Heart of the Village Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Heart of the Village May 2015

5 on June 09, 2015

We stayed at the Heart of the Village in May of 2015. It was our first trip to the edge of Lake Champlain and the Burlington area and we could not have been more pleased. We stayed in a newly remodeled room in the "barn" area of the inn. The innkeepers are two fabulous people with a tremendous work ethic and a sense of humor that is second to none. Both of them are quite knowledgeable about the area and they were able to direct us to different sights around the immediate locale. We highly recommend staying at this charming B&B. The food is great and the keepers are well worth the visit!


Greay place to stay in Shelburne / Burlington area !

4.8 on June 03, 2015

We decided to stay in this great venue while touring this side of the Vermont State. Our hosts were full of delicate attentions, like having a very complete menu with different choices and a little box of exquisite chocolates ! We even had the chance to select another room with the help of Rose, the host who greeted us upon arrival. Her husband even gave us some sound advice before we left for supper ! Definitely a must return place... If you have the chance to stay there, don't pass it by !


Best place for a relaxing stay

5 on June 01, 2015

The hosts were very welcoming, genuinely warm and responsive. Manager Anatoliy makes amazing breakfast! They are lovely and enjoy communicating with guests. Gave me great advice on walking trails around the area, best evening entertainment in Shelbourne, etc. Hotel is very quaint. Every room is different - there is one for every taste! Very central location, which is quiet nonetheless. Very relaxing. Will come again!


Winter Escape

5 on May 30, 2015

Stayed for a long weekend and loved everything about the place. The suite was big enough for our family of four; the breakfasts were terrific and the innkeepers went out of their way to roll out the red carpet. The neighborhood oozes New England charm and the restaurants nearby are top notch. There are plenty of great wintery activities nearby.


Terrific getaway spot

4.2 on May 30, 2015

We stayed around New Years 2015 just as Rose and Toly began management of the property. Lovely place, conveniently located to very good local restaurants, Shelburne attractions, and to downtown Burlington. Chef Contos' cooking shop a block away is a highlight. Affectionately made breakfast with eggs, bacon or sausage, fruit and coffee exceeds expectations. Can't wait to make it back.


A New Years Treat

5 on May 30, 2015

When family travel brought us to Shelburne VT, we stayed at Heart of the Village. Anatoly and Rose were able to accommodate our family of four over the New Years Eve week. We had a lovely time and the breakfasts were fantastic. We will definitely return.


Wonderful room. Best breakfast ever had in B&B Rose & Anatoly charming with a wonderful old world sense of service for such a young couple

5 on May 30, 2015

On a scale of 1-10, we would rate staying here a 12


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Main House: Queen: Tracy (Deluxe)

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

Carriage House: 2-Room Suite: Barstow (Deluxe)

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 has two Twin beds (can be combined into a King bed upon request), an original barn door, 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

Carriage House: King: Webb (Deluxe, Romantic, Jacuzzi)

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 two-person whirlpool bath. A cozy seating area, champagne flutes, a mini fridges to keep the bubbly chilled, candlelight - this is a perfect spot for a a romantic intimate getaway...

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

Main House: King: Van Vliet

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

Main House: Queen: Marsett

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Main House: King: Harrington (Deluxe)

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. Cream-colored walls, dark 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

Main House: Queen: Deyette

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

Carriage House: King: Bostwick (Deluxe)

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

Carriage House: King: Fletcher

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

Main House: King: Shelburne

Cheerful yet soft and calming tones of various types of green give this King room a lot of character. Located on the ground level of the Main House, it faces the Inn's Carriage Yard (parking lot). A lot of sun light (that can be minimized with our darkening curtains), a large bathroom, lovely antique furniture, and a mini fridge contribute to the comfortable experience of guests who do not mind urban hustle and bustle.

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

ZZZ Main House: King: Harrington Suite (Deluxe)

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 Marsett room, as well as views of the Inn's garden through. Cream-colored walls, dark 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 private bathrooms (En Suite in Harrington and across the hallway for Marsett).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

ZZZ Room PlaceHolder

Placeholder only

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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 No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children with responsible parents only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • 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 $30 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.

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


Deals


Special Package

Frequent Stay Programs

Returning guests get 10% off their next stay when booking online! Contact us at innkeeper@heartofthevillage.com for your personalized code!

B&B Cooking Schools

Stay at the Heart of the Village Inn and receive 10% off any available classes at the Chef Contos cooking school and merchandise right across the street from our Inn in Shelburne! Chef Contos has recently been voted the top cooking school by the Food & Wine magazine! Present our reservation confirmation email at the Chef Contos store or email it to courtney@chefcontos.com

Honeymoon Specials

What better way to celebrate your romantic event than to stay in our 2-room jacuzzi suite! Please inquire about various options by contacting us at innkeeper@heartofthevillage.com

Food Glorious Food

Stay at the Heart of the Village Inn and receive 10% off any available classes at the Chef Contos cooking school and merchandise right across the street from our Inn in Shelburne! Chef Contos has recently been voted the top cooking school by the Food & Wine magazine! Present our reservation confirmation email at the Chef Contos store or email it to courtney@chefcontos.com

In State Special Rate

All Vermont residents receive a 10% in-state discount when booking online! Proof of address is required. Use code VT_HOV_10 when booking at: https://Secure.RezOvation.com/Reservations/AvailabilityCalendar.aspx?_0WSGRLX3WAVICI

Romance Packages

What better way to celebrate your romantic event than to stay in our 2-room jacuzzi suite! Please inquire about various options by contacting us at innkeeper@heartofthevillage.com

Wedding Packages

Rent the whole Inn (9 rooms) for your wedding event and receive 20% off! A 2-night minimum applies. Please contact us at innkeeper@heartofthevillageinn.com for details.

Halloween Happenings

BOO!!! Get a 10% online discount off of your Halloween stay at our Inn at the end of Oct 2015. A 2-night minimum applies. Use code HOV_HLW15_10 when booking at https://Secure.RezOvation.com/Reservations/AvailabilityCalendar.aspx?_0WSGRLX3WAVICI

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