Thatcher Brook Inn
Located in the small village of Waterbury, Vermont, this 14-room inn is housed in a restored Victorian mansion dating back to 1899. The white-clapboard building has a 243-foot wraparound porch, which is furnished with rocking chairs and flanked by two gazebos. Inside, dark wood dominates the floors and walls, which are decorated with antique saws and paintings of country landscapes. The guest rooms are individually designed, some with a fireplace, whirlpool bath, and four-poster bed. Husband-and-wife innkeepers Lisa and John Fischer organize everything from horse-drawn sleigh rides to world-class skiing excursions at nearby resorts, such as Stowe Mountain and Sugarbush.