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183 Park Street , North Bennington, VT 05257 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$165 - $185
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TARADEN Bed & Breakfast is nestled on 20 acres of southwest Vermont farmland. TARADEN offers a quiet and private escape, within short traveling distance to many fun and unique attractions. Enjoy a late autumn stay in a cozy, private setting. Sleep late & eat a hearty breakfast while watching birds & other wildlife from the comfort of the Breakfast Room. Take a late morning or afternoon ride: a Lively’s Livery carriage or sleigh will pick you up at Taraden & return you in time for a cup of hot chocolate. Choose and take home a Christmas tree cut just for you at Pembroke Tree Farm - directly across the street. Reserve a Christmas tree & when you are ready to return home, it will be cut fresh for you. Fine & casual dining in North Bennington at Pangaea, Pangaea Lounge & Kevin’s are only a minute by car. Powers Market makes soups & sandwiches to order. Bring your appetite! Bring your camera! Leave your cares behind! ON A COLLEGE TOUR? VISITING BENNINGTON COLLEGE? $35 "ADDITIONAL GUEST" FEE FOR THE STUDENT WILL BE WAIVED (WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS)



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.9

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It met our highest hopes!

4.4 on September 21, 2010

My two daughters and I enjoyed a weekend at Taraden in Sept. 2010 and were overwhelmed with the hospitality. Bob and Nan have anticipated their guests' needs in the most gracious way. The room and bath were comfortable and spotless, the breakfast fit for royalty, and the grounds a delight to see. Definitely a place to return to!

An excellent choice

5 on August 15, 2010

We spent four nights at Taraden in early August and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nan and Bob are wonderful hosts and made us feel very much at home. We stayed in the West Wing, which has one main and one smaller bedroom and a bathroom complete with a deep claw-foot bathtub, separate enclosed shower and all the amenities. Breakfast in the glass-enclosed sunroom affords a pastoral view over a pond and beyond the barns to a hillside where American Cream draft horses graze. The sumptuous breakfast started with an overflowing cup of fresh fruit and might include an omelet, fresh baked cornbread, pancakes with fruit inside, Irish oatmeal, or other selections and Bob's homemade apple butter. It was enough food to last me all day. Bob and Nan help support the local art scene and while we were there they were completing plans for the first North Bennington Plein Air competition to be held September 8-12. Taraden is also next door to the historic Park-McCullogh House, a Victorian mansion that offers tours and a very nice Mile-Around Woods trail.

"You'll be hard-pressed to do better"

5 on July 18, 2010

This B&B is in rare company-- among the very best we have chosen for our 'getaways' The hosts, Bob & Nan, very personable, the room comfortable and many amenities, the site among the most tranquil you'll find. And, lest we forget, the breakfasts superb in a superb setting. Dan & Terri

Serendiptious Bliss

4.6 on December 15, 2009

We made a last minute change to turn our college visit into a vacation, and happened upon Taraden. Our hosts, Nan and Bob couldn't have been nicer, and the property is spectacular. Have never had a more perfect breakfast!

Heaven on Earth

5 on September 02, 2009

This tranquil setting is just perfect for the traveler who enjoys a country gentleman's estate, with gourmet breakfasts, clean, comfy accommodations and peaceful settings.


5 on October 30, 2008

This is a real treat- so beautiful-so serene, yet close to many activities. Our hosts were the best and accommodating in every way! Try it! You'll love it!

America at it's best

4.6 on October 30, 2008

Beautiful weather, beautiful Acc. Gracious hosts. One of the best short vacations we have ever had. A real pleasure!

Best in UT

5 on October 22, 2008

This inn was so exceptionally homey and clean, and comfortable. great breakfast, fresh flowers, great location. very peaceful

Best Kept Secret

5 on October 14, 2008

Wonderful location, exceptionally clean, great breakfasts, modern, great room

Treated like royalty

5 on July 13, 2008

My wife and I had a delightful visit in late June, staying in the Cottage. It was a perfect size, had a great bath/shower, a small deck, a wonderfully comfortable bed with luxury sheets, and everything just felt so cozy. We both slept like babies. Nan and Bob gave us two delicious breadfasts. The fruit cup by itself is plenty, but they treated us to incredible corn bread the first morning (with honey) and a moist banana bread the next morning. And that does NOT include the great omelet and french toast. The scenery is amazing off the breakfast room, with a pond full of ducks, muskrats and fish. The horses grazing on the hill beyond the barns look like a postcard setting. But what made us feel so great was the effort Nan and Bob put into making us feel like honored guests. They were both so warm and friendly and it was obvious they wanted us to enjoy our stay. We did!!

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Location Type

Historic Estate Dairy Farm, Pasture Land, Private Pond on Property, Park-like Landscaped Grounds


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Hiking Trails Adjacent to Property, Carriage, Wagon and Sleigh Rides, Walk to Pubs and Casual Dining, Park-McCullough House Museum, Manchester Outlet Stores, Riding Lessons Arranged, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Event Facilities , Classroom Facilities, Outdoor Event Areas, Business Meeting Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Carriage and Sleigh Rides, horseback riding, Trail Rides, Lessons, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely no Smoking or use of candles.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited TARADEN facilities and grounds not childproofed.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Only Certified Service Animals will be acceptable

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: June 1 through Oct 31, 2-Day Minimum Stay (except college visitors)
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit,credit card info required at time of reservation. Full Payment is due on departure.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within 2 days prior to arrival are subject to a one night charge unless the suite can be re-booked.



Nan & Bob Lowary

Languages spoken

Un Poco Español, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 4 Horses

About the innkeepers

In real life, Nan was a technology Specialist in a NJ Middle school. Bob spent 25 years as a network television executive.

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Full multi-course Vermont Breakfast

  • Time Served: Guest's Choice 7:00-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Solarium Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic

Signature Dish

Hearty Vermont Breakfast
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Regular and Decaf. All types of tea. Orange Juice, or perhaps fresh pressed cider (in season) Perhaps Fresh baked apple honey bran muffins, or maybe honey butter corn muffins. Served with Taraden apple butter. Fresh Fruit Cup - mixture of fruit in season - topped with dash of vanilla yogurt. Vermont Cheddar Cheese and Dill Omelette with sides of steamed tender asparagus and maple sausage links. Sometimes, sauteed zuchini. Choice of toast

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183 Park Street , North Bennington, VT 05257 USA (Show map)

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