The Lilac inn
is a leading romantic Vermont Country Inn for a dream Vermont wedding , Vermont civil union , special celebration or romantic getaway -in any season. Featured in Yankee, Country Living and Vermont magazines, the feel throughout is that of a "small luxury hotel with personal service to match". Located on Park Street, the prettiest street in Vermont, in the unhurried, unspoiled, unforgettable village of Brandon, Vermont home to Brandon is for the Birds. Convenient to Camp Keewaydin, Warren Kimble, Killington, Middlebury College , Lake Champlain , Lake Dunmore , Moosalamoo Wilderness , Neshobe Golf Club , and the Green Mountains .
Through a careful blending of the new with the old, each room evokes the ambience of the past without foregoing the convenience of the present. The feel throughout is that of a small luxury hotel with personal service to match. Modern appointments, placed discreetly, do not intrude on the rooms period decor. Each has a unique personality, private bath, television and air conditioning, three have wood burning fireplaces. Feel free to spend an evening, relaxing by the fireplace, watching television, or taking a bath in a deep porcelain tub. Enjoy a specially cooked gourmet three course Vermont breakfast each morning.
Room 1 Grande Suite - Regular $285/night.Peak, Foliage $320/night The original master suite is one of our most popular rooms and has been highlighted in Yankee and Country inns
Magazines. Features a silver four poster queen size bed, classic black and white toile accents, whirlpool tub, fireplace, and intimate breakfast area. . Room 2 - Victorian Room Regular $180/night. Peak, Foliage $205/night A very romantic choice with its beautiful gunmetal black wrought iron queen size bed and shades of gold's and yellows. The inviting private bathroom has an original 1909 porcelain tub with hand held shower.. Room 3 -Spring Room Regular $180/night.Peak, Foliage $205/night Decorated in shades of greens and yellows with an antique finished wrought iron cupid bed, overlooking the mansions of Historic Park Street. The private bathroom includes the porcelain tub and pedestal sink from 1909. This room connects to Room Four. Room 4 - Fretzel's Room Regular $180/night. Peak, Foliage $205/night A Laura Ashley inspired room with two oak canopy single beds and private bath with claw foot tub. This room often shared by siblings and friends can be connected to Room Three for a family or friends traveling together. . Room 5 - Charleston Room Regular $215/night. Peak, Foliage $250/night White oak furniture, four poster canopy bed accented by classic red and mustard rooster toile bedding. Bombay Verde green sink, private bath with claw foot tub and real wood burning fireplace makes this a popular romantic choice. . Room 6 - Lilac Room Regular $155/night. Peak, Foliage $185/night Decorated around an oak pencil point four poster bed & oak armoire, custom designed & built for The Lilac Room. The room overlooks specimen maples and pines plus a private bathroom with an antique claw foot tub. Room 7 - Albert's Room Regular $255/night. Peak, Foliage $290/night The second master bedroom of the cottage is one of our most popular suites. With a pineapple pine four poster queen size bed, sleigh bed, fireplace with wing back chairs, pine writing desk, pine armoire, claw foot tub and pedestal sink. Room8 - Kimble's Room Regular $180/night.Peak, Foliage $205/night This patriotic room is inspired by Brandon's famous local folk artist Warren Kimble. Designed in an American Folk Theme with a red white and blue inspiration including tufted walls and tiled bath and shower combination. Room 9 - Gardener's Room Regular $180/night. Peak, Foliage $205/night This room with it's garden theme is a quiet corner retreat overlooking the birch trees and gardener's cottage. The tiled bath and shower combination, corner armoire, and entrance area makes this room a regular getaway for our returning guests.
Many of our guests ask us to help plan an itinerary of activities for them. The Inn is centrally located to a wide variety of activities and attractions and many of our guests plan to stay an extra day to enjoy the some of Vermont's many special treasures. We have special discount tickets for our guests use at many of the area's key attractions such as the Shelburne Museum and Fort Ticonderoga.-Watch for Brandon's Birdhouse Events this Summer! Brandon's layout is unique -- it has two village greens, with the Neshobe River flowing between them. During the boom years of the 1800s, many fine homes were built, and most of them are still in use today. In particular, Park Street, a broad, straight avenue with beautiful homes set back from the road, is a study in early American architecture. -On a Bike Vermont bicycle tour, you ride at your own pace from inn to inn and enjoy fine food and great lodging. You are pampered by engaging leaders and supported by a van that moves your luggage and serves as your traveling snack bar and bike repair shop. This is our 28th year of leading bicycle tours in Vermont and we take great pride in showing you the most beautiful and least traveled corners of our special world. Country Inns Along the Trail has been designing guided and self-guided hiking, biking, and skiing vacations for over twenty eight years. Spend your days on Green Mountain trails or Champlain Valley backroads, and then spend your evenings dining and relaxing in Vermont's finest inns. - The Green Mountain Club and its 7500 plus members from across the country share a love for hiking and a commitment to preserving and protecting the Long Trail System for future generations. There are many ways to help the GMC in its mission to maintain, manage, and protect the Long Trail. The most basic way to help is to become a GMC member. Another important way to help is to volunteer. We invite you to Explore Vermont while a guest of The Heart of Vermont Lodging Association in one of more than 30 Country Inns, bed & breakfasts
and Lakeside Cottages all within a 25 mile radius of Middlebury, home of Middlebury College.Keewaydin is one of the oldest and most venerable camps in the country, with roots tracing back to its founding as a canoe tripping camp in Maine. Established on beautiful Lake Dunmore in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 1910, Keewaydin has been at the forefront of American camping ever since. Campers return year after year for the magical Keewaydin experience. Indeed, it is not uncommon to find a Keewaydin camper whose grandfather was a former camper! - Natural Snow and Snowmaking All Week! A BIG return to Winter this week with great snowmaking conditions and natural snow all week. Check out evidence in our photo gallery. Or if you're looking to ski, snowboard and save on lift tickets at the best resorts in ski country, look no further than the mEticket. Save up to $20 a day, any day, all season long. Click here to purchase.You're always welcome at Kimble House, the historic brick building in downtown Brandon that features a Museum of Warren Kimble paintings, Folk Art from the private collection of Lorraine and Warren Kimble, a gallery of original Warren Kimble paintings, a gift shop and print room. Middlebury College, - Middlebury is an independent, residential, liberal arts college with 2,270 students and a distinctly international character. Students and faculty come from approximately 70 foreign countries, and a significant number of students leave campus to study abroad every year.Moosalamoo Wilderness - 0ne of Vermont's best-kept secrets for all to enjoy the out of doors. Over 20,000 acres of forest, cliffs, vistas, lakes and streams, stretching from the western ridge of the Green Mountains to Lake Dunmore, and from Middlebury Gap to Brandon Gap. Miles and miles of well-maintained trails and quiet country roads offering easy access all through the yearNeshobe Golf Club - Neshobe Golf Club is quickly becoming one of the most popular courses in Vermont. Our much heralded layout, designed by Steve Durkee, fits naturally into a landscape of woods, farmland and rolling hills. Since 12 new holes were completed in 1996, golfers have been raving about the immaculate playing conditions, the large undulating greens, elevated tee shots, and our friendly atmosphere. The beautiful Vermont views make it difficult to concentrate on your game, but you'd better, because it truly offers golfers of all skill levels an exciting challenge.
Policies & Restrictions
No smoking, please call ahead for dogs.
Rates & Availability
$135 To $330 Per Room, Double Occupancy Including a Full 3 Course Cooked breakfast
On the National Register of Historic Places, this lovingly restored 1909 mansion is a grand home in the classic Newport, Rhode Island summer cottage style. Through a careful blending of the new with the old, each room evokes the welcoming ambiance of the past, such as, ironed sheets without foregoing the conveniences of the present. The relaxed, elegant style of the Inn and its nine guest rooms
is the perfect setting for romantic memories. Unwind as you stroll through two acres of perennial gardens then enjoy Vermont Country Inn dining in our full service English theme Tavern. Weddings are special to us and we would welcome the opportunity to host your dream Vermont wedding reception , or add a romantic touch to a rehearsal dinner or any special celebration . Our spacious crystal chandelier Ballroom can seat 140 guests and we can tent our cobblestone courtyard for up to 250 guests. As one of our recent brides said:Thanks for a job outstandingly done. It was the best day of our lives! We invite you to be our guests for a romantic getaway or to host your special celebration in any season.
Directions From New York City & South:Take NY Thruway (I-87) North to Albany and follow signs for Northway (I-87) Stay on Northway (I-87) to Exit 20 (Route 149) (second exit for Rutland VT) Follow Route 149 East until joins Route 4 in Fort Anne, NY Left on to Route 4 North Continue on Route 4 East into Vermont Leave Route 4 at Exit 2 onto Route 22A North (Vergennes)Follow Route 22A until Orwell In Orwell, turn right onto Route 73 East until reach Brandon. In Brandon join Route 7 South for about 1 mile At the Monument continue on Route 73 East (Park Street) slight left turn The Lilac Inn is on Park Street and is the seventh house on the right Directions From Long Island:Take I-95 North to New Haven, CT In New Haven, stay to left and follow I-91 North until Exit 6 in Vermont Exit I-91 onto Route 103 North - left turn - towards Ludlow & Okemo Stay on Route 103 to Route 7 Turn right onto Route 7 North towards Rutland Follow Route 7 to Brandon In Brandon at the Monument make a sharp right turn on to Route 73 East (Park Street) The The Lilac Inn is on Park Street and is the seventh house on the right Directions From Boston:Take I-93 or Route 3 North to Concord, NH In Concord join I-89 North to Vermont Exit 3 Exit I-89 North towards Bethel onto Route 107 West In Bethel stay on Route 107 West - turn left under the railroad bridge Follow Route 107 to Route 100 North ? sharp right turn Follow Route 100 North to Route 73 West towards Brandon - left turn Stay on 73 West into Brandon, where it makes a right turn At this point Route 73 West becomes Park Street The The Lilac Inn is on Park Street and is the eighth house on the left
Mid week discount for all rooms - rates start at $135.