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

Property description

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.


Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 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, great for family reunions. We are a very popular destination for biking, sledding...moreless

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 and Vermont Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

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

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 17 - Oct 23, 2016
2 night min stay
$370
$1,800 $5,400
* 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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