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


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.

Rooms & Suites

The Reluctant Panther offers 4 categories of accommodations: Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites and Deluxe Suites. All of our rooms & suites have one King or Queen bed. Book online or call today.

Award Winning Dining

The Restaurant features the Reluctant Panther’s award-winning gourmet cuisine, under the direction of Executive Chef Sigal Rocklin, and offers a sophisticated dining experience that is among the highest rated in New England.

Special Offers

Seasonally, we offer packages and promotions for our guests to enjoy even more of the wonderful amenities that the Reluctant Panther and Manchester have to offer.  Please contact us directly to reserve: 1-800-822-2331, or, by e-mail.

Enjoy Special Deals!


Fall Manchester Vt

To reserve, call 1-800-822-2331


Enjoy 2 nights accommodation and a memorable dinner in our top-rated gourmet restaurant.  Our award-winning chef Sigal Rocklin, recently honored as 2018 Chef of the Year, prepare a tantalizing menu.

To reserve, call 1-800-822-2331


Whisk away to charming Vermont and say ‘I Do’!  Intimate Garden or indoor settings for you and your loved one.  Allow us to to do all the heavy work in preparing for your special moment.


  • “We had an awesome experience at The Reluctant Panther. The food was delicious and the waitress was top notch. The atmosphere was romantic. We especially enjoyed the lobster brie fondue, it was incredible! The rib eye was very tender.”

  • “Birthday weekend getaway! Huge suite with fireplace, sitting room and king size sleigh bed. Our package included a full breakfast which was delicious. Staff was friendly and very helpful in sightseeing and antiquing. Found some hidden gems.”

    Weekend Trip
  • “The dining room was beautiful laid out, and very comfortable. We had the Lobster Risotto and Duck, all outstanding. Tuna crevice as an app. The service was EXCELLENT, Good wine list. We look forward to returning!”

    Great Experience!
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