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Heart of the Village Inn

5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, VT 05482 USA (Show map)

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Our freshly-redecorated Inn is conveniently located across the road from the Shelburne Museum, and surrounded by several great restaurants and art galleries, along with a quintessential Vermont country store and a local wine & coffee shop. We are a short-bike-ride away from Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Vineyards, Vermont Teddy Bear, and the beaches of Lake Champlain. A ten-minute drive will get you to downtown Burlington, and we are less than an hour from some of the best hiking & skiing in New England.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Winter Escape

5 on May 30, 2015

Stayed for a long weekend and loved everything about the place. The suite was big enough for our family of four; the breakfasts were terrific and the innkeepers went out of their way to roll out the red carpet. The neighborhood oozes New England charm and the restaurants nearby are top notch. There are plenty of great wintery activities nearby.

Terrific getaway spot

4.2 on May 30, 2015

We stayed around New Years 2015 just as Rose and Toly began management of the property. Lovely place, conveniently located to very good local restaurants, Shelburne attractions, and to downtown Burlington. Chef Contos' cooking shop a block away is a highlight. Affectionately made breakfast with eggs, bacon or sausage, fruit and coffee exceeds expectations. Can't wait to make it back.

A New Years Treat

5 on May 30, 2015

When family travel brought us to Shelburne VT, we stayed at Heart of the Village. Anatoly and Rose were able to accommodate our family of four over the New Years Eve week. We had a lovely time and the breakfasts were fantastic. We will definitely return.

Wonderful room. Best breakfast ever had in B&B Rose & Anatoly charming with a wonderful old world sense of service for such a young couple

5 on May 30, 2015

On a scale of 1-10, we would rate staying here a 12

Charming B&B in a great area - 2 nights in Shelburne, April 2015

4.6 on April 22, 2015

The owners really try to make it a stay to remember! The best part is the breakfast: you place your order the night before and in the morning get treated like a king at a dinner table. The 1st day we were served "Vermont cigars" (sausages wrapped in bacon) along with mushroom omelet, and the 2nd day - eggs Benedict with salmon. All this properly sets you up for a day of exploring the area which has tons of attractions a short car ride - and some even a pleasant hike - away (Shelburne Museum, Vermont Vineyard, Champlain Chocolate Factory, Teddy Bear Factory, etc). We had 2 rooms which face a rather busy street, but there was still very little traffic noise getting inside. The hotel has a charming Victorian atmosphere, comfy beds, ample space in the rooms.We are planning to stay at the Heart of the Village again on our way to Cape Cod this summer.

Fantastic and Memorable B & B Experience

5 on December 31, 2013

The entire experience was wonderful from the moment I first contacted the Inn until the time I had left. I recommend this place to any person looking for a place to stay while staying in Burlington. The house is beautiful. The rooms are well decorated and very clean. The beds are very comfortable. The people are incredibly friendly and dedicated to making your experience memorable. The breakfasts are absolutely wonderful. And finally, the inn is a 5-8 minute drive to downtown Burlington. I know where I will be staying on my next visit to Vermont!

Outstanding B&B Experience at the Heart of the Village Inn

5 on July 11, 2012

Our stay at the Heart of the Village Inn was fabulous. The staff was kind and helpful, the room was clean, quiet, and sunny, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious! Heart of the Village Inn even offers vegan breakfast options! My husband and I hope to return soon!

Enjoyed our stay

4.2 on August 28, 2011

The innkeepers and staff are truely interested in the quality and service of their inn. Is is close proximity to Burlington and lots of great things to do in Shelburne.

Only one suggestion

4.6 on August 28, 2011

My husband and I were on a short vacation to see the Shelburne Museum. Everything was very convenient and the service, staff and food at the Inn were outstanding. Our only suggestion is that you book your room as far as you can from the main road. Although the room was wonderful, the traffic noise was quite disturbing to us.

Perfect Getaway!

4.2 on August 23, 2011

The Heart of the Village Inn is a great bed and breakfast in Shelburne. It is located just 10 mins south of Burlington, so it is easily accessible to the city. The innkeepers, Simon and Jess, were so friendly! Thanks, Simon, for a great restaurant recommendation! Our room was lovely and the bed was so comfortable. The blueberry pancakes at breakfast were light and airy, and the young lady who served them was bright and cheerful! It was a great place for two tired parents to escape! We will definitely return!

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Rooms & Rates

Tracy (Queen)

The Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and timeless elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper, rich wood-work, and antique furniture. It features a vintage metal sleigh style Queen size bed, an antique wardrobe, and an upholstered reading chair. Its private bath offers a pedestal sink and a modern walk-in shower. A double wide large window provides warm southern light and a view of the inn's carriage yard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Barstow Suite (Deluxe, 2 Rooms, 2 King or 4 Twin Beds)

We have just finished updating our deluxe Barstow Suite! This 2-room Suite for 4 located on the ground level of the Carriage House is beautifully decorated with the original barn wood and earth tones. The Suite features a large bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower. The main room of the Suite has a deluxe King bed (can be split into two Twins upon request) and the TV, as well as a quirky lighting fixture built by Conant Metal & Light. The annex room has two Twin beds (can be combined into a King bed upon request). A complimentary mini fridge will keep the cheese, wine, and beer you purchased from the local farms, wineries, and breweries nicely chilled. Perfect for families and friends. Limited disabled access. Dog friendly.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Webb Suite (Deluxe, Romantic, King Only, Jacuzzi)

Romantic luxuries of our honeymoon Webb Suite cannot be overstated! This stylish, intimate two-room suite now features a deluxe sleigh King size under skylights for stargazing... The inviting Jacuzzi room's soft sensual colors set up the tone for a memorable night in a two-person whirlpool bath. A cozy seating area, champagne flutes, a mini fridges to keep the bubbly chilled, candlelight - this is a perfect spot for a a romantic intimate getaway...

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Van Vliet (King Only)

The Van Vliet room is a spacious second-floor guestroom, prominently located at the front of the house. Its three large windows offer three different views of historic Shelburne village. Warm glowing amber colored walls and delicate lace curtains on the West side windows create a lovely ambiance both at sunset and at sunrise. Van Vliet includes a deluxe King size bed, two comfortable chairs, and a mini fridge. This room also features a private bath with a shower over a full-sized tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Marsett (Queen)

Located on the front NW corner of the house, this quaint second-floor room overlooks the village intersection with the coffee and wine shop, and the Inn's garden. Features include a lovely Queen sized bed, antique rocking chair, and a painted corner armoire. The private bath is just steps outside of the room. This room can be combined with the Harrington room as a suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Harrington (King or 2 Twins)

This large and stately second-floor room offers a deluxe King size bed and views of the Inn's garden through its North-facing bay windows. Cream-colored walls, dark blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious room its royal feel. The large private bath features a pedestal sink and an updated modern yet classic looking shower/tub. An unobtrusive mini fridge is a highly popular amenity. Harrington's King bed can be set up as 2 Twin beds with a purchase of a package in our online reservation system. Harrington can also be combined with the Marsett room as a 2-room suite. Both rooms will have their own TVs and private bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deyette (Queen)

This bright, cheerful, cozy, and quiet room at the back of the Main Inn is decorated with light colored linens, floral wallpaper, and white wicker furniture. Deyett offers a lovely Queen sized bed and NE views of the Inn's garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bostwick (Deluxe, King or 2 Twins)

Bostwick is one of our two spacious, elegant, and quiet King rooms located on the ground level of the Carriage House. It features a deluxe King size bed, a beautiful overhead light fixture made by Conant Metal & Light of Burlington, flat screen TV, and a mini fridge for all your cheese, meats, wine, and beer purchased from the local providers! Two large uphosltered armchairs are perfect as a mobile office for traveling professionals. The private bath offers a full-size tub and shower. The Bostwick room provides an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. It also showcases the original barn wooden wall and window casings with signs of horses nibbling on them in the past. This is our other dog friendly room - we provide a crate and a food/drinking bowl as well as complimentary treats for our furry K9 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Fletcher (King Only)

Subtle light colors perfectly balanced by dark wood décor of this second-floor Carriage Barn room create a romantic haven that is relaxing and intimate. The Fletcher room now features a lovely deluxe King size bed, a skylight for stargazing, and original exposed beams. A mini fridge and a full bath add to the pleasant experience, and a glorious view of a well maintained neighbor's yard and a town's Cathedral in the background will be sure to please the eye!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Shelburne (King Only)

This bright colored King guest room is located on the Southern side / ground level of the Main House and faces the Inn's parking lot. A lot of sun light, a large bathroom, and a mini fridge contribute to the comfortable experience of guests used to urban hustle and bustle.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Mountains visible to the west & east, Village, Almost lakeside (Lake Champlain is 2 miles away), Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Urban, Waterview, Wine country


Burlington, VT (BTV) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From BOSTON: I-93 North to Concord, NH; I-89 north to exit 13 (I-189); south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles; Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall. From NEW YORK: I-87 north to Exit 20, Lake George; Route 9N to Route 149E from Lake George to Route 4 at Fort Ann; Route 4 north to Route 22A; Route 22A north to Vergennes; Route 7 north from Vergennes to Shelburne; Heart of the Village Inn is on your right, across from the town hall. From MONTREAL: Route 10 for 12 miles (19 km) to Route 133 south for 28 miles (45 km); Cross the border at Highgate Springs; I-89 for 43 miles (69 km) to Exit 13; south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles (7.6 km). Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Shelburne Museum, Green Mountian hiking trails, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry's Factory Tours, Cycling, Boating on Lake Champlain, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Ironing Board, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Local Vermont chocolates delivered to room daily, Free parking, Two-person jacuzzi tub in our romantic Webb Suite, mini refrigerators in all King guest rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00- 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Historic building is smoke-free. Outside smoking is OK.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children with responsible parents only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved dogs allowed in two rooms. Fees apply.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends, three-four nights during certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Yes
  • Cancellations: If you cancel a confirmed reservation more than 21 days prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund less a $30 administration fee per room. If you cancel a confirmed reservation less than 21 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit your deposit. You may still receive a full refund (less a $20 administration fee per room) ONLY if we are able to re-sell the guest room(s)for the entire time of your expected stay.



Rose and Anatoly

Languages spoken

Russian, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Converted into a 9-room inn in 1997, this gorgeous historic Victorian Vermont 1886 house is ready to host you during your stay in the Burlington area. Rose and Anatoly, the new owners with a passion for hosting and cooking, are excited to build on the Inn's success and to add their magical personal touch. We looked long and hard for the right B&B and look forward to hosting you at our place!

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 09:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten-free, Lactose intolerant


Hot Deal

50% Off a 2 Night Stay This Weekend! Be Here!

Regular Rate: $180 now $90 (50% Savings:)

50% off any available published rate for our GRAND REOPENING!!! Book online to secure the rate! Coinciding with the World Famous Farmer's Market re-opening (okay, it's just famous in Shelburne, which is kinda big deal in this state), this is a promotion not to be missed! Get 50% OFF a 2 NIGHT STAY or this coming weekend between May 28-31. Get twice the experience for the price of just stopping by. You. Will. Love It. Use code HOV_GRAND_50 at Secure.RezOvation/Reservations/AvailabilityCalendar.aspx?_0WSGRLX3WAVICI Must book online. A 2 night minimum applies. No assembly required. Batteries not included. Made in Vermont. Make it happen. Be here. This place is beyond awesome. We love our guests. Our guests love us. Let the good times roll. Be here. Did we say be here? Be here. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8029859060 to redeem this deal.

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Special Package

Frequent Stay Programs

Returning guests get 10% off their next stay when booking online! Contact us at for your personalized code!

B&B Cooking Schools

Stay at the Heart of the Village Inn and receive 10% off any available classes at the Chef Contos cooking school and merchandise right across the street from our Inn in Shelburne! Chef Contos has recently been voted the top cooking school by the Food & Wine magazine! Present our reservation confirmation email at the Chef Contos store or email it to

Corporate Retreats

Rent the whole Inn (9 rooms) for your corporate retreat and receive 20% off! A 2-night minimum applies. Please contact us at for details.

Fall Foliage

Get 10% off your Fall Foliage stay at the Heart of the Village Inn! The discount applies to a minimum of 2 night stay between 9/4/15 and 10/31/15. Book online at and use code HOV_FF15_10

Honeymoon Specials

What better way to celebrate your romantic event than to stay in our 2-room jacuzzi suite! Please inquire about various options by contacting us at

Food Glorious Food

Stay at the Heart of the Village Inn and receive 10% off any available classes at the Chef Contos cooking school and merchandise right across the street from our Inn in Shelburne! Chef Contos has recently been voted the top cooking school by the Food & Wine magazine! Present our reservation confirmation email at the Chef Contos store or email it to

In State Special Rate

All Vermont residents receive a 10% in-state discount when booking online! Proof of address is required. Use code VT_HOV_10 when booking at:

Military Rate (active duty)

All active duty military, LEOs, and first responders receive a 30% discount when booking online! Proper ID is required. Please contact us for details at

Romance Packages

What better way to celebrate your romantic event than to stay in our 2-room jacuzzi suite! Please inquire about various options by contacting us at

Traveling with your Pet packages

We are now dog-friendly! Our luxurious spacious Barstow and Bostwick rooms can accommodate up to 2 well-behaved dogs of any size. We have a strict no-furniture policy. Crates and water/food bowls will be available. Free treats for our 4-legged visitors! For additional details, please inquire at

Wedding Packages

Rent the whole Inn (9 rooms) for your wedding event and receive 20% off! A 2-night minimum applies. Please contact us at for details.

Halloween Happenings

BOO!!! Get a 10% online discount off of your Halloween stay at our Inn at the end of Oct 2015. A 2-night minimum applies. Use code HOV_HLW15_10 when booking at

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5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, VT 05482 USA (Show map)

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