What We Love
- A Green Mountains B&B that’s hosted Sting and Mick Jagger, with a farm-to-table restaurantThe delicious, complimentary European-style breakfast
- The ideal New England location, driving distance from farms and ski slopes
- The former guests: Sting, Mick Jagger and Michael Douglas, to name three
- The farm-to-table restaurant, opened years before Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse
What To Know
- The inn reopened in August 2015 after a head-to-toe renovation
- Celebs like Mick Jagger, Michael Douglas and Sting have stayed here
- The property sits on 38 acres with wooded hiking trails throughout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Newfane, Four Columns is within the region of Yellow Barn and Brattleboro Country Club. This inn is within the region of United States Navy Seabee Bridge and Actors Theatre Playhouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary bottled water, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this inn include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Four Columns. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I waited 2 weeks to write this review to see if anyone would respond to their service card I filled out. No response even though I left my name and number. The room rate was $369.25 with tax and fees.
We arrived on Friday 10-19-19 @ 3pm and the room was no ready, so we waited 45 minutes to get into the room. The room came with a Jacuzzi tub so I went to fill it but when the tub water was a quarter of the way up it ran out of hot water, so when we went down for dinner I told the person at the front desk, who said that is unusual and explained that maybe everyone was using the hot water at the same time but did not address the problem. The next day at three pm I tried again with the same results. Again I explained to another person at the desk who also said that's unusual but did nothing about it. On the day we were leaving I got up and took a six minute shower and the hot water ran out so my wife could not take a shower before leaving. Other issues were mold in the shower, broken night stand clock, radio that didn't work and no coffee or bottled water in the lounge area. I have stay at other Inns in Vermont and the Berkshires that where less expensive, were cleaner and all the amenities worked. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
We really enjoyed our 1 night stay at the Four Columns Inn and wish we had stayed longer, but not really sure what there is to do around there. When we first came upon the town where the Inn was located we were a little skeptical about what to expect. However the Inn was beautiful and set amongst a lot of beautiful grounds with a couple of relaxing ponds, a creek, a pool (which was closed when we were there in late September), and a nearby typical New England white steepled church. The setting itself was wonderful, relaxing, and all we expected. When I made the reservation, I had not really realized there were numerous buildings, so if you want the front "four column" building, make sure you are aware of which room you are reserving. We stayed in the second building back, just up the stairs above the restaurant. Although the restaurant was very noisy, when we were in our room, we could not hear anything. I knew I had chosen a smaller room since our stay was only one night, but I was a bit surprised at how small the room was for the cost. It was very pretty and nicely decorated, and it worked, but it was a little pricey for such small quarters.
We ate in the bar area of the restaurant on Thursday night, Pasta Night, and everything about the experience was absolutely amazing! The bartender was extremely personable and a fabulous server. The chef prepared an absolutely amazing pasta dish that my husband and I thought was the best we have ever had! Five stars all the way!
Breakfast was then a bit of a disappointment after having such an amazing experience at dinner. The breakfast server explained nothing and although there were only 3 tables there at the time, she was extremely inattentive. We went long periods of time without getting what we needed because she disappeared or just did not come over to us to see how things were going. We waited and waited for more coffee until my husband finally tracked her down for more and she said, "Oh. You just get that down at the end of the bar." It would have been nice if she had informed us of that at the start. She was a young girl and maybe she had not worked there long and didn't know the ropes yet, so we gave her a break, but this did diminish the overall experience for sure. The breakfast itself was good, but nothing amazing. What had been an awesome experience the night before turned out to be a bit of a disappointing experience for breakfast.
Overall however, we loved the Four Columns Inn, its location, grounds, and setting! If it had not been for the breakfast experience, this would have been a 5 star review instead of 4.
We would most definitely stay here again when back in the area! We had a great time here and as you will see from the pictures I have attached, it is a quite charming and beautiful place.
More of a mixed bag than we would have expected given reputation and costs. Certainly not all that welcoming--almost impersonal. Excellent breakfast but suggest other venues rather than their Artisan Restaurant. Beautiful grounds--room adequate but not quite worth the rate. Creaky floors in the hallway to be expected in an older house but easily remedied for the light sleeper. And having a window A/C unit next to the bed and under the eaves of a roof that accommodated the pudding of raindrops on metal all night just ruins all attempts at sleep.