As a thank you for serving our country, my boyfriend was offered a complimentary nights stay at the Lareau Farm Inn Veteran's weekend. We arrived Sunday evening, slightly worried we would be bothersome due to our late arrival, only to find we were no bother at all. In the entryway to the Inn was a note awaiting us. Included in the note was the answer to every question we may have had. It lead us to our room, the 'Wonder' room on the second floor, informed us about breakfast, gave us the wifi password, included a reminder of our dinner reservation, and a few other things. It was great not to have the pressure of someone constantly asking how everything is and just being able to explore for ourselves.
Our room was perfect for 2, with a nice sized bed, a chair, and small bathroom. Sitting on the bed when we first walked in was information on things to do in the area and a children's book (in case you were towing along a little one).
As part of being a guest at the Inn you get your name placed on the dinner list for American Flatbread before anyone else. I grew up in the area and know that Flatbread doesn't take reservations. You show up right when they open to put your name in and hope for a good dinner time. When booking the room we were given the opportunity to put our name on the list for priority at a certain time. The restaurant wasn't too busy when we went, but from past experiences I know this would definitely come in handy in the winter and summer craziness.
Unfortunately, we had to head out early in the morning. We came downstairs around 7:30 (the time the note said food would be set out) to find hot coffee, fruit, cereal, and english muffins. We were able to enjoy the mini breakfast as well as chat with the inn keeper, Lisabeth. It was a great start to our morning and fabulous end to our stay.
Overall, the stay was fantastic. We're already planning our next trip, hopefully a longer one this time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lareau Farm is a 13 room B & B in the heart of the Mad River Valley. Serving fabulous farmhouse breakfasts featuring local farm to table cuisine. We have plenty of room for you and your pals to romp and play.Four rooms are designated pet friendly with their own exits to the outside areas. We host many events that are open to the public as well as family reunions, board meetings, and country elegant weddings. We are also the home of American Flatbread - a wood fired all natural pizza company restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Waitsfield
- Waitsfield Country Inn