Barnstead Inn

A farmhouse modern stay for the sophisticated, social travelers!


A farmhouse modern stay for the sophisticated, social travelers!

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The Basics


The Inn sits quietly just 2 blocks from the quintessential town of Manchester with its crave-worthy food options, outlets, and locally-owned shops. Family-run with tastefully renovated rooms and suites, updated with designer farmhouse modern finishes, tucked into an 1830s farmhouse and carriage house. Enjoy the outdoor patios and firepits, on-site tavern, and homemade breakfasts. Micro-weddings and pop-up social events; A unique boutique experience for the outgoing and social travelers!

At a Glance

  • Swimming Pool
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Spa Services
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Visit the year-round Dorset Farmers Market
  • Take a dip in the marble quarry (Dorset Quarry)
  • Hildene is beautiful year round, you can even snowshoe the property.

Stay for the Story

This historic inn, with its weathered clapboard exterior and inviting front porch, welcomes guests into a world of rustic elegance and warm hospitality. This property offers a peaceful retreat for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try the Chantecleer Restaurant for creative cuisine with a seafood focus and a French touch
Enjoy the eclectic menu at Silver Fork
Try Ye OldeTavern for fine food and drink and hospitality reminiscent of a bygone era

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Hike the many trails of Merck Forest
Enjoy rotating art exhibits at Southern Vermont Art Center
View custom, hand blown glass light fixtures at Manchester Hot Glass

Guest Reviews

From the first phone call Andrea couldn't have been more helpful. Originally from the Chicago area it was easy for us to connect. This was a special trip for us, I was intending to propose at some point. After falling in love with Barnstead online and booking, I called Andrea to see if an assist would be possible with photography. Not only did Andrea pull through with a reliable...See More

- Christopher Gotti

Relaxing weekend away. Delicious food and great beverages. Super location. Spectacular grounds. Awesome, helpful staff (special shout outs to Meg and Sarah). We'll be back!

- Kurt Dossin

Stayed here presidents weekend! Everything was absolutely perfect, the farmhouse was immaculate and our room (winter room) was cozy and extremely clean! We are both so picky with beds, and thought the bed was super comfortable! Loved the main barn with breakfast each morning which was delicious, and it was awesome to be able to hang in the tavern at night for a drink / food with great people...See More

- Carolyn Giordano

The Barnstead Inn is absolutely fabulous! My sister and I just wrapped our very first visit to Vermont and staying at the Barnstead Inn made the trip one to remember! The staff is just amazing and so intentional. The Arlington Room was perfect, and the outdoor fireplaces paired with a Vermont Flannel Co. blanket was oh so cozy in the evening. The breakfast was AMAZING and was served alongside...See More

- Haley Massey

My sister and my 2 daughters just returned from a weekend away at the Barnstead Inn. It was absolutely perfect in every way. We were greeted by the wonderful “furry innkeepers, King and Lucky! They couldn’t have been sweeter. Our rooms were in the Cowbarn which is so beautifully decorated with that modern but rustic farmhouse feel. Everything you could need or want is right there. They were very...See More

- Jacqueline Quinn

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 23

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Limited to Overnight Guests

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Cabins/Cottages Available, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements

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