The Ira Allen House

6311 Rte 7A , Arlington, VT 05250 USA (Show map)


The Ira Allen House (1779) is an historic inn conveniently located between Manchester and Arlington on the famous Battenkill River, in the heart of a Four Season Resort. It was the home of Ethan and Ira Allen, Green Mountain Boys, and the founders of the State of Vermont.Our inn offers a classic country breakfast and cozy comfortable suites at very moderate rates. We also offer special skiing, flyfishing, and golf packages.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

This is B&B at its finest

4.6 on June 09, 2013

I stayed at my first B&B last weekend with my wife and daughter. I was raised in V.T. and forgot what a wonderful place it really is! The inn keepers allways went beyond expectations. They allways welcomed us when we would come back for the evening. We will talk about the breakfast for a long time. Local fresh fruit, Jams, syrup, and meats. The Ira Allen House will allway be in our memories as the home we had in V.T.

Had a wonderful stay, can't wait to get back!

5 on February 20, 2013

Warm and inviting from the first moment we stepped into the Ira Allen House. This is the kind of Bed and Breakfast you always wish you stay; historic, ideally located, quaint and great food. Kevin gave us tons of information about the surrounding area as we were leaving and wouldn't let us go before he gave us cookies for the road! Can't wait to get back.

Lovely Inn

4.6 on February 15, 2013

We just spent a lovely long weekend at this charming and historic Inn. The Innkeepers are the best, exceeding our expectations! Our room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The breakfasts by Chef Kevin were outstanding and made from many local products. We enjoyed the relaxing evenings by the fire listening to piano music! We will definitely return and highly recommend this Inn.

Fantastic Stay with Fantastic New Owners

5 on February 05, 2013

We had a remarkable stay at this lovely house. Kevin, one of the owners, really went above and beyond to make us feel at home. We walked in on a quite cold evening to a fire burning in the fireplace and chairs waiting for us to warm up. Chocolate chip cookies appeared in our room each night as a late-night treat. Breakfast was outstanding, with many fresh local ingredients. The rooms were full of character, but incredibly comfortable and welcoming at the same time. I can't say enough good things about the Ira Allen House.

A+ in our gradebooks

5 on September 02, 2012

Breakfasts A+ Hospitality A+ Helpfulness A+ Friendliness A+

A delightful experience !

5 on July 28, 2011

We loved this place- it was just what we were looking for in a Vermont Country Inn - quaint and authentic. Maria,our Innkeeper, was very hospitable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious !

Great for families

5 on August 30, 2010

We've stayed many times at the Ira Allen House with our family. They have great suites. Ed & Maria are exceptional hosts, they always making us feel welcome. The breakfasts are wonderful too! Close to skiing and shopping.

Christmas in Vermont

5 on October 28, 2009

My family and I spent Christmas there and had a wonderful time. Ed and Maria and family were excellent hosts and we are still talking about the food! They gave us great advice as to what activities were available and where to find them - they even went sledding with us one day. We hope to return one day............ Gilda, Janet, David and Leslie

The Ira Allen House

3.8 on October 27, 2009

Extremely hospitable & friendly owner, Maria. She also made an outstanding breakfast. A very satisfactory visit!

Perfect VT Getaway

5 on September 03, 2009

I have stayed at the Ira Allen House several times. Maria and Ed are wonderful innkeepers, and their daughters are darling! The breakfasts are always incredible- fresh fruit, coffee, juice, fluffy pancakes or French toast with local VT maple syrup, or tasty eggs of some sort. The rooms are cozy and clean. We like that the inn is very close to Manchester, but not directly in town. The property is on the Battenkill River which is a great place to relax. We enjoy it so much here, that we have sent friends and both sets of our parents to the Ira Allen House for getaway weekends. Make sure to visit the Hildene, Equinox mountain and the outlets! My husband has stayed at IAH to go with friends to the mountains of Stratton, Bromley and even Killington (after breakfast, of course!) There's so much to do in the area and we love the inn so much that we keep going back! Ira Allen is a perfect place to acquaint yourself with Vermont.

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Rooms & Rates

Remember Baker Suite

Remember Baker was the 1st cousin of Ethan and Ira Allen. This is a warm, comfy room with a wood-burning fireplace, queen-size bed, and cable TV/DVD plus a sitting room with day bed as well as a private back porch and separate entrance. It has a full bath and separate tub room. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Abigail's Suite

Abigail's Room features hand-stenciling, antique furnishings, four poster queen bed and overlooks the Green Mountains and Battenkill River. It has a private bath and sitting area with TV/DVD. Adjoins with the Norman Rockwell Room, which has a full-size bed. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

Ethan Allen Suite

Ethan's Room is a cozy suite with a queen, chrome-frame bed, private bath, small stove, cable TV/DVD, and a second, adjoining room with a 3/4 bed. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $160

Ira Allen Suite

The Ira Allen Suite is a fantastic accommodation for families or groups of up to 5 (with a roll-away). It features 2 bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with two twins, and a separate living room with a fireplace and cable TV/DVD. The suite has a private bath with claw foot tub and shower. $30 additional for each guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $180

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Location Type

Battenkill River, Countryside, Mountains, Waterview


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Located on historic 7A, 20 minutes north of Bennington, VT and 5 miles south of Manchester Center, VT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Beer & Wine License

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, bocce ball, croquet, other lawn games, picnicking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes we welcome children.
  • Childcare Provided: No We are happy to help find babysitters
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required well behaved pets are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum most weekends, holidays and during foliage season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required to confirm reservation
  • Cancellations: We request a one-week notice for a deposit refund during most of the year. A two week notice is required for holiday periods and foliage season
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Kevin Marvelli, Michael Garvey, Tim Babcock

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Fishing, golf, woodworking, tennis, cooking, gardening, all river sports, skiing, hiking and many more.

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Full Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast in Bed is Available, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs, but we do request advanced notice of such.

Signature Dish

Eggbakes, Breakfast Pizza, Homemade Breads
We utilize local meats, cheese, eggs, veggies and fruits whenever possible. All our meals are home-cooked, as are our baked goods.

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