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What We Love

  • Hearty candlelit breakfasts, afternoon tea with homemade pastries and innovative American fare for dinner
  • Covered porches overlooking both Vermont’s hills and New Hampshire’s White Mountains
  • 10 acres of wooded walking trails and onsite gardens

What To Know

  • Dinner reservations are strongly recommended
  • Check-in is from 2 pm until 6 pm (advance notice is required for later arrivals)
  • The Inn is appropriate for guests ages 14 and older

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A romantic retreat with homemade eats spread between 18th and 19th century buildings with access to ski spots

The Lowdown

With a hilly nest in northeastern Vermont, the estate-style Rabbit Hill Inn is as homey as it is scenic. Dating back to 1795, the rooms are split between the main house, the original historic building and a carriage house, and décor runs the gamut from rustic-chic to fusty florals. Some rooms have fireplaces, canopy beds and/or double whirlpool tubs. Set on 15 acres of manicured gardens and wooded hills (plus a spring-fed pond), there are plenty of hiking trails and outdoor adventures. The kitchen will be sure you’re fueled up with housemade granola and hot breakfasts (think cheddar and roasted red pepper egg Napoleons with sundried tomato anglaise and rosemary potato galette) followed by elegant afternoon teas, craft cocktails and seasonal American fare like roasted Cavendish guinea hen with truffle glazed corn and patty pans for dinner.

In the Area

In the winter, you’re within driving distance of the slopes at Cannon, Burke or Bretton Woods. The hotel can arrange for romantic winter sleigh rides as well. Spend a day strolling through picturesque Littleton, NH, about 15 minutes away, whose quaint streets are lined with antiques shops, galleries, boutiques and cafes. Sample the hearty American fare at Bailiwick’s Fine Restaurant with dishes like farm stand risotto and pork tenderloin with sweet potato-pineapple hash. Head north to St. Johnsbury to visit the 1871 Athenaeum, a historic library with an impressive collection of American art.

How to Get There

Rabbit Hill Inn
48 Lower Waterford Road
Lower Waterford, VT 5848 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1395 Reviews
Home away from Home
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rabbit Hill Inn is an important part of our lives. We have been going there for 26 years twice a year to unwind, relax, stir the Romance and enjoy great friends and beautiful surroundings. Dinners are excellent. All rooms are sparkling and unique. Each visit offers a new adventure. We just took a wonderful horse drawn sleigh ride only 6 miles from the Inn in 4 foot snow with the sun shining and a gorgeous view of the White Mountains. What could be sweeter!

" A Little Piece Of Heaven Here On Earth "
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second stay at The Rabbit Hill Inn and most certainly not our last.
A Beautiful Inn tucked away in Lower Waterford ,wonderful food, atmosphere and heartfelt service from Leslie, Brian & Staff.
Their lovely grounds provided us with many accessible trails to Hike & Snow Shoe.

A Great Getaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first visit and are planning on revisiting many more times. It was the most fun and relaxation I have ever had. The friendliness of the owners and the food & service were spectacular. It was the best of the best!

A most wonderful place
Reviewed 1 month ago

Our third stay at the Rabbit Hill Inn was as perfectly relaxing as the first two. It's impossible to overstate how warm and gracious the owners and staff are, how excellent the food is, and how we look forward to another visit. We have always stayed in the Canopy room which is as lovely a bedroom as can be. It is very pretty, warm, cozy and with mountain views.

A Great Retreat
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had a wonderful stay in The Loft at the Rabbit Hill Inn. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and just the right amount of attention to our needs. The proprietors know how to find the right balance between allowing guests their privacy while still providing all of the attention they could want.