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“This is a cozy Vermont Inn with family charm!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mad River Inn
Ranked #8 of 15 Waitsfield B&B and Inns
1 review
“This is a cozy Vermont Inn with family charm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Friendly people/comfortable beds/lovely accommodations/great food! We're hoping to stay here again! I would highly recommend this spot for a restful weekend getaway. We really enjoyed the delicious gourmet breakfast! Our cozy room was a perfect size. We enjoyed the family charm and especially our special music treat after breakfast! Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cranston, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We had the Mad River Inn recommended to us by a friend who's been going there for years to ride the Islandic horses. I was a bit skeptical, as my girlfriend and I had never stayed in a B&B. What a PLEASANT surprise we had! From the cleanliness of our room, to the Hot Tub on the back deck, to the game room downstairs which offers a stereo, woodburning stove, and pool table, we had a super time! Luc is a very nice fellow, terrific chef, and excellent source of recommendations for restaurants, things-to-do, etc..
We will definitely be returning to this gem!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark S
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed at the Mad River Inn while on a hiking trip in September because it was the most reasonably-priced B&B in the area with a vacancy. We were DELIGHTED with our experience. The house is lovely, welcoming, clean, and comfortable; the grounds and views are stunningly beautiful; there's an awesome pool table and huge lounge area in the basement that guests can use; and Luc and his family are gracious hosts. Oh, and besides being a cool guy, Luc serves insanely good breakfast. Before we left in September, we decided we had to come back at some point during ski season, so we booked another stay. We just completed that trip and everything was fantastic yet again. Breakfast is served at a long communal table, so some guests might not like this, but during each of our stays we've enjoyed great conversation with friendly people. Seems like the friendly vibe of the Inn gets into the guests, too. They serve breakfast outside when the weather permits and there's also a hot tub for guests to use outside. (We haven't yet experienced either of these amenities, though). In the winter, Luc keeps logs on the fire going in the beautiful living room fireplace. A great experience at a great price. Couldn't recommend any more highly.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg617
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Hingham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

My wife and I have been staying here every year for more than a decade. We love the Victorian decor, the comfortable rooms, the warm fire in the common area, the pool room downstairs, and the hot tub on the deck. Breakfasts are delicious and alternate between sweet and savory.

Luc, the innkeeper, is very helpful and friendly. His family is delightful. We always feel very much at home.

We are skiers and the inn is a short ride to Sugarbush, Mad River, and Bolton Valley. The town of Waitsfield has a growing number of artisan shops. We are not shoppers, but are increasingly drawn to the unique items being offered. Local restaurants are quite good, but ask Luc for the latest and the best.

We have stayed at B&B's everywhere, and this is a keeper.

Geo and Cindy

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank George W F
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

We stayed there for new year weekend and ski at Sugarbush. It's about 15min from the mountain which isn't too bad if you knew up front. Breakfast were amazing. Bed and pillows were not comfortable for me and I didn't get a good sleep (maybe it's just me, but maybe they need to invest in better pillows). Other guests and hosts were pretty friendly and it was a bit like staying at a friend's place.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank snowfusion
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Montreal, QC
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

I stayed at the Mad River Inn on six weekends during the summer of 2012 (I love riding at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm). The Inn is located in a gorgeous and serene spot in the Mad River Valley and has a warm Victorian feel. The rooms are comfortable and very clean, with private bathrooms, and are excellent for relaxing and resting, especially after a day of riding. The hosts, Luc and Karen and their kids make you feel right at home and Luc's cooking is wonderful! I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpeedbirdO
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Sonora, CA
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115 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is an old farmhouse that has been maintained pretty well. It is rustic in nature on a very quiet country road. Breakfast was very good served by Luc's daughters who were very well suited for the job. If you are looking for a rustic setting in a beautiful location this is the place for you.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MitchSonora_CA
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Additional Information about Mad River Inn

Property: Mad River Inn
Address: Tremblay Rd. off Rte. 100, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Region: United States > Vermont > Waitsfield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Waitsfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9

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