Four Columns Inn in Newfane, Vermont
Nestled at the foot of a private mountain, Four Columns Inn sets the mood for romance and adventure on the classic Village Green of Newfane, just outside Brattleboro in southern Vermont. Lose yourselves on the beautiful grounds surrounding this Select Registry affiliate and succumb to life's simple pleasures. Your elegant suite will delight the senses with a warm and cozy fireplace, antique style furnishings, and luxuriously appointed bath facilities that include a soothing spa tub. A fine dining experience is served up at the inn's gourmet restaurant, where New American fusion cuisine and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list excite the discerning palate.
Throughout the year, this corner of Southern Vermont is bursting with excitement and activities. In warmer months, hike, bike or stroll over woodland trails and covered bridges, or canoe and kayak down rushing streams and rivers. Championship golf courses are only a stone's throw away, and shoppers are in heaven among tucked-away antique shops and elegant designer outlets. In winter, sip a fireside drink after days of downhill or cross-country skiing at one of five nearby ski resorts or mellow out on snowshoes or sleigh rides at a local farm. Arts-inclined guests may take advantage of world-class music concerts or visit dozens of galleries and exhibits throughout the area.
Location of Four Columns Inn
Nearest Airport: VSF
Amenities for Four Columns Inn
- General Information
- 16 Guest Rooms
- Historic Sites
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Four Columns Inn
My husband, son and I arrived at the Inn on an afternoon in April. They booked us into their "cottage" at $383.00 a night during the off season between ski and spring (mud season.) The cottage sounded wonderful, but it was from the 1950's and was pretty cruddy. We figured it would be fine for one night. We went to dinner which was superb. The salad incredibly fresh, the halibut too, outstanding freshly made fries and outstanding bread. The service was friendly, but a bit harried. They did not anticipate so many people in the off season. So the waiter was our bartender. When we returned to our room around 9 pm, we realized the toilet didn't work. 2 men came to fix it. They were unsuccessful. Then the "maintenance" man arrived and he turned out to be our waiter and bartender! He too, was unable to fix the toilet. 3 people and 1 broken toilet for $383.00. They asked the GM if we could move to a room in the main Inn. We were told yes so a man directed us to the Inn and we climbed two steep flights of stairs (he did not offer to help with luggage and I had a huge suitcase from being away a week before) but we landed 2 newly renovated rooms that were lovely. We wondered why we were in the dumpy cottage in the first place. Only problem with these rooms was that both were infested with lady bugs. Dozens and dozens both dead and alive. That was better than other bugs, so we slept there that night and had an excellent breakfast in the morning. The food deserves 5 stars, but the hospitality side of things is sorely lacking. No one was there to check us out, ask how our stay had been or follow up with an apology about having to move rooms at 9:30. Really disappointing.
njfpr - New York City, New York
My son and I were skiing Mt. Snow and had to get a room at the last minute and booked the Four Columns Inn. The room was beautiful and clean with a homey feeling. It is a very comfortable Inn for a nice quiet weekend. I wish we arrived earlier so we could have dined at the Inn's restaurant. George had checked us in and he was extremely helpful. I am looking forward to going back with my wife one weekend.
JJLNJ - Cedar Grove, New Jersey
We live nearby and yet staying the night here was a true get away. The inn was delightful...a great combination of historic but modern. Our room had a sweet view and a killer two person shower with many shower heads. The attention to detail was impressive....local snacks available, Bulgari shower products, quality linens and towels, gas fireplace in front of the bed....We ate in the tavern and the local beers are delicious and plentiful and the tavern menu had something for everyone. What a wonderful step away from our everyday lives. Thank you Four Columns!!!!
Polly M - Wilmington
We visited as two couples on a terribly rainy night. After the New Year holiday, many restaurants were not open on Tuesday despite their listing info... we had not been to the Four Columns since 2001... wow. So although not our first thought, it was time to take the trip to Newfane again In the meantime the restaurant has changed hands, been remodeled and although we enjoyed our last visit, we love the update. Artisan is the new name. The entry way is casual, simple and homey. The decor is fresh and local - welcomed into the dining room we were stunned at how lovely it is now. Authentic architecture tastefully modernized. The lighting was perfect, the decor pitch perfect. Makes for beautiful photos. As for food- wow wow. Great salads, I loved my baby greens and goat cheese salad. Sounds common but chef had an interesting spin in flavors and presentation. I chose the duck pastry appetizer as my entree. Others enjoyed the soup and the hangar steak. But the men were not impressed by the swordfish. Picking a wine was a little challenging. VT does not allow corkage, which we normally utilize. Wine is important to us and although their list is varied, it lacked years or tasting notes Our waiter was very accommodating to let us taste a wine they serve by the glass before we ordered a bottle of something we weren't familiar with. Prices were a bit high on the wine list causing us to be very cautious in our choice. Our waiter Casey was very conscientious- water glasses always attended to, all questions answered, knowledgeable about the menu and very nice to talk with. Overall this was a terrific visit. We look forward to their continued success. We will visit again to enjoy the seasonal offerings. I look forward to checking out the Pub when I return in February
kipaco - New York City, New York
My girlfriend and I didn't know what to expect when headed up to a town of what seemed like 25 people... the inn is a mind and body escape! You are welcomed by the the friendly staff that felt like family after 1 night. It's a tossup between the food and the spa of which we loved more. I plan on making this my little getaway spot for some fresh air! And if you time your trip just right you can be there for the church cookie exchange.
Brawitz - Boston, Massachusetts