Arlington's West Mountain Inn

114 River Road , Arlington, VT 05250 USA (Show map)

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Nestled on a mountainside overlooking the historic village of Arlington and the Green Mountains, the century-old West Mountain Inn has been hosting guests for over thirty years. Visitors are surrounded by spacious, antique-filled guest rooms, fantastic views, and 150 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows. Hike or snowshoe on miles of private trails, fly fish, swim or canoe in the famous Battenkill River, and cycle along back roads. Enjoy delicious country breakfasts and 5-course farm to table dinners created daily by our award-winning chef.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

First Vermont Visit

4.0 on November 24, 2016

This was a great way to spend my first visit to Vermont. The West Mountain Inn is restful but lively. With a little bar, comfortable dining area, and homey great room the inn just felt like home but better. Not to be unmatched by the home the grounds top off the experience. Hiking trails abound with anything from a short easy trail to feed the alpacas to a strenuous steep climb through beautiful woods. The fireplace in our room helped create romantic nights. We hope to return.


My Very Favorite Vermont Inn

4.8 on November 12, 2016

West Mt. Inn is one of those unique finds that delights your entire spirit. We first stayed at West Mt in 1979 on our honeymoon when Wes & Maryann Carlson had just bought the Inn. Their hospitality matched the charm of the Inn and we knew that we'd be back again and again. I'm going to guess that we've made 15-20 returns to the Inn since then. Some visits were just my wife and I, some with our children and once even with our extended family to celebrate our 16th Anniversary. Our most recent visit was in October 2016 to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. The Inn, now owned by Maryann's daughter, Amy, has the same magical charm as always. The warm hospitiality and delicious food just magnify the experience even more. I am certain beyond the shadow of any doubt that you will love West Mt. Inn as much as we do. Every time that I visit it I can feel my entire spirit loving the calm and peace and friendship of this delightful Inn and the people that grace it. As they always say at West Mt. Inn..... "You're One of the Folks".


Highlight of my Trip

5 on November 08, 2016

Never having stayed at a B&B Before, I did not know what to expect. I loved this place! The bed was comfortable, room clean and charming. The dinner was topnotch, as well as, the breakfast. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the game room and feeding the alpacas. And last but not least, it was a great value!!!


A Feeling of Heaven on Earth

4.8 on November 01, 2016

West Mt. Inn is one of those unique finds that delights your entire spirit. We first stayed at West Mt in 1979 on our honeymoon when Wes & Maryann Carlson had just bought the Inn. Their hospitality matched the charm of the Inn and we knew that we'd be back again and again. I'm going to guess that we've made 15-20 returns to the Inn since then. Some visits were just my wife and I, some with our children and once even with our extended family to celebrate our 16th Anniversary. Our most recent visit was just a few days ago to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. The Inn, now owned by Maryann's daughter, Amy, has the same magical charm as always. The warm hospitiality and delicious food just magnify the experience even more. I am certain beyond the shadow of any doubt that you will love West Mt. Inn as much as we do. As they always say, "You're One of the Folks".


A Glimpse of Heaven on Earth!

4.8 on November 01, 2016

West Mt. Inn is one of those unique finds that delights your entire spirit. We first stayed at West Mt in 1979 on our honeymoon when Wes & Maryann Carlson had just bought the Inn. Their hospitality matched the charm of the Inn and we knew that we'd be back again and again. I'm going to guess that we've made 15-20 returns to the Inn since then. Some visits were just my wife and I, some with our children and once even with our extended family to celebrate our 16th Anniversary. Our most recent visit was just a few days ago to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. The Inn, now owned by Maryann's daughter, Amy, has the same magical charm as always. The warm hospitiality and delicious food just magnify the experience even more. I am certain beyond the shadow of any doubt that you will love West Mt. Inn as much as we do. As they always say, "You're One of the Folks".


Traveling through Vermont

5 on October 24, 2016

West Mountain Inn was a beautiful place to stay. The staff are extremely caring. We were late arriving to the Inn due to delayed travel plans and received a phone call from the Inn to check we were ok and not lost on our way. The food at the Inn was delicious and even though we arrived quite late, we were served a lovely dinner. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, as well as very clean. Breakfast was also delicious. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The views from the Inn are spectacular, and as we were traveling to see the fall colors, it was an impressive sight. I highly recommend the Inn to anyone traveling near Arlington, Vermont.


Fall Foliage at West Mountain Inn

4.6 on October 23, 2016

We always wanted to stay at the West Mountain Inn after seeing it many years ago. We finally go to do it this year for fall foliage and it was spectacular. The inn was charming and immaculate. Breakfast was amazing. Dinner was ok but nothing special. We took the Lye Brook Falls hike and had a challenging but terrific hike. We will definitely plan on going again next year.


Lovely Vermont Inn

4.6 on October 22, 2016

Staying here reminded me of the inns in the movies White Christmas and Holiday Inn! It is located in a beautiful setting and near many southern Vermont's attractions. The fall colors were gorgeous. The staff is very friendly and helpful. With many B & B's there is very little counter space in the bathroom for our train case.


Very enjoyable stay! Looking forward to coming back

4.8 on October 12, 2016

Looking forward to coming back. We had a wonderful time at the Inn.


charming!

4.2 on October 08, 2016

the inn is in a lovely setting, up on a hill with beautiful mountain views all around.


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Rooms & Rates

SM1 - Remember Baker

Includes Breakfast for 2. Historic Townhouse with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen, TV and woodburning stove. (Extra adults add $35, extra children 2yo-12yo add $17)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath

R01 - Booker T. Washington

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Booker T. Washington Room is one of the original bedrooms of the Inn with warm pine paneling and a cathedral ceiling. It has a king bed or can also be twins and a large bathroom with a really deep old tub!. The room is on the corner of the Inn and so has wonderful views both across the valley to the Green Mountains and across the gardens and pasture to Red Mountain.

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

R02 - Robert Todd Lincoln

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Robert Todd Lincoln room is a very romantic Victorian-inspired room with a lace-canopied Queen bed, deep chair for reading or just relaxing and looking out the three big windows to the fabulous view of the Battenkill Valley with the Green Mountains beyond.

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

SM2 - Matthew Lyon

Includes Breakfast for 2. Historic Townhouse with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen, TV. (Extra adults add $35, children 2yo-12yo add $17)

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath

R03 - Governor Chittenden

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Governor Chittenden Room has a regal Queen empire bed and furnishings which make guests feel as if they were visiting dignitaries themselves! With its sunny sitting area and beautiful views this romanitc "mini-suite" gives plenty of room to spread out.

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

SM3 - Dorothy Thompson

Includes Breakfast for 2. Historic Townhouse with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen, TV and woodburning stove. (Extra adults add $35, children 2yo - 12yo add $17).

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath

R04 - Grandma Moses Suite

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Grandma Moses suite is a very romantic original room with a four-poster Queen canopy bed, woodburning fireplace and separate wood-paneled sitting room. Both the sitting room and the bedroom allow you to look out over the valley to the Green Mountains beyond - perfect for sipping champagne and watching the moon rise! The couch in the sitting room is a pull-out so families or friends can also join you! (Extra adults add $35, children 2yo-12yo add $17).

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

R05 - Daniel Webster Suite

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Daniel Webster Suite is airy and spacious with a four-poster Queen canopy bed and a gas fireplace in the bedroom and a beautiful separate sitting room with fabulous views. The duck-themed sitting room has a pull-out couch making it perfect to host friends or family - if you are willing to share your "romantic" evening! (Extra adults add $34, Children 2yo-12yo add $17)

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

R06 - Ethan and Ira Allen

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Ethan and Ira Allen is a cozy country room with a old-fashioned Queen bed. The private sitting porch offers beautiful views over the gardens and pasture to Red Mountain beyond.

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

R07 - Robert Frost

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Robert Frost Room is a charming country-inspired room with a Queen sleigh bed and a sitting porch overlooking the gardens and pastures with Red Mountain beyond. Several reading chairs and rockers allow guests to enjoy the view and relax. Walk-in shower - but no tub.

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

R08 - Carl Ruggles

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Carl Ruggles suite is a room for all seasons, in the summer guests enjoy the lovely deck complete with table and umbrella perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine, in the winter guests bask in the warmth of the gas fireplace and south-facing windows letting in the sun! There is a lovely antique Queen bed and a bonus extra bedroom with two twin beds! (Extra adults add $35, Children 2yo-12yo add $17)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

R09 - Sarah's Room

Includes Breakfast for 2. Sarah's Room is a romantic hideaway at the back of the Inn. A wall of windows and a door opens out onto the back yard with views of the woodland setting that surrounds the Inn. A Queen bed and gas fireplace make for a cozy retreat.

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

R11 - Norman Rockwell

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Norman Rockwell room has the best view in the Inn with a big picture window overlooking the Battenkill Valley and the Green Mountains beyond. It is a favorite with families - three twin-sized sleeping nooks are cunningly set into the wall - each with its own curtain and reading light for cozy privacy! The King sized spindle bed can also be twins. (Extra adults $35, children 2yo-12yo $17).

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

R12 - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Dorothy Canfield Fisher room is a private and quiet room on the third floor of the Inn. It has a lovely reading area looking out the sliding glass door to the woods beyond. There is a private deck with two rockers perfect for relaxing. The King sized cannonball bed can also be two twins.

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

R13 - Gwendolyn's Room

Includes Breakfast for 2. Gwendolyn's Room is a spacious, cheery room on the main floor of the Inn. It has an open-hearth gas fireplace and a King sized bed that can be split into twins. Its two comfy reading chairs look out onto the bird feeders and gardens of the side yard. It has full barrier-free access to the commons rooms and dining rooms and a wheelchair accessible bathroom - perfect if you are in a wheelchair or just don't feel like climbing stairs!

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

R16 - Wes' Suite

Includes Breakfast for 2. Wes's Apartment is a big suite with a huge cathedral-ceilinged great room that has beautiful views across the valley, a big screen TV, gas fireplace and kitchen. It is a wonderful suite for a very private romantic weekend or for joyful entertaining. The bedroom is quiet and private with windows on the woods and a King bed (can be twins). Wes's shares the extra twin bedded guest room with the Carl Ruggles room and both can be combined to make one "super" suite, great for extended families. A private entrance and a dedicated parking space make this a private home away from home. (Extra adults add $35, children 2yo-12yo add $17)

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

R10 - Rockwell Kent Suite

Includes Breakfast for 2. The Rockwell Kent Suite is one of the most romantic rooms in the Inn. It is the room that all of the wedding couples stay in and is perfect for kindling that "honeymoon" feeling. The large living room has a wood burning fireplace and plenty of chairs and a couch to stretch ot in. The bedroom has an enormous King sized canopy bed under the wood-paneled cathedral ceiling. There is even a little twin-sized loft great for kids! Two-person walk-in shower, but no tub. (Extra adults $35, children 2yo - 12yo $17).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Vermont Route 7A to center of Arlington. Vermont Route 313 West for 1/2 mile. Left onto River Road. Driveway on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00pm-8:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children 2yo-12yo are charged an extra $17 per night.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitting services upon prior request.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum over Saturday night.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: One-nights deposit is required within 14 days of making reservation. Cancellations or reservation changes must be made 14 days in advance of reservations for refund of deposit. $20 administrative fee is charged for all returned deposits.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carlson Family

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Llamas

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian