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 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.
We had a wonderful stay at The West Mountain Inn. Upon entering I was welcomed with the warmest greeting from Joanne, and the incredible hospitality continued throughout our entire stay. Sarah's Room was perfect, great light, cozy fireplace, clean tub and a outside door where we could cross country ski directly to the trails from our room. Everything about this property was amazing and I cant wait to go back!
We loved our stay in the Rockwell Kent Suite. We enjoyed a large room with a fireplace, large comfy bed, modern shower, and scenic views. We were lucky enough to use Groupon and pay a small additional fee for the larger room. A delicious, home-made breakfast was included. We took a snowy walk on their hiking and walking trails. Highly recommend!
This was our fifth yearly visit to West Mountain Inn. Obviously,since we have gone there so often, it is a good experience! It is a very pleasant , relaxing hiatus! The staff is accommodating and eager to make you feel like you are at home.
Once you arrive at the inn, you can hang there until departure as there is a host of recreational activities .
Also,at the inn , there is a dining room where you can eat breakfast and gourmet dinners.
We recommend this Vermont inn as a definite respite from your daily routine!
We have come to this inn for at least 25 years. Our kids have grown up but they still love to come for a weekend. We came with our daughter and her husband. The food is delicious. Sitting by the fire in the living room with a book is perfect! The staff is so helpful and we love the cookies and hot chocolate!! We will be back in March for a weekend with good friends.