I highly recommend a girls' weekend with your teenager. It's a great way to bond since the setting is neutral and you're discovering new things together. This weekend, my daughter and I stayed at the historic Pitcher Inn located in Warren, Vermont. Our weekend was relaxing, wonderful and the perfect way to reconnect. Let me help you plan your Pitcher Inn Getaway.
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This Relais & Chateau property is all about going back in time. The Pitcher Inn started in the Civil War era as a lodging house. The Smith family (they are the big investors in the Sugarbush Resort) purchased the property in the 90's. They had big plans for the inn and in 1997, started a huge renovation. Now it's a full-service inn with luxury touches and strong ties to the past.
Each room is designed with a theme. For our stay we got the Chester A. Arthur room. Our room had a huge fireplace, a large queen bed and a spacious deck. It was also appointed with bathroom facilities for the disabled.
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The design touches included a reproduction Tiffany lamp and a portrait of the Vermont-born president. The room had a ton of character and the inn provided a history of his deeds - a great way to learn about our American presidents. Did you know, Arthur was the only president that never ran for president?
One thing that did disappoint me was the overall attention to seasonality. Most inns, hotels and shops have glorious fall displays with flowers and gourds and the like. The Pitcher Inn seemed to be pinching pennies on displays of this type.
Momtrends Tip: Definitely request the inn staff build you a fire. The experts had a roaring blaze going in no time at all.
The bedrooms aren't the only rooms to hang out in. There's also a library and a lounge near check in. These are nooks where you can dive into a book and enjoy a cup of tea.
Food at The Pitcher Inn
Unlike the B&B's that proliferate Vermont, this inn has a full service restaurant. There are some great nearby restaurants in Waitsfield, but make sure you get at least one dinner in the main dining room at the Pitcher Inn, it's one of the things that make this place so special. We loved the freshly made pasta and the crisp green salads. Be sure to score a table near the enormous hearth. At night this room is charming and definitely can be romantic. In the morning, the room is bright and airy and a perfect spot to start the day with a hearty breakfast.
My daughter loved the baked goods. She devoured the pancakes one day and French toast the next, I opted for the quiche one morning and the Pitcher Inn breakfast the next. This is not the spot to go carb-free. Indulge a bit!
Since we found the inn so cozy, we decided to have two dinners here. Our second evening we dined at the more casual Tracks. This downstairs spot has a pub feel and is perfect for dining with kids. Again, there is a huge fireplace warming up the room and the atmosphere is lodge chic.
There was a great wine list and the menu is the same at the upstairs room, everything is just a tad more casual. After dinner, head to the gaming room. We played a few rounds of this game...it's kind of like curling.
There's not a ton of activities here besides the game room and the spots to read and reflect. This inn is meant to help you get out in nature and then to spend time relaxing.
With that being noted, I would have loved the addition of a small room for stretching, meditation or yoga. There's not any nods to wellness at this inn.
What to do Near the Pitcher Inn
The inn is three miles from Sugarbush resort and 15 minutes from Mad River Glen, with some of the best skiing in the East. Plan your perfect ski day at Sugarbush with our Momtrends guide. There's plenty of nearby hiking and biking to do. The Pitcher Inn is nestled in the charming village of Warren, Vermont, right across from the renowned Warren Store,
Getting to the Pitcher Inn Warren, Vermont
Plan your trip: Pitcher Inn 275 Main St, Warren, VT 05674 Phone: (802) 496-6350 https://www.pitcherinn.com/
What makes this inn so lovely is how remote it is. The Burlington Airport is about an hour away, that's the easiest way to arrive. If you're driving from NYC it's about 6.5 hours. This is the perfect place to plan your weekend in nature.
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