Manchester Center, VT 

The Inn at Ormsby Hill

1842 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255-9518 US
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Rates: $195 to $535
Total Rooms: 10
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1764. During the Revolutionary War, hero Ethan Allen reportedly hid out in the smoke room at this Federal-style mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln and President Taft are among the other notable guests at this historic treasure. The town's first jail cell still exists in the inn's basement, complete with steel bars and the marble slab where prisoners slept. The inn offers beautiful views of the nearby Green Mountains. Inside, guests will marvel at the inn's conservatory, which was built to resemble a ship and looks out to the gardens and the mountains. Antique-filled rooms offer four-poster or canopy beds decked in fine linens. All rooms include fireplaces and two-person whirlpool tubs. Four of the rooms include steam saunas for two. Innkeeper Chris Sprague's culinary talents, in addition to writing a cookbook, have been heralded in such publications as Food & Wine, Yankee and Colonial Homes. Vermont is bustling with activities, dozens of which are just a short drive from the inn.Publicity and Awards: Gourmet, Getaways for Gourmets, Country Inns, Discerning Traveler, Colonial Homes, Yankee Traveler, Boston Globe.Location: Mountains.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $195 to $535
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 10 total guest accommodations with private bath, 10 with fireplaces, 2 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite.
The types of beds available include King and Queen.


Cancellation: 10 days
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea and Full Gourmet Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Clock Radio, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes, Wireless Internet Access, two-person whirlpool and all with flat screen televisions.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, Phone, Fax and Gift Shop.


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country and Skiing Downhill.

Historic Interest

The adjoining estate to the inn, which itself is listed in the Vermont Register of Historic Places, was home to Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln.
Historic Awards: State Register (Applied) and State Register (Granted).
Historic Memberships: State Historical Society and Local Historical Society.

Romantic Interest

Gorgeous mountain views, quiet and private, fireplaces, and two-person whirlpool tubs