by Kristin Franks
Tucked in the hills of Vermont, this resort offers the perfect New England family vacation. Situated in a country village like setting, each of the 24 rooms and suites boast spectacular views and spacious accommodations. One-, two- and three-bedrooms suites include private bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas and a kitchenette.
A variety of activities are available for all ages ranging from ice skating and skiing to hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and much more! Families can venture out to other nearby attractions, including the Old Stone House Museum, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and the Hardscrabble Sled Dog Tours.
Our Editor Loves
- Country village like setting
- Variety of seasonal activities for all
- Spacious guest rooms and suites
Stayed here for 3 days of biking. Location is second to none. Owners are hands on and food at Junipers is great, as are the drinks at the Spoke Easy.
However, the rooms are old and need help. The porch area hasn't been stained in decades, it was full of leaves and moss and the chairs weren't clean. No AC, no TV, weak Wi-Fi, absolutely horrible soundproofing - you can hear everything in adjoining rooms.
I can't say enough about this spectacular place. It is a perfect mountain bike getaway. The location for mountain biking could not be better as you can literally ride out your front doow and onto trails. Vermont has for years been my heaven on earth but this was my first visit for mountain biking and my first visit to the Wildflower Inn. Every staff member we encountered was warm, genuine and totally service minded. The rooms were lovely with even better views. Even the beds were perfection. Both the Spoke Easy Bar and and Juniper Restaurant had great food and beverage selections. The town to visit is Burke. We loved Burke's Publick House and the fact that the town was sitting at the trailhead to even more trails. We rented bikes from the Village Bike Shop located on the Wildflower's property. Super laid back, fun and knowledgable staff with great rental bikes but also a nice selection of accessories for sale. I could seriously go on and on. It was a trip we are already hoping to make an annual tradition.
My only suggestion - There were no lunch options on site so you had to stop riding and go into town when you got hungry. I'd love to see Juniper's offer box lunch options. Maybe something you could order/pay for at breakfast then pick up from the front desk when you were ready. This way riders could eat and get back to riding rather than needing to get showered, dressed and heading to town as we did. With no fridge in the room, keeping food on hand wasn't an option. That being said, checking out the town of Burke was a really memorable part of the fun!