We've only done day trips to ski at Burke Mountain in the past and had never driven beyond the main roads to the mountain. I was surprized and delighted at what we found on Darling Hill Road in mid-October. Beautiful farms and a chapel dedicated to bikers (built by the Wildflower owners' family), rolling hills and gorgeous views, and amazing mountain bike paths.
The Wildflower Inn seemed more a family destination than a romantic getaway for an anniversary, but I sensed that in reading about it and booked a room for two nights anyway. Our room was in a building across the street from the inn and had a nice little balcony looking up toward "Heaven's Bench" - a well-known spot on one of the bike trails. The room itself was nothing special - older furniture, older design - had kind of a ski vibe. The bathroom was nothing special either. This is not the place for New Yorkers looking to revel in countryside chic.
That said, however, the Wildflower has a rare warmth - something that I don't usually note or seek out in travel, but noteworthy enough that it made all the difference to me. The servers were great at the inn's restaurant and the desk staff went out of their way to try to help me locate a few local farms who were participating in an open farm event for Cabot cheese. And the food was good - I loved the breakfasts, the coffee was good, and the dinner we had there was also good. There was a fire going in the wood stove in the family room and cookies and hot cider available in the afternoon. What's not to like?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A relaxing small inn that sits on 500 acres with spectacular views of the countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wildflower Hotel Lyndonville