Heart of the Village Inn

5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, VT 05482 USA (Show map)

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Top choice of Burlington area travelers due to its central location, upbeat and personable young owners, and lots of character and charm! Conveniently located across the road from the Shelburne Museum, a short drive to the Shelburne Farms, surrounded by several amazing restaurants, art galleries, along with a quintessential Vermont country store and a local wine & coffee shop. Did we say breweries, wineries, chocolatiers? Vermont Teddy Bear, beaches of Lake Champlain, some of the best hiking & skiing in New England. We appreciate you booking directly on our website!

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Overall
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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great Stay at Heart of the Village!

5 on January 17, 2016

My girlfriend and I had warm and relaxing stay at Heart of the Village Inn at the center of Shelburne. Our hosts Rose and Anatoli were extremely accommodating and looked after our every need. The room was specious, clean, and comfortable and had a clever and safe way for guests to access the house and the rooms securely. Breakfast each morning was well rounded and incredibly delicious, make sure you try the breakfast cigars! There were many excellent options on the menu but the smoked salmon eggs Benedict was so good we could not resist getting it again the second morning of our stay. The Inn is situated in the middle of the quaint town of Shelburne with plenty of small shops and tourist attractions including great dining, a winery, and Shelburne farms and museum. It is a convienient location for people visiting Burlington as well as it is a short ten minute drive into town but you are away from all the hustle and bustle. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast and we plan to make this a staple to our trips to Vermont!


Charming and cozy bed and breakfast

4.2 on January 15, 2016

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to stay in the Burlington area for a trip to Vermont between Christmas and New Year's, and we came across this bed and breakfast while doing research online. Rather than stay in a conventional hotel, we were looking for something charming and inviting, and Heart of the Village satisfied our requirements. The inn is situated in the center of Shelburne village, a twenty minute drive from downtown Burlington and close to local attractions like the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, the Shelburne Museum, and Shelburne Farms. It's also within driving distance of ski resorts like Stowe. The building itself is a late 19th century house handsomely furnished with a blend of modern and vintage furniture and full of personality; our room had a comfortable queen bed and a genuine chestnut armoire. Parking is conveniently located beside the building in a private lot, though it might be tight for larger vehicles. As for the hosts, Rose and Anatoly were wonderful. They added the warm touch that's so important in a quality bed and breakfast. For instance, our room had complimentary chocolates every day from a local chocolatier and vouchers for glasses of wine from a local winery. Helpful and courteous throughout our stay, they really shined during the breakfast service, when they frequently interacted with guests, especially those whose first morning it was staying with them. The quality of the breakfasts was very high, with plenty of good options to choose from (they have you select a breakfast the night before so that it's ready for you when you come down in the morning). We always left full and happy and ready for the day. We were very happy with our stay at Heart of the Inn and would consider staying there again on a return trip to Vermont.


This is no ordinary BnB!!!!

5 on November 23, 2015

Everything regarding our 4 day stay was excellent! Breakfast was amazing every day, the Inn was warm and charming as were Anatoly and Rose. We felt like we were guests in their home. We will definitely plan another stay in the future!! Linda & Kyle


Fabulous stay!!

5 on November 16, 2015

What. Can. I. Say. First time staying at a B&B and I loved every minute. Innkeepers, Rose and Anatoly, are fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better experience, well except to move in! Perfect location and tasteful updates make this a great experience. Oh, and breakfast was AMAZING! The bed was SOOO comfortable. Thanks for everything guys!


Heart of the Village - little gem

4.8 on November 01, 2015

We were greeted at the door by Anatoly - so nice to be personally greeted and taken in to the inn and made to feel right at home. We then met Rose, who took us up to our room and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend the Heart of the Village - don't think you will be disappointed. We did not have breakfast as had to leave early, but I could smell all the yummy things being prepared for the guests.


Highly Recommended

4.6 on October 28, 2015

A lovely inn in a picturesque town, with innkeepers committed to pleasing their guests. Delicious breakfasts, and the most comfortable bed we've experienced in a long time.


Would Return

4.8 on October 28, 2015

I made reservations here for a get away 1st anniversary trip for my wife and I. I emailed the inn keepers, Rose and Anatoly, and got a very quick response. Rose was able to be very accommodating for a few requests I made to surprise my wife. The room was awesome. We stayed in the carriage house Webb suite. The bed was very comfortable. The room smelled like new carpet and was immaculately clean. The bathroom was ample size for a Victorian house and was also clean. Breakfast at the Inn is chosen by you the night before on their menu. I recommend the salmon Benedict. The best thing was the Vermont Cigars, bacon wrapped sausage links with secret seasonings. Everything we had at our two breakfasts was delicious. Anatoly is a great cook. Rose does a great job hosting and is very accommodating with whatever you need or want. The two inn keepers are very knowledgeable about local restaurants, bars, wines, beers and anything you are looking to do. Just don't be afraid to ask for ideas. You won't be disappointed if you decide to stay here.


Best B&B Breakfast

5 on October 23, 2015

My wife and i spent 3 nights here in early October. The new owners are truly pulling out all the stops to make a stay here memorable. Our king room was spacious and had one of the most comfortable beds we have had the pleasure of sleeping on. Breakfast has to be seen to be believed. We have stayed at many B&B's over the years and I can honestly say that breakfast here was the BEST we have ever had. Don't miss the Vermont cigars. There is much to see and do nearby. The Shelburne Museum in town is a must for art and American history lovers. The inn was able to provide us with a discount to there as well as to a local winery.


A great stay!

5 on October 21, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the inn. Our hosts were wonderfully interesting people, great cooks, and so very helpful as we planned the last minute details of our trip. Suggestions for the Shelbourne Museum and the French restaurant within walking distance were both hits. We stayed in the Shelburne Room, the newer room close to the front of the property. In response to a previous comment about street noise, if we listened closely, we could hear the street traffic, but it did not affect our sleep. The room was spacious, the bed very comfortable, and the bathroom large and immaculate. We enjoyed our stay and will stay again if we return to Vermont. Thank you Rose and Anatoly!


Great B&B and great people!

4.4 on October 16, 2015

We looked at a number of B&B's in the Shelburne area and my wife said she really liked the pictures of Heart of the Village Inn. When we arrived, it was even nicer than the pictures and we were greeted by Rose and Anatoly like we were old friends. Our room was a corner room up stairs and was nicely decorated and cozy. We walked around and found a few nice shops and restaurants to try that Rose had suggested. Rose and Anatoly were polite and friendly and made us feel so welcome. Breakfast was ready and tasty! Anatoly is a great cook! We hope to get up there again in the near future... You won't be sorry if you stay with them.


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Rooms & Rates

Queen, Deluxe: 2nd Floor: TRACY: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! The Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and timeless elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper and rich woodwork. It features a vintage metal sleigh style Queen size bed and an antique wardrobe. Tracy's modern private bathroom offers a pedestal sink and a neo angle shower. The room's double wide window provides warm southern light and a view of the inn's carriage yard. This is the only Queen room with a mini fridge for all your locally purchased cheese, beer, and wine storage needs. Max capacity 2 guests.

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

2-Room Suite: 1st Floor: BARSTOW: Carriage House

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! This deluxe 2-room Family Suite for 4 adults and up to 2 kids is located on the ground level of the Carriage House and provides a comfortable relaxing atmosphere undisturbed by the street noise. The Suite is beautifully decorated with the original barn wood and earth tones and features a large private bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower. The main room of the Suite offers a deluxe King bed under a charming ceiling light fixture. Other furnishings include a reading chair, a wardrobe, and an armoire with a TV. A complimentary mini fridge will keep the cheese, wine, and beer you purchased from the local farms, wineries, and breweries nicely chilled. The Annex room, decorated with an original barn door, has two Twin beds (can be combined into a King bed upon request), a TV, a wardrobe, and a round table with seating for 4. Perfect for families and friends. Limited disabled access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 2 Twin

Jacuzzi Suite: 2nd Floor: WEBB: Carriage House

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! Romantic luxuries of our honeymoon Webb Suite cannot be overstated! This stylish, intimate two-room suite now features a deluxe sleigh King size under skylights for stargazing. The inviting Jacuzzi room's soft sensual colors set up the tone for a memorable night in a brand new two-person whirlpool bath with a waterfall fixture. A cozy seating area, champagne flutes, a mini fridge to keep the bubbly chilled, dimmable lighting - this is a perfect spot for a a romantic intimate getaway.

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

King: 2nd Floor Floor: VAN VLIET: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! The Van Vliet room is a spacious second-floor guestroom, prominently located at the front of the house. Its three large windows offer three different views of historic Shelburne village. Warm glowing amber colored walls and delicate lace curtains on the West side windows create a lovely ambiance both at sunset and at sunrise. Van Vliet includes a deluxe King size bed, two comfortable chairs, and a mini fridge. This room also features a private bath with a shower over a full-sized tub.

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

Queen: 2nd Floor: MARSETT: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! Located on the front NW corner of the house, this quaint second-floor room overlooks the village intersection with the coffee and wine shop, and the Inn's garden. Features include a lovely Queen sized bed, a large reading armchair, and a painted corner armoire. The private bath is just steps outside of the room. This room can be combined with the Harrington room as a suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

King: 2nd Floor: HARRINGTON: Main Inn (DELUXE)

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! This large and stately second-floor room offers a deluxe King size bed and views of the Inn's garden through its North-facing bay windows. Sunshine-colored walls, rich blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious room its royal feel. The large private bath features a pedestal sink and an updated modern yet classic looking shower/tub. An unobtrusive mini fridge is a highly popular amenity. Harrington can also be combined with the Marsett room as a 2-room suite. Both rooms will have their own TVs and private bathrooms.

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

Queen: 2nd Floor: DEYETT: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! This bright, cheerful, cozy, and quiet room at the back of the Main Inn is decorated with light colored linens, floral wallpaper, and white wicker furniture. Deyett offers a lovely Queen sized bed and NE views of the Inn's garden.

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

King, Deluxe: 1st Floor: BOSTWICK: Carriage House

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! Bostwick is our most spacious, luxurious, and quiet King room located on the ground level of the Carriage House. This deluxe room features a deluxe King size bed, a beautiful overhead light fixture, a flat screen TV, and a mini fridge for all your cheese, meats, wine, and beer purchased from the local providers! Two large uphosltered armchairs are perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring the area or can be used as a mobile office for traveling professionals. The private bath has a full-size tub/shower. The Bostwick room provides an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. It also showcases the original barn wooden wall and window casings with signs of horses nibbling on them in the past.

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

King: 2nd Floor: FLETCHER: Carriage House

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! Subtle light colors perfectly balanced by dark wood décor of this second-floor Carriage House room create a romantic haven that is relaxing and intimate. The Fletcher room now features a lovely deluxe King size bed, a skylight for stargazing, and original exposed beams. A mini fridge and a full bath add to the pleasant experience, and a glorious view of a well maintained neighbor's yard and a town's Cathedral in the background will be sure to please the eye!

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

King: 1st Floor: SHELBURNE: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! Cheerful, calming tones of various shades of green give this King room character. Conveniently located on the ground level of the Main House, its South facing windows overlook the Inn's Carriage Yard (parking lot). Bright sun light (that can be minimized with our darkening curtains), a large modern bathroom, lovely antique furniture, and a mini fridge contribute to the comfortable experience.

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

2-Room Suite: 2nd Floor: HARRINGTON: Main Inn

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! This large and stately Suite on the second-floor of the Main Inn offers a deluxe King size bed in the Harrington room and a comfortable Queen bed in the adjoining Marsett room, as well as views of the Inn's garden and the main street. Sunshine-colored walls, vivid blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs give Harrington its royal feel. The large private bath features a pedestal sink and an updated modern yet classic looking shower/tub. An unobtrusive mini fridge is a highly popular amenity. The 2nd room, Marsett, is quaint and cosy and overlooks the village intersection with the coffee and wine shop, and the Inn's garden. It features a lovely Queen sized bed, an antique rocking chair, and a painted corner armoire. Both rooms have their own TVs and share a private en suite bathroom.

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

King, Deluxe: 1st Floor: BARSTOW: Carriage House

Book directly at www.heartofthevillageinn.com! This Deluxe King room is located on the ground level of the Carriage House and provides a comfortable relaxing atmosphere undisturbed by the street noise. The room is beautifully decorated with the original barn wood and earth tones and features a large private bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower. It offers a deluxe King bed under a charming ceiling light fixture. Other furnishings include a reading chair, a wardrobe, and an armoire with a TV. A complimentary mini fridge will keep the cheese, wine, and beer you purchased from the local farms, wineries, and breweries nicely chilled. Limited disabled access.

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

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Location

Location Type

Mountains visible to the west & east, Village, Almost lakeside (Lake Champlain is 2 miles away), Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Urban, Waterview, Wine country

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From BOSTON: I-93 North to Concord, NH; I-89 north to exit 13 (I-189); south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles; Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall. From NEW YORK: I-87 north to Exit 20, Lake George; Route 9N to Route 149E from Lake George to Route 4 at Fort Ann; Route 4 north to Route 22A; Route 22A north to Vergennes; Route 7 north from Vergennes to Shelburne; Heart of the Village Inn is on your right, across from the town hall. From MONTREAL: Route 10 for 12 miles (19 km) to Route 133 south for 28 miles (45 km); Cross the border at Highgate Springs; I-89 for 43 miles (69 km) to Exit 13; south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles (7.6 km). Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Shelburne Museum, Green Mountian hiking trails, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry's Factory Tours, Cycling, Boating on Lake Champlain, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Ironing Board, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Local Vermont chocolates delivered to room daily, Free parking, Two-person jacuzzi tub in our romantic Webb Suite, mini refrigerators in all King guest rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Historic building is smoke-free. Outside smoking is OK.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children with responsible parents only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets are allowed.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on certain weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of the entire stay is charged at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full amount is charged at the time of making a reservation. If canceled 31+ days before arrival, 30 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If canceled within 30 days before arrival, the entire deposit will be forfeited.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rose and Anatoly

Languages spoken

Russian, English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Converted into a 9-room inn in 1997, this gorgeous historic Victorian Vermont 1886 house is ready to host you during your stay in the Burlington area. Rose and Anatoly, the new owners with a passion for hosting and cooking, are excited to build on the Inn's success and to add their magical personal touch. We looked long and hard for the right B&B and look forward to hosting you at our place!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 09:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten-free, Lactose intolerant


Signature Dish

Vermont Cigars
Something we invented and you can try only at our Inn. A Deluxe ultimate breakfast meat creation!