View of mansion from garden.Front view of mansion dressed in autumn colors.Entrance and verandaVeranda light up for the evening.Great Room. Guests enjoy afternoon tea and cookies Fireside dining room in the Billiards Room.Enjoy a country breakfast with breathtaking views in the sunroom.The bridal suite provides a private, romantic retreat with spectacular views.The Buckley room has amazing views out the large bay windows.Victorian Rose room with wood burning fireplace.View down the stairway to the landing where guests may view the grounds or have a seat to rest.View from the terrace.The dragon lady greets you from the front green's garden.Guests enjoing the Wizard and the History of Love pavilion.The Maxwell House with spring flowers in bloom.The Ortlieb cottage

Wilburton Inn - Manchester Inn: Southern Vermont Inn, VT

Wilburton InnManchester, VT
 The Wilburton Inn, once the largest private estate in Manchester Vermont, was the summer home of Chicago millionaire and philanthropist James Wilbur. At the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Todd Lincoln, the President’s son, and his friend, Chicago businessman Albert Gilbert, created two vast neighboring estates. Gilbert situated his mansion on the crest of a hill with spectacular views of the mountains and the Battenkill Valley below. His architect blended an English Tudor style with the new modernism promoted by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wilbur bought the 400-acre property in 1906 and named it Wilburton Hall. The original 1902 mansion is complemented by villas built as homes for the sporting families who developed the estate as an elegant, exclusive club in the 1950’s.

Georgette Wasserstein Levis and Dr. Albert Levis purchased the Inn in 1987 from RKO General Tire and transformed it into a 25-acre historic boutique hotel, with modern luxury.  The main rooms of the inn are furnished with antiques and oriental carpets.  Many rooms feature high four-poster beds and fireplaces. Dr. Levis was born in Greece and is a retired psychiatrist whose sculpture and art collection graces the gardens of the estate. Georgette is the sister of Wall Street legend Bruce Wasserstein and Pulitzer Prize winner playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Georgette and her sisters are part of the best-seller book Sisters. Their son Oliver Levis, a graduate of Cornell’s Agriculture School, has revived the Wilburton’s original status as a gentleman’s farm. Once again, the hillsides and meadows are blooming with flowers, organic greens, and heirloom vegetables.

Located in the National Historic district of Manchester Village, the Wilburton offers fine dining, marvelous views, pool, tennis, nature walks and nearby ski mountains, golf, biking and designer outlet shopping. The views from the Wilburton, over the valley and toward the surrounding mountains, are among the finest in Vermont.



  • Air Conditioning
  • Cottages
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Gardens
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Historical Features
  • In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • In-Room TV
  • Kitchen
  • Lakes & Mountains
  • Laundry
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • Antique Shopping
  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Educational Programs
  • Falconry
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hay/Sleigh Rides
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tennis


The Wilburton’s restaurant includes three dining areas as well as the spacious marble outdoor terrace—all with spectacular views of the mountains. Guests often began an evening with cocktails on the terrace in the summer or by the living room fireplace in the fall and winter. The Billiard Room maintains the feel of a Robber Baron retreat with mahogany paneling, vintage racehorse prints and a massive fireplace. The airy Terrace Room and the gracious Battenkill Room are ideal for private dining or group events. The outdoor marble terrace is the perfect location for a group to enjoy an informal dinner or reception and watch the sun set over the valley.  
The menu presents classic cuisine with a contemporary European flair and an emphasis on fresh local produce. Oliver Levis, a graduate of Cornell’s Agriculture School, has planted the Inn’s hillside with organic vegetables and herbs.  


257 Wilburton Dr
Manchester, VT  05254



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Located in the National Historic District of Manchester Village, Vermont., Vermont.,,,klklk Minutes from Hildene, the Lincoln family home, Stratton Mountain, Bromley Mountain, cross country ski trails,  Manchester designer outlet shopping, Equinox golf course, mountain hiking trails,  great biking, canoeing on the Battenkill River, Orvis fishing center, Southern Vermont Art Center, summer theatres, craft shows, concerts, and much more.


Number of Rooms: 32
Lodging in our grand Victorian inn includes seven buildings: the historic mansion, the cottages, the villas and the reunion house. All rooms are light, spacious and cozy with scenic country views unmatched by any in the village. Lodging rooms have either a king, queen, two queen or double beds. All rooms are graciously decorated taking you to era of elegance. The modern amenities include private bathrooms, satellite television, down comforters, phone and air conditioning. Several rooms have a refrigerator, terrace, fireplace or whirlpool bath. The Ortlieb Cottage and the Curry Reunion House have complete kitchens. Handicap rooms accessible in the outbuildings and the first floor of the mansion.