The Pitcher Inn
What We Love
- The two-bedroom suites in the barn are perfect for families
- Hybrid bikes, canoes, sleds, and snowshoes are all complimentary
- Dining on the terrace overlooking the river
- Everything you buy at the old-fashioned general store across the road can be charged to your room
What To Know
- Not all rooms have fireplaces
- There’s no gym, but guests can visit one nearby for free
- All rates include a country breakfast and afternoon tea in the library
A white-clapboard house that started life as a resting place for wagon drivers is now a charming blend of contemporary and Victorian elements with enough modern conveniences—WiFi, Nespresso machines—to keep you comfy for days. The Pitcher Inn has just 11 rooms and suites, so it’s as intimate as a B&B, but with the kind of dining (think locally sourced seasonal produce magicked into creative gourmet dishes) you’d find in a top-notch hotel. Under-floor heating, soft bathrobes, and soaking tubs are all designed to keep you warm and cozy during chilly Vermont winters. Each room has a theme: the Ski room is decked out with branches, leather club chairs, and antique skiing paraphernalia; the School room has colorful murals and a lab table repurposed into a desk; and the Trout room boasts a collection of wooden oars and its fair share of sporting prints. It’s a Relais & Châteaux property, so the service is always up to snuff, but the country aesthetic and plethora of outdoor activities let you think of yourself as an adventurer, even while you’re sampling wine and downing foie gras.
In the Area
The village of Warren is small and picturesque, with a charming general store that sells everything from freshly baked pastries to craft beer to kids toys. Warren is part of the Mad River Valley, a hotbed of outdoor sports from cycling to swimming (in an actual “swimming hole”) to skiing at one of the three nearby resorts: Killington, Sugarbush, and Stowe. Hiking is especially popular in late September and October, when leaf peeping is at its best. Day trips are easy—you can reach Burlington in an hour and Woodstock in just a bit more —but lovers of beautiful river views, decadent afternoon teas, and long baths might want to stay close to home.
How to Get There
made the place .. from the front desk to the server in Tracks to the young lady doing breakfast the next morning .. everyone we spoke with or walked by was a joy .. the staff would be why we go back .. The Chester A. Arthur room was almost perfect .. be warned .. like most high end places . feathers in the pillows .. wife is allergic .. front desk switched em out faster than you can say duck, duck, goose .. food from on site restaurant/bar was very good .. ample portions and a good selection of local beers, lounge seating is comfy down home couches and chairs .. bed 4/5 .. linens 4/5 .. pillows 5/5 (even the non feathers) .. towels 5/5 .. free breakfast was made to order and perfect .. we don’t get up this part of the country much but if we do we’ll be back
Great staff. They did the little things to make our stay special. Our room had a small deck that overlooked the backyard and brook. It was a great place to enjoy our morning coffee. Bed, linens, bathroom were high quality.
The Pitcher Inn is one of those places that you don't find, but it finds you! We actually found it by an internet search and knew nothing about it and at first I wasn't sure if it was going to be "that" place. The prices are on the higher end, but once you experience it you'll understand and know it's worth every penny! The staff is dedicated to the inn and what it represents to the area. If you want a place with some hustle and bustle it's NOT the place for you, but if you want peace and tranquility with just a touch of modernisms, well than this is it!! If your a skier there's a resort just up the street (Sugar Bush) if you just want to kick back and chill than that's ok and if your interested in covered bridges and sugar shacks, well they have plenty within driving distance. As I looked through the guest book in our room I noticed most people come up for a special occasion (weddings, engagements, birthdays etc.), but we just went cause it was a new place for us. Although not in season or just at end of season it was still a great experience and we WILL be back. Thank you Pitcher Inn for your dedication to comfort and a stress free environment