The room was clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was ok. My only true complaint was that the indoor heated pool did not have the heat turned on the night we arrived, the water was frigid. We did try to spend some time in the pool that night but, the temperature did not make it enjoyable. They did turn the heater on just prior to our leaving the pool but for a pool that size it would have taken until the next morning to really make a difference in the temperature.
My husband and I had been here before for the weekend of the Queechee Gorge Balloon Festival. This year friends from Massachusetts came to join us. Despite the disappointment of the balloons not being launched on Saturday, there were plenty of other things to do within the 45-minute area. We hiked down and back up the gorge, visited a variety of shops and a good visitors center, and thoroughly enjoyed the excellent breakfasts provided by the hotel. Then there was the added treat of juice and scrumptious cookies in the dining room for those who returned by 8:00 in the evening! In addition, we were thrilled to find a Ponderosa Steak House at which to eat on Friday night. A steak dinner, full buffet (including seafood) and dessert for one fantastic price was indeed a dream deal! Also, our friends liked the church they found to attend on Sunday, and my husband and I had an easy route to Papa John's maple syrup farm as well as to Crowley Cheese on our way home.
Went snowboarding and needed affordable place with a good wifi. This hotel served the purpose. Staff were nice, room was warm and wifi worked good. Location was near amenities (Gas, Food). It was clean and everything worked. It was not noisy.
Traveller from Cape Cod, MA.
Family owned and operated.. the Highlander Motel is ideally situated for those who enjoy a central location.. while having …More
Vermont's second-largest city with about 20,000 people, Rutland has a historic downtown with 108 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The city hosts a variety of cultural festivals each summer, as well as being the site of the Vermont State Fair every September. Rutland is the terminus for Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express, which provides daily service to and from New York City.