Honeymoon in Vermont
July 1, 2011 4:02 PM   Subscribe

My wife and I are thinking about going to Vermont for our honeymoon in September. We'd like to go somewhere relaxing and were thinking about a bed and breakfast. Any suggestions on where to stay and what to do? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani to Travel & Transportation around Vermont (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Where exactly in Vermont? Anywhere?
posted by canine epigram at 4:34 PM on July 1, 2011

What sort of things do you want to do during the day?
posted by k8t at 4:40 PM on July 1, 2011

The Phineas Swann B&B in Montgomery Center is wonderful, if a bit isolated.

I love the Waterbury-Stowe area. A good B&B near there is Moose Meadow Lodge.

I also had a great stay at the Windekind Farm near Huntington. This is not a B&B, but we stocked up at the local market and prepared our own Vermont breakfasts each morning.

Here are some other Vermont suggestions that you must do.

You must have dinner at Hen of the Wood -- the best restaurant in New England.

I would also suggest meals at The Alchemist in Waterbury, the Green Cup in Waitsfield, and the Tip-Top Cafe in White River Junction.

I'll hush now and let other folks comment. :)
posted by tmharris65 at 4:44 PM on July 1, 2011

My father-in-law (RIP, Ted) was married at The Inn At Long Last, which has since been sold and renamed, but if memory serves it was a wonderful, relaxing place.
posted by bondcliff at 4:45 PM on July 1, 2011

Response by poster: We don't have any particular place in mind. Something in an outdoors setting, away from cities. We'd like to take walks outside and enjoy nature.
posted by Aanidaani at 5:07 PM on July 1, 2011

I love The Juniper Hill Inn.
posted by Sassyfras at 5:40 PM on July 1, 2011

Village Inn of East Burke, next to Burke Mountain which has ski, bike, etc trails. It's in the northeast kingdom which is somewhat isolated, lots of quiet spaces, and the inn itself is in the one-street downtown of East Burke. There's a gas station, a sandwich place, and two good restaurants within walking distance, and otherwise not a whole lot there. The innkeepers Lorraine and George are very nice and are good about giving you your own space; the inn is modest and cozy (don't have to worry that you're going to break antique furniture); their breakfasts are yummy, and they have a kitchen you can use if you clean up after yourself. There's a stream out back and a nice garden.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:21 PM on July 1, 2011

The inn website has a list of things to do in the northeast kingdom near Burke VT, to give you a sense of the outdoor activities nearby.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:26 PM on July 1, 2011

I can give you a few recommendations of places you might want to go and eat at, in nice areas worth a visit. For example, I would recommend eating at the restaurant at Simon Pearce in Quechee. It has good food, a great view, and the associated glassworks are worth a visit. Quechee itself is nice, as is the gorge and there are a few nice B and Bs around there. The Norwich Inn is not the place to spend your whole honeymoon but is worth a night's stay (if you stay in the main building), and they brew their own beer, which is great. Norwich is a nice town with some good food and you can stop in at Dan & Whit's, which is a general store with everything from paint to bread, but also has some souvenir maple products. Finally, a quirky place right across the border in New Hampshire in the White Mountains, with a great view and some good pancakes, is Polly's Pancake Parlor.
posted by gudrun at 7:48 AM on July 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Three Stallion Inn in Randolph is absolutely gorgeous, the food in their restaurant was awesome and the people were terrific.
posted by Wuggie Norple at 7:09 PM on July 2, 2011

Basin Harbor Club, Ferrisburg. Rural, stunning lake and mountain views, maybe an hour from Burlington, less from Middlebury.
posted by IndigoJones at 7:26 AM on July 3, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks for all the ideas guys. We'll let you know how it goes.
posted by Aanidaani at 9:37 AM on July 4, 2011

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