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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 1320 Reviews
Anniversary Celebration
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful stay and delicious dinner at The Rabbit Hill Inn celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and highly recommend the Inn. Beautiful decor and lovely bed in the Music Room, photos attached.

We stayed overnight en route to Quebec City.
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a gorgeous, luxurious and charming Inn. the service is impeccable, rooms are spacious, not only the ones you sleep in, but throughout the Inn. The restaurant is excellent. We'll be back for an longer period to relax, with no TVs. Just great Stave puzzles and nearby hiking.

Feels like to stay with family...
Reviewed 4 days ago

Truly relaxing stay. Caring staff, excellent restaurant, historical building and home-like atmosphere. Decoration of the rooms is very nice - different in each room. This hotel has a soul and it will stay in our memories...

A delightful historical B&B nestled in the hills of Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in the neighborhood, or visiting Vermont in the future, do make a point of staying at the charming Rabbit Hill Inn. You will be glad you did. Its a well maintained and run, truly lovely historical property which provides authentically warm hospitality, comforts and thoughtful accommodations. Hidden away in the beautiful rural countryside of northern Vermont, is this wonderful gem of a inn. We were immediately welcomed and felt the genuine kindness and professionalism from the owners Leslie and Brian (very attentive hosts) to all the staff. Amazing breakfasts, Stave puzzles on loan, cozy common rooms, Snooty Fox Pub, traditional front porch to relax on and enjoy the views of the White Mountains...enjoy!

No stone left unturned!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rabbit Hill Inn was an amazing experience from beginning to end! The accommodations were just lovely -- all the comforts of home and then some. The meals were exquisite from presentation to taste. The decorations (many rabbits) were tasteful and fun! Brian and Leslie, the Innkeepers, were genuinely gracious and helpful. The staff was top-notch! Turn down service, oil-lit lanterns, and romantic music, as well as many other personal touches. We will be back!