5 on October 02, 2016
This lovely B&B was everything we wished for. The home was so comfortable, the grounds and gardens were beautiful, the rooms were so well appointed and cozy, the breakfasts were very good and the hosts, Nancy & Ralph, were so gracious and friendly. We had lovely chats with them and the other guests from all corners of the world. We will definitely be returning during the snow season for another vacation.
5 on September 28, 2016
We had such a wonderful experience with Nancy and Ralph at their beautiful home. They were so friendly and accommodating, and breakfast by Ralph was absolutely delicious. Nancy was wonderful about serving each guest and assuring we all had our needs met. The room we stayed in was cozy, but just the right amount of space for us, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The grounds are gorgeous and we enjoyed exploring some of the land. The house is beautifully maintained while preserving the historic charm. We will most certainly stay at Applewood Manor the next time we are in Vermont!!
5 on April 09, 2016
If you are looking for a nice, cozy, beautiful, quiet getaway from your normal hustle and bustle, this is the place! Beautiful bed & breakfast, beautiful, quiet location and wonderful innkeepers! The decor is spectacular and I can't remember when I had a better night sleep, due to the quiet and the comfortable bed! And the breakfast was incredible! We can't wait for our next visit! Thanks Nancy and Ralph!
5 on February 29, 2016
This was our second stay at Applewood Manor and we can´t wait to come back again. It is a fantastic house with a extraordinary atmosphere. Nancy, Ralph, Maya, Alice and Samson are the perfect hosts and the breakfast is a dream. Now we visited you during the very very hot summer and this winters coldest week. I think we will try autumn next time. Take care and see you next time. Maria, Anders och Felicia.
5 on January 17, 2016
My daughter and I stayed 6 nights at Nancy and Ralph's place and it was a wonderful stay : the bed was a dream, the breasfast was changing every day and Ralph's eggs Benedict really deserve a AA, Nancy is very friendly and their parrot Maya an amazing hostess !!! I look forward to going back there next month...
4.6 on December 30, 2015
My wife and I had a fine stay. We felt very welcome. The breakfast was great. The house was cozy and comfortable,. We loved it!
5 on November 05, 2015
I was so excited when my husband suggested we plan a road trip to Vermont for October 2015. My immediate response was to plan to stay at Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast. The location is perfect access to all the beautiful Vermont Byways, the accommodations are perfect for a good night's rest and delightfully delicious breakfasts are the best way to start the day. The morning coffee, perfectly wonderful mattresses and bed linens, library filled with a wide range of reading materials, peaceful property to stroll around. It will not take very long to settle in and feel very much like you are home. If you are planning a trip to central Vermont, Green Mountain College, Castleton University this is perfect for your overnight stay.
5 on November 04, 2015
If you are looking for a delightful B&B experience, don't miss Applewood Manor in Castleton, VT. We recently returned for another stay, traveling from the West Coast. This historic structure, dating from the late 1700's, is in immaculate condition, exquisitely furnished in the period, and super clean. There are no friendlier hosts than Nancy and Ralph and Ralph cooks a great breakfast. In short, A Real Delight!
5 on October 26, 2015
Stayed at this wonderful B & B from Sept 27-Oct 5, 2015 for a dream vacation to Vermont to see fall color. This is an old-old home; one of the reasons I chose it. My room was beautifully decorated and so comfortable and clean; the king size canopy bed was a special treat. Common areas were casually elegant and equally comfortable; the pictures only hint at how lovely the house is. All the breakfasts were delicious, filling and presented so nicely. Nancy and Ralph are delightful hosts; warm, welcoming and well informed about sights to see in the area. The village of Castleton is 3 minutes away for other meals and services. All I could have asked for in a bed and breakfast stay!
4.8 on September 26, 2015
We were welcomed like friends by Nancy and Ralph. They made us feel very comfortable with the other guests. The breakfasts were a wonderfully delicious surprise and beautifully laid out. Beautiful restful grounds and house. Can't wait to return.
5 on May 28, 2015
Nancy and Ralph treated us better than family (no arguments).The social graces of Nancy and the gourmet breakfast by Chef Ralph were outstanding! The rooms were very comfortable and provided a very restful sleep with the soft sheets and peace & quiet. The grounds were so well kept and was a great set up for family pictures. We were introduced to and welcomed by the family pets! We will be back!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at Applewood Manor B&B. Ralph and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and look forward to welcoming you again, should the opportunity arise.
5 on May 27, 2015
My daughter and I stayed for just one night and were treated like old friends. Thank you for all the service
Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review of Applewood Manor. Ralph and I appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again, should the opportunity arise. Thanks.
5 on April 18, 2015
My husband and I stayed overnight as part of my birthday celebration. Nancy and her grandson greeted us, showed us around, and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. We met Ralph a while later as we returned from a meeting. Our night was very comfortable and quiet. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to get a good rest. Breakfast of fresh fruit, baked goods, and cheese omelette accompanied by coffee or tea, juice, and water, along with pleasant conversation with other lovely guests in the dining room got our day off to a great start. All-in-all, that and meeting their dog and bird, this was an excellent birthday for me. I can't wait to tell my friends and family about this place and will highly recommend it to anyone who asks (and many who don't ask)!
What a lovely review of your stay at Applewood Manor! Ralph and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and hope to welcome you again.
5 on March 12, 2015
I have been to this lovely Inn several times and always come back! the rooms are beautifully decorated and make you feel very relaxed. Spacious rooms and bathrooms. The place is immaculate! Nancy & Ralph are great hosts and Ralph cooks a mean breakfast! Never have been disappointed staying there. Coming back in May with more family members!
5 on March 09, 2015
location of Applewood is perfect for Vermont skiing and cycling. The rates are more than reasonable and the hosts are warm and inviting. The pool is great to sit next to in the summer sun after a long bike ride and it's only a half hour to Pico in the winter.
5 on March 02, 2015
My daughter and I went to be with her Castelton student on his birthday! Nancy and Ralph were very helpful in allowing us to make hid day special! We used the living room foe presents and the dinning room for cake! We slept in very comfortable warm and clean room! Breakfast was just as pictured beautifully done and yummie!
4.6 on December 09, 2014
Nancy and Ralph were great and very accommodating for late arrivals and early departures. The house has great personality and has been greatly cared for. Would stay there again in a heartbeat
5 on November 30, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Applewood several times some years ago. Now I went back by myself and found it as wonderful as always. Nancy (the proprietor ) is the loveliest, warmest woman who does everything to make you comfortable, who is gracious and friendly and helpful in every way, and her husband Ralph makes great breakfasts too. The Inn is beautiful - all the little details of furnishings and accessories are perfect, the bed was so comfortable, and the place is great. On this trip I was visitingfanily in the area for Thanksgiving and came in by train from New York There was a terrible snow storm and the roads were impassable. My son was supposed to pick me up at the train station but could not get out on the road. Instead Nancy showed up, cheerful and smiling through the storm, took my luggage and drove me to the Inn That's just an example of the kind of nice and accommodating thing Nancy and Ralph do. I will definitely stay there as often as I can.
5 on November 19, 2014
Applewood Manor is a warm and inviting place to visit. The hosts are gracious and see to every detail in order to make your stay memorable. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing! Loved the blueberry pancakes! We will be back :-)
5 on October 26, 2014
The Applewood was a charming and historic treat on our recent trip to Vermont. The décor is gorgeous, the Innkeepers are gracious and welcoming and the breakfast was 5 star delicious and generous. Noah's bed has the softest sheets we've ever experienced. We'll be back ! Thank you Nancy & Ralph !
5 on October 06, 2014
Our weekend was made extra magical due to old classmates gathering together and the reservation that we made at Applewood Manor back in June. Nancy is a wonderful hostess and Ralph makes the most amazing breakfast. On top of these two special people, there is a house/home filled with comfort, history and beautiful grounds surrounding it. From the moment we arrived on Friday until leaving on Sunday, we felt like welcomed old friends back for a visit, what more can you ask for? By the way, isn't that what a true B&B is all about? - Hospitable, step back in time, great discussions with other guests and a hostess joining us each morning, after making sure all our needs were met, with her cup of coffee making us all feel like part of her circle of friends. Hope I have poked your curiosity and you will be making reservations soon to find this treasure in a very special Vermont village - no matter the season. Once again, thank you so very much, Nancy and Ralph, it was definitely magical. We are looking forward to this being an annual visit to your B&B and CSC, if not sooner. Cathi and Paul
Dear Cathi & Paul, Thanks for writing such a wonderful review. Ralph and I enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again. Have a lovely summer!
5 on September 21, 2014
We loved staying at Applewood. It was one of the highlights of a delightful visit to VT. The accommodations and the friendly innkeepers ensured that we felt pampered, and well, special. Really, you owe yourself a little luxury at a reasonable price. Visit Applewood Manor. You won't regret it. Our only regret was when our visit was over and we had to return home.
5 on August 17, 2014
We stayed for one night, would have loved to stay for a couple. Very relaxing, amazing grounds and flower gardens. Bring a book and just relax.
5 on July 21, 2014
I had a wonderful stay at Applewood Manor and was fortunate enough to spend three nights there. Nancy and Ralph are courteous and friendly hosts and their home is lovely, comfortable and welcoming. Should the need arise in the future, I've no doubt that I'll stay again.
4.6 on June 18, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed the stay at Applewood Inn. It was relaxing.Bboth Nancy and Ralph were very helpful. We were their to sightsee and they were helpful on how to get to the places we want to see. . They even told us about other places to see along the way. Breakfast was great.
5 on June 17, 2014
Nancy & Ralph, once again (for the third time), provided me with an outstanding experience at their inn ! The hospitality, the food, the comfortable and clean room, the relaxing outdoor areas, are all the best !
5 on June 11, 2014
Enjoyed a most pleasant over-night stay! Breakfast was sumptuous; rooms lovely; Sampson, the Golden Retriever is a sweetie! Wonderful place to really relax? On the porch with a pot of tea or wine and cheese!!
5 on March 06, 2014
We have stayed a few times with Nancy & Ralph and they are very accommodating and friendly. The Inn is beautiful and conveniently located to Castleton State College. Such comfortable beds and delicious breakfasts! We'll be back.
4.0 on March 02, 2014
Had a gr8 visit. Would stay again!
5 on November 21, 2013
Applewood Manor B & B is the most amazing peaceful getaway. There are so many wonderful things to say. If you want a peaceful, clean, relaxing place to stay where the innkeepers aim to please this is the place for you. Fabulous breakfast and lovely grounds.
5 on November 07, 2013
“A lovely graduation trip!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2013 Nancy and her husband (the chef) made our family stay for our daughter's college graduation such a pleasure. We even entertained my daughter's boyfriend's family on the lovely back porch with lilacs in bloom and were sheltered from the rain that poured outside our cozy tea and cookies look out! Beds comfy and parlor and breakfasts yummy. Go visit and you will not be disappointed! Best, Paula Room Tip: If it had been warm we would have loved the pool and we did walk around an old cemetary trail that w... See more room tips Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
5 on November 04, 2013
Nancy and Ralph are wonderful hosts. The house is beautiful, very clean and comfortable. It feels like a second home. The beds are magnificent--soft and plush. Don't leave until you've had the incredible breakfast!! We can't wait to return. We walked up killington and investigated the beautiful fall scenery in the area. Diane&Chris
5 on October 03, 2013
My wife and I stayed at the Applewood for two days in September. The room was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. Nancy and Ralph were excellent hosts, and the breakfasts were top notch.
5 on September 24, 2013
We stayed at Applewood over Labor Day weekend 2013 at the recommendation of friends and could not have asked for a more lovely B&B. Nancy and Ralph are most gracious hosts who make you feel instantly welcome. Their attention to detail is evident while touring the house as well as walking through their vegetable garden and manicured property. The interior is filled with beautiful antiques and each room is decorated with thoughtful period pieces. "Hannah's Room" was very comfortable and made me dream of life in the 1700's. We can't wait to return this winter during maple syrup season! Thank you for a wonderful visit... Carmelo and Marilyn
5 on September 20, 2013
This is our second annual trip at Applewood Manor. Ralph and Nancy are the most wonderful folks around. Nancy is very charming during the breakfast conversations. She is very helpful in guiding you for places to visit. Ralph makes the most wonderful breakfasts around. He can cook for me any day! We felt at home and will continue to stay at Applewood Manor . Us 3 gals, Angela, Jane and Lindsay are very delighted to have met wonderful folks and stay at the most beautiful Inn in all Vermont!!!!!!!!!
5 on September 17, 2013
My daughter and I spent a night at Applewood Manor while bicycling from northern VT down into NY state. Nancy was very welcoming with lots of unanticipated hospitality including the quick offer of their garage for overnight storage of our bikes, and the washing and drying of our biking clothing, so that we started out clean and dry the next morning! We never met Ralph but were the beneficiaries of his excellent Eggs Benedict for breakfast. Perfect hosts in a warm and welcoming B&B that went above and beyond, making us feel welcomed and happy at every turn. (We did not dine here but B&B.com's reviewing site won't let me complete this review without selecting 1-to-5 stars for "dining." Annoying quirk.)
5 on September 16, 2013
Hands down, the best part of my daughter's college!! Once again, Nancy and Ralph provided a warm and comfortable place to land after the hustle and bustle of getting our daughter moved in for her third year at Castleton. The B&B is impeccably clean, the beds and bedding are so soft and comfortable, the food is amazing, and the hospitality surpasses all! We highly recommend this as our home away from home!
5 on September 02, 2013
My return visit was just as good as I remembered . This is a lovely Inn with beautiful rooms , great breakfasts and so many comfortable sitting areas in which to enjoy a glass of wine. Nancy and Ralph are delightful hosts .
5 on August 14, 2013
Applewood Manor is so wonderful! The rooms are very warm and inviting, and very,very nicely decorated! The grounds are really beautiful. Nancy and Ralph are great, and the breakfast is wonderful...my favorite is the eggs Benedict ! Anytime I go to that area, this is the only place to stay...I love it!
5 on August 08, 2013
my girlfriend and i loved our stay with nancy and ralph at applewood manor.nancy was a fountain of information about the area.it was a very relaxing 2 days,just what we were looking for,the pool was refreshing and the breakfasts were healthy and delicious.we would definetly stay again.
4.8 on August 07, 2013
Considering all aspects, just an excellent place to relax and enjoy the countryside, the beautiful home itself, and the small town of Castleton. Wonderful rooms and good food.
5 on July 25, 2013
We were so impressed with Applewood Manor B&B. Everything was just perfect, and we hope we can return for a longer stay. One night was not enough.
5 on July 21, 2013
We spent two nights at Applewood Manor during our July New England vacation and found it to be just perfect! We loved the history of the house - original fireplaces and floors from 1803! Our room (Noah's Room) was beautifully furnished with a very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with double sinks. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious (fresh blueberry pancakes and eggs benedict) and Nancy even remembered my tea preference. Ralph and Nancy were kind and gracious hosts. If we are in Vermont ever again, we would love to stay at Applewood Manor.
5 on July 19, 2013
An absolutely lovely Inn in a beautiful, quiet location. The hosts are friendly and accommodating, the food delicious, and room and bed very comfortable. A real gem at a very reasonable price.
4.6 on July 12, 2013
Nancy was the consumate host. The house is beautiful and our room was lovely. Close to Rutland, a real gem. Best B&B we stayed in accross Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
5 on June 23, 2013
Very sweet and attentive owners. Beautiful place.
5 on June 20, 2013
Applewood manor was very charming and located in a very small quiet town. This bed and breakfast served great omelets and gave guests the opportunity to socialize. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly, beautiful bed and breakfast!
5 on June 11, 2013
We took a chance, and what a great treat. The accommodations were at the worse AWESOME!!! The receptionists Sampson, Maya and Alice were wonderful. Our hosts were very gracious. Ralph is a great cook and does a great job taking care of the property and Nancy is absolutely charming and very easy to have a chat with. My wife and I are already planning a return trip and can't wait to go back. We are recommending this B&B to our friends. Thank you again Nancy, Ralph, Sampson, Maya and Alice.
5 on June 10, 2013
This was like an oasis. We were on an overly-ambitious road trip of New England. We were weary and living out of a suitcase. We show up at Applewood Manor. It's clean, cozy, and homey. We dropped our stuff off and popped out to dinner. I actually couldn't wait to get back to our room. We slept well in the comfortable, clean bed (I fell asleep thinking how glorious and lush the sheets were!). Breakfast was fresh, delicious, well-proportioned and personalized. We not only recommend Applewood and Nancy (I'm sure that Ralph is lovely, but he was away), but we would stay there again without hesitation.
5 on May 01, 2013
We enjoyed the well appointed historic house, the choice of accessories and the grounds. The use of a pantry and refrigerator were useful "homey" extras.The service was immediate, charming and helpful. Breakfast was tasty and immaginative. We felt that the value was excellent and will plan to come agein.
5 on April 12, 2013
This is my second year staying at the Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast. Nancy and Ralph do an amazing job! Very welcoming and the hospitality is nothing short of spectacular. I recommend this place to everyone who is in the area and looking for place to stay. The Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast has set the bar pretty high for expectations when staying at any other B&B. I'm really lucky that I have had the opportunity to stay here two years in a row
5 on April 09, 2013
I wish I was more eloquent with words so I could give proper credit to Nancy and Ralph and Applewood Manor B&B. It was so beautiful and comfortable I never wanted to leave. Ralph's banana bread was extraordinary. I hope to have an opportunity to visit again.
4.4 on April 06, 2013
Nancy was very helpful. Very accomodating with my husband and my food needs. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Very pleasurable experience. My 3rd time there.
5 on April 01, 2013
On Jan. 4th, 2013 I was going to the area of the Inn to work nearby. I asked my wife to come along for the long ride. I went online to see if I could book something that my wife could enjoy while I was at some meetings. Did I luck out!! The place was so nice and Ralph and Nancy are the best. Thanks Dave and Lynn
4.6 on March 21, 2013
Nice quiet place. Like staying with family. Look forward to the next visit
4.6 on March 08, 2013
Ralph and Nancy are great people. They make you feel right at home and will fulfill any reasonable request. There home is beautiful and the landscape is tranquil with the snow covering all about. Their golden retriever Samson is a wonderful dog. He is lovable and quiet too. While I enjoy the quiet and reading my wife prefers watching TV in the bedroom rather than in a central room. The temperature in our room (probably the furthest from the furnace) was rather cool during the evening hours before sleep. The bedding was outstanding, nice and comfortable and warm.
4.4 on March 07, 2013
I recently spent a night at Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast after attending a sporting event at Castleton State College. Everything about my visit (hosts, comfort, breakfast and conversation) was wonderful. I will go back and I highly recommend it to others.
5 on January 26, 2013
This is the 3rd or 4th time my family and I have stayed at Applewood Manor. Nancy and Ralph are great hosts. The breakfasts are delicious, the rooms are comfortable and homey, and we love Samson.
4.6 on October 24, 2012
Great 3 nght stay at Applewood Manor. The home was restful and lovely; their dog Samson was an added treat. The best part for me was Nancy's great recommendations for dinner and sites; and her wonderful customer service.
4.2 on October 21, 2012
This B&B is more than just a nice place to stay... It is home away from home! The warm welcome from Nancy and Ralph will make you want to return very soon.
5 on September 25, 2012
Nancy and Ralph were wonderful. They make the Inn warm and welcoming! It is clean, comfortable and has beautiful grounds. Food is very good. One of the best B&Bs I have ever stayed at. Hope to make it back.
5 on September 18, 2012
My cousin and I visited wit Nancy and Ralph two weeks ago. The welcoming atmosphere, the great conversation, the beautiful house and grounds were better than I had hoped. It was so relaxing that I was content with sitting on one of the porches reading a book, enjoying the weather and surroundings. I would highly recommend this location to anyone who wants to escape the stresses of life and sit back and relax. Next time I plan on going when the fall is underway!!
5 on September 17, 2012
Not surprised at all the good reviews. I loved this inn. It was beautiful, spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, with an absolutely delicious breakfast. I saw someone has posted that it's the best B&B they ever visited - I agree. I've stayed at a lot of B&Bs, but this was the best. I never had to look for anything I needed; everything was perfectly arranged, with plenty of comfortable and beautiful spots for relaxing. It was a treat to meet Nancy, and I am really looking forward to staying again.
5 on September 15, 2012
We stayed here for 6 nights and absolutely loved it. Ralph and Nancy are the best innkeepers. Ralph makes the best french toast and pancakes Nancy helped us with questions and even made phone calls for us. We will certainly go there again if we are in the area. J & J
5 on September 01, 2012
Cozy, Relaxing, Peaceful...That sums it up for us. Couldn't ask for more. Loved the Rodeo too!
5 on August 27, 2012
This was one of the best bed and breakfasts I've ever stayed at. Excellent lodgings, excellent food, wonderfully helpful people taking care of us. I'd love to stay here again.
5 on August 23, 2012
Applewood Manoris truly the place to be for top notch quality, great accommodations, wonderful breakfasts and pleasing conversations at the communal dining table. Nancy made our stay a warm welcome and Ralph 's culinary skills where superb. I would highly recommend Applewood Manor to all. Angela
5 on July 26, 2012
We've stayed at Applewood Manor many times and enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts, the beauty of the grounds and lively conversations with Nancy! We would definately recommend Applewood Manor to anyone visiting Vermont.
5 on July 13, 2012
excellent b and b everything was great from the room,gardens ,pool,breakfasts,inn,and most of all the innkeepers were awesome. stayed four nights and will definitely go back!
4.8 on July 10, 2012
We found Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast during a recent weekend get away to Vermont. Nancy and Ralph are lovely hosts, making us feeling welcome from the moment we walked in the door. Rooms are elegant, clean, quiet and comfortable. The atomosphere was relaxed and friendly with a beautiful pool to enjoy on hot days and quiet porch, library and common room to read a book and relax. Our breakfast was very good and the company of the other guests and our hosts was very enjoyable. I would highly recommend Applewood Manor to anyone staying in the Castleton Vt. area.
5 on July 09, 2012
Local resident mentioned this establishment to us upon our trip to the area, and we're so glad he did. Simply marvelous ! No complaints whatsoever. Beautiful all around: interior/exterior grounds. Can't wait to return. Lovely couple run the B & B.
5 on July 08, 2012
Nancy is sane, welcoming, gracious. (Didn't see Ralph much.) The inn is so charming and mindfully kept - without being at all pretentious or grandiose - it's so pleasant, clean, inviting..... the site is so beautiful, quiet, with rustling winds and birds and small but rolly hills and fields... Everything about this inn was a delight. Wish I could return multiple times.
5 on July 05, 2012
I came to Castleton for a week to write, and stayed at the Applewood Manor B&B the entire time. I was able to relax completely here and focus on my work, and produce double the amount of pages that I had set as my goal. Each morning I would get a wonderfully custom-made breakfast of blueberry pancakes, french toast, omelet or eggs Benedict, lots of deliciously strong coffee, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside like an occasional hummingbird that would drop by the feeder next to the table. Mostly during the day I would walk around Castleton, and the B&B is only about a block off the main street. It's a pity there's no sidewalks, but that's not the B&B's fault. It's also right next to the famous Castleton River, which you can walk over every time you walk into town, and they also have a little path that runs alongside it with a picnic table near the end. Bring bug spray though, the horse flies can get nasty! As someone who loves historical architecture, I was pleased to find their house was a 200 year old federal style built by one of Castleton's first sons, Noah Hoyt, and they had a lot of historical pictures and descriptions of the house and family in the main rooms. I had stayed in Noah's room, and it was very comfortable, though the floors were a bit creaky. I had stayed during a particularly bad heat wave, and because the house was built so long ago there's no proper HVAC/AC system set up for the house. However there was an AC unit in each room, so as long as I stayed in my room writing for these particularly hot days, I was able to keep cool and comfortable. They also had a swimming pool, but alas, I had forgotten my swimsuit. One evening though, I did stick my feet in the pool while reading, and it was a very nice spot to sit and relax.
5 on June 28, 2012
We are an Australian couple that spent eight weeks travelling through the North East of USA and Canada and Applewood Manor was one of the high lights of our trip. Made the mistake of only staying one night but a return trip is on our bucket list. Hopefully one day(maybe a week) and a special Thank you to Nancy and Ralph our perfect host.
5 on June 26, 2012
My family stayed at Applewood Manor over a long weekend and we had every room occupied by children and grandchildren. The innkeepers are very considerate and tried hard to meet our every need. They even accomodated our varied dietary needs (allergies, lactose intolerant, vegan) and every breakfast was delicious! We highly recommend this B&B to everyone.
5 on June 15, 2012
Beautiful - Cozy - Quaint - Relaxing - Inviting - Friendly... There are not enough words or adjectives to describe just how wonderful this B & B really is !!! We spent our 20th Wedding Anniversary at the Applewood Manor and could not have been more pleased with everything Nancy and Ralph provided for our comfort :) Breakfast and conversation was second to none. We WILL be back!
5 on June 11, 2012
and they aren't! Applewood Manor is a true gem. Nancy and Ralph are warm and engaging hosts and the property is charming and comfortable. We've visited every year for the past 3 years and each time has been a delight. There's a reason Applewood Manor consistently wins "Best of" awards....they deserve it!
5 on June 05, 2012
I had no expectations for a B&B in Castleton, VT and I was pleasantly surprised! The grounds, home, room, service and meals were outstanding. I would highly recommend Applewood!
5 on May 31, 2012
What a perfect B&B! Previous attempts to stay at the Applewood Manor on trips to Castleton to visit my son at the college were unsuccessful because it was always booked solid by the time I thought to call. But, this May, on a mid-week trip to town, I was fortunate enough to get a room. The inn was beautiful, the bed heavenly, the grounds perfectly manicured, Ralph's breakfast scrumptious and Nancy, the hostess, delightful! I will plan ahead better for my next trip so I can stay here again. Applewood Manor is well worth visiting!
4.8 on May 31, 2012
We have been fortunate to stay at Applewood Manor on 2 occasions. Our daughter is a student at nearby Castleton State College. We were thrilled when another parent recommended Applewood Manor. Nancy and Ralph are very pleasant and always welcoming when we arrive. Nancy makes a mean pot of tea and delicious baked goods. Ralph's breakfasts are scrumptious and very filling! YUM! The property is lovely and beautifully landscaped.The rooms are clean and cozy. Every room feels like your right at home. We will be back! Susan and Joe- Basking Ridge,NJ
5 on May 14, 2012
Nancy was a great hostess, and both bed and breakfast were wonderful.
5 on February 13, 2012
While on a visit to family in area, my sister set my wife and I up for a night at Applewood Manor. We have never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before, so we were very curious about our stay. One night at Applewood and we are now hooked. Everything was first class from Ralph and Nancy's hospitality to Sampson the dog. The accomidations are wonderfull and the breakfast was excellent. We will be back again and again.
4.8 on January 23, 2012
Had received wonderful reports about Applewood -- and our own experience provided confirmation of those reports! Accommodations were excellent, breakfast was outstanding, and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere was splendid!
5 on December 02, 2011
My fiancee and I were very fortunate to stay at the Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast a few weekends ago and we just loved it. Nancy and Ralph are wonderful; our "Hannah" room was gorgeous and we really loved all the special touches that Nancy had made in the room. She chatted with us when we first got there and introduced us to another couple and it felt like we were home. The breakfast and service in the morning were outstanding and so delicious. We hated to leave this beautiful "house" and we can't wait to go back again.
5 on November 21, 2011
Having seen the excellent reviews already posted, there is nothing to add except this is by far the best B&B we stayed at during our foliage trip and we will definitely return.
5 on November 19, 2011
Can't wait to go back to Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast. What a great experience. Warm and comfortable atmosphere, rooms and beds. Our host and hostess were more than accommodating. Our breakfast (we only stayed one night) was great - fresh fruit, coffee cake, homemade blueberry pancakes, orange juice and hot coffee. Can't wait to go back.
4.8 on November 18, 2011
We spent 3 pleasant days at Applewood Manor in early November. We found the beautifully restored home warm and welcoming and made daily use of the Library on the first floor. Our room was clean and cozy and offered beautiful views of the surroundings. We especially enjoyed walking the trail behind the house that winds through the expansive grounds along Otter Creek. Every morning at breakfast Nancy would join us and her other guests for coffee and conversation in the dining room. Ralph remained behind the scenes preparing breakfast. Nancy and Ralph are gracious hosts who made our stay at their home a delight. We plan to return there again in the not too distant future.
4.4 on November 14, 2011
Nancy and Ralph run an efficient operation. The inn is very much like a warm , welcoming home...quite comfortable. We slept very well (beds are high quality) and in the morning enjoyed an amazing breakfast!! Can't wait until we can visit again!
5 on November 11, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Applewood Manor B&B for a couple of nights while taking a foliage trip through Vermont. Nancy and Ralph were gracious hosts, their large home is beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent and included locally made sausages and syrup. Even though the Inn was fully booked, it still remained very quiet and private. The Inn is situated on a quiet picturesque piece of property that evokes relaxation from the time you pull in the driveway. We look forward to staying here again for another wonderful get away.
5 on November 07, 2011
I stayed at the Applewood recently for a reunion with high school friends. I had stayed there previously and have always had a great experience. Ralph and Nancy are gracious hosts and try to accomodate all requests. IOn a prior stay I asked them to do a small tea party for friends who were in town and staying else where. They did a wonderful spread for us for just a little extra cost. Another time they let us have a wine tasting there. The towels are thick and the sheets are soft - no skimping. The house is lovely as are all the rooms.
5 on October 28, 2011
We live in the UK and planned our US holiday to include Washington and New York as well as the autumn colours in Vermont. We looked for a location in Vermont which would be convenient for the train from New York and Applewood Manor looked to be an appropriate choice. We were absolutely delighted with our selection. The Amtrak journey from New York to Castleton was fine and Nancy met us at the station. Applewood Manor is a lovely historic home, beautifully and very comfortably furnished. Our room and facilities could not have been better. Nancy and Ralph are excellent hosts. They took us to Rutland to collect a hire car for our stay in Vermont and gave us lots of advice on interesting places to visit. Castleton is in an excellent location for visiting numerous attractions. Previous visitors have commented on the breakfasts and they are absolutely right. Everything was served to perfection. In summary, this is an excellent bed and breakfast and deserves 5 stars in every respect.
5 on October 05, 2011
Traveling is always a luxury and Applewood Manor is indeed luxurious! A beautifully maintained historic building, caring and helpful innkeepers, wonderfully comfortable rooms! In any season, we have found the inn provides a wonderful base for seeing Vermont.
5 on October 04, 2011
We have stayed at Applewood Manor a number of times now and always look forward to the experience. It is just wonderful in so many ways. High on the list, ambiance and hospitality; the rooms beautiful and clean. Anytime of year is a great time to visit but late September and early October are the best. We will definitely be back! The Perrys, Newton, MA
5 on October 03, 2011
This was our second trip to Castleton and the Applewood B&B. It was delightful. Beautiful accomadations, gracious innkeepers, delicious breakfast. Perfect!! Thank you, Bill and Trish Falkler
5 on October 03, 2011
What a treat. Ralph & Nancy have an amazing ability to mix warm hospitality, gracious and extremely comfortable accommodations, delicious food at a very reasonable rate. Their eye to every detail made our stay perfect - relaxing and very enjoyable ... in fact we extended our stay and would have stayed even longer if space permitted! We're looking forward to making Applewood Manor a regular stop. Thank you Nancy and Ralph ... it was a real pleasure!!
5 on September 23, 2011
We are Maryland seniors who have stayed at Applewood three times, the most recent in August, 2011. Like others we have stayed at many B&B's and find this one to be number one. We originally found Applewood through some business contacts at Castleton State College who highly recommended it. Believe me, they are all true. The grounds and house are beautiful, but more importantly, so are the people who run it. Nancy and Ralph are wonderful people with great warmth and knowledge of the area. We have stayed both in Hannah's Room and Delia's Room and love them both. They richly deserve being in the top 10 B and B's. We spent many hours with the hosts and with the other guests who always were interesting people as well. The place was spotlessly clean and the atmosphere is very restful. It reminds us of home amidst the beauty of Vermont. We enjoyed and recommend it to anyone who is interested in this kind of beautiful place. We love it and will keep coming back.
5 on September 19, 2011
Definitely a 5 star B&B! Very beautiful and well kept house and grounds. Met with friends we only get to see once a year - enjoyed the comfortable, varied and attractive areas in this historic home to visit and catch up. Nancy was super friendly, helpful, and hospitable. We highly recommend a stay at this first class B&B!
3.6 on September 14, 2011
Visited Applewood on a business trip. Was able to work on the laptop on the most beautiful porch overlooking their pool. The innkeeper was very accomodating, refrigerator available, breakfast was good - no complaints. There is not much in Castleton except for the colleges and a couple of restaurants which seem nice. I would stay there again.
5 on September 11, 2011
My youngest of 7 was beginning her freshman year at CSC and we had to stay overnight so she'd be ready and on time for orientation the following day. The Bed and Breakfast was more beautiful that pictured on the website, and Ralph and Nancy were exceptional hosts! The rooms were beautifully appointed, the beds made to perfection, and because our train arrived so late, my daughter and I had not eaten, so Nancy made certain we got to eat before we turned in by taking us to visit one of the local dining establishments on the water. It was wonderful, the food was great, the service excellent, and we could not have asked for more. It was a tough time for me as a mom seeing my youngest off to college, but Nancy made it less stressful and more enjoyable. She made a fabulous breakfast that I was able to sample before rushing off for the only train of the day back to NYC, and Nancy made certain that my daughter got to sleep in just a little while longer before she headed off to CSC for orientation. My daughter and I both slept wonderfully that night and we both wanted to go back in the spring. I highly recommend Applewood Manor to anyone who wants a quality stay in the Vermont area with the charm of home and the impeccable style, grace and service of a five star hotel. I don't easily distribute high marks to customer service unless truly earned, and Applewood's grade was truly earned. Don't take my word for it -- book it for a weekend or a week and you will want to return again and again. -- H Oakman-Brown, Business Manager, Author and Speaker, PA/NJ/NY Area
4.6 on September 10, 2011
Beautiful Bed and Breakfast! Ralph and Nancy go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. We would definitely stay there again!
4.4 on September 04, 2011
We stayed 5 nights and it felt like a home away from home -beautiful rooms, great breakfasts made by Ralph. Nancy is charming, welcoming adnwas so helpful in planning our daily road trips The gardens are gorgeous and on this, our 2nd visit, we were able to use their lovely pool. We definitely will only stay at Applewood Manor when we need a respite or are traveling to Vermont. The extra touches were a delight - chocolates in our bedroom, lemonade or ice tea in the afternoon. When traveling we like to stay at bed and breakfasts and Applewood Manor is above the rest.
5 on August 23, 2011
My husband and I traveled for ten days from PA into Canada and back home stopping at a different place every day. We stayed at all B & B's, that's our favorite way to travel. This was our last stop before heading back home and it was the icing on the cake!! I love older homes and this was such a beautiful place with all the up to date ammenities. Our room was Hannah's room and it was huge! The king size bed and pillows were so comfortable, I wanted to stay!! Nancy and Ralph were so friendly and personable, they are truly gracious hosts. Ralph's breakfast was terrific and the day we got there Nancy was sweet to let us use the mini frig for our local beers we picked up and sat out on their beautiful patio to relax after a long day of motorcycle riding (especially being we won't drink and ride). Their back patio and pool are absolutely beautiful, you can see the keep there place well maintained. For anyone traveling by motorcycle, Vermont is a great place to ride and route 100 from north to Applewood B & B was very nice. Definetly a place I'd like to go back to, fall would be great. Thanks again Nancy and Ralph, you made our last night of our vacation so enjoyable!!
5 on August 23, 2011
This is our second visit to Applewood Manor. Each of our visits were in August when the weather is just perfect. The lovely pool is perfect for a delightful swim. Our breakfasts were just superb!!! Our first morning's breakfast included eggs benedict with asparagus. The next morning we enjoyed fresh fruit plus fabulous French Toast with fresh strawberries. After working so hard at preparing a perfect breakfast, Ralph and Nancy still made time to sit with us and make us feel like we were the only people staying at Applewood and that they had all the time in the world to entertain us. Suggestions for Lake George and the Morgan Horse Farm made our days filled with great destinations that we enjoyed greatly. For everything included at Applewood Manor, the price is very low making this a fabulous mid summer or mid winter getaway. I recommend Applewood Manor to anyone who enjoys getting away from the hectic life that somehow we all fill up with activities. Nancy and Ralph are the perfect hosts to provide a totally relaxing getaway!!
5 on August 22, 2011
We had an opportunity to stay in Applewood Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights while visiting relatives and what a lovely place. The accomodations were excellent and the service was absoutely perfect Best of all is the price . Centrally located in Castleton which makes for a easy day's drive to the numerous tourist spots in Vermont at a price that is very easy to deal with Given the service and accomodations I would strongly consider Applewood for any Vermont visit You will never find better accomodations
5 on August 21, 2011
Sherry and I came in with a storm but power was restored shortly thereafter. Lovely accomodations, location and price. Nice grounds, good dog, nice house history and fine breakfast. Nancy's stories and her educational background added to our stay. What is a revolution? Ask her. Recommend highly.
5 on August 15, 2011
This bed & breakfast makes me want to go back to VT just to stay there even if I didn't like VT, which of course I do. Nancy & Ralph are excellent hosts & their B&B was so so comfortable & beautiful with lots of history. Their breakfast was delicious also!
4.0 on August 07, 2011
Applewood Manor is the place to come when you want to relax, be restored and rejuvenated. I am so happy my daughter found you on-line. Vermont is a beautiful place for a city girl. (smile) My bed was comfortable. The breakfast Ralph made was delicious. Thanks again for the blessing & may God continue to bless you as the people come.
5 on July 28, 2011
Beautifully done, gently rendered service, enough personal space and privacy. I recommend to any and all
5 on July 11, 2011
You can see the work Nancy and Ralph put into Applewood to make it a comfortable, pleasing place for their guests. They make you feel welcomed at their historical home.
4.8 on July 03, 2011
We were very pleased with our room, the breakfasts and overall ambiance of Applewood Manor. It was very reasonably priced and our hosts were terrific. We would highly recomend this inn to our friends and would certainly return in the future. Linda & Stan
5 on June 23, 2011
My siblings and I, spouses, cousin and Mom traveled to Vermont for Mom's 90th birthday to research family history and visit some beautiful surrounding sites. We stayed 2 nights with Nancy and Ralph and Sampson at the Applewood Manor. I wish we could have stayed longer - it was the perfect spot for our get-together. We reserved all 5 rooms, and had a wonderful private mini-vacation. Ralph's breakfasts were superb, and we shared many laughs with Nancy. The house and grounds are beautiful, with the swimming pool an added plus. This would be a wonderful spot for a family reunion with kids. There's lots to do in the area. We will definitely return.
5 on June 21, 2011
Did I not understand the fee? But no; it was as low as I'd thought. I was constantly amazed at what I'd been given, staying three nights at Applewood alone for some canoeing, quiet reading, and writing. It was by far my best B&B experience ever. Everything, and more, where and when you hoped for it; interesting, intelligent hosts; a gentle dog to greet you; terrific breakfasts; a beautiful house perfectly kept; pastoral views out the back. Castleton is wonderful little village - historic and friendly. My five dots on each of the review categories were easily assigned.
5 on June 20, 2011
Ralph and Nancy have a lovely B&B and are so gracious. Nancy is very personable. She shared with us how she and Ralph came to open Applewood Manor, her Scottish roots, and provided us great travel info about local dining and sites. The breakfast Ralph prepared was wonderful. Homemade blueberry pancakes and syrup from their trees--what a treat. Rooms were beautiful and the grounds were amazing. We hope to return again.
4.4 on June 12, 2011
It was our second trip to Vermont and we decided to stay in Castleton. Our hosts Nancy and Ralph were so wonderful. When I asked Nancy where we could get some really good local maple syrup, she told us that she had some that they sold that came from the trees on their property. I was so excited to hear that and was glad that I asked. The blueberry pancake breakfast was wonderful. When I asked Nancy if there was any place close by that we should see she recommended the Marble Museum. We had not been there before and she didn't steer us wrong. It was great to see all the different types of marble and the different displays especially the hall of presidents. We also bought a few items to take home with us. Would definitely recommend that if you are visiting that area of Vermont, do stop by and stay at the Applewood Manor. You will be glad that you did.
5 on June 09, 2011
My boyfriend and I originally stayed at Applewood Manor for a winter break in 2010. We loved the inn so much we decided to return for another visit in May 2011. As we arrived for our May respite, the stress from our Washington DC environs disappeared. We were greeted by the clean, well-appointed front room (complete with hundreds of novels, comfy couches, and beautiful views of the landscaped yard). Better than the front-room accommodations was the warm greeting from the inn-keeper Nancy. Nancy is perhaps the most personable inn keeper i have met. She is always willing to engage in conversation and has an impeccable ability to read her guests' needs (tea, a cold drink, dinner recommendations). She eagerly welcomed us and showed us to our room. The room (I believe Hannah's Room) is lovely. There is a king size canopy bed, plenty of storage, and an attached bathroom. We woke the next morning (and every morning thereafter) to a delicious breakfast made by Ralph. For example, we devoured farm-fresh eggs (Ralph-I dream of these eggs) one morning and blueberry pancakes with the inn's own maple syrup the next. One of my favorite parts of the inn is the welcoming atmosphere Nancy helps provide. The guests often find themselves eating Ralph's breakfast together and conversations flow as naturally as the maple syrup. I truly cannot give this inn a higher vote of confidence. Thank you, Ralph and Nancy, for providing us such a relaxing visit. If you enjoy being spoiled on a reasonable budget, consider a stay at the Applewood Manor.
5 on June 08, 2011
My wife and I flew into Albany from Colorado, rented a car and drove to Castleton, where the Applewood Manor was our base of operations while we researched my wife's ancestry, a great, great, great, great grandfather who settled there in pre-revolutionary times. Not only were the facilities outstanding in every respect, and Ralph's cooking superb, but Nancy helped us line up meetings with historians and town clerks in the area, which resulted in our learning a great deal about the forefather. Our next trip to Vermont will most certainly include another stay at Applewood Manor.
5 on June 01, 2011
My husband and I stopped here for one night and it was so very hard to check out the next day. Nancy, Ralph and Sampson are amazing. They are masters of hospitality. Nancy shared the history of the home and how she arrived from Scotland to Vermont. We felt so very welcomed and Castleton is a cute and charming community with lots to do surrounding it. Breakfast at Applewood consisted of fresh blueberry pancakes with syrup made from the trees in their yard. Sampson, the golden retriever, is my new best friend. We wished we had more time to spend at this place. Definitely worth all the accolades that they have won. They're hardworkers and it definitely shows!!
5 on May 19, 2011
Imagine a country road in Castleton, Vermont leading to a freshly painted old farm house with surrounding gardens. A portico leads you to the old wooden door where you enter a sitting room of antiques, cozy sofas, and arm chairs just down the hall from a formal parlor where you'll be served afternoon tea with homemade cookies to welcome you. This is the Applewood Manor B & B. The upstairs bed rooms vary in size according to the requirements of the guests. Ours held a four poster bed complete with a large private bath. Interesting books and articles about the surrounding area dotted the bedside tables of our home away from home. These comforts plus the helpful and friendly in keepers serving us a delicious hot breakfast the following morning completed a satisfying overnight stay in this little Vermont village.
5 on May 16, 2011
Our daughter graduated from Castleton State College this past weekend and our three night stay at Applewood Manor was perfect in every way. We tried to reserve a room at Applewood Manor last fall for the much anticipated graduation, but were very disappointed that no rooms were available. We went to the wait list. :-( Imagine our delight when Nancy called last week with the opportunity to book a room due to a cancellation. We snapped it up. :-) Applewood Manor is a lovely property that is meticulously decorated and maintained - yet still cozy and comfortable. Nancy and Ralph are wonderful hosts - who now feel like old friends after only three nights. The breakfasts were 5-stars (cooked by Ralph) and Nancy is a master at integrating breakfast, guests, and conversation. It felt like we were staying with a group of friends. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Clay and Donna Small.
5 on May 09, 2011
I have been to Castleton, Vermont a several times, and I always look forward to staying at Applewood Manor. The rooms are beautiful, very comfortable and quiet. The location makes it very convenient to eat at near by restaurants and visit the country side. And one of the best things is the hospitality. Nancy and Ralph make you feel like you are home, but with family members you like to have great conversation with (haha). Howard / Los Angeles
5 on April 24, 2011
My wife Karen and have stayed in Bed and Breakfast facilities all over Northern New England. We usually find our destination by searching the internet.When we reviewed Applewood Manor it looked terrific. When we got there we found it was as advertised. Outstanding! The place has old history charm, decorated beautifully. The Inn keepers Ralph and Nancy were wonderful hosts and serve a great breakfast. We already have reservations for September. We can't wait to return. Mike and Karen Baillargeon Brentwood NH
5 on April 20, 2011
Spent yet another fabulous weekend at the Applewood. My husband and I have returned on numerous occasions over the past five or six years and each visit is more delightful that the last. It has become our home away from home. Nancy and Ralph are wonderful hosts. Their warmth and kindness is unsurpassed. The inn is so comfortable and immaculate. The beds are excellent and the breakfast is devine. I am usually planning my next visit before I leave. Thank you Nancy and Ralph for your continued hospitality. We look forward to many more visits.
4.0 on April 17, 2011
My daughter and I stayed at Applewood Manor while visiting Castleton State College. Not only was the B&B a hit so was the college tour. Our daughter will be attending in the fall and we immediately booked a room for freshman orientation weekend in the summer. We cant wait to sit by the pool and enjoy another delicious breakfast prepared by Applewood Manor's lovely hosts. Ps ask to meet Mia their beautiful bird. DE
5 on April 16, 2011
We were visiting Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt and decided to venture a bit away from the town. We investigated staying in Castleton, only 6+ miles from the school, and discovered Applewood Manor, Nancy and Ralph. And, we are thrilled we did. The house is situated on a quiet New England road surrounded by big trees and lovely countryside. The B & B grounds were well trimmed and coming to life after a rather long and snowy winter. The house is cozy, decorated beautifully and very comfortable. It happened that we were given a very nicely appointed room with beautiful wallpaper and comfortable furniture. It came with a clean and cozy bathroom and a fireplace which added to a feeling of warmth. The sheets were soft and the pillows plush. We liked the fact that the room did not have a television. However, directly across the hall was a cozy sitting room with yummy chocolates and a t.v. which we used after our days of exploration. The morning breakfasts were special treats. The food was delicious and plentiful. And, the conversation added to the richness of our stay. We really enjoy talking with other travelers and with our innkeepers. Nancy, our innkeeper is a very warm and interesting host. She enjoys engaging with her guests in conversation and brings to the table herself along with the delicious breakfasts created by her husband, Ralph. The food was quite plentiful and the coffee hot! The experience was just what one would want from a B & B. We felt at home and comfortable. Met interesting travelers and had stimulating conversation. Privacy when we wanted it and friends around who knew the local places of interest and who enjoyed sharing their world with us. A good time was had by all.
4.0 on April 13, 2011
A friend and I were up this past weekend, what a delight! We stayed in Noah's room, imagine what sleeping on a cloud might feel like.. what a rest. Breakfast was delicious and the tea before bed reminded me of special weekends with my grandparents. Thanks Nancy and Ralph for a wonderful experience!
5 on April 06, 2011
I recently stayed at Applewood Manor B&B on a business trip. It is the most relaxing place I have stayed while traveling and I was very sad when I had to check out! The bedrooms are extremely spacious and comfortable, specifically Hannah's Room where I spent the night. The beds are so comfortable, you'll never want to leave! Nancy was extremely friendly, making me a pot of tea while I watched TV in the living and chatting with me while I ate breakfast. Her pancakes are amazing! My experience here was fantastic and I cannot wait to return for both business and fun!
5 on April 04, 2011
What a wonderful stay I had at the Applewood Manor! In addition to wonderful hospitality, I had the most comfortable sleeping experience of my life, and was greeted by a delicious breakfast upon waking! The location was not only beautiful, but also extremely convenient to my business at Castleton State College. A wonderful value--I wish I could have stayed for a week!
4.6 on April 02, 2011
What a beautiful place inside and outside. It felt like we were staying with friends instead of a B&B. The room was so comfortable and the rest of the common areas were great. Nancy and Ralph were so hospitable and even though we had to get on the road early the next day they made sure to have coffee ready and spend a little time with us before we had to leave. Whenever we are in the area we know where we are staying from now on.
5 on March 31, 2011
Our family stayed at Applewood Manor for two nights when our grandaughter was looking at colleges. We found everything, from our arrival when we enjoyed tea and cookies in the sitting room, during our stay in the front two beautifully furnished bedooms (Noah's and Hannah's) and Ralph's delicious breakfasts by the fire, to be outstanding. We especially enjoyed our chats with Nancy regarding the local area and restaurant suggestions. We would recommend this B & B wholeheartedly to anyone traveling in the area.
5 on March 30, 2011
My husband and I stayed for an overnight last weekend to see a concert at Spartan Arena and have a brief getaway from our three little boys at home! We are so happy we stayed at Applewood Manor, Nancy was so friendly and inviting but not intrusive. we stayed in Noah's room and I have to say the sheets were the softest I ever felt, I even may purchase a pai directly from Nancy's supplier! We had tea in our room as we got ready for dinner - the Blue Cat Bistro was great too - and breakfast was amazing. I would definitely stay again, maybe next time on the beautiful back porch and/or by the pool.
5 on March 28, 2011
We booked the entire facility with a group of friends - it could not have been a nicer experience! The accommodations were superb; the food was amazing and quite frankly just a perfect overall experience. We were there in the winter and experienced a few light snow flurries, a great day out on snowmobiles and great dinners out in town a few minutes away. We already are working on another couples weekend get-a-way as well as a late season guys weekend out on the bikes touring the area, too. This is an absolutely "must-stay" bed and breakfast. Experience this one soon - Scott Fulton ( CT )
5 on March 24, 2011
The folks at Castleton State College booked me into Applewood, and my stay was such a delight. Nancy, Ralph, Samson (golden retriever) and Maya (macaw) are all as hospitable as can be, and I hung around the morning after my stay so long I almost missed my return plane flight. You will be delighted!
4.8 on March 18, 2011
This was my first stay but I would gladly return. The bed and breakfast was quaint, clean, the service and hospitality was outstanding and the breakfast was terrific. I look forward to my next stay and hope it will be longer. I would highly recommend the Applewood Manor.
5 on March 18, 2011
Recently a group of friends decided to take a weekend break from our busy day to day schedules. We researched several B&B's in the New England area and based on the reviews decided on Applewood Manor. Our Host and Hostess (Ralph and Nancy) were more than gracious and accommodating to meet the needs of the ten of us. The Inn was charming, the rooms spacious and decor incredible. Not knowing the area, they both assisted us in locating activities that were a perfect fit for our group. The food was also a treat. Ralph is a "gourmet" in his own rights.... Our breakfast both mornings outstanding. Nancy with evening coffee, tea and cookies gave us the "home away from home" feeling of comfort and putting us all at ease. A special treat at the Inn is Samson the dog and Maya the macaw. Samson in his gentle nature and Maya in her vivid appearance. Thank you both for a WONDERFUL experience !
4.0 on March 17, 2011
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast of any kind. I have to say that no others will ever compare to how nice your place is decorated and how homey it truly feels. Upon walking in we were all in awe of the beauty and warmness we felt. It was such a relaxing weekend. We felt completely at home and enjoyed every minute. My husband enjoyed collecting sap with Ralph and can't wait to come back and do it again. Thank you Ralph & Nancy you are sweet gracious hosts. Mark & Anita
5 on March 01, 2011
It was our second stay at Applewood Manor, and it was fantastic as always. Ralph and Nancy are two of the nicest people you can meet! The rooms, food, and hospitatlity are top notch! If you havent been, you should probably get there soon!!! Thanks Ralph and Nancy, see you soon:)
5 on February 27, 2011
For me was an experience. It´s more than a B&B, you feel at home in Applewood Manor. Very comfy (bed and linen are unbelievable, you don´t want to get out the bed). Ralph´s breakfast deserves michelin star!!. But over all, the warmness and kindness of Ralph and Nancy, no words. Gracias por todo!!
5 on February 11, 2011
I am so delighted with my stays at Applewood Inn. My husband and I stayed there on several Thanksgiving holidays and summer weekends when we were visiting family in the area and every time it was a wonderful experience – it just felt like home, a very elegant and also informal and comfortable home where we were warmly greeted by our hosts Nancy and Ralph. Several times we brought our adult son and his wife and two girls. Each of our rooms was lovely and we all gathered for tea in the living room area and played chess in the sitting room area and had totally delicious breakfasts in the dining room, usually cooked by Ralph. The furnishings and accessories are in perfect taste and they have all been lovingly collected by Nancy and Ralph. My husband, an artist, particularly appreciated the beautiful pieces, as did I, even if I am a scientist. On our summer stays we enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the swimming pool. Altogether, in every way, Applewood is a perfect place to stay. Sylvia Smoller Austerer
5 on February 08, 2011
We recently stayed at the Applewood Manor B&B for the second time and it was every bit as wonderful as the first time. Nancy and Ralph could not be kinder or more solicitous hosts, asking after our every need and wish. Their local knowledge pointed us to a couple of good places to eat we wouldn't have found on our own. The place is spotlessly clean, breakfast is excellent and the accomodations are sooo comfortable! It's surprisingly convenient, being little over a mile from Rte. 4, a dozen miles from Rutland, an hour from the Northway and 40 minutes from Killington (our goal). We will be back again. Jim Moragne
5 on February 07, 2011
I stayed at Applewood Manor while visiting my brother who goes to Green Mountain College. From tea and cookies when my mom and I arrived to talking to Nancy about Scotland, it was a great stay! With very comfortable beds, great breakfast and awesome hosts, our family will definitely stay at Applewood Manor whenever we are in the area.
5 on February 05, 2011
Applewood Manor is a charming, spacious, quiet excellent B&B in a very nice area of Vermont. Nancy and Ralph are gracious hosts who make you feel at home while giving you plenty of space. Breakfast was outstanding - best blueberry pancakes I've ever had. It was my first visit but I am sure it won't be the last.
5 on January 30, 2011
Applewood Manor is a wonderful place to stay. It's the true Vermont experience. We stayed for a few days in January while visiting family - the inn surrounded by snow was beautiful. The furnishings are comfortable and lovely. Our hosts provided a hot pot of tea each afternoon. We would not hesitate to recommend this place.
5 on January 28, 2011
I have stayed at Applewood Manor twice so far, during the process of getting my daughter settled into Castleton State nearby. What a treat! I live on Martha's Vineyard, where there are many lovely places to stay, but this is easily as nice as any place on the Vineyard, and a much better value. Nancy & Ralph treat you like old friends, and I look forward to many more stays over the next four years.
5 on January 25, 2011
My husband and I heartily recommend Applewood Manor. Recently, we were needing a place to spend a night of terrible weather before taking a train the next morning. With very little warning, (they were taking the same train and planned for no guests), they "took us in" after a dreadful drive from Middlebury and we were able to enjoy a wonderful rest and good conversation in a beautiful setting before coffee and the train early the next morning. Next time we'll plan to stay for breakfast, which we hear is fantastic. Nancy and Ralph are new friends. Don't miss these delightful people and their hospitality.
4.4 on January 20, 2011
Stayed for a couple of nighr last August - wished it could have been longer. The house is just beautiful and our room (Hannah's) was gorgeous - have never slept in such a big bed before! Nancy being a fellow Brit made us so welcome and looked after us beautifully as did Ralph who delighted our husbands with his range of "boys' toys" in the garage! Everything is here to ensure you have a wonderful bed and breakfast experience.
5 on January 19, 2011
The Applewood Manor effortlessly exceeded our expectations. Being a young city couple, my girlfriend and I appreciate any opportunity we have to escape the daily grind of busy city life, but rarely do we find ourselves in such a place as the Applewood Manor. It was 1) Relaxing, 2) Restorative, 3) Relishable, and 4) Really, really worth it.
4.8 on January 12, 2011
We (all 3 couples) were all pleased with your B&B! We all agreed that next time we are in your area, it will be the place for us to stay! It was a nice personal touch that you guys came to visit us while we were fishing! Everyone boosted about how great the Pancakes were too! We all wished later that would have booked an additional night. Hope to see you again soon!
5 on January 12, 2011
We were thrilled with the setting,the service & the local railroad station! Hannah's room was amazing, so comfortable & spacious. A return visit at any time of the year is on my wish list.
5 on January 07, 2011
I would just like to thank Nancy and Ralph for making our stay so memorable. This was the first bed and breakfast we have stayed in and everything about it was above and beyond. The only issue I can honestly think of is that we arrived alittle later in the evening and were on the road again soon after breakfast. There were three couples in our group and we all wished we had booked the Applewood for two nights instead of one so we could have hung out with Nancy and Ralph, enjoyed the town of Castleton, the surrounding historical sites, and the comfy beds at the manor. Love it sooo much don't hesitate to book I am sure you will enjoy every moment of your stay. Watch out future bed and breakfast at least for us you will have high standards to meet. Thanks again Nancy and Ralph
4.4 on December 23, 2010
I arrived early in the afternoon, and Nancy greeted me and offered me a cup of tea as the day was cold cold cold and rainy. She left me to hang-out and relax in the room. I used the tv room to pass the time till my husband came, it was really like my own home. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic, and Nancy was a great and pleasant conversationalist. I would certainly recommend Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast!
4.4 on December 12, 2010
We would thoroughly recommend a stay with Ralph and Nancy in their charming and stylish home. Delicious breakfasts with convivial company.
4.4 on December 09, 2010
We enjoyed our stay very much. We were greeted with a friendly tour & hot cup of tea. The service was great, the decor was beautiful, and the breakfast was delicious.
5 on December 06, 2010
My son and I stayed at Applewood while visiting Castleton State College, and I honestly wished I could have stayed longer just as a vacation. This charming B & B will exceed your expectations. Staying at Applewood makes you feel like royalty. It is perfectly maintained and exquisitely designed. I am hoping that my son is accepted to the college and chooses to go there so that I'll have lots of excuses to go back again and again and again... Loved it! Mary Barlow, Whitinsville, MA
5 on December 03, 2010
We had an absolutely lovely room with the most comfortable beds. Nancy was an excellent hostess and welcomed us warmly even though we were a bit late. She also helped us decide on a touring route which was so valuable as we had little time. I highly recommend the Applewood Manor.
5 on December 03, 2010
My stay was lovely, and comfortable! Nice and quiet, clean, and the breakfast was wonderful. Like staying with good friends!
5 on December 02, 2010
This was our second stay at Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast. As with our first visit, we loved it. The hospitality, rooms, and food were all exceptional. We look forward to going back again soon.
5 on October 25, 2010
My husband, two young children, and I recently had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast while visiting my in-laws. We loved everything about our stay: the rooms were gorgeous and scrupulously clean, our children were made to feel welcome despite their ages (4 and 2, but well behaved), Ralph and Nancy were generous, thoughtful hosts, the beds were decadent, and the breakfasts were delicious. Despite having to work for part of the weekend (in one of the beautiful public rooms, complete with wireless internet access), I felt like we were on vacation--not merely visiting relatives. After our children were asleep each night, we watched television, drank wine, and talked with the other guests. We hope to return each summer.
4.0 on October 24, 2010
Everything exceeded our expectations. Nancy is a very gracious hostess and very knowledgable about the all of the area attractions. Her husband does all the cooking and it was wonderful. We stayed in the Hannah room and it was fabulous - the bathroom is almost as big as the bedroom and the bed and bedding is so comfortable we didn't want to get out of bed, but the coffee and food smelled too good to resist. If we ever get back to this part of the country we will make sure we stay at Applewood.
4.2 on October 23, 2010
This is a really warm and welcoming B and B in a lovely location. Nancy welcomes us as UK visitors with a cup of tea in fine china! She is full of local information on where to go and the best local places to eat. Ralph cooks great breakfasts. We were only there two nights but had time and good weather to relax on the comfortable, peaceful veranda. We would rccomend it to friends and hope to return in the future. VP October 2010.
5 on October 20, 2010
This is my second stay at Applewood. I travel from So CAL and make sure I stay here and will continue each year I travel to Vermont. Nancy and Ralph are just wonderful as is the beauty of their home. I highly recommend!!
5 on October 13, 2010
Upon arrival we were made instantly welcome. Applewood is a beautiful home, spotlessly clean. The hosts, Nancy and Ralph are gracious hosts who made us feel at home. The accommodation was tops and the breakfast was excellent. We would strongly recommend this B&B and we would like to go back for a longer stay in the future. Pat & John, Ontario
5 on October 01, 2010
My sister and I absolutely LOVED Applewood. It was such a joy just to sit and drink in the beauty of the grounds. We were meeting family members, who were coming up from out of State and we needed to find somewhere near to where they would all be staying. We couldn't have found a more delightful place. On our first full day there, I said to my sister: "What do you want to do, today?" and she said: "Nothing! I just want to sit and enjoy being here!!" So that's exactly what we did. We swam in the pool and Nancy brought us out refreshments and it was the most relaxing time either of us have had in ages. I can't wait to go back. The rooms were lovely and I can't thing of one thing that would have improved our stay. When Ralph came out to introduce himself, I told him that this little gem was "the find of the century" and he chuckled. My only regret is that we weren't able to stay even longer.
5 on September 27, 2010
I spent a wonderful weekend enjoying the empathetic,charming hospitality of Nancy and Ralph.I needed a break from needy demands of family and pets.I was also getting aquainted with a new friend in the area.She was included at breakfast without more than a blink.I will treasure the memories of the beautiful Hannah"s Room.
4.0 on September 27, 2010
My mom and I stayed at Applewood right before the peak leaf foliage changes occurred. The hospitality and friendliness of the innkeepers was wonderful. The quaint community of Castleton has quite a hidden treasure - enjoyed the stay and would return!!
4.8 on September 24, 2010
I stayed for 6 nights; Nancy & Ralph were the best! Very down to earth, warm and friendly! I went as a guest of a B & B and I left feeling as if I were part of the family! Truely a home sweet home - away from home!
5 on September 21, 2010
After covering the Saratoga Races for the Lowell Sun, Joanne and I wanted to take a few days to unwind in beautiful Vermont. We lucked into the Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast in Castleton. Nancy and Ralph could not have been more gracious hosts and Ralph's breakfast was to die for. The grounds and rooms were impeccably kept, including the common rooms, the porches, grounds, and pool area. We also found the nearby Fair Haven Inn restaurant as good as any five-star establishment in Boston. We are going back again next year, extending our stay this time to scout out the Woodstock and Middlebury areas. But, there is only one place to stay - The Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast. Can't wait to see you again, Nancy and Ralph. Fondly, Paul and Joanne Daley
5 on September 09, 2010
My husband and I only had one night to spend for a mini-vacation in the midst of an insanely hectic August. Applewood Manor provided a lovely oasis from the stress! The inn is beautiful and sparkling clean. It's filled with interesting, distinctive furninshings and decorative touches. Breakfast was delicious, ample, and delightfully presented. I don't know how Ralph and Nancy find the time to be so unhurried and nice while providing such good service and food, but they achieved the perfect combination of being welcoming but not intrusive. We highly recommend Applewood Manor, and hope to stay there longer next time!
5 on September 07, 2010
My son has chosen to get his education and play hockey at Castleton State College in Castleton Vermont. I am so excited that he has settled in to this quaint town of Castleton. I am also very excited that I have found my own "home away from home" at the Applewood Manor B&B in Castleton. My sister and I came from West Virginia to help my son get settled in the dorms and we stayed at Applewood. I felt like I was at our Nan's home in Nova Scotia while staying there with Nancy and Ralph. We came down to a lovely breakfast and conversation with the other guests. A young couple came down to breakfast with their two young sons dressed in their pj's and at this point my eyes overflowed with tears at the thought that it was only yesterday that my two sons were this young and now I was leaving my oldest here at college. Every mother at the table begin to fill up with tears as well . I feel that Applewood is a special place and that is why I have booked every room for my entire family to stay when my son plays in his first CSC home opener hockey game in November. I can not wait for the rest of my family to experience Applewood as their first ever B&B visit and see my new "home away from home".
5 on September 01, 2010
Our son and his new wife gave us a weekend stay at the Applewood for the help we gave them during their wedding preparation. What a wonderful gift is was. Our room was spacious, comfortable and cozy. It and every other room in the inn was spotless. The food and conversation at breakfast was outstanding. Ralph certainly is a fine chef, and Nancy has the knack of making everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. We enjoyed the serenity and peace of the views from thr porch. We look forward to returning soon. LeRoy and Barbara Col
4.0 on August 17, 2010
My husband and I spent a great weekend at Applewood Manor in August 2010 while in Vermont for a High School Reunion. We were delighted with the very comfortable four-poster king bed and cozy recliner chairs in pretty Hanna's room. We appreciated the spaciousness of the bedroom and bath. We also spent much time relaxing on the wonderful porch where we enjoyed lemonade and met other guests. Our breakfasts were delicious including fresh fruit, blueberry pancakes, and eggs Benedict. Best of all was the welcome and care we received from innkeepers Nancy and Ralph. They made us feel right at home and treated us like old friends. We look forward to another stay at Applewood.
5 on August 16, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Applewood Manor in late July of this year and where astonished at the good taste that prevailed through the home and the grounds. Nancy and Ralph undoubtedly put ther heart and soul into every aspect of this beautiful Bed and Breakfast. We had read the glowing reviews before our stay and wondered what we could say that so many guests before us had already expressed. It was the best Bed and Breakfast we have ever experienced. Our stay was a pleasurable one indeed and the breakfast was wonderful. Thank you Nancy and Ralph. Ann Marie and Doug Perry
5 on August 06, 2010
My wife and I stayed at Applewood Manor for only one night, but we wish it had been for much longer. The room was terrific and the grounds and pool were a great place to relax after a lot of traveling. Nancy was a wonderful host, and Ralph's breakfast was great. We will definitely be returning for a MUCH longer stay!!
5 on August 06, 2010
Best B&B we have stayed at. We stayed in Hannah's room. Nancy's hospitality is unsurpased, and Ralph's breakfasts are delicious. Nancy and Ralph graciously accomodated a request we had to eat breakfast early on our day of departure so we could pick up our son at Boy Scout camp.
5 on July 30, 2010
The Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast in idyllic and bucolic Castleton, Vermont is, in one word, gorgeous. Staying there provides the guest (s) with truly a wondrous way to take in all that the Green Mountain State has to offer. Each of the rooms, with a feminine name, is individually and tastefully decorated with its own theme.(And the beds and pillows are so comfortable!) Finally, guests are pampered with a gourmet breakfast, prepared and served by Nancy and Ralph, two absolutely lovely, charming hosts and owners of this top-notch B &B. My wife and I have stayed in many B & Bs over the years, and would rate this one A plus.
5 on July 21, 2010
My wife, father and I stayed at Applewood Manor for 3 nights in June. It was an absolutely fabulous stay in every respect. The property is beautifully, maintained perfectly and decorated magnificently. We stayed in Hannah's room, which was very comfortable with a large bathroom, and the most comfortable bed I ever slept in. The breakfast prepared by Ralph every day was delicious and always different. Best of all was Nancy's warmth and hospitality. It really felt like home. Better than home, because of the lovely surroundings and great service. This place is a gem!
4.6 on July 20, 2010
We weren't careful in selecting the Applewood for its amenities - it came up on a website and we wanted the location - but we were rewarded on a ninety degree day with a beautifully clean and cool in ground pool and the perfect porch to sit on in the shade after a dip. The history of the house is all around you in the details and worth appreciating the meticulous care, upkeep and renovations done by Nancy and Ralph. The grounds are beautifully maintained and Castelton is central to a few small gems of excursions though we were perfectly content to take in the B&B for its' own pleasures.
5 on July 17, 2010
You can be a trained world traveller or not, used to be far from your place or not,once You are at Nancy and Ralph's wonderfull manor you'll know You made it HOME. They will do everything to make You feel like You always belonged to this place. Whenever You travel to Vermont don't miss it,this is the place You'll love and leave saying "I'll come back". Patricia & Pierre (Switzerland)
5 on July 16, 2010
This was our first visit to the Applewood and it won’t be our last. We just wish we knew about it sooner as we were there for the weekend of our daughter’s graduation from Castleton and we lost out the previous 3 years by always staying in Rutland. Nancy & Ralph make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. We stayed in Noah’s Room which was very spacious with a large bath and a very comfortable bed. The wonderful breakfast made by Ralph is just what you need to start the day. If you are planning on visiting the Rutland/Castleton area, we HIGHLY recommend staying at the Applewood.
5 on July 13, 2010
We are two Florida seniors that have stayed at many B&B's throughout the US and Canada. We chose Applewood for a 3 night stay in early July based on the reviews. Believe me, they are all true. The property is beautiful both inside and out. I spent many quiet moments reading on the porch as well as the inside common rooms. Pride of ownership is evident from the minute you pull into the driveway. We chose the Hannah Room and the bed is ever so comfortable and the bathroom is huge. We were staying here on really hot days and the room air conditioner and fan kept us comfortable. The bed linens are beautiful and the room is charming. Nancy is an absolute delight - making us feel very welcome. I enjoyed chatting with her throughout our stay and enjoyed talking with Ralph over coffee on two mornings before he got busy preparing wonderful breakfasts. Our breakfasts were tasty and we enjoyed the company of other guests staying at the B&B. Nancy pulled up a chair to the breakfast table and added to our lively conversations. Even Sampson, the golden retriever, was a delight and certainly well behaved. I hated to leave Applewood. I know that in the future, I will be holding up Applewood as a comparison and probably will have to go a long way before I find a B&B as perfect. Given the quality of the accomodation, I think the rates are very reasonable and would not hesitate to recommend Applewood to any friends passing through Vermont. Thanks Ralph and Nancy for caring enough to make your B&B a true delight.
4.4 on July 11, 2010
We loved staying at this B&B - Nancy was really welcoming and friendly and really fun to talk to. The breakfasts were really great and the other guests were fun. Nicely located close to the lakes and other activities, with a gorgeous lawn, fantastic outdoor lounge areas, and a very inviting pool. Comfortable bed and a very relaxing stay!
4.8 on July 10, 2010
We could not haven chosen a better home away from home to spend our honeymoon! We were well cared for in a friendly and warm mannor. We sure didn't lose any weight with Nancy's fablous breakfasts! They were so delicious we saved some money on lunch:) Larry encouraged us to visit Mt.Mitchell and it was paradise in June with a temp of 65! Thanks so much Larry and Nancy
4.8 on June 27, 2010
We stayed there last week while touring Vermont. Nancy was wonderful, charming and Ralph cooked great blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Had great conversations with the other couple staying. The porch was terrific for a late afternoon drink and a read. My husband went for an early morning run and met horses in the mist - loved it. It's close to Shelburne Museum - a must - and Lake Champlaine. But most of all - great hosts!
5 on June 16, 2010
This was our first stay at Applewood Manor and we will definitely be back. Nancy and Ralph were wonderful hosts - ensuring that our dietary needs were met (Gluten intoleranance) and that every detail of our stay was top notch including reastaurant recommendations. The room and bathroom were very clean,well appointed and comfortable including wireless internet. The food, service and conversation at breakfast made the stay memorable. We definitely recommend this B&B to others. Cindy Chapman and Tom Tulledge
5 on June 16, 2010
This Inn has to be THE BEST is all of New England. From the lovely decor and the luxurious and comfortable accommodations, to the delicious breakfasts and the warmth and friendliness of the host and hostess, this home is 5 stars all the way!!! We've stayed here a few times and look forward to our next visit. After recommending it to a few people, they've fallen in love with it too! If you're traveling anywhere around the Rutland area, be sure to make this one of your stops -- you'll be happy you did!
5 on June 16, 2010
My wife & I stayed a total of three nights in Sarah's room early June of 2010. The home & grounds are impeccably maintained & Nancy & Ralph are wonderful hosts; not to mention companionship from Samson & Sophie. The setting in the quiet town of Castleton is great as a get away; however, very accessible to Rutland & shopping as well as easy access to all major highways through Central Vermont. Nancy is a wonderful caring host & makes everyone feel "at home" Ralph cooks great breakfasts; our favorite eggs benedict. The grounds are relaxing & inviting & all accomodations are great! This was our first trip to the beautiful state of Vermont & surely added to our fond memories. We enjoyed the great outdoors & beautiful scenery in this area of the state & especially the nearby Lake Bomoseen & many smaller lakes. We don't think anyone could find a better B&B or top Ralph & Nancy as hosts; we're already discussing returning again before too long! Cannot say too much about the great total experience! Sincerely, Bill & Cindy
5 on June 16, 2010
Pat and Don enjoyed our 4 night stay in this beautiful home. The B&B had all the colonial charm that any history buff would seek and certainly enjoy. The owners, Nancy and Ralph were most cordial and accommodating. The breakfast cuisine was excellent and served infront of the dining room's hearth. Breakfast conversations with the other guests along with Nancy made the dining experience most pleasant. The room in which we stayed was beautiful and very comfortable. We also had a very nice bathroom adjoining the bedroom. It was a most pleasant experience for the two of us and we would most certainly return for future visits.
5 on June 08, 2010
Staying at Applewood Manor was my best B&B experience to date (and I have never had a bad experience.) Ralph and Nancy are superb hosts who went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The bed was plush and comfortable. Breakfast was delightfully served by Nancy, who stayed for some lively conversation when I was alone in the dining room (I am an early riser and so I was first to the table every morning.) Ralph is a marvelous chef. He prepared a wonderful poached eggs and greens dish when I told him of my dietary restrictions. I did not rent a car for this trip. For a fee, Nancy was able to accomodate my infrequent need for transportation. This was not your garden-variety cab or shuttle ride, however. It was like getting a ride from a friend who knows her way around the area. She pointed out places of interest as we passed them and we enjoyed great conversation. As one who enjoys reading and relaxing, I found my favorite area to be the porch in the side yard whch overlooks the pool. With its comfortable furniture and cool shade, it is the perfect place to enjoy a great novel or two. All-in all, the Applewood Manor B&B offers a peaceful, comfortable stay with a delightfully personal touch. The rooms are very clean and comfortable while our hosts are amicable and accomodating. Staying at Applewood Manor is like staying with family. Highly recomended!
4.0 on June 06, 2010
Could only stay one night but it was terrific; Clean, quiet and a sweet golden retriever as co-host as well. Immaculate building, and grounds with amazing flowers. Great breakfast by Ralph. Loved the history of the place too. Highly recommended.
5 on June 06, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Inn with another couple who had been to the Inn several times prior. We were most impressed by the comfort of the Inn (especially the pillows), the cozy atmosphere and great breakfast's. This is a top notch Inn and Nancy and Ralph are quite the perfectionists when it comes to making their guests feel welcome and comfortable. We have already recommended the Inn to several other friends.
5 on May 13, 2010
This is an excellent Bed & Breakfast. The rooms were very neat, clean and comfortable. Nancy is a great hostess, and Ralph make an awsome breakfast. I'd highly recommend Applewood Manor for anyone looking to enjoy some quality time in Vermont.
5 on May 10, 2010
I recently had the pleasure of staying at Applewood and had a marvelous experience. Everything was outstanding, especially the service. Nancy is a pleasure to deal with, she really makes you feel at home.
5 on April 26, 2010
What a great Inn. I recommend it highly. Nancy and Ralph are the best. I just booked another night in May. Chris Piper
5 on April 19, 2010
Applewood is a delightful home from home where I had four lovely nights last week. Its beautifully done, lots of antique furniture and ye olde worlde charm, my bedroom was wonderfully appointed with a four poster bed and a huge spacious bathroom. Ralph and Nancy, the proprietors, are great company and wonderful hosts. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Vermont. Applewood Rocks!
5 on April 18, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for the first time while our son had a visit at Green Mountain College. What a lovely B & B! We will definitely be visiting there again in the fall.
5 on April 10, 2010
Being so close to Green Mountain College was the main criteria for originally selecting Applewood Manor B&B so that we could visit our son. Nancy and Ralph were extremely accomodating, caring, and willing to go the extra mile to make our stay pleasant, fun & relaxing. I can't wait to go back.
5 on April 09, 2010
had a wonderful stay--loved the house, food and company. very easy drive to green mountain college from the b&b
5 on March 22, 2010
Both Nancy and Ralph could not have been more hospitable to me. They made me feel extremely comfortable and were very accommodating. When i arrived they even upgraded me for free, simply because that room was empty! Very generous. The breakfasts were delish and they made me tea for my room every evening. I can't wait for my next trip to Vermont and to be able to stay here again.
5 on February 25, 2010
We have been guests on a number of occasions and are always amazed by Nancy and Ralph's hospitality. This beautiful and immaculate inn is the perfect setting for a comfy and cozy restful getaway.
5 on February 23, 2010
A uniquely wonderful place. The rooms are cozy, comfortably decorated, impeccably clean and very well appointed with high quality bed linens and towels. You feel as comfortable as you are in your own home. Ralph's breakfasts are delicious, the table pleasantly set and Nancy's service and conversation very special. The common areas are equally impressive and the property is very nice. Filled with wonderful details like chocolates in your bedroom and a cup of coffee or tea when you arrive. We will definitely be staying here during our return visits to the area. This is one of the top couple of inns we have ever visited anywhere.
5 on February 12, 2010
I felt so nurtured at Applewood Manor. Proprietors Nancy and Ralph have created an incredibly cozy haven within an environment of elegance. I loved the candle lamps in all the windows, glowing their cheery winter evening greetings. Breakfasts were delicious and were yummily adjusted for my special diet needs. Transportation was generously available, with great conversation along the way. Pots of tea were in abundance. I went for a quiet retreat time and found that plus so much more.
5 on February 11, 2010
We stay at a lot of Bed and Breakfasts and this was one of the best ever. Nancy and Ralph made us feel so at home. The room and house were immaculate and welcoming. We were served tea in the parlor and a delicious breakfast. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful. I cannot think of anything that could have made our stay better and we will absolutely be returning. Thanks Nancy and Ralph, you guys really made our weekend great!
5 on February 06, 2010
Everything about Applewood Manor is appealing. The New England setting, the interior decor, and the warmth of the proprietors (Nancy and Ralph). Breakfasts are wonderful, both the food and the dining room atmosphere. We feel very much at home here and highly recommend it.
5 on February 03, 2010
Our stay at Applewood Manor was just magical. The house is so cosy, breakfasts "ala Ralph" absolutely delicious, a fantastic way to start the day and the property a winter wonderland. Nancy and Ralph were amazing! They were by far the best hosts we have ever experienced and made our stay unforgettable. We arrived as strangers and left as friends. Thank you so much for such a wonderful time. Extending our stay by one day was not nearly enough to satisfy us, we cannot wait to return to this little piece of heaven!!! To anybody looking for a place to stay in the area, we highly HIGHLY recommend Applewood Manor
4.0 on January 25, 2010
Nancy was very patient and caring with our 2 young children. She made us feel at home, and I would highly recommend the stay.
5 on January 21, 2010
Nancy is a very sweet, caring person who took excellent care of me. The home and grounds were beautiful, I can't wait to come back.
5 on January 15, 2010
It was like walking into a Thomas Kincade picture--warm lights inviting you to come in from the snow, take your shoes off, sit by the fire with a cup of tea and chat with friends. The Christmas decorations still up, you are back in time when things were tenderly made by hand. You can just imagine how it must have been to live in those days of old. You feel like a curious child, wanting to explore each nook and cranny--to see the view from this window or the decorating in the next room. AND the hospitality was warm and friendly and the meals were scrumptous and beautifully presented. Truely an enchanted place!
5 on January 07, 2010
Here is an email I sent to Nancy and Ralph that shares just how wonderful a time we had at this exquisite home away from home! First a note: I surprised my wife with a stay at Applewood for her birthday on the 26th of Dec. We have been talking about buying a house in Vermont so I thought it would be perfect to introduce her to the winter wonderland I so enjoyed during the ski seasons of my teens. Needless to say I was nervous and wanted her to have a wonderful experience and the minute we entered the Manor her eyes danced with joy. She was so in love with the Manor that she said it was like the Vermont home of her dreams and couldn't stop going on about how wonderful Nancy and Ralph were as hosts. FYI, my wife is also deeply moved by beauty and she couldn't stop talking about how moved she was by the beauty of the house and the grounds and Sophie the cat and the Christmas treehouse in the den and every little detail that we encountered during our wonderful stay at Applewood. Thank You Nancy & Ralph!! Nancy, I can not express enough how wonderful it was to stay with you and Ralph at Applewood Manor. Corina and I were blown away with the beauty and serenity of your Bed and Breakfast, everything was just so exceptionally cozy, homey and stunningly beautiful! And even greater still, we so enjoyed the time we spent with you sharing the various roads our lives have taken and our wonderful conversations over tea. Please also thank Ralph for us for the delicious breakfast as our only regret is that we overslept the first morning and missed out. Though the diner was very good I have to admit it was no comparison to Ralph's gourmet skills. And as a footnote we are so impressed by how amazingly you keep Applewood Manor! I know you work your butt off and it really shows and pays off, though I have to admit you make it look so effortless. Love, light and miracles to you and Ralph! With Gratitude!!! Maceo & Corina
5 on January 04, 2010
We recently spent 3 nights at Applewood just before Christmas and our time there could not have been better. Our room was spacious and the Inn was laid out beautifully. Making use of the common areas was like being in an eloquent home. Breakfast was wonderful each day - Thank you Ralph! Nancy made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived throughout our entire stay! We hope to go back to enjoy more of the beautiful land Applewood is located on and spend some relaxing time at the Inn. Happy New Year Nancy and Ralph from Mike and Jim
5 on January 04, 2010
My family gathered at Applewood for an early "Thanksgiving" with my niece and nephew, having travelled from as far as Virginia and "The Block" and as close as Massachusetts. We immediately felt at home. Thank you Nancy and Ralph for your gracious hospitality and conversation, scrumptious breakfast, and incredibly beautiful accomodations.
4.8 on January 04, 2010
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stumble on Applewood Manor over the New Year's weekend. The hosts, Nancy and Ralph, are the epitome of gracious hospitality - they were warm, welcoming, and ever-accommodating. They took care to get to know their guests, made great recommendations for dining and nearby activity, and even took us on a beautiful wintery hike. Their warm hospitality created a family-like atmosphere where the guests got to know each other, which really added something special to our stay. The property is gorgeous - the inn is immaculate, with gorgeous details and decor. The inn has a great historic feeling without being too "frilly" or fussy. A truly impressive and comfortable place, with two cozy sitting rooms and a wonderful dining room warmed by the fireplace. Plus, all the modern conveniences (wireless internet) you could want. We were in a mixed group of guests, with ages ranging from late 20s through 70s+, and everyone seemed to be having a royally good time. Now we know why all these reviews are so outstanding! They are definitely to be believed :)
5 on December 30, 2009
We were greeted with smiles, tea and cookies. We chatted and toured the Inn. We had a wonderful stay and visit. Breakfast was fabulous!
5 on December 15, 2009
Being from California, my husband and I and some friends wanted to experience a white Christmas. We chose to stay at Applewood Manor because we had stayed there before and found it very charming. Nancy and Ralph make their guests feel so comfortable and are so accommodating. The rooms are very luxurious and Ralph's breakfasts are one of the best we've had. We had a wonderful stay and hated to leave. Applewood Manor is one of the best values you will find in New England. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on December 10, 2009
An experience to be remembered for all time. The tea and cookies were New England at its best. The hospitality surperb, and eggs Benedict for breakfast out of this world. We will definately recommend Applewood Manor to all our friends and plan to travel your way again.
5 on December 08, 2009
Thanks Nancy and Ralph for your outstanding hospitality, and many kindnesses shown to us during our recent stay! We were so impressed with what you have accomplished, and we look forward to returning one day soon. Thanks for looking out for us at every turn.
5 on December 03, 2009
I've stayed at many B & B's, but the Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast surpasses them all. Just a few miles from Rutland, VT, it is nestled into a peaceful hillside. All of the accommodations are beautiful, clean and charming. The extra-comfy pillows and beds will make you forget about sightseeing! Ralph's breakfasts are wonderful, and Nancy's warm welcome will make you feel at ease. I would highly recommend a stay!
4.4 on November 27, 2009
We stayed one night. Nancy recommended some restaurants; we ate at "The Blue Cat" - charming, and great food. Ralph served up a wonderful breakfast. We'd go back anytime. Frank and Fran
5 on November 23, 2009
I stayed for one night in "Sarah's Room" and found it just wonderful. Luxurious linens, super-clean bathroom, and spacious accomodation for both a little work (necessary for me!) and relaxation, delicious breakfast. Delightful hosts!
5 on November 22, 2009
Nancy and Ralph were extremely attentive, approachable and benevolent owners. My room was exceptionally quaint. I loved the atmosphere and the little details that the owners paid much attention to when decorating and accomodating for guests. Couldn't have had a better experience!
5 on November 21, 2009
My wife and I really hit a home run when we selected Vermont and the Applewood Manor for our summer vacation. We were not sure what we were getting ourselves into not having seen the Appleweood Manor before. We were pleasently surprized by the accomadations and the surrounding area. We will be back!
5 on November 20, 2009
Applewood Manor is without a doubt the nicest and most charming B & B we have ever stayed in....and we are old! Coming up on 60 years of marriage. Nancy and Ralph manage to welcome guests in a most gracious yet warm and friendly way from the moment you step in the door. The charming restoration of the lovely old farmhouse, the furnishings, the cleanliness and Ralph's wonderful breakfasts are difficult to find elsewhere. Applewood Manor even comes complete with resident Golden Retriever, Sampson and cat, Sophie. Well mannerd and not in evidence for those who do not appreciate such company or have allergies, but there for those of us who love that touch. The whole experience puts to rest the old adage "No Rest For The Weary". We rested more than well and couldn't have asked for more.
4.6 on November 20, 2009
From the decor to the host and hostess, Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast is charming. Both indoors and out, the accomodations are outstanding...(it would be a wonderful place for a wedding...) and the attention to detail, especially guest comfort, is apparent everywhere. Breakfasts are delightful, as Ralph concentrates on healthy, delicious meals and Nancy enjoys facilitating conversation in the dining room. We hope to have the opportunity to stay at the Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast many times in the future.
5 on November 10, 2009
Such elegance with a cozy touch too Breakfast treats and lush gardens to view. Savoring colonial Castleton town sights The Applewood Manor makes a perfect "good night." Thrice Returning Guests
5 on November 03, 2009
Beautifully decorated & well maintained B&B with real family atmosphere. Innkeepers very accommodating. Food delicious -- will definitely re-visit!
5 on November 02, 2009
The first week of October 2009, we spent four nights at Applewood Manor B&B. It is by far the best B&B we have ever stayed in. The location was perfect for our visit to VT to see the Fall Foliage, easily accessible to the main highway, we were able to take day trips to all parts of Vermont. The house sits on 33 acres in the quiet town of Castleton, about 15 minutes west of Rutland, the terrace and gardens are gorgeous, and all the rooms are decorated with beautiful antiques and filled with special personal touches. Our room was incredible, and the main living room where we watched TV in the evening was very cozy. The hosts Nancy and Ralph go out of their way to make you feel at home....we woke up each morning of our stay to a wonderful breakfast cooked by Ralph, and served with elegance by our hostess Nancy... we enjoyed our conversations over breakfast with Nancy and the other guests. In the evening, after a long day of touring on a rainy day, it was like coming back home...Nancy was there to greet us with a smile, and to offer us a hot cup of tea and cookies....She was always available to offer advice, answer questions or just making us feel comfortable in any way. The best part of the day was getting into bed, the best mattress, best pillows and beautiful bedding with down comforters and silk duvets....oh what luxury. Thank you Ralph and Nancy for an unforgettable B&B experience.
5 on October 29, 2009
Bed and Breakfasts are our favorite way of traveling and we found yours to be the absolute best. Not only in accommodations but in the warmth of your hospitality. Most importantly because you both took time out from your busy schedules and spent individual time with us. You can be sure you will see us visit and stay again in the near future. Bill & Mary Ann Boyce
5 on October 27, 2009
My daughters and I stayed for three nights in August during our two week tour of New England. The whole experience was a delight. Applewood Manor is beautifully and charmingly presented, both inside and out, and Nancy & Ralph are the perfect hosts.
5 on October 26, 2009
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the Applewood Manor. Nancy and Ralph were very accommodating, especially when we had to cancel our horseback riding package due to rain; We got a free upgrade to their largest room (Hannah's room). We had a great time chatting with Nancy at breakfast and really enjoyed her afternoon cookies and tea. Nancy was a wonderful guide when it came to recommending fun places to explore in the area. We are hoping to come there again in the summer time.
5 on October 25, 2009
We were visiting from the UK and stayed at Applewood Manor for 3 nights as part of a 2 week road trip of New England. Applewood Manor was by far the best place we stayed during the trip. The rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious. The house is in a beautiful, quiet spot, on a tree-lined road, and they have lovely gardens. Ralph and Nancy are very welcoming and will go the extra mile to make you comfortable. Ralph literally did go an extra few miles when he drove us to a wedding we were attending in a village 20 minutes away. Overall, Applewood Manor has a relaxing, homely atmosphere and I definitely hope to go back.
5 on October 22, 2009
You won't find a better bed and Breakfast! The setting is lovely, the house is wonderfully historic, the rooms are tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean and comfortingly warm, due to the 'green' energy wood burning furnace. the food is highest quality and very tasty. Nancy and Ralph do everything to make you feel at home (if only home were so pleasant). We hope to make yearly visits to Applewood Manor a tradition.
5 on October 22, 2009
Owners Nancy & Ralph go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Nancy will help you with evening tea and Ralph's breakfast is excellent. We enjoyed the charm and comfort of Applewood!
5 on October 19, 2009
From their warm welcome to their warm, hearty breakfasts, Nancy & Ralph's Applewood Manor B&B make you feel right at home! This was our (my Mom & sisters) second visit, which we have all agreed, will be our annual "Mom & Daughters Getaway." I title my review "Home Away from Home," because one of my sister's & I follow a Gluten Free lifestyle, & we both feel challenged when we travel. However, Nancy & Ralph were happy to accommodate us & provided an excellent breakfast for us each morning of our stay. The furnishings are beautiful, yet cozy. Nancy is wonderful at suggesting area sites & activities. The visits I have enjoyed at Applewood Manor have added such precious memories of time spent with my family.
4.8 on October 16, 2009
This was my first visit to Vermont and it was beautiful. Adding to my complete enjoyment of my visit was our stay at Applewood Manor. It was lovely, very clean, and beautifully decorated. The owners were exceptionally nice, the service great and the food beautifully presented and tasty. I would highly recommend this place and hope to go back again.
5 on October 13, 2009
My boyfriend and I reserved a room at the Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast only having seen it through photos on the website. We were completely blown away when we actually got there! Nancy, our hostess, was sweet and made us feel so welcome in her home. Every room was finely decorated and our bedroom was meticulously clean. We enjoyed our stay immensely and plan to return soon!
5 on October 06, 2009
This B&B is a hidden gem. Ralph and Nancy have restored their home with true skill and personal interest. The outdoor rooms Ralph created are as beautiful as the indoor. A more than comfortable home, with owners that make their guests feel more than welcome.
5 on October 06, 2009
From the moment we pulled into the driveway, we were impressed with the charm & quality of Applewood Manor B & B. Nancy & Ralph have taken extra care to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. The place is gordeous! Beds, in Delia's room at least, were very comfortable. Rates for this B & B were suprisingly more reasonable than many other places we inquired about during foliage season. Would recommend this B & B to anyone and will plan to stay here when we come again! Thank you, Nancy & Ralph.
5 on October 01, 2009
We love to stay at Applewood Manor! Ralph and Nancy are charming and accomodating hosts. The inn is top rate in every way. When my son was first considering Caslteton College, we stayed at Applewood. The B & B was a part of the whole first favorable impression of the college and area. We look forward to seeing out new friends, Ralph and Nancy, whenever we visit our son at school.
4.8 on October 01, 2009
We had a wonderful autumn experience at Applewood Manor. The room was cozy and comfortable, the food was outstanding X 2, and the hospitality was great accompanied with great conversation. Can't wait to visit again. Jon and Jan
5 on September 21, 2009
We have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, but we are sure glad we did!! Nancy and Ralph made our stay very relaxing and enjoyable. Sarah's room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable, not to mention the delicious breakfast each morning. We will not only recommend Applewood Manor to our friends and family, but we can't wait to come back for another visit! Thank You Ralph and Nancy, this was a ten year Anniversary we will NEVER forget!! Guy and Sherry Franklinville, NY
5 on August 27, 2009
I was enchanted by the Applewood Manor B and B from the moment I visited the website, and it lived up to my expectations in every way. Even before we arrived, Nancy and Ralph made us feel welcomed, and continued to do so through out our stay in the care they gave to every detail from Ralph's sumptuous breakfasts to Nancy's introductions to nearby places to visit.
4.0 on August 23, 2009
What a beautiful B&B - beautifully decorated, rooms were immaculate, breakfast was yummy and elegantly served, manicured grounds, and Nancy and Ralph could not have been more gracious! This has been my second visit in less than 3 months with 2 more trips planned for the fall! You all have to experience Applewood Manor!!!!!!!!!!
4.6 on August 18, 2009
My husband and I had never stayed in a B&B before. We came to Castleton for our granddaughter's 2nd birthday and I thought we were staying in Rutland. What a wonderful surprise when we drove up to Applewood Manor. We stayed in Sarah's Room - just lovely and very comfortable. The breakfasts were scrumptious, the coffee good, and Nancy a very gracious host. Our anniversary was also during our stay and Nancy was a valuable resource on dining options in the area. Thank you!
5 on August 17, 2009
Each visit has been a wonderful experience. This time, we advised family members about Applewood Manor and they, too, enjoyed the ambiance of the location and the graciousness of our hosts. Nancy and Ralph have made our stays very special. We will stay with them again when we visit the area.
5 on August 16, 2009
Applewood Manor is beautiful inside and out. I spent three nights at Applewood and it was a wonderful experience from the moment I saw it. Nancy was there to welcome me the moment I walked in the door. She gave me a tour of the beautiful house and my room. Nancy is wonderful and very helpful. Ralph is a great chef. I hope to stay there again soon. Thank you Nancy and Ralph.
5 on August 12, 2009
I was cycling through VT and called Nancy in the late afternoon to reserve a room. From that point forward, it couldn't have been a nicer experience. The room, service, food, hospitality and conversation was just what I needed after a long day on the bike. I would highly recommend Applewood Manor!
5 on August 11, 2009
We had a great time in Vermont made even better by staying in a wonderful Inn. GG/SN
4.6 on August 07, 2009
I just come back from Vermont. I spent 5 days at Applewood Manor. I recommend warmly this place: the house and garden are beautiful, Nancy is full of attention for everyone and Ralph cook wonderful breakfasts. Emmanuelle from London
4.8 on July 30, 2009
The Applewood Manor and surrounding is a beautiful place. The rooms are spacious & immaculate. Our hosts Nancy and Ralph were the most kind and attentive. And we were serve Royal, delightful breakfas.
5 on July 22, 2009
Thanks, Nancy and Ralph, for the wonderful experience. From the first night introduction to the manor and to our rooms to the last breakfast, the entire experience was amazing. My colleague, Cyndi, and I wanted to relax all day at the manor and forget the workshops we were there to conduct. Thank you for making our stay so happy, comfortable, and delicious. I will definitely stay again if I am in the area. Thank you again, Steve Dunn from Wichita.
5 on July 22, 2009
For charm (inside and out, on the porches, the patios, in the gardens); for breakfast; for delightful service; for cleanliness and details of care, here is a wonderful B & B. Just imagine everything you've dreamt of in a wonderful B & B experience, and then double it, and you may come close to the hospitality offered at Applewood Manor in Castleton, Vermont! Lynne Cresitello, guest summer '09
5 on July 11, 2009
What a beautiful B & B!!! This was our first visit to Castleton, and from the moment we pulled in to the parking space at the Applewood Manor I could tell that much care and attention had been given. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. We spent the 4th of July sipping wine with friends outside on the beautiful porch listening to fireworks in the distance. The breakfast was delicious and included fresh fruit, coffee and two kinds of tea, blueberry pancakes with strawberries, sausages and also banana bread and two types of juices. Nancy and Ralph were very friendly and have taken care of every detail, and it shows in every aspect of their B & B. We had a most enjoyable stay and we will definitely return to the Applewood Manor Bed Breakfast.
5 on July 07, 2009
We wouldn't stay anywhere else! My husband and I didn't want to leave. We couldn't have asked for better service. Imagine being chilled from the rain and walking in to a warm cup of tea served on a tray with homemade cookies. We have traveled a lot and the hospitality coming from Nancy and Ralph is a mix genuine warmth and fun.
3.8 on July 06, 2009
The rooms are outstanding, well decorated, comfy, and private. The service is above and beyond!!! The cleanliness/value met my expectations...this was my first stay at a B&B. I did not require any food service whilst there as I have particular needs (in that department) so, I am not in the position of comment. I am vegan and and allergic to mushrooms...I am not thrilled to have to arrange any menu's on travel. It would be nice if a (any) B&B, hotel, motel, etc. made the effort to sort out that 'alternative' prior to arrival. No concessions (discounts) were made towards my decline in breakfasts. A great stay nevertheless!!! I would return!!!
5 on July 01, 2009
This is an absolutely beautiful B and B. The hosts demonstrated the absolutely perfect amount of attention and assistance. We felt so well taken care of. Once you've been here, other B and B's pale in comparison.
5 on June 17, 2009
I wanted to move into the Applewood Manor B&B. Nancy and Ralph were the perfect hosts from the moment we pulled into the drive until we bid our goodbyes! The rooms were beautiful; food was excellent, grounds perfect, bed was dreamy and atmosphere just peaceful! I had no desire to leave....it was perfect!
5 on June 17, 2009
Our close friends toured B&B's last year, and told us that the Applewood Manor was by far their favorite. The four of us booked our rooms months in advance. We were overwhelmed. From the time we parked, the quiet serenity, the beautiful grounds and outside appearance said WELCOME. Inside was even more SPECTACULAR. We've stayed in outstanding B&B's in Cape May and other locales, but the Applewood Manor ranks among the very best. Breakfast, was both delightful and YUMMY. Come to the table hungry, you won't be disappointed. We're already planning next years trip, and intend to make this destination a more than once a year event. Paul & Bobbi Di Corcia
5 on June 14, 2009
This was our second visit to Applewood Manor and it was better that the first which was wonderful. Nancy and Ralph are terrific hosts. We were there for four days and each day we enjoyed breakfast more than the previous one. The afternoons spent on the porch are very relaxing. Just when you think it can't get much better here come Nancy with homemade cookies and fresh coffee. How nice is that. We stayed in Hannah's room which is beautiful and has a very large bathroom. We are really looking forward to going back. Harold and Alice Stone
4.0 on June 13, 2009
Quiet, Peaceful, Calm, Relaxing, Clean and Delicious! The property inside and out is gorgeous. Nancy, Ralph, Sophie and Samson were all so nice and helpful. If you are traveling to Vermont and visiting the Castleton area, you have found the right B&B! The house was built in the 1800's and the innkeepers have done an amazing job of maintaining the history and charm the house offers. Applewood Manor is enchanting. Thank you, we had a great time! Jessica & Chris, Longmont, CO
5 on June 04, 2009
Nancy and Ralph went above and beyond in making us feel welcome and at home. The rooms were great, the food was excellent (great French toast!), and their friendliness and helpfulness made all the difference! I would recommend Applewood without any hesitation.
5 on June 03, 2009
We love staying at Applewood Manor. It is immaculate and charming. Each room is beautifully done with great attention to detail. Nancy and Ralph are wonderful hosts and we very much look forward to our next visit with them. - Debra and Zenon
5 on May 23, 2009
This was my second stay at Applewood Manor and I can wait to go back. Nancy and Ralph are the most hospitable, attentive innkeepers. All the rooms are unique and immaculate with best beds ever for napping or sleeping in. Worth a detour or an extra day's stay for such a special place.
5 on May 14, 2009
My husband and I made our first trip to Vermont on a search for some "roots" in my family tree. Nancy arranged to have 3 local historians meet us at breakfast to tell us what they knew and help us find where my ancestors lived (or where they are resting now). The Manor was very clean and comfortable; the bathroom was larger-than-usual. Breakfast was superb. We had a great trip and if we are fortunate enough to get back to Vermont, we'll stay at Applewood for sure.
4.6 on May 07, 2009
Ralph and Nancy are friendly and accomodating hosts. Not only is the stay relaxing, but if your in the mood for lively conversation, they are happy to engage. I encourage anyone traveling through Vermont to stay at least a couple of nights and enjoy both the outdoor environment and the charming B&B. Ralph (great cook) and Nancy (very funny) will be glad to provide honest suggestions about activities in the area and the best places to visit. You will enjoy yourself so much that you will wish you could stay one more night.
5 on May 07, 2009
My daughter and I stayed at the Applewood Manor on a recent college visit. It was a pleasure to stay with Nancy and Ralph. It was the perfect place to stay with my teenager who was a little nervous about her college visit. I chose the Applewood Manor so we could get a feel for what living in Castleton would be like. We felt so at home!! I will return this time with my husband for a little "getaway". I highly recommend the Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast. I am hoping my daughter chooses Castleton College so we will have a home away from home to go to when we visit her. Sue & Angie B
5 on May 05, 2009
My son and I stayed at Applewood Manor for the first time. All the rooms were beautifully furnished. The beds were comfortable. Breakfast was really good. Nancy and Ralph are very accomodating and made our stay very pleasant. I would highly recommend staying here.
5 on April 12, 2009
From the moment I arrived until I reluctantly had to leave, staying at Applewood Manor was a delight. Nancy and Ralph are fantastic inkeepers. Nancy made everything about my stay so pleasant and Ralph's breakfasts will be remembered for a long time to come. The rooms are spacious and beautifull appointed. And the beds are the most comfortable than any I have ever had the pleasure to experience. I do hope that I will have the opportunity to stay there again.
4.8 on March 16, 2009
It was our first stay at a B+B, and we could not have been more pleased. Charming, beautiful, delicious and just an amazing place to stay. Nancy and Ralph are very friendly and warm and certainly know how to make you feel at home!!!! I highly reccomend to everyone, young or old!
5 on March 07, 2009
We recently traveled to Vermont for a wedding in Manchester, and decided to add 2 additional days on to our trip, just so we could stay at Applewood Manor in Castleton again! :) It is still, by far, THE best B & B we've ever stayed at, and we do travel often! We stayed in Hannah's Room this time, which was luxurious, with it's enormous, comfy pillow-top bed, and clean, spacious bathroom! Since we stayed for 2 nights this time, we were able to take advantage of the lovely Guest Lounge, with it's cozy couches, fireplace, and variety of DVD movies to watch on the TV. Breakfast was absolutely phenominal, VERY gourmet! You will not go hungry here! :) Having late afternoon tea and spending some time reading in the "library-like" living room area was one of my favorite parts of this trip. Nancy and Ralph are an absolute delight to be around, as is their sweet, gentle dog Samson, whom we just LOVE!! We enjoyed exploring the Castleton/Rutland area, and particularly enjoyed a nice dinner at the nearby "Trolley Stop" restaurant. We definitely plan to visit Applewood Manor again this summer- the pool looks awesome! I highly recommend this wonderfully relaxing getaway- it is EVERYTHING a Bed and Breakfast should be, and more! :)
5 on March 05, 2009
Our recent 3 day stay at the Applewood Manor b&b was wonderful. Our room was clean, well decorated and the inn itself is historic and charming. The breakfasts that were served were outstanding. Really enjoyed the stay and looking foward for a return trip in the summer.
5 on February 24, 2009
This is our second stay here. We absolutely love it and plan on coming back again. Nancy and Ralph are extremely gracious, warm and down-to-earth people who make your stay feel as if you were coming home to family. The breakfasts are delicious and very creative - we also love the lemon and banana breads served at breakfast. We have stayed in both Sarah's Room and Suzanne's Room and loved them both :) All the rooms are tastefully decorated and very soothing and pleasing to the eye. Nancy and Ralph have created an atmosphere of such comfort that we hate leaving! We have met wonderful people who have stayed there as well. We look forward to our stay when we ski at Killington or Okemo - it's always nice coming back to a warm and cozy home. I am getting ready to book again for Spring/Summer. Nella Shipley
5 on February 16, 2009
We have stayed in many B&Bs, and Applewood Manor is our all time favorite. It's beautifully done in all the rooms, and the place is spotlessly clean. Ralph and Nancy gave us excellent advice on where to dine in the area, and their breakfasts were great. Plus, they can't do enough for you, without being intrusive. Location was very good - only 15 minutes from Rutland and 35 from Killington. Great value for the price, and we look forward to returning there again.
5 on January 23, 2009
This time, we brought friends and family to enjoy this lovely B&B. Our party of 7 booked all but one room in the house and had a wonderful time. My husband and I stayed in Noah's room (my favorite) this time, but every room is special - beautifully decorated and comfortable, with features like pillowtop mattresses, sumptuous linens, and modern bath fixtures, all the while retaining the historic character of the home. It's such a great place to stay - great hosts, great food, and great location. Next time, we'll try for summer - and the pool!
5 on January 05, 2009
Our favorite place anywhere. Beautiful seting, lovely rooms, extremly comfortable beds, a fantastic breakfast served by the fire is like living a dream. Nancy and Ralph are exceptional hosts. Their hospitality is beyond compare. We keep coming back and always will.
4.4 on December 30, 2008
This was our second stay at Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast and it was as delightful as the first time. It is tastefully and beautifully decorated to the period in which the home was built; the breakfasts were delightful and healthy - the maple syrup was collected from the grounds at Applewood Manor! The accommodations were very comfortable, especially the beds with down comforters and very soft sheets. Also, the towels and bath rugs were soft and fluffy. The Inn, including our room, was sparkling clean. The Innkeepers are very cordial and made us feel at home immediately, and again on our second visit. It is without hesitation that we recommend, and have recommended, the Applewood Manor to our family and friends. Thank you. Joan and Art
4.0 on December 21, 2008
...but too short! Charming guest house ! extraordinary flavored rooms ! Friendly welcome ! Our english is unfortunately not so good to explain with the right words how nancy and ralph did all that they were able to do in order we enjoyed our stay. Oh ! I just forget to mention the marvellous breakfast cooked by Ralph! don't miss it !...
5 on December 19, 2008
Throughly enjoyed our stay and wished we had booked for longer. Nancy and Ralph are lovely hosts and very welcoming. We have stayed in many B&B in the United Kingdom but this must rate as one of the best we have ever stayed in. Very comfortable and homely. If we ever return to New England we would very much like to stay again Ian and Marion
5 on December 12, 2008
We stayed in Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast just for 1 Night, but it was wonderfull. The rooms are great and clean (in the supersize bed I was feeling like a little princess :-) ) Nancy is really great and she shows, that she likes what she is doing :-). We would like to come again - hopefully. Christina Fankhauser - Austria
5 on December 10, 2008
The Applewood Manor is spotless, warm, inviting and relaxing. If you are anywhere near the town of Castleton, Vermont, and you want a lovely stay, this is the place.
5 on December 09, 2008
We absolutely loved Applewood Manor Bed and Breakfast. The hospitality is unmatched. Nancy and Ralph are exceptional hosts. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone seeking a quiet get away in an exquisite setting. We look forward to returning next year.
5 on December 09, 2008
We enjoyed the Applewood so much. Our bed was so comfortable and everything was very clean. Waking up to the amazing breakfast (everything is homemade and delicious) each day was such a treat and we enjoyed the other guests at the inn very much. All our needs were met with great attention to detail. We loved the dog, the grounds and it was great to be able to walk a short distance to go out to dinner. I would go back to the Applewood Manor is a heartbeat. It was quite peaceful and inviting.
5 on November 28, 2008
A perfect place to stay in any season! The porch is delightful, on a warm afternoon. Always a restful night sleep and a wonderful breakfast to wake up to. Thank you Nancy and Ralph for your warm hospitality.
4.8 on November 26, 2008
If you are ever able to visit this area of Vermont you must stay here if possible. Our 4 day stay here was out of this world. Nancy and Ralph , the owners could not do enough for you, although Nancy did send us to the Bottle Museum and The Battle Museum after consulting the Internet. The bedrooms are very well presented with nice extra touches. Breakfasts were amazing and Nancy's homemade cakes are lovely. Everything about this place was too good to be true and I would reccommend it to anyone.
4.6 on November 15, 2008
What a beautiful place! We stayed in Hannah's Room and it is huge - counting the large bathroom - it is probably as big as my house. The bed is huge, too and has the softest sheets. There are two rooms for guests to use which is nice if you don't want to watch TV and someone else does. The hosts go out of their way to make you comfortable, which I really appreciated. They even researched a day trip for us and printed out a map. The best part for me was the morning coffee - it was excellent. I would go back to Applewood Manor in a heartbeat.
5 on November 15, 2008
Applewood Manor is absolutely wonderful. I travel often and can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a B&B more. Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and with a lovely relaxed atmosphere.Gracious hosts Nancy and Ralph really welcomed me and were very helpful with anything I needed. Breakfast both mornings of my stay was quite superb. I would definitely, highly recommend this wonderful place.
4.2 on November 12, 2008
A lovely B&B. Ralph and Nancy couldn't be more hospitable- it really felt like visiting a home, not just a place to stay.
4.4 on November 11, 2008
Nancy and Ralph were very accommodating to our four children, age 13 and under.
4.8 on November 10, 2008
Beautiful bed and breakfast, with lovely furnishings, high quality linens, large rooms and baths, an absolutely delicious breakfast, and warm and welcoming patrons!
5 on October 31, 2008
Perfect placement off the main road but close enough to walk into town. Very quiet and lovely. Bed was so comfortable, and breakfast was outstanding! Will go back very soon.
5 on October 28, 2008
Although we only spent one night at the Inn, it was without a doubt the accommodation highlight of a two week tour of New England in the Fall. Nancy & Ralph are to be congratulated on the quality of the Inn's furniture and decoration. It has obviously been a labour of love and the final product is a credit to them both. We stayed in Noah's Room and as someone interested in American History it was a joy to stay in such a room. Breakfast was excellent, the informal setting where guests could have a chat whilst enjoying wonderful food was a nice touch. Our only regret was that we stayed for just one night. We have no hesitation in recommending this inn to anyone looking for something a little bit special.
5 on October 23, 2008
The rooms are beautiful and the grounds are outstanding. Nancy and Ralph did a wonderful job of decorating this house. The food was excellent. I wish we could have stayed longer.
5 on September 13, 2008
We just returned from our third stay in this beautiful bed and breakfast. We travel and stay in a lot of bed and breakfasts both here and in Europe and this is one of our very favorites. It's a beautiful home in a lovely little Vermont town. Nancy and Ralph make you feel like family as soon as you get out of your car. Ralph's breakfasts are as beautiful as they are delicious. This place is worth a trip to Vermont!
5 on September 10, 2008
The house is beautiful. The beds are heavenly. The hot water is plentiful & the food is delicious. In addition, the innkeepers are gracious and professional. I visited with my husband, parents and sister and the three rooms that we had were decorated to perfection. Beautiful, but also livable. We kept going into each other's rooms to look at them since they're so lovely. The beds were the most comfortable that I've ever slept on. In the morning, we had a wonderful breakfast. There's a living room were we sat at night and there's a lovely porch to relax on in the afternoon. A simply wonderful place
5 on August 19, 2008
We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautifully renovated. Sarah's room spacious and comfortable, and decorated with high end finishings. Nancy and Ralph were the most gracious and accommodating hosts. And the breaktast was great! We will definitely return.
5 on August 09, 2008
A quaint small town; a country setting; a beautifully restored old home; great hosts and great food. It doesn't get any better than that. Ralph and Nancy provided a great escape from the everyday. We hope to return soon.
5 on August 05, 2008
Previously, when asked if I had ever stayed at a B & B I would always say, 'no, I'm not a B & B kind of 'girl'.' Well, that was before our recent 6 night stay at Applewood Manor while visiting our son and family at nearby Lake Bomoseen. If a Hollywood Agent were scouting a location for a movie set in a B & B in a small VT town, they would not go wrong choosing Applewood. It is just what one would imagine the perfect B & B to be. Idyllic setting, immaculately clean, perfectly furnished and gracious hosts. I made myself right at home and as we had Sarah's room which is on the first floor, the parlor, with TV was convenient for my 'must see TV' fix. And yes, we would definitely stay here again.
Hi Joanne, Thanks for this great review. Ralph and I appreciate your taking the time to do this and look forward to seeing you and Fred again. Hope all is well with you. Love, Nancy
5 on June 21, 2008
What more can you say but JUST THE Best Wonderful rooms,Host just the best Food wonderful.Would we come and stay again YOU BET we would. Could not find a thing to fault it was wonderful.Loved every minute. Sad to leave ,felt like best friends after THREE nights there.
4.6 on June 18, 2008
Nancy and Ralph keep the inn clean, friendly, and beautiful. The breakfast is delicious and the service was courteous, before, during, and after the stay. The grounds are well-kept. It is an excellent value.
5 on May 22, 2008
Ralph and Nancy are delightful innkeepers. They really make you feel welcome in their beautiful B&B. Their pets are special too. Each room is gorgeous, well maintained and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts are delicious. It is such a treat to stay there. We have visited this inn three times and looking forward to returning in the Fall.
5 on May 12, 2008
My wife and I arrived at the Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast in Castleton, VT late in the evening yet Nancy, the innkeeper, and her faithful golden, Sampson greeted us on the porch after our long trip. She welcomed us in and offered us local cheeses with crackers, fruit and a great local microbrew. We relaxed in the living room with Sampson at our feet. It was just like home. Huge room with very comfortable bed and a private bath. Tremendous breakfast.
5 on November 30, 2007
This charming and beautifully restored Inn is perfect. Recently, my daughter and I spent two wonderful nights at the Inn while visiting my other daughter (a student at Castleton). The rooms are immaculate, cozy and much larger than I anticipated. The breakfasts were fabulous. Nancy and Ralph are exceptional hosts who are genuinely concerned about the comfort of their guests. I can't wait until our next visit.
5 on November 05, 2007
The rooms are decorated fabulously, the bathrooms we had was larger than expected! The porch is an awesome place to relax, and the wooded property is great for short walks, and meandering into town. And Breakfast was great! Nancy and Ralph are great hosts, and made us feel very comfortable! I''ll definitely be back!
5 on October 10, 2007
My husband and I just got back from a fun road trip through New England. Vermont was our first destination, and we stayed one night at the incredible Applewood Manor- what an AMAZING place!! :) From the moment we got there, we knew we were in for a treat. We were warmly greated by ours hosts, Nancy and Ralph, who are just the sweetest people! They offered us a complimentary glass of wine and cookies while we relaxed on the lovely, spacious porch. After getting settled we had a look around the house, which is decorated beautifully. I am REALLY big on cleanliness, and this place was IMMACULATE- everything sparkled! We stayed in the smallest room, and it was SO cozy and perfect! A LOT of attention was paid to details of the room- a SUPER comfortable bed with sheets that smelled wonderful, chocolates, a binder filled with helpful info about the area, and a nice clean bathroom with amenities right down the hall. (This is the only room that didnt have the bathroom IN it, but they provide soft, comfy bathrobes for you to wear from room to room!) The rest of the house is gorgeous- there is a living room area just for guests, complete with a TV, DVD player and interesting books....A HUGE kitchen that makes for good conversation with the hosts (they even let us keep stuff in their freezer overnight!), a big, green yard with a swimming pool and great views, and best of all, a fabulous dining room where a DELICIOUS (and VERY attractive!) breakfast is served each morning! They are EXCELLENT cooks!!!! They even have a super-friendly dog that is happy to pose for pictures! :) Overall, this was, without a doubt THE nicest B & B I've ever stayed in- and I've been all over the world. The house itself is charming, but the hosts are what made this place such a delight- you really do feel like you are one of their personal guests. We will definetely find a reason to travel back to Vermont, even if it is only to relax at Applewood Manor!
5 on September 06, 2007
We spent a wonderful weekend at the Applewood Manor in July when we went to Vermont to celebrate an anniversary of relatives of ours. Our room was lovely with tasteful New Engalnd decor. In fact the whole Inn was beautifully and lovingly furnished. We had a very nice bedroom with private bath on the first floor. There is a very comfortable living room, a cozy sitting room and dining room - Each room is really pleasant to relax in and feels like home. The breakfasts were truly delicious, cooked and served by Nancy and Ralph, our hosts. It really did feel like we were welcome personal guests. They are a delightful couple. There is also a large swimming pool and we spent a good part of one afternoon enjoying some sun and swimming. The grounds are lovely as well. We hope to get back to Applewood Manor many times.
5 on August 24, 2007
Applewood Manor is everything you dreamed of at a bed and breakfast. Sink-down beds, gracious appointments, antiques, a loveable dog, delightful breakfasts and hosts that you could talk to for hours. We can't wait to go back.
5 on August 14, 2007
I'm not into bed and breakfasts so when I had to visit Castleton, Vermont, in connection with a book I've written my first choice was a dorm at the state college there. Nothing available, but the college suggested nearby Applewood Manor. I resigned myself to staying there, and it was the right decision. Ralph and Nancy were not only gracious hosts, but they went out of their way to make me feel at home. Breakfasts were unbeatable. The accommodations were beyond expectations. And to top it off history oozes from the building and the village. For an historian like me the stay couldn't have been better. And the cost was what I would have expected at a local motel. I hope another book takes me back to Castleton and to Applewood Manor.
5 on July 30, 2007
An absolutely beautiful place! The 1789 house has been updated to provide luxurious accommodations while retaining its original character. The rooms are absolutely grand, with comfortable beds and modern baths, and the breakfasts are sublime! Ralph and Nancy are the ultimate hosts. Very tranquil country location, but close to Rutland and the Okemo and Killington ski areas. We were there in early February, but are going back at the end of August to relax and enjoy the pool! The location makes a good "home base" for day trips to Lake George, Burlington etc. We look forward to our next stay!!
5 on July 27, 2007
My husband and I just returned from a month long nation-wide trip staying at many B & B's and this was one of our favorites. Nancy & Ralph's hospitality was wonderful, the accommodations were exquisite and the food was scrumptious. We wish we could have stayed longer. We have already recommended it to several of our friends heading that direction. A real gem.
5 on July 18, 2007
We too stumbled on the Applewood Manor while shopping on-line for a B&B in Vermont. From the minute Nancy met us at the door upon our arrival, we knew we had found just the right spot and I was even happier when she showed us our room which was "Noah's" room and remembered that we were in Vermont for two days. Our vacation was a mix of time spent in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont staying in B&B's along the way and I have to say that none of the others compared to our time spent in Vermont with Nancy and Ralph at the Applewood Manor. Their home is so tastefully decorated, the grounds are beautiful and the B&B experience with Nancy and Ralph is much more than most enhanced by their genuine warm and friendly personalities and eagerness to make your stay an enjoyable one. If you want to be treated like royalty then we highly recommend you visit the Applewood Manor if you are ever in Vermont. Breakfast in itself is an experience. We will definitely return.
5 on July 12, 2007
Applewood Manor Bed & Breakfast - Castleton, Vermont: "An absolutely beautiful home, a wonderful destination with super hosts!" Our accommodations at Applewood Manor were among the best I've had in my many travels. The property is a wonderfully updated home whose construction began in the late 1700s, a mix of old with modern with bathrooms that are totally 21st century. Because of back problems, I really appreciated having a bed with an excellent mattress. The hosts, Nancy and Ralph, were so very warm and accommodating to all of our needs and not pushy. Breakfasts were delicious and served in very gracious style. Applewood Manor B&B is located in the small Vermont town of Castleton which is in the western and central part of the state. One could be very happy just relaxing at the Manor and the immediate area or using this as a place from which to roam and experience all that the area/region has to offer. Activities abound year round.
5 on June 21, 2007
My husband and I needed accommodations in Castleton so we could attend my step-daughter's graduation from Castleton State College. I did some research on the Internet and finally stumbled on the Applewood Manor. I've discovered that a website communicates a great deal about a property. If it is attractively designed, then usually the b&b is also appealing. I fell for Applewood's website, the descriptions of the rooms and house making me eager to book in there. We weren't disappointed. Nancy and Ralph have transformed this residence, dating back to the 1700s (they're only the fourth owner), incorporating the original feel of the place into their renovations. I've never experienced so much attention to detail. The whole house is a treasure. Antiques fill each room, contributing to the beauty of the place. I wanted to linger and look at each piece, from the lovely guest parlor on the main floor and the dining room where breakfast is served, to the guest rooms. Each one has a distinctive color theme and charm. We chose Hannah's room because of the Kingsize bed, the most comfortable one I've ever slept in. We stayed two nights, and we've never slept so well. Not only was the room a generous size, but the bathroom was as big as most bedrooms. What an experience! I felt we should be paying more than the rate they're currently charging just for the honor of staying there. We've never been treated so graciously by hosts. It felt like we were truly guests in their house and not strangers seeking a bed for the night. Breakfasts were delicious, and Nancy and Ralph were eager to help us in any way they could. Our only regret is that we live in California, too far away to make this b&b a regular destination. But if we're ever in the area again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else, and we can highly recommend it to others. Castleton and the Applewood Manor provide a great home base for exploring all the beauty that Vermont offers.
5 on June 18, 2007
The rooms in the house are beautifully decorated. Our room & bed were cozy & comfy! The breakfasts were wonderul, and plentiful. The surroundings were wonderful especially all of the birds outside of the kitchen window. The host & hostess were sincere, friendly & down to earth. I HIGHLY recommend this B&B. You will NOT regret it. We can't wait to go back!!!!
5 on June 17, 2007
Great hospitality in a charming B&B. Everything was tasteful, pretty and relaxing. We loved it!
5 on May 20, 2007
Gracious innkeepers are just the opening page of a B&B filled with over-the-top accommodations - luxury linens, towels, colonial decor and all in top notch condiiton.