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Best Lodging in Vermont | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Lodging in Vermont | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)
by in May 2013

Looking to rest your head in Vermont? We’ve got you covered! Check out our picks for the best lodging in Vermont for 2013.

BEST WAY TO MEET RUDYARD KIPLING
NAULAKHA, Dummerston
Soak in Rudyard Kipling’s bathtub, write at his desk, or curl up with a copy of The Jungle Book, a few feet from where the stories were penned. More than half the furniture is original in this beautifully restored house, home to the Kipling family for four years in the 1890s. Fully equipped kitchen open to guests. Rates: from $375 (per night, 3-night minimum) or from $2,000 per week. 707 Kipling Road. 802-254-6868; landmarktrustusa.org

BEST NORTHERN ESCAPE
THE VILLAGE INN OF EAST BURKE, East Burke
This comfortable, affordable B&B offers genuine hospitality and some rarely found amenities, such as a fully equipped guest kitchen, a weatherproofed Jacuzzi in a large organic garden, and a streamside picnic/lounging area. Inquire about guided fishing. Rates: from $100, including full breakfast. 606 Route 114. 802-626-3161; villageinnofeastburke.com

BEST READER’S RETREAT
ARDMORE INN, Woodstock
Charlotte Hollingsworth, a former bookstore manager, has named each of the five rooms here for a Vermont author or illustrator, fitted with appropriate volumes. (The Archer Mayor room is quite cozy.) Check out the well-stocked downstairs library and a many-windowed sunroom with rockers for reading. Breakfast is a multicourse delight. Rates: from $150, including full breakfast. 23 Pleasant St. 800-497-9652, 802-457-3887; ardmoreinn.com

BEST FARM STAY
LIBERTY HILL FARM, Rochester
At this working dairy farm, children are welcome in the barn, and guests gather in the dining room for generous breakfasts and dinners. Beth Kennett makes everything from scratch, and as much as possible from what’s grown, hatched, milked, or churned right here. Rates: from $105 per person, including full breakfast and dinner. 511 Liberty Hill Road. 802-767-3926; libertyhillfarm.com

BEST ART GALLERY AT AN INN
BRASS BED B&B, Wilmington
International illustrator Skip Morrow and wife Laraine invite guests into their handcrafted home with balcony guest quarters overlooking a greenhouse. Adjacent to the B&B is “The Art of Humor,” a two-story gallery showcasing Skip’s cartoons and collections, including the famous The Official I Hate Cats Book and subsequent editions. Rates: from $125, including continental breakfast. 30 Not-a-Road. 802-464-5523; brassbedbb.com

BEST BIRDWATCHING BREAKFAST
GRUENBERG HAUS, Waterbury
Perched high on a ridgeline sits this secluded, Tyrolean-style chalet surrounded by woodland brushing up against all corners, porches, and patio. An enormous picture window extends the length of the dining room, where homemade breakfast is served. Rates: from $100, including full breakfast. 94 Pine St. (Route 100 South). 800-800-7760, 802-244-7726; grunberghaus.com

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