Southern Vermont’s finest small luxury hotel Welcome to The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant is southern Vermont’s premier small luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Manchester Village, the Reluctant Panther offers 20 luxurious rooms and suites in three distinct locations - the Main House, Mary Porter House and Carriage House - all featuring elegant design with antique furnishings, fireplaces, marble baths and original, museum quality artwork.

The Reluctant Panther Restaurant features contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. With an emphasis on locally sourced products, our Chefs create a sophisticated dining experience that is unsurpassed in northern New England. A multiple year Wine Spectator award winning wine list complements the tasteful menu.

Warm hospitality and delightful cuisine await ~ a truly unique Vermont experience.

Events at the Panther What Is Happening at the Panther

Bee Week!

On June 19 - 25,2 017

It's Bee Week and Chef Sigal has created a 'pollinator inspired' menu as The Reluctant Panther teams up with chefs and restaurants throughout the nation to raise awareness of the vital role bees represent in our ecosystem. Join us Monday - Saturday, 5:30 - 9:00pm

Dorset Theater Festival 40th Anniversary!

The Dorset Theater Festival, celebrating it's 40th Anniversary, is a major player in the Arena of World-Class Summer Theater. Contact our Concierge for tickets and join us for our 3-Course 'Summer Theater Menu' for a delicious meal before the show! Festival details: