New Vermont Hotel Is Green and Glam, Too
Burlington, Vermont – the state’s largest city – is getting its first boutique hotel sometime this spring in the form of the Hotel Vermont.
The 125-room hotel is billing itself as providing “an authentic Vermont experience” so we’re picturing something woodsy, homey, and surrounded by mountains and greenery. In fact, we’re not far off because the hotel will have furniture made from indigenous white oak, reclaimed red oak floors and a wood-burning hearth in the lobby. As far as greenery goes, there’s 2,000 square feet of green space on the roof along with the 7,500-square-foot Harbor Terrace. Throw in the smell of the apple cider that’s offered to guests in the lobby, and they’ve got all of the bases covered.
As long as we’re talking about authentic Vermont experiences, Burlington is located on Lake Champlain and, from the hotel’s outdoor terrace, you can see both the lake and the Adirondack Mountains. That's a pretty sweet backdrop. If you’re a ski fiend, the city’s only about 25 minutes away from Bolton Valley and 50 minutes away from Stowe, but Burlington itself has a neat little arts scene going on with local performers, crafts people and artists that presents no real reason to leave. There's also some sporty pursuits in the area such as bass fishing, if you're so inclined.
Hotel Vermont will have its own lounge and restaurant, Juniper, but will also have an outpost of a favorite farm-to-table restaurant of Vermonters, the Hen of the Wood (and let’s just say we love the name!). Local organic amenities are especially created for the hotel by the local aromatherapy experts at Lunaroma. And -- get this -- the hotel will also be the first hotel in the state to offer 100Mbs synchronous broadband internet access — the fastest of its kind.
Opening rates will be starting at $195, but be warned the last time we checked the hotel’s website it wasn’t yet up-and-running, so remember that patience is a virtue and check back again.
[Renderings: Hotel Vermont]