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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
  • Family Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Weddings/Events
  • 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 of Otter Creek's iconic Copper Ale

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

Very cute b&b! Only complaints were our king bed was two twins pushed together (and the gap was noticeable) and the shower was very small, even for one average sized adult. Very friendly service, excellent location, and excellent breakfast!

- J

We stayed on two different occasions, both times in main house which, along with carriage house, are well removed from Rte 7 traffic. The rooms are very well kept and comfortable. Room 20 has a private deck and entry. Breakfast is all you can eat and delicious. Staff very helpful. They let us leave vehicle here while we did bike tour inn-to-inn. Lovely grounds, plenty of parking, walk to...See More

- Rick Watts

This is one of the finest B&B's we've stayed at- room and service was excellent- Highly recommend Jessica's restaurant at the Inn- excellent cuisine. (only negative was waiter "rushed" us a bit...but he was attentive...)

- Mark P

My husband and i decided to elope and after viewing several b&b's we were lucky to have found the swift house inn. Not only is the property beautiful but the staff is absolutely amazing. Everyone was as friendly as could be. Our room was in the carriage house and was spacious, comfortable and peaceful. We had breakfast in the main house each morning and the spread was top notch....See More

- Justin Cardona

I made a last-minute reservation after dropping my daughter off at Middlebury College for their language program. I was very pleased with the accommodations, and the Governor’s room specifically. It was clean, cozy, appropriately decorated, and quiet. The staff and owners were professional and friendly, and their genuine warmth added to my stay. Breakfast was great and I look forward to enjoying dinner when I return in late August....See More

- Tamara Moreland

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 20

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, 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: 24 Hours, 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, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements, Baby Showers, Tea Parties

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Small Town/Village