At the Riverside Inn, we welcome individual travelers, families, and groups year-round. The inn consists of two buildings, The Lodge, a large house with 10 guest rooms, and The Motel, with 6 motel-style units.
We are on the bank of the West Branch Little River and exactly halfway along Stowe’s famous recreation path. Many of the town’s finest restaurants, shops and favorite nightspots are within walking distance, and our guests often leave their cars in our car park and explore the area on foot, by bike, or on rollerblades. In season, you can catch the Stowe trolley right outside our door.
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Please feel free to call us on 802-253-4217 or toll-free at 800-966-4217 as we will do whatever we can to help you plan your vacation in Stowe!
an ‘at-home’ experience, featuring a fireside lounge for mixing and mingling with fellow guests Apres-Ski or enjoying a pre-dinner drink in the summer and autumn months
– Two-story former farmhouse has 10 guest bedrooms, 5 bathrooms on the upper floor
– Guests staying in The Lodge share the bathrooms
– Main floor includes a fully furnished kitchen, dining room, living room with a fireplace, and a pool table
– Behind the house is a deck (~250 sq. ft. ) with outdoor chairs, tables and a grill
– Rates start at $69 per night, dependent on room size and season
spacious, well-equipped accommodation for a single night’s rest or for an extended vacation next to the West Branch Little River and Stowe’s famous recreation path
– Each of the 6 units has a private bathroom and features the following amenities:
- Individually-controlled heat and air-conditioning
- Cable TV, VCR and DVD player, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave
– 2 units are reserved for guests with pets
– Rates start at $89 per night, dependent on number of guests per room and season
Is the Riverside Inn for you?
The Riverside Inn is a genuine “old style” Ski Lodge / Inn that dates, in parts, back to 1831. We have found over the years that the vast majority of people who stay with us understand this and love the place. However, we do have a tiny percentage who, as we can often tell from the moment they walk through the door, will not appreciate this. Why they expect a nearly 200 year old building to have an elevator escapes us. Please, please, understand that we mean it when we say the building is rustic. We are easy going and casual. We are not a Holiday Inn or Best Western and nor do we want to be!
Our aim is to provide clean, unpretentious but characterful accommodation in the best location, at the best rates, in Stowe. If that is what you are looking for then please come and join us.
If you are unsure whether the Riverside Inn is right for you (or whether you are right for the Riverside Inn), please complete the following little quiz to help you come to a decision. Enjoy.
Realtors say that the value of a property depends on …
Location, Location, Location!
The Riverside Inn clearly possesses one of the best. We are exactly halfway along Stowe’s famous recreation path and a short walk to many of the town’s finest restaurants, shops and favorite nightspots.
We’ve labeled some of our favorite places on the map below.
Why Stay at the Inn?
You want to accommodate your wedding guests.
You’re bringing your pet dog, cat, lamb etc.
You would like to visit the “Craft Festival”
You are a fan of Mountain Biking
You’re walking the “Long Trail”
You’ve dreamt of seeing the “Fall Foliage” in Vermont
For even more reasons, click here. Or, check out one of the events below.
We try not to have too many “rules” at the Riverside Inn as we really have found that most folks are eminently reasonable and behave just fine when left to their own devices.
However, please note the following:
Rates are quoted in US Dollars, are based on double occupancy and include everything other than Vermont Lodging Tax (10%). Please note that we have NO hidden fees or extra charges such as “automatic gratuities”, “service charges” or “resort fees” which are common in the area. Please be aware of this when comparing rates with other Inns in Stowe.
Check In / Check Out
Our official check-in time is 3 PM and our check-out time is 11 AM. That said we will do whatever we can to accommodate you, so if your room is ready early then you will be able to check in immediately. Alternatively, if you would like to check-out later than 11 AM and the room is not needed for another guest then we will do our best to oblige.
At the Riverside Inn we unashamedly have one of the most stringent cancellation policies in the business. Once a room has been booked it is made unavailable for anyone else. As we are a small business with a limited number of rooms any room that has been held for a guest but is then cancelled will be difficult to re-book. Our rooms are generally considered to be the best value in Stowe because we are able to keep our prices very competitive by maximizing occupancy. We therefore respectfully ask you, no beg you, not to book your room until you are 100% certain that you are coming.
To encourage this we will take 100% of the cost of the stay immediately upon receiving the reservation. Any cancellation received up to 45 days prior to the scheduled arrival will forfeit the cost of one nights stay and any cancellation within 45 days will forfeit the entire cost of the accommodation booked. If you wish to cover yourself then we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (we recommend www.travelguard.com).
In accordance with Vermont Law the Riverside Inn is a 100% non-smoking property. If any rooms were smoked in then a cleaning fee of $250 will be charged.
We welcome pets in some of the Motel rooms but are unable to accommodate them in the Lodge rooms. For more information about bringing your pet to the Riverside Inn please click here.