Made INN Vermont, an Urban-Chic Boutique B&B

204 South Willard Street , Burlington, VT 05401 USA (Show map)

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About

With just four guest rooms and separate private bathrooms, Burlington’s number one B&B offers an intimate experience in an eclectically appointed 1881 Queen Anne-style mansion in the historic Hill District – just a short walk to downtown and the vibrant Church Street Marketplace, or to the Lake Champlain waterfront. Our many awards include: (2016) "Where to Stay” by Washington Post and (2015) Editor’s Choice: “Best New B&B” by Yankee Magazine. (2015) “New Hip Breed of Inns” by Travel + Leisure Magazine and Top 10 Style Icons: “Inns with Cutting Edge Design” (2015) by BedandBreakfast.com. (2014) “Top 10 Romantic Bed & Breakfast” by IloveInns.com; (2012) “Top Five Vermont Winter Hotels” by The Huffington Post and (2012) “Top 10 Winter Destination” by Travel & Table for Chase Sapphire. Ranked No. (1) Burlington Bed & Breakfast on TripAdvisor since early (2013) and an Diamond Collection Member (professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inn) by Bedandbreakfast.com since (2014). Please see our website for reviews and noteworthy media coverage, as well as a complete description of our amenities. . . . .

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!

5 on February 11, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Linda, the proprietor, is an absolute joy. She went out of her way to make sure my stay was fantabulous, and it was. Her breakfasts exceeded my every expectation, and were some of the best I've had anywhere. Loved the special Vermont foods and beverages. And a special shout out to all the classic records and record players. I really enjoyed playing the Moody Blues. It was a business trip - but sure seemed like a vacation.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We try to think of all our guest needs in planning our hip and friendly “self-service“ (24/7), as well as our “invisible service”; for those needing more we also offer full-service. We are delighted you chose our hidden gem—millennials favorite "Burlington Place to Stay." It's great to hear our extra offering of INN-perks made you feel as if you were on a "vacation" even though you were on business. Beyond the vinyls & players, our guests often report their favorites are the candies at our candy bar, the “exclusive” Burlington B&B “Alchemist” brew service of Heady Toppers & Focal Bangers, and our extra delicious house-made afternoon cakes, pies and tarts. When you return, please try our highly acclaimed “secret” wine recipe for sangrias and our breakfast mimosas! But of course—not on a business trip!We hope your travels bring you back to us, soon. Also, we love your review title: "A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!" This warms our heart.Best—Linda, her “Fantabulous” Staff & the Inn's kitty: Cutie Catie.


A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!

5 on February 11, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Linda, the proprietor, is an absolute joy. She went out of her way to make sure my stay was fantabulous, and it was. Her breakfasts exceeded my every expectation, and were some of the best I've had anywhere. Loved the special Vermont foods and beverages. And a special shout out to all the classic records and record players. I really enjoyed playing the Moody Blues. It was a business trip - but sure seemed like a vacation.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We try to think of all our guest needs in planning our hip and friendly “self-service“ (24/7), as well as our “invisible service”; for those needing more we also offer full-service. We are delighted you chose our hidden gem—millennials favorite "Burlington Place to Stay." It's great to hear our extra offering of INN-perks made you feel as if you were on a "vacation" even though you were on business. Beyond the vinyls & players, our guests often report their favorites are the candies at our candy bar, the “exclusive” Burlington B&B “Alchemist” brew service of Heady Toppers & Focal Bangers, and our extra delicious house-made afternoon cakes, pies and tarts. When you return, please try our highly acclaimed “secret” wine recipe for sangrias and our breakfast mimosas! But of course—not on a business trip!We hope your travels bring you back to us, soon. Also, we love your review title: "A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!" This warms our heart.Best—Linda, her “Fantabulous” Staff & the Inn's kitty: Cutie Catie.


A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!

5 on February 11, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Linda, the proprietor, is an absolute joy. She went out of her way to make sure my stay was fantabulous, and it was. Her breakfasts exceeded my every expectation, and were some of the best I've had anywhere. Loved the special Vermont foods and beverages. And a special shout out to all the classic records and record players. I really enjoyed playing the Moody Blues. It was a business trip - but sure seemed like a vacation.


A Vermont Gem that would be a Gem Anywhere!

5 on February 11, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Linda, the proprietor, is an absolute joy. She went out of her way to make sure my stay was fantabulous, and it was. Her breakfasts exceeded my every expectation, and were some of the best I've had anywhere. Loved the special Vermont foods and beverages. And a special shout out to all the classic records and record players. I really enjoyed playing the Moody Blues. It was a business trip - but sure seemed like a vacation.


Made INN Vermont! Great Stay!

4.8 on November 15, 2015

MadeINNVermont WOW! The coolest, coziest, sweetest, warmest, hotest place to stay on the East Coast! It was my second time staying at Made Inn Vermont and it was really a great experience. This little BnB is full of art and electric eclectic joy! The first time I was there I chatted to some guests on the way out. "Oh we're going to see the Pixies.." What? the greatest band of it's time- who are these cool people staying here? Anyway I'm gushing- great stay, great food, Linda is a hoot! and the service is top notch! -d

Innkeeper Response
I’m thrilled that you found us to be the "hottest place to stay on the East Coast! Our B&B concept is unique in the hospitality industry and guests really enjoy the all-inclusive, stress-free stays. We do offer more communal type stays in our small intimate INN; you can drink, relax, talk, play, and eat fab foods and feel like you are with friends— that's the plan! We're not trying to be "stuffy" or extra "dignified”, but rather coin the phrase “Millennials Favorite" place to stay in Burlington. A Fun Small Burlington Little Club-Like Hidden Gem of an INN - that's us!—Linda


Fabulous B&B

4.6 on September 21, 2015

Great location - easy walking distance to downtown. Large rooms decorated in hip and fun motif (with lots of snacks in room at no extra charge). Super-comfy beds and linens. Nicely appointed furnishings - comfy too! Bathroom roomy for two people with soft towels and softer bathrobes on hand. Breakfast was yummy and nutritious (we are bicyclists -so needed an energy packed breakfast that was also Gluten Free - Thank you Linda and staff). The staff was friendly and helpful. Linda is generous and informative (she offered us the use of her vehicle if needed). Hi-quality snacks always on hand in the dining area. Oh and Heady Topper Beer - now that was a Treat!!! It was a fun place to stay for our 20th. Would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and mentioning some of our all-inclusive amenities. We get a lot of cyclist guests. A bike lane runs directly in front of the inn to the Burlington Bike Path which goes all the way to Canada (of course you won’t make that trip in one day, unless you’re a “juiced” Lance Armstrong). And as they say in real estate: Location, location, location – and we were blessed to find an historic property available that is just blocks from the thriving downtown. We hope you’ll come visit us again. Still plenty of empty spaces in our secure bike rack.


Made Inn Burlington VT......

5 on September 14, 2015

An absolutely fabulous getaway. The inn and rooms were fabulously decorated and extremely clean. We were so happy with the place. Food was to die for. Linda and her staff gave us such great attention, suggestions for dining and site-seeing and directions to get every where. Definitely worth a return trip. .

Innkeeper Response
We like to think we’re the “Ab Fab” of inns and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We did have wonderful summer weather, but you were about a month too early for our spectacular fall foliage. October may be an “off” month for inns in other areas, but we always recommend that everyone book early for October here, when thousands of “leaf peepers” descend on us. We hope you’ll visit us again (and remember: returning guests receive a 5% discount!).


Great Get-Away

4.8 on August 27, 2015

Made Inn Vermont was a great choice for our get away. The room was wonderful and the entire b&b was great. Linda made sure we had everything we wanted or needed. The breakfast was great and Linda even greeted us with drinks after a long day of sightseeing. We had coffee in the morning in the widow's peek and watched the beautiful lake with the sun coming up. Can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, We are a great get-away refuge, and so far, we haven’t had any guests who were on the run from the authorities. Sightseeing here can make for some long days. First time visitors are always impressed with how much there is to see and do here. So, come back to the inn, put up your feet, don our plush robes, have a Heady Topper or housemade sangria, or relax in our outdoor hot tub. What’s not to like, right?


The PERFECT Burlington Getaway!

4.6 on August 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I just spent two nights at the Made Inn and I cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience was! The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and having FUN! Right as we arrived they made sure we had drinks and a tour of the Inn. The Inn is gorgeous and immaculate! The room was spotless, charming, and comfortable. On top of our bed being extremely comfortable, the added bonus of having luxurious robes to lounge in, made it even better! Our bathroom was very nice and VERY clean. It did not feel like the sterile , uncomfortable typical hotel vibe, it was truly a relaxing, fabulous experience. Linda provided excellent service, making sure we had everything we wanted and more for breakfast. Breakfast was made to order, and delicious. There was always snacks available which made it feel like our own home. Linda made sure that we knew of things to do in the area, without being overbearing. We also LOVED using the hot tub, it was very clean and was beautiful lit up at night. We cannot stop talking about our stay here and cannot wait to go back!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guests, As you pointed out, we don’t spare the calories at Made INN Vermont (we do, however, accommodate gluten-free, diabetic, food allergies, and other special diets). There are always a profusion of snacks, in your guestroom, and in our 24/7 downstairs café. Feel free to lose your skinny jeans and lounge around the inn in our plush robes and slippers. You two were charming and we hope you’ll come back to our Small Luxury Hotel--a hidden gem (full of amenities) designed for fun and relaxation in the heart of downtown Burlington!


Very Hip B&B in Burlington

4.2 on August 24, 2015

This b&b is really hip. Very nice room, very clean. Just great: An old record player and old vinyl records in the room. Great: Style, clean, walking distance to city and Lake Champlain No so great: Some noise at night due to car traffic, bathroom not integrated in the room. In any case a nice visit to remember! Viola and Andreas, Lueneburg, Germany

Innkeeper Response
Reviews from our guests are always appreciated and help us to thrive. We're sorry you did not have the 5-star experience that most of our guests have come to expect . . . . . While our private bathrooms are spotless and well-appointed, with individual temperature control, we realize that some guests are not used to a European-style accommodation where in-room bath are not always possible. Since this is a historic property we had to protect the architectural integrity of the house and we made every effort to restore and renovate in keeping with that . . . . . We've also sound-insulated guest rooms and while rooms have all electronic entertainment components and a white-noise machine for added sleeping comfort, Burlington, with it's exuberant student population, can be noisy at times but we, neighbors, and local police all enforce a noise ordinance to the best of our ability . . . . . We are all committed to guest satisfaction, we want our guests to feel at home at Made Inn Vermont, and we're passionate about recommending local restaurants and attractions to ensure you will have great memories of us and this vibrant region . . . . . Please consider staying with us in the future and contact us in advance for any concerns or special requests. Thank you, Linda Made Inn Vermont


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Rooms & Rates

904

Our mid-sized guestroom boasts a king bed, and has two windows that look out through the surrounding trees. Think luxury...in a treehouse! The third window looks out over downtown Burlington and has seasonal views of Lake Champlain. One of our ttwo original marble sink vanities preserved under glass can be found here, as well as our first class amenities; plush robe and slippers, 32" LED HDTV with DVD player, and well stocked fridge, to name a few. The soaring ceilings add to the spacious feel of 904.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

905

Spread out and settle in here - 905 has room to spare. A queen bed, of course including our gel-foam topper, designer bedding and underbed lighting; an oversized mid century lounger with ottoman and a walk in closet. This room personifies "personal space". Feel free to decorate the blackboard wall with whatever strikes your fancy. Borrow several movies from our private collection to watch on the 32" HDTV w/DVD player. Or just relax and enjoy some of our Vermont delicacies from the mini-fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

906

Room 906 is sister to room 903 but with a queen size bed, making it the perfect cozy retreat for two. And while smaller in stature, it still has all of the fabulous amenities of our other rooms - from the chalkboard wall, to the stocked mini fridge, to the underbed lighting. And the luxurious bedding just makes it easier to drift off into a sound, peaceful slumber!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

903

Although Room 903 is our smallest guest room, it still has all of the fabulous amenities of our other rooms - from the chalkboard wall, to the stocked mini-fridge, to the underbed lighting. The tall leaded glass Victorian window looks out over the rear garden area, and a rooftop garden right outside the window is planned for spring, 2013. The cozy full-sized bed encourages two to cuddle, or allows one to spread out. And the luxurious bedding just makes it easier to drift off into a sound, peaceful slumber!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Our urban setting in the lovingly restored historic Hill District neighbors Champlain College and is within walking distance of University of Vermont and the University Medical Center, as well as the best of Burlington’s fine dining, shopping, music and performance venues. Mountains, lake, sailing, cruises, ferries, skiing and winter sports, wineries, breweries, museums, bike path, festivals, city and dog parks, Vermont Teddy Bear/Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory tours make Vermont’s crown jewel, Burlington, an all-season destination for all ages. Please see our website for an extensive list of must-see local offerings., Airport, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Mountains, Secluded, Small town, Urban, Waterview

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 3 miles

Directions to property:

We’re a breeze to find with GPS, Mapquest, Google, Yahoo, etc. and you’ll find us at 204 South Willard Street, Burlington 05401. We’re convenient to US I-89, and VT Routes 2 and 7. Proceed slowly on South Willard Street – the inn sits back from the street and there is a modest sign on the front porch. Our distinctive façade and rooftop cupola, pictured on our website, is easily recognizable.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Champlain, ECHO Aquarium & Science Center, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, University of Vermont and four other local colleges with performance venues, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, Vermont Teddy Bear factory tours, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory tours, summer & winter sports, nature trails, antiquing, art galleries and studios, gourmet dining, boutique shopping, farmers markets, breweries & wineries tours and tastings. Please see our website for an extensive list and calendar of attractions and offerings., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Billiards, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Sauna, Secretarial services, Spa, Sports equipment rental, TV Video games, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , 24/7 Café with snacks, coffee and beverage selection; we’re licensed to serve wine and beer (including The Alchemist’s award-winning IPAs); parlor and lounge with fireplace, art book library, contemporary magazines, board games; art and collectible collection throughout the inn; six-person, all-season garden hot tub; outdoor garden area with patio heaters; rooftop cupola offers stunning view of Lake Champlain sunsets and the Adirondack Mountains; in-room certified massage therapy by appointment; on-site parking area and free on-street parking. We are the only B&B in the area that welcomes dogs. We’re “green,” we recycle and use environmentally friendly products. We’re “localvores” and support farm-to-table and locally sourced products. Please see our website for a complete description of our chic appointments, pet policy, and other policies & services. Please inform us about food allergies or dietary restrictions when you book your reservation.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Childcare, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, we’re licensed to serve wine and beer (including The Alchemist’s award-winning IPAs); art book library, contemporary magazines, art and collectible collection throughout the inn; six-person, outdoor garden area with patio heaters; rooftop cupola offers stunning view of Lake Champlain sunsets and the Adirondack Mountains. Please see our website for a complete description of our chic appointments, pet policy, and other policies & services. Please inform us about food allergies or dietary restrictions when you book your reservation.

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated area for smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes Upon arrangements and may not be available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We accept pets - but must call the INN first
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Our stay minimums vary so check with the INN or on our on-line booking page
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of your stay
  • Cancellations: Our small private Burlington VT B&B/hotel’s size means cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 21 days* notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $25 fee per room. If any cancellation is made within 21 days*, regardless of the reason, your deposit will be non-refundable. You are welcome to send a friend or a family member to stay in your place*. If any change of dates (including shortening a reservation) is requested within 21 days*, regardless of the reason, a one-time change fee of $75 is permitted and your deposit becomes non-refundable, subject to availability and minimum stay restrictions. After check-in, a shortened stay will remain charged in full per the original reservation. Special arrangements and approvals can be discussed with the INNkeeper for future stays, and considerations. *Inn will be notified of changes in guests and still need to be approved by innkeeper.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linda Wolf & Shelly Voorhees (artists//designer)

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

For an amusing and informative history of how owner/designer/innkeeper Linda Wolf created Made INN Vermont at the urging of her artist daughter, Shelly Voorhees, please see the history and timeline page of our website. Resident Pets One absolutely sweet, 19 yr.-old, dog- and child-friendly kitty who inhabits the office, occasionally visits the parlor, but never goes upstairs or enters guest rooms.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9 -10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Patios, Victorian Porches, Guestrooms, *Belvedere , Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free and/or Vegetarian/Vegan


Signature Dish

Baked Deep Dish Carmelized French Toast
The expanded continental breakfast is a feast of Vermont farm, dairy, and baked delights. In addition, our chef treats guests with cooked-to-order selections. Enjoy your morning coffee and pastry in our 4th floor Belvedere, with breath-taking views of downtown Burlington, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains, or on our Victorian front porch watching the locals, or in the private back patio garden. We support local, integrity driven companies by promoting and using their products in-house.