathrooms. Most have gas fired fireplaces, cozy sitting areas and spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield and the Sterling Mountain Range. We understand how important and precious your time away is and we work diligently to meet those expectations. See our reviews then see for yourself. ... more   less 
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