Hotel Vermont Offers Fun 'Bedtime Menu,' Lets You Shop Your Room Decor
An amenities-filled "Bedtime Menu" and "we sell everything!" approach to room decor is cute, clever, and only slightly bad for the bank account.
Finally, a hotel that insomniacs and kleptomaniacs can agree on! (This’ll show that marriage counselor!)
Welcome to Hotel Vermont, a rustic-chic destination (opened just last year) that brings urbane gloss to the cobblestone streets of quaint Burlington, Vermont. (Things it also brings: acclaimed dining at the six-time James Beard award nominated restaurant Hen of the Wood.)
The 125 contemporary guest rooms are perfect for city slicker couples who want the fresh air and relaxation of a northern New England retreat, minus all the lace and doilies and crumpets associated with your average Green Mountain State B&B.
They’re also perfect for those who can’t help themselves from filling their suitcase with “souvenirs” of a getaway. But instead of resorting to hording sample-sized shampoo bottles (you desperate keepsake cat burglar), guests can take home not just the soap – but also the handmade soap dishes.
Oh, and the Johnson Woolen Mills flannel blankets, the alarm clock, the Tivoli radio, the felt flowers and vase, the water glasses and carafe… need we continue? “Almost everything is for sale!” explains an in-room price list, which points out all the accommodation accouterments that will simply be charged to your tab if they go “missing.”
They should, because basically everything is also hand-made by local New England artisans. This is good Vermont-y swag.
Okay, that takes care of your sticky fingers; but what about your sleepless brain? We sort of adore the special “Bedtime Menu,” an a la carte amenity assortment that can bring to your room aromatherapy oils, Vermont Flannel pajamas, a Hot Toddy, or a choice of Teddy Bear — whatever it takes to get those ZZZs purring.
The menu also includes complimentary loans of bedtime storybooks, in case you need to save money – and space in your luggage – for the rest of your in-room shopping spree.
Weekend rates currently start at $209/night.
[Photo: Hotel Vermont]