The West Dover Inn

108 Route 100 , West Dover, VT 05356 USA (Show map)
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Enchanted by the summer's cool clear days, the autumn's brilliant colors and the winter’s quiet snowfall, the West Dover Inn brings to life the best of Vermont. Close to everything, yet far from anything, the inn is an ideal destination for a perfect New England vacation. Check In Time is 4pm - 10pm and check out time is 11am. 1846 Tavern is located on the first floor serving farm to table Breakfast and Dinner year round. Located only a few miles from the base of The Hermitage Club and Mount Snow our home continues an important American tradition begun in 1846. Originally built as a 3 bedroom inn with a stage coach stop and tavern, this inn has been lovingly restored and now provides 11 quiet, luxury accommodations as well as memorable dining in the 1846 Tavern and Restaurant. Beyond the rooms, this inn carries a rich poetic history steeped in tradition begun more than 100 years ago. The poem, continually written by each innkeeper, tells of the inn’s fascinating journey through the centuries - preserving a living piece of American history. We encourage you to ask Phil at the front desk to share this legacy with you. Thank you for being a part of our home and we hope you will come to consider it your own.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.3

The 1846 West Dover Inn

3.4 on August 11, 2016

The 1846 Inn is wonderful place to stay in the West Dover area of VT. Rooms here a well kept and very clean. The bed and pillows were comfortable and were not worn out. The Inn keeper and staff are great. They are all very friendly and provide excellent customer service. I would stay here again and would recommend the inn to friends.

West Dover Inn

4.8 on August 08, 2016

LOVE this Inn! Food OUTSTANDING! Atmosphere fantastic.

Charming B&B

4.8 on May 26, 2016

Phil and his staff offer comfortable rooms, and a truly wonderful dining experience. From their hearty Vermont style breakfast to the truly mouth-watering dinners. Their 1846 Tavern offers great drinks, meals and entertainment. Have been going for a number of years, and plan to continue to do so!

Nice enough, but............

2.4 on May 16, 2016

Upon first impression, the porch was unkempt with wood strewn about. Dog bowls at the front door. Check in was 4pm and they were kind enough to let us check in for 3:30pm. The room was tasteful, had a gas fireplace and decorated with antique pieces as expected. Closet was musty and although the room had a private bath; the shower was small - a larger person would not have enough room. When I book a B&B, it is my expectation that breakfast is included in the overnight stay. There is a shenanigans coupon of $10 TOWARDS breakfast, which really does NOT cover breakfast. There is what they call a TO GO room of breakfast foods, which may work well with the ski season but did not sit well with me. Foods from that room are not subject to the 16% tax and gratuity. My husband chose to get foods from that room and I chose to order an omelet off the menu. Even though he got his foods from the to go room and we got our own coffee (also from that room), when my bill came - ALL items were on the bill and the 16% was factored on the total. No waitstaff was involved with those items. The bill was quite a surprise. When I squared up on the stay, to pay for the 16% on the room (as stated in the description), I was overcharged and innkeeper had to void and correct the balance. Mistake? Don't know. If my husband paid the bill, he would not have caught it. So, for the ski season, this may be what they need to do, but in the off season, it did not work for me. Would not return.

Weekend Away

4.6 on February 24, 2016

Love this place. Have been going there for the last 4 years. Phil is so friendly and very accommodating. Phil went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. We were greeted by our first names. The place is immaculate. Love that fact that we can go downstairs and have something to eat and have some cocktails without having to leave the inn and the entertainment is always great. This is our "go to" place in Vermont.

Our favorite place to stay

3.8 on February 01, 2016

We love staying's cozy, everyone is very friendly/accommodating and it's close to Mt. Snow!

New Year's

5 on January 04, 2016

Nice clean rooms, well appointed. Some of the best gourmet food and desserts available created by NE Culinary Institute trained chefs and pastry chef. Live music all night in the 1846 Tavern lead to an enjoyable night of celebrating!! You can't beat the welcoming and engaging owners to make you feel at home and relaxed. Highly recommend!!

Great informal spot

4.6 on December 28, 2015

We could not have been happier with the accommodation and service.


5 on December 09, 2015

Wonderful Vermont Inn - love everything about it. Amazing Inn Keeper (Phil) attends to every need with a smile. Breakfast heavenly - the cheese omelet with fresh mushrooms was incredible. The bar is a great place for music, drinks and wonderful casual food - the musicians were wonderful. It is the place to be! The historic feel and beautiful wooden floors throughout add to the charm - rooms are lovely. We'll be regulars!

We will be back!

3.8 on November 14, 2015

Clean and cozy inn with a very helpful staff.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 6

An original room from 1846, Room 6 has a queen bed, a private bathroom with Tub/shower, free wi-fi, and access to the second floor front porch overlooking route 100

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

Room 5

King Bed, gas fireplace, private bathroom, free wi-fi, restaurant on-site, extra large room. Located on First Floor

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

Room 8

One of the original rooms from 1846, this room has a queen bed, cable TV, private bathroom and free wi-fi. Located on second floor with access to front porch overlooking route 100

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

Room 10

One of the original rooms from 1846, Room 10 has a queen bed and one single bed, private bathroom, cable TV, free wi-fi and restaurant on-site. Great for families with children. Located on second floor

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

Garden Room

Located on the first floor, queen bed, cable TV, private bathroom, free wi-fi and restaurant on-site.

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

Mount Snow Suite

One of our two romance suites, the Mount Snow Suite has a large livingroom with a gas fireplace and Direct TV, a separate bedroom with queen bed and a private bathroom with a double person jetted jacuzzi tub. Also includes private restaurant access and free wi-fi and located on second floor above tavern.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Dover Room

Our family room, The Dover Room comes with 1 Queen Bed and 3 single beds, private bathroom with shower and tub, cable TV, free wi-fi and restaurant access. Perfect for families with children as it is located over the main dining room. p.s. the dining room closes at 10pm

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Green Mountain Room

Queen bed, Gas Fireplace, cable TV, private bathroom, free wi-fi, extra large room, located on first floor & restaurant on-site.

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 66 miles

Directions to property:

From Mass on I-91, take Vermont Exit #2, heading West on Route 9. Go 20 miles to Wilmington, turning right on Route 100 North. The Inn is 6.5 miles up Route 100 on the right. From Albany - take NY route 7 east through Troy into Bennington VT and follow route 9 east to Wilmington. Turn left at lights onto route 100 North to West Dover.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Autumn Foliage (spectacular), Cool summers for swimming, golfing, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Pub

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV Video games, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , 1846 Tavern and Restaurant on-site, Private parking lot, Free wi-fi access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Sight-seeing, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4pm - 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only not in public places (by VT. Law)
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount charged at time of reservation unless you provide a LivingSocial voucher number.
  • Cancellations: Credit Card required to make this reservation. If you cancel 14 days before your arrival date you will receive a full refund minus 10% service charge. No refund within 14 days of arrival but you can change your reservation to another date within a year from original arrival date without loose any money.



Kathy and Phil Gilpin

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Paid on-site

  • Time Served: 6- 10am
  • Serving Location: Outside Patio in season, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Half Roasted Duck
Crispy half duckling glazed with a reduced port wine plum sauce, dates & dried cranberries, with red skin mashed potatoes & fresh vegetables. this is the best dish within a 4 hour drive.