Hotels in Vermont
Vermont offers a wide variety of small inns, luxurious hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and romantic bed and breakfasts. But although Vermont is known for its outdoors, travelers with any type of lodging desires will find something to love from the many hotels in Vermont.
Two of the best hotels in Vermont are Three Mountain Inn and Equinox Resort & Spa. Three Mountain is a charming country resort and B&B located in Stratton, an unspoiled village of woodland trails and mountain views. Equinox, meanwhile, offers New England charm with contemporary luxury. There's a golf course, a spa, shooting and fly fishing courses. The property, which predates the American Revolution, was gorgeously renovated a few years ago. Both are perfect for outdoor adventure vacations or a romantic vacation by the fire, and both belong on the short list of best Vermont hotels.
For the more budget-conscious traveler, there are many options, as well. There are many eco-friendly hotels in Vermont, as well as hostels for student backpackers or groups of young adults.
Surrounded by 22 acres of tropical forest, Breezes Grand Negril is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the famous Seven Mile Beach, which includes a clothing-optional section.
The smallest of the Couples resorts, with just 150 rooms, this adults-only, all-inclusive property is built on a cliff above a seaside cove in Ocho Rios.
Gracing its own sandy cove on the east side of Ocho Rios, this classic Caribbean resort has been around since the colonial days of the 1950’s. It has long been a favorite among visiting British elite, including the likes of Winston Churchill.
Nestled in Vermont's Green Mountains, Castle Hill is really three resorts in one. An in-the-woods vibe comes with 10 rooms in the Costwolds-style Castle itself, a Historic Register mansion built in 1905.
Sandals Whitehouse European Village is located on 50 acres of tropical forest and two miles of beach on the largely undeveloped southern coast. The resort is divided into three "villages" with French, Dutch, and Italian styles, each with their own pool.
This ultrahip hangout takes its name from its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the 34 so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea.
Rambling over 18 acres where suburban Burlington meets the Green Mountains, The Essex is a laid-back resort with a welcoming staff. The 120 rooms feature four-poster beds, fireplaces, and fanciful rugs and pillows.
The two-month-old Kanopi House, a six-acre private villa compound, is a sibling of the tony Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas.
Spread across 20 acres in West Dover, the Inn at Sawmill Farm comprises a main house surrounded by several smaller cottages.
Overlooking Lake Willoughby, the Main Inn of the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages is an early 20th-century farmhouse with a wraparound porch and attached gazebo.
One of the most fantastic details of this historic southern Vermont property—it first opened as a stagecoach stop in 1792—is the original beehive oven in the front entryway, where partner, executive chef, and Slow Food advocate Jason Tostrup bakes bread daily.
As of spring 2013, this property is under new management.
The Hilton Burlington, which contains 258 guest rooms, suites, and executive rooms decorated in autumnal reds, oranges, and yellows, has a boxy, modern design that's more utilitarian than it is flashy.
Kingston’s nifty Black Range Lodge occupies a former saloon and casino, now warmly and artfully converted into a B&B. The most inviting rooms have bathrooms with heated floors and private balconies overlooking the mountains.