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Panoramic Lake & Mountain Views. Privacy, Space, Tranquility. a Boutique Hotel

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Mt. Philo Inn: The privacy, tranquility and spaciousness of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

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Last updated: 08/21/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests the privacy, spaciousness and tranquility of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

The century-old inn is in the heart of the Champlain Valley, adjacent to a state park, surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located near the restaurants, cafes, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.

A recent three-year restoration has transformed the property into a unique lodging that is conducive to educational retreats, family reunions or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn most recently functioned as long-term apartment rentals but is now available to travelers looking to stay two nights or longer.

Innkeepers David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe.

The boutique inn features four spacious suites-- one 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom—located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a full kitchen, bathroom and private entrance way. The décor is a mix of old and new: farmhouse tables, modern office equipment, velvet reading chairs, and local artwork. Kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products. Bedrooms are outfitted with luxurious Anichini sheets. The rest is up to you.


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Stylish bathrooms with large soaking tub and marble slab shower

          Other Amenities

              • A truly unique property, we are a very popular biking destination

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                On Mt. Philo, with a view of it's summit and the Adirondack Mountains...moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Sofa Bed
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker:

                home of Green Mountain coffee...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                new...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Tennis:

                At our sister facility 1/2 mile away, the Inn at Charlotte...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    At our sister facility,1/2 mile away, the Inn at Charlotte...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      summer
                      May 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                      1 night min stay
                      $330
                      $1,600 $4,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,400 $2,400
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 9%

                      Notes:

                      No frees are collected until arrival. Cancellation policy: $50 administrative fee. No refund if cancelling within 2 weeks of arrival, unless we can fill the suite


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                      Location

                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Burlington, Vermont International Airport (BTV)
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bearded Frog
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Charlotte Ferry
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Kwiniaska
                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Essex VT
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt. 7 and 189
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Starry Night Cafe'
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Sugarbush
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Champlain (several)

                      Car: Necessary

                      Other Activities: hiking, adjacent to state park, local foods

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      About: David Garbose never dreamed of being an innkeeper. The Charlotte man had a career as a speech therapist and ran a business promoting speech recognition software but when he and his then-fiancée Jane were looking for a place to get married they checked out the Mt. Philo Inn and fell in love with it. “When it came up for sale soon after the wedding,” said Garbose, “we jumped at the chance to buy it. We weren’t in the market for an inn but this was a place where we wanted to live.” After purchasing the inn in 1990, the Garboses renovated the 1896 facility. Initially they catered to long term rentals; people who stayed for as long as six years. Garbose said many Charlotte residents have lived at the inn, eventually deciding to purchase their own homes in town. During the filming of the 2000 movie “What Lies Beneath,” there was a need for short-term rentals so the couple purchased furniture to create furnished suites. Their business now caters to those who want to stay for a few nights or a few weeks

                      Why Charlotte:
                      Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests privacy, space and tranquility. The century-old inn is in the heart of the Champlain Valley surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located near the restaurants, cafes, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury. A recent three-year restoration has transformed the property into a unique lodging that is conducive to educational retreats, family reunions or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn most recently functioned as long-term apartment rentals but is now available to travelers looking to stay two nights or longer. Innkeepers David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe. The boutique inn features four spacious suites-- one 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom—located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a full kitchen, bathroom and private entrance way. The décor is a mix of old and new: farmhouse tables, modern office equipment, velvet reading chairs, and local artwork. Kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products. Bedrooms are outfitted with luxurious Anichini sheets. The rest is up to you.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      Adjoining the 278 acre Mt. Philo State Park Spacious 2-3 bedroom suites with full kitchens Private tranquil location close to Burlington and Middlebury Panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks Historic Inn tastefully renovated using local artisans and materials


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                      Speaks: english
                       

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                      • Mt. Philo Inn:  The privacy, tranquility and spaciousness of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

                        Mt. Philo Inn: The privacy, tranquility and spaciousness of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

                      • Panoramic lake and mountain views from the Inn

                        Panoramic lake and mountain views from the Inn

                      • Large comfortable common areas

                        Large comfortable common areas

                      • Stylish marble bathrooms built by local artisans from local material

                        Stylish marble bathrooms built by local artisans from local material

                      • Modern office equipment: Cable wifi, Knoll chairs, connected.

                        Modern office equipment: Cable wifi, Knoll chairs, connected.

                      • Sunset views!

                        Sunset views!

                      • Modern conveniences and full size appliances in each suite

                        Modern conveniences and full size appliances in each suite

                      • the Living room of suite 3. Comfortable solid quality furniture throughout

                        the Living room of suite 3. Comfortable solid quality furniture throughout

                      • the Carriage House, fountain area and some of our many gardens

                        the Carriage House, fountain area and some of our many gardens

                      • Clean tastefully furnished bedrooms with comfortable queen mattresses

                        Clean tastefully furnished bedrooms with comfortable queen mattresses

                      • Quiet neighborhood, but convenient to Burlington.  Vermont Life!

                        Quiet neighborhood, but convenient to Burlington. Vermont Life!

                      • Master bedroom, handmade king bed frame made of 200 year old barn board, Daryl V. Storrs pastel

                        Master bedroom, handmade king bed frame made of 200 year old barn board, Daryl V. Storrs pastel

                      • Southeast views

                        Southeast views

                      • Private sitting room

                        Private sitting room

                      • The large sunny kitchen of suite 3 has new appliances and great views

                        The large sunny kitchen of suite 3 has new appliances and great views

                      • Lovely, well maintained 100 year old architecture,  and great views

                        Lovely, well maintained 100 year old architecture, and great views

                      • The downstairs entry  has a full bath and an office/extra bedroom

                        The downstairs entry has a full bath and an office/extra bedroom

                      • Adjoining 270 acre Mt. Philo State Park.

                        Adjoining 270 acre Mt. Philo State Park.

                      • Contemporary spacious fully equipped kitchens with solid wood and stone.

                        Contemporary spacious fully equipped kitchens with solid wood and stone.

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 02, 2014

                      $220 - $330 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 08/21/2013
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