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1800 sq. ft private suites with panoramic lake views at Mt. Philo State Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights


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

Boutique hotel 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 boutique inn features four spacious suites-- three 3-bedroom and one 2-bedroom —located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a complete kitchen, 2 bathrooms 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 century-old inn is in Charlotte, the heart of the Champlain Valley, adjacent to Mt. Philo State Park, surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located with easy access to 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
David Garbose
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
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

What makes this apartment unique

Spacious (1800 sq. ft.) 2-3 bedroom suites with complete kitchens.

Panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks

Adjoining the 278 acre Mt. Philo State Park

Private tranquil location

Historic Inn from 1896 tastefully renovated using local artisans and materials

Only 12 miles to Burlington, 18 to Middlebury

Fully-equipped modern kitchens with Vermont stone counters

Private entrances

Outstanding TripAdvisor reviews

Two stylized, modern bathrooms in each suite

Dog friendly with 278 acres of adjoining dog friendly park

Private porches and office spaces

Original woodwork and ornate antique brass hardware

Free High-speed internet, wired and wireless

Cable TV, modern televisions

24 hr. on-site assistance

Cleaning service available (1 week notice)

Laundry facilities in each suite

Extensive flower gardens and fountain

Landscaped terraces

Refrigerators stocked with Vermont breakfast products

Local and organic soap and bath amenities

Free off-street parking

Safe neighborhood, never trouble

2 miles to Lake Champlain

A Fodors Choice hotel, one of 5 in Northern Vermont



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
Vermont National
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
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Champlain (several)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, adjacent to state park, local foods, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain, Burlington, Middlebury


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Charlotte, Lake Champlain Valley

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Charlotte in Vermont

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each suite has 2 stylish bathrooms with at least one large soaking tubs and a stone slab shower, with Vermont stone.
  • 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 yellow birch beds in each suite. Hardwood floors, comfortable mattresses, Anachini sheets, original woodwork, brass door and window hardware, great views
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • 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
Our private 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom suites make us a truly unique vacation property, great for family gatherings, reunions. Adjoining Mt. Philo State Park is the most visited park in Vermont because of it's outstanding views, easy access and great recreational opportunities. We are a very popular destination for biking, sledding, hiking, bird watching, dog walking

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