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Heart of the Village Inn

5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, VT 05482 USA (Show map)
9 Reviews
$150 - $230
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Van Vliet

Deep red wallpaper, lace curtains, and lovely patchwork invite you into this spacious second floor room. The bed can either be a king or two twins. The room’s four windows offer three different views of historic Shelburne village. Private bath with shower over a full size tub. Furnished with period furniture and armoire. This room is on the front of the house overlooking the village.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $215


Three windows add to this second floor room’s light design of cream colors, wicker furniture, and floral patterns. The room has a lovely Queen sized bed and views of the Inn’s gardens. The private bath with tub, shower and pedestal sink is just steps outside of the room. This room can be combined with the Harrington room to create a suite. The Marsett room is on the front corner of the house, overlooking the village and garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170


Large stately second floor room on the side of the house, with northern views of the Inn’s gardens and yard. Yellow walls, plush navy window dressings & carpet, king-size bed and two large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious room its royal feel. The large private bath has a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European rain showerhead. This room can be combined with the Marsett Room to create a suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $215

Mary Deyette

This bright, cheery second floor room at the back of the Inn is decorated with yellow linens, floral wallpaper, and white wicker furniture. The room has a Queen sized bed and views of the garden from the bath as well as the bedroom. The spacious bathroom has a pedestal sink and claw foot bathtub, including shower. This room is toward the rear of the house overlooking the gardens.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200


The Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper, rich wood work and furniture. This second floor room has a queen size bed and its private bath offers a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European rain showerhead. Two large windows provide southern light. This room is on the side of the house.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200


This spacious, elegant room showcases the original wood of the Carriage Barn. The original three barn window casings offer evidence that this really was a barn! The private bathroom has a full size tub and shower. Quilts and drapes in a dark paisley design and period furniture help to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. The bed can either be a king or two twins, and this ground level room is conveniently only a few steps from the parking area.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $230


The subtle beige, white and dark wood décor of this second floor Carriage Barn room create a hideaway that is relaxing and intimate. The room has a Queen sized bed and a skylight for stargazing. Original barn wood and exposed beams add to it's appeal.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $215

Queen Bedroom

This room has a Queen-sized bed with private bathroom. It comes with air conditioning, telephone, flatscreen TV, free WiFi, robes, a comfortable chair for reading or relaxing, and complimentary heart-shaped chocolates by Lake Champlain Chocolates. In addition, we provide fresh-baked treats upon your arrival, and a deluxe Vermont Breakfast to get your day started.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Webb Suite

The Webb Suite, located on the second floor of the Carriage Barn, is a stylish, intimate two room suite. The queen bed is positioned under two skylights for stargazing and the ¾ bath has a pedestal sink and shower. The luxurious second room of the Suite offers couches and a two person whirlpool bath for relaxing by candlelight. It is a perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary, or just getting away.

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

Nightly Rate: $260 - $280


This ground level room is decorated beautifully with original barn wood, earth tones, soft greens and mauve. This spacious accommodation can have either a King bed or two twins, and includes two upholstered reading chairs and armoire. Large bathroom with fullsize tub and shower. This room can be combined with the Shelburne Room to create a wonderful family suite. Handicap accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

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

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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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Location Type

Mountains visible to the west & east., Village., Almost lakeside (Lake Champlain is 2 miles away).


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, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Shelburne Museum, Green Mountian hiking trails, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry's Factory Tours, Cycling, Boating on Lake Champlain, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub , 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, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Wine tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00- 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Historic building is smoke-free. Outside smoking is OK.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment for one-night stay, 50 percent for two-night stay or more.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel a confirmed reservation more than 21 days prior to your arrival date, you will receive a full refund less a $20 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.



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full plated

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

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

Details Diamond Collection

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

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