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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

quintessential New England inn
Gil B

We first stayed at Rabbit Hill Inn about 20 years ago and stayed most recently in October this year. My wife and I loved it then and even more so now, as Brian and Leslie have spent years perfecting a wonderful Inn experience. RHI is a step back in time, in a most positive way. It is lovely in all respects-- the rooms and the common areas are a delight. The breakfasts and dinners were thoughtfully prepared and delicious. The bar area is intimate, and Brian, an excellent mixologist, has a special selection of local spirits and beers. And the culture of management and staff is friendly and helpful throughout, providing great suggestions for drives and things to do. And, the setting and grounds are beautiful. And, we totally lucked out and caught the fall colors very close to prime. We spent 3 days/nights at RHI, the time flew by, and we had a relaxing and wonderful experience in all respects.

Almost heaven
BobMaryland

We had a wonderful time at Rabbit Hill Inn. Room was outstanding--nothing like enjoying a fireplace from your in-room hot tub. Ambiance great with meticulous attention to detail. Inn keepers are gracious, friendly, helpful, and available. Inn very quiet. Breakfasts and dinner both top shelf. The Inn is surprisingly convenient to the White Mountains. Cannot wait to go back.

Consistently Superb
DaveN1705

My spouse and I have been coming to the Rabbit Hill Inn for over 15 years and every time, it is perfect. Not sure how they do tt but its always a great experience. Everyone is warm, welcoming, eager to make all their guests comfortable and its always a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. We drive nearly 6 hours to get to Rabbit Hill without hesitation. The Inn is always spotless and the food is the best to include decadent pastries at breakfast and tea.