Concierge.com's insider take:
Despite its downtown Burlington location, this 1881 Victorian B&B manages to maintain a sense of tranquility, thanks to its position up on the city's hillside. A light-filled solarium, where a gourmet breakfast is served gratis, looks out at exquisite gardens that mask the city from view, yet Church Street, Burlington's main shopping drag, is a stroll away. The decor is either quaint or fusty, depending on your point of view: You'll see antique dressers, throw pillows, canopied beds, and a healthy quantity of doilies. Regardless, it's an excellent choice for those who would prefer to steer clear of rowdy skiers and their après parties. Request a room on the west side overlooking Lake Champlain: It's the best view in Burlington.