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By a verified traveler on Mon 31 Oct 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star luxury inn with free WiFi

In Manchester

Within a 10-minute walk of the inn, you'll find Golf Club at Equinox and American Museum of Fly Fishing. Southern Vermont Arts Center and Battenkill River are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this inn. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. A terrace, a garden, and dry cleaning are also on offer.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$199* Per night/room Nov 30 - Dec 1

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

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5 out of 5
Loved this property and had an excellent experience staying there. Everything was very clean and well-maintained and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are planning to return in the future for another visit

Posted by on Oct 31, 2022

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5 out of 5
The location is perfect. It was close to restaurants and shopping and we had a beautiful room it was clean and very comfortable. The only thing is that a lot of the restaurants and shops are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2022

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Weekend getaways

Stayed at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant for a weekend. Wanted to get away from the daily routine and just have a peaceful weekend. The town of Manchester has a gem with this hotel. The staff was very pleasant and the inn was beautiful. Dinner and breakfast was so delicious, very high end cuisine. Spent the weekend surrounded by Vermont mountains and hiking trails. Highly recommend going to equinox pond and lyebrook falls what beauty

Posted by on May 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 15, 2017 by Sean

Many thanks for your thoughtful review! It was a pleasure welcoming you and we are delighted you enjoyed a peaceful escape. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Sean Burpee General Manager

About the The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

Location 17-39 West Rd, Manchester, VT 05254

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the luxury The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Manchester inn.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant offers 20 accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Fireplace
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Reluctant Panther - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Weight limit: 15 lbs
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Reluctant Panther
  • Reluctant Panther Inn
  • Reluctant Panther Inn Manchester
  • Reluctant Panther Manchester
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Hotel Manchester
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn And Restaurant
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant Inn
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant Manchester
  • The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant Inn Manchester

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.