Rabbit Hill Inn

48 Lower Waterford Road P. O. Box 55, Lower Waterford, Vermont 05848
Innkeeper(s): Brian & Leslie Mulcahy
  • Introduction

    Rabbit Hill Inn, located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, is a premier adult oriented New England Bed & Breakfast Inn.  Best known for its outstanding hospitality, the inn is luxurious and comfortable without being pretentious.   

    With 19 individually decorated guest rooms, many withwhirlpool tubs and most with gas fireplaces,    and stylings from country and traditional to transitional and contemporary, there is sure to be a look for every taste. 

    And the dining... from breakfast to afternoon sweets to dinner, our chef staff serves up sophisticated, farm-to-table cuisine rivaling the best known food cities in the United States. And our Dining Room has for years earned the AAA Four Diamond Award.

    Rabbit Hill Inn is a member of Select Registry and Distinctive Inns of New England and has garnered recognitions as one of the best inns in the world from Conde Nast Traveler  and Travel+Leisure magazines.  Plus, it consistently rates top of the list with TripAdvisor!.

  • The Rabbit Hill Dining Experience


    Start your day off right with a breakfast that will carry you through to dinner.  It begins with plenty of fresh brewed coffee, teas, or cocoa as well as freshly squeezed orange juice.  Make your way to our buffet table filled with inn made muffins, breads, and pastries.  You'll find granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt as well.  The, select from two hot options of the day... one more savory, the other a bit more sweet... but all very filling and uniquely prepared.

    Afternoon Sweets & Tea

    Each afternoon from 2-5pm, stop by our sitting room for a cup of English tea and sweets.  In the warmer weather, it might be lemonade or iced tea.  But always, there are plenty of petit fours and pastries to satisfy your mid-day sweet tooth!

    Evening Dining

    Celebrate your evenings with unforgettable epicurean pleasures and splendid libations. Relax by candlelight as we pamper your spirit and your palette. Our chef and his staff proudly present a new, innovative seasonal dinner menu featuring eclectic interpretations on local ingredients.

    To assure availability, dinner reservations are required and recommended at the same time room reservations are made as seating is limited. We usually are unable to accommodate reservations made after 3pm. Rabbit Hill offers a full bar and a carefully selected wine list to complement our exquisite menu. Dress for dinner is "dressy casual". Ultra- casual attire such as shorts and tee-shirts are not appropriate for dinner. The dining room is closed Wednesday evenings except during peak season.


  • More About Rabbit Hill Inn

    Peace & TranquilityThere is plenty to do when visiting Rabbit Hill Inn, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, and North Country New Hampshire.  

    The inn sits on 15 acres so a walk on our trails is always in order.  Nearby, all kinds of activities are available for all seasons. 

    In the spring and summer, golf at three area courses, swim in nearby lakes such as Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, or Echo Lake. Take a tram to the top of Cannon Mountain; hike the Flume Gorge or the trails of the White Mountains; run a kayak or canoe down a lazy river; zip line through the treetops at Alpine Adventures; take a mountain bike through the Kingdom Trails, or take an ATV through the wilderness.

    Winter offers downhill skiiing at Burke Mountain in Vermont or Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. Cross country skiing may be done from the front door of the inn and other nearby locations.  And how romantic is a horse-drawn sleigh ride on a snow covered  path!

    Vermont in the fall is a painter's pallette of color.  We offer driving tours to give you the best views; or you may choose to just sit and watch the leaves change color from the front porch of the inn!

    And then, there's always the option to just relax and do nothing at all.  Take a nap; enjoy a cocktail in the Snooty Fox Pub, read your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

  • How to Find Us

    Rabbit Hill Inn - Lower Waterford, VermontManchester, NH (MHT Airport)  2.0 hours

    Burlington, VT (BTV Airport) - 1.75 hours

    Boston, MA (Logan Airport) -  3.0 hours

    Hartford, CT (Bradley Airport) - 3.5 hours

    Portland, ME - 2.5 hours

    New York City - 6.0 hours

    Providence, RI - 3.5 hours

    Montreal, Canada - 2.5 hours

    Quebec City - 4.0 hours

    From I-91 (North or South):

    1. Exit 19 to Rte. 93 South
    2. Exit 1 onto Rte. 18 South
    3. 7 miles to the Inn

    From I-93 (North):

    1. Exit 44 onto Rte. 18 North
    2. 2 miles to Inn
  • Awards & Accolades

    Conde Nast Traveler Magazine - Gold List of World's Best Places to Stay,  2012

    Travel+Leisure Magazine - 500 World's Best Hotels, 2012

    Conde Nast Traveler Magazine - #8 Best Small Resort in America, 2011

    T+L 2011 Best awardTravel+Leisure Magazine - Top Ten Inns North America, 2011

    Bed&Breafkast.com - Top Ten Inns in the United States, 2009-12

    Food & Wine.com - America's Best Bed & Breakfasts, 2011

    Yankee Magazine - 2010 Travel Guide to New England
    Editor's Choice Best of New England - named "Best Romantic Place"
    "... light the fire for romance...disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your partner... "

    Travel+Leisure Magazine Best Awards - August 2009
    Selected one of the Best 100 Hotels Worldwide

    Yankee Magazine - May-June 2009
    Editor's Choice Best of New England - named "Best Country Place"
    "...Rabbit Hill Inn defines romance..."

    National Geographic Traveler
    "54 Great Inns in America"
    "Rabbit Hill Inn sets the standard for making you feel you're one-of-a-kind guest"

    ...and many more!