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Cheshire, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived early on a very cold winter day and were so very happy to be able to check in and enjoy the beautiful room with a warming fireplace.We continued to be toasty warm at a table by the fireplace for dinner and again at breakfast the next morning.Breakfast was outstnding and included in the fee. Definety planning to return...

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Ghent, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great room, friendly staff. Two slight negatives; how does the restaurant run out of pancake badder on a holiday weekend? Also, probably from lack of use , tub jets had a distinct odor. Bed was great, near the village, and quiet location.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment we walked in the staff took care of us. They were all so friendly and welcoming. The room was beautiful and cosy. I couldn't ask for a better weekend! We had a fireplace and coffee machine. I had scallops for dinner and it was incredible!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had to spend the night in Manchester because of a meeting we had in the area. We chose the Reluctant Panther and were so thrilled with our one night there that we now plan to return just to enjoy the Inn and all that the town of Manchester has to offer. I called the inn to...

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Wow! What a thoughtful review, thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to know we were successful in making such a memorable impression. Most importantly, it is such a pleasure to know that members of the team were able to assist in personalizing your visit to make your Manchester experience all the more special. We, too,...

Hartford, CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last week was the fifth consecutive year my wife and I had a holiday get-away at the Reluctant Panther. We always look forward to the warmth, charm, service and outstanding food, and this year did not disappoint. There was one minor hiccup with our room the first night and the General Manager (Sean Burpee) could not have been more gracious...

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Peter584, Thank you again for your recent visit to the Inn, it is always a pleasure to welcome you back! Your thoughtful review is much appreciated and will be happily shared with the team as we work hard every day to make our guest experience the most memorable. We are delighted you enjoyed the cozy fireplace in your room...

New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled to The Reluctant Panther for a quick, one night getaway prior to the Christmas weekend. We cannot say enough positive things about this inn. We stayed in the Library Suite which was so tastefully decorated, had a huge king size bed, gas fireplace and large bathroom. Shopped around Manchester for most of the day on...

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ECOWife, Many thanks for your thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to welcome you for a brief getaway and we are thrilled you enjoyed the holiday spirit and decor of the Inn as well as the comfort and coziness of your room. Perhaps on your next trip to Manchester you might consider our Epicurean Package - a two night...

New Jersey
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at this quaint, updated inn. I'm not sure if all of the rooms are suites, but I booked a Superior Room and it was a suite with a lovely sitting room off of the bedroom. It was large, comfortable and very well-appointed for my needs. I enjoyed dining in the restaurant, twice for dinner and...

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lisa V, Thank you for your recent visit and lovely review! All of our rooms and suites are designed with the utmost comfort in mind: to relax in after a long day enjoying all the seasonal activities that Manchester has to offer! While we won't reveal all our secrets, we do wish to be as non-intrusive as possible with...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stayed two nights at the start of a fall colours trip. Our room and bathroom were very comfortable. We had dinner both nights in the dining room and the dinners and breakfasts were excellent. The staff are pleasant and the manager was especially helpful with suggested routes on our journey. The area is scenic and the outlet shops were...

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cmm30, Many thanks for your recent return visit, we are grateful for your review. You timed our Fall Foliage perfectly, it was spectacular - again! To know you enjoyed dinner with us on both nights is a tremendous compliment, especially after our hearty breakfast each morning. There are so many fun activities within town and daytrips throughout the area,...

Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a wonderful facility, outstanding staff and more. We had a Junior Suite, and everything was impeccable. Very well located to the town center. We will be back! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LaFollette, Many thanks for your thoughtful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, from your comfortable Suite, to the warm hospitality of our team. With the heart of Manchester just a mile away and a wide variety of activities within that distance, we enjoy being a perfect spot to take advantage of all the area has to offer....

Reviewed 21 November 2016

great hotel experience Greeted by staff big welcome back and felt like we were coming home Could not ask for a better stay Room had a fire place and a great bathroom big comfortable bed with plenty of blankets and pillows Very warm great restaurant and wonderful wine list Will be back

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Sean B, General Manager at The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Terris F, Many thanks for your visit to the Reluctant Panther in November! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and that our staff put you at ease and made you feel 'at home' as soon as you arrived. That is the best compliment we could hope for! With a cozy fireplace in all our rooms, the perfect remedy...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
20 Room and Suite luxury boutique hotel located in Manchester Village. Newly renovated accommodations, marble en-suite baths, luxurious linens and robes, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Gourmet dining experience in Southern Vermont's top-rated restaurant. An elegant vacation experience in charming Southern Vermont. ... more   less 

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Address: 39 West Road, P.O. Box 678, Manchester, VT 05254
Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Manchester
Price Range: $286 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Our room did get noise from the main street the Inn is on but it wasn't terrible.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenA802, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“For winter stays, get a room with a gas fireplace. In five years we have never had a bad room. Make your reservation and enjoy!”
 of 5 bubbles Peter584, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the deluxe size rooms give you fireplaces and plenty of livable space. Stunning bathrooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles RichH467, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed a ground level suite in the main building and it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles JFV516, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be aware of room location as side road is busy early morning. Early risers should choose the Pond View suite.”
 of 5 bubbles JLG689, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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