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Renovated historic inn with Vermont craftsmanship, local building material.

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Last updated: 08/21/2013

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Boutique hotel features 4 spacious suites in separate wings of the building

Situated at the base of Mt. Philo in picturesque Charlotte, 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 historic inn features four spacious suites-- three 3-bedroom and one 2-bedroom —located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a complete kitchen, 2 bathrooms and private entrance way.
The Mt. Philo Inn provides a comfortable and genuine Vermont experience, away from the highways and lights, but convenient to both Burlington and Middlebury. We feature solidly crafted furniture, hardwood floors, stone counters, locally sourced foods, soaps and artwork. Each suite has a kitchen, fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products.
The century-old inn is in Charlotte, the heart of the Champlain Valley, with the private, original carriage road to Mt. Philo State Park and its many recreational options. The Inn is surrounded by preserved fields and mountain ranges, but conveniently located with easy access to the restaurants, clubs, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.
Our unique spacious structure is conducive to family reunions, educational retreats, or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn is now available by the day, week or month.
Innkeepers for over 25 years, David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork and hardware; 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.



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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2013

Property Type

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

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King bed can be 2 twins...moreless

  • Handmade yellow birch beds in each suite. Hardwood floors, comfortable mattresses, Anachini sheets, original woodwork, brass door and window hardware, great views...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Each suite has 2 stylish bathrooms with at least one large soaking tubs and a stone slab shower, with Vermont stone. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our private 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom suites make us a truly unique vacation property, great for family gatherings, reunions. Adjoining Mt. Philo State Park is the most visited park in Vermont because of it's outstanding views, easy access and great recreational opportunities. We are a very popular destination for biking, sledding, hiking, bird watching, dog walking...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Game Room:

    A variety of board games are available to guests...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    over 100 channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Modern large screen televisions in each suite...moreless

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
  • Waterfalls
  • 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 panoramic 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

  • Resort:

    The original carriage road connects the Mt. Philo Inn with Mt. Philo State Park for a private walk through a mature sugar maple grove...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:

    Each suite has window based AC ...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Each suite has a private washer/dryer...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Guests control their own temperature...moreless

  • Internet:

    Robust Wifi and wired system: Free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Anachini linens...moreless

  • 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:

    Each suite has a private washer/dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    home of Green Mountain coffee and Vermont Coffee...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Each suite has a dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, everything you need to cook your favorite meals...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven in West Wing...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a full pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Each refrigerator is contemporary and full sized...moreless

  • Stove:

    48' gas range with electric ovens!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    In addition to our own 3 acres, we have direct access top Mt. Philo State Park along the original carriage road...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Each suite has at least one porch or patio. the West Wing has 4...moreless

  • Tennis:

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

Building Type

  • Chateau / Country House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2016-2017
Mar 3 - May 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$360
$1,800 $3,200
Summer 2107
May 18 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$390
$1,950 $4,500
* 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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Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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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
Vermont National
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
Mad River Glenn
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Champlain (several)

Car: Necessary

Ideal recreational area, close to Burlington and Middlebury, Easy access to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Great restaurants, hot club scene, world-class art. The best beer

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: In 1990, Innkeeper David Garbose and his partner, Jane Garbose, a psychologist, bought the neglected Charlotte landmark, the Mt Philo Inn. We rescue things,” says Jane Garbose, co-owner with her partner, David Garbose, of the Mt. Philo Inn. “Border collies, furniture …” There’s actually an exhaustive list of things that she and David have rescued, including the inn itself — which isn’t an “inn” now, in the customary sense, so much as an assemblage of four spacious, impressively appointed suites that, except for shared walls and connecting foyers, are independent of one another. “We don’t serve breakfast,” she says, by way of illustration. “We provide a complimentary breakfast basket of wonderful local products — free-range organic eggs, Vermont Coffee Co. coffee, Smoke & Cure bacon, Vermont maple syrup, Dakin Farm’s buttermilk pancake mix. Each suite has a kitchen, and people can make their own breakfasts if they want.” But her point about rescuing things, besides Izze, the inn’s sociable border collie, is well taken. Standing in the so-called West Wing Suite of their 120-year-old building at the foot of Mt. Philo, she and David are surrounded by beautiful, restored objects with histories predating their arrival at the inn. Desks, lamps, stoves (both the heating and the cooking variety), beds, sofas — all were found on Craigslist, or at yard sales, or through the Burlington nonprofit recycling cum work-training service ReSource. Amazingly, there’s not a trace of hodgepodge in the inn’s décor. “Jane is a fantastic designer, without a bit of pretense in her taste, so there’s a comfortableness to the place that’s really noticeable,” says Dave. “We stop and consider each purchase. Nothing is haphazard.” Jane finds a connection in her practice calling at the Mt. Philo Inn. “There’s something intuitive about working with internal spaces — in people and in this building we have,” she says. Dave and Izze climb Mt. Philo every day

Why Charlotte, VT, USA:
The Mt. Philo Inn is a unique property next to a unique mountain. Our 3 bedroom suites provide an unusually comfortable lodging experience. Mt. Philo is one of the only accessible 360 degree views of a large body of water in New England. Our inspiring setting has easy access to the best features of Vermont. There are a huge variety of quality recreational options centered at Mt. Philo that make it a great place to live. Mt. Philo itself is a jewel, with one of Vermont's best views. There are amazing routes out the door for running and biking, in the woods, flats or hills. Great options abound for birding, boating, swimming, hiking, climbing, golfing... the list is huge, and can be found on our website. There are many nearby cultural options, starting with nearby world renowned Shelburne Museum. Also check out Middlebury College, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Echo Center,. Our local culinary school, has been turning out quality chefs for 20 years, who remain to take advantage of Vermont's amazing local food production, creating fantastic fresh farm-table delicacies.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Spacious (1800 sq. ft.) 2-3 bedroom suites with complete kitchens. Panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks Adjoining the 278 acre Mt. Philo State Park Private tranquil location in a protected landscape Historic Inn from 1896 tastefully renovated using local artisans and materials Only 12 miles to Burlington, 18 to Middlebury Fully-equipped modern kitchens with Vermont stone counters Private entrances Outstanding TripAdvisor reviews Two stylized, modern bathrooms in each suite Dog friendly with 278 acres of adjoining dog friendly park Private porches and office spaces Original woodwork and ornate antique brass hardware Free High-speed internet, wired and wireless Cable TV, modern televisions 24 hr. on-site assistance Cleaning service available (1 week notice) Laundry facilities in each suite Extensive flower gardens and fountain Landscaped terraces Refrigerators stocked with Vermont breakfast products Local and organic soap and bath amenities Free off-street parking Safe neighborhood, never trouble 2 miles to Lake Champlain A Fodors Choice hotel, one of 5 in Northern Vermont


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/21/2013

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  • Renovated historic inn with Vermont craftsmanship, local building material.

    Renovated historic inn with Vermont craftsmanship, local building material.

  • Vermont marble counters,  yellow birch woodwork, clean lines

    Vermont marble counters, yellow birch woodwork, clean lines

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

    Quiet neighborhood, but convenient to Burlington. Vermont Life!

  • West Wing kitchen: warm, spacious, fully equipped

    West Wing kitchen: warm, spacious, fully equipped

  • ADA accessible bathroom with Danby marble shower

    ADA accessible bathroom with Danby marble shower

  • West wing porch with fantastic views

    West wing porch with fantastic views

  • Celebrating 120 years! Contemporary artwork mixed with historical charm

    Celebrating 120 years! Contemporary artwork mixed with historical charm

  • Lovely quiet gardens

    Lovely quiet gardens

  • Right Wing living room, great views in 3 directions

    Right Wing living room, great views in 3 directions

  • Flourish and Vermont soap products

    Flourish and Vermont soap products

  • West Wing bedroom, adjacent bathroom.  local yellow birch floors

    West Wing bedroom, adjacent bathroom. local yellow birch floors

  • Stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain & the Adirondacks. Inspiring

    Stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain & the Adirondacks. Inspiring

  • Breakfast basket: world-class locally sourced foods you cook in your kitchen

    Breakfast basket: world-class locally sourced foods you cook in your kitchen

  • The large sunny Left Wing kitchen, with marble counter and original artwork.

    The large sunny Left Wing kitchen, with marble counter and original artwork.

  • West Wing kitchen & living room facing the lake. Spacious and comfortable.

    West Wing kitchen & living room facing the lake. Spacious and comfortable.

  • West Wing living room.  Hardwood floors throughout. Original brass hardware

    West Wing living room. Hardwood floors throughout. Original brass hardware

  • North West view from the Inn

    North West view from the Inn

  • Left Wing kitchen, Huge Vermont stone counter, Original art throughout

    Left Wing kitchen, Huge Vermont stone counter, Original art throughout

  • Right Wing master bedroom, handmade king bedframe

    Right Wing master bedroom, handmade king bedframe

  • Right Wing bathroom

    Right Wing bathroom

  • Our original slate roof mixed with recent standing seam create nice contours

    Our original slate roof mixed with recent standing seam create nice contours

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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