Stowe Mountain Lodge Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Stowe Mountain Lodge offers rustic elegance throughout, from the impressive lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows to the bright and contemporary rooms. This property has an inviting spa, big outdoor pool with mountain views, acclaimed restaurant, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Simple rooms are large and equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, balconies, and most have working fireplaces. While there is a mandatory valet parking fee and rates are pricey, the hotel does offer a great children's program and an 18-hole golf course on-site.
The Woodstock Inn and Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Woodstock Inn is one of the most outstanding properties in Woodstock, with beautiful, manicured grounds, quintessential Vermont architecture, a gorgeous spa, wonderful fitness and wellness amenities, solid dining options, and a great location in a quiet pocket in the heart of the village. Rooms are spacious and have an understated decor of earth tones with lots of wood and green accents, plus upscale amenities and free Wi-Fi.
The Pitcher Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls
From the outside the Pitcher Inn might appear like a typical New England B&B, but once inside, the quality and character of this property is revealed. All 11 rooms and suites are individually decorated according to a different theme -- such as mountain, ski, or trout -- and feature knickknacks and antiques that are unique to Vermont. Rooms have luxe extras: All have Jacuzzi tubs and radiant floor heating, and some have wood-burning fireplaces, balconies, or huge steam showers. Rooms also offer free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. While the inn offers a delicious restaurant and acclaimed wine list, prices are quite high for the location.
Amee Farm Rating: 3.5 Pearls
With its warm, urban-chic vibe, Amee Farm isn't a typical B&B. Rooms look straight out of an interior design magazine, with a near-perfect combination of rustic, warm, quaint, and stylish touches. Wide-planked hardwood floors, comfortable beds with white, soft linens, and interesting antiques are found in all the rooms. Bathrooms have granite showers with rain showerheads and updated fixtures (though not all rooms have private bathrooms). There are no TVs in the rooms -- only in the common area -- but Wi-Fi is free and available throughout. One perk here is an inviting wrap-around porch with Adirondack chairs for admiring the scenery of the peaceful 40 acres.