Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Lane , Middlebury, VT 05753 USA (Show map)

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About

The Swift House Inn is located in the charming New England town of Middlebury, Vermont. The buildings that comprise the Swift House Inn today are the product of over a century of adaptation to the needs of the Swift and Stewart families that lived here from 1815 until 1981. The Main House, built in 1814 by Samuel Swift, was the home of former Governor John W. Stewart and his daughter Jessica Stewart Swift. The Victorian Gate House, built in 1906, graces the entrance to Stewart Lane. The Carriage House, built in 1886, to house the horses and carriages, was renovated in 1990 as luxury accommodations.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

B&B Gem in Vermont!

4.0 on August 22, 2013

My husband and I just returned from the Swift House a couple days ago and our experience was nothing short of wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful, making us feel welcomed and at home. There were personal touches all over the house, from the homemade cookies in the hall to the house owners/managers bringing us breakfast personally in the dining hall. Our room was very clean, comfortable and spacious and having a bathroom attached to the room made our stay that much more pleasant. The setting was breathtaking and we especially enjoyed having breakfast out on the terrace. Overall we have nothing negative to say about our experience and will definitely be recommending and returning to the Swift House Inn! staff was friendly


Romantic Gem

4.4 on August 03, 2012

I brought my fiance here for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday. What a great time. We stayed two nights, and were pleasantly surprised! Middlebury is a beautiful scenic town, and we were able to enjoy the quaintness, mere minutes from the inn. Just a few miles away, we were also able to snowshoe to the summit if snake mountain. The Swift House inn is very central, and I am already planning our trip back. We stayed in the the gorgeous Woodbury room. We perfected the night by popping some champagne, and hanging in front of the perfectly romantic burning fire, right in the room! The staff very courteous, and helpful, and the service was impeccable. We will be back...


I wish I lived in Vermont

4.0 on January 19, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last September while bicycling with Vermont Bicycle Tours. Every aspect of this Inn was lovely: staff, furnishings, meals, grounds. If we are in this area in the future we'll definited stay again!


Simply beautiful

4.0 on October 20, 2010

Amazing! Much better than we had hoped for! Beautiful rooms and great service. Will come here many more times!


A Little Bit of Heaven

5 on July 16, 2010

Our friend booked the Swift House Inn for her wedding guests and we were delighted with the entire experience. We stayed for 3 nights in the Alexander Twilight Room for about $400 (we got 18% off for staying 3 nights) which included a WONDERFUL, full breakfast each morning for the four of us -- which made this price a real value for our family. Breakfast included cereals, homemade granola, fresh fruit (fresh berries, grapefruit, melon, etc.), yogurt, juice and coffee and then you get to choose an entree from the menu (eggs made to order, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes which were all very good!). Our room and bed were very, very comfortable. They added a cot at no extra charge for our daughter (age 6), and our little guy (age 4) slept on a cute little sofa and he was very comfortable. Overall the service was great and every morning the owner herself greeted us at breakfast and assisted the wait staff. There is a beautiful courtyard with beautiful flowers and benches for sitting and just absorbing the beautiful surroundings. One review called this a "hotel" but this is not at all the feel that we got from the place. We stayed in the house by the main road because it was the least expensive, but we honestly were not bothered at all by the traffic. This house has a great sitting area downstairs with coffee, tea, and cookies for the taking. Summary: It is clear that the owners take great pride and care in managing this inn and if we ever visited Middlebury again we would stay here no doubt!!! We had to leave a review because we were just so pleased with our experience and found it to be a great value. P.S. I checked the other cheap drive in motels and they were not cheap - still around $100 per night without breakfast so staying at this beautiful inn was a no brainer!!! Sincerely, The Holcombes from Round Rock, TX


The vermont inn

4.6 on June 20, 2010

The stay at the inn was excellent and the food was good


Bad room, would never go there again

2.2 on August 03, 2009

We stayed there twice during a 1 week trip through Vermont. To start, this is not a B&B. It is a hotel spread over 3 buildings. We stayed in the less expensive rooms. The first room had the worst bed I have ever slept in. Noise and light from the nearby street made sleeping difficult. The A/C was noisy and didn't work too well. I woke up with a sore back. Breakfast was OK, but a bit slow. It looks like they have put off a lot of the building maintenance. The second room also had a bad bed, but slightly less horrible than the first. The A/C was also noisy but cooled well enough after a few hours. Breakfast service was a little faster. I would never stay there again. Perhaps the more expensive rooms are better, but there are plenty of B&B's around and you can do much better for the same price.


An incredible spring!

5 on May 29, 2007

My room at the Swift House was spacious, clean and extraordinarily well appointed. I loved the clock radio that I plugged my ipod into. I recommend this inn to everyone.


Great for Female Business Travelers

5 on May 22, 2007

I am not the usual "B&B type" of business traveler but I must say that my stay at the Swift House Inn has given me a new perspective. As a female traveling alone, I felt safe and warmly welcomed like family and was still able to remain somewhat anonymous. There are plenty of common areas to choose a spot alone to get work done and small tables at breakfast to dine alone if you aren't a morning person. The rooms are very comfortable with wifi and great beds! Ask for a room in the main house. Great for vacations too.


Relaxing, quiet and perfect!

5 on May 20, 2007

My first time to Vermont, and I loved the Swift House and the town of Middlebury. Great hiking, lovely quaint shops, and interesting art--all within easy walking distance of the inn. Breakfasts and dinners were superb, and the hospitality of Dan & Michelle (and staff) is perfectly friendly, attentive and excellent.


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

This Main House room has its own outside entrance from a private patio, a King bed, double whirlpool tub and shower, satellite HD television, telephone, coffee and tea service. .

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $220

Battell Room

This corner Main House 2nd floor room has a Queen bed, new bath with a shower stall, satellite television, and a telephone.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $199

Governor's Room

This large corner Main House 2nd floor room has a King bed, single whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television. The room was completely updated in 2015

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $240

Stewart Room

This Main House 2nd floor room has two extra long twin beds that can also be made into a King bed, single whirlpool tub and shower, a gas fireplace, satellite HD television and telephone.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $219

Swift Room

This Main House 2nd floor room has a Queen Bed, double tub and shower, fireplace, satellite television, telephone, and a private terrace.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $239

Seymour Room

This Main House 2nd floor room has two twin beds, satellite HD television, telephone and the new bathroom has a large corner shower stall.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $179

Addison Room

This Main House 2nd floor room has a Queen Bed, stall shower, separate claw foot soaking tub, satellite HD television, and a telephone.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $220

Emma Willard Room

This second floor corner Main House room has a Queen Bed, stall shower, fireplace, satellite HD television, and telephone.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $220

Clark Room

This Main House Room 2nd floor room has a Queen bed and a twin size memory foam pull out sofa, satellite HD television, and telephone, bath with tub and shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $219

Cartmell Room

This Gate House 1st floor room has two twin beds that can also be made into a King bed, tub and shower combination in it's private bathroom, satellite HD television and telephone.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $205

Turret Room

This uniquely shaped Gate House 2nd floor room has a queen bed, single whirlpool tub and shower, telephone, and satellite HD television.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $205

Lucy Ford Slade Room

This Gate House 2nd floor room has a queen bed, single whirlpool tub and shower, telephone, and satellite HD television.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $205

Alexander Twilight

This Gate House 2nd floor room has a queen bed, tub and shower, telephone, and satellite HD television.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $205

John Deere Room

This Gate House 2nd floor room has a Queen bed, single whirlpool tub and shower, telephone, and satellite HD television.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $205

Black Hawk Room

This handicap accessible Carriage House 1st floor room has a King bed and a full size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Bulrush Room

This large corner Carriage House 1st floor room has a King bed and a full size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, wood burning fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Woodbury Room

This large Carriage House 1st floor room has a King bed, and a queen size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, woodburning fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Sherman Room

This large Carriage House 1st floor room has a King bed and a full size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, wood burning fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

Mansfield Room

This large Carriage House 2nd floor room has a King bed and a queen size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, wood burning fireplace, large private patio, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $299

Gladstone Room

This large Carriage House 2nd floor room has a King bed and a full size memory foam pull out sofa, double whirlpool tub and shower, gas fireplace, telephone, and satellite HD television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $229 - $299

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 40 miles

Directions to property:

When leaving Burlington International Airport turn left onto Airport Road. Proceed straight through the traffic light onto Kennedy Drive. Kennedy Drive then becomes 189 South. Continue on Route 189 and take the Route 7 South exit towards Middlebury. Take a left onto Route 7 South. Middlebury is approximately 40 miles south. Just before entering the center of Middlebury you will come to a traffic light—there is a Mobil Station on the right and Stewart Lane is on the left. Turn left onto Stewart Lane and continue to our Main House on the left to check in.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Apple Orchards, Otter Creek Brewery Tour, Vermont Soap Factory Tour,, UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Woorchuck Hard Cider Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Pub, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Sauna, Wedding Facilities , Sauna, Steam Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Sauna and Steam Shower

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Cribs available
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Dogs Allowed in Carriage House
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a one night's advance deposit per room.
  • Cancellations: We have a seven (7) day cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel please do so 7days prior to your arrival and we will refund your deposit minus a $20 administrative fee. If you need to cancel within the 7 days we will refund your deposit minus a $20 administrative fee should we resell a room. This policy is also applicable to early checkout. All rooms are guaranteed with your advanced deposit therefore late arrivals are easily accommodated. Please notify our office if you will be arriving later than 11pm for specific instructions.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dan & Michele Brown

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We started our innkeeping career in Annapolis, Maryland in 1996 with a 4 room Bed & Breakfast, called the Georgian House. After 5 years, we decided to leave our other careers and take on innkeeping full time. The new adventure had us leaving Annapolis and buying the Pilgrim's Inn on Deer Isle, Maine were we stayed for 3 years. Finally in 2004 we arrived in Middlebury, VT as the owners of the Swift House inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Glutten Free


Signature Dish

Cab Cakes
Yes, hard to believe but the most popular item on the menu is the crab cakes!


Recipes