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Left Wing at the Mt. Philo Inn, spacious, lake views, state park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type hotel suites
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath spacious suite, panoramic lake views, historic building, at park

Situated at the base of Mt. Philo in picturesque Charlotte, Vermont's most affluent town, with stunning panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Mt. Philo Inn offers guests the privacy, spaciousness and tranquility of a home in the country, with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

The historic inn features four spacious suites-- three 3-bedroom and one 2-bedroom —located in separate wings of the building. Each “wing” has a complete kitchen, 2 bathrooms and private entrance way.

The Mt. Philo Inn provides a comfortable and genuine Vermont experience, away from the highways and lights, but convenient to both Burlington and Middlebury. We feature solidly crafted furniture, hardwood floors, stone counters, locally sourced foods, soaps and artwork. Each suite has a kitchen, fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Refrigerators are stocked with a breakfast basket of Vermont products.

The century-old inn is in Charlotte, the heart of the Champlain Valley, with the private, original carriage road to Mt. Philo State Park and its many recreational options. The Inn is surrounded by preserved fields and mountain ranges, but conveniently located with easy access to the restaurants, clubs, galleries, bookstores and shops of Burlington and Middlebury.

Our unique spacious structure is conducive to family reunions, educational retreats, or simple weekends away. A commune in the sixties, the inn is now available by the day, week or month.

Innkeepers for over 25 years, David and Jane Garbose have given thought to the inn’s facelift-- preserving the inn’s gorgeous woodwork and hardware; sourcing local building materials when possible; decorating with a minimalist and eclectic style; and emphasizing products from local companies. The result is an updated classic that exudes a simple elegance and peaceful vibe.

More Details

Property Manager
David Garbose
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About David Garbose

In 1990, Innkeeper David Garbose and partner, Jane Garbose, bought the neglected Charlotte landmark, the Mt Philo Inn.

We rescue things,” says Jane Garbose, co-owner with her partner, David Garbose, of the Mt. Philo Inn. “Border collies, furniture …”

There’s actually an exhaustive list of things that she and David have rescued, including the inn itself — which isn’t an “inn” now, in the customary sense, so much as an assemblage of four spacious, impressively appointed suites that, except for shared walls and connecting foyers, are independent of one another.

“We don’t serve breakfast,” she says, by way of illustration. “We provide a complimentary breakfast basket of wonderful local products — free-range organic eggs, Vermont Coffee Co. coffee, Smoke & Cure bacon, Vermont maple syrup, Dakin Farm’s buttermilk pancake mix. Each suite has a kitchen, and people can make their own breakfasts if they want.”

But her point about rescuing things, besides Izze, the inn’s sociable border collie, is well taken. Standing in the so-called West Wing Suite of their 120-year-old building at the foot of Mt. Philo, she and David are surrounded by beautiful, restored objects with histories predating their arrival at the inn. Desks, lamps, stoves (both the heating and the cooking variety), beds, sofas — all were found on Craigslist, or at yard sales, or through the Burlington nonprofit recycling cum work-training service ReSource.

Amazingly, there’s not a trace of hodgepodge in the inn’s décor. “Jane is a fantastic designer, without a bit of pretense in her taste, so there’s a comfortableness to the place that’s really noticeable,” says Dave. “We stop and consider each purchase. Nothing is haphazard.” Jane finds a connection in her practice calling at the Mt. Philo Inn.

“There’s something intuitive about working with internal spaces — in people and in this building we have,” she says. Dave and Izze climb Mt. Philo every day

David Garbose purchased this hotel suites in 1990

Why David Garbose chose Charlotte

The Mt. Philo Inn is a unique property next to a unique mountain in Charlotte, Vermont's most affluent town. Our 3 bedroom suites provide an unusually comfortable lodging experience. Mt. Philo is one of the only accessible 360° views of a large body of water in New England. Our inspiring setting has easy access to the best recreational and cultural opportunities of Vermont.

There are a huge variety of quality recreational options centered at Mt. Philo and Charlotte that make it a great place to live. Mt. Philo itself is a jewel, with one of Vermont's best views. There are amazing routes out the door for running and biking, in the woods, flats or hills. Great options abound for birding, boating, swimming, hiking, climbing, golfing... the list is huge, and can be found on our website. Charlotte is full of thriving agricultural ventures, a lovely shoreline, and well-appointed homes, with easy access to both Burlington and Middlebury.

There are many nearby cultural options, starting with nearby world renowned Shelburne Museum. Also check out Middlebury College, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Echo Center,. Fiddlehead Brewery, Shelburme Vineyards, the Teddy Bear Factory.

Our local culinary school, has been turning out quality chefs for 20 years, who remain to take advantage of Vermont's amazing local food production, creating fantastic fresh farm-table delicacies.

What makes this hotel suites unique

Spacious (1800 sq. ft.) 2-3 bedroom suites with complete kitchens.

Panoramic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks

Adjoining the 278 acre Mt. Philo State Park with great trails and views.

Private tranquil location in a protected landscape

Historic Inn from 1896 tastefully renovated using local artisans and materials

Only 12 miles to Burlington, 18 to Middlebury

Fully-equipped modern kitchens with Vermont stone counters

Private entrances

Outstanding TripAdvisor reviews

Two stylized, modern bathrooms in each suite

Dog friendly with 278 acres of adjoining dog friendly park

Private porches and office spaces

Original woodwork and ornate antique brass hardware

Free High-speed internet, wired and wireless

Cable TV, modern televisions

24 hr. on-site assistance

Cleaning service available (1 week notice)

Laundry facilities in each suite

Extensive flower gardens and fountain

Landscaped terraces

Refrigerators stocked with Vermont breakfast products

Local and organic soap and bath amenities

Free off-street parking

Safe neighborhood, never trouble

2 miles to Lake Champlain

A Fodors Choice hotel, one of 5 in Northern Vermont

Exceptional TripAdvisor reviews


Charlotte Hotel Suites Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel suites
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Charlotte Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak Essex Jct.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Starry Night Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mad River Glen
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Charlotte Beach

The Mt. Philo Inn is ideally located in rural Charlotte, Vermont’s most affluent town. It is full of successful agricultural ventures, a lovely shoreline, and well-appointed homes, with easy access to both Burlington and Middlebury.

Mt. Philo State Park is located right behind the property, and offers the best accessible 360° views in Vermont! Pack a picnic and head to the park for a day of hiking, nature and fun in the great outdoors.

Whether you come to Vermont in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, you're bound to find something to do. With endless outdoor recreation, as well as an array of indoor cultural attractions, the Lake Champlain Valley offers something for everyone! Mt. Philo is famous for winter sledding, and is the home of jack-jumping.

Bike over the tough mountain gaps or take an easy ride along the lake. Fishing, golfing, hiking, swimming, skiing, sailing, and horseback riding are all available nearby.

The inn is surrounded by preserved fields and mountain ranges, but conveniently located with easy access to the restaurants, clubs, galleries, bookstores, and shops of Burlington and Middlebury. The surrounding cities offer something for every traveler in your group.

Head to the nearby Shelburne Museum to see world-class art and board a steamship. Taste some of Vermont’s finest beers at Fiddlehead Brewery. Take the Charlotte ferry across the lake for an evening drink at the Old Dock. If the season is right, head over to one of Charlotte’s berry farms. Make your kids a friend for life at the Teddy Bear Factory. Shop on the famous Church St. marketplace. Check out the vibrant arts and music scene and try some of our amazing restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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