Escape to Deerhill Inn

On a peaceful hillside above the historic village of West Dover, Deerhill Inn looks out across the beautiful Deerfield Valley towards Vermont's lovely Green Mountains. Dressed in the bright green of Spring, the deep green of high Summer, the red and gold of Fall or the sparkling white of Winter, the view of the wooded slopes is always stunning. Watch the changing light over the Mountains and breathe deeply - the air is pure and clean, filled with oxygen from Vermont's five million acres of forest - it's a perfect place to take time-out and just relax.

You're ready for something more? There's plenty to do in vibrant Southern Vermont. Skiing on Mount Snow, of course - less than ten minutes from the Inn, with all kinds of other winter sports nearby. Spend a day on our world-class Golf Course or brush up your game at The Original Golf School. Hike the Forest and Mountains, or just wander the gentle trails of the Deerfield Valley past ponds where beavers have been busy. Bike down Mount Snow's challenging trails or explore the winding roads around Wilmington and West Dover. A pleasant ten-minute drive from the Inn, beautiful Lake Whitingham offers water sports and boat trips. If you're in search of a complete escape, canoe or kayak on nearby back-country Lakes Raponda and Sadawga - there won't be another soul in sight.

If you'd rather do your exploring by car, there are lovely drives through the glorious Southern Vermont countryside, stopping to browse antique and craft shops or to sample beer, wine and cheese from local producers. If you'd like a comfortable day out, take a trip to Quechee to see the Gorge, to Woodstock, or to the unique Vermont Country Store.

However you spend your days, our beautifully-decorated guest rooms are waiting for you. Each unique and welcoming room or suite features luxury robes and bed linens, L'Occitane amenities and free Wi-Fi. With Mountain views or private decks, many rooms have jetted tubs, rainforest showers, fireplaces and TV/DVD players to make your stay extra-special. Sitting and Dining Rooms are cozy and welcoming with log fires and Mountain views where guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea or a glass of wine curled up with a book or chatting with a friend - or there's a cute and cozy Bar if you'd prefer a cocktail. Our a la carte full, cooked country breakfasts are a special event and delicious dinners feature fresh local ingredients followed by indulgent desserts. And if you need to cool off, there's a pretty Pool in the back garden.

Whichever room you choose, and however you plan to spend your time, you are always warmly welcomed to our home, in Vermont's unique and lovely Green Mountains.

Breakfast at the Inn

Our full, cooked country breakfast is a special event - and it's included in the price of your room.
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Start with perfect home-baked scones accompanied by local jams and butter, then perhaps you'd enjoy a traditional home-cooked country feast with cage-free eggs, bacon, ham and country potatoes all from our local farms. Or one of Chef's unique omelets with the fillings you choose? Try the blueberry pancakes ... Delicious fruits come accompanied by locally-made organic yoghurt and Vermont granola, oatmeal is served with brown sugar, dried fruits and nuts - and Vermont Maple Syrup, of course. There's locally-roasted coffee - our very own Deerhill blend roasted specially for us - and a large selection of specialty teas and herbal infusions. You may not even need lunch!

Explore Southern Vermont

When you're well-fed and ready, all-seasons Southern Vermont is there on our doorstep.
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Mount Snow is just seven minutes from the Inn offering first-class skiing and snowboarding for all skill levels. Close-by there's cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, husky-mushing - and romantic sleigh-rides. Summer brings hiking, golfing, fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking and lake boating - and if you're still looking for romance, try a two-person carriage ride! Stratton and Bromley Mountains and the quaint towns of Wilmington, Brattleboro and Manchester are just a short drive away. There are galleries, craft and antique shops, museums, historic houses, theaters, concerts, pretty farms and villages, cheese and wine makers and sugar-houses - and fabulous Fall Foliage driving tours. Then home to the Inn, for a truly memorable dinner and a restful sleep under Vermont's magical starry skies.

Deerhill Dining

With views of the Green Mountain ski slopes across the wooded Deerfield Valley, candles, flowers and log fires, our Dining Room just might be the most romantic place you'll ever eat!
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Innovative and healthy cuisine created by Executive Chef Ryan O'Connor features locally-sourced produce and meats, with fish and seafood brought in fresh that day from Boston or Maine. We'll take care of everything so you can relax, savor the food and enjoy the company. Our List of New World wines carries the coveted Wine Spectator award, and our bar staff enjoy mixing your favorite cocktail - just right!

Staying at Deerhill Inn

What makes our Inn special? Deerhill Inn is one of the few remaining luxury Vermont retreats not owned by an out-of-State corporation.
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Owners Scott and Ariane live at the Inn and you'll feel welcomed to our home with the reassurance of knowing there is always someone to help with whatever you need - but never, ever feel intruded upon. In Winter we'll light a log fire for you so you can curl up and be cozy, in Summer we'll carry your cocktail out to the Pool while you stretch out in Vermont's gentle sunshine. Our Inn is not smart or sleek, but it's not full of doilies and frilly pillows either. If you enjoy an English Country House atmosphere of antique furniture, pretty fabrics, modern amenities and warm and unobtrusive service, you'll be comfortable and happy here.

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Deerhill Inn

Ariane Burgess & Scott Kocher
14 Valley View Road
West Dover, Vermont 05356
Reservations: 802-464-3100

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