Murder Mystery Nov 1-3, 2019

Getaway with Murder at the Wilburton Inn! November 1-3, 2019

Pack your inner Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple and get away with murder… The Wilburton Inn is a historic 1902 Tudor mansion high on a hill – a perfect setting for an Agatha Christie mystery and real life game of Clue. Georgette Levis, sister of Tony-award winning playwright, Wendy Wasserstein began the tradition of writing original murder mysteries.  Her daughter Tajlei Levis, an accomplished New York City playwright and lyricist, continues the tradition using the Wilburton’s rich history as backdrop for each year’s original mysteries. Mark your calendar each year for the first week of November and an encore performance in the first week in April. Two night package includes:

  • Friday wine reception. Meet the colorful cast of suspects and your fellow guests. Family innkeeper Melissa leads the festivities and sing-along from 6:30 - 8pm.

  • Discounted $60 tickets to the interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Party on Saturday from 6:30 - 10:00pm.

  • Sunday morning Broadway sing-along.

  • A delicious full country breakfast each morning.

  • Prizes for best sleuthing, most festive costumes and the guest who solves “Whodunnit?”


Fall Foliage Special

Bask in the kaleidoscope of colors this autumn at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester Vermont. Guests come from all over the world to drink in the panoramic views from our hilltop overlooking the Battenkill Valley, surrounded by the Green Mountains and Taconic Mountains. Our views are are as expansive and pristine as when the Wilburton was built in 1902. At the Wilburton, colorful leaves, lives, and people are always welcome! Stay 3 nights midweek and enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne!

Thanksgiving Package

Gather with friends and family in inn rooms and vacation homes on our beautiful hilltop in Manchester Vermont and give thanks for being together.

Our 4 Thanksgiving night package includes:

  • A complimentary cocktail by the fire

  • A delicious loaf of Earth Sky Time bread

  • Family Thanksgiving Sing Alongs with award-winning songwriter and family Innkeeper Melissa following breakfast

    • Thursday, 10-11am & Saturday 10-11am. Bring your voices and instruments too!

  • No dog fees for any breeds (We are always thankful for our 4-legged friends!)

At the WIlburton we don’t just say thanks, we sing it! We are grateful for being family innkeepers for over 32 years and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday.

Canine Christmas Slumber Party

Jetson, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Canine Concierge welcomes all dogs in our 16 dog friendly rooms and 3 vacation homes. Join these 3 fun annual events with no pet fees for any breed: Canine Christmas Dec 6-8, 2019, Mothers Day 8-10, 2020, Howl’oween October 30-November 1, 2020. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels always stay free at the Wilburton Inn.

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December Holidays in Vermont

Spin the dreidel or hang your stockings by the fire in our historic mansion, inn rooms, suites and spacious vacation homes at the Wilburton Inn in Manchester Vermont. The 1902 Wilburton Mansion is decorated with Victorian splendor. for the month of December. Our 13’ christmas tree is so beautiful, it was featured in a full page photo in Yankee Magazine! And our Piper Strong menorah are featured in art galleries around America.

Stay for 4 nights and enjoy a complimentary cocktail by the fire.

Come to breakfast in your PJs on Christmas morning.
Open your presents beneath our tree.

And of course the best holiday shopping can be found at the Manchester Designer Outlets!

Tinderella Returns!

Tinderella Cabaret!

Saturday, August 24, late night show at 9pm - free
Saturday, August 31 with the full band of bass, drums, and piano - 8pm $20
Cocktails available

"A  riotous romp through today’s adult dating world. Witty and irresistible...always hilarious." Rutland Herald


Award-winning Off Broadway songwriter and ebullient family innkeeper Melissa Levis performs her racy cabaret about dating 52 men in 52 weeks in her hopes to find a true love in New York City that she could import to Vermont.

Bring your friends or a hot date and enjoy these naughty songs of love in the age of Tinder. From a MILF seeking filmmaker to a lusty Vermont handyman and Latin ballroom dancer who swept her off her feet, Melissa and her band of bass, drums, and keyboard turned every adventure into a hot musical romp.

And who would have ever imagined the twist ending? Tinderella actually found true love (and a sexy Parisian beau) in the audience at last summer's cabaret! He won the give away Lady Liberty undies from Joy - and he's flying in from Paris to see the show on Saturday, August 24th.


Saturday, August 24th Late Night Show 9pm FREE
(Catch Candace Bushnell's interview about her 'Sex and the City' follow up "Is There Still Sex In the City" at Maple Street School at 6pm.)

Saturday, August 31st 8pm Show with the Full Band $20.

Tinderella is a guaranteed good time (which is certainly more than you can say for a blind date on Tinder!)
All welcome. Mature audiences only. Cocktails available.


Guests who book a 2 night guest room stay through the Wilburton Inn receive a free cocktail at the performance on August 24.
Guests who book over Labor Day Weekend receive complimentary admission to the August 31st performance;


Melissa has been a New York City songwriter for 25 years before trading her Green Acres life for the Green Mountains of Manchester Vermont. Before becoming Tinderella, Melissa was a beloved children’s performer in New York City. The New York Post dubbed her “The Pied Piper in Pink” for she mesmerised thousands of children each year at performances in Central Park, the Plaza Hotel and FAO Schwartz leading her band “Moey’s Music Party.”

While an undergraduate at Brown University, she started writing and performing Custom Songs for special events. She’s written songs for presidential hopefulls and cabinent members, movie stars, CEOS, tycoons, and many lovely people. She created the band “Melissa and the Moguls” in East Hampton NY where their theme song “Ooh La La Hamptons” tied the Macarena for most requested song of summer in 1994. She wrote the Off-Broadway musical, “The Joys of Sex” and “Moey Live, P is for Party!” After decades performing in cafes of Berlin, the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Off-Broadway and at the Rainbow Room, Melissa is delighted to return to her favorite stage of all: the living room of the Wilburton Inn.  Read an article here. She is tickled to be the R-Rated Maria Von Trapp and singing Vermont family innkeeper.

Ben Harris musical directs on piano, Mowgli Giannitti and Jay Sager join on bass and drums on Saturday, August 31st. For reservations call 802-362-2500.



The Wilburton Inn and Vacation Villas are ideal for Girls Weekends. These best friends have been having sleepovers twice a year for the past 12 years in Room 5 - so we named it "Best Friends" in their honor! Stay up late having a Pajama Party. Curl up by the fire in leopard PJs or Lanz Nighties. Girls Weekend Packages include shopping coupons to Manchester Designer Outlets plus tiaras.

Add champagne, chocolates and robes for an additional $85 pp.

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We love the theatre at the Wilburton Inn. Our aunt, playwright Wendy Wassesrstein, gave us a life-long love of the theatre. Family innkeeper Tajlei wrote Glimpses of the Moon which is published by Samuel French and debuted at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Innkeeper Melissa wrote two Off-Broadway musicals.  

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Want to get your hands dirty?
Join the Wilburton and Earth Sky Time Organic Farm for an introduction to what makes the Green Mountains so green. This package includes an organic farm tour, a sample of organic heirloom produce and a complimentary loaf of hearth baked bread. Call for reservations!

Cost: Lodging rate + $50 per person.

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All 5 Levis Family Innkeepers contribute their talents to bring you a weekend of creativity, joy, insights and celebration.  From a music festival at Earth Sky Time Farm to a naughty cabaret to fascinating art tours about the integration of art, psychology and science, to a creativity for self discovery workshop, this Labor Day weekend special event will inspire you to challenge your mind, open your heart and relish Vermont. 

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