You won’t find a schedule or a glorified day camp at the Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort in Plymouth, Vermont. Instead, you’ll be welcomed by gently rolling hills of emerald grass, a fountain-ed pond with Adirondack chairs and food for the fishies, and the demure yet none-the-less stunning Green Mountains as a backdrop.
Our spacious room and bath reflected a country woods motif, and we were next to a comfortable library (which was great because that was one less room to worry about them hearing the baby cry!). The hallways are graced with local art reflective of typical New England life (each piece is for sale). The attached River Tavern, where you’ll enjoy breakfast (order anything off their ample menu), is open daily for three meals and room service orders. (And at night, they make some killer sundaes on request!).
While you’ll want to savor the wooded seclusion, you’ll also enjoy the many recreational activities offered at the Hawk Inn; archery, tennis, mountain biking, and horseback riding, and water sports – swimming, canoeing, water bicycling, and more. The inn caters to families, however, most activities are geared for ages 5+. Any younger and you’ll have to settle for a walk around the pond catching frogs or maybe a rowboat ride. With our five-month-old, we opted for a forest walk and picnic by the swim pond as well as several dips in the outdoor and indoor pool. The heated outdoor pool was my favorite spot – I’d come back to this hotel JUST for the pools!
Although families with older children would definitely get the most out of the amenities, there are several baby friendly features:
- Mosquito netting for strollers/playards
- Sun/rain shields
- Cribs, high chairs, playards, and baby gates are available (some charges may apply)
- Refrigerators in-room (for storing snacks and/or breast milk)
- Washer/dryer on site (great for cloth diapering mamas!)
- Reusable swim diapers for sale at the front desk
- Babysitting services ($10/hour (+$5 for each add’l child and +$1 for babies under a year)
- The Crown Point room has a large, open space for play with a wide screen TV, pool table and ping pong
- Indoor and outdoor heated pools offer options for taking the baby in the water
New parents will find the Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort to be a quiet and restful summer retreat just as long as you’re not looking to get out too much – the whole point is to “get away from it all” after all! We recommend going mid-week for special rates and a quieter stay with an infant. Check out the Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort on Facebook for more information!
Read more about our full Vermont trip here!
DISCLOSURE: I was not given any compensation for this post, although I did receive media rates. This review contains my own honest opinions and experiences.