Rabbit Hill Inn

48 Lower Waterford Road , Lower Waterford, VT 05848 USA (Show map)

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A romantic,luxurious,and affordable vacation destination catering to couples getaways. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, outstanding, innovative cuisine (breakfast, afternoon sweets, & dinner), comfortable relaxing environs (including a cozy Irish-style pub), unparalleled warm hospitality, and brilliant service. Most of the 19 guest rooms have gas fireplaces & mountain views. Each has unique décor with styles from traditional and country to transitional and modern. Lavish bathroom features may include whirlpool or hydro-massage tubs for 2 and oversized lux showers. Rabbit Hill Inn sits on 15 acres of trails & lush countryside facing the White Mountains with a near-endless variety of activities year-‘round. Rated TOP in the US by Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and others. "THIS JUST MIGHT BE THE MOST ROMANTIC PLACE ON THE PLANET" - ZAGAT Guide. AAA Four Diamond dining.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Outstanding plus more

5 on March 31, 2017

I just had two blissful days at the Rabbit Hill Inn. This is one amazing inn. Five starts are not even enough to describe the experience. It's all in the details and not a single detail is missed. From the heart-shaped door signs (which are a take-home gift) to the lovely music, candles and low light when we returned to our room at night to the fabulous collection of very cool puzzles, it's all here. But probably the biggest stand out is the hospitality. And while Leslie and Brian, the owners/innkeepers lead that team, they have a fabulous group of people who work with them. A shout out to the chef, Andrew, Donn and Tori for their part in the magic at Rabbit Hill Inn. And to Leslie and Brian for teaching the team the art of hospitality. Wow. The food is tremendous, and the rooms are beautiful. I simply can't say enough about the experience at Rabbit Hill Inn.

Best Bed and Breakfast in U.S.

5 on February 25, 2017

For our second stay at Rabbit Hill, we decided to stay 10 nights instead of 2. We wanted to experience everything the Inn had to offer. Immediately, we felt like family returning home! The Inn is amazing. Each room or suite designed for relaxation and comfort. The commons rooms and Tavern the same. Service is always above and beyond expectations. Every single person strives to meet all your needs with a big smile. I'm not exaggerating. I made so many friends. I had 4 in-room massages in our room. I was fortunate to have Amy. She was able to accomplish in those 4 visits what 2 therapeutic massage therapists were not ever able to accomplish. The have 2 gourmet chefs for dinner, a pastry chef, and a breakfast chef. The food is out of this world!! They also serve tea and pastries every day at 2:00. It's all so amazing. There is so much more I can say...it would all be above your expectations. Not only is the Inn awesome, but the whole town of Lower Waterford is postcard perfect! For all of you who choose Rabbit Hill for your next get away, you will NOT be disappointed. I give it 10 stars out of a possibility of 5 ¿¿ We can not wait until our next visit to see Brian!and Leslie (owners) Donn and Tori (Assistants), Penny (room servicing) and Amy (massage therapist). You are all amazing! Thank you for a perfect visit ¿¿ Jim and Nancy Bloomington, IL

Back to where we spent our honeymoon

5 on February 03, 2017

We returned to Rabbit Hill Inn where we spent our honeymoon 35 years ago. The inn is even more beautiful than when we first stayed there. Leslie and Brian have made many improvements but keep the lovely charm and high quality of hospitality that we so fondly remember. We look forward to many more happy returns.


5 on January 31, 2017

We continue to return to Rabbit Hill whenever we can. The Inn is beautiful. Brian, Leslie and the wonderful staff meet your every need. The remodeled dining room is so warm and inviting and the food is delicious, creative and beautifully prepared. We just love our stays at Rabbit Hill.

Our favorite B & B!!!!

5 on January 29, 2017

Awesome to return to this beautiful part of New England. The rooms are each unique and beautiful. This last time we stayed in the Sterling room and found it spacious, with two exposures, view of the mountains and very comfortable. Will try it in warmer weather also, so we can enjoy the attached porch! The Innkeepers have thought of everything! The staff is more than helpful, friendly, professional and courteous. The Stave wood puzzles add fun and opportunity to meet and interact with other visitors.The breakfast is not only included but it is wonderfully prepared and delicious!

Always a fabulous time at The Rabbit Hill Inn

5 on January 23, 2017

This is the third time that we have stayed at The Rabbit Hill Inn and we keep coming back because of the rooms, food, and the people who work there and Leslie and Brian. We really disconnect when we go there. We are so relaxed when we leave it is not funny. The staff is always there if you need anything. My husband and I will definitely be going back for a 4th, 5th, etc stay at The Rabbit Hill Inn.

Great visit!

5 on January 17, 2017

A beautiful, romantic Inn with attentive staff. Cozy parlor for afternoon tea and pastries and an amazing dinner by the fire in the dining room. Breakfast (Eggs Benedict) was perfect. Will visit again.

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4.4 on November 26, 2016

The food is sophisticated and delicious without being precious, the staff are friendly and accommodating, and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

Superior Place to Stay

5 on November 03, 2016

My wife and I found this a lovely place to stay, comfortable, relaxing especially for a rainy weekend.


4.8 on November 01, 2016

This was our second time staying at the Rabbit Hill Inn and it was just as wonderful as our first visit two years ago. The staff at The Rabbit Hill Inn are hands down the best in their field. The historic house is warm and inviting and the food the kitchen puts out is simply delicious. My wife and I are in our early 30's and often are termed "Millennials," but one of the favorite parts of our trips to RHI is the fact that we can shut off our phones and tune out the outside world for a few days. The fact that WiFi is only available in some rooms and I do not see a TV the whole time I am there just adds to the relaxation of our trip. Already looking forward to our next visit!

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Rooms & Rates

Tavern's Secret

One of our 8 Luxury rooms, all of which are quite unique in style, Tavern's Secret is done in a bit more contemporary feel. Warm, butter tones, leather fireside seating, large luxury bath with whirlpool for two and separate huge shower, makes this hideaway a guest favorite. Be sure to check out the other 7 Luxury rooms to find your favorite.

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


One of our 7 Superior rooms, Sterling is located on the 2nd floor of the Main House. Designed with a 1920's Art Deco decor, this room features king bed, fireplaced sitting area, two leather club chairs, empire period sofa, and mountain facing porch.

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

Mary's Wish

One of our four Classic Rooms, Mary's Wish is located on the first level of the Main House. It features a king bed and comfortable sitting area. But it also includes an ante-room with daybed for a bit of extra space.

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

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Location Type

near Littleton NH, St.Johnsbury VT., Northeast Kingdom, along the ConnecticutRiver, 3 hours from Boston/Providence/Hartford, 2 hrs to Burlington VT / 2 hrs to Manchester NH, 1 hour from Stowe or Woodstock VT, 2.5 hours to Montreal, Canada, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded


Burlington, VT (BTV) 80 miles

Directions to property:

From I-91 (North or South): Exit 19 to Rte. 93 South Exit 1 onto Rte. 18 South. 7 miles to the Inn From I-93 (North): Exit 44 onto Rte. 18 North. 2 miles to Inn

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, State parks with waterfalls, hiking & biking trail, Ben & Jerrys Ice cream & Cabot Cheese factories, Country stores, covered bridges, maple farms, Artisan studios, Micro-breweries, cider mills,, Lake Willoughby, Mount Washington, Crawford Notch, Kancamangus Highway, Woodstock VT, Stowe VT,, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos , in-room massages services avail by appointmemt

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Snowmobiling,Sleigh rides,Sled dog; Glider rides, Zip-Line rides, Hot air ballooning, rock climbing, Antiquing, unique shopping, craft studios,museums,, In-room massage,breweries,wineries,cheese makers, Mt. Washington Cog Railway and Auto Road,, Wildlife guides, Raptor center, moose treks,, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 pm- 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends / 3 night holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Equivalent of first night stay or 50% for longer stays.
  • Cancellations: With 14 day notice (30 days during peak periods), deposit will be refunded less a $30 per room processing fee. With less than required notice, deposit less $30 will be refunded provided room is rebooked. Late arrivals, early departures, and no-shows are responsible for the entire stay.
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Brian & Leslie Mulcahy

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About the innkeepers

We began as guests, became Asst. Innkeepers and before long took ownership of this precious Inn to continue the dedication of Innkeeping in the traditional sense - providing unsurpassed service, exquisite dining & lodging, and truly heartfelt and personal hospitality.

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  • Time Served: 8:15-9:45 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Gluten free

Signature Dish

Always something new
In an effort to stay fresh and new, our chef team tends to shy away from signature dishes. Instead, they really enjoy utilizing the products that our area growers provide in unique ways. Dining should be more than just eating. At Rabbit Hill Inn, taste the best of what is in season!


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