Ye Olde England Inne
Travel Blogs from Stowe
Left Boston Monday morning after picking up our Chrysler SUV, a nice car but too many bells and whistles so can make a difficult job of driving on the right hand side of the road a little more challenging. We started the journey on an interstate highway which makes the F3 look like a goat track but had no alternative until we got about halfway to Hartford. Left the interstate and followed the minor roads to Sturbridge ...
... and had a great time.
We saw the Cabot Creamery, Went to the Tunbridge worlds Fair, and rode the rides until John almost threw up lunch. Thank goodness it started to rain and we ran for the car.
Time to leave came all to soon, and we are off to CANADA!
Motorcycle: 175 miles, Stowe, VT to Monmouth Maine It's cloudy, but we are dry this morning. We take our coffee and walk downtown. A stop by a Jerky boutique and we learn more than we thought you could about beef jerky. The gourmet jerky is not like the leather you buy in most stores. Mark chats up the own Anthony and ends up with a sample of the good stuff. We walk away with a new appreciation for the product. The ride through the New England mountains is ...
Today was short day obligatory as I have to delay my arrival in Middlebury to Wednesday as my phone is being shipped there by Wednesday. It was a blessing in disguise as the weather cleared up, and the ride down Lake Champlain was beyond awesome, though it became dreadful hot and humid. I met another traveling couple today, Montreal kids my age heading to Boston as well. Unfortunately I got a flat tire and told then to go ...
Early 6 o'clock morning start! Tara and I still sleeping while dad and Max are in the camper ready to go! Tara and I woke up with all the load bangs and pows, we laid back down and were SO happy to officially be on the road! During the driving we took a nap, played on our iPods and watch alot of movies (identity thief, lion king 1 1/2 and Marley and me) we planed on going zip lining but wild cat was closed cause the rain! So instead we dropped by a little place ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ye Olde England Inne Stowe
Returning to the Inne 8 years after our marriage there, we thought we would sample the delights of Stowe in the fall. Ye Olde England Inne was still as excellent as ever. Our room was spotless and comfortable. Service was faultless and the food in Mr Pickwicks restaurant was the best we had tried in New England. Chris and Lyn really know how to run a hotel and made us feel so welcome. If you're going to Stowe don't bother with the rest - Ye Olde England Inne is simply the best!!!!
A Unique One of A Kind Experience
To miss staying at the Ye Olde England Inne while touring Vermont is not an option for me. I have been visiting the Inne for over 10 years and it has become a destination in and of itself.
Outstanding rooms, enviable service, superb dining and the best selection of beer and wine I have ever had at an Inn.
Miss this and weep!
Nostalgia from Brazil
It is spring in Brazil and outumn in Vermont and I miss Ye Olde England Inne. My husband and I fell in love with the Inne before we were married. The beautifull rooms, friendly service and great food were the highlights of my first trip to Vermont. One of the first things I will do when I return to the United States is to have my husband take me to the Ye Olde England Inne to revive those precious moments.
Fabulous Inn and Owners
We have stayed at Ye Olde England Inn every year for about 20 years. The Inn and its amenities are superb. Mr. Pickwick's is wonderful and we cannot say enough about Lyn and Chris. They are terrific hosts and go out of their way to be sure you are happy there. We have stayed at about 100 B & Bs in New England---and this is the one we always come back to. Our summer is not complete without time at Ye Olde England. It's perfect!
We were married at Ye Olde England Inne in early June, choosing the Inne after many happy visits over a period of years. We had scheduled an outdoor mountain service, followed by a reception at the Inne. Well, it rained so hard that the roads up the mountain were closed. The management came to us at breakfast with a well thought-out plan for holding the ceremony at the Inne. They had to un-set the reception tables and take them down, reposition the chairs and set up for a ceremony, and then re-position everything in time for the reception--all this on very short notice--and with a smile! The event went off without a hitch, and now we have a wedding story to tell our children.
We'd like to thank everyone at Ye Olde England Inne for making our wedding day so wonderful. The garden was a perfect setting for our special day, thank you so much for allowing us to hold the wedding ceremony there. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you, and the wedding just topped it all off. Thanks to all of the staff for making us so welcome, especially Leanne and Brian who really looked after us on our arrival and went out of their way to feeding nine weary, hungry travelers after eleven pm when they should have finished work and been on their way home.
A Local Loved the Tasting Dinner
What a fabulous tasting dinner Mr. Pickwick's chef Sam made for us on our 26th anniversary Thursday night! It was truly excellent...and we thoroughly enjoyed it..As local fussy foodies and I, a dessert caterer, who have eaten at every upscale restaurant in town, this special six-course tasting dinner was interesting, beautifully presented and an excellent value. Good job!...
Worth a look
We stayed here for one night (2 adults 2 Children 3 & 5 Years) on the 25th of may 04. What a beautiful place, the hotel gave us the Canterbury Cottage which although around the back of the hotel was great a 2 bedroom cottage with a small but well equipped kitchenette well furnished sitting area bedrooms very clean and well maintained, the bath had a jacuzzi in it wich the kids loved and the chipmonks running around outside. The staff were lovely and helpful and the surrounding area was breathtaking my only regret was we only had one night here. If you stay in the area a visit to the cidar mill is recommended as is Ben and Jerrys.
Wonderful Place to Stay
This was a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I were married there in February 2003. They planned everything for the ceremony, even the flowers! Our room had a marvelous view of the village. The breakfasts each morning were delicious. A free dinner was included in our wedding package, and we were very impressed with their restaurant, Mr.
Pickwicks. The staff was very helpful in arranging activities for us, and making dinner reservations at other restaurants if we desired. The were very knowledgeable of the area and all the activites offered. I would gladly stay here again, and highly recommend it to anyone planning to visit the Stowe area.
One might be suprised to find that deep in the valleys of Vermont is a small piece of "old" England. This is a reasonable attepmt of the two very hospitable English owners to create a "flavour" of the home lands. However, it is fair to say, I believe, that the decor/accomodation are not what one would call traditional "olde" English style, but many Americans will be convinced that it is. The most disappointing aspect of our stay, was the fact that I had very much looked forward to a traditional "pint" of one of the many English ales that were "on tap". However, the most evil thing that one can do to a English ale is chill it to almost freezing!and this is what they had done. The ale was ice cold and tasteless as a result, you've guessed it perhaps you are not in England, you ARE in the USA, a land where all drinks MUST be ice cold! The food is without doubt the highlight of ones stay here. My personal recommendation would be the "Fish and chips", but everything I had was outstanding. One other thing they do very well, is present you with one the best wine lists I have seen, with a heavy influence on the Austrialian selection (a very big plus for me). I had a "Wolfblass 96 shiraz" and it was liquid gold in a bottle! Do try the England Inn, you will enjoy your stay, but if you are English be prepared to remember...you are in the USA!