The Inn at Ormsby Hill

Historic Route 7A/1842 Main Street , Manchester Center, VT 05255 USA (Show map)

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Step across the massive marble threshold of this beautiful, historic property, drop your bags and breathe a sigh of relief. Welcome to a house that has been a home away from home to many. Stop first in the heart of our home - the conservatory dining room. With magnificent views of the Green Mountains, an intricately carved mahogany mantle surrounding an immense fireplace, snacks and beverages day and night, and our amazing three-course breakfast every morning, this room will nourish your body and soul. Steps away are our enormous patio and porch with Adirondack rocking chairs, patio tables, porch swings and views you'll never forget. Plan some time out here with your book, tablet, wine or favorite beverage, and let yourself dissolve into the surroundings. Retreat to your guest oasis with a fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub and organic bath amenities, for some intimate time. Your room might also have a two-person steam shower, private deck, analog tube stereo amplifier or Apple TV. Stroll around the exquisitely landscaped grounds and expect a few surprises: a labyrinth in the meadow or a cozy gazebo hideaway. Experience why the Inn at Ormsby Hill has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating since 1999. The friendly, informal innkeepers and staff, and the stunning house and property create a world away from cares, where you can be your true self.

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4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A wonderful stay!

4.6 on June 08, 2015

My husband and I spent our 29th anniversary at The Inn at Ormsby Hill. We have stayed at many B and B's over the years and Ormsby Hill ranks near the very top of that list. Yoshio and Diane were very warm and gracious, the breakfast was quite good, our room was very well appointed, every aesthetic detail was thought of and the king bed was exceptionally comfortable. We lucked out and happened to have beautiful, sunny weather so we were able to enjoy the labyrinth and gardens Diane created. We also had a little time after breakfast, before checking out, to sit out on the patio and enjoy the view of the mountains and the birds at the feeders. We will certainly stay there again when we have a special occasion to celebrate.


Loved my first Bed & Breakfast stay

5 on July 02, 2014

We can not say enough about how good our stay was at the Inn. The Inn is so beautiful and our room was lovely and very comfortable. It had all the amenities you could think of with some that didn't even cross my mind. Yoshio and Diane are so welcoming and helpful with things to do in Manchester as well as restaurant information to be able to make good choices on where to dine. The grounds are simply breathtaking with comfortable seating inside and outside on the patio. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast each day we were there and good conversation with Yoshio and Diane. We can't wait to be able to visit again.


Innat Ormsby Hill

5 on May 26, 2013

My husband and I decided to go to Vermont for our anniversary and stayed at The Inn at Ormsby Hill. I must say we were extremely pleased with our accommodation. We stayed in the Anne Eliza room. It was beautifully decorated with a fireplace and hot tub. Each morning we would go down to the dining area for coffee and an amazing breakfast that was prepared by Diane the owner. The flavored butter on the Japanese bread was delicious. The owner's Diane and Yoshio were very outgoing and friendly. They would greet you every morning. As they served you breakfast they would explained what was being served and how it was prepared. Their staff was helpful and friendly. The grounds are beautiful but unfortunately it rained the weekend we went and were unable to enjoy them. We look forward to going back next year.


Overnight get away

5 on February 10, 2013

This trip was our first to a bed & breakfast, but many more to come and definately at The Inn at Ormsby Hill. Diane and Yoshio made our stay very comfortable and relaxed. We also want to thank Christine for the tour, she sold us on the Inn.


30th Anniversary Trip

5 on October 23, 2012

Lovely stay for our special anniversary. Beautiful room, wonderful breakfast , great conversation with other guests and new inn keepers. Even though Diane and Yoshio have only had the Inn for a few months, you would think they were seasoned inn keepers. We hope to make a trip back soon.


Annual trip to VT

5 on February 07, 2012

The Inn at Ormsby Hill is the only place to stay in Vermont. The innkeepers, Ted and Chris will make your visit an exceptional one. The breakfast is like no breakfast you have ever had before. Where else do you get desert for breakfast. This was my husband and my fourth trip. Our second year we made the mistake of staying at another B&B, and we will not do that again. All of the rooms are exceptionally decorated and cozy. Attention has been paid to every detail. If you stay here, you are guaranteed a wonderful trip.


Wonderful Stay

4.8 on October 14, 2011

We had a wonderful two night stay at the Inn at Ormsby Hill at the end of September. The Inn's decor and our room, the Lincoln bedroom, were beautiful with antique furnishings throughout.Breakfasts were sumptuous,with Chris outdoing herself each day. We met delightful people during our stay and enjoyed the hospitality of the innkeepers-Ted and Chris Sprauge. We will definitely be back. We have stayed at several top B&B's around the country and would put the Inn right at the top. Ed and Linda Smith


A dream weekend

5 on August 03, 2011

Ted and Chris are delightful innkeepers! The breakfasts prepared by Chris were delicious! The inn itself is so beautiful and meticulous. Our room was lovely, and the bathroom was glorious! We really relaxed in the jacuzzi tub with a bottle of champagne. We can't wait to return!!!


A Charming Spot in Peaceful Vermont

5 on July 31, 2011

My husband and I have made many trips to Manchester over the years. The Inn at Ormsby Hill is a true gem in a neighborhood chock full of inns. The common areas, gardens and rooms are inviting and impeccably maintained. The breakfasts rival meals I've had in the finest hotels in the world. A truly pleasant stay.


The perfect "Currier & Ives" New England Bed & Breakfast

5 on December 14, 2010

I just returned from the perfect weekend in Manchester, Vermont, made so by our host inkeepers Chris & Ted Sprague. The Inn at Ormsby Hill is right out of a Currier & Ives photo with fireplaces in all rooms, jacuzzis, canopy beds, beautiful furnishings throughout, and great views. What made our stay so special was that our hosts made us feel like family staying at their home, and not guests. Chris is a wonderful chef and the many course breakfasts could not be beat. We even had a breakfast dessert! Do yourself a favor and visit the Inn at Ormsby Hill soon. You will not be disappointed.


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Rooms & Rates

Ethan Allen

Named after the Revolutionary War hero, this is a very secluded first-floor room, with a private outside entrance and deck with views of the Green Mountains. It's almost like having a cottage inside an inn. This room was honored as a Waverly Room of the Year by Country Inns ("for a beautiful use of Waverly in a traditional setting") and features a handsome, ornate queen canopy bed, a gas fireplace and a flat-screen TV. The bathroom is fully tiled and also contains a shower and Jacuzzi for two.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $345

Lincoln

Named after Robert Todd Lincoln, best friend and law partner of Edward Isham, the second largest guest room, located on the second floor, is another corner room. It features a wood-beaded ceiling and a magnificent king bow-top canopy bed and camel-back sofa in front of the gas fireplace. One corner of the room has another comfortable sofa (which opens into a twin bed to accommodate a third person), as well as a chair, for relaxing, reading and watching a flat-screen TV. The bathroom features a shower/steam sauna for two and the quietest whirlpool for two (minimal motor noise), run by touchpad, mood light in the water, and pulsating jets—the ultimate whirlpool.

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

Nightly Rate: $305 - $410

Tower

Named Tower, because this room is located in the tower section of the inn, it is our most exciting guest chamber. As you go up two steps from the second floor, you enter your special space. Upon entering your room, you will find a writing desk with chair and telephone. Up five more steps will lead you into your bed chamber with four windows (two facing the Green Mountains and two facing the Taconic Mountains), a fireplace, a sitting area with a comfortable sofa and wing chair, and a beautiful tiger maple queen-sized bow-top canopy bed. This room also has a slim-line digital flat-screen TV. As you wind your way up to the third floor, passing two more windows with spectacular views, you arrive in your luxuriously tiled bathroom, complete with a corner Jacuzzi-for-two and a two-person shower which also doubles as a steam sauna for two. And, yes, there are two more windows in the bathroom. Special midweek rates offered through the Winter Season.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $360

Anne Eliza

Named after Isham's daughter, this room is located on the second floor and features an antique queen canopy bed. The highlight of this room is the two-sided fireplace. One side in the bedroom faces the bed, and the other side in the bathroom faces your large corner Jacuzzi for two. This will definitely get your attention! This is a very cozy and romantic haven, with its blue toile wall treatment, blue plaid fabric treatments, and indigo blue bathroom (fully tiled with shower). This room also has a slim-line digital flat-screen TV.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $345

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

On historic Route 7A two miles south of Equinox Hotel in Manchester Village approximately 1 1/2 hours from both I-87 and I-91

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Summer theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Telephone, Videos , Rooms have fireplaces

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely no smoking inside the property. $200 penalty.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 10 and Older - $50 per additional person
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends, 3 nights for fall foliage weekend
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total cost or full cost if only one night.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations prior to 10 days of arrival are subject to a $35 rebooking fee. Cancellations within the 10 days prior to arrival, will forfeit the deposit (unless complete reservation is rebooked-then deposit refund is issued as gift certificate).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

MaryAnn & Jack Orlando

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: The Dining Room - known as the Conservatory, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free