Savor the Vermont experience at our romantic bed and breakfast and book shop in the heart of the quaint village of Bellows Falls, VT., nestled between a scenic river and rolling hillsides. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway (or elopement!) we have full amenities which include wood burning fireplaces, Jacuzzis, private baths, gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, and all the modern touches such as flat-screen television and Bose radios. We run a number of special packages to help you relax and leave the stresses of everyday life behind, and our spa amenities and tubs help with this. We cater to dietary requirements ranging from vegan to Atkins. Large, comfortable common rooms including a library, ladies' parlor, game room, great room, a Victorian rose garden, gazebo, and a large wrap-around porch. We are also certified by the state of Vermont as a "Green Hotel" and we offer local produce and foods through the Vermont Fresh Network.
4.8 on May 24, 2014
We wanted a night away from the kids to celebrate our anniversary. Dorothy asked the purpose of our visit and then gave us a free upgrade to her best room! We were in awe at how nice and friendly she and her husband are. The house is really beautiful- architectural details everywhere you look. The atrium is awesome! They recommended a restaurant for dinner that was amazing! The room was quiet and nicely decorated with down pillows, a down comforter, and even a down mattress top! The towels were very soft. The scent of the lilacs in the gardens wafted in. Breakfast was sooo good! Dorothy makes peasant baguettes and boursin from scratch. Local fresh fiddleheads; local maple bacon, thickly sliced; herbs from their garden; local cheeses; fresh fruits; and an omelette provencal. We will reminisce about that breakfast for years to come! Don't pass up the opportunity to stay here! Ps. Dorothy- PLEASE write a recipe book!!!!!!!!!!
5 on March 13, 2014
My wife and I traveled to Vermont for our 36th wedding anniversary. After searching the web we decided on the Readmore. It was a fantastic choice. Dorothy met us at the front door and gave us the grand tour. Dorothy offered us tea in the Library. Served out of silver tea pots and with a roaring fire in the fireplace, light snow falling outside it made us feel so relaxed. We stayed in the Garden Room. A wonderful room. Large very comfortable queen bed, table with chairs and a sofa. And a wood burning fireplace! The bathroom was a surprise. It was very modern with a large oversized whirlpool tub. Spa care products were included. After a great nights sleep we went to breakfast. Stuart was already there offering us coffee and juice. There was a printed menu but Dorothy came out to explain how it was to be prepared. The first course was grapefruit with brandied cherry. Then came out a wonderful frittata with vegetables. Accompanying it was an oven baked mashed potato. The slab bacon soaked in maple syrup was my personal favorite! A very tasty toast added to the fantastic breakfast. Although we had to leave that morning we inquired about extending another night but there was no room at the Inn. No problem. We will be back. A wonderful stay, gracious hosts in a beautiful and comfortable Inn.
5 on August 25, 2013
We went here to get married! The elopement package was just what we wanted! Dorothy made sure that our wedding and stay were amazing! The room,the food,and the hospitality were out of this world! If you have not visited Bellows Falls you should and definately stay at the Readmore Bed and Breakfast!
3.4 on August 23, 2013
Wonderful home and hosts. Porch needed cleaning and yard and gardens needed a lot of work.
5 on June 03, 2013
What a wonderful experience! The Inn is steeped in history and beautiful yet you are provided all the modern conveniences. Dorothy and Stewart are just wonderful and the food is so delicious! They are wonderful hosts and willing to do anything to help make your stay one that you will remember for a long time and want to go back to as soon as possible. I am gluten intolerant and they provided gluten free meals for me. I can't say enough about them and their wonderful inn. I have not slept that well in years!
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 105 miles
Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-91 101.7 miles At exit 5, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-91 Access Rd 0.8 miles Turn LEFT (North) onto US-5 [Calvin Coolidge Memorial Hwy] 2.6 miles Turn RIGHT (North) onto Westminster St Arrive Total Distance: 105.8 miles Estimated Time: 1 hours and 43 minutes
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Vermont Academy, Old Fort # 4, Green Mt Flyer Train Ride, Historic Victorian Downtown, Landmark College, Rockingham Old Home Days, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, Fax Machine, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Vermont made personal amenities, We can even perform a wedding ceremony!, Local products for sale
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, swimming, swimming, swimming, swimming, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Stewart & Dorothy Read
A little French, English
Gardening, photography, music, music, music.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Picnics, Small receptions
Readmore Stuffed French Toast
A luscious locally baked bread stuffed with apple pie filling and extra-sharp Vermont Cheddar, served local dark amber maple syrup.