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12 Instagram-Worthy Boutique Vermont Hotels for your Next Trip

By Adam LouisMay. 2, 2023

We’re big advocates of using your hard-earned vacation as a time to fully relax, unwind, and unplug. It’s one of the best parts of getting away; leaving all that work, hustle, and social scrolling behind. Conversely, when you’re in a place as gorgeous and picturesque as Vermont, it can be difficult not to embrace that influencer state of mind, and just snap up some shots for the ‘gram. You know, meadows of green grass and sunflower fields, moody foliage-covered back roads, sweeping snow-capped mountain vistas - trust us, we get it. 

As far as photogenic accommodations, the properties below are among the most reel-worthy digs we’ve encountered. From rustic-chic mountain lodges to grand resort getaways, stunning bed and breakfasts to designer farm stays, if you want to make your followers green with envy, it’s time for a trip into the Green Mountains.

Hill Farm by Sagra Cottage in Misty Morning
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Hill Farm by Sagra

Sunderland, VT

Starting at $209/night

Hill Farm by Sagra is a contemporary take on a historic bed and breakfast. Located on a 70-acre homestead in Southern Vermont, Sagra is surrounded by rolling green hills and dramatic mountain views. Offering stays in their newly renovated main inn rooms, as well as private cottages - the design and style is simultaneously understated, minimalist, and artisan, and provides an instantaneous feeling of calm. The on-premise restaurant The Grange is helmed by former Blue Hill at Stone Barns chef Austin Poulin and is an absolute must-visit for any farm-to-table food lover.

What guests are saying: “Stayed for the weekend at one of the houses / cottages. The place was BEAUTIFUL and the food was amazing. The breakfast which is included had 3 options every morning and was different both days. The tasting menu for dinner was out of this world - Austin the chef is wonderful. Amazing hikes in the Green Mountains and the town of Manchester is cute and fun to walk around. Also highly recommend the Farm Tour. 100% would go back!”

The Grafton Inn

The Grafton Inn

Grafton, VT

Starting at $189/night

Grafton itself is a photogenic Shangrila, in no small part due to the presence of The Grafton Inn. A white-washed brick and column wrap-around porch (complete with hanging flowers and rocking chairs) greets you as you first arrive, and the picturesque charm doesn’t ease up throughout your entire visit. The rooms are elegant and inviting, harkening back to the inn’s storied past as a turn-of-the-century destination establishment, yet thoughtfully updated with all modern conveniences and amenities. 

What guests are saying: “This Inn is the total package if you are looking to unplug and unwind! Beautiful buildings (yes more than 1!!!) make up the Grafton Inn, each with its own charm and personality. Guest rooms are spacious, well stocked with coffee and toiletries. Fun game room space, delicious home made cookies daily, and an amazing pub restaurant with live music!! This was a girls weekend and we had a blast!”

Talta Lodge Bluebird - Common Area with Fireplace
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Talta Lodge

Stowe, VT

Starting at $148/night

A quick perusal through Talta’s social feeds and you’ll know you’ve picked the right place for your boutique basecamp. Clean Scandinavian design influences can be found from the moment you walk into the lobby and continue into each of the rooms and suites. Built with the adventure-seeking visitor in mind, the custom gear storage and organization units are equal parts functional and artistry, and, as with the entire experience at Talta, we are thoroughly impressed. 

What guests are saying: “The modern Scandinavian design makes your stay here wonderful, with clean relaxing rooms and beautiful lounge areas.” “Talta is nestled among the beautiful trees of Stowe and has a river running along the back of the property. Perfect fall "backyard" full of colorful leaves. Games, cozy fire pit, seating along the river, and sprawling outdoor area compliment the entertaining and social indoor spaces.”

Kimpton Taconic Hotel - Summer Building Exterior
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Kimpton Taconic Hotel

Manchester Center, VT

Starting at $224/night

As a Kimpton property, it will come as no surprise whatsoever that the Taconic is both grand and luxurious. What’s so impressive is that they also seamlessly achieve a welcoming sense of coziness and intimacy. With a wonderfully inclusive dog policy, your pup pal can make an appearance in all of your photoshoots, and trust us, there will be ample opportunity. From the spectacular grounds and lobby, to the massive covered porch and firepit. At night, be sure to join in on the complimentary wine and cheese hour, followed by an amazing dinner in the scenic downstairs restaurant, the Copper Grouse.

What guests are saying: “To put it simply, the Taconic is a wonderful hotel. The Taconic is small enough to offer extraordinary service but large enough to offer great amenities” “Simply stated... Stunning! This hotel is simply beautiful. All the decor details were well thought out. Everything about this hotel is beautiful from wallpaper, drapes, bathrooms, etc.”

Twin Farms - Dorothys Room with Four Poster Bed
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Twin Farms

Barnard VT

Starting at $2550/night

That’s no typo on the nightly rate, but when you consider the sheer decadence and luxury that is in store for you during your stay at Twin Farms, it becomes far more intriguing. Twin Farms is one of the few all-inclusive resorts in New England, and we can guarantee that the culinary experience is beyond perfection. Inspired by the Vermont seasons and the estate-grown herbs and vegetables, the rate at Twin “includes all meals, wine pairings, and spirits enjoyed in our public dining areas, indoors and out, or in your own cottage or suite.” In fact, everything is included during your stay; the Japanese Bath House, the fresh-pasta-making class, even the fly fishing, or art tours. The list of activities and events at this 300-acre estate is seemingly endless.

What guests are saying: “I am incapable of describing in words all that is Twin Farms. We stayed there in early May 2022 and the experience absolutely blew us away. Frankly, it has ruined other vacations for us going forward but that's the price we had to pay, I guess! I really want to gush about all the details that made our stay incredible but I feel like that would be sharing their top secrets.”

Hotel Vermont - Lobby with Fireplace and Stairs to Juniper
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Hotel Vermont

Burlington VT

Starting at $192/night

If you’re looking for rustic-chic, Hotel Vermont has your answer. With their fabulously dazzling lobby welcoming you to a perfect Burlington getaway, and their modern, sophisticated rooms prepared to make your downtime as lavish as possible, Hotel Vermont is one of our favorite ways to experience the Queen City. Located on the first floor, Juniper has been serving up delicious food and creative cocktails since day one. Be sure to enjoy the fire pit patio with views of the lake and surrounding city, all just a few blocks away.

What guests are saying: “Absolutely loved the location & atmosphere of the rooms! The local goods included in the room (soap, bath robes, toiletries, books) were a charming added touch! Staff were friendly & they even have little brochures of recommendations in all parts of the city. Would absolutely stay again if I’m lucky to be in Burlington again!”

Topnotch Resort - Summer Outdoor Pool
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Topnotch Resort

Stowe VT

Starting at $350/night

If you can’t get a jaw-dropping photo during your stay at Topnotch, the only explanation is you forgot your phone or camera. With Instagram-able opportunities around every corner, this mountain retreat is stunning in all four seasons. From the sublime pool and patio to the 35,000-square-foot award-winning spa, the excellent farm-to-table dining to the elegant accommodations - everything you’ll find at this Green Mountain haven is understandably Topnotch.

What guests are saying: “Had a fantastic time here and would definitely say it is worth the visit for a relaxing luxurious stay. The attention to detail was amazing and the staff were very friendly. Rooms were clean and the grounds were perfect. We came in an electric car (a Tesla) and they had complementary charging... that was a huge plus for us.”

Mountain Meadows Lodge - Summer Aerial View with Kend Pond
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Mountain Meadows Lodge

Killington, VT

Starting at $251/night

Modern, luxurious comfort set in a 180-year-old historic cow barn and farmhouse on the banks of a 100-acre pond - if you’re imagining Vermont perfection, this is it. And just in case all those snapshots of rough-hewn timber beams, stone fireplaces, and red Vermont barns aren’t enough to fill up an entire album, adrenaline junkies can get their fix at Killington and Pico ski mountains, mere minutes down the road.

What guests are saying: “Beautiful boutique hotel with incredible scenery. The lake was ideal for kayaking and swimming. Hiking and biking trails. Felt like summer camp with all the extra frills. Beautiful rooms, wonderful drinks, sauna, and evening campfire.”

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Seesaw's Lodge

Peru, VT

Starting at $286/night

Seesaw’s was already a legendary local gathering spot, but the recently implemented updates, additions, and renovations have secured its impressive status throughout the next generation! These adorable and lavish cabins and suites are insanely photo-worthy, and the Warming Hut tiny house bar is downright magical. Be sure to enjoy at least one night’s dinner in Johnny Seesaw’s Restaurant complete with the original circular fireplace.

What guests are saying: “My husband and I just spent the most relaxing weekend at Seesaw's Lodge! The Lodge is absolutely stunning. All the rooms are gorgeously decorated with a woodsy yet modern style (perfect for photos). The kitchen and living room areas are spacious, cozy, and have the dreamiest window light.”

Barnstead Inn - Large King Suite
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Barnstead Inn

Manchester Center, VT

Starting at $280/night

The Barnstead Inn can be found in idyllic Manchester Center. The attention to detail and labor of love the owners have poured into this luxury farmhouse lodging is readily apparent wherever you point your lens. The suites are positively dazzling with amenities like copper soaking tubs, stone fireplaces, and custom-built beds. With marble-lined downtown Manchester just a short walk away, your activities and dining options are limited only by the length of your stay.

What guests are saying: “We stayed at the Barnstead Inn for a girls weekend in August 2021. It was incredible, probably my best Bed & Breakfast experience ever. Our room (the Dorset Room) was immaculately clean, the decor and bathroom were gorgeous. There was always coffee available and morning breakfast was amazing. Pop up food vendor on some evenings was great. Also loved the tavern and being able to get a drink by the fire in the evening.”

Red Rooster at the Woodstock Inn - Exterior Entrance
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Woodstock Inn & Resort

Woodstock VT

Starting at $289/night

Woodstock is a perennial favorite to top “prettiest small town in America” or “most quintessential New England village”, and many would argue that the crown jewel of this town is the iconic Woodstock Inn & Resort. Simply stunning from the moment you drive onto the property, the wide steps of the front portico, the 10,000 square foot LEED-certified spa facility, the timber-framed Red Barns - everywhere you turn is another chance for a breathtaking photo and experience.

What guests are saying: “Beautiful New England charm and elegance in a first class hotel. Location is fantastic in the heart of a quintessential town, Woodstock village. Second to none in every category a can't miss property with all the amenities. Restaurants and bars are excellent! Enjoy.”

Wilburton Arial Foliage Valley View
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The Wilburton

Manchester Center VT

Starting at $311/night

Embrace your inner Gatsby at this Green Mountain mansion retreat. With wide sweeping views of the Mt. Equinox valley from virtually every room, suite, and cottage, this 30-acre estate is simply a stunner. With an annual Murder Mystery, one-of-a-kind sculptures (including a set of 20-foot golden Egyptian statues!), delicious food and drink, and the most welcoming hosts you could possibly imagine - The Wilburton is high atop our list of favorite destinations to relax and recharge in the state.

What guests are saying: “What a spectacular place to get away. Something out of a great novel. Gilded age mansion - but complete with all the modern conveniences. The property is just gorgeous - green mountains surrounding the beautiful lawn and refreshing evening breezes at night. My room was lavishly appointed and enormous. And what a view to wake up to - mists over the hills.”

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