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 had a very relaxing time at the West Mountain Inn. Our room was very clean, and very comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and very big - no need to eat lunch! We had dinner there both nights, and the food was very good. The Inn has a large common area that was great for relaxing after dinner. The grounds are quite beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Manchester is nearby and has plenty of shopping. We took the scenic drive up Mt. Equinox, which we found to be both beautiful and interesting. It is a toll road, but we thought it was worth the fee. We hope to return to the West Mountain Inn!
I needed some “me time”, a peaceful escape from noise and stress. The WMI was perfect! This beautiful Inn is filled with delightful antiques, and the grounds are quiet and gorgeous, including acres of trails through the woodland mountainside. By day birds chirp, by night tree frogs peep. Staff is friendly and attentive, rooms all different and pretty, and the food excellent. My experience was serene, and I will definitely visit again!
Incredible hotel!!!! Very nice decorated. Amazing attention! Great restaurante. Very good rooms we enjoy a lot our estate there. Nice environment. They produce their vegetables. Have llamas. Big area to park cars
The Inn is a wonderful mix of history and beauty. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is delicious! The rooms are comfy and clean. The grounds are stunning, inviting and an extra bonus of sweet alpacas makes it special. We look for to a future visit to see all the flowers in bloom.
We had a lovely stay at the West Mountain Inn during the off-season, March-April (or mud season, as it's known locally). The Inn is unassumingly beautiful. The vibe is nothing pretentious, just warm hospitality. Our room was like a cabin indoors :) We woke up to misty mountains and alpacas outside our window. Many great trails on or accessible from the property. Breakfast was very generous. We liked being able to just hang out downstairs and play a board game or read a book after dinner. Perfect place to unplug and experience live's simple joys. The Inn also was a great jumping-off place to exploring Vermont's small towns and out-of-the-way by-ways. One of our favorite finds: the ChesterBookworm, a wonderful bookstore with a great collection of classics and gorgeous antiquarian books.