Brattleboro, VT | Hotels & Inns Guide

The bustling little city of Brattleboro, Vermont, attracts visitors year-round with its thriving arts scene and family-friendly events. Plan your next visit with the help of our Brattleboro, VT, hotels & inns guide.

By Joe Bills

Jun 08 2017


The Inn on Putney Road | Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns

Photo Credit : Elizabeth Campbell Photography
Located in the southwestern corner of the state just over the border from New Hampshire, Brattleboro is one of Vermont’s great little cities. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene, ski jumping, the Vermont Jazz Center, many schools (including the New England Center for Circus Arts), and annual events such as the Winter Carnival and the Strolling of the Heifers. There are many reasons to visit, and nearly as many places to stay. Here are a few of our favorite Brattleboro, VT, hotels, inns, and B&Bs.


The Inn on Putney Road
The Inn on Putney Road | Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns
Photo Credit : Elizabeth Campbell Photography


Originally built c. 1930 as housing for the Brattleboro Retreat superintendent and converted to its current use in 1982, the French chateau–style bed-and-breakfast is just steps from downtown. With its beautiful gardens, miles of hiking trails accessible from the backyard, and six distinctively decorated rooms (four in the main building and two in the former carriage house), there is much to recommend here. From the morning sun of the Mountainview Room and the verdant views from the Garden Room to the Jacuzzi and fireplace in the Maple Room, you really can’t go wrong in choosing your accommodations. Rates include full gourmet breakfast. Named a 2014 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Baronial B&B.”
Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns
1868 Crosby House | Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns
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Built by mill owner Edward Crosby as a wedding gift for his son in 1868, this Italianate Victorian was purchased by its current owners in 1969. After raising six kids there, they transformed it into a bed-and-breakfast in 1997. There are three guest rooms and two suites, all furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles. The original coal-burning fireplaces have been replaced with gas-fired fixtures, but the high ceilings, brass doorknobs, walnut woodwork, and most of the other architectural high points have been lovingly maintained. The Crosby House is located half an hour from downtown, with gorgeous gardens and easy access to hiking and snowshoeing trails. [text_ad]


Located on Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, this art deco hotel has an unusual setup: The lower portion of the building houses the Latchis Theatre, which first opened in 1938 and still hosts first-run movies, independent films, and live shows. Depending on which side of the hotel your room is on, you may have a view of the mountain, the Connecticut River, or the bustling downtown. Named a 2016 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Downtown Value.”
Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns
The One Cat | Favorite Brattleboro, VT, Hotels & Inns
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With just two guest rooms (one with a king-size bed, the other with a queen), this is the smallest establishment on our list, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in personality, books (they’re everywhere!), and cats (two, in fact). For those looking for a hearty start to the day, the One Cat offers a traditional full English breakfast of eggs, British bacon, sausage, baked beans, fried or grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, toast or fried bread, and tea or coffee. Lighter fare is available, too, as well as English muffins cooked from scratch.


Set amid seven acres of lawn and trees, this is not your grandfather’s motel — what with the dry sauna, two pools (including an indoor saltwater pool), steam room, fitness room, and massage room. The on-site Tavern Restaurant is equally good for a quick meal or drinks by the fireplace. The rooms are not luxurious but are clean and well maintained, and they even retain a bit of their old 1970s-era charm. If chains are more your speed, you’ll find a wide selection of brand-name hotels in Brattleboro, as well. Where are your favorite Brattleboro, VT, hotels and inns? Let us know!

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