Boutique Hotel Vervana at Bennington

ABOUT US & OUR HISTORY

Experience the gorgeous views in Beautiful Vermont

Welcome to The Hotel Vervana at Bennington, where history and hospitality intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the heart of Bennington, Vermont, our hotel offers more than just a place to rest; it provides a gateway to the rich tapestry of the town’s storied past.

 

Discover Bennington, Vermont

 

Bennington, Vermont, is a town steeped in history and natural beauty, offering a charming blend of historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and scenic vistas. Founded in 1749, Bennington is one of the oldest towns in Vermont and has played a significant role in American history.

A Town of Historical Significance

The Hotel Vervana

Bennington is perhaps best known for the pivotal Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War. Fought on August 16, 1777, this battle was a decisive victory for the American forces and is commemorated by the Bennington Battle Monument. Standing tall at 306 feet, the monument offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and serves as a reminder of the town’s important contribution to American independence.

1895

Nicholas Franzese left Italy

1945

Nicholas Franzese passed away

1950

Lake Breeze Cabins became the Glen Motor Court

2023

The new vision for the Glen Motor Inn

In 1895, the original owner Nicholas Franzese left Italy to pursue the American Dream. Nicholas and his wife, Nicolina, brought their children from Italy and settled on the land that is home to The Hotel Laurel at Seneca today.

After Nicholas died in 1945, the second youngest son, Joseph, and his wife, Helen, continued building on the property.

Over time the property added more rooms, a gas station, a souvenir shop, a restaurant, and other facilities as the hotel and surrounding area grew.

In 2022, the Glen Motor Inn was bought out and went under new management, then went under a major renovation. The Hotel Laurel at Seneca opens in 2023.

Architectural and Cultural Heritage

A Community Rich in Culture

As you stroll through the streets of Bennington, you'll encounter beautifully preserved architecture that reflects its rich heritage. The Old First Church, dating back to 1805, is a must-see with its elegant Federal-style design and historic graveyard, where the poet Robert Frost is buried. The Bennington Museum is another treasure trove, featuring the largest public collection of Grandma Moses' folk art, alongside exhibits that delve into the town’s industrial and social history.Bennington thrives as a hub for artists and artisans. The town’s vibrant arts scene is showcased through numerous galleries, studios, and annual events like the Bennington Arts Weekend. The Vermont Arts Exchange and Oldcastle Theatre Company offer performances and exhibits that enrich the community’s cultural fabric.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventures

BEAUTIFUL VERMONT

Surrounded by the Green Mountains, Bennington offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, and skiing are just a few ways to explore the stunning Vermont countryside. The scenic Bennington Rail Trail and the picturesque views from the top of Mount Anthony are local favorites that provide a serene escape into nature.

Experience Bennington’s Charm at

THE HOTEL VERVANA

At The Hotel Vervana at Bennington, we are proud to be part of such a historic and dynamic community. Our hotel provides a comfortable and elegant retreat that honors the town’s legacy while offering modern amenities. Whether you are here to explore Bennington’s past, enjoy its cultural offerings, or simply relax in its natural beauty, we invite you to make The Hotel Vervana your home away from home.  Join us and discover the charm, history, and hospitality that make Bennington, Vermont, a destination unlike any other.

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