Silas Griffith Inn

178 S. Main Street , Danby, VT 05739 USA (Show map)


Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway weekend, a family trip for your family and pets, or a cheap Vermont hotel, you've found the perfect spot! Here you have the best of both worlds — intimate, romantic rooms that you would expect in a cozy bed and breakfast, plus privacy, attentive service, and amenities that you would expect in a country inn.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Good Place

3.8 on November 10, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here on the 1st. We got lost on our way but Catherine was very helpful in helping us. Make sure you print off directions as there are areas with no cell service, so don't count on your gps. The B&B wasn't up to the same standards as other B&B's that I have stayed in before. They are doing some remolding, so hopefully things will get updated soon. The room was pleasant and warm. I do agree with the other reviewer that complained about the loud religious show blaring during breakfast. This was kind of annoying. Also, make a note that there is a friendly gas station near by that serves sandwiches and pizza if you don't want to drive to the nearest town. All in all it was a nice out of the way sort of place.

Getaway for Two

4.2 on December 18, 2012

This getaway was more than just a time to rejuvinate and relax, it was a time to heal from the disasters we have been dealing with since Hurricane Sandy & Nor' Easter Athena that devestated where our family, friends and we live. It was also a special occasion for us, we are together a year and a half and are grateful for what we have shared together and the blessing that have been bestowed upon us. We wre able to finally do our christmas, chanukah and kwanza shopping, dine at a wonderful cafe' - seasons on 7A (they treat the visitors, locals and elderly all with TLC) and walked the nature trails of Emerald state park which gave a us a wonderful sighting of a bald eagle just above our heads, what a majestic bird. Cathy & Brian were wonderful. Cathy versed us in local history; this prompted us to visit the local marble quarry and christmas tree farm. We will return to the Silas Griffith Inn because it is a green inn, hospitality is wonderful and it feels like a home away from home. Thank You for everything.

Quaint, Charming & Delicious Breakfast!

4.0 on September 24, 2012

Loved going into the quaint little village of Danby. The wife here at Silas Griffith was especially cordial & gave such colorful history & tours of the rest of the place. We enjoyed our stay. Best breakfast the whole trip.


3.8 on September 09, 2012

We stay 2 to 3x a year to visit family. Kathy always takes such good care of us -- always remembers special requests. Her knowledge of area & history are formidable. Get a tour of main house. Staying here is like going to visit dear friends.

Silas Griffith Inn

4.6 on September 08, 2012

The Inn is being restored and is on the Historic registry. They are doing a fabulous job. The service here was exceptional and very helpful.


5 on June 20, 2012

I have been here many times and every time I am wlecomed and feel likeI am at home. They are very nice and will go out of your way to make you feel comfortable. The food is always good and made to my liking as I am a very pickie person in the food department they have accomated my pickieness. I have recommend this B&B to all my friends.

Vermont Country

4.6 on August 02, 2011

If you do not already love the Green mountains and Vermont history, this family run inn will remain in your heart.

Homey, historic and relaxing

4.0 on July 30, 2011

We had a good time at Silias Griffith Inn. We arrived at a time when the pool was not yet open and the weather was less than cooperative - it rained most of the time we were there :-( . Catherine and Brian are good hosts, very engaging and congenial. They are doing a wonderful job restoring this historic home. The food was good, and we got the recipe for Catherine's pudding cake. The property is scenic, surrounded by mountains. I would like to go back sometime and spend some time hiking in the parks and maybe do some kayaking.

Thanks for a great time!

5 on July 01, 2011

Thanks for a great night! Emerald Lake was beautiful and the kayaking was spectacular. The house is beautiful-you have done a wonderful job with the restoration! And the omelette this morning with the fresh veggies was outstanding! We stopped at Lake Bomoseen on our way home to enjoy more kayaking! Thanks for the hospitality!

Pretty and Pretty Convenient!

4.2 on January 29, 2009

Wow! Were we pleasantly surprised! Located within an easy drive of several ski resorts and sightseeing destinations, we found a perfect place for both a romantic getaway and for pet lovers. The decor was charming and comfortable. The mountain views were lovely. The food at the on site restaurant, Emma's, was delicious. (So that eliminates your weather concerns.) You'll feel right at home in the common areas. The attention from our hosts was over the top special. And we enjoyed amenities that you might not expect from a B&B, such as wi-fi, cable and a bar. Pets are welcomed warmly....not just tolerated. And it's an easy drive from New York City, so we can't wait to return for another special weekend! Silas Griffith must be beautiful in the summer months with it's pool overlooking the rolling meadows.

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Rooms & Rates

Twin Beds with Fireplace

Our Twin Beds with Fireplace is located on the 2nd floor of the Carriage House. It is furnished with antiques and decorated with wallpaper reminiscent of the late Victorian Period. It has comfortable twin beds, cozy gas burning fireplace, private bathroom with shower, air conditioning, WiFi, and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $149

Two Bedroom Queen Suite

The Two Bedroom Queen Suite is located on the 3rd floor of the Carriage House. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, each of which is furnished with antiques and decorated with wallpaper reminiscent of the late Victorian Period. Each room has a queen-sized bed, cozy gas burning fireplace, air conditioning, WiFi Internet access, and DVD player. The suite enjoys westerly views of Dorset Peak, garden, meadow, and barn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Queen Bed with Fireplace

Located on the 2nd or 3rd floors, our Queen rooms have private baths, gas fireplaces for the cooler months and air conditioning for the summer, DVD player, free WiFi, and Victorian period furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $149

King Bed with Fireplace

Located on the 2nd floor of the Carriage House, our King rooms have a king-sized bed which can be split into twin beds if needed. All of our romantic guest rooms have private baths, cozy fireplaces, air conditioning, DVD player, free Internet access, and Victorian period furnishings and decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Rural


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 58 miles

Directions to property:

From Boston: Take Route 2 WEST to I-91 NORTH to Brattleboro, VT. Take Exit 2 in Brattleboro to VT Route 30 NORTH to Manchester (~45 miles.) Then take Route 7 NORTH (13 miles to Danby), continue through East Dorset (8 miles to Danby), then to Danby. Watch for Danby and Mount Tabor road signs. Turn left after sign onto Mt. Tabor Road. Go left at "T" onto Main Street. We are at the top of the hill, on your right, just across the street from the Congregational Church. (3-4 hours.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 3.5 miles from Appalachian Trail, 3.5 miles from Long Trail, Close to Killington, Bromley & Stratton, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Radio, TV Video games, Videos , Laundry available upon request. Fees apply.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Private entrance, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Board Games, Library, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 2pm to 10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes There is a $25 charge per room for pets.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights requested on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations at least 7 day prior to the check-in date receive a full refund. Cancellations 1 to 6 days in advance will be charged for the first night's lodging plus 9% VT sales tax and the balance refunded. Cancellations made on the same day as check-in: No refund. No-shows: No refund.



Brian & Catherine Preble

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Tropical Fish

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Food Allergies, Gluten Free, vegan

Signature Dish

Applesauce Pancakes
Homemade batter with applesauce and a touch of cinnamon! Served with local Vermont Maple Syrup! Mmmm!!! These pancakes can also be made Gluten Free, and are still absolutely delicious.