“What’s the most romantic hotel in Vermont?” I asked my husband one recent afternoon, as he steered us along a winding road in the southern Green Mountains. He should know. Married to a travel writer, he’s tagged along on journeys to every corner of our adopted home state.
We’ve tested out the hotel bathrobes in ski towns, wandered historic villages, and discovered rural getaways across the Green Mountains. But the most romantic spot? The answer depends on the day. Sometimes, we’re looking for alpine adventure; at other moments, romance means a weekend browsing downtown Burlington.
When he replied on that afternoon, his answer surprised me. “I think it’s the place with the amazing bathroom,” he said. Years ago, we had spent a blustery spring night in the bridal suite of The Wilburton, a Manchester estate perched high above a tree-filled valley.
I loved the four-poster bed and sweeping views from the tall windows. It turns out he remembered the Roman shower and vast soaking tub. Who knew? Whatever your version of romance, you can get a taste at these Vermont hotels – you might be talking about the trip for years to come.