10 Charming Vermont Hotels Worth Visiting in Any Season

From luxury ski resorts to countryside inns, book these scenic Vermont hotels

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Twin Farms
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Twin Farms

If you don't have the good fortune to live in Vermont, you at least have plenty of reasons to visit: boating on the lakes in summer, peeping the changing leaves in fall, skiing the slopes in winter, and hiking the trails in spring after the snow has melted.

Vermont has all kinds of accommodations to suit different styles of travel, but it excels in historic inns and sprawling resorts, which you can find in the "big" city of Burlington (population: a whopping 43,000), at the foot of mountains, or in quaint towns deep in the countryside. Here’s our list of the top hotels to book for a perfect Vermont getaway.

Best Hotels to Book for a Trip to Vermont

Editor’s Pick: Twin Farms

Twin Farms

Twin Farms

Why We Chose It

A World's Best Awards winner, this all-inclusive retreat occupies several historic buildings on 300 private acres in the scenic woods of central Vermont.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary water sports equipment rentals, customized picnics, tennis and pickleball courts

Hotel Description

Twin Farms is far and away the most luxurious resort in Vermont, and it certainly has the price tag to match, coming in at four digits per night. But fear not: Those dollars are put to good use, as this is an all-inclusive property. The rate includes all activities on the 300-acre grounds, from fly-fishing to archery, all with an expert guide to help you. It also includes all meals and beverages at the stellar farm-to-table restaurant. You can even have the chefs prepare picnics for you to take on the go. The only extras you might want to splurge on are wines from the reserve list and treatments at the spa, both of which are worthwhile investments.

Don't forget to spend a little time in your room, too. There are both suites and freestanding cottages, each decorated with patterned rugs, natural elements like wood and stone, and bonuses such as fireplaces, hammocks, and hot tubs, depending on the accommodation. Amenities include Out of the Woods toiletries hand-blended specifically for Twin Farms, free drinks and snacks in the refrigerator, and a handcrafted jigsaw puzzle that you can take home.

The Lodge at Spruce Peak

The Lodge at Spruce Peak

The Lodge at Spruce Peak

Why We Chose It

This classic ski lodge is the only ski-in, ski-out property in the charming town of Stowe, and it has a golf course for summer fun.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, $45 per night
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Ski-in, ski out; golf course; spa with a fireplace

Hotel Description

Looking for a traditional ski lodge in Vermont? This is it. The Lodge at Spruce Peak is the town of Stowe's only ski-in, ski-out resort, located at the base of both Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield and adjacent to Spruce Peak Village. (Downtown Stowe is about 7 miles away.) Though skiing is naturally one of the resort’s biggest draws, there's also a golf course, a spa, and a heated outdoor pool. The lodge has a wide range of accommodations, from classic hotel-style guest rooms to townhomes and cabins, all decorated with a fresh take on the traditional mountain look.

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Why We Chose It

This 87-room property in Manchester balances the look of a pastoral inn with the convenience of an international hotel chain (hello, IHG One Reward Points!).

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, $30 plus tax per night
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Daily wine hour; heated pool; complimentary pet beds, bowls, and treats

Hotel Description

The Kimpton hotel brand has made a name for itself with its pet-friendly urban boutique hotels, but Kimpton Taconic is an entirely different story. Located in the village of Manchester, this property has that turn-of-the-century New England resort vibe, though it's on a relatively small scale, with just 87 rooms. While the hotel might not have as many amenities as a large ski resort — it does have a heated pool and a fitness center — you'll likely be spending much of your time off-property, either skiing, fly-fishing, or visiting sites like the American Museum of Fly Fishing and Hildene, the family home of President Abraham Lincoln's son Robert.

The Four Chimneys Inn

The Four Chimneys Inn

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Why We Chose It

This romantic bed-and-breakfast in Bennington feels more like a private home than a hotel.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary full country breakfast, fireplaces and jetted tubs in some rooms, EV charging station

Hotel Description

For a romantic Vermont weekend getaway, this quaint bed-and-breakfast is the perfect spot. Once a private home, then a restaurant that reportedly hosted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Walt Disney, the B&B now entertains overnight guests. Its 11 rooms are individually decorated with pastoral hues like baby blue and soft yellow and accented with damask and floral chintz fabrics. Some of the rooms also have fireplaces and jetted tubs.

Breakfast is, of course, included, but you should head to one of the pubs or taverns in Bennington for lunch and dinner. Don't miss strolling the historic downtown, driving across the county’s five covered bridges, and visiting the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, the home where the acclaimed poet lived and wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont

Why We Chose It

For a downtown Burlington stay, Hotel Vermont checks all the boxes, from free loaner bicycles to a fun outdoor bar.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Free loaner bicycles, beer concierge, toiletries by local brand Lunaroma

Hotel Description

If you're spending a weekend in Burlington, this is the spot to book. Forget the traditional countryside inns and mountain lodges — Hotel Vermont is a modern boutique hotel with a (Scandi-chic, mid-century) modern look. Decor aside, the property remains true to its Vermont roots, between its locally made Lunaroma toiletries, Vermont Flannel bathrobes, and Vermont Soap Company soaps. Take one of the hotel's free loaner bikes for a spin around town, or tap the expertise of its beer concierge to find Burlington’s best places for a pint, such as Switchback Brewing Co. and Zero Gravity.

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Why We Chose It

Built by the famous Rockefeller family, this hotel in Woodstock exudes subtle elegance from every square foot.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, $38.50 per night
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Free admission to the Billings Farm & Museum, LEED-certified spa, golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Hotel Description

Woodstock Inn & Resort is exactly what you picture when you think of a New England resort. Though the current building was constructed in the 1960s by Laurance Rockefeller, it feels far older, though not in a staid way. The neo-Federal architecture fits in with many Vermont buildings that date to the turn of the 18th century, which is appropriate, as the inn traces its own heritage to 1793. Inside, the decor has some elements redolent of your typical inn, but overall it feels light, airy, and refreshing. Take the guestrooms, which are typically outfitted in white and pastel hues. In-room features include Nespresso machines and Zents toiletries.

While the property has plenty of amenities to keep you entertained — a LEED-certified spa and a golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., among them — be sure to also visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Billings Farm & Museum, where admission is included for hotel guests.

Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabbit Hill Inn

Why We Chose It

An utterly romantic lodging, this bed-and-breakfast in Lower Waterford is ideal for foodies, with a complimentary afternoon tea.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary afternoon tea and pastries, fireplaces in some rooms, free candlelit breakfast

Hotel Description

Don't be fooled into thinking that this bed-and-breakfast is a bed-and-only-breakfast. Its highly regarded restaurant, set in an intimate English-style tavern, is a truly romantic affair. Executive chef Andrew Hunter’s decadent dinner menu includes dishes like Maine crab toast and a beef duo of Wagyu sirloin and braised short rib. The romance continues at Rabbit Hill’s candlelit breakfasts, which offer dishes like pineapple upside-down buttermilk pancakes and breakfast tostadas. In the afternoons, guests are treated to complimentary freshly baked pastries, tea, and coffee, and to iced tea and lemonade in the summer.

The inn, which is set on 15 scenic acres, has been housing guests since 1834. While the 19 guest rooms and suites might feature some period decor, like lace canopies and floral armchairs, they're updated with amenities like Mascioni towels and Elemis toiletries.

Topnotch Resort

Topnotch Resort

Topnotch Resort

Why We Chose It

This luxe Stowe resort isn't just about skiing; it also has a standout tennis academy that's open year-round.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, $38.50 per night
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Tennis academy, spa, equestrian center

Hotel Description

While many Vermont resorts are known for skiing, this one stands out for its tennis academy. With six outdoor and four indoor courts, guests can play all year long. The academy offers more than 30 programs for athletes of all skill levels. There's also an on-property equestrian center and great spots for fly-fishing and both downhill and cross-country skiing nearby. After a long day of physical activities, indulge in one of the spa's more than 100 treatments to soothe any aching muscles.

Topnotch has 89 rooms, which range from traditional kings and queens to a suite with kitchen and fireplace. And while the decor is in need of a little refreshing — it feels a bit anonymous — chances are you'll be spending most of your time elsewhere on the resort, anyway.

Four Columns Inn

Four Columns Inn

Four Columns Inn

Why We Chose It

Housed in a nearly 200-year-old building in Newfane, this inn has a trendy restaurant and stunning gardens with a babbling brook.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Fitness center, gardens, EV charging station

Hotel Description

Built in 1832, the Greek Revival main building of the Four Columns Inn (yes, it has four white columns) was converted into guest accommodations in 1969. Since then, it's welcomed such visitors as Mick Jagger, Nicole Kidman, and Whoopi Goldberg. Its 15 rooms exhibit a variety of design styles — vintage skis and snowshoes on the wall give the Red Clover room hints of rustic mountain lodge, while other accommodations are decorated with modern art.

The inn's real claim to fame, though, is the heritage of its former restaurant, which was established by René Chardain and was the first true farm-to-table restaurant in the United States. These days, chef Andrea Jourdan runs the on-site restaurant Andrea's Table, continuing the farm-to-table legacy. When you need to walk off a delicious meal, hit the hiking trails that run through some of the property’s 138 acres, which also include gardens, a babbling brook, and a trout-filled pond.

Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge

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Why We Chose It

This sprawling Stowe resort is the creation of a very famous family, but celebrity status aside, we're big fans of its on-site brewery.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, $35 plus tax per night
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Brewery, disc golf course, rock climbing wall

Hotel Description

Yes, this lodge in Stowe is owned by the famous von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” fame. What the (somewhat fictionalized) movie didn't show you is that the real-life von Trapps ended up in Vermont, where they opened a lodge. The Austrian-themed property sits on 2,500 acres and includes 35 miles of hiking trails, 40 miles of cross-country skiing trails, a disc golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, and indoor and outdoor pools. There's also the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall on the grounds, plus several other dining options. Altogether, the lodge has 96 rooms and suites, 18 villas, and 100 chalets outfitted in mountain decor — wood-paneled walls and plaid upholstery abound.

Final Verdict 

No matter which season you visit Vermont, staying at Twin Farms is always a good idea. As a rare all-inclusive resort that's not on the beach, it's perfect for travelers interested in pursuing activities like archery, axe throwing, hiking, tennis, and pickleball, as well as for gourmands looking to dine on exquisite cuisine. But if the price makes Twin Farms unattainable, you can't go wrong with any of the hotels on this list. For stellar sports facilities like an equestrian center and a tennis academy, pick Topnotch Resort. Or for a romantic foodie experience, stay at Rabbit Hill Inn. There truly is a little something for everyone, whether you're traveling as a couple for a romantic getaway or a family for a weekend of adventure.

Know Before You Go

  • Vermont is a true four-season destination, with hot summers, crisp falls, frigid winters, and green springs. Pack according to the time of year you're visiting.
  • Don't miss out on Vermont's excellent craft beer scene. Top breweries include The Alchemist, in Stowe, and Hill Farmstead, in Greensboro.
  • If you can time your visit accordingly, Vermont is one of the best places in the country to see fall foliage.

How We Chose These Hotels 

We evaluated more than 50 hotels in Vermont before choosing the best across a range of categories, primarily focusing on classic mountain lodges and historic inns — two types of accommodation for which the state is known. We considered various elements, like the property’s reputation, quality of service, design and architecture, proximity to attractions, and notable amenities, such as meal inclusions, spas, and pools. In determining this list, we evaluated numerous customer reviews and considered whether the property has collected any accolades in recent years.

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