This past weekend, B and I traveled to Brattleboro, VT for a dual purpose trip:
- to get some R & R
- to see my sister and her BF.
We stayed here: Colonial Motel & Spa
Cute hotel with friendly staff and a nice pool
Posted Jun 18, 2015Pros: Convenience – it was located close to where my sister lives. Pool/sauna/steam room – great amenities. Parking was no problem.Cons: The A/C unit could be replaced.Location: It is easiest to travel by car: Farmer’s market in Brattleboro Swimming at the ponds Visit the town of Brattleboro or surrounding towns (NH/VT)We checked into the hotel and had a very pleasant experience with the front desk receptionist. Our hotel room was adequately sized for what we needed. The A/C could use a boost but other than that the room was fine. Small refrigerator was included. They are pretty strict about pool rules but mostly during the day when locals stop by to swim in their Salt Water Lap Pool. We went to the pool around 8 pm and there was only one lane remaining and we were free to do what we wanted. The sauna and steam rooms were a nice touch. Everything was pretty clean. I was able to sleep comfortably on the beds at 34 wks pregnant so that has to count for something.
I am never one to stay in super fancy hotels (unless someone else is footing the bill 😉 because I never plan on spending too much time in a hotel room. EVEN while I am 34 weeks pregnant! As long as I have a working shower and a clean bed/room, I am good to go.
We ate out here:
Brattleboro Farmer’s Market – We ate at Yalla Vermont – pitas with hummus, tahini, boiled egg, etc. So delicious and I got a dirty chai from another shop that was equally delicious.
3 Stones Restaurant– The food was amazing. The Horchata agua fresca left something to be desired but other than that the food was so good. I recommend the empanadas – they are not your typical Caribbean style empanadas, these are Mexican so they are made with maize and a variety of fillings.
We got a couples massage (maternity massage for me) at Jasmine Day Spa. They were very accommodating and friendly. The massages were priced moderately and overall, it was a relaxing experience.