Lake Salem Inn

1273 Vermont Rt. 105 , Derby, VT 05829 USA (Show map)


Voted "Editor's Choice" by Yankee Magazine twice! Our one-of-a-kind, immaculate inn sits on 7 acres of beautifully manicured lawns directly on Lake Salem. All rooms have private en-suite baths. Take the kayak or canoe out on the lake (no charge). Have a romantic dinner at the inn. Celebrate a special occasion. PACKAGES AVAILABLE ARE ON OUR WEBSITE: .lakesaleminn Energy Work available by appointment: Quantum Touch. Therapeutic Touch. Reiki In-room Massage by appointment DELICIOUS DINNERS AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION. Gift Certificates are available. Free WIFI internet access.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Great derby vt b&b

5 on October 22, 2009

We have stayed at the Lake Salem Inn on several occasions and have always had a great experience. The Sunrise view from their rooms in the outbuilding are super. We have also stayed in the Library room in the main house and it is splendid. Our hosts Mo and Jo are warm and friendly and breakfast each day was a special treat. We also took advantage of their dinner menu and it was great. We highly recommend the Lake Salem Inn summer winter or fall.

What a find

4.8 on August 15, 2008

We were looking for an inn that not only looked clean but smelled clean. Most inns smell of air freshners (to hide odors?). None of that here. Our room was delightful. The bed very comfortable. Attention to detail was evident. The lake was great for our kayaking and a dip. Breakfast delicious and dinner devine. We will be back, sooner rather than later.

Truly a unique inn

5 on March 12, 2008

We stayed here both in the summer and the winter. This is a special place. The innkeepers are warm and real. You could eat off the floor the place was sooooooooo clean. Romance, great food, comfortable, beautiful surroundings. Don't miss this inn! Dinner was excellent! The lake wonderful as well as the sunrises. Skiing is only about a 25-30 minute drive and you can purchase discount lift tickets! Yankee Magazine voted this inn as a place to stay. This is our home away from home. Thank you Mo & Joe for your hospitality.

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Location Type

4 miles from the Canadian Border, 1 1/2 hour drive to Montreal, 1 hr. from Ben & Jerry's, 2 1/2 hr drive to Quebec City, 25 miles to downhill skiing, 2 hrs. from Shelburn Museum & Wine Tasting!, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Village


Burlington, VT (BTV) 65 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking & Biking Trails, Historical Haskell Opera House, VAST Snowmobiling trails, Downhill skiing 25 miles, Covered Bridges, Old Stonehouse Museum, Northern Star Cruises, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Free Internet Access, Free use of our Canoe/ Kayak, In room massage/foot or chair massage, Reflexology; Clay Body Wrap, Quantum Touch Energy Work

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fitness Facility close by, 5 miles to Canada, Snowmobiling - we are on VAST trail, Ice Fishing and ice climbing, Famous Haskell Opera House, Boating, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Vermont law - no smoking in public buildings or restaurants.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Our inn caters to adults looking for a getaway.
  • Childcare Provided: No N/A
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Owner allergy and guest allergies
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends from 7/1 to 10/20/2011
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: See website



Mo & Joe

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Mo teaches Latin and Philly Line Dancing, is a certified Water Fitness Instructor, certified in Quantum Touch, volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the Association for the Blind. Joe owned a own Landscape Contracting Business for 50 years and a 5* Italian Restaurant. He is a volunteer fireman for over 55 years; Chairman of the Zoning Board and Planning Commission, Gardening, Reading, Traveling. He enjoys maintaining our beautiful grounds.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Rack of Lamb, Salmon

Signature Dish

Baked Eggs; Italian Semolina Bread; Pizzelles
We offer DINNER at our inn by prior reservation. Our menu can be located on our website: A full breakfast is included in the price of the room. All meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients. We do not use artificial ingredients. Our specialty is "Italian Semolina Bread" and it is delicious! We offer a 7 course Italian dinner made from scratch. We also offer Salmon, Talipia, Chipotle Chicken; Breaded Veal Cutlet; Farm Raised Venison; Rack of Lamb. Special Packages and Menu may be found on our website: