Swift House Inn

Select Registry member since 2005
A historic 20-room former governor’s mansion located within the village of Middlebury, Vermont.
25 Stewart Lane Middlebury, VT 05753
Swift House Inn
Swift House Inn Exterior

A historic 20-room former governor's mansion, the Swift House Inn is Middlebury's only in-town Country Inn and offers the essence of New England warmth. Large, comfortable rooms provide modern amenities in period decor. The Middlebury, VT Inn's three buildings are on 4 acres of extensive lawns and gardens. Enjoy a casual dinner in the bar, on the deck, or in Jessica's Restaurant. Relax, sip a glass of wine from our Wine Spectator Award winning list by the fireplace in winter, or on the porch in summer. Every window frames a picture of country tranquility, yet shops, museums, and Middlebury College are only a short walk away. The Town Hall Theater and College bring numerous world-class performing artists to the area with performances most weekends. Enjoy hiking the Trail Around Middlebury or in the nearby Green Mountains. Bike the Champlain Valley, fly fish our numerous rivers and streams, or participate in water activities in nearby lakes Champlain and Dunmore.

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Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services,

Food & Wine

Dinner at Jessica's Restaurant located in the Swift House Inn is always memorable. The dining room reflects the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn. Complement your stay with a great meal.

The menu showcases traditional American favorites: hearty soups, healthy salads, a large burger, and delicious entrees of duck, steak, and scallops. Adding to the menu are the chef's daily specials with much of the food supplied by local growers to ensure absolute freshness. We are a proud member of the Vermont Fresh Network. Our culinary team loves to serve what central Vermont seasonally has to provide. It's not just the food, it's the mix of ambiance, attentive staff, comfortable surroundings, and an extensive wine cellar, recognized by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, that make Jessica's at the Swift House Inn a memorable experience. Chef Rob can accommodate any dietary restriction. Tom, the bartender and host, can help you select the perfect wine or micro-brewed beer to accompany your dinner.

The feel is casual, the food is great! After dinner, relax next to the fire, enjoy an after dinner drink in the lounge, or sit on the porch and watch the lights. Dinner is served Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The Inn is a perfect place for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday or office party or any celebration!

Meals Offered: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian , Vegan , Gluten Free , Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental , Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables , Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: Open to the public

Alcohol Permits: Beer , Wine , Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Snacks , Complimentary Early Coffee Tea , Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed , Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

The Main House, with nine guest rooms, is a Federal-style mansion with all the elegance you would expect in a governor's home. The Swift Room, once the master bedroom, still displays the old brass internal telephone that Mrs. Swift used. The adjacent Carriage House provides six spacious rooms with king-size beds, queen sleeper-sofas, and all the comforts. Relax in your own private Jacuzzi, sit before the fire, or bask in the Inn's steam room or sauna. The Mansfield room has a private patio which leads to a walkway that weaves by some of the four acres of spectacular lawns and gardens. You may prefer the Gate House, a short half block walk from the Main House, which is a Victorian gem with a wraparound porch. The interior is a pastiche of ornate woodwork and stained glass. Spend the evening near the fire, or enjoy a game in the parlor.

Accommodations: Suites

# of Rooms: 20

Beds: Twin, Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, iPod Docking Statio

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Pub/Tavern Site, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village


Pet-Friendly: Yes

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Yes

Weddings & Events

The Swift House Inn is your perfect place for small- to medium-size weddings. Inside seating can accommodate wedding party sizes up to 50 and the adjacent garden area can be tented to accommodate 100. The surrounding lawns and gardens offer a picturesque backdrop. The Inn's twenty rooms can accommodate your out-of-town guests. Chef Rob's wedding menu selections are a reflection of the sumptuous offers of Jessica's Restaurant. Any wedding at the Swift House and in Middlebury will be a memorable event.

Wedding/Events Capacity: 100-199

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopment

Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Caterer, Florist

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Reception Seating: 50 Inside / 120 Outside Under Tent

Banquet Seating: 50 Inside / 120 Outside Under Tent

Max Capacity Outdoor: 120

Business Travel & Events

Located in the Carriage House is a modern, comfortable, and very private conference room. The room can be set in numerous configurations and can accommodate up to 28 people. The Main House's Library can also be used for meetings; this room can accommodate up to 12 people. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or afternoon refreshments can be provided for any meeting.

# of Meeting Rooms: 2

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 28

Total Rooms Sq Footages: 450

Max Capacity Theater: 24

Max Capacity Boardroom: 16

Max Capacity Classroom: 28