Mike and Sandra are outstanding hosts. This was testified to by the many couples we met that were repeat customers. Sandra created a different, superb breakfast each morning of our 7 day stay. She then followed that up with a different cookie treat each afternoon. They were so good; I wasn't even tempted by desert at any of the excellent dining establishments that Mike recommended.
The inn has an wonderful location overlooking the valley and Highway 100, but situated nearly a mile from the highway so there is almost no noise. The rooms were well furnished. My sensitive wife was even able to enjoy a good nights sleep on the bed in the Nicole room. The room and attached bath were spotless.
The inn has a wonderful front porch with rocking chairs situated perfectly for us to watch the sunrise as well as the rise of the Harvest Moon this year. They also have a patio off the breakfast room that overlooks a pasture next door that is wonderful for afternoon tea and cookies or a summer breakfast.
A highlight of the day was the evening in the common room. We would share a glass of wine and discuss our days experiences and plans for the next day. Each evening Mike would drop by to make sure everyone was well taken care of and answer any questions. He would usually stick around for a few minutes and join the general conversation.
Waitsfield is well situated for a base camp with most of Vermont within a couple hours drive. We were able to visit attractions on all four edges of the state on our daytrips. It has a village atmosphere but delivers several outstanding dining options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic Vermont farmhouse, just minutes from Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort and Golf Club and all Mad River Valley wedding venues. Luxuriate in our 8 spacious guestrooms, all with elegant private baths and Jacuzzis, some with gas woodstoves. Indulge in our sumptuous breakfasts before experiencing local skiing, hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, antiquing or simply relaxing on our 10 acres or our porch swing. Warm fires, breathtaking views and intimate guest rooms make the Yellow Farmhouse Inn the perfect choice for your special Vermont getaway. ... more less