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Orange and White Quilt
The Colonial House inn & motel


Part inn / part motel, our property is as eclectic and welcoming as we are.  The original cape house has (more than likely) been in place since Vermont was incorporated as a state in 1791. The Motel was originally constructed sometime in the 1950's as part of the Palmer House in Manchester, Vermont. Motel rooms one thru seven were hauled over the mountains in 1969 and delivered in two sections. The two structures were then melded together like a cozy Vermont patchwork quilt - with various common areas, additional inn rooms, plus motel rooms eight and nine - not to mention, nooks and crannies galore, added in over the years.

The Knaack's are the fourth family to take over as owners and inn keepers of the property since its inception and they are eager to host guests in the soon-to-be rebranded, renovated and redesigned property.  The Knaack family lives on site with their two dogs, Raven and Blinkin.  Beginning in May of 2024, we will be renovating our guest rooms with new Saatva mattresses, and upgraded linens as well as furnishings and decor that will reflect the eclectic history of the property.  

Amenities & Services

Free Wi-Fi access 

Apple TV in every room.

Complimentary Breakfast

Contactless Check-in

Concierge services

Pet-friendly accommodations

Group Bookings Available

Free parking

Lawn Games (Croquet, Badminton, Bocce, Cornhole)

Outdoor dining tables with umbrellas.


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