The Lilac Inn

53 Park Street , Brandon, VT 05733 USA (Show map)


The Lilac Inn is a leading romantic Vermont Country Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast known for romantic getaway packages, Vermont Country Inn Dining, Custom Vermont destination wedding venue packages, New England wedding venue receptions, elopement packages and special family celebrations – in any season. Featured in Yankee, Country Living and Vermont magazines, the feel throughout is that of a “small luxury hotel with personal service to match”, including a three course gourmet Vermont breakfast cooked to order each morning at your personal table. Located in the village of Brandon, VT, the Inn is on Park Street, the prettiest street in Vermont.  Brandon, VT twenty minutes South of Middlebury, Vermont and twenty minutes North of Rutland, VT is in an unspoiled, unhurried village that has been tastefully updated to suit the needs of today’s visitor.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining3.0

The perfect escape

4.4 on March 05, 2013

The Lilac Inn is a get-away at anytime of year. We decided to get a room in March with a fireplace and spent two nights in Heaven. The Inn has a perfect balance between grace/elegance & comfortable/friendly. If you just want some peace you can enjoy the feeling of being tucked away & genuinely taken care of, or if you are looking for some activities Doug has a lot of suggestions and fun to chat with. 'For a small town they manage to have art, gift, kitchen, clothing store & restaurant choices. We truly loved our time there.

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Rooms & Rates

Lilac Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Audubon Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Gardener's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Champlain Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Moosalamoo Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Spring Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Robert Frost

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Albert's Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Grand Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

Rural, Small town


Burlington, VT (BTV) 58 miles

Directions to property:

Route 7 North or South to Route 73 East, Park St, 1/2 block East of Route 7

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Champlain & Lake Dunmore, Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, Neshobe Golf Club, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Maple Museum, Warren Kimble Art Studio, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Videos, Wedding Facilities , 3 guest rooms with wood burning fireplaces, Irons in room, morning coffee station with Biscotti, wood burning fireplace in tavern

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No Smoking in Any Room or Inside the Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must call first - $35 pet fee
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights - holidays & some weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For special weekends.
  • Cancellations: Please don't but if you must....and can give us a thirty (30) day notice prior to your arrival, we will refund your deposit minus a $35 processing fee. If you cancel within thirty (30) days of your arrival, or an early checkout, we will issue a voucher for the entire deposit amount to be used toward a future stay. Vouchers are valid for one (1) year from date of issue and do have restricted periods: Foliage, Middlebury Events / Graduations, Dunmore / Keywadin Weekends, or holiday weekends. Minimum stay is 2 days on weekends and 3 days on holiday weekends.
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Shelly and Doug Sawyer

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Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

While living in England Shelly got the "bug" to own a Bed and Breakfast when they returned to the US. Doug issued a firm "no", but all things change with time. Over the course of 2 years of searching we moved from buying a four room B and B to a 9 room country inn. We lovingly call the Lilac Inn, the best little Inn on the planet, but we feel more like custodians than owners. Today it continues as a nine room country Inn known for romantic getaways and custom Vermont weddings in any season.

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  • Time Served: 8:30am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: All guests have a private table in Garden Room, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

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Hot Deal

Stay 4 nights, Pay for 3 nights

Regular Rate: $650 now $500 (23% Savings:)

Special vacation package - stay 4 nights, pay for 3 nights. Pet friendly, cooked to order breakfast, AC, flat screen TV, DVD, private bath. Centrally located to tour all of Vermont. Please contact the inn directly at (802) 247-5463 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Beer Lovers Getaways

Free Beer & Wine Tasting Foley Brothers Brewery in Brandon, Vermont was named one of the top ten breweries in Vermont. Stay with us at the Lilac Inn in any room and get free beer and wine tasting for two plus a souvenir tasting glass.

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