Plan Your Stay in Green Mountains of Vermont
Whether you want to get outside and enjoy our gorgeous location in the Vermont Green Mountains, or relax indoors in one of our many inviting common spaces, our Vermont bed and breakfast offers something for every traveler. Find your perfect room in our Green Mountain inn. Nestled on acres of rolling pasture, our intimate Vermont country inn boasts breathtaking views and the utmost in rustic elegance.
Discover A Romantic Central Vermont Resort
Whether you want to get outside and enjoy our gorgeous location in the Green Mountains, or relax indoors in one of our many inviting common spaces, Crisanver House offers something for every traveler. Find your perfect room in our Green Mountain inn. Nestled on acres of rolling pasture, our intimate Vermont country inn boasts breathtaking views and the utmost in rustic elegance.
The Grounds At Our Central Vermont Resort
The standout feature of our Vermont bed and breakfast is our unforgettable natural setting on 120 acres perched 2,000 feet in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The extensive lush lawn before the main house sets the scene for a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Guests can explore hiking trails in the spring, summer and fall, and snowshoeing in the winter. The grounds provide numerous recreational opportunities with a tennis court, bocce ball court, shuffleboard, and 20′ x 40′ swimming pool. The beautifully landscaped grounds, gardens, and secluded fire pit provide wonderful places to relax in the sunshine or the shade throughout the day and night.
The newest addition is a spacious gem, bathed in natural light with gorgeous 270 degree countryside and mountain views.
In this marvelous room, our signature made to order breakfast is served here daily, or on the expansive adjoining deck in the warmer months. Enjoy afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies in front of a hand carved wood mantle fireplace in comfortable chairs with an oriental rug beneath your feet. Relax with a newspaper on the overstuffed sofa with a gorgeous 6 panel antique coromandel screen as your serene backdrop. An antique pine farm table accommodates 10 guests for dining. All this is under a beautiful pickled pine cathedral ceiling.
Common Areas & Library
An expansive living room with original wide board floors focuses around an antique brick Wallingford fireplace inducing a sense of warmth and easy conversation at evening gatherings. You can cozy up on the Chesterfield leather sofa and enjoy the crackle of a wood fire, play a game of chess, and perhaps one of the guests will entertain you on the baby grand piano.
In our library, classic wall to wall book cases are filled with a varied collection of literature, collectibles and artifacts. Curl up with an interesting book whether in the library, by the cozy fireplace, at bedtime, or on the porch caressed by soft mountain breezes.
Featuring a large flat screen HD TV for watching a special program, a ping-pong table for spirited competition, bumper pool and darts for the indoor sportsperson, we have something for everyone to enjoy.
Offering an eclectic selection from antique linens, board games, note cards, organic toiletries, candelabras, candles, vases and local maple syrup to unique one of a kind treasures. Find something special for family, friends, or yourself. Inn guests receive a special discount of 15% below retail prices!
A Rich History at our Green Mountains Bed and Breakfast
The Inn is a circa 1806 post and beam farmhouse with wide board floors converted to an inn in the early 1930’s.
Michael and Carol acquired Tip Top Inn in 1970 transforming it into an elegant, casual resort. They have added five new buildings including the Wedding Barn, a swimming pool and pool house, woodland trails, tennis court, bocce court. A comprehensive renovation of the main house has created a luxurious and relaxed setting while incorporating modern amenities and emergency generators.
Prior to devoting himself to the Inn, Michael was chairman of the Board of the Hotel Okura in Guam for 20 years and President of numerous real estate companies. He headed Coventry Development for 30 years, substantial projects in Houston, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Guam and New York City. Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University followed by a Master’s Degree from Yale University. He also earned the rank of captain in the U.S. Army.
Miles of Trails to Explore
Hiking and the Green Mountains of Vermont are almost synonymous. We have many hikers that stay at Crisanver House and drive to beautiful nearby day hikes. Here is a collection that we consider the best of the best in day hike options for our neck of the woods. We have some maps and can discuss options with you either by phone, or when you arrive to help you plan the perfect hike for you.
- Bucklin Trail (7.2 miles / Moderate) Mendon
- Deer Leap Trail (3 miles / Moderate) Killington
- Little Rock Pond (5.5 miles / Moderate) Danby
- Pico Peak Trail (5miles / Difficult) Killington
- Pine Hill Park (4 miles / Easy to Moderate) Rutland
- Precipe Trail Mt. Tom (2.5 miles / Difficult) Woodstock
- Shrewsbury Peak (4 miles / Moderate to Difficult) North Shrewsbury
- Appalachian Trail There are numerous options here, one is just a few miles from the inn with a rushing gorge and suspension bridge along the trail.
- Long Trail Again you have many opportunities throughout the area to hike this trail.
The Arts in Vermont
The arts are blossoming in VT even when the snow is falling. Whether you love visual arts, live music, sculpture, or theater, there is something for you to enjoy year round in the Green Mountains.
Open Studio weekends throughout the state twice a year, in the spring, May 23 & 24 and again in the fall on October 3 & 4, Vermont’s crafts people are happy to invite you in to experience and share their inspired mastery. You can find maps and directions to plan your weekend here http://www.vermontcrafts.com/links/open.html
Or perhaps you want to see the arts and crafts all in one place…Art in the Park also happens twice a year in nearby Rutland. The 2015 Summer and Fall Foliage Art in the Park will be Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9 and October 10 & 11. http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/art-in-the-park/ For more information on the event.
The Paramount Theater Has some amazing programming, and is an historic building that will delight you while you enjoy your show. Whether you love live music, The Metropolitan Opera in HD, acrobats, films, or political satire, this venue has something for all tastes. Surprise your travel partner with tickets to a show and have a great night on the town during your stay.
For those who love Americana and the aesthetics of Norman Rockwell, you can find an entire Museum of his work, spanning a lifetime, chronologically presented. Nothing says quaint New England like a Norman Rockwell.
The classic music enthusiasts will find the Vermont Symphony Orchestra to be a lovely addition to their vacation plans. With around 40 annual performances statewide in concert halls, beautiful natural settings, and historic and community buildings, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is not only as the nation's oldest state-supported orchestra, but is one of the finest of its size.
The unusual art of the Hathaway Farm Corn Maze This corn maze ranks #2 in the nation! For the playful art adventurist in you, this farm chooses a new theme each year and creates new maze designed to provide hours of fun. And it truly is amazing to see the aerial view photo of the maze. Making a tremendous corn maze…now that is an art few have mastered.
For the antique lovers, there are numerous treasure hunting opportunities in the South Central Vermont. Some open seasonally, so call in advance to be sure they will be open when you plan your stay. Here is a short list to help you start planning your journey,
Our Favorite Antique Stores
Limoges Antique Shop
62 Merchants Row
The Antique Shop at 45 N Main Street
45 N Main St
Nutting House Antiques
22 Center Street (Route 7)
Brandon Village, VT
Red Horse Antiques
On Route 4 opposite the Church
Old Spa Shop Antiques
On The Village Green
Middletown Springs, VT 05757
On Route 22A
Orwell Village, VT
American Coin & Toy Company
In the City of Rutland, VT
Heirloom Antique Center & Furniture Hospital
In the City at 672 North Main Street
White River Jct., VT
American Classics in Woodstock
The Upper Level at 71 Central Street
Church Street Antiques Gallery
On Route 4 by the Churches, West of the Village Green
29 Pleasant Street