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

Fantastic escape!

5 on May 03, 2018

Wonderful experience top to bottom. Inn,room,common areas, pub , meals, STAFF - 10/10. Friendly,warm, but also professional.. If you are looking to take a break from daily life this place is an oasis that should not be missed. Will be back!

Fabulous Bed & Beakfast!

5 on March 18, 2018

Probably the best B&B we have had the pleasure of staying at! A true gem! We were looking for a place to get away, relax and enjoy time with one of our best friends! The rooms were extremely well appointed and comfortable, the availability of the Stave puzzles in the main lashes and the rooms made for lots of fun and quiet enjoyment. The best offering of Rabbit Hill Inn is the restaurant! 5 Star quality breakfasts and dinner! If you enjoy B&B's then Rabbit Hill Inn must be on your list!

Always a pleasure

4.2 on March 10, 2018

We’ve stayed at the Rabbit Hill Inn many times over the last 12 years and our stay has always been a relaxing and pleasurable experience. The service is always with a smile. The owners always go above and beyond. Lesley even wrote down the brand and colors of the wall treatment we admired. Who does that? While not inexpensive, the quality of food, service and attention to detail has always left us feeling it was a better than worthwhile exchange. We encourage anyone needing to unwind and reconnect to stay at the Rabbit Hill Inn.

Wonderful Inn

4.4 on February 28, 2018

We stayed at Rabbit Hill in January 2018 for my 60th Birthday. Just love this place, The owners are accessible and super friendly. Our room was perfect for us, with a lot of attention to detail. The breakfast was superb and my Bday dinner outstanding. Love the location, near Littleton NHL , Montpelier and Stowe.

Wonderful stay!

4.8 on February 27, 2018

Service from the first step in the door to checking out after our stay was outstanding! Our room was very clean and tastefully decorated as was the remainder of the Inn. Breakfast and dinner were wonderful!! Leslie was kind enough to schedule a horse drawn sleigh ride for us, another thing I checked off of my bucket list. This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and we truly enjoyed all of it! We’ll definitely be back!

A night away

4.0 on February 24, 2018

We had a wonderful time once again. This is our 5th visit. Every room we have ever stayed in has been wonderful my favorite is the nest and the turnabout. The dinners have been wonderful also. Breakfast was very delicious and relaxing. Don and Joyce was very attentive at breakfast. Brian and Leslie were great to see again. We always look forward to relax at afternoon tea and puzzles.

Winter Get Away

5 on February 13, 2018

Pampered all the way. If you are looking for a place just to sit back and relax, read, and just get away from a busy life, Rabbit Hill Inn is the place to go. The inn keepers and staff are just great as is the food and the accommodations.

Celebrating birthdays at Rabbit Hill Inn

4.6 on February 10, 2018

Pleasant room with candlelight and soft music. Generous, healthy breakfast fare to start the day. Personable, happy, pleasant, accommodating innkeepers and staff. STAVE puzzles to challenge the mind time after time after time.

Definitely worth a stay

4.8 on February 10, 2018

We come to RHI every year to celebrate our anniversary. We live only one town away, but coming to RHI is like going home yet entering a special world that leaves you comforted and pampered. We look forward to our yearly stay and catching up with our friends (Brian & Leslie & staff) as well as the other annual visitors who have become our friends.

A bubble in time

5 on February 07, 2018

It is easy to understand why this luxurious, informal, quiet Inn received the top B&B in the United States award. Perfect in every detail of comfort, every room a gem of its own design, friendly gracious owners who make certain all is just as you wish. No TV's 'Hooray", no in-room phones, just peace and focus on one another.

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Rooms & Rates

Molly's Promise

With easy-access ground level entry in the Carriage House, this Luxury Room offers a mansion king bed, and sitting area by the fire with settee and side chair, generous bath with two-person whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage Corner

Located in the Carriage House, this Superior room offers easy-access ground level entry, leather seating by the fireplace, and a generous bath with luxury spa shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the 1st level of the Main House, this English Manor styled room offers a sleigh bed and comfortable sitting area by the fire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the 1st floor of the Main House with Euro-style decor, Reflections offers queen canopy bed, two wing-back chairs by the fireplace, and views of the White Mountains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mary's Wish

Located on the 1st level of the Main House, this Classic Room offers a king bed, sitting area of two winged-back chairs, and an ante-chamber with daybed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


A Classic Guest Room located in our 1795 House, Caroline offers a settee sitting area and a shared porch with White Mountain view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Samuel Hodby

A gracious 1795 House Luxury Room with private, direct entry, Sam Hodby Suite offers a king canopy bed, sofa'd sitting area by the fire, large bath with hydromassage tub for two and separate 5ft shower stall, and views of the village and mountains beyond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the 2nd floor of the Main House, Canopy Room offers a queen arched canopy bed and fireplaced sitting area with chaise, winged chair, and writing desk. It also offers a semi-private porch with White Mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


A spacious and bright Superior Room on the 2nd level of the Main House, Music offers Federal Period grace and style with king canopy bed, large sitting area by the fire, and seven windows with views of the mountains and gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jonathan Cummings Suite

Our grandest room located on the 3rd floor of the Main House offers a queen canopy bedroom with fireplace as well as a 2nd fireplace and 2-person whirlpool in the sitting room. Glorious, screened, private porch with White Mountain Views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Behind a secret door and stairway in the Main House sits this Luxury Room with canopy bed, large fireplaced sitting area, vaulted ceilings, and private sundeck. View the back gardens through the large palladian window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Our cozy, value room in the Carriage House with ground-level outside entry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cedar Glen

This Luxury Room, with a Vermont country cabin motif, is located on the 1st floor of the Main House. Log canopy bed, large sitting area, whirlpool for 2, and lots of space!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Country rustic in decor, Turnabout is a 1795 House Luxury Room with ground level entry from its private, covered Adirondack porch. Large tiled bath offers two-person whirlpool tub and separate oversized barrier-free shower. The room is ADA compliant.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tavern's Secret

Direct entry and private sundeck lead into this California contemporary Luxury Room in our 1795 House. Offering king bed, fireplaced sitting area, hidden large bath with double whirlpool and oversized shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Top of the Tavern

On the top floor of our 1795 House, this Superior Room offers king bed, fireplaced sitting area in the master bedroom, bath with skylights, and a French Country dressing room with daybed and vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


This 1920's Art Deco-styled Superior Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Main House and offers matching leather club chairs and semi-private porch with White Mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


A traditional Classic Room located on the 2nd floor of the Main House with with two winged-back chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


A Neo-Classical Luxury Room located on the 3rd floor of the Main House with king bed, fireplace with cozy seating, expansive bath/dressing room with double whirlpool tub, and chaise. Plus, a garden view sundeck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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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