Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

Bucolic Luxury

Rural luxury defines this Manchester Village hotel. The 20 rooms and suites offer fireplaces, clawfoot soaking tubs, and luxurious bedding. Dining, in a dramatic room with deep aubergine drapes framing breathtakingly beautiful Vermont vistas, is sophisticated: the menu features local ingredients paired with an award-winning wine list. Each season brings different options for adventure, from antiquing to skiing to the many summer festivals. 

Award-winning gourmet dining, lush gardens, and a fireplace in every room

What it's like

You may not be in a hurry to leave your room: lush décor includes Frette robes and 300 thread count sheets, four poster beds set a romantic mood, and every room comes with a fireplace. Complimentary breakfast for two is cooked to order. 

Independent spirit

High-end meets history

Small touches

Homemade chocolate chip cookies are left bedside, accompanying "turndown stories" of local lore--all to set the mood for a peaceful or romantic night. 

Eat and drink

The Main Dining Room has won many awards for it's sophisticated menu founded on superb produce from local farms. The Patio is open seasonally, and offers mountain and garden views plus a raw bar. The Pub can be booked for private dining or events.

Reluctant Panther dining

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Rooms & Rates

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The inn is in the town of Manchester, near downhill skiing at Stratton and Bromley Mountain, local artisan cheesemakers, and shopping at the Manchester Outlets. 
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Guest Services

  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast for two
  • The Restaurant
  • The Panther Pub

Fitness & Recreation

  • Indoor and outdoor activities for all seasons

Meetings & Events

  • Intimate weddings up to 70 people
  • Corporate retreats
  • Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Brunch, Cocktail Receptions

In-room amenities

  • Private en-suite bath
  • Luxurious bedding and plush Frette bathrobes
  • Flat panel TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Malin + Goetz Spa products
  • Daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service
  • Fireplace in each room

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a 1 night advance deposit forfeiture. Stays must be booked through to earn points. Direct bookings or other third party bookings are not eligible.
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