Millbrook Inn Vermont
Millbrook Inn, VermontThe Millbrook Inn in the Mad River Valley dates back to the 1840’s. Originally a farmhouse close to the timber and brick mills, it became an Inn in 1948, the same year that the Mad River Glen ski area was opened, just three miles up Route 17.
The Millbrook Inn in the Mad River Valley dates back to the 1840’s. Originally a farmhouse close to the timber and brick mills, it became an Inn in 1948, the same year that the Mad River Glen ski area was opened, just three miles up Route 17.
Since 1959, Thom and Joan Gorman have run Millbrook Inn both as a Bed & Breakfast and as a successful restaurant (open to the public) with 75% of their B&B guests returning year after year.
For many years Thom and Joan worked in publishing in New York, but Thom had a hankering to cook, and as chef he has become extremely accomplished over the last three decades.
Thom’s love of food is enhanced by using the finest of local ingredients – lamb, beef, venison, trout, or sea fish flown in daily from Boston – and the accompanying wine list is very special.
Thom and Joan are inveterate travellers and spend at least four months each year visiting vineyards in Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa to taste and source new wines for their cellar.
Most of the other dishes are traditional American fare, but Thom also served for three years with the Peace Corps in India , so there are a few items on the menu which reflect his time there – Chicken Brahmapuri, Badami Rogan Josh – a spicy lamb dish – Meen Mole, which is a mild curry made with sea scallops and a Vegetable Thall.
The seven bedrooms at Millbrook Inn are individually furnished with patchwork quilts and stencilled walls, and each has its own bathroom and free wi-fi internet access. There is no television at Millbrook, but when you want to relax there is a vast stocked library of books or you can meander into the woods from the front door.
A hundred yards beyond their back yard (the garden and pond to UK readers) on the edge of the woods is the Octagon House, a delightful two-bedroom, two-bathroom fully furnished and equipped cottage including microwave and television, which is available to rent nightly or by the week through Thom and Joan Gorman.
For a young party, six maximum, who have come to ski, or to hike in the summer in the Mad River Valley, Octagon House is a great place to stay. Access is by the hill road off Route 17 so it is completely private – but the Millbrook Inn restaurant is close by for guests wanting to celebrate one night for dinner!
Full details of prices and availability at Millbrook Inn and the Octagon House are available from Joan and Thom Gorman:
Millbrook Inn, Vermont
533 Mill Brook Road
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 802 496 2405