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About Deerhill Inn

Ariane, Scott & Josie

When I was growing up in a small country village in the Southeast of England, I was determined I would wander the world, live and work in busy and exciting cities and try my hand at different things - and I was lucky, because I did. But I never imagined I would be an Innkeeper and have a home in Vermont - in fact, I hardly knew where it was on the map.

Scott is a software developer from the suburbs of Boston, and I don't think he ever imagined he would be an Innkeeper either. But unlike me he knew Vermont from way back - he even lived here for a while. Later on, when we lived in Manhattan, he used to bring me to Vermont for long weekend escapes. We even got married here, in a tiny little village way up in the Northeast Kingdom - and on another of those visits, we found Deerhill Inn.

It took a number of years before we decided on Innkeeping as our next adventure, and settled on Deerhill Inn as our destination. But from the first we loved its quiet serenity, its gorgeous views and lovely grounds, and the sense of history and continuity that is one of Vermont's particular gifts. Beyond that, though, there seems to us to be something unique and valuable about the Inn, the Valley and the Mountains which we want to preserve and share.

We often get asked whether we mind having guests all the time in our own home, but actually we love it. We meet so many interesting people and it's such a pleasure to see them gradually unwind from their stressful lives, settle into the Inn and truly relax - then start to look around at all the fun and interesting things this part of Southern Vermont has to offer.

Of course, life would be no fun at all without our wonderful staff, and we know how lucky we are to have found people who share our commitment to caring for our guests as we would like to be looked after ourselves. Our housekeepers take a very personal pride in keeping the Inn spotless and perfect in every way.

Josie the Schnauzer

Happily, our Executive Chef Ryan O'Connor shares our vision of presenting locally-sourced food prepared with respect and restraint, allowing the wonderful fresh flavors to speak for themselves. And he has the talent to produce the innovative but accessible cuisine our dining guests so much enjoy.

The last word, though, belongs to Josie who joined our small family in April 2019, shortly after we lost our beloved Sophie after 9 years. Josie is a hypoallergenic Miniature Schnauzer who is loving, loyal and spirited - we look forward to introducing her to anyone who misses their own canine family when staying with us!

Ariane

Useful Information

Minimum Stay

Two-night minimum stays are normally required for weekends and some Holidays. We do vary this Policy under certain circumstances -- contact us to check availability.

State and Town Taxes

Vermont State and Dover Town taxes total 10% on rooms and meals, and 11% on alcoholic beverages. Sales Tax on other items totals 7%.

Payment

We welcome all major credit and debit cards including American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards.

Amenities and Services

In addition to the specific amenities listed in our Room Descriptions, all our guest rooms are equipped with microfiber robes, CD player/alarm clocks, complimentary L'Occitane toiletries, Vermont Pure water and our home-made cookies. Full cooked country breakfast for two and afternoon refreshment, each day of your stay, is included in your Lodging Charge.

Service Charges

We do not add a service charge to your bill. If you would like to recognize their service by offering a gratuity to our Housekeepers, they do always appreciate this kindness. You will find information on how to do this in our Restaurant and in your guest room, and we are always happy to help. Our staff keep 100% of their gratuities, and we pay any associated credit card charges for them.

Children

We welcome children over 12 years old however the Inn is not suitable for younger children. We do not have cribs, high chairs or a children's menu.

Pets

We are sorry, but we cannot accept guest pets at the Inn: this may cause problems for other guests. Our own Mini Schnauzer Josie lives at the Inn. Josie is a very friendly small dog with hypoallergenic hair not fur and she does not shed however she is not allowed in the guest rooms. We do welcome working Service Animals -- view our Deerhill Inn Service Animal Policy.

Check-In

From 3:00 pm on your arrival date. With advance notice, we may be able to offer a slightly earlier check-in -- please let us know as soon as possible.

Check-Out

By 11:00 am on your departure date. Please give us as much notice as possible if you would prefer to check-out a little later, and we will accommodate you if we can.

Smoking

Smoking inside a hospitality property is against the law in Vermont, and we do not allow smoking anywhere inside the Inn. Guests may smoke in the porches and grounds provided no other guests are inconvenienced. If we need to deep-clean your room due to smoking, an extra charge will apply.

Wi-Fi

There is Wi-Fi internet access throughout the Inn and grounds. Access is free, and you will find the password in your guest room. Cellular service at the Inn can sometimes be patchy, but you will be able to use your cellphone over our Wi-Fi network.

Guest Refrigerator

We are sorry but our Guest Refrigerator cannot be used at this time. There is a small refrigerator in Garden Suite. If guests in other rooms would like to keep anything in a refrigerator or freezer, we will be happy to help with this - just ask one of us.

Ice

Unfortunately our Ice Machine cannot be used by guests at this time, however if you would like a bucket of ice or to fill a small cooler, please let us know and we will be happy to help.

Hairdryers

There are hairdryers installed in all our guest rooms.

Irons and Ironing Boards

We have had to take out the irons and ironing boards from our guest rooms because they cannot easily be sanitized between guests. If you would like to use one, please ask us and we will bring you a board and iron which have been appropriately sanitized.

In-Room Coffee and Tea

All our guestrooms now have fully-stocked Keurig coffee and tea making machines, as well as the usual bag of chocolate chip cookies. Water from your faucet - which is from our deep wells, regularly tested and safe to drink - can be used in your machine. We cannot use the tea-table in the Dining Room at this time - if you would like extra cookies just let us know!

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Yes, we have electric vehicle charging stations! In the main parking lot we have a 50-amp Tesla charger and a 40-amp ClipperCreek universal charger. These charging stations are available to lodging and dining guests. Please let us know if you require a charging station for your vehicle and we will endeavor to ensure that it is available for your use during your stay with us.

Driving Directions

Directions to Deerhill Inn

A convenient drive from New York City, Albany, Hartford or Boston, Deerhill Inn is perfectly situated for a weekend or a well-deserved holiday. We are located within one mile of the Mount Snow Airport and would be happy to make pick-up arrangements for guests arriving by private plane. For guests with GPS systems - our exact address is 14 Valley View Rd.

  • We are located in the village of West Dover -- through the small historic village, past the Town Office, the Church and the West Dover Inn.
  • When coming from the South, turn right onto Valley View Road, just before the Deerfield Valley Inn (approximately 6 miles north of the stop light in Wilmington).
  • NOTE: The Deerfield Valley Inn, which is the red Inn on the corner, is not our Inn! Valley View Road is the right turn just before this Inn. The road signage is poor, and you may not see the sign until you turn.
  • As you come up Valley View Road, you will see our Inn on the right side of the road facing out towards the Green Mountains.
  • Guests are always welcome to drive up to the front of the Inn (the second entrance as you go up Valley View Road) to check in and unload luggage.

From New York via Hartford

Approximately 4 hours:

  • I-95 to New Haven.
  • I-91 North to second exit in Brattleboro, VT.
  • Route 9 West to Wilmington.
  • Right on VT Route 100 North to West Dover.
  • Right onto Valley View Road and up the hill just one tenth of a mile.

From Boston

Approximately 3 hours:

  • Route 2 to I-91 North to second exit in Brattleboro, VT.
  • Route 9 West to Wilmington.
  • Right on VT Route 100 North to West Dover.
  • Right onto Valley View Road and up the hill just one tenth of a mile.

From Albany

Approximately 90 minutes:

  • NY Route 7 East to VT Route 9.
  • Through Bennington, VT to Wilmington, VT.
  • Left on VT Route 100 North to West Dover.
  • Right onto Valley View Road and up the hill just one tenth of a mile.
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