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"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 ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 07 May 2017

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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 American Museum of Fly Fishing and Orvis Fly Fishing. Southern Vermont Arts Center and Equinox Preservation Trust 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 a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

The 20 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities include fireplaces, cable TV, and room service.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$229* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

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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 multilingual staff 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)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant offers 20 accommodations with fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 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). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Fireplace
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining
  • Cable channels
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

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 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.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • 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 10:00 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 5:00 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 10:00 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 5:00 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

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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted

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

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 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.

  • 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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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.