After booking two days here, I made the mistake of reading reviews.....
Buyer's doubts but I kept an open-mind on this historic inn/hotel.
The whole experience was like a step back in time, back to when travel was an adventure, back to when civility counted, back to when grace mattered.
Even if we hadn't gotten a discount through and online promotion, this stay would have been worth the money.
In the absence of co-owner/hostess Georgette, Jayson filled in admirable. Very helpful, very chatty, very warm and welcoming.
This historic inn reminds me of the mansion in Newport, RI. The dark woodwork, the ornate carving, the elegance.
Every bit of the property is an amazement. The artwork, the sculpture, the atmosphere was amazing. The stately manor, with it's sitting rooms, the original billards room (now serving as a four-star restaurant, the oversized fireplaces, the heavenly smell of sage/herbs filling the air.
The room, No. 12, was delightful. The bed comfortable, the bathroom squeaky clean, plenty of hotwater and comfy towels.
Breakfasts were wonderful. A French chef is a big bonus to the dining experience there. Made to order omlettes, french toast, real homemade grain breads, great Green Mountain coffee. Couldn't have asked for more.
Usually, I begin my reviews with what the experience was not.....This is not a Holiday Inn Express, no indoor pool, no sauna, no fitness center, no business center, but who needs them when you have turn-of-the-century elegance?
Definitely four-stars. Great value, great experience, great lodging.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wilburton Inn is a majestic hilltop estate for families, romantics, artists, foodies and leaders who transform the world. The 30-acre private estate features a historic inn, seven vacation homes and the most breathtaking views in Vermont. The grounds include an outdoor pool, tennis court and the sculpture gardens of the Museum of the Creative Process. The Wilburton Inn has been owned and run by the Levis family for almost 30 years. We serve a full country breakfast every morning which includes Vermont Maple Syrup and hearth baked breads from our organic farm and bakery. Join us for our farm to table dinners every Wednesday in summer and theme dinner party weekends throughout the year including our Murder Mystery Weekend and New Year Eve Dinner Dance. We are more than pet friendly - we are pet celebrating! Dogs are welcome for an additional fee in all our vacation homes and inn rooms with the exception of the Wilburton mansion. From romantic bed and breakfast guest rooms to extravagant private mansions, our lodging offers something for all travelers: corporate solo travelers, couples, families, family reunions, destination weddings, and wellness and academic retreats. Our hilltop campus offers tranquility, serenity and beauty - yet we are but a mile from the Equinox Resort Hildene, golf, hikes and Manchester Designer Outlets. Every guest room has a private bathroom, complimentary WiFi, A/C, free parking, and cable TV. We look forward to welcoming you to our magnificent property. The Levis Family and Wilburton Staff ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wilburton Hotel Manchester