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West Hill
House B&B

Warren, VT


Four Poster Suite

“A 19th century farmhouse in the
heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains”

   Weaving up an off-the-beaten-path country lane, guests are first welcomed to the historic nineteenth century farmhouse by glowing candles centered in a triad of dormer windows. A New England tradition, the candles provide a glimpse of the hospitality and warmth to be found within.
     West Hill House B&B is situated upon nine woodsy acres offering mountain views as well as meadows,  gardens, and ponds for the enjoyment of guests. Located close to quaint New England villages, old covered bridges, and an abundance of outdoor recreation, this relaxing inn provides an ideal base for taking advantage of all of these things and more.
     The owners/resident innkeepers of West Hill House B&B,  Dotty Kyle and Eric Brattstrom, are multi-talented individuals whose abilities are creatively reflected throughout the property. They enjoy pampering their guests so they leave with a desire to return soon—as many do. It is an ideal base for visiting an area that is beautiful year-round and a locale where one never lacks for fun things to do.

Strong Points

   Hospitality plus, location & setting,  gardens, gazebo, 3-course breakfast, historical significance, fireplaces in guestrooms available, cable TV/VCR/video library, complimentary refreshments (afternoon tea, homemade cookies, bedtime snacks), a guest refrigerator, wireless/high-speed Internet, in-room telephone/voice mail, individual climate control in guest rooms, “memory” mattresses, Jacuzzi tubs available, wall-mounted makeup mirrors, bath robes, a large game room in attractively restored barn, special packages, a candlelight dinner prepared for guests (with advance notice and an additional charge—minimum of 6 people required).






INN: West Hill House B&B
1496 West Hill Rd.
Warren, VT  05674
TEL.:  1-800-898-1497 
FAX:  (802) 496-6443
8 rooms w/pb
plus 2 suites
RATES: $135-$200
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn: **

Recommended Area Restaurants:
*** The Common Man
*** Warren House Restaurant


Brattle House

Newport, RI


The Beechwood

 “Located within Newport's Historic Gaslight District” 

     The Brattle House, built in 1750 as a private home, is ideally located on Newport’s historic hill inside The Gaslight District. Within close proximity of the harbor, fine dining, and area shopping, The Brattle House offers guests an opportunity to experience one of Newport’s historic homes along with the convenience of being able to walk to many of the city’s most popular destinations.
     Barbara and Joe Tortolani, the amiable owners and resident innkeepers, purchased Brattle House in 1997 and opened it as a bed and breakfast inn during 1998. The Totolanis enjoy innkeeping, and they strive to provide a pleasant inn experience for each of their guests.
     My favorite bed chamber, The Beechwood mini-suite,  overlooks a well-kept side garden. This room features a fishnet canopied bed and a working fireplace. The adjacent private bath has a large shower and an attractive oak vanity with lots of storage area.

     Each morning, a delicious breakfast buffet is served in a charming, Colonial-style dining room. Guests dine at a communal table next to a fireplace. Later in the day, guests are served refreshments in the guest parlor.
    If you desire comfortable lodging, good food, and an excellent location—when traveling to Newport, RI—you will find it all at The Brattle House.

Strong Points

     Hospitality plus, historical significance, location, off-street parking (well-lit at night), side garden, filtered ice water placed in rooms each day, full breakfast buffet, complimentary afternoon refreshments (homemade baked goods) and beverages, background music, special discounts/packages, working fireplace available in 1 guest room, cable TV in guest rooms.






INN: The Brattle House
209 Spring St.
Newport, RI  02840
FAX:  (401) 846-9839
1 guest rooms w/pb
and 1 suite
BREAKFAST: Full breakfast buffet
RATES: $110-$235
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn: *

Recommended Area Restaurants:
*** Vincent's on the Pier