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53 Park St, Brandon, VT 05733-1121
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21-02-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-02-13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Brandon
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The Lilac Inn is a luxury romantic Vermont Country Inn and Boutique Bed and Breakfast known for romantic Vermont getaways, custom Vermont destination wedding packages and special family celebrations - in any season. Featured in Yankee, Country Living and Vermont magazines, the feel throughout is that of a "small luxury hotel with personal service to match". Nine individually decorated rooms, including five rooms with king size beds. Each morning begins at your individual table with a cooked to order three course gourmet Vermont breakfast. The Inn is located on Park Street, the prettiest street in Vermont in the quaint, welcoming village of Brandon. Located midway between Middlebury and Rutland, Brandon is an unspoiled village in the authentic Currier & Ives tradition that has been tastefully updated to suit the needs of today's visitor.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Libby R wrote a review Mar. 2021
Stowe, Vermont8 contributions6 helpful votes
My mom and I needed to get out of Chittenden County for a night. Came across this lovely inn that was absolutely perfect! The room was adorable with two twin beds and impeccably clean. Our breakfast was so delicious and the cranberry scones were out of this world. Everyone was such a pleasure and we couldn't have been happier with our stay!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Daniel Bornstein wrote a review Oct. 2020
Yardley, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My girlfriend, Karen, and I stayed at the Lilac Inn for several days in early October 2020, and we absolutely loved it! ... It was so charming and comfortable and quiet. Every room is unique and wonderful in its own way. Ours had a deluxe mattress, a spectacular fireplace, and a great view of the rear garden and gazebo. ... Also, the breakfasts were unbelievable. We had so much to eat and everything was so delicious! I especially appreciated that there were many different vegan options. ... We also enjoyed the little town of Brandon, and it was so close to lots of great tourist attractions. ... All in all, this was a vacation we will not soon forget. ... Shelly, Tyson, and Ashley took great care of us, and we're hoping to return once a year!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
roz e wrote a review Sep. 2020
New York City, New York47 contributions40 helpful votes
After 6 months of being quarantined, we decided to give VT a try and I'm glad we did. What a beautiful Inn tucked away in Brandon VT, shy of 5 hours from NYC. The entire family made us feel welcomed the minute we arrived. We stayed in one of their suites, which had more than enough room for me, my wife, along with our dog. It had a fireplace that we didn't get to use and a spacious bathroom with dual shower heads. The bed was comfortable as well as the sitting are that could be converted to another sleeping area. Breakfast was included, from omelette and bacon to oatmeal. We were lucky to have their homemade sconces one morning which is enough to get me back for another weekend. Will definitely be back and thank you for the wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Meryl B wrote a review Oct. 2019
San Francisco, California110 contributions22 helpful votes
We were touring northern New England in October, and stayed at Lilac Inn for 3 nights. Our room, the dining room, and all the common rooms were beautifully furnished. Our room was clean, bed was comfortable. The breakfasts were wonderful - fresh baked goods to start, then daily choices that included excellent omelettes, pancakes, etc. Hosts were helpful, without being intrusive.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn
Responded Dec. 26, 2019
Thank you for being our guests and your review. We are glad you stayed with us and enjoyed the ambiance we have tried to create: modern amenities and the charm of a hundred-year-old summer mansion. We are especially proud of our three courses, cooked to order breakfasts. We hope to see you on a future visit to New England.
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QuietSeeker1 wrote a review Jul. 2019
14 contributions16 helpful votes
We had one night in Brandon on a cycle tour of Vermont recently. After a long day riding, the Lilac Inn was a very welcome sight, and when we got inside we were very impressed. This is a converted old summer mansion surrounded by gardens, with gracious public rooms, a sweeping staircase. large rooms, amazing eclectic furnishings from around the world, and real character. We had a lovely stay, with comfy beds providing a good sleep, and a lovely breakfast to see us on our way. The host is charming and helpful. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Lilacinn, Owner at Lilac Inn
Responded Dec. 26, 2019
Thank you for being our guests on your bicycling vacation. We are very glad you stayed with us and enjoyed our inn. It was originally a summer mansion and was nearly torn down 30 years ago. Needless to say, we are so glad that it was rescued and we feel like custodians, not owners. We are constantly working to make sure all of our guests have a memorable experience while with us, especially breakfasts. We hope to see you on a future visit to bicycling vacation to Vermont.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lilac Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lilac Inn?
Nearby attractions include Brandon Music (1.8 km), Brandon Artists Guild (0.4 km), and Maple View Farm Alpacas (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lilac Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lilac Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lilac Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lilac Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Provence, Gourmet Provence, and The Lilac Inn.
Is Lilac Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Brandon.
Are pets allowed at Lilac Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lilac Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stephen A Douglas Birthplace (0.9 km) and Sanderson Covered Bridge (2.5 km).