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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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This is a wonderful facility, outstanding staff and more. We had a Junior Suite, and everything was impeccable. Very well located to the town center. We will be back! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

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Thank LaFollette
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

great hotel experience Greeted by staff big welcome back and felt like we were coming home Could not ask for a better stay Room had a fire place and a great bathroom big comfortable bed with plenty of blankets and pillows Very warm great restaurant and wonderful wine list Will be back

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Clifton Park
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reluctant Panther has their act all together. The two rooms that we had (one for my wife and the other a coworker and her husband) where both breathtaking. Spotless clean and very well appointed. Both with fireplaces and just decorated so differently, yet both charming in their own way. The staff, from the moment we checked in, the wait... More 

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Thank Richard H
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your recent visit to the Reluctant Panther, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. With all twenty rooms individually styled, there is a perfect one for everyone! We appreciate your thoughtful compliments and will gladly share them with all the team as we work to make every guest experience truly special. Warm regards, Sean Burpee... More 

Conn.
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked weekend getaway for 26th anniversary. Food, staff and main building were very nice. We were "upgraded" to the Pond View suite which is a large 2-unit building on the edge of the property. Very impressive at first glance with 2 fireplaces, oversized jacuzzi tub, and furnishings. However, the room has major mechanical problems like very limited hot water, not... More 

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Thank LuigiCT
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LuigiCT, Thank you for your visit to the Reluctant Panther, we are grateful for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed the service and cuisine experienced. We do sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced with your suite. We test every feature prior to an arrival and regrettably an unexpected issue with the water occurred following such inspection.... More 

Sutton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited and stayed in this area on prior occasions, we decided to try the Reluctant Panther Inn as a stop on our way home from Montreal. Many properties in the area might advertise themselves as an inn but the Reluctant Panther in it's personal attention to it's guests, management practices, dining experiences, overall warmth and ambiance is truly what... More 

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Thank JFV516
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JFV516, Thank you for visiting the Reluctant Panther on your journey home from Montreal. It was an extra pleasure to help celebrate Mrs. V's birthday with a fun dinner in the Restaurant! We are delighted you chose to visit with us and sincerely grateful for your thoughtful compliments - the team will truly appreciate them. Safe travels, we hope... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Boston for a weekend of sightseeing in the area of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our arrival at the hotel was not the most auspicious. Having left Boston late, we arrived at the hotel at 9 PM. We were informed that the hotel's restaurant was no longer serving dinner, which was rather odd, seeing as how one... More 

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Thank Orlando G
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Orlando, Many thanks for your recent visit. We are delighted you enjoyed the quality of your Suite and the warm hospitality of our staff. A comfortable bed and delicious breakfast are cornerstones of a comfortable stay. Another cornerstone is our dinner experience and we regret that our hours of operation did not sync best with your travel plans. We... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Received an upgrade to the lovely Mary Porter Suite. This is an upmarket Inn with large luxurious rooms. We had log fires in both bedroom and bathroom. The hotel is definitely trying to put itself in the higher market. Food was good and service very attentive. If anything waiting staff tried a little too hard. Would definitely recommend

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Thank timliu00
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear timliu00, Many thanks for your recent visit, it was a pleasure to welcome you! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the warmth and comfort of our Mary Porter Suite with its colonial style and wood burning fireplaces. We aim to provide our guests with a warm and welcoming experience in a refined and elegant setting - the guest... More 

Chaumont, New York
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visted Manchester for some late season leaf-peeping, and spent 3 nights at The Reluctant Panther. Used TripAdvisor to select this inn, and it did not disappoint. I made our reservations directly with the hotel, and asked for a superior room with a king bed. Upon arrival, we were given a free upgrade to the Pond View... More 

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Thank JLG689
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JLG689, Thank you for your recent visit to the Reluctant Panther, we are grateful for your extensive review! It's great to know you enjoyed the service and amenities enjoyed at our Inn and that our staff made such a lasting impression. The stand alone Pond View Suite is a wonderful accommodation with its' secluded tranquility and spacious patio, just... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After driving for hours, we exited at the Manchester ramp-not knowing where to stay- we pulled into the Reluctant Panther- and had the most beautiful and relaxing stay- our host was so gracious- and upgraded us to a beautiful- had a relaxing bath in the huge soaking tub- sat by the fireplace with glass of wine- than slept like babies... More 

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Thank Rustymoose
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rustymoose, Isn't it fun to break off the beaten path not knowing what you might find? We are always delighted to welcome our guests and make them feel at home! Warm hospitality, relaxed luxury and a delicious breakfast are a great way to rejuvenate and we are grateful you chose the Reluctant Panther! Safe travels, we hope to welcome... More 

Longview, Texas
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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Manchester VT is a lovely small town and Reluctant Panther is a perfect setting for an overnight stay. The rooms are very big and so is the bathroom - good beds and linens. Wished the TV had been bigger but was not really an issue. Wonderful breakfast in the nice dining room - a real plus. Location is great too... More 

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Thank Robbinwood
Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robbinwood, Many thanks for your visit and thoughtful review. We are delighted you enjoyed all that Manchester has to offer and the tranquility and charm of our Inn and Restaurant. Not only is their great shopping within a short distance from our front door, our guests enjoy a wonderful array of trails and country walking just moments away. Safe... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
20 Room and Suite luxury boutique hotel located in Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and robes, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Gourmet dining experience in Southern Vermont's top-rated restaurant. An elegant vacation experience in charming Southern Vermont. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

Address: 39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Price Range: $242 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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#6 Family Hotel in Manchester
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“the deluxe size rooms give you fireplaces and plenty of livable space. Stunning bathrooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles RichH467, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed a ground level suite in the main building and it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles JFV516, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be aware of room location as side road is busy early morning. Early risers should choose the Pond View suite.”
 of 5 bubbles JLG689, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Reservations are necessary.”
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