Panoramic views of the Lake Champlain valley, at Mt. Philo State Park. A "Fodors Choice" hotel.
The privacy, tranquility and spaciousness of a home in the country with the amenities of a boutique hotel.
1600 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a complete kitchen on one level. Outstanding westerly views from 3 rooms.
Large kitchen with Vermont marble counter and inventive aluminum art. Built in 1896, decorative hardware & molding, hardwood floors, original tin soaking tub and marble sink.
This unique inn features four spacious suites. The Left Wing is of three spacious 3 bedroom suites located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a complete kitchen, 2 bathrooms and private entrance way. The décor is a mix of old and new: farmhouse tables, modern office equipment, velvet reading chairs, and local artwork. Kitchens are fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Bedrooms are outfitted with luxurious Anichini sheets.
Situated at the base of Mt. Philo State Park in Vermont with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests privacy, space and tranquility.
The century-old inn is in the heart of the Champlain Valley surrounded by fields and mountains, but conveniently located near the restaurants, cafes, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.
A recent three-year restoration has transformed the property into a unique lodging that is conducive to educational retreats, family reunions or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn most recently functioned as long-term apartment rentals but is now available to travelers looking to stay two nights or longer.
Innkeepers David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe.
Exceptionally clean, smoke-free and dog friendly. For more information visit our (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Each suite has a private entrance. Keys are provided, though we have been crime free for 25 years. Off road parking on gravel parking lots is maintained throughout the winter, and Mt. Philo Rd. is nearly always open in even the biggest storms
As owners for over 25 years we are experienced in providing everything you need for your stay so you don't have to interact with staff. We do have 24 hr. onsite assistance, whether you need concierge service or a new light bulb (entropy). Everything you need is in place when you arrive, including free wi-fi and large screen TV. Breakfast baskets of local produced foods are included for you to cook in your private kitchens, when you want.
We are a "Fodors Choice" hotel, one of 5 in northern Vermont. The Mt. Philo Inn offers guests a wide range of amenities, including panoramic views of agricultural Charlotte, Lake Champlain & the Adirondack Mountains. We are at Mt. Philo State Park which is accessed via a private Carriage Road.
Only 12 miles to Burlington, 18 to Middlebury
Complete modern kitchens with Vermont stone counters
Outstanding TripAdvisor reviews
Spacious (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) sq. ft. 3 bedroom suites
Two stylized, modern bathrooms in each suite
Private porches and office spaces
Original woodwork and ornate antique hardware
Free High-speed internet, wired and wireless
Robust wi-fi, modern televisions with cable, quality sound systems
24 hr. on-site assistance
Cleaning service available (1 week notice)
Laundry facilities in each suite
Landscaped terraces with extensive flower gardens and fountain
Refrigerators stocked with Vermont breakfast products
Local and organic soap and bath amenities
Quiet road in agricultural community with free off-street parking
Convenient to Burlington/Middlebury
2 miles to Lake Champlain
Check in 3:00 P.M. Check out 11:00 AM.
Quiet outside after 10:30 PM
We like dogs, and Mt. Philo is a great place for them to run.
Jane and Dave Garbose have owned and operated the Mt. Philo Inn since 1990. The Inn has a unique lodging design, due to our spacious 3 bedroom suites with 2 bathrooms and a full kitchen, available by the night. Other amenities set us apart, including our tastefully renovated historic building from 1896, fantastic views Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, and our location in Charlotte, the Champlain Valley's most desirable town, and adjacent to Mt. Philo State Park
"David Garbose never dreamed of being an innkeeper. The Charlotte man had a career as a speech therapist and ran a business promoting speech recognition software but when he and his then-fiancée Jane were looking for a place to get married they checked out the Mt. Philo Inn and fell in love with it. “When it came up for sale soon after the wedding,” said Garbose, “we jumped at the chance to buy it. We weren’t in the market for an inn but this was a place where we wanted to live.”
After purchasing the inn in 1990, the Garboses renovated the 1896 facility. Initially they catered to long term rentals; people who stayed for as long as six years. Garbose said many Charlotte residents have lived at the inn, eventually deciding to purchase their own homes in town. During the filming of the 2000 movie “What Lies Beneath,” there was a need for short-term rentals so the couple purchased furniture to create furnished suites. Their business now caters to those who want to stay for a few nights or a few weeks."