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
Just had a wonderful overnight stay at the Four Columns Inn. The inn is charming and staff very friendly and eager to please, but the star of the show was definitely the food in the restaurant! There is a Tavern or Dining room to choose from, although I believe the same menus are served in each, we choose the dining room because it is simply beautiful - rustic and elegant with bare wood tables and interesting art works and decorative pieces. We had a summer salad and chilled soup, followed by a spiced rubbed pork chop and duck breast as entree's. We almost didn't get a dessert, but decided we could manage a single scoop of their home made ice cream each and boy are glad we did - delicious! Our only regret is that we forgot to ask what the spices were on the pork chop as it was amazing!
My partner and I had been traveling from Seattle and wanted to treat ourselves to a special night. Our stay was started off by being greeted at the desk with a gentleman who could barely smile. We had lots of luggage and he sat and watched us struggle to get it all up the stairs, never offering to help. The hostess and server in the dining room where very nice, unfortunately when we had legitimate concerns about our meal, instead of sending the Chef or manager over, the waiter was put in a position of embarrassment by having to asking us what we should have been served per the menu description, and then having to come back to us a second time to give us the lame excuse given to him by the chef....which was "our menu description maybe isn't accurate, as our chef serves all parts of the animal to eliminate waste" (we ordered a veal chop and got two veal stock bones with a little meat). My partner and I truly felt bad for the server being put in this position and he was very nice, so we decided we would take it up with the manager the next day. Saying the food was sub-par is generous. Having spent my life working in culinary, I appreciate the Chef's desire to reduce waste, as our industry can be terribly wasteful, but you don't lay that on the customer, and you word your menu appropriately....as it is lying otherwise and that's a kind of fraud in our industry! Then there was our experience with checking out…..we approached the front desk and stood there for about 5 minutes while two girls in torn sweatpants stood in the little closet behind the desk talking about their schedule issues with the woman at the front desk, all three of them looking at us standing there the entire time! When the front desk attendant finally decided to help us check out and asked how our stay was, I replied with "not very good"....her response...nothing!....not even an "I am so sorry to hear that", she just went about her way checking us out!!! My receipt only reflected our meal (which was wildly expensive) that we had charged to the room, but not the actual room charge, so I asked for a receipt to reflect all of it. The response I received was that because we had paid for the room through a travel site, she could not get that information! WHAT???? At this point we decide we would reach out to the general manager personally through email later, as we assumed, he would be concerned about the lack of hospitality we had received and our general dissatisfaction. We were wrong, this establishment does not care! I have since sent several requests, via email, to have someone reach out to me and have received only responses saying that a “reference number has been attached to my request”, but that is it. My partner posted on yelp, and 6 weeks after the post the manager of the establishment, Nicholas Squire, has responded in such poor fashion that if I were the owner of the Four Columns Inn I would be questioning if this young man knows the definition of hospitality....not once has he even given a simple apology for our concerns!!! Anyone who has chosen this field as a career knows that most things can be defused by a simple "I am sorry". Both my partner and are executive chefs, myself 25 years and counting and my partner 23 years and counting. Combined that is a total of 48 years, roughly 200,000 hours working in kitchens of restaurants, hotels, country clubs, yachts, and non-commercial food service.... I can honestly say that neither one of us has ever had an experience from a high-end establishment that truly lacked so much from start to finish! If the manager ever decides to respond to me or my emails, maybe he will have brushed up on the true meaning of hospitality before he does, but if not, I will be glad to help educate him.
In short, we will never be returning to this establishment. I am from Seattle and will be telling everyone I know to avoid this establishment, and my partner who is from that part of Vermont, intends on telling everyone he knows that this is an establishment one would be wise to avoid!
The hotel is an old building that has been remodeled nicely still keeping it sold charm; it's comfortable in a quiet area in center town which is very accessible. Hotel was clean, staff was fantastic!, rooms were nice, amenities were good, breakfast was also very good.
My wife and I went for a relaxing weekend get away. We stayed in room 10, It was beautiful. The inn is comfortable and the grounds are amazing. Every staff member we encountered made us feel welcomed. We will definitely be back!
We had a wonderful stay here. The room was awesome. We enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave. The staff in both the restaurant and the tavern was very friendly and accommodating, even making us a meal to accommodate food allergies. We were very grateful. The grounds, including the river behind the Inn were inviting and very relaxing. We wished we were there in warmer weather so we could have enjoyed the pool. We will definitely be back.