This is exactly what we think about when we think about a Vermont Inn. The only thing missing at the front desk is Bob Newhart. Thankfully, the housekeeping staff is excellent, no Stephanie here.
Our room did not come with a refrigerator,don't know if any do.This was not a problem for us.
The restaurant is staffed by excellent, knowledgable and friendly people. Our waitress was Yvette, a pleasant well informed young woman who gave us much of the history on the bar.
The chef, Joshua Anthony, prepared an eye pleasing taste sensation for our meal. It was the first night he had changed to the fall menu. The Fall Salad was a palate pleaser and a perfect introduction to the the main course, Roasted Chicken Breast served colorfully with well chosen vegetables.
Besides the historical building, the center piece of the River House Tavern is the antique, lovingly restored, stand up bar from an old Irish pub near Grant's Tomb in NYC. Thank you Yvette for this slice of history.Grant's portrait is respectfully illuminated in the bar area.
Loved the musician that played Saturday night, really good music!
Our room was spacious, even with a king bed. Plenty of drawer space. WiFi available.
If you will be here on a Saturday before Nov 30, ask about The Murder Mystery Dinner. It was filled by the time we arrived, but it looked like fun, and we would have had the perfect nite for it. "It was a dark and stormy night..."
The location of the Inn is a huge plus!!!! We walked across the Covered Pedestrian Bridge to Downtown and enjoyed the local shops. A local play was being performed Saturday night. Local artwork is scattered about the downtown. There is much to discover. See the Ski Museum.
A short drive away are the Cabot Cheese Annex, Ben & Jerry's (do the tour) and the Apple Core, home of the best apple cider ever! The glass blowing is very interesting. And of course, in season, skiing.
There is an outdoor pool at the Inn, in season, also.
Very enjoyable weekend. We would come again. The one thing that could have made it better was some coffee in the complimentary coffee carafe in the lobby. it was always empty. A morning cup of coffee on that beautiful porch would have been Heaven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Stowe Inn is one of Vermont's architectural treasures. Carefully restored, the Inn provides a peaceful, elegant setting for guests and visitors alike. Graceful, wraparound porches overlooking the river, period furnishings, inviting rooms and an exceptional collection of American art distinguish this exceptional property. Ideal for weekend getaways, memorable ski vacations, family reunions, weddings or small corporate retreats, the Stowe Inn caters to discerning travelers looking for a Vermont experience out of the ordinary. Conveniently located, the Stowe Inn is only a short stroll through a covered bridge to the enchanting village of Stowe where galleries, shops, museums, live theatre and fine restaurants flourish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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