See yesterday’s post for the history of this venerable inn (the first guests showed up in 1872) and its more recent energy-efficiency upgrades.
Churchill House Inn
3128 Forest Dale Road
Brandon, Vermont 05733
Phone: 800-320-5828 or 802-247-3078
E-mail: stay AT churchillhouseinn.com
Churchill House Inn defines the “quiet season” as weekdays from November until May (excluding President’s Week in February and the Christmas through New Year’s week). “High season” is September 19 through October 18 and Memorial Day weekend. All rooms have private bathrooms and wi-fi access. Rates include a made-from-scratch breakfast created from the inn’s own organic garden and other local ingredients sourced from the Vermont Fresh Network http://www.vermontfresh.net/. If breakfast has you craving more, you can order up a four-course dinner at the inn for $30. See menu examples here.
The London Room: One king bed and one twin bed. $160 for three. ($135, quiet season; $180, high season.) (That’s $45 to $60 per person, per night.)
The Moscow Room: Two double beds. $145 for four. $120, quiet season; $165, high season. (That’s $30 to $41.25 per person, per night.)
The Athens Room and the Bombay Room: One queen bed and a whirlpool tub. $145 for two. $120, quiet season; $165, high season.
The Morocco Room: One queen bed. . $140 for two. $115, quiet season; $160, high season.
The Tuscany Room: One queen bed and one twin bed with a sitting room. $145 for three. $120, quiet season; $165, high season. (That’s $40 to $55 per person, per night.)
The Paris Room: One queen bed. $135 for two. ($110, quiet season; $155, high season.)
The Chartwell Room: Two double beds. $125 for four. ($100, quiet season; $145, high season.) (That’s $25 to $36.25 per person, per night.)
If you're looking for some Churchill-appropriate reading material, owners Seth and Olya Hopkins suggests bringing along some Robert Frost. “The celebrated poet summered just a few miles up the road from us for more than 40 years,” they write, “and his works speaks of the flinty splendor of this locale.” For music that evokes Churchill House Inn, look back – way back. “Nineteenth century small string bands used to play dances in the ‘ballroom’ at our inn,” the couple reports. You’ll hear similar music in the background as you eat your homemade breakfast: “We have several recordings, similar to the soundtrack of the [Ken Burns] Civil War documentary, that seem to fit the inn.”