If you’re staying at a B & B or Inn, you want to experience the local flavors of the area in your breakfast, but you still want things to be memorable. After all, you’re likely to be staying at such a place for special occasions, such as a honeymoon, anniversary or other romantic getaway. Presentation, as in all such endeavors, counts! Rabbit Hill Inn, tucked away in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom — so named for its almost mystical, charming beauty — has been awarded AAA 4 Diamonds for its dining program. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
Rabbit Hill Inn has been a destination for travelers on the road from Boston to Montreal since the late 1700’s. The building retains architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The inn also serves a fine-dining dinner, but that is by reservations only and those spaces tend to fill up. Both meals are solely for guests of the inn.
You really get the taste of Vermont, as most everything for breakfast is either made in-house — as is the case with their “secret” granola recipe, freshly baked goods and artisan sausages — or is locally procured, such as the yogurt.
You select from a choice of two hot entrees, one of which is vegetarian, and the rest of your meal is attractively laid out in buffet form. Fresh fruits and sweet things abound. Steamed brown bread is quite the traditional New England staple: soft, yet still hearty.