West Mountain Inn
What We Love
- A four-seasons Green Mountains retreat on a sprawling historic estate, with breakfast included
- The complimentary gourmet breakfast, featuring local ingredients
- The charming country guestrooms, with antique furnishings
- The close proximity to nearby cultural, historical and outdoor activities
What To Know
- Nestled on 150 acres of land overlooking the scenic Battenkill Valley
- The restaurant serves seasonal dishes using locally-sourced ingredients
- The lace, floral and antique decor may not be for everyone
Arlington’s West Mountain Inn has something for everybody – and for
every time of year. Wintertime? Ski the surrounding mountains. Spring?
Browse the farmers markets. In summer, discover local swimming holes,
and in fall, pick your own orchard apples. Even the flavors change with
the time of year, although whenever you visit, you can count on
breakfast in the dining room and local, farm-sourced fare at the Vermont
Fresh Network-member restaurant.
As the weather changes, the
views from the inn change with them. The 150 acres are a constantly
evolving landscape, from lush greenery in the warmer temperatures, to
crimson leaves in the autumn and hills of snow when it’s cold – all the
beauty you’d associate with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
winner in the Vermont country. Regardless of what’s going on outside,
though, your room stays the same: nice and cozy, with quilts and a
wood-burning fireplace. An abode, you could say, for all seasons.
Antique furnishings, lace accents and sprawling
Vermont country views: Your guestroom will be loaded with little details
and thoughtful amenities that will inspire you to relax like you might
have in a simpler time.
Mountain Inn’s Vermont Fresh Network-member restaurant serves local,
organic ingredients, sourced from nearby farms. Dedicated to supporting
area agriculture, this charming eatery offers seasonal menus for
breakfast and dinner, in a cozy dining room that features wood-paneled
walls and a wood-burning fireplace. Dishes like
butternut-squash-and-apple soup, pan-seared pork medallions, spinach and
roasted-garlic risotto and a variety of homemade desserts make this a
favorite for both guests and locals.
Perfectly situated between the
beautiful Taconic and Green Mountain ranges, Arlington is home to
quaint, small-town charm, in the form of covered bridges, historic
buildings, antique shops, lush scenery and a variety of activities. Just
a short drive away are Bromley and Stratton ski resorts, Manchester’s
famous outlet shops and the battle monument, museum and historic
attractions of Bennington.
How to Get There
We were on a road trip around New England with our good friends and had booked to stay here. We were really glad we did! This was our first accommodation en-route.
It’s a fabulous place!
On arrival we were greeted very warmly by the staff. We had reserved the Robert Todd Lincoln room and our friends had the Dorothy Canfield Fisher room. Our room was a nice room. Some of the other rooms were unoccupied so we had a good look around. There are some really nice rooms!
Our bed was really nice and comfortable and we had air conditioning to cool us down. They have some lovely lavender shower gel in the bathroom! The breakfasts were amazing with a very good choice from a nice menu and waitress service.
We had dinner one night and it was fantastic! A lovely dinner of beef short ribs, roasted veg and potatoes.
There is a lovely sitting room where you can sit on a night and have a drink. There is always coffee and cookies available.
Also take the time to have a wander around the lovely gardens and visit the Alpacas...they are a bit shy though :-)
All of the staff including reception and cleaning staff were very friendly, and courteous. They worked very hard to ensure we had a great stay and we really appreciated it!
We loved our stay here and will definitely return in the future!
One point to note is that you should use River Road and not West Mountain Inn Road in your GPS. Our GPS didn’t recognise West Mountain Inn Road.
We had a group of 5 ladies and stayed at West Mountain Inn while viewing the fall foliage in Vermont. We loved the comfortable rooms and nice breakfast. The staff were very courteous and the lovely grounds were fun to experience! Overall a lovely place for a wonderful stay!
A beautiful and wonderful place to relax! We will be back! The room was comfortable, the grounds were beautiful and expansive, and the food was delicious! We only stayed one night but won’t make that mistake again.
We headed to Vermont to enjoy fall color. The WMI was a perfect setting. The inn is beautiful, the staff is warm and welcoming and the food is fantastic. The inn is located in the small town of Arlington which is centrally located to Bennington, Manchester, Dorset and Stratton. It's an easy drive to Killington and Woodstock. Lots of great local hiking. We'll be back!
Arrived here for the Columbus Day weekend. We stayed in the Governor Chittenden suite. Second floor directly over the lobby. It’s a corner with windows on two sides. Very spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was a little small but enough to get things done without feeling cramped. The bed was comfortable but a bit high. My wife needed the foot stool provided to get into bed. The A/C is a window unit and the heat is water baseboard. It was very clean and updated in the functionality. One room tip: the noise level is a bit higher with people coming in and out. Voices could be heard from time to time. We decided to have dinner there the first night, since we arrived late. What a great choice. Wonderful dinner food and choices, with specials. You could order appetizer sizes and combine them together for variety. A new innovation by the chef. We would recommend keeping it. I had the stuff sole and braised short ribs, a surf and turf combo. Desserts were outstanding as well as the squash apple soup which was scrumptious.
Breakfast normally is ordered off a menu, with great choices like blueberry pancakes, eggs and specials for that morning. The second day was a buffet since there was a wedding party staying over from the previous night. Omelets were made to order and a full scale buffet of cheese blintzes, delicious home fries, pancakes, bacon and sausage were offered. The coffee was also outstanding.
We walked around although it was a bit rainy and wet. We visited the llamas and fed them apples. Very quiet. I would think going during the week might prove quieter and more relaxing. Find out if a wedding is planned during your visit. You might want to avoid it. Probably in our top two or three for B & B/ Inn food during our travels. Three floors. Check out the website for the rooms and amenities. They vary quite a bit in size and layout. Some have fireplaces.