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Coronavirus Updates

Welcome Back. We’ve missed you!

When you’re ready to visit, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Stone Hill Inn!

Please note:
Vermont guests are now able to stay at Stone Hill Inn with no restrictions.

Due to rising COVID-19 case counts across the Northeast, effective on November 10, 2020, the State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.

If you have any questions, please call us at 802-253-6282.
 
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We’ve been hard at work adapting to this new normal and preparing for your next relaxing, peaceful, healthy, AND safe visit. (We’ve even been recognized by Trip Savvy for our efforts.)

We are following the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Vermont Department of Public Health.

We’re the Ideal Social Distancing Getaway

We’ve always thought our 9 acres were the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the busy city and suburban life. Now we know it is. Our 9 guest rooms are spread across the property in a way that makes social distancing easy and natural. Your visit to Stone Hill Inn will feel safe and secure. And because we are private property, we can easily manage the flow of guests and other visitors to protect your privacy and health.

General Protocols

We look forward to welcoming you back (or for the first time). While your overall experience will be as delightful as usual, there are some changes you should expect, including:

  • Guest room management that allows maximum time between guest stays.
  • A modified arrivals process that follows social distancing guidelines, or contactless arrival and departure. Upon check-in, we will no longer give a tour of the building, but rather tell our guests about our property’s spaces and amenities.
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the property.
  • Temporary suspension of late checkouts and early arrivals.

Our Commitment to You

We are taking the following steps to optimize safety:

  • We are wearing masks at all times and following recommended social distancing practices faithfully, including no-contact behaviors with guests (sadly, no more hugs or handshakes).
  • Sanitizing surfaces rigorously and continuously.
  • Frequently washing hands and using hand sanitizer between washings.
  • Maximizing natural ventilation in all spaces when practical.

Our Housekeeping Protocols

We have always prided ourselves on maintaining a pristine environment for your enjoyment.

We are so fortunate to have Tony, who is one of very few Registered Executive Housekeepers in the United States, leading the way in our cleaning. This year, Tony has taken additional courses including GBAC’s Online Fundamentals Training Course emphasized on SARS-CoV-2/COVID 19, a Master Certificate in Business Management and VOSHA’s training for methods of protection from COVID-19 virus in the workplace; Tony is also a Registered Environmental Services Executive (requires 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years).

At Stone Hill Inn, we’re doubling down by:

  • Providing spray bottles of hand sanitizer in all common areas of the Inn and we will wipe down all common areas 3 times a day with EPA approved product.
  • Wearing masks at all times, even while cleaning.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in all common spaces and continual cleanings of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
  • We have suspended evening turn-down services.
  • Daily in-room housekeeper will only enter your room if you request them to do so for towels and amenities.

Breakfast Protocols

We have taken important steps to keep you safe while dining, including:

  • Establishing strict table and chair cleaning protocols between guests’ seating.
  • Breakfast will have 4 seating options. This will ensure that there are no more than 3 couples in the dining room at one time. Times will be 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am. At check-in, guests will indicate their breakfast dining choice for each day of their stay.

Activity Protocols

While we aim to make your visit as close to normal as possible, we have had to make some changes to guest activities.

Umiak and other companies are running most tours with minimal adjustments. The city of Stowe is evaluating canceling some festivals, however, it will continue to hold the beloved Sunday Farmers Market as well as keep open all Stowe Land Trust trails. Our world-class breweries are open and we encourage individual and couple activities like walking, hiking, biking, kayaking, fly fishing and golfing.

We will encourage social distancing in all common areas of the Inn, however, the Inn is large and allows for more than 1 couple to enjoy common areas safely at the same time.

What We Ask of You

If during your stay, you fall ill, we request that you seek immediate medical attention and notify us. We ask that you wear a mask whenever you enter public buildings on the property, for your safety and that of our team.

If before your visit you are not feeling well and show any symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell), please stay home and stay safe. We will happily re-book your stay.

Guests staying with us are required to fill out a Certificate of Compliance by the State of Vermont in compliance with the “Be Smart, Stay Safe Executive Order” Stone Hill Inn will provide the form after a reservation is made.

If you need to change your reservation, we are more than happy to move you to a different date (up to 2-years out)! We will also upgrade the reservation at no charge, when available. We understand these are unprecedented times and we will remain flexible and willing to help as best we can. Please review our Cancellation Policy.

Thank you. We look forward to your visit.

SPECIAL

Purchase your gift certificate by calling us and we’ll make your Gift Certificate 110% of the purchase price!

For instance, purchase a gift certificate for $300 and you’ll receive a gift certificate valued at $330.

As a local small business, we are so thankful for any and all support our guests continue to give us! If you would like to stay with us, but are unsure of a future date, please consider purchasing a gift certificate to use at a later time.

As our current situation changes, we will keep you abreast of any changes here at the Inn. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you! Please show your love on any of our social media platforms. We offer our sincere wishes for the safety and health of you and yours.

Sincerely,
Todd and Kristie Roling
Owners, Stone Hill Inn

 

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“Great Job Ensuring Safety”

Amazing Weekend. We love the Stone Hill Inn. This was our third stay at the inn, and everything was perfect. Todd and Kristie have done such a great job ensuring the safety of their guest while allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the inn and grounds. Our room was immaculate, hand sanitizer is available throughout the inn, and there is enough open space to enjoy the property and still keep your distance from other guests. It was lovely to be able to have an evening cocktail overlooking the waterfall after a long day of outdoor activity. We will certainly be back soon.
Lori J, New Hampshire

“First hotel stay since COVID hit. I felt very safe”

The only complaint – wish we stayed longer! Hope to be back. What a beautiful place. Very clean (this was our first hotel stay since COVID hit and I felt very safe). Every small detail is thought of. Really comfortable beds. (Gas) fireplace (so cozy!). Jacuzzi. Delicious fresh breakfast. Very warm and personal welcome by the owners. Beautiful grounds. Everything was impeccable and we really enjoyed our stay.
TripAdvisor Guest from New York City, NY

 

“Private Socially Distanced Meal”

Great getaway, such a great place. The owners are welcoming. The room was gorgeous. They even planned breakfast so we all had a private socially distanced meal. The grounds are well kept and the waterfall is beautiful. We felt so at home and everything was perfect.
TripAdvisor Guest from Rhode Island

 

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Why is the Stone Hill Inn your perfect location to enjoy this year’s Maple Open House Weekend?

The annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is a uniquely Vermont experience perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway at the Stone Hill Inn. Here’s a few reasons why staying at the Stone Hill Inn is the perfect home base for experiencing all the Maple Open House Weekend has to offer:

  • Location, Location, Location
    The Stone Hill Inn is located 6 short miles from Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm and within an hour from 3 other sugar houses. You can easily roadtrip to Slopeside Syrup (Richmond, VT), Runamok Maple (Cambridge, VT ), or Burgess Sugarhouse (Underhill, VT). Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
  • Tasty Food and Drinks
    Our guests rave about our daily gourmet breakfasts and we rave about one of our favorite local Stowe restaurants, Idletyme Brewing Company (also a sponsor of the event). Stone Hill Inn’s monthly signature drink is The Maple Martini. Delicious!
  • Peaceful, Luxurious, Romantic
    Our Inn is designed for couples looking for opportunities to celebrate life together. After a day of exploring our wonderful state, we invite you to come back to relax in our award winning property in your own beautifully appointed, quiet, king bed room with double jacuzzi and fireplace.
  • Special Pricing
    During this remarkable time of year, when pure Vermont maple syrup is made, save 10% on your lodging at the Stone Hill Inn. Use promo code: MAPLESUGAR

Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm


Award winning bed and breakfast- 10% discount for Maple Open House WeekendCome and see for yourself why Maple is the Official Flavor of Vermont, we can’t wait to greet you!

March 21 – 22, 2020
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MAPLE OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND: March 21 – 22, 2020

Stone Hill Inn Lodging Special – Save 10%
Use online code MAPLESUGAR during online booking. Requires a minimum two night stay. Cannot combine with any other offer or third party gift certificates. Does not apply to previously booked lodging.

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AIP Friendly Breakfasts Served at Award-Winning New England B&B

AIP friendly breakfast at Stowe Lodging

Pictured: AIP Friendly Breakfast–Organic Bacon, Onion, Sage Chicken Patties; Organic Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts roasted in Coconut Oil; Fresh Fruit; Fresh Pressed Beet, Carrot, Apple, Lemon Juice; and Organic Bone Broth; Strawberry, Starfruit, Lemon for garnish.

Have special dietary needs? The Stone Hill Inn is AIP, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Pescatarian diet friendly.

It’s true that planning a getaway or vacation when you’re following a strict diet, of any kind, proves to be difficult. Finding a great Inn or B&B that accommodates dietary restrictions is often a challenge.

It just got easier.

Autoimmune Disease is an epidemic in our society, but many sufferers have found great success and even remission from their respective diseases by following a strict diet known as The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). It is a nutrient dense, organic diet that eliminates grains/gluten, dairy, sugar, eggs, nuts/seeds, soy, nightshades, alcohol, and caffeine (to name a few).

At the Stone Hill Inn, we are very familiar with AIP, as well as, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Pescatarian diets. Over 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroid disease or Hashimoto’s. For 5 years, I suffered with multiple symptoms until I found out that Gluten, Dairy, and Soy were causing most of the issues. I eventually found AIP. Over the last few years, AIP has improved my total heath and eliminated all of my symptoms.

During this time, going on vacation or even a short getaway, was next to impossible because I didn’t want to wreck my diet and have my symptoms reemerge due to eating food that was not AIP compliant. Can you think of a B&B that offers an AIP breakfast?

Me either…until now!

We have been cooking gluten free, dairy free, soy free, Paleo, and AIP for several years now and are happy to accommodate any dietary restriction at breakfast, with advance notice. We can even whip up an afternoon snack, if needed.

So, what about dinner in Stowe???

Stowe is a foodie destination! Many of our restaurants offer farm to table dishes and are happy to accommodate these same dietary needs. Some of our favorites are: Harrison’s, Bistro at Ten Acres, Plate, Michael’s on the Hill, and Hen of the Wood.

Don’t let diet restrictions keep you from enjoying time away and our lovely Stowe, Vermont Inn. We are happy to make your stay perfect in every way we can.

Call us to book your AIP friendly getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online. Romance is always season!

 

Kristie

Kristie and Todd Roling,
Innkeepers

 

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“All I can say is WOW!”

The best part was coming back from a long day and finding gluten free chocolate cupcakes waiting for me. All I can say is WOW!
My wife and I can’t say enough good things about Stone Hill Inn. Great rooms very spacious, fabulous grounds and unmatched Texas sized hospitality. I say Texas sized because that’s where the owners Kristie and Todd used to reside before they decided to move their family to beautiful Vermont. Each morning of our stay Todd prepared us a fantastic breakfast and my being gluten free wasn’t ever an issue. I told them ahead of time of my food preference and things couldn’t have been better. Todd arranged dinner for us one night at a restaurant downtown (the name escapes me) and it had to be one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten with mushrooms to die for.
Bob T, TripAdvisor

 

“Cheers to Health and Happiness!”

They made everything so easy and enjoyable! Before our stay I had called Kristie, as I am on AIP, and the dietary restrictions make it hard to travel. She knew exactly what I needed. We talked for over a half hour. She made special breakfasts for me each morning, that were completely amazing! She made our reservations for the things we wanted to do and even called a restaurant to explain to them what I could and couldn’t have.
Gena Rae

 

“Special AIP Breakfast Every Morning”

Kristie and Todd are the most welcoming hosts you could ever ask for. The inn, the rooms, the grounds are all beautiful and just as welcoming as the hosts. I have food allergies and they even make me a special AIP breakfast every morning that is delicious! We always stay at Stone Hill when we are in the Stowe area.
Sjordanlevesque – Waterville, Maine

 


 

Looking for the perfect Vermont couple’s get away this March?

Let us recommend a unique Vermont experience.

Treat your senses during the Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend held mid-March each year. Take in the inviting aroma of boiling sap, watch the steam rising from our sugarhouses, and taste the sweet flavor of Vermont maple syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow.

The Stone Hill Inn offers a 10% discount on lodging during the Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.

Vermont Maple Sugar - Stowe Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm

Vermont Maple Sugar – Image from Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm

Sugarhouses all over the state will be opening their doors and providing tours of their sugarhouses and woods, as well as maple candy-making demonstrations.

Enjoy live music, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sugar-on-snow, and of course, sample and purchase Vermont maple syrup and maple themed delicacies. There will be maple donuts, maple cotton candy, maple creemees and other maple goodies.

The Stone Hill Inn is nestled less than 6 miles away from the Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm. On both Saturday and Sunday, Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm will be open from 10am to 4pm. Come and explore this sugar farm’s combination of “old and new” featuring a wood-fired evaporator and a reverse osmosis machine that concentrates the sap. There will be tours, sugar-on-snow, maple products for sale, and weather permitting, boiling.

Learn more about the  2020 Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.

Interested in the Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm’s maple sugar making process? Their blog is a great Vermont maple sugar making resource.


Come and see for yourself why Maple is the Official Flavor of Vermont, we can’t wait to greet you!


MAPLE OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND: March 21 – 22, 2020

Stone Hill Inn Lodging Special – Save 10%

Use online code MAPLESUGAR during online booking. Requires a minimum two-night stay.
Cannot combine with any other offer or third party gift certificates.

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