Local Interest
The Main House
The Carriage House
The Gatehouse
Cross Country Skiing
Down Hill Skiing
  Fly Fishing
Ice Skating
Sleigh Riding
Snow Mobiling
Like a home away from home, this is the place to reconnect with friends and family, disconnect from the world, and start new traditions.

Big lakes, small lakes, streams, and rivers all make for numerous opportunities to swim while spending a summer vacation at the Swift House Inn. 

Branbury State Park, located on Lake Dunmore, is the ideal lake beach.  Spread your blanket on the lawn, grab a snack from the concession, dangle your toes in the water, and watch the kids splash in the cool lake.  Go ahead and take a swim; it’s a little cool but always refreshing!  This is a great place to swim after a hike up to Silver Lake. 

How about a real “swimmin' hole”, where the locals go?  There are a few close by with cool mountain water, deep and shallow pools, and even some cliff diving for the brave.  These picturesque and quiet spots are great areas for those of all ages.  Take a lunch with you, sit on the rocks, explore the pools, and just enjoy the slow pace and experience what Vermont is all about.  Our staff will not only give you directions, but you might also see them swimming there!

  • Lake Dunmore/Branbury State Park
    10 to 20 minutes South of Middlebury off of Route 7.

  • Local Swimming Holes
    Many located nearby.

  • Middlebury College Natatorium
    Middlebury, VT. 802-453-5000.

  • Vermont Sun Sports and Fitness
    Health and Fitness center with an indoor pool. 88 Exchange Street, Middlebury. 802-388-6888.







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