One night getaway in Vermont - where?

Sep 6th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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One night getaway in Vermont - where?

DH and I are traveling with his parents to Vermont to visit and stay with his cousin in Addison area in early October. The In-laws have suggested they keep our daughter one night while we go out to nice dinner and spend the night in a B&B/Inn. My question is where should we go? I would like to keep the drive under 2 hours. What woud you suggest? We would like to have a nice dinner and a neat town to walk around in either the first afternoon or the morning after. Looking forward to hearing suggestions. I know it is a busy time but I'm hoping I can find a room mid-week somewhere. Thanks.
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Sep 6th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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I don't know where Addison is but I recommend either Woodstock, Dorset or Manchester. In Dorset, we have stayed at the Barrows HOuse twice and really enjoyed our stay there.

I believe we drove through Grafton and Arlington & those towns looked very nice, too. Or possibly Bennington, Vt.

Burlington is nice, too, but a city, not a town and much further north than the places I suggested.
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Sep 6th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Addison is south of Burlington - their place is near Lake Champlain. Places I was considering are Middlebury or Stowe. I will look up Dorset and Grafton. Thanks.
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Sep 6th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Middlebury would be a great choice. The Waybury Inn is nice and has a good restaurant as does the Swift House Inn.
If you want a more "lively" atmosphere, consider Burlington. It's a small city on Lake Champlain and has lots of great restaurants/bars/shops.
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Sep 6th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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A while back, maybe 14 or so years ago, we spent the weekend in Rutland, VT at a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house - The Phelps House - very, very charming. I vaguely remember a spiral staircase... And the gourmet breakfast was phenomenal! I would google or ask the innkeeper if the area has the quaint-walk-around-the-town feel that you're looking for. It's been so long that I honestly don't remember.
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Sep 7th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Check out the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary's Restaurant, Bristol, VT. Lovely rooms and spectacular food -- and a breakfast that will be remembered!

We've been there several times, when we can take the time. (It's a bit of a drive north from where we are in the Rutland area.)
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Sep 7th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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We've found that the Waybury Inn had gorgeous rooms, but we were a bit disappointed by the service at dinner AND breakfast time! (Food was great, but service was so-so.)

By the way, this is the inn where Bob Newhart's show was shot. You'll see a framed photo of him at the front desk!
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Sep 8th, 2009, 06:02 AM
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I booked us a room at the Swift House Inn. We are looking forward to it! Any restaurant suggestions for Middlebury?
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Sep 9th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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We ate at the Storm Cafe in Middlebury as we were travelling through town based on recommendations from this site. It was excellent especially the Halibut in a red curry sauce.
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