After several days of staying in perfectly fine but non-descript chain hotels, it was a breath of fresh air to stay in the charming Green Mountain Inn. It’s an historic inn with modern amenities located right in the center of town. The inn seems to have grown organically as there is a main building that connects through halls and up and down staircases to other sections of the sprawling two story hotel property. The main building houses the reception area, Whip Bar & Grill, breakfast room and comfortable classic cozy sitting areas complete with fireplaces, chess and other parlour games . If stairs are a problem, ask for a room in the main building, which has an elevator.
Our queen bedded room (not in the main bldg) was comfortable with puffy inviting beds and artwork by local artists on the walls. While I thought a corner niche with fridge and coffee maker added to the charm, my husband and kids loved the very modern amenity of an extremely large flat screen TV. Bathroom was spotless with thick bath towels and a frameless glass enclosed shower. Although the bedroom and bathroom weren’t large, they were comfortable enough for 4 people. The only things desperately missing from the room were a small table near the armchairs so you could rest a drink or a book, and a desk so you could do some work or write a note. We had a small shared balcony that overlooked the pool area, which has chaise lounges and tables with umbrellas.
The pool itself was wonderfully heated. There is a separate baby pool and also a hot tub. My teenage kids and I loved playing ping pong and the giant “connect four,” which are in the pool area. A game room nearby has pinball and billiards (for a fee). The exercise room is pleasant and well equipped. I didn’t use the sauna but it looked great.
We ate in the Whip bar and grill one night, which was pretty good. Although the buffet breakfast in the hotel seemed popular and got rave reviews online, we opted instead to go next door to a café for basics -- bagels, croissants and waffles. The front desk is helpful, wi-fi is free, there is plenty of parking and the 4pm tea and cookies are a nice touch. Overall, the Green Mountain Inn was a perfect summertime landing spot from which to explore Stowe and the surrounding towns.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully restored historic inn blending classic country charm and modern amenities in the heart of Stowe village. Offering over 100 quaint rooms, suites, townhouses and apartments, many with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Enjoy sumptuous cuisine in two dining rooms - including the famous Whip Bar & Grill with outdoor terrace. Heated outdoor pool, afternoon tea & cookies, health club with Jacuzzi, sauna and massage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green Mountain Hotel Stowe
- Green Mountain Resort
- Green Mountain Stowe
- Green Mountain Inn Stowe, Vermont