Rabbit Hill Inn

Address: 48 Lower Waterford Rd, Lower Waterford, Vermont, 05848, United States | Inn
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This inn, located on 48 Lower Waterford Rd, Lower Waterford, is near Mountain View Horseback Adventures at the Powers Farm.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Rabbit Hill Inn Lower Waterford

    Moody Owners


    My experience at this establishment was very

    dissapointing. Every inn can have a bad day.

    but the service level during our two nights were

    not up to par...Brian and Leslie, whom we had read

    so much about in other reviews...appeared on edge

    for some reason and they were not the most gracious

    hosts.....rooms are nice and the food was good.

    But the karma was not right for us.

    My girlfriend used the term " burned out " and I guess

    thats the best description to describe it.

    We were with another couple and they agreed.

    " we felt like we were in school again.....and

    the hosts were the principal...."

    We just wanted to be alone and thats not the drill

    at the Rabbit Hill Inn, so if you go, be prepared to fall

    in line and do everything on the hosts timetable.

    Way overpriced


    My wife and I found this inn in the Zagat 2005 US Guide and were

    excited to include it in our recent Vermont vacation.

    However, our stay there will rank as one of the worst.

    First, the inn sits next to a major highway and you are

    tuned to the sound of passing cars all night.

    The " luxury " furnishings are great if you shop for clothes

    and furnishings at Target or Sears.

    I guess the first sign of trouble for us was the request for a

    cocktail upon arrival at 4:30pm.

    Our host informed us " That I guess anything is possible, though

    the bar is not open until 5:30pm........" Things went downhill from

    there...the owners appear to be burned out with management

    and even the simplest request was met with a poor response

    attitude....especially from the wife of the owner.

    We had stayed the two previous evenings at the Pitcher Inn

    in Warren Vermont and had the lovliest time in the nicest


    The owners of this property are not used to dealing with

    a luxury clientele or guests that actually expect something

    in return for five hundred dollars an evening...

    It is a " our way or the highway " type environment and

    please avoid this inn if you are expecting any type of

    service or an upscale evening.

    Very comfortable but a but too sweet?


    My husband and I stayed here one night while passing through Vermont. If you love chintz and bows and lace and folky country bric-a-brac, you'll love the Rabbit Hill Inn. I enjoy heritage architecture without all the furbelows, myself. However, the collection of bunnies in every room, in every medium, size and shape, did win me over eventually despite myself.

    When we first arrived, lemonade, tea and pastries were offered in the front parlour, and we helped ourselves, then sat on the front veranda enjoying the hummingbirds and the gorgeous perennial gardens.

    The host was warm and friendly, our room (the Victoria) was large, airy, and very comfortable. The bathroom was well stocked with toiletries, and no detail was overlooked, including a tiny sewing basket on the dresser for those missing buttons. There were plenty of books on the shelf for browsing, the gas fireplace was very romantic, and fresh candles were placed throughout the room. The comfy kingsized bed was made up with quality cotton linens, a summer weight duvet and lots and lots of pillows of all types. Coffee and tea were provided, but bottled waster in the bedroom would have been welcome.

    We strayed down to the pub before dinner for a drink. It was very comfortably furnished, with lots of board games and books scattered about. Our host quickly made sure we had a libation in hand while we waited for the dinner hour.

    Dinner in the dining room was very good. I started with the Abstract Salad of Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Chard, and Chevre, however the tomatoes, which should have been bursting with flavour in August, were ho-hum, and the chard was stringy. The Mustard-Crusted Salmon was delicious, and we ended the meal on a sweet note with Warm Sweet Cherry Frangipane Cobbler. Yum!

    Breakfast was a combination of a buffet, with yogurt, fruits, baked goods, and a hot entree, which was Banana Bread French Toast. More yums!

    Service throughout our 24 hour stay was gracious and attentive. If you don't mind the "sweetness" of what passes for proper New England Inn decor, you'll enjoy yourself at the Rabbit Hill Inn.

    Magical Memories


    My fiance and I stayed at the Rabbit Hill Inn on 4/29/05 and 5/2/05. This beautiful country inn is MAGICAL. It is easy to find off either I-91 or I-93 (about 5 miles off interstate.) This is a five star establishment all the way! After reading many reviews we had high expectations. RHI did not disappoint and we were even more impressed than we expected! Every detail and special touch is thought of to make your stay wonderful. We stopped on our way to and from Canada. Our first night stay was in "Reflections." Very charming and comfortable. We had a delicious dinner in the dining room. Service is impeccable and everyone sincerely wants to make you feel special. Our second stay was in "The Loft." This is a very special room with jacuzzi and fireplace found through a secret staircase. The room is huge!! Overall this is the cleanest hotel/inn/home we have ever visited. Brian and Leslie, the innkeepers are accessible but not intrusive. Unsurpassed quality and attention to detail will delight even the most discriminating traveler. We can't wait to return for more special memories at the Rabbit Hill Inn.

    Cannot wait to return.....


    My husband and I have stayed here twice already...the first time in the Canopy Room and the second time in the Loft. Pure heaven. Total Peace. Amazing Romance. Brian and Leslie make you feel like family and we cannot wait to return. Such a treat!!!!!

    Quintessential Vermont Inn (The way it should be)


    My wife and I enjoyed our stays at the Rabbit Hill Inn immensely. From the romantic trappings of "Molly's Promise" to the elegant 5 course dinner served to perfection our time spent with Brian and Leslie was wonderful. One of my favorite memories was a moonlit walk down Lower Waterford's "mainstreet". It was late February and the ground was snow covered. It was whisper quiet as my wife and I walked hand in hand through snow gently falling.

    The inn is as comfortable as it is romantic. The common areas are fun to spend time in and you feel at ease in them. I highly recommend the Rabbit Hill Inn. You won't be disappointed.

    A Great Place to Stay


    My husband and I have stayed a RHI three times. Our first time was in 1994 and been back twice since then. The place is so romance with all the music and candlelight. What we really enjoy is that there is no TV or phone in the room, it can just be the two of you. Leslie and Brian makes so feel so comfortable being there. There is so many things I can say about RHI. You have to experience yourself to find out what all of us are saying about RHI. There is no place like it. So visit it and find out!!!!!!!



    My husband and I stayed at this wonderful inn last June after enjoying a New England cruise. This was our first experience staying at a B&B and we are forever spoiled. We booked the Samuel Hodby suite and were touched by the personal note left by Leslie and the bold, vibrant, colors of the room. The fireplace was a favorite with my husband and I enjoyed the huge whirlpool tub.

    The surrouding area of Lower Waterford and Franconia, New Hampshire, make exploring an adventure. We visited Franconia Notch State Park and spent many hours driving through the beautiful countryside.

    Dinner at the Rabbit Hill is magnificent and breakfast is extraordinary. The french toast made with pumpkin bread was out of this world, as was the homemade granola. Desserts were also scruptious.

    A favorite past time was to read the journal entries left by previous guests. It was fascination to read about other visitors from all over the world that had enjoyed a few days at Rabbit Hill.

    We highly recommend the Rabbit Hill and hope to visit again. You won't be disappointed.

    Tranquility, Romance and Pampering at its best


    My husband and I have stayed at Rabbit Hill twice over a few years, and each time Brian and Leslie have provided the most personalized, and attentive service and atmosphere that resulted in the perfect romantic relaxing get away. The food is amazing, and all the staff at RHI are great. Leslie and Brian truly invite you into their home and take your worries away! A must stay!!

    Ultimate in romance


    My husand and I have stayed at many inns in New England but this one is still our favorite. The location of this inn will bring you back to the pleasant past where life was simple, beautiful and quiet. We had a large suite with two huge rooms and a big screened -in porch overlooking the mountains. The room was elegant, cozy and romantic. After having a scrumptuous meal we came back to our room and found the fireplace going, soft music playing, our bed turned down and best of all - someone had lit candles on our porch. There was alot of attention to detail and the service was fabulous. My husband and I can't wait to go back.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Rabbit Hill Inn Lower Waterford

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

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