The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

39 West Road P.O. Box 678 | Manchester, VT 05254  [SEE MAP]Manchester, VT  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

All rooms come with Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces
Few on-site amenities available here
Located in the heart of Manchester Village in southern Vermont, The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant got its name from the wild panthers that have roamed Vermont's mountains for centuries. The Inn's 20 guest rooms and suites feature antique furnishings, marble baths, 300-thread-count linens and Frette bathrobes, and recent guests were quite happy with the soft beds, in-room Jacuzzi tubs and cozy fireplaces. There is also the on-site restaurant, which has won Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence annually since 2008 and has earned high praise from past diners. During the warmer months, guests can dine on the outdoor patio and take advantage of the seasonal raw bar. The Reluctant Panther Inn is also within walking distance of restaurants, shops and a golf course.
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Location
Manchester, VT
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 20 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples

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The dining room at this luxurious inn is a large, modern space where rich woods and high ceilings meld into a kind of nouveau Vermont aesthetic.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 384 have reviewed the The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 384 reviews 4.5 (based on 384 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The 20 rooms at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant are decorated in a traditional style and offer flat-screen TVs, fireplaces and marble bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. Suites come with separate living rooms; some also boast private outdoor decks.
  • All room rates include in-room Wi-Fi and daily breakfast for two
  • Accommodations with more than two people will incur an additional $50 charge

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in downtown Manchester, Vermont, the hotel offers easy access to seasonal activites in the area. During warmer months, the Golf Club at The Equinox is located within walking distance of the inn, while in the winter, guests are less than 10 miles southwest of Bromley Mountain Ski Resort and nearly 20 miles northwest of Stratton Mountain Resort.
  • Located about 62 miles northeast of Albany International Airport
  • Manchester Designer Outlets' shops sit approximately a mile away
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Reluctant Panther Restaurant offers award-winning gourmet cuisine. The restaurant serves a variety of seasonal farm-to-table fare within an elegant dining room. During the summer, a more casual patio with a raw bar is also available for al fresco dining. Additionally, there's The Panther Pub, which is available for private dining or special events.
  • All room rates include daily breakfast for two
  • Restaurant is closed most Sundays

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pets

Pets are welcome at The Reluctant Panther Inn for a daily fee of $50 per pet. There are a limited number of pet-friendly rooms available. Pet-sitting services through independent vendors can also be arranged by the property.
  • Pets must be crated or outside of rooms when housekeeping is present
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)

Wedding

    Maximum wedding guest capacity120

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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