Strong House Inn

94 West Main Street , Vergennes, VT 5491 USA (Show map)


Experience elegant lodging at the historic 1834 Strong House Inn and the luxurious Rabbit Ridge Country House addition opened in 1999. Located in the heart of the Champlain Valley, the Inn commands marvelous views of the Green Mountains and the Adirondack range. Throughout the restored Greek revival home furnished in period furniture and antiques, to the six acres of gardens, ponds and walking trails, the Inn re-captures the wonderful period of a time gone by. Nearby Lake Champain offers boating and fishing. Golf, hiking, skiing, antiquing and some of the finest cycling in Vermont are all part of the area's myriad of outdoor activities. Experience the warmth of winter with cozy fireplaces after a day of skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and skating. The Inn, which has full conference facilities, specializes in executive retreats, and 3-day quilting, scrapbooking and garden design weekends throughout the year. Nearby attractions include the Shelburne Museum, Vermont Wildflower Farm and the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Rates include complimentary snacks and beverages and a full country breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8


4.6 on October 09, 2013

Very nice Inn. Definitely felt comfortable and at 'home'. Very helpful Innkeeper. My wife and I enjoyed this stay in the Vermont countryside. I highly recommend this Inn.

Lovely Stay

5 on June 24, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Inn. Originally planned only 1 night, but really liked the inn and the location so changed our plans to stay a second night. Glad we did as we would not have wanted to miss the pancakes we had for breakfast the 2nd morning! We appreciated very much that Hugh and Mary could accommodate the additional night for our entire party of 5. The setting is lovely!

Highly recommended!

5 on February 03, 2013

this was our second stay at the Strong House Inn - although it had been 15 months since last we were there, we were greeted like old friends. Hugh and Mary are the perfect innkeepers! Welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic - and the best possible stewards of that beautiful old house! Don't hesitate to plan a stay, and may you have as pleasant a visit as we did!

World's Lighest Pancakes!

5 on September 28, 2012

Mary and Hugh have to be the most cheerful and welcoming innkeepers ever. Great at interacting with guests in spite of heavy work load. First class Inn in every respect.

A delightful stay at a charming Inn

4.6 on September 15, 2012

We spent three wonderful nights at the Strong House Inn residing in the Vermont room which was very well appointed and faced the lovely gardens, the woods and the Adirondacks. Each morning we were treated to a superb breakfast prepared by the proprietress, Mary, who is an excellent cook. Breakfast was not only delicious but also a delight to the eyes. The host and hostess, Mary and Hugh, are superb innkeepers. We highly recommend the Strong House Inn and shall certainly return when we visit Vermont.

Wonderful Place

5 on August 14, 2012

We had a wonderful stay. Our hosts were friendly and gracious. The room was lovely.

Fast & Furious

5 on August 14, 2012

The hospitality industry should put all their people through a B&B training before waiting on the general public. Service is the prime & most pervasive element of this visit!

A true treasure!

5 on May 21, 2012

What a welcome surprise when we drove up to this beautiful B&B, greeted at the door by Mary, and given a wonderful, warm greeting. This place is truly wonderful...from the beautifully appointed rooms, the supurb breakfasts, the surroundings, and the proximity to town, Burlington, and the surrounding areas. We certainly will be coming back! Thank you Mary and Hugh for your loving is evident in everything you touch. Best, Sheri and Roy Greenman

Wonderful Vermont Getaway

5 on April 02, 2012

Mary and Hugh were wonderful hosts during our two night stay. Our stay was in the Plantation room, which was beautiful and clean. Mary and Hugh offered suggestions on local dining and events so that we could enjoy our Vermont experience. Can't wait to go back!

It was wonderful !!!

4.4 on January 08, 2012

We celebrated our 34 th wedding aniversary this weekend in the Adirondack room, at the Strong House Inn. The room & hospitality were exceptional. Mary & Hugh make you feel like old friends the minute you arrive. They have suggestions for outings and dining . I strongly recommend this lovely B&B

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Burlington, VT (BTV) 24 miles

Directions to property:

Located on 22A. We are 22 miles south of Burlington and 12 miles north of Middlebury, Vermont. Call for directions or map. We are very easy to find.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Full liquor license, Tavern on-site, Walking Trails, Common Rooms, Gardens, Full Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 8 - years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We do accept dogs on a limited basis.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations must be secured by a deposit equal to the room rate plus applicable tax for one night.
  • Cancellations: Room deposits are fully refundable up to 14 days before arrival minus a $25.00 administrative fee. For cancellations with less notice (including late arrivals and early departures), we will refund your deposit if the room can be re-booked. We cannot make exceptions for weather and personal emergencies.



Mary and Hugh Bargiel

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About the innkeepers

Mary: Quilting, Gardening, Reading, Picnicing & Cooking and much more.. Hugh: War Historian, Cars, Gardening, Reading, Collecting and Flying U-Control Airplanes, Fishing and much more..

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  • Time Served: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian