The Ira Allen House (1779) is an historic inn conveniently located between Manchester and Arlington on the famous Battenkill River, in the heart of a Four Season Resort. It was the home of Ethan and Ira Allen, Green Mountain Boys, and the founders of the State of Vermont.Our inn offers a classic country breakfast and cozy comfortable suites at very moderate rates. We also offer special skiing, flyfishing, and golf packages.
Remember Baker was the 1st cousin of Ethan and Ira Allen. This is a warm, comfy room with a wood-burning fireplace, queen-size bed, and cable TV/DVD plus a sitting room with day bed as well as a private back porch and separate entrance. It has a full bath and separate tub room. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.
Abigail's Room features hand-stenciling, antique furnishings, four poster queen bed and overlooks the Green Mountains and Battenkill River. It has a private bath and sitting area with TV/DVD. Adjoins with the Norman Rockwell Room, which has a full-size bed. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.
The Ira Allen Suite is a fantastic accommodation for families or groups of up to 5 (with a roll-away). It features 2 bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with two twins, and a separate living room with a fireplace and cable TV/DVD. The suite has a private bath with claw foot tub and shower. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.
Occupying the whole third floor and formerly a ballroom, the Green Mountain Suite includes the Battenkill Room which has 2 double beds and in-room sink and the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Room which has a queen bed and in-room sink. Both share a bath and small living room with cable TV and stove. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.
4.6 on June 09, 2013
I stayed at my first B&B last weekend with my wife and daughter. I was raised in V.T. and forgot what a wonderful place it really is! The inn keepers allways went beyond expectations. They allways welcomed us when we would come back for the evening. We will talk about the breakfast for a long time. Local fresh fruit, Jams, syrup, and meats. The Ira Allen House will allway be in our memories as the home we had in V.T.
5 on February 20, 2013
Warm and inviting from the first moment we stepped into the Ira Allen House. This is the kind of Bed and Breakfast you always wish you stay; historic, ideally located, quaint and great food. Kevin gave us tons of information about the surrounding area as we were leaving and wouldn't let us go before he gave us cookies for the road! Can't wait to get back.
4.6 on February 15, 2013
We just spent a lovely long weekend at this charming and historic Inn. The Innkeepers are the best, exceeding our expectations! Our room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The breakfasts by Chef Kevin were outstanding and made from many local products. We enjoyed the relaxing evenings by the fire listening to piano music! We will definitely return and highly recommend this Inn.
5 on February 05, 2013
We had a remarkable stay at this lovely house. Kevin, one of the owners, really went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We walked in on a quite cold evening to a fire burning in the fireplace and chairs waiting for us to warm up. Chocolate chip cookies appeared in our room each night as a late-night treat. Breakfast was outstanding, with many fresh local ingredients. The rooms were full of character, but incredibly comfortable and welcoming at the same time. I can't say enough good things about the Ira Allen House.
5 on September 02, 2012
Breakfasts A+ Hospitality A+ Helpfulness A+ Friendliness A+
5 on July 28, 2011
We loved this place- it was just what we were looking for in a Vermont Country Inn - quaint and authentic. Maria,our Innkeeper, was very hospitable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious !
5 on August 30, 2010
We've stayed many times at the Ira Allen House with our family. They have great suites. Ed & Maria are exceptional hosts, they always making us feel welcome. The breakfasts are wonderful too! Close to skiing and shopping.
5 on October 28, 2009
My family and I spent Christmas there and had a wonderful time. Ed and Maria and family were excellent hosts and we are still talking about the food! They gave us great advice as to what activities were available and where to find them - they even went sledding with us one day. We hope to return one day............ Gilda, Janet, David and Leslie
3.8 on October 27, 2009
Extremely hospitable & friendly owner, Maria. She also made an outstanding breakfast. A very satisfactory visit!
5 on September 03, 2009
I have stayed at the Ira Allen House several times. Maria and Ed are wonderful innkeepers, and their daughters are darling! The breakfasts are always incredible- fresh fruit, coffee, juice, fluffy pancakes or French toast with local VT maple syrup, or tasty eggs of some sort. The rooms are cozy and clean. We like that the inn is very close to Manchester, but not directly in town. The property is on the Battenkill River which is a great place to relax. We enjoy it so much here, that we have sent friends and both sets of our parents to the Ira Allen House for getaway weekends. Make sure to visit the Hildene, Equinox mountain and the outlets! My husband has stayed at IAH to go with friends to the mountains of Stratton, Bromley and even Killington (after breakfast, of course!) There's so much to do in the area and we love the inn so much that we keep going back! Ira Allen is a perfect place to acquaint yourself with Vermont.
Battenkill River, Countryside, Mountains, Waterfront
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles
North on Route 87 to Route 7; East on Route 7 to Bennington. North on Historic 7A to Sunderland.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Winery
Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Beer & Wine License
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, bocce ball, croquet, other lawn games, picnicking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting
Kevin Marvelli, Michael Garvey
Fishing, golf, woodworking, tennis, cooking, gardening, all river sports, skiing, hikeing and many more.
Full Country Breakfast
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs, but we do request advanced notice of such.
Eggbakes, Breakfast Pizza, Homemade Breads
We utilize local meats, cheese, eggs, veggies and fruits whenever possible. All our meals are home-cooked, as are our baked goods.