To afford you the greatest flexibility regarding your accommodations, Diverse Directions allows YOU to choose where you’ll stay each night of your tour. Whether it’s economy motels, luxury inns or, some combination of the two, the choice is always yours.
Once you’ve told us where you would like to stay, we’ll reserve your room(s) on your behalf. Since we do not bundle the cost of accommodations into the tour package price you’ll pay us, you’ll pay your innkeepers directly, usually at time of check-out less any deposit paid at time of booking.
When ordering your Diverse Directions tour, you’ll be asked to identify your top-picks for each overnight destination. So, before ordering your tour from us, review your options on this page, visit the websites of the establishments of interest and rank your selections.
Of course, if you’d like to explore options in a particular overnight destination which we have not listed (including Airbnb’s and campgrounds), that’s fine too. Remember, from economy motels to luxury inns, the choice is yours!
The Fan House B&B offers three luxurious, European-style rooms with exquisite decorating, exceptionally comfortable beds with 300+ thread count linens and down comforters, and lovely grounds. Relax. Enjoy the fireplace. Schedule a relaxing massage treatment in the privacy of your own room and enjoy farm-to-table breakfasts using only fresh and locally sourced produce. $$$
The Harvest Barn Inn is an 1897 Vermont farmhouse with splendid cliff-top views of the mountain-laced Connecticut River winding its way through the historic village of Bellows Falls. During your stay, you’ll enjoy an endless cookie jar and a chef-prepared breakfast. Located 20 minutes by foot from downtown Bellows Falls and the Amtrak station. $$
The Latchis Hotel is a 30 room, full-service hotel located in the center of downtown Brattleboro. Built in 1938, much of this landmark’s original art deco style has been retained over the years. The hotel is conveniently located near restaurants, a movie theater, shopping and the Amtrak station. Light continental breakfast served. $$
The Inn on Putney Road is a warm, classically appointed 6-room bed & breakfast located 10 minutes north, by foot, from downtown Brattleboro. Amenities include full breakfast, hot tub, lovely garden and access to walking trails. $$$$
Built in 1868 by mill owner Edward C. Crosby as a wedding gift for his son, this Italianate Victorian home has been lovingly restored to provide B&B guests with all the modern amenities including full breakfast. Located 15-20 minutes, by foot, from downtown Brattleboro. Availability is limited. $$$
The Corner’s Inn offers clean and comfortable accommodations with a classic Vermont country inn vibe. On weekends, the inn serves private dinners where, weather permitting, guests can dine under the stars on a beautiful deck with lovely views of the Green Mountains. $$
The Fullerton Inn Bed & Breakfast, located on the Village Green, combines the ambiance of a classic country inn with modern amenities and the comforts of home. With over 20 rooms to choose from, the Fullerton offers a variety of room configurations, as well as the convenience of an onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, most days. $$
This beautiful family run Victorian inn, located just north of the village green, was built circa 1850 as a family residence for Dr. Abram Lowell. Each room is elegantly appointed featuring fresh flowers, fluffy robes and towels, beautiful antique furniture and flat-screen TV. Gourmet breakfast served. $$$
What had once been defunct mills on the banks of the Sugar River in Claremont, are now The Common Man Inn and Restaurant. The Common Man is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Claremont and offers warm, spacious rooms and suites with an urban loft vibe and complimentary breakfast. Both the restaurant and the Inn offer sweeping views of the falls and the Sugar River. Ask for a patio seat at the restaurant in warmer weather. You won’t be disappointed! $$
The Grafton Inn offers 45 rooms, including seven suites and four guest houses. All accommodations offer plush bedding, cozy sitting areas, luxurious private baths and beautiful antique furnishings. Amenities include fitness center, seasonal swimming pond, outdoor tennis courts, paddle tennis court, massage services, game room with pool table & ping pong and wonderful dining. $$$
Overlooking the Dartmouth College Green, the Hanover Inn offers a historic boutique hotel experience. New England charm pairs with modern amenities to create an unforgettable stay. Located next to the Hopkins Center for the Arts and Hood Museum, the Hanover Inn offers 108 finely appointed guest rooms, restaurant and fitness center all just steps from shopping, entertainment and nightlife. $$$
Located 4 miles from Dartmouth College on 16 acres, The Trumbull House offers warm, individually decorated, spacious rooms with flat-screen cable TV and private ensuite bathroom. A hearty breakfast is served each morning and features foods from the local organic farm, fresh fruit, muffins, and hot coffee or tea. Enjoy the lovely grounds, library and business center. $$
Peacefully located in the center of town, the Three Mountain Inn offers a luxurious and historical setting overlooking the woodlands and trails of Jamaica State Park. Whether you are relaxing by one of the many wood-burning fireplaces, indulging in the chef’s incredible breakfast, or exploring the various nearby outdoor activities, the Three Mountain Inn is sure to delight your senses.
The Cold Moon Farm B&B is a luxurious escape and is conveniently located between the village of Jamaica and the Stratton Mountain Resort. Guests are invited to learn about farming and become as involved as they wish in the daily activities of the farm. Wake up each morning to the sound of a rooster and enjoy a delicious farm fresh breakfast featuring the farm’s own fresh eggs, piping hot baked bread, homemade yogurt, and great hosts to help you plan your day. $$
The Rowell’s Inn is a remarkable 19th century stagecoach inn, nestled in the Green Mountain region between the towns of Londonderry, Weston, and Chester. The Rowell’s Inn offers a cozy, family-friendly, Bed & Breakfast experience plating good eats and sweet treats. A hidden gem! $$
The Blue Gentian Lodge is a cozy alpine-style ski lodge with great views. 13 rooms, private bath & TV. This charming 13 room B&B has a seasonal outdoor heated pool and warm, home-like common areas. A hearty complimentary breakfast is served each morning. $$
Built in 1829, the Pettigrew Inn B&B is located at the base of Okemo Mountain on a quiet village street but nearby a variety of shops, restaurants, and local watering holes. The Inn offers 15 graciously appointed guest rooms, lovely common areas to relax in and enjoy and a serves a sumptuous breakfast daily. $$$
The Main and Mountain offers 13 modern rooms boasting memory foam beds, televisions, in-room gear closets, Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee / tea, and more. This modern, urban-chic hotel is walking distance to restaurants and shopping and is home to a popular watering hole serving craft beers and artisan cocktails. $$
The Governor’s Inn is an elegant Bed and Breakfast in the former home of Governor Stickney. Located steps from downtown Ludlow, it is walking distance to restaurants and shops. The Inn offers a diverse selection of comfortable and tastefully decorated guest rooms featuring jetted bathtubs and gas fireplaces. Enjoy the lovely common areas with their two fireplaces, lots of books, and board games for your entertainment, and of course, a delicious breakfast. $$$
Overlooking Echo Lake, this stately, Victorian inn was once frequented by President Calvin Coolidge. Quaint rooms feature antiques, while condos add full kitchens, and wood-burning stoves or gas fireplaces. The restaurant has a porch with seating, and there’s also a pub, and a cozy living room with a fireplace. Other amenities include breakfast, a tennis court, outdoor pool, garden, plus canoes and row boats. $$
This boutique waterfront inn is located outside of Ludlow nestled between Echo Lake and the Black River. The Inn at Water's Edge offers eleven recently renovated rooms each uniquely and beautifully decorated with adjoining, private, custom-tiled bathroom and handmade toiletries developed exclusively for the Inn. Breakfasts at the Inn are a delight to the eye and palette featuring delightful farm-to-table creations.
The Lyme Inn, located in the center of this quintessential New England town, offers historic elegance and contemporary luxury in a casual country setting. The Inn offers nine guest rooms and five suites each individually decorated. Amenities include complimentary high-speed internet, in-room refrigerators, a light breakfast and on-site restaurant. $$
The Dowds' Country Inn, known also as the Latham House, is a historic home that was renovated in 1989 into a quaint, country bed & breakfast. Over the years, this family owned and operated Inn, has grown to include 20 guest rooms and a restaurant offering hearty American fare, a full bar including eighteen craft beers. $$
The Four Columns Inn and its Artisan Restaurant are located on a lovely village green in historic Newfane. The Four Columns Inn offers a long tradition of warmth and hospitality, newly decorated, well-appointed guest rooms, fitness center, game room, seasonal pool, delicious breakfast, onsite restaurant and extensive hiking trails on its beautiful grounds. $$$
The Norwich Inn captures the essence of the VT / NH Upper Valley. Dartmouth graduate, Colonel Jasper Murdock, originally built the Inn in 1797. After a devastating fire, the Inn was rebuilt in 1890 and still exudes its original Victorian charm featuring fine dining in its cozy dining room and bustling pub while offering modern amenities including an exercise room. $$$
Originally built as a stagecoach stop, the Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast retains its historic country charm while providing all the best amenities for today’s travelers. The lush, idyllic grounds include five acres of grassy lawn, fruit trees, gardens, and a bridge over a brook leading into the hilly woods of a state forest. Guests are encouraged to visit the Inn’s sheep and free-range chickens year round and to tour the honeybee hives in warm weather. $$
This warm and cozy inn dates from 1793 and was once the home of a Vermont governor. Country-style rooms with private bathrooms feature period furnishings, as well as modern amenities and of course, breakfast is served daily. The candlelit dining room serves New England cuisine at dinner; after dinner, enjoy a cocktail at the Inn’s handsome tavern. $$$
This laid-back hotel is a short walk from Quechee State Park, Quechee Gorge, and a variety of shops and restaurants. The inn offers motel style rooms accessed via exterior corridors. Amenities include a fitness room, an indoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast. $$
Built in 1817 as the Saxtons River Hotel, the Saxtons River Inn and Restaurant sits in the heart of the small village of Saxtons River, just 4 miles from Bellows Falls. Dine on the patio, relax in the garden, or settle in beside the fireplace in the parlor. Each of the 16 charming and spacious guest rooms have private baths and some offer balconies. $$
The Moore’s Inn B&B is located on a knoll overlooking the picturesque village of Saxtons River. The six second floor rooms are equipped with telephones, cable TVs, refrigerators, coffee makers and private baths. Coffee and breakfast cereals are available in the rooms. $
Built in 1903, the Hartness House Inn was originally the mansion of James Hartness, inventor, astronomer and Governor of Vermont from 1920 to 1922. The estate features over 35 acres of woodlands and sweeping lawns. The Hartness House Inn offers fine dining, comfortable accommodations, a spa and wellness center and is located a short walk from the center of town. $$$
The Inn at Valley Farms is a family-owned and operated “farmstay” bed and breakfast offering accommodations in an elegant 1774 Colonial home serving a decadent three course candlelight farm-to-table breakfast using the farm’s own organic farm fresh eggs and produce. $$
Housed in an 18th-century farmhouse, this culinary B&B, offers 12 rustic-chic rooms with ensuite bathrooms, hot breakfast, afternoon snacks, a wine cellar with a chef’s table with gourmet, locally sourced food is served in the fine dining restaurant and tavern. $$$
The Colonial House is located only 1.5 miles from the center of the charming village of Weston. Here you can enjoy your stay in one of the Inn’s cozy bedrooms or in one of the larger motel units offering private bath, television, and a covered porch. All rooms are all furnished in a comfortable country motif. In addition, the porches which overlook the Green Mountains have Adirondack chairs for enjoying pleasant Vermont afternoons. $
Located in downtown White River Junction, this 19th-century, redbrick hotel is a short walk from the Amtrak station, variety of urban-chic shops, restaurants, local watering holes and live entertainment. The traditional rooms have ensuite bathrooms and offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Suites add sitting areas. $
This upscale inn dates from circa 1815 and was once owned by famous publisher Max Perkins. The 9 rooms mix antiques and contemporary decor, offering Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD players. Ensuite bathrooms feature tiled heated floors, while some have claw-foot tubs. Breakfast is served. Conveniently located in downtown Windsor. $$$
Set on 14 acres, this refined B&B in a restored turn of the 20th-century mansion located less than a mile from downtown Windsor. Elegant, individually furnished rooms offer free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathrooms. Some have decorative fireplaces, patios, and 4-poster beds, as well as sitting areas, vaulted ceilings and/or claw-foot tubs. Breakfast is served. $$
Housed in a 19th-century Federal-style building, this historic inn offers 14 plush rooms steeped in cozy charm with lots of modern amenities. The Inn’s rustic-chic restaurant, the Ransom Tavern, is a popular spot for authentic Neapolitan fare and a large selection of craft beers. $$
Enjoy a memorable countryside bed and breakfast experience where the setting is spectacular, the beds are comfortable, the hospitality is friendly, and breakfasts will be hot, hearty, and homemade using the farm’s own fresh eggs, maple syrup, honey, and garden delights. Also offering a selection of afternoon teas with home baked treats. $$
Cozy, old-world rooms with private bathrooms and period furnishings feature cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms add fireplaces, 4-poster or canopy beds, and 2-person whirlpool tubs. A 3-course breakfast is served in a refined dining room or on a garden terrace. There’s also a bar with stained glass windows. $$$
Overlooking the Ottauquechee River, this relaxed hotel in an airy building offers bright rooms featuring traditional New England-style decor, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and mini fridges; most have river views. Some rooms add fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and/or 4-poster beds. Morning tea and coffee are complimentary. There is also a furnished wraparound porch and riverside seating. $$
This colorful adults-only B&B offers 9 bright, individually decorated rooms and suites with private bathrooms. some have sofas, sloped ceilings, claw-foot tubs and/or heated floors. Cooked-to-order breakfast is served in the kitchen. Complimentary snacks are available 24/7. There’s also a cozy library and a garden. Minimum-stay rules may apply. $$$
Wow! David is remarkable! Whatever seemed to go awry, whether a flat, another flat, rain or even support when I had to leave early, David had a back-up plan already developed when he sent a quick reply and made it happen! He was patient, kind and professional at all times. I recommend Diverse Directions Cycling Tours and would select them again in a heartbeat. So glad we found them.
Did a four day cycling trip in Southern Vermont, roughly 30 miles a day, through quaint small towns. We stayed at a charming local inn each night. David, the owner, provided us the routes to follow each day which were super. Roughly half on backroads and the other half on dirt roads which were quiet and picturesque. They collected our bags each morning to transport and were in communication each day with tips, weather and to check-in. We highly recommend to cyclists that love to get out on the bike but don't want to be bothered with logistics, planning the route and don't want to be a part of a group. Was perfect for us!
Booking with David saved our vacation! Perfect in every way. I can't recommend David and his services more. This isn't the kind of trip you want to go it alone! David thought of all the details to ensure we had the perfect bike routes and maximized our time. His selection of inns was spot-on -- a variety of properties all different but all special (and with FANTASTIC food and amenities). Can't say enough great things.
We had a terrific Trip! Thank you, David, for the excellent service. The cycling itinerary, accommodations, and dining recommendations were all fabulous. It was a lovely experience and we would highly recommend it!
1547 Route 131
Springfield VT 05156