America’s Most Charming Inns
Located in the small hamlet of Warren, Vermont, The Pitcher Inn has provided lodging since the days of the Civil War. After a major makeover in 1997, the Relaix & Chateaux property now boasts a fine-dining restaurant and carefully curated rooms and suites. The whimsical yet playful decor in each accommodation represents either a popular local activity or a point of Vermont heritage. (The Mallard room has a distinct duck hunter theme, with antique decoys and guns, camouflage pillows, and a life-size Canada goose hanging from the ceiling.) While most people flock to the Mad River Valley for ski season, activities like kayaking, hiking, or hot air balloon rides make it just as vacation-worthy in the summer—particularly if you arrange for a picnic. Like the upscale 275 Main restaurant and Tracks tavern, the “to-go” menu is a cut above, with items like brown rice salad with grapes and pistachios, or a baguette with artisanal cheeses. See the full article here. Departures.