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We’re TripSavvy’s Best-of-the-Best for Travel

We’re truly honored

2020 has been a difficult year for travel. Despite the restrictions, we’ve worked hard to adapt to this new normal and to prepare for our guest’s next relaxing, peaceful, healthy, AND safe visit. To our surprise, our efforts were noticed by TripSavvy and we were awarded meaningful recognition.

We’re honored to be named by Trip Savvy a 2020 Travel Community Leader winner.

Please read more about this award and the amazing collection of Trip Savvy recognized small businesses persevering during this unprecedented time. Interested in staying at Stone Hill Inn? Check out our safety protocols.

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TripSavvy Community Leader Award: Stone Hill Inn

Trip Savvy Community Leaders 2020 Travel Awards


Thoughts from the TripSavvy Editors


“This year, we’ve decided to honor American establishments that genuinely make America great. You might find that many of our winners are in your own backyard. Take the time to discover them alongside us—and root for them today, tomorrow, and into the future.”

– Molly Fergus, VP & General Manager, and Laura Ratliff, Editorial Director, TripSavvy.


2020 Editors’ Choice Award: Stone Hill Inn

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We look forward to hosting you. Your Romantic Getaway in Vermont awaits!

There’s a reason Yankee Magazine, TripAdvisor, and TripSavvy have recently recognized our Vermont Bed and Breakfast with prestigious awards! Book your stay to find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed! Call us to book your Vermont Romantic getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online.

Ranked in Top 25 B&B’s in the U.S.

We’ve got news!!!

Tripadvisor named Stone Hill Inn a “Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Winner” — Tripadvisor’s highest honor!

This means we’re in the top 1% of hotels worldwide in the category: U.S. Best Inns / B&Bs!

TripAdvisor ranks Stone Hill Inn in the TOP 25 B&B’s in the ENTIRE United States!!!

 

We’re thrilled to be included in this line-up with such amazing properties. Thank you. This is such an honor!!!

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Incredible Romantic Getaway in Vermont for Couples

Stone Hill Inn is thrilled to be included in New England with Love’s roundup of the SEVEN INCREDIBLY ROMANTIC GETAWAYS IN VERMONT FOR COUPLES.

Read more about what author and site founder Amy Hartle has to say about Romantic Getaways in Vermont!
 
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Look no further.The Stone Hill Inn will not disappoint!

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Stone Hill Inn: Romantic Getaway for Vermonters

We love our guests! Here’s what a few recent guests shared on TripAdvisor about our Romantic Vermont Inn.
 
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“Best Romantic Getaway in Vermont”

My partner and I finally found our ideal romantic getaway in the Stone Hill Inn. The quiet inn caters to couples only and each of the rooms has a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. As Vermonters, our idea of escaping to an inn means hiding out from life at an inn where we can just be together. We had an in-room double massage and even ordered take-out. There was ample space in the room for us to use WiFi to do yoga and meditate and we loved being able to walk/snowshoe right from our room door. Private seating at breakfast kept our experience intimate and we took advantage of the large living room to watch movies from the huge library and had the space all to ourselves. Kristie and Todd were helpful and attentive when needed, but not hovering as can be the case at some establishments. So many inns or resorts only have the top-priced rooms with both a Jacuzzi and fireplace, while the Stone Hill Inn’s nine rooms all include these features, and for a better price than other comparable rooms in the area.
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“Fabulous Romantic Getaway”

My second visit and it was everything I remembered and more. The grounds are serene, rooms are spacious and cozy, and breakfasts were delectable. Wonderful central location and Todd and Kristie were the ideal hosts. We cannot wait to return again!
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Vermont Resident Special for Romantic In-State Getaway

The Stone Hill Inn offers a Vermont Resident Special most months of the year. Check out the details. Proof of Residency is required.
 

We look forward to hosting you. Your Romantic Getaway in Vermont awaits you.

There’s a reason Yankee Magazine voted us “Best Romantic Getaway in New England.” Book your stay and find out for yourself. We know you won’t be disappointed! Call us to book your Vermont Romantic getaway today (802) 253-6282 or book online.

Coronavirus Updates – Vermont is Open for Travel

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!

TRAVEL POLICY UPDATE

As of May 14, 2021, travelers visiting Vermont no longer require testing or quarantine.

If you are fully vaccinated, be sure to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card with you and be prepared to show it when asked. In Vermont, masks are required in public spaces for people who are not vaccinated.

Find the full travel guidance for Vermont and visitors at the Health Department website.

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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’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 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.

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

 

“We were immediately put at ease”

Back for our 3rd annual stay with Todd, Kristie and Tony. We were a little nervous this year with Covid but we were immediately put at ease. Everyone wore masks and kept 6 feet (or more) distance when possible. There was hand sanitizer at every turn. Their breakfast is still to die for and their hospitality is unmatched. Can’t wait to go back next year!
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“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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Featured by Adventure Assist

This summer, Adventure Assist spent a weekend at Stone Hill Inn.

Their reaction: “We were off the walls excited to stay at such a charming place while we enjoyed everything Stowe has to offer – beautiful scenery, outdoor adventures, food, wine, and some REALLY good craft beer.” Well said, we couldn’t agree more.

Head over to their blog post, “Things to do in Stowe, Vermont in the Summer” to read more about their magical weekend in Stowe.


A few of our favorite posts/photos/videos from their trip

The 33rd annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival featured a beer and wine garden, food, live entertainment, and of course, hot air balloons flying high above the Vermont landscape.


During your Stowe vacay, get out on the water for a canoe or kayak trip and take-in scenic views that will include covered bridges, old farms, and plenty of wildlife.


Summer is simply magical in New England and the Stone Hill Inn.


Get Inspired: don’t miss reading the full Adventure Assist blog post.


Do you know about Adventure Assist travel notebooks? They help you stay organized on your adventures! Take a look!


 

Come discover Stowe in the Summer

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

Fall Foliage #1 Travel Destination: Stowe Vermont

Seeking Spectacular Fall Foliage?

Stowe Vermont Fall FoliageBest in the U.S = Stowe,  Vermont.

Stowe is #1 in the U.S. for Fall Foliage Viewing based on the feedback from members of the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

The nights are getting cooler in Stowe; the leaves of our tallest Maple have begun to turn at the top.  Stay up to date on the foliage colors at gostowe.com/foliage (lists scenic drives and leaf color) and book your trip at Stone Hill Inn (the #1 ranked Inn/B&B in Stowe, Vermont) – you don’t want to miss out on the best fall foliage in the country.

Stowe Vermont Autumn FoliageFor over a hundred years people have traveled to Stowe to marvel at gorgeous mountain vistas and beautiful fall colors. Located in the majestic Green Mountains, our idyllic New England town boasts a 200-year-old village lined with quaint shops, cafes and restaurants where guests can unwind after a day of viewing vibrant leafy displays or taking advantage of Stowe’s plethora of outdoor activities.

From early September through late October, visitors to Stowe can delight in the pure gold, orange and red hues of our fall foliage while enjoying many fun autumn events such as:

  • Lantern tours
  • The Farmer’s Market
  • Concerts, performances & local theater
  • The 3nd Annual Vermont Fly Fishing Show
  • The British Invasion Car Show
  • 21th Annual Oktoberfest
  • Restaurant Week (October 23 -29)
  • The Great Pumpkin & Ghost Festival

Fun Facts – Did you know?

Stowe Fall Foliage

  • Leaves of the sugar maple, red maple, red oak, sweet gum, black gum and sourwood, typically turn hues of red. However, they can produce yellow leaves as well.
  • Stowe’s first designated ski trail, the Bruce Trail, was cut by the CCC in 1933.  You can follow the Bruce Trail today to see the beginnings of this famous ski trail.  We can direct you at Stone Hill.
  • The first Nordic ski center in the U.S. began in 1968 at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.
  • The Toll road is a wonderful way to see the foliage both as you drive up the mountain and when you stop at the Octagon Café with it’s deck.  In 1937 a thousand-foot tow rope, powered by a Cadillac engine, was installed on the Toll road.
  • Leaves of birch, elm, poplar, redbud and hickory, always turn hues of gold & yellow.
  • Leaves of the Sumac tree produce a maroon color.

 Be overwhelmed by crisp fall air, the natural beauty of Stowe’s stunning fall season that changes its colors and vibrancy every day, and the warmth of the Stone Hill Inn — soft, quiet, and undisturbed. 

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During leaf season, we have very few vacancies. Make sure to book ahead-of time; many guests even book a year in advance!

Stone Hill Inn included in Travel Channel’s Top 10

Stone Hill is highlighted in the Travel Channel’s list of Top 10 New England B&Bs for a romantic & luxurious getaway.

When Jennifer Plum Auvil, Travel Channel writer, created a top 10 round-up for the best of New England’s luxurious and romantic B&Bs, she highlighted Stone Hill Inn in the list.
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Ms Auvil writes on TravelChannel.com:
Experience the best of New England’s characteristic charm and beauty in one of the region’s best bed-and-breakfasts. With elegant mountainside inns, refined beachfront estates and classic country homes, this list highlights the best of New England’s luxurious and romantic B&Bs.
 
Travel Channels Best BnBs in New England for luxury and romance
 
The Stone Hill Inn in Stowe, VT, is designed for romance. Each of the inn’s 9 rooms has a 2-person Jacuzzi and a fireplace, amenities that are often available only in a bed-and-breakfast’s priciest rooms. All of the tables are set for 2 in the sunny breakfast room, so you can focus on your partner and a pile of orange-pecan waffles! As lovely as things are inside, it gets even better outside, with 9.5 acres of rolling hills for tobogganing, hammocks for lounging and an outdoor hot tub for stargazing in snowy weather or on cool summer nights. Ready to dip a toe into the real world beyond the inn? Stowe’s great skiing and cool village scene with restaurants and shops is just 10 minutes away.
 
What’s Cool: Picky about pillows? Find one that’s just right at the inn’s pillow library.

 

Proposals, Honeymoons, Vermont Elopements and ‘Just Because’ Getaways

We’re so honored to be part of this prestigious list of New England bed and breakfasts. Celebrating special occasions is the primary reason our guests come to Stone Hill, and we thoroughly enjoy helping our guests plan and secure reservations for their special occasions. We offer special packages for Proposals, Honeymoons, Vermont elopements, and ‘Just Because’ romantic getaways. Guests especially love our beautiful backyard gardens and interior common areas as backdrops for their small Vermont weddings and elopements.

 

Todd and Kristie, innkeepers at the Stone Hill Inn

Ready to experience the charm of New England?

Call us to book your trip to our award-winning bed and breakfast (802) 253-6282 or book online. We look forward to showing you why we’re top-rated for luxury and romance!