Fantastic Inn!! Very cozy!!
The Deerhill Inn is a lovely inn. The interior is extremely quaint and inviting. It has the most amazing view of Mt. Snow from the dining room. An absolutely gorgeous thing to wake up to!! The breakfasts were fantastic and the innkeepers Stan & Mike were very gracious hosts. West Dover and the surronding towns(Wilmington, Manchester, Bennington) has a ton to offer. I wish I had more than just a weekend to experience everything. I actually wouldn't of been upset if we were rained out or snowed in because I would've been able to enjoy all the amenities of the Inn like sitting by the fireplace or reading a book in one of their sitting rooms. I can't wait to return.
An extraordinary find
What an extraordinary find! We have lived and travelled in Europe staying at B&Bs the majority of the time. The Deerhill Inn, overall, is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in. I booked not knowing ANYTHING about this Inn as we unexpectedly changed our plans and location at the very last minute. Our room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated (the Azalea I believe), the breakfasts something to look forward to, and Chef Michael's excellent cooking in the evening put a perfect end to the day. Through-out our stay of 4 nights, every single day was simply 'perfect'. We could not have been better cared for or felt so cared for. We will return again and again.
Excellent location, charming inn
Driving up to Deerhill Inn my first thought was "It looks like a motel". I pictured the inn being set back from the road, rather private. Not so. However, my first impression turned out to be completely inaccurate! The owners have done a wonderful job of maximizing their location (what a view) and have paid careful attention to detail in the guest rooms as well as the common areas. We enjoyed the Azalea Room which was large with a comfortable deck. If you desire a view of the distant hills, be sure to inquire which rooms would be appropriate...Our room did not, being located on the back side of the inn (which actually was quieter). Finding complimentary hot cider, tea and fresh-baked treats available each afternoon was irresistible after a day of leaf peeping. Meals were excellent and inventive, service was friendly. Again, attention to detail and effort to create a special environment succeeded completely. Lovely inn.
Casual atmosphere, excellent restaurant
This is an inn for couples who enjoy casual comfort and excellent food. My wife and I stayed in the Garden Suite and it was perfect for our needs with a double jacuzzi, fireplace, great view, and separate from the other rooms. Breakfast was beyond our expectations. Dinner was an adventure in fine dining. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome, though this was our first visit. We met lots of regulars. We've stayed at fancier inns with antiques and formalities, but if you enjoy true country hospitality and a casual atmosphere, stay at the Deerhill.
Perfect Country Inn
What an absolutely beautiful location. The Inn sits on a hill off the main road. It's in the middle of where you want to be - close to skiing and all the outdoors activities - and yet it is private and quiet. The sweeping views of the valley and Mount Snow are exceptional. The Inn itself is cozy and very comfortable. I had an outstanding dinner prepared by Chef Michael. Stan made me feel welcome and every thoughtful detail was appreciated.
My son and I recently went skiing in Vermont and had difficulty finding an Inn that was close to the resorts AND had two beds in the room. Deerhill inn was able to accommodate us and it is across from Mt. Snow. The owners are kind and will answer any of your questions, yet they leave you alone. The inn is very clean and quiet with three separate sitting areas to relax in. The food in the attached restaurant is excellent.
I would suggest this inn to anyone looking for a quiet weekend get away. It was great for myself and my teenage son, yet would also be great for a romantic getaway.
Best Food Ever
A stay at the Deerhill Inn is a visit to food heaven. The Inn itself is a combination of old and newer architecture. Rooms are nice. Since our stay was in March, I can't comment on “the grounds" other than to say the owners were managing the snow and icy mud quite well. The public rooms of the inn have real fireplaces; most of the rooms have gas. The Inn is well situated for exploring southern Vermont.
What makes the Inn remarkable is the food and the service surrounding the food. Breakfasts are an incredible treat; there are several choices each day and each day the choices change. Everything is of the highest quality. Multiple options of homemade breads, fresh muffins (the real thing--not something that tastes vaguely of chemicals or Bisquick), high-quality eggs, truly fresh-squeezed juice . . . you get the picture. Each afternoon a tea-time snack is provided by the fire--complete with Wedgwood china, fruit, a variety of caffeine and non-caffeine drinks, and some incredible freshly baked (still warm from the oven) snack such as chewy cookies or fresh scones. And did I mention that there are water bottles, fruit, and fresh cookies in each room at check in? And dinner? Don't even think of staying at the Inn, or anywhere else in the area, without eating dinner at Deerhill. The meal we ate in front of the fire definitely goes into the "one of the best meals we have ever eaten anywhere" category—no exaggeration. Incredibly delicious fresh-baked bread, to-die-for olives, and the freshest imaginable ingredients in each and every course. Chef Michael is committed to quality and to using local food; he clearly loves to cook and he never, never cuts corners.
The owners of Deerhill Inn appear to always be on sight. They are helpful and friendly but not cloying. They provided us with excellent information about a hiking trail that was "just right" for what we wanted to do. There are so many places to go in this world that we almost never go to the same place twice. We are planning our next visit to Deerhill within a few months.
We were looking for an Inn for a quick getaway for our anniversary and to celebrate a new job. I went to the wbsite Inns of Vermont and found the Deerhill Inn. It seemed to fit our plans as far as distance and accomodations. Getting there was a pleasure as we traveled some country roads through Vermont.
The Inn was beautifully decorated and much care was taken in the atmosphere of the place. We were allowed to check in early and was pleasantly surprized at the welcoming basket filled with fruit, cookies and bottled water in our room.
The room was spotless and the decor was very tastefully done.
The terrace off our room overlooked the pool and flower gardens on the grounds of the Inn. Every window of our room gave us panaramic views of the moutains. we could not have been any happier. We felt as comfortable there as we are in our own home.
The staff and owners did everything possible to make our stay as memorable as we could ever dream of. The meals prepared in the dining room were unbelievable and words can not describe how delicious they were.
When we left, we felt as if we have met and made lifelong firends with the owners Michael and Stan and their staff. We feel as if we have found our home in Vermont and will not stay anywhere else when we go there.
Everything was perfect
We stayed here for 3 nights in late May. Turning onto Valley View Road and seeing the facility from a distance, it is not impressive. It's a typical older large bed & breakfast inn. Once inside it is very clean, well kept and nicely decorated. Plenty of nice common space on two floors. Check in with Stan, one of the owners was quick, and we were shown to our room and given the instructions on the fireplace (gas with thermostat), Jacuzzi, etc. We stayed in the two room Garden Suite, which was at the rear of the facility. It was very quiet, and the garden and pool (grotto)were right outside the back door. It was a very pretty area for relaxation, although we were not able to use it since it was too cold in late May. The best part of the stay was yet to come.
Michael, the other owner and chef , is amazing. Everything he prepared was top notch and I believe it was all made on the premises, included fresh baked breads, rolls, scones, and muffins, all tasting like they just came out of the oven.
Breakfast was included each morning and it always started with fresh fruit, and choices of juice, breads, their own granola, cereals, eggs, meats, etc. Each day there was an omelet of the day, pancakes of the day, and their wonderful cinnamon raisin french toast with local maple syrup. The coffee was good and after the first morning, my wife, who doesn't drink coffee, was brought her ice tea without having to request it.
Each day, when we returned to our room after breakfast, it was already made up.
The best part was yet to come. we had dinner there the first and third night. Although choices are limited, whatever came out was delicious. We had an appetizer, salad and a main course both nights, and dessert on the first night. All the dishes were very creative and delicious. We understand that Michael is known for his sauces, and now we know why. We had main courses of beef, lamb and duck and all were great. We had a nice Merlot one evening, and there is a nice choice of wines. Service was by the owners and was very attentive and pleasant , mostly by Stan, and sometimes by Michael. Fresh silverware came with each course, and drinks were always refilled. We were made to feel that we were the personal guests of the owners. If you stay there you must stay for dinner at least one night. It's reasonably priced for the level of food and service.
Since we were there in late May , only a few rooms were occupied, and it was very quiet, including the dining room, which gave us the opportunity talk and enjoy the wonderful food, without shouting, We were told that the dining room is not open to the public. The quiet and intimacy of the small dining room greatly added to our experience.
Words Cannot Describe........
Words cannot adequately describe our anniversary weekend at the DeerHill Inn, but we will try! The innkeepers were gracious and warm, yet not intrusive. Our room was inviting. It had a charming shabby chic decor with wainscoting, quilts, and upholstered chairs, yet it also had a modern bath, a gas fireplace, and a television and DVD player. Our room opened out onto a deck where we could admire the beautiful gardens.
Our anniversary dinner was a sensual delight. It was well-paced and delicious. Our compliments to the chef.....
Breakfast, which was included in our stay, was the perfect start to the morning. We ate to-die-for muffins, fluffy blueberry pancakes or French toast and fresh fruit while watching hummingbirds, blue jays, cardinals, and the four-legged interloper munch on seeds from several feeders. In the background, the Green Mountains towered in the sun.
We plan to repeat this anniversary weekend many times in the future!