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Overview of The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

4.0 star property
Luxury inn in Manchester with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

156 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Map
17-39 West Rd, Manchester, VT, 05254
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
  • Wedding services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Stratton Mountain Resort - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Rutland, VT (RUT-Rutland Southern Vermont Regional) - 46 min drive
  • Springfield, VT (VSF-Hartness State) - 66 min drive
  • Glens Falls, NY (GFL-Floyd Bennett Memorial) - 71 min drive
  • Albany Intl. Airport (ALB) - 82 min drive

About this property

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant

4-star luxury inn adjacent to a golf course
You can look forward to free breakfast (local cuisine), 18 holes of golf, and a terrace at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant. The onsite restaurant, The Reluctant Panther, features American cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and outdoor furniture
  • Concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 20 rooms offer comforts such as fireplaces and premium bedding, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Other amenities include:
  • Frette Italian sheets and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Heating, limited housekeeping, and phones

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

The Reluctant Panther - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
As of September 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant on October 26, 2022 start from P 13,395, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant?
Yes, The Reluctant Panther offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Zoey's Double Hex (2.8 mi), Bob's Diner (3.5 mi), and Perfect Wife Restaurant & Tavern (3.8 mi).
What's the area around The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant like?
The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant is a short 8-minute walk from American Museum of Fly Fishing and 16 minutes' walk from Southern Vermont Arts Center.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Elka, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Stephen, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best place to stay in Manchester
One of the best trips we've taken in recent memory. We stayed at the hotel and ate at the restaurant on one of the night's we were there. I give both the hotel and the restaurant a 10 out of 10. The service was exceptional, the food, both diner and breakfast was delicious and inventive, not the boring, usual fare and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The room itself was well appointed and had everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room a very good size, much better than anything you'd find at a chain hotel.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Elegant room. Excellent staff.
Terrence, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

The Reluctant Panther is an excellent place to stay. Staff goes out of their way to please, rooms are clean and spacious and the grounds behind the Inn and Restaurant are quite pleasant. Having eaten at the restaurant on a prior trip it is highly recommended. One problem we experienced during this stay (our first) was the very uncomfortable pillows on the bed. They are designed to last forever with no cushion.
George H, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Booked a room here for one night last minute. When we arrived they greeted me by name and Mary at the front desk was so friendly! The room was gorgeous. Great bed and a big bathroom. Because of Covid they were not doing breakfast in the dining room so instead you picked what you wanted ahead of time and breakfast was delivered to our door in the morning! I would recommend this Inn to anyone coming into town.
Samantha, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

The water completely shut off in the middle of each of our brief showers...then it came on scalding hot!!!
Charles, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Beautiful Inn and room, great staff, great surroundings, great restaurant. Our room had a coupke broken things but otherwise the stay was a 5 out of 5.
Grace, 1-night romance trip
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