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PANORAMIC LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS. PRIVACY, SPACE, TRANQUILITY. A BOUTIQUE HOTEL

David Garbose

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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David Garbose

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2013
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PANORAMIC LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS. PRIVACY, SPACE, TRANQUILITY. A BOUTIQUE HOTEL

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Charlotte - Mt. Philo Inn

Boutique inn features 4 spacious suites in separate wings of the building

Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests the privacy, spaciousness and tranquility of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

The century-old inn is in the heart of the Champlain Valley, adjacent to a state park, surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located near the restaurants, cafes, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.

A recent three-year restoration has transformed the property into a unique lodging that is conducive to educational retreats, family reunions or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn most recently functioned as long-term apartment rentals but is now available to travelers looking to stay two nights or longer.

Innkeepers David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe.

The boutique inn features four spacious suites-- one 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom—located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a full kitchen, bathroom and private entrance way. The décor is a mix of old and new: farmhouse tables, modern office equipment, velvet reading chairs, and local artwork. Kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products. Bedrooms are outfitted with luxurious Anichini sheets. The rest is up to you.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David Garbose (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2013

About David Garbose

David Garbose never dreamed of being an innkeeper. The Charlotte man had a career as a speech therapist and ran a business promoting speech recognition software but when he and his then-fiancée Jane were looking for a place to get married they checked out the Mt. Philo Inn and fell in love with it. “When it came up for sale soon after the wedding,” said Garbose, “we jumped at the chance to buy it. We weren’t in the market for an inn but this was a place where we wanted to live.”

After purchasing the inn in 1990, the Garboses renovated the 1896 facility. Initially they catered to long term rentals; people who stayed for as long as six years. Garbose said many Charlotte residents have lived at the inn, eventually deciding to purchase their own homes in town. During the filming of the 2000 movie “What Lies Beneath,” there was a need for short-term rentals so the couple purchased furniture to create furnished suites. Their business now caters to those who want to stay for a few nights or a few weeks

David Garbose purchased this apartment in 1990

Why David Garbose chose Charlotte

Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests privacy, space and tranquility.

The century-old inn is in the heart of the Champlain Valley surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located near the restaurants, cafes, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.

A recent three-year restoration has transformed the property into a unique lodging that is conducive to educational retreats, family reunions or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn most recently functioned as long-term apartment rentals but is now available to travelers looking to stay two nights or longer.

Innkeepers David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe.

The boutique inn features four spacious suites-- one 2-bedroom and three 3-bedroom—located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a full kitchen, bathroom and private entrance way. The décor is a mix of old and new: farmhouse tables, modern office equipment, velvet reading chairs, and local artwork. Kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products. Bedrooms are outfitted with luxurious Anichini sheets. The rest is up to you.

What makes this apartment unique

Adjoining the 278 acre Mt. Philo State Park

Spacious 2-3 bedroom suites with full kitchens

Private tranquil location close to Burlington and Middlebury

Panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks

Historic Inn tastefully renovated using local artisans and materials

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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Burlington, Vermont International Airport (BTV)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bearded Frog
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Charlotte Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kwiniaska
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Essex VT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 7 and 189
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Starry Night Cafe'
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugarbush
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Champlain (several)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, adjacent to state park, local foods

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Rates & Availability

From $240 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Charlotte, Lake Champlain Valley

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2 night minimum stay
$480
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$1,526
$2,616
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes No frees are collected until arrival. Cancellation policy: $50 administrative fee. No refund if cancelling within 2 weeks of arrival, unless we can fill the suite
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlotte in Lake Champlain Valley

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Stylish bathrooms with large soaking tub and marble slab shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed can be 2 twins
  • Handmade beds in each suite
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A truly unique property, we are a very popular biking destination
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