Sweet little town in a valley in Vermont. We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon after a long drive, tired & hungry. We travel Relais Chateau properties, selecting them because the quality is usually there & the guarantee of a talented kitchen. I was disappointed on arrival to be told that the kitchen was closed & that we would have to get back in the car & drive, not what I wanted to hear or do. But our friendly innkeeper Dan, I believe was his name, was gracious & helpful. The general store across the street could provide some food. Being seasoned travelers we always have a picnic kit with glasses, cutting board, silverware & we travel with a small ice chest. The general store was a bonanza of culinary heights & they also had a chilled bottle of our favorite champagne in their cooler. We put together a great dinner & Dan set us up outside & put what we bought at the general store on plates & heated up the crab cakes etc. It was a wonderful impromptu dinner.
The room we chose was the 'trout' one, very nice, we opened up the windows to the sound of the stream, very romantic & Dan later lite a fire for us.
A very nice place- the only misstep for us was that we are tippers. We tipped Dan for his gracious help, tip the young man who brought us ice, tip the server at breakfast & left money in the room for housekeeping. At check out we met the very charming Ari & had a wonderful conversation. As he presented the bill, I noted that there was a service charge added to our bill, based on a percentage of the room rate. Unfortunately this was not mentioned when booking, nor at check in. In an other wise nice stay this was a sour note & one that I would think should be noted with a sign at check in or at least mentioned the time of booking. This should not be the last thing one feels when carrying their bags out the door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a picturesque New England village, the Pitcher Inn and spa provides its guests with the best of Vermont tradition. In each uniquely appointed room, there is a harmony between whimsy and elegance. The restaurant proposes contemporary American cuisine, with regional influences and the areas best-stocked wine cellar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pitcher Hotel Warren
- Pitcher Inn Warren, Vermont