The Best Boutique Hotels in Vermont

Peacham, Vermont, USA

Scenic landscapes fill the American Northeast, making states such as Vermont an unmatched place to witness Autumn foliage. Escape the fray of city life and head to Stowe — known as “The Ski Capital of the East” — or Manchester — a tiny town that brims quaint New England charm. Whether you’re looking to see fall foliage, do some winter skiing, admire blooming springtime flowers, or plan a summer weekender to the beaches of Lake Champlain, we’ve rounded up the best boutique hotels in Vermont to help you kickstart your trip.

Twin Farms

Twin Farms

5 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

20 | Fitness center; Spa; Ice skating rink; Pet friendly | 1

Copper Pond; Quechee Club; Saskadena Six Ski Area

Spanning 300 acres of pristine Vermont countryside, Twin Farms feels like a private estate. Part of Relais & Chateaux, the 20-key boutique stay boasts classic farmhouse interiors in each original room, with plaid-printed furnishings, dark wooden walls, and personal fireplaces, spawning an extra cozy ambiance. For those seeking pure seclusion, ten romantic cottages, replete with luxurious amenities such as personal hot tubs and grand bedrooms with expansive windows, are dotted throughout the hotel’s open landscape.

Field Guide LodgeField Guide Lodge

Field Guide Lodge

4 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

30 | Outdoor swimming pool; Skiing; Bar; Free WiFi | 1

Lintilhac Park; Vermont Ski Museum; Stowe Village Green

Field Guide Lodge offers modern guest rooms in the heart of Stowe’s main heartthrob, with its bevy of cute restaurants and stores (for those who don’t know, Stowe is one of the East Coast’s most illustrious mountain towns; additionally, it’s dubbed as “The Ski Capital of the East”). Interiorly, neutral tones accompany light-hued trappings, with deer-antler and Aspen Tree-infused artwork adorning various spaces. The main building, known as the Lodge, mimics a traditional ski haus with a crackling fireplace, vintage board games, and ample lounging space perfect for chilling.

Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock Inn & Resort

4 Stars | Website | Lebanon Municipal Airport

142 | 2 swimming pools; Spa; Bar; Pet friendly | 2

Teagle’s Landing; Billings Park and Trails; Hartford Town Forest

Calling the idyllic town of Woodstock, Vermont, its home, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is a timeless New England stay. Laurance Rockefeller purchased the hotel in 1967 — since then, it has undergone many renovations, but just as the Rockefellers envisioned it, the hotel remains exceedingly elegant. Book The Alpine Room, a cute corridor with vintage ski equipment hanging on the wall (an homage to Vermont, to say the least).

Topnotch Resort

Topnotch Resort

4 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

89 | 2 swimming pools; Fitness center; Spa; Pet friendly | 1

Stowe Mountain Resort Cross Country Touring Center; Chase Park; West Branch Sculpture Park

Idyllically situated in Stowe, Topnotch Resort encapsulates the essence of an intimate, luxurious mountain resort. The aesthetic is a mélange of contemporary, minimalistic, and country-chic stylings; 13-foot ceilings spawn spaciousness throughout the hotel’s various corridors. To those seeking outdoor opportunities, the hotel sports a medley of activities such as the Topnotch Tennis Academy — one of the USA’s top tennis clubs — and the Equestrian Center at Topnotch — which is perfect for those who love horseback riding and want to do it via the various surrounding trails.

Talta Lodge

Tälta Lodge Bluebird

3 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

51 | Indoor swimming pool; Outdoor terrace; Free WiFi | 0

Stowe Village Historic District; Green Mountain Club; Mount Mansfield

Tälta Lodge Bluebird’s 51 rooms serve as the perfect base for those looking to experience Stowe’s year-round happenings. Many rooms boast handcrafted modular gear walls, perfect for hanging ski or hiking gear, while sleek black-tiled bathrooms contrast beige and white décor. Vim for the surrounding mountains flows through Tälta Lodge’s veins, from its riverside location to its earth-toned interior design.

The Dorset Inn

The Dorset Inn

4 Stars | Website | Rutland State Airport

26 | Outdoor swimming pool; Breakfast included; Bar | 1

Emerald Lake State Park; Mettowee River; Sun Mountain Express

Welcoming its first guests in 1796, The Dorset Inn is a well-preserved time capsule: rooms draw inspiration from the hotel’s original style via vintage-style trappings, wood floors, and windows with village views. Dining at the Inn is a delight, with its ever-changing seasonal menu’s dishes made up of local ingredients from both neighboring farms and its own backyard garden.

Kimpton Taconic

Kimpton Taconic Hotel

4 Stars | Website | William H. Morse State Airport

86 | Outdoor swimming pool; Fitness center; Pet friendly | 1

Factory Green Town Green; Adams Park; Skyline Overlook

Tucked away in the historic town of Manchester, the Kimpton Taconic Hotel brims with Vermont charm. Design-wise, expect traditional clapboard architecture, neutral palettes, deluxe embellishments, and scenic photos of the locale hanging from walls.

Rabbit Hill Inn

Rabbit Hill Inn

4 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

19 | Free breakfast; Free WiFi; Bar | 1

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium; Moore Reservoir; The Rocks

The 19-key Rabbit Hill Inn offers a true boutique stay in Northern Vermont. With a rich history dating back to the 1700s — when settlers journeyed between Canada and the ports of Portland, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts — this bed and breakfast takes guests back in time. Soak in breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s White Mountains from guest rooms dressed in antique furnishings and personal fireplaces.

Hotel Vermont

Hotel Vermont

3 Stars | Website | Burlington International Airport

125 | Fitness center; Outdoor terrace; Bar; Free WiFi | 2

Winooski Falls Mill District; Battery Park; Champlain St Park

This modern-yet-homey boutique hotel sitting near the shores of Lake Champlain functions as a haven for relaxation, especially for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. For a local-style dining experience, Juniper at Hotel Vermont serves fresh twists on traditional Northeast dishes. (Perhaps the Selection of Vermont Cheeses would start the meal out right?).

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