Kim Jackson

Correspondent

  • Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, USA

Kim Jackson is a correspondent who lives in Southern Vermont and covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. Her work spans from writing hard and feature news stories for the Boston Globe and The Gloucester Daily Times to profiles and human-interest stories in sports publications and local newspapers. In addition to her bylined work, she is a ghostwriter, providing articles, ebooks, enewsletters, blogs, and social media posts for a variety of regional and national clients across various markets. Jackson, who holds a degree in English/journalism from the University of New Hampshire, is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid skier, camper and hiker.

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    Where is The Reluctant Panther Restaurant located?

    The Reluctant Panther Restaurant is located inside The Reluctant Panther Inn. Set in the quintessential New England town of Manchester Village in Southern Vermont, The Reluctant Panther is a place that takes you away from the hustle of the shopping and outlets and still allows you to relax in an upscale atmosphere over fresh farm-to-table fare. If you’re dining in the summer months, be sure to step outside onto the back patio before your meal to visit the Raw Bar. After dinner, you’ll find the warmth of a wood fire and relaxing Adirondack chairs to sit and enjoy the sounds of the bubbling brook or gaze at the gardens.
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    What is the scene like at The Reluctant Panther Restaurant?

    Dinner at The Reluctant Panther Restaurant is an easy-paced, artistic and celebratory event. Linen-clothed tables with contemporary furnishings mix with antique style to create an ambience of relaxation and community. All of the menu items contribute to the scene, reinforcing a sense of place and reasserting value for the regional landscape. Foodies also love that the menu is an ever-changing lineup of dishes. Although the short ribs are a mainstay, they are always presented with a seasonal variation. But it’s the added touches that complete the dining experience: amuse bouches — you could be pleasantly surprised with a slice of venison, an arancino or shrimp — add mystery to the meal. And when it comes to dessert, with options such as “coffee and doughnuts” (cinnamon and sugar doughnuts with cappuccino semifreddo) or pumpkin whoopee pies, you couldn’t ask for a sweeter conclusion.
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    How do you get a reservation at The Reluctant Panther Restaurant?

    Though reservations are not required at The Reluctant Panther Restaurant, the main restaurant at The Reluctant Panther Inn, they are strongly recommended for busy Friday and Saturday nights. If you do find yourself with a wait, though, you can enjoy a Vermont beer or cocktail in the cozy sitting room or in the Tavern just outside the main entrance to the restaurant. The small tavern also offers dinner options and drinks right at the bar, if you prefer a more casual experience without most of the main dining room flair. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.com or by calling the hotel at 800-822-2331.
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    What’s the best time to visit The Reluctant Panther Inn?

    Your activity of choice will most likely sway your decision-making as to when to visit The Reluctant Panther Inn. The boutique hotel provides a home base for you to explore the Manchester region at any time. If you decide to visit during Vermont’s famous fall foliage season, do make your plans early; this is the hotel’s busiest time of year, and the property tends to sell out long before the first leaves drop.

    Skiing and snowboarding are the sports of choice during the winter. Bromley Mountain, know for its family-friendly, sun-filled trails, is less than 20 minutes away. Southern Vermont’s famous Stratton Mountain is just 30 minutes via country roads. For those afforded a longer stay, Killington Resort and Okemo Mountain are about an hour from the property. Whichever direction you go, though, a day of ice skating, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can be capped off with a warm cup of Vermont cider in the sitting room or the tavern at Reluctant Panther.

    But that’s not to say the warmer months around these parts aren’t memorable. The Vermont Summer Festival, a world-renowned equestrian show, makes its home in Manchester for six weeks in July and early August. Golf, tennis, hiking, fly-fishing, shooting, biking and shopping at the designer outlets are just a few of the other favorite summertime activities near the Manchester Village hotel.
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    What restaurants does The Reluctant Panther Inn have?

    The Reluctant Panther Inn’s Reluctant Panther Restaurant is a relaxed, yet upscale space, and is the only full-time eatery on the property. The restaurant, from which executive chef Nick DeLauri serves locally sourced American dishes such as porcini-crusted yellowfin tuna and grilled Hollandeer Farm venison, is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from November to Memorial Day. Between Memorial Day and October, the establishment’s hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. During the summer months, the terrace is open in the back garden, providing you the opportunity to sit in an Adirondack chair and enjoy the Raw Bar Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
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    What is the design style of The Reluctant Panther Inn?

    The Reluctant Panther Inn is a unique luxury boutique hotel and its design style is no different. From the outside, the hotel and its adjacent buildings are reminiscent of New England’s colonial days. Step inside and you'll immediately feel the harmonization of tradition and modernization. Where at one turn you see classic details such as dark woods and high ceilings, look another direction and you spot flat-screen TVs and two-sided fireplaces. The duality of this sophisticated hotel makes you almost forget that you are knee deep in the woods — that is until you step outside and realize you’re surrounded by mountains.
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