The Inn at Baldwin Creek
1868 North Route 116
What we liked the most: The fireplace that made our gorgeous room radiate with coziness.
What we liked the least: Figuring out how to get the hot water running.
What surprised us: The attention to detail, from warm fluffy robes to the staff's regular check-ins to make sure we were having a good time.
You know you're at the Inn at Baldwin Creek when . . . you wake up after a fierce snowstorm and the staff has completely brushed six inches of snow off guests' cars.
Rates: November-April, doubles $85-$155 excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Presidents Week, and Easter. We paid $155 in March for the Treehouse suite. May-October, $105-$195. Sept. 16-Oct. 16 and graduation weekends, $125-$215. Three-course Vermont breakfast included. Mary's Restaurant open Wednesday through Sunday 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Full bar. Entrees $10-$25.
Directions: From Boston, the Inn at Baldwin Creek is 205 miles, about a four-hour drive. Take Interstate 93 north to Interstate 89 north to exit 12. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Route 2A south. Continue for 5 miles until you reach a T-intersection at Route 116. Turn left and follow Route 116 south for about 20 minutes. The inn is on the left, just before the junction of Route 17.