The Trailside Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The Trailside Inn is a bit of a contradiction, in a good way. It looks (and smells) brand spanking new, with gorgeous pine wood floors throughout and new furniture. Yet there's still a rustic, lodge-like vibe here -- there are no TVs in the rooms, and the surroundings are, in a word, tranquil. It lacks the quirkiness of a B&B (which some will appreciate), and instead favors a cleaner, less cluttered look. It's a good choice for couples looking for some alone time in a secluded setting, as well as for budget travelers -- shared bunk rooms start around $50 per person a night. A year-round outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, cozy common areas, and proximity to the Killington Ski Resort help make this an excellent value pick.
Amee Farm Rating: 3.5 Pearls
In many ways, Amee Farm delivers a luxury experience: Rooms look straight out of an interior design magazine, with a near-perfect combination of rustic, warm, quaint, and stylish touches. But the cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms, and the location is super remote, resulting in rates that are surprisingly affordable.
West Hill House Bed & Breakfast Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The West Hill House is a cozy and homey -- if not quite luxurious -- bed-and-breakfast escape. Each room is different, and all have plenty of space, comfortable beds, and working fireplaces. It's the B&B style of service that makes this place stand out: Details ranging from innkeeper Peter's well-stocked wine cellar, to the mug warmer, to the three-course breakfasts, really make the experience. It's also very close to Sugarbush Ski and Golf resort, although many of Vermont's other tourist attractions are a one-hour drive or more away. Rates are extremely fair for what you get -- often starting around $150 a night.