Swift House Inn

An historic 20-room former governor's mansion located within the village of Middlebury, Vermont.


An historic 20-room former governor's mansion located within the village of Middlebury, Vermont.

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The Basics


A charming 20-room country inn with a fine dining restaurant located near Middlebury College in Vermont.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Culinary Experiences
  • Gardens
  • Romantic Getaway

In the Know

  • Cross country ski on the many nearby trails
  • Shop like a local at the Stone Mill Public Market
  • Admire the fall colors on a foliage tour during the autumn months
  • Visit an array of breweries, cideries, wineries, & distilleries that brew, ferment, and distill delicious beverages for all 

Stay for the Story

This property is a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion, exuding an elegance that captivates guests from the moment they arrive. The location offers easy access to Middlebury College, scenic hiking trails, and the vibrant downtown area.

Sip & Savor

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

Watch the sunset from your table at Jessica’s at Swift House Inn
Dare to choose the tomahawk steak at Fire and Ice

Down a pint from the wide selection of local brews at Two Brothers Tavern.

See & Do

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

Just steps away from a trailhead to the Trail Around Middlebury
Enjoy apple picking at Happy Valley Orchard
Try mead made right in Middlebury at Golden Rule Mead

Guest Reviews

We enjoyed every moment of our stay at the swift house inn and are already planning our next trip back. From the second we walked in and received a warm welcome from the owners, to our dinner at Jessica’s with our top notch server, Jay, we knew we had selected the perfect location for our new years/ anniversary getaway. Our only regret was not participating in the kimchi class...See More

- devon webster

Simply Lovely. The Inn is run properly, the food is on point and the interior design is spot on. Service plus. A wonderful place to call home whilst in idyllic Middlebury, VT. Thank You Matthew & Serena! Keep Serving on The Quantum!

- Dr. Michael B. Dibley

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 20

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks

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


Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Elopements, Baby Showers

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Small Town/Village