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Life's most memorable moments are spent with loved ones in exceptional places, and the Swift House Inn, our bed & breakfast in Middlebury, Vermont, is just such a place.
Located in historic Middlebury, Vermont, this 20-room former governor's mansion is Middlebury's only classic Vermont country inn and offers the essence of New England warmth.

Inside, candlelit dinners await you. Large, comfortable rooms offer modern amenities in period decor. Relax, sip a glass of wine by the fire, or ponder your favorite book in the library while the kids explore the garden or sled on a nearby hill. Enjoy complimentary 24-hour coffee service, cookies, and Middlebury's only accommodation where a full breakfast is included! Every window frames a picture of country tranquility; yet shops, museums, and Middlebury College are a short walk away.

Things to DO and SEE

Middlebury's central Vermont location makes it an easy drive to major attractions: the Shelburne Museum, New York's Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, the  Moosalamoo Recreation Area and the ski areas of central Vermont. 

There is also plenty to do right in the neighborhood. Middlebury is home to the Sheldon Museum, the oldest community museum in the country. Nearby is the Robert Frost Homestead, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the famed Bread Loaf Writers' School and ski areas of Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Rikert Cross Country Center just up the mountain.

Seasonal Packages

As the seasons change in Vermont, so do the lodging and dining packages the Inn has to offer. We have created a number of packages for 2015 that highlight each of the four seasons.

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December is here and it’s still 50 degrees outside! There may not be any snow, but there is still plenty to do. Guests are still enjoying walks on the TAM trail, brewery tours, and shopping downtown. Vermont is ranked number one nationally for craft breweries per capita in America. The Vermont Brewers Association has 39 members and grows every year. Middlebury is home to not only Drop In and Otter Creek, but also Woodchuck Hard Cider, Appalachian Gap Distillery, and Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Even though we do not have snow here at the Swift House Inn, don't forget about major ski areas across the state who have snow making capabilities. Ski areas like Killington and Sugarbush are making enough snow to have a handful of trails open to give you some great surface conditions. Even the Rikert Nordic Center has one or two trails open for anyone wanting to do some nordic skiing or try the new craze- "Fat Biking."

Middlebury also features a number of unique local shops and restaurants downtown. Danforth Pewter and Middlebury Chocolates are perfect for picking up something nice for your special someone for the holidays. With thanksgiving over, we are all getting geared up for the remaining holidays as well. The Inn has been decorated with a wreath at each doorway, a Christmas tree in the parlor, and our own fun homemade cork decorations. The smells of pine, homemade cookies, and Chef Rob’s delicious food fill the inn.

Jessica’s Restaurant at the Swift House Inn will not be open Christmas Eve, but is open for Christmas Day dinner from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Christmas dinner is a la carte and Chef Rob has prepared a menu full of delicious dishes including homemade winter squash ravioli with brown butter sauce, spiced nuts, and sage, a roasted half duckling featuring crispy skin, and black truffle honey glaze, and salmon fillet stuffed with lobster and scallop meat served with a Meyer lemon chardonnay beurre blanc.

Jessica’s Restaurant will also be open for New Year’s Eve dinner for a four course meal off of a special menu. Dinner is a set $50 per person, not including tax or gratuity. We highly recommend reservations for all of our holiday dinners as we tend to fill up long before the day of.

Come and stay with us over Christmas and receive a discount depending on the number of nights you stay with us: 10% for two nights, 15% for three nights, and 18% for four or more nights. We are offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes a discounted room rate, dinner, and dinner gratuity in any of our three buildings.
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