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Situated at the base of Mt. Philo in picturesque Charlotte, 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 historic 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 Mt. Philo Inn provides a comfortable and genuine Vermont experience, away from the highways and lights, but convenient to both Burlington and Middlebury. We feature solidly crafted furniture, hardwood floors, stone counters, locally sourced foods, soaps and artwork. Each suite has a kitchen, fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products.
The century-old inn is in Charlotte, the heart of the Champlain Valley, with the private, original carriage road to Mt. Philo State Park and its many recreational options. The Inn is surrounded by preserved fields and mountain ranges, but conveniently located with easy access to the restaurants, clubs, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.
Our unique spacious structure is conducive to family reunions, educational retreats, or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn is now available by the day, week or month.
Innkeepers for over 25 years, David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork and hardware; 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.
In 1990, Innkeeper David Garbose and his partner, Jane Garbose, a psychologist, bought the neglected Charlotte landmark, the Mt Philo Inn.
We rescue things,” says Jane Garbose, co-owner with her partner, David Garbose, of the Mt. Philo Inn. “Border collies, furniture …”
There’s actually an exhaustive list of things that she and David have rescued, including the inn itself — which isn’t an “inn” now, in the customary sense, so much as an assemblage of four spacious, impressively appointed suites that, except for shared walls and connecting foyers, are independent of one another.
“We don’t serve breakfast,” she says, by way of illustration. “We provide a complimentary breakfast basket of wonderful local products — free-range organic eggs, Vermont Coffee Co. coffee, Smoke & Cure bacon, Vermont maple syrup, Dakin Farm’s buttermilk pancake mix. Each suite has a kitchen, and people can make their own breakfasts if they want.”
But her point about rescuing things, besides Izze, the inn’s sociable border collie, is well taken. Standing in the so-called West Wing Suite of their 120-year-old building at the foot of Mt. Philo, she and David are surrounded by beautiful, restored objects with histories predating their arrival at the inn. Desks, lamps, stoves (both the heating and the cooking variety), beds, sofas — all were found on Craigslist, or at yard sales, or through the Burlington nonprofit recycling cum work-training service ReSource.
Amazingly, there’s not a trace of hodgepodge in the inn’s décor. “Jane is a fantastic designer, without a bit of pretense in her taste, so there’s a comfortableness to the place that’s really noticeable,” says Dave. “We stop and consider each purchase. Nothing is haphazard.” Jane finds a connection in her practice calling at the Mt. Philo Inn.
“There’s something intuitive about working with internal spaces — in people and in this building we have,” she says. Dave and Izze climb Mt. Philo every day
David Garbose purchased this apartment in 1990
The Mt. Philo Inn is a unique property next to a unique mountain. Our 3 bedroom suites provide an unusually comfortable lodging experience. Mt. Philo is one of the only accessible 360 degree views of a large body of water in New England. Our inspiring setting has easy access to the best features of Vermont.
There are a huge variety of quality recreational options centered at Mt. Philo that make it a great place to live. Mt. Philo itself is a jewel, with one of Vermont's best views. There are amazing routes out the door for running and biking, in the woods, flats or hills. Great options abound for birding, boating, swimming, hiking, climbing, golfing... the list is huge, and can be found on our website.
There are many nearby cultural options, starting with nearby world renowned Shelburne Museum. Also check out Middlebury College, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Echo Center,.
Our local culinary school, has been turning out quality chefs for 20 years, who remain to take advantage of Vermont's amazing local food production, creating fantastic fresh farm-table delicacies.
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 in a protected landscape
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
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
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
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
3 Mar 2017 - 17 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 May 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Ideal recreational area, close to Burlington and Middlebury, Easy access to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. Great restaurants, hot club scene, world-class art. The best beer