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September 4, 2014

Lodging near St. Johnsbury Vermont

FairbanksMuseumRabbit Hill Inn is the perfect lodging choice when visiting St. Johnsbury, Vermont. This luxurious Vermont hotel is just 15 minutes from the center of St. Johnsbury.  When visiting St. Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, treat yourself to a relaxing stay at the Rabbit Hill Inn.  This 19 room bed and breakfast and restaurant is affordable, romantic, luxurious, & delicious.

This great St. Johnsbury hotel also offers the best dining in the St. Johnsbury area. The Rabbit Hill Inn restaurant offers creative fine dining in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. The farm to table menus feature highly seasonal local ingredients.  Menus change frequently and reservations are required.  Enjoy drinks in the cozy pub with full bar, local Vermont craft beers on tap, and a hearty wine list.

Rates always include:

Full gourmet breakfast, afternoon pastries, personalized concierge service & day planning, twice daily housekeeping, free internet, & gratuities for staff (no tipping).

Check website for current specials &  packages. Rabbit Hill Inn is  known for amazing service & hospitality, romantic luxury, and award-winning phenomenal cuisine – all in a relaxed setting.  Tons of activities year round.

This Vermont hotel is conveniently located near St. Johnsbury Academy and many other St. Johnsbury businesses and attractions. Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsbury Atheneaum, Maple Grove Farms and Maple Museum, and Stephen Hunek Gallery and Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain.

Our accommodations are near these St. Johnsbury Businesses & Educational Institutions

  • EHV Weidman – 13 miles
  • Fairbank Scales – 7 miles
  • Littleton Industrial Park – 15 miles
  • Littleton Regional Hospital – 6 miles
  • Lyndon Institute – 20 miles
  • Lyndon State College – 20 miles
  • Northeastern VT Hospital – 11 miles
  • St. Johnsbury Academy – 10 miles
  • St. Johnsbury Industrial Park – 20 miles
  • St. Johnsbury Court House – 10 miles
  • Maple Grove Farms – 8 miles

Our accommodations are near these St. Johnsbury Attractions

  • St. Johnsbury Atheneaum  - 10 miles
  • Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – 10 miles
  • Stephen Hunek Gallery and Dog Chapel, Dog Mountain – 8 miles

August 3, 2014

Rabbit Hill Inn honors all Emergency Responders with special savings on Sept Getaways

VMB_SpecOffers_respondersRabbit Hill Inn celebrates National First Responders Appreciation Day.

To sincerely thank all those who protect our communities, courageously respond when emergency strikes, and selflessly serve us all in our time of need, Rabbit Hill Inn offers this 2-night getaway special package to all our active Emergency Responders – police officers, firefighters, and Paramedics/EMTs.  (Save up to $205.00)

Rabbit Hill Inn “9-1-1 Emergency Responder Special”  available Sept 1 through Sept 18, 2014

Package Includes: 2 nights lodging, afternoon sweets & full breakfast daily, romantic dinner for 2 on one evening, candleglow turndown service, all gratuities for staff.

Be sure to mention “9-1-1  Special” when booking reservation and present proof of active service upon arrival.

** May not be combined with other offers or 3rd party certificates/vouchers

5 fellow Distinctive Inns of New England Inns are also offering First Responders Specials in September.

Click here for more details.

July 6, 2014

Spruce Mountain Hike Trail, Plainfield Vermont

Quick Facts: Easy to moderate incline. 4 miles round trip. Elevation: 3037 ft. Located in the L.R. Jones State Park.  Accessible from March through November.

Spruce Mountain Trail has it all… incredible summit views (especially from the intensely high fire tower), various terrain & wild flowers, lots of neat paths through stone crevices, and best of all, CAVES!

Directions: One hour from Rabbit Hill Inn
Heading east through Barre, take US 302 up the hill towards it’s intersection with VT 110. Continue east on 302 about another mile, turn left onto Reservoir Road (which turns into Brook Road once it enters Plainfield). In approx.  5 miles, the pavement turns to dirt – proceed another 1.5 miles to a junction where you’ll take the right onto East Hill Road. Keep going up the hill until reaching Spruce Mountain Road on the right. Follow Spruce Mtn. Road to the end, where obvious signs mark the trailhead and parking area.

Here is more information on Spruce Mountain Hiking Trail in Plainfield Vermont

 

July 2, 2014

The Alerin Barn- St. Johnsbury, Vermont

mjb__5_Looking for the perfect affordable Vermont wedding venue?  The Alerin Barn in St. Johnsbury Vermont may be the ideal choice.  The Alerin Barn is a beautiful modern port and bean barn, sitting on 170 acres of rolling Vermont landscape. This stunning, well designed wedding venue will set the stage for your Vermont wedding in the Northeast Kingdom.

Click here for full details and contact information on the Alerin Barn in St. Johnsbury Vermont   Or call Christiana at (802) 748-3417.

Looking for places to stay near the Alerin Barn in St. Johnsbury Vermont?  Rabbit Hill Inn is a perfect Vermont hotel lodging option for guests attending wedding events at the Alerin Barn. Rabbit Hill Inn is just 15 minutes away from St. Johnbsury Vermont and the Alerin Barn.

Rabbit Hill Inn also has great honeymoon packages for the Bride and Groom to stay in the St. Johnsbury area after the wedding.

 

 

June 30, 2014

Montreal Jazz Festival June 26 – July 6 2014

montreal_jazz1Calling all jazz fans.  You do not want miss the Montreal Jazz Festival, now in it’s 35th year. This incredible jazz fest keeps getting bigger and better, with performances  from musical superstars like Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross. Plenty of new talent will be showcased as well.

The Montreal International Jazz Festival runs from June 26 to July 6.

Click here for the Montreal Jazz Festival program / performance schedule

Click here to buy tickets to the Montreal Jazz Festival

Looking for a hotel on the way to Montreal? Rabbit Hill Inn is less than 3 hours away from Montreal. Rabbit Hill Inn and restaurant (near Littleton NH and St. Johnsbury VT), is the perfect place to break up a long drive on the way to the Montreal or Quebec City Canada. Treat yourself to an extra special evening and a terrific dinner as part of your trip to and from Canada.

June 27, 2014

Best Lobster Roll Recipe

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Good news for lobster lovers – you don’t have to leave the house to have the BEST lobster roll!!  Every year, the search is on for THE best lobster roll.  Some folks plan their summer vacations based on where to get the very best lobster roll known to man. Others scour the internet reading reviews for this heavenly New England seafood sandwich tradition.  I’ll admit, a lobster roll will always taste better when your by the ocean. But if you just can’t get there, you don’t have to go without.

The fine folks at America’s Test Kitchen, after much research,  are sharing their proven recipe for the BEST lobster roll sandwich!  Need to learn how to cook lobster?  This recipe link also has a video to show you the right way to cook lobster.

Give it a try and enjoy all the finer pleasures of summer right in your back yard.

June 13, 2014

In-Room Massage Services at Rabbit Hill Inn

wellness_massages_01Relax.  Stay right where you are. We bring the pampering directly to you.  Nothing is more relaxing than a professional massage in the privacy and comfort of your guest room.  We would hate to see you waste a moment of your relaxation time driving to a spa, or walking down a hallway, for that matter.  To make it even more relaxing,  there are NO steep hotel spa fees.  Our reasonable rates allow you to indulge (maybe twice).

1 full hour ~ $85  / 1.5 hours ~ $125   (gratuity not included)

 

Things to Know:  

  • All therapists at Rabbit Hill Inn are trained, licensed professionals.
  • Massages take place in the privacy of your guestroom.
  • Advance appointment required. Massages can be 60 or 90 minutes. When booking two sessions, they are done back to back, not concurrently.
  • Massage fee is billed directly to your room. 1 hr – $85, 1.5 hrs – $125
  • Gratuity is at your discretion, and handled privately between you and your therapist.
  • Prenatal massage is available to women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
  • Your relaxation and comfort is paramount. Undress to your level of comfort. Our therapists use specific draping techniques throughout your treatment to ensure that your comfort is maintained.
  • Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to your appointment to avoid being charged in full.  No shows will be charged the full amount.

About Massage Therapist Melissa:

DSC_8534Melissa Weeden is a certified licensed Therapeutic Massage Therapist.  She has been practicing massage therapy for 10 years.  Melissa offers multiple modalities to her clients. Her mission as a body-worker is to provide a calming time of healing through a customized massage service.  She provides her clients with short–term relief and relaxation, as well as long-term care plans to promote health and wellness.

Melissa customizes each session based on the needs and desires of the client. She may combine any of the following modalities during a session: Swedish Massage, Sports Massage and Stretching, Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage, Scalp and Facial Massage, and if desired, Reflexology, and Reiki.

Melissa is well-versed in Prenatal massage ~ available to women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

June 12, 2014

America’s Best Road Trips – Two of them are near Rabbit Hill Inn

1EM_4137-618x410Travel + Leisure Magazine just posted their picks for America’s Best Road Trips.  Lo and behold, two of the 28 listed are near Rabbit Hill Inn. This “Best Road Trips in America” list includes:

  • Mount Washington Auto Road, New Hampshire.  The 40 minute trip from Rabbit Hill Inn to Mount Washington is a glorious drive in itself. And when you get there, the world renown Mount Washington Auto takes you to the most spectacular eight-mile road trip. This incredible ride takes you to the highest peak in the Northeast.  You’ll pass dozens of vista points and waterfalls on the way to the summit. There awaits the brass ring – the dramatic beauty of the Presidential Range.  You can drive your own car, or take a guided tour by shuttle or the historic Cog Railway.
  • Scenic Route 100 Vermont.  Stunning day trips from Rabbit Hill Inn include Vermont Route 100 through the Green Mountains. This leads you to many fun places including Waterbury (how you get to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory) to Stowe Village (home of the Trapp Family Lodge), several Vermont craft breweries, and much more.

When planning your New England vacation, be sure to include both of these incredible road trips. Rabbit Hill Inn is the perfect place to stay to visit both Northern Vermont and the White Mountains & Mount Washington New Hampshire areas. We’ll make sure that you find your way on to these Best Road Trips in the Northeast.

 

June 11, 2014

Rabbit Hill Inn Restaurant: “Upscale, Relaxed, Approachable, Delicious!”

RabbitHill-Kitchen-Dinner-15Rabbit Hill Inn Restaurant is worth a visit. Local diners and Inn guests are thrilled with the new casual, less formal dining. And the new a la carte menu style is a great success. We listened to our guests. They were asking for highly seasonal, locally sourced, sophisticated cuisine, flexible menu, our signature outstanding service, in a relaxed quiet atmosphere.”  This evolution allows Rabbit Hill Inn to be an ideal choice for a romantic anniversary celebration or a casual weeknight dinner.

Rabbit Hill Inn guests now enjoy a variety of menu choices, from small plates (starting at $8) to a selection of large plates (starting at $19). Offerings include a nightly vegetarian special and housemade pasta dishes. The “hard-to-resist” dessert options start at $7. All menus are expertly prepared by the award-winning Four Diamond RHI Chef Team.

Due to the intimate size of the Restaurant, reservations are required. Diners come early to relax in the Snooty Fox Pub for a cocktail, local craft beer, or a selection from the approachable wine list. Come see for yourself why this Vermont farm to table restaurant is getting all the accolades.

For reservations, call (802) 748-5168. Rabbit Hill Inn Restaurant closed on Wednesdays (except during fall peak season).

Recent TripAdvisor review from a local diner: “Even if you don’t stay at the Inn, the restaurant is top class in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! The cuisine and the service are outstanding and, considering the class and quality, very reasonable.”

June 5, 2014

Calling all Garnet Hill Shoppers

If you are a big fan of the Garnet Hill Catalog, then you already know about the amazing Garnet Hill outlet store. Incredible discounts on high quality merchandise. If you haven’t been yet, go check them out right now.  What you may not know is that there is a Garnet Hill Firsts and Seconds Store just 20 minutes from Rabbit Hill Inn.  It’s true!  Not only are the sales great, but there is NO sales tax! Guests are always snagging great Garnet Hill bargains here. You can too. Be aware that their hours are limited – Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday,  10-4:00.

Call Garnet Hill directly at 800-870 3513 for updated hours.

You can keep up on all their special sale events on FaceBook.  You do NOT want to miss those. Eileen Fisher winter coats – $25.  King size quilts – $13.  Children’s clothing for cheap, cheap, cheap.  But even without the special sale events, the savings are excellent.

So, next time you’re at Rabbit Hill… you may want to save a little time to visit Garnet Hill First and Seconds Outlet Store.  You’ll be glad you did.

#GarnetHillDiscounts

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