Vermont Boutique Inn & Restaurant for sale
Harmonious balance of rustic elegance and comfort.
The Inn – Yesterday and Today
In 1792, a Revolutionary war veteran built a humble house deep in the woods. Today, it has expanded into a farm-to-table culinary destination. Set on 20+ acres. The inn and all its offerings is ideal for a peaceful city getaway or unforgettable celebration.
Popular year-round, the inn is just a short drive from several of Vermont’s quintessential village towns and acclaimed New England activities. Skiing (downhill or cross country), hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming holes, breweries, distilleries and local farms.
Onsite, the property’s natural charm is found at every turn. For instance, original stone walls, lawns that stretch out to the surrounding woods and maple trees where sap buckets hang and collect every Spring. Guests love to explore the grounds including the restaurant’s vegetable and herb garden tucked between a row of apple trees and wild edibles. Down in the meadow is a spring-fed natural pond, the ideal spot to read or bird watch. Behind the inn, there’s an expansive terraced deck, which is a popular dining and gathering space with a built-in stone fire pit. But what grabs most guest’s heartstrings is the wide and welcoming front porch, perfect for sipping wine, gathering with a few friends or hosting a party.
Step inside where guests are greeted by the original Rumford wood burning stone fireplace, situated next to the original beehive oven and anchored by original wide plank wood floors. With a library/parlor, four distinct dining areas, including a full bar, the inn has been completely renovated.
A short walk down a tree-lined path, is the old barn that’s been completely rebuilt and re-imagined. The barn loft is now a multi-function space and hands-on cooking classroom equipped with a chef’s station and prep kitchen.
In addition, there is plenty of storage in the basements. The lower level laundry, staff and storage rooms. Plus a two car oversized detached garage and attic for equipment and seasonal furniture.
What Guests and Travel Writers Say
Travel writers and guests concur, it strikes a harmonious balance of rustic elegance. Original beamed ceilings, large open hearths, wood stoves, stacks of cookbooks and soft jazz playing throughout. The unique guest rooms, each with a private bath, have all been updated, including all of the bathrooms, in the last few years.
A recent guest review commented: “Really luxurious and elegant without being pretentious or uncomfortable or stuffy. Tastefully decorated, sort of modern minimalist but still rustic and comfy.”
Expanded separate owner’s quarters is a rare and much sought-after feature for any property. The owner’s 1,500 square foot house is a two-level new construction. Windows wrap the vaulted open living area and the kitchen/dining/office areas. As a result, the calming uninterrupted wooded views offer privacy for innkeepers. There’s also an oversized master bedroom suite. An open wood staircase leads to a sleeping loft with enough room for four double beds and reading area. Plus a large mudroom and workshop/garage, perfect for hobbies, storage or fitness room. There is plenty of room to spread out.
The Inn’s restaurant is open for dinner to inn guests as well as the public. A full cooked-to-order breakfast is included in the nightly rate. An added surprise is the secluded private wine cellar with a chef’s table. Romantically lit and lined with racks filled with the Inn’s curated wines. As a result it is the ideal private spot to celebrate special occasions.
Weddings are a substantial part of the Inn’s business. Because of its unique setting, sought after farm-to-table fare and layout – it offers various locations for rehearsal dinners and receptions. All on-property! A winding stone path leads to a hidden outdoor wedding chapel, the perfect place to say I Do. (The Inn owns everything but the tent, dance floor and lighting, which brides & grooms have found very useful and budget effective.)
If you are seeking a year-round well-established lodging, culinary and event business in a New England setting. Plus close to year-round outdoor activities. This Vermont Boutique Inn & Restaurant for sale should be on your short list. Take this business and make it your own. With your passions for food and hospitality, ownership dreams can become a reality.
Owner is a licensed Vermont real estate agent with Vermont broker of record, Dark Horse Realty.
- Financially Viable
- $1 Million to $2 Million
- New England
- 11 - 20 Rooms
- Full Service Inn
- Expanded Owners Quarters
- Spa facilities