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Vermont Lodging 2009

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Vermont Lodging 2009
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Best Country Place:
RABBIT HILL INN, Lower Waterford
A Greek Revival gem overlooking the White Mountains, Rabbit Hill defines romance. Most have fireplaces, and many feature double whirlpools and/or canopy beds. The inn also offers a farm-to-table menu in an elegant dining room. Rates: from $199, including afternoon tea and full breakfast. Three-course table d’hôte: $49. 48 Lower Waterford Road. 800-762-8669, 802-748-5168;

Best Chef-Owned Venue:
Even if you’re not spending the night at this lovely 1857 Victorian overlooking Quechee Dam, don’t miss Alexandra LaNoue-Adler’s superb cuisine. Rates: from $145, including full breakfast. Entrées: from $22. Main St. 802-295-6077;

Best Family-Friendly B&B:
SWISS FARM INN, Pittsfield
Double rooms are priced low in summer, including private bath, air conditioning, and a morning repast that kids will love–how about chocolate pancakes? Rates: from $80, including full breakfast. Route 100 North. 800-245-5126, 802-746-8341;

Best Romantic B&B:
Rooms in this elegant 1851 inn overlooking the town green are named after Queen Victoria’s children, and the British owners have decorated them in sumptuous style. Rates: from $115, including two-course gourmet breakfast. 321 Main St. 802-875-4288;

Best New Luxury Hotel:
At the foot of Mount Mansfield, New England’s first new grand resort hotel in a half-century sports the style of yesteryear’s “great camps.” Rooms feature relaxation tubs, goose-down comforters, balconies, and oversized windows; fine dining, boutiques, pool, and a 21,000-square-foot spa on premises. Rates: from $435. 7412 Mountain Road. 888-478-6938, 802-253-3560;

Best Adult Camp:
Ever wanted to take up sculling? Squeeze it in with mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Lodge rooms and suites with shared or private baths, or private lakeside cabins; meals are hearty all-you-can-eat buffets. Equipment rentals available. Rates: from $179, including three meals. 535 Lost Nation Road. 802-586-7767;

Best Overnight Cruise:MOONLIGHT LADY, Burlington
Lake Champlain’s stately inland-waterway vessel is a beauty with eight double cabins. This season’s cruises range from one to six nights, and include July’s Champlain Quadricentennial voyages from Burlington to Montreal and Quebec City. Rates: from $299 per person (plus tax and gratuities), including all meals. 348 Flynn Ave. 802-863-3350;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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Updated Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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