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Heart of the Village Inn

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

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Our freshly-redecorated Inn is conveniently located across the road from the Shelburne Museum, and surrounded by several great restaurants and art galleries, along with a quintessential Vermont country store and a local wine & coffee shop. We are a short-bike-ride away from Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Vineyards, Vermont Teddy Bear, and the beaches of Lake Champlain. A ten-minute drive will get you to downtown Burlington, and we are less than an hour from some of the best hiking & skiing in New England.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Charming B&B in a great area - 2 nights in Shelburne, April 2015

4.6 on April 22, 2015

The owners really try to make it a stay to remember! The best part is the breakfast: you place your order the night before and in the morning get treated like a king at a dinner table. The 1st day we were served "Vermont cigars" (sausages wrapped in bacon) along with mushroom omelet, and the 2nd day - eggs Benedict with salmon. All this properly sets you up for a day of exploring the area which has tons of attractions a short car ride - and some even a pleasant hike - away (Shelburne Museum, Vermont Vineyard, Champlain Chocolate Factory, Teddy Bear Factory, etc). We had 2 rooms which face a rather busy street, but there was still very little traffic noise getting inside. The hotel has a charming Victorian atmosphere, comfy beds, ample space in the rooms.We are planning to stay at the Heart of the Village again on our way to Cape Cod this summer.

Fantastic and Memorable B & B Experience

5 on December 31, 2013

The entire experience was wonderful from the moment I first contacted the Inn until the time I had left. I recommend this place to any person looking for a place to stay while staying in Burlington. The house is beautiful. The rooms are well decorated and very clean. The beds are very comfortable. The people are incredibly friendly and dedicated to making your experience memorable. The breakfasts are absolutely wonderful. And finally, the inn is a 5-8 minute drive to downtown Burlington. I know where I will be staying on my next visit to Vermont!

Outstanding B&B Experience at the Heart of the Village Inn

5 on July 11, 2012

Our stay at the Heart of the Village Inn was fabulous. The staff was kind and helpful, the room was clean, quiet, and sunny, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious! Heart of the Village Inn even offers vegan breakfast options! My husband and I hope to return soon!

Enjoyed our stay

4.2 on August 28, 2011

The innkeepers and staff are truely interested in the quality and service of their inn. Is is close proximity to Burlington and lots of great things to do in Shelburne.

Only one suggestion

4.6 on August 28, 2011

My husband and I were on a short vacation to see the Shelburne Museum. Everything was very convenient and the service, staff and food at the Inn were outstanding. Our only suggestion is that you book your room as far as you can from the main road. Although the room was wonderful, the traffic noise was quite disturbing to us.

Perfect Getaway!

4.2 on August 23, 2011

The Heart of the Village Inn is a great bed and breakfast in Shelburne. It is located just 10 mins south of Burlington, so it is easily accessible to the city. The innkeepers, Simon and Jess, were so friendly! Thanks, Simon, for a great restaurant recommendation! Our room was lovely and the bed was so comfortable. The blueberry pancakes at breakfast were light and airy, and the young lady who served them was bright and cheerful! It was a great place for two tired parents to escape! We will definitely return!

Has it all!

4.6 on August 22, 2011

Bright, charming room, recently renovated. Wonderful breakfast. Convenient, centrally located, one block from Shelburne Museum and restrauants.

Lovely and pleasant

4.4 on August 08, 2011

Excellent location for the Shelburne Museum and easy walk to some wonderful restaurants. Helpful and friendly staff and great breakfasts.

We felt pampered all weekend

5 on July 20, 2011

The newly-reopened Inn has beautifully furnished, rustic yet luxurious rooms; several generously comfortable common spaces for socializing; an abundance of food at all hours of the day and night; exceptional, cheerful service that went way beyond anything we could have imagined, anticipating our every need before we even thought of it. We were a very large group and could easily have overwhelmed the staff, but they were unfailingly cheerful, generous, friendly, efficient. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Best Inn in Years

5 on July 17, 2011

Several weeks ago my husband and I spent two nights at Heart of the Village. We hadn't been to a B&B for a long time. We were tired of the cookie cutter rooms of even the best hotels. Your Inn is so charming, so welcoming, so comfortable, and convenient to all the sites in Shelburne and Burlington, we couldn't have been more pleased! Often beds in B&Bs are not that comfortable for couples whose weight differences are really different. The bed in our room was perfect, (no rolling toward the middle or the heavier person's side.) I really appriciated that. The breakfasts included the freshest fruits, home made muffins, eggs one day and French toast the next. Coffee was available as early as 7:00 AM along with delicious munchies to tide us over till we were ready to sit down to the full breakfast. Fruit, cookies, and chocolates were set out in the parlor during the day. One day we visited the Shelburne Museum across the street from the Inn. I had been there before and was delighted to find a number of new exhibits. We get to the Burlington area several times a year and will definately return to the Heart of the Village in the future.

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Rooms & Rates

Tracy (Queen)

The Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper, rich wood-work and antique furniture. This second-floor room of the Main House features a lovely Queen size bed, and an upholstered reading chair. Its private bath offers a clawfoot bathtub with a European rain showerhead. A double wide window provides warm southern light and a view of the inn's carriage yard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Barstow Suite (Deluxe, 2 Rooms, 2 King Beds)

This 2-room Suite located on the ground level of the Carriage House is beautifully decorated with original barn wood and earth tones of soft green and mauve. The Suite features a large bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower. The main room of the Suite has a deluxe King bed (can be split into two Twins upon request) and the additional room has two Twin beds (can be combined into a King bed upon request). Perfect for families and friends. Handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Webb Suite (Deluxe, Romantic, King, Jacuzzi)

Located on the second-floor of the Carriage Barn, Webb offers a stylish, romantic and intimate two-room suite for two. A deluxe King size bed positioned under two skylights for stargazing adds to an exclusive experience. The luxurious second room of the suite offers a generous seating area and a large whirlpool bath for relaxing by candlelight. It is a perfect spot for a romantic intimate getaway... a honeymoon, an anniversary, a renewal of the vows, a Valentine's...

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Van Vliet (King)

This spacious second-floor room faces a busy Route 7 on the West side of the Main house and includes a deluxe King size bed, two comfortable chairs, deep red walls, and delicate lace curtains. Prominently located at the front of the house, the Van Vliet offers three different views of historic Shelburne village. This room also features a private bath with a shower over a full-sized tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Marsett (Queen)

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, antique rocking chair, 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

Harrington (King)

This large and stately second-floor room offers a deluxe King size bed and views of the Inn's gardens through its North-facing bay windows. Cream-colored walls, dark blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious room its royal feel. A large private bath features a claw foot bathtub with a European style rain showerhead. Harrington can also be combined with the Marsett room as a suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deyette (Queen)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bostwick (Deluxe, King)

This spacious, elegant, quiet room located on the ground level of the Carriage House showcases the original wood walls of the barn. The original three barn window casings offer evidence that, at some point in history, this building was a barn, as you can see where the horses nibbled on them. This room features a deluxe King size bed, a flat-screen television, a mini fridge, vintage overhead lighting, and two upholstered reading chair.s The private bath offers a full-sized tub & shower. This room provides an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Fletcher (King)

The subtle lavender, white and dark wood décor of this second-floor Carriage Barn room create a hideaway that is relaxing and intimate. The room features a deluxe King size bed, a flat-screen television, a skylight for stargazing, and an upholstered chair for reading. The original exposed beams add to its appeal.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

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


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, Movie Theater, 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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Full liquor license., Heart-shaped chocolates delivered to room daily!, Free parking, Free local calls., Two-person jacuzzi tub in select rooms.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Hiking trails, Wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • 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 No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children with responsible parents only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved dogs allowed in two rooms. Fees apply.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends, three-four nights during certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Yes
  • Cancellations: If you cancel a confirmed reservation more than 21 days prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee per room. If you cancel a confirmed reservation less than 21 days prior to your arrival date, you will forfeit your deposit. You may still receive a full refund (less a $20 administration fee per room) ONLY if we are able to re-sell the guest room(s)for the entire time of your expected stay.



Rose and Anatoly

Languages spoken

Russian, English

Resident Pets


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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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 09:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

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


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

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