It looks homey as soon as you turn off Route 106 onto the short dirt lane: The Inn at Weathersfield is a classic white-clapboard, two-story building with a couple of centuries to its credit.
If you're booked into one of the 12 guest rooms, you're in for myriad pleasures — think snuggly, soft bed with crisp linens, Jacuzzi tub and period architectural details — plus iPod docks and Wi-Fi. Like a lot of inns these days, this one combines old-school charm with modern comforts and connectivity. But the Inn at Weathersfield offers a unique technology-meets-tradition option: a GPS-guided tour of nearby providers to its kitchen, such as Black Watch Farms and Woods Sugar House and Cider Mill.
Co-owner David Sandelman set up the agritourism network to reflect the inn's commitment to Vermont food purveyors. He and his wife Jane bought and restored Weathersfield eight years ago, and teamed up with chef and co-owner Jason Tostrup to deliver a culinary experience celebrated by Saveur magazine.
The inn's upscale Restaurant Verterra is cozy and dark, with a massive fireplace. More casual fare can be found in adjacent Lucy's Tavern. Warm-weather visitors can sup on an expansive deck out back. Year-round, the private wine cellar makes a popular dining room for locals and tourists alike.