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1800 Sq. Ft Private Suites with Panoramic Lake Views at Mt. Philo State Park

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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 night
  • 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 boutique 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 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 century-old inn is in Charlotte, the heart of the Champlain Valley, adjacent to Mt. Philo State Park, surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located with easy access to 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.



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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

  • 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
  • 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
Summer 2016
May 19 - Oct 18, 2016
1 night min stay
$390
$1,950 $5,850
* 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


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Calendar

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 37 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

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
Sugarbush
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Champlain (several)

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: hiking, adjacent to state park, local foods, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain, Burlington, Middlebury

 

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

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 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
 

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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.

  • Vermont marble counters,  yellow birch woodwork, clean lines

    Vermont marble counters, yellow birch woodwork, clean lines

  • Complimentary breakfast basket of local delicacies. Private complete kitchen

    Complimentary breakfast basket of local delicacies. Private complete kitchen

  • Panoramic lake and mountain views from the Inn

    Panoramic lake and mountain views from the Inn

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

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

  • Vermont marble shower, Japanese soaking tub

    Vermont marble shower, Japanese soaking tub

  • West wing kitchen is open to the living room facing the lake

    West wing kitchen is open to the living room facing the lake

  • 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

  • Panoramic views of Lake Champlain & the Adirondack Mountains

    Panoramic views of Lake Champlain & the Adirondack Mountains

  • 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

  • the Living room of Left Wing. Comfortable solid quality furniture throughout.

    the Living room of Left Wing. Comfortable solid quality furniture throughout.

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

    Quiet neighborhood, but convenient to Burlington. Vermont Life!

  • Carriage House living room, 55" TV, quality sound, spacious and comfortable.

    Carriage House living room, 55" TV, quality sound, spacious and comfortable.

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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