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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

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

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • 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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

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

                      Kitchen

                      • Dishwasher:

                        new...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Toaster
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Tennis:

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

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

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

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

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