Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast

192 Putney Road , Brattleboro, VT 05301 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


A comfortable yet elegant inn overlooking the water yet just a short walk to vibrant downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The Inn boasts a small pub on site with local craft beer, hard cider, and wine. With advance registration, you can enjoy a craft beer tasting on a Saturday night. Every morning we serve a full two-course gourmet breakfast. Relax in the hot tub, or play a game of pool by the fire. Every room has its own private bathroom, and several have fireplaces. We are on the water with accessible trails, and our formal gardens include one of the largest Japanese Maples in the United States. Of course we have free wifi; every room has a flat panel TV/DVD player; complimentary snacks and beverages; and so much more at Forty Putney Road!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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4.0 on August 26, 2016

Next time stay at this great Vermont B&B. Our hosts Cindy and John were very motivated to make our visit enjoyable. They have a convenient location in the hip town of Brattleboro. The house and grounds were in excellent shape and contributed to a restful environment. A super 4 season getaway!

Great B&B

4.0 on December 15, 2015

My husband and I had never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before and we were lucky enough to receive a two-night stay at this wonderful B&B. We were there this past weekend and Rhonda, the Innkeeper, who’s absolutely the sweetest person you’ll ever meet – was very welcoming, knowledgeable and we soon learned that she’s a TERRIFIC cook too. Breakfast was incredibly tasty and so well planned. The Inn is absolutely beautiful, the room was clean, comfortable and very cozy - the pictures don’t do justice. We highly recommend staying at the Forty Putney Road B&B as we hope to do it again soon!

Wonderful Stay!

5 on November 06, 2015

My husband and I travel once a year to a different bed and breakfast for a few days just to get away. I chose this one because I loved the photos and that it was within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. What an excellent choice!! We stayed in room #5 just outside the main house. It was clean and super cozy with a fireplace and jet tub. There was a basket with snacks and a few sodas and water in the fridge. The grounds are beautiful! Very well maintained and a gorgeous view. The main house has a pool table which we loved and played a few games to unwind and a dvd selection upstairs plus a microwave and popcorn if you choose to stay in and watch a movie which we did a few times. The innkeeper Rhonda was fabulous and so helpful! Asking us everyday if we needed reservations for dinner or anything for our room or just places for us to visit. And she cooks a wonderful breakfast! Every day was better than the next and we looked forward to it every morning! She made our trip that much more special! We enjoyed going into the town everyday and shopping and we even went to Kringle candle company about 25 minutes away which was fabulous as was the Grafton cheese factory! We had an incredible time and look forward to going back soon! Thank you Rhonda for a wonderful vacation!!

Simply Stellar!!

5 on October 06, 2015

This is by far THE BEST Bed and Breakfast I have ever stayed at. The Innkeeper , Rhonda is an incredible person and cook. The different breakfasts we had every morning were scrumptious. The rooms are so very comfortable and warm. All the downtown shopping and restaurants within easy walking distance. If you want to spend time in Vermont you MUST stay here!! Richard B

So glad we stayed here

5 on October 05, 2015

Luxurious, welcoming and comfortable! Rhonda was attentive to our every need. The home and grounds are beautiful and well cared for. The food was wonderful and Rhonda seems to have thought of every little detail.The guests are also well cared for. We felt like valued guests!


5 on September 20, 2015

The house is gorgeous and cozy with rich wood, French windows in the conservatory where you can look into the garden while you have breakfast, and soft colors. The house and my room and bathroom were all spotless. Rhonda takes pride in her breakfast and does the cooking herself. It really shows as it was all delicious with a nice variety, especially the egg soufflé, which was light and airy and beautiful. There is a wonderful garden behind the house and trails that are peaceful that lead down to a lake. It's especially beautiful at the end of the day when the sun streaks across the trees. The house is about a 20 minute walk to town. Rhonda was helpful and terrific! A great place to stay!

Outstanding Inn

4.6 on May 05, 2015

Last weekend I treated my aunt and cousin to a stay at Forty Putney Road... And wow what a great time we had. Rhonda is the perfect hostess and a great cook!. Don't miss a chance to stay at Forty Putney Road. Karen S.

Everything we wanted, and more!

5 on May 05, 2015

My wife and I were on a long and eventful vacation throughout New England, and our 2 night stop in Vermont was meant to be the time for pure and simple relaxation. Rhonda, our Innkeeper, ensured that happened. Let me just start with the food. You can tell from the preparation that goes into it, that Rhonda ACTUALLY cares about, and enjoys cooking for, her guests. Everything was delicious - BETTER than delicious! And of course, she had plenty of tea, coffee and juice to choose from to compliment her cooking. The room we stayed in was immaculate. The pictures didn't do it justice. So comfortable, so clean, so relaxing. Rhonda was also an invaluable source of information on all things local - places to go, things to do, where to eat. She referred my wife to a day spa that was everything my wife had hoped for. She also referred us to a local restaurant - TJ Buckleys - that may have been one of the better dining experiences we've EVER had. My wife and I strongly prefer staying at B&Bs as opposed to hotels, and Rhonda is a perfect example of why. She was attentive, but made sure we had our space. She was like our "vacation mom" - made sure we'd had plenty of good food to eat before we set out for the day. She was our own personal tour guide - ensuring we knew the best local places to go out to, and WHY they were the best. Rhonda, thank you so much for making our stay as enjoyable as you did. You truly care about your guests, and it shows in the way you manage your lovely Inn.

Wonderful place, wonderful host!

4.8 on May 02, 2015

What a lovely b&b and an exhilarating, talented innkeeper! Rhonda is owner, designer and chef of this beautiful inn. Close to downtown quintessential Yankee hip Brattleboro, VT with its great variety of restaurants. Close also to the beautiful VT environs: mountains, river, forests! The only thing is road noise. Request a room in the back overlooking the water. Otherwise, come to Rhonda's place!

Beautiful B&B with welcoming and flexible management

5 on January 25, 2015

We had a very comfortable stay in a beautiful room, and Rhonda was flexible and responsive. The breakfast (for one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian) was delicious.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1- Mountainview Room

The Mountainview Room is located in the front of the house (street side) and has a queen size bed that sleeps 2 people. The room gets morning sun and has a front view of Mt. Wantastiquet. This Room has a private bath with original 1920's tile work and nickel plated brass fixtures. The room has a great overstuffed chair, small writing desk and is decorated in a contemporary chocolate color.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249

Room 2 - The Sun and Moon

The Sun and Moon Room is located in the front of the house (street side) and has a queen size bed that sleeps 2. The room can accommodate 3 people, using the love seat that opens into a twin bed. The room gets morning sun and has a front view of Mt. Wantastiquet. This room has a private bath with original 1920's tile work and original nickel plated brass fixtures. The Sun and Moon Room is decorated in a Celestial theme.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $249

Room 3 - The Garden Room

The Garden Room is located in the rear of the house, and has a large queen size four post bed that sleeps 2 people. The room is West facing and overlooks the backyard fountain, gardens, foliage and the West River. This room also has a gas log fireplace. The Garden Room has a private bath with original 1920's tile work and original nickel plated brass fixtures. The Garden Room is decorated in a peaceful outdoor or garden theme and has a bright and airy feel.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $279

Room 4 - The Ripley Suite

The Ripley Suite is located in the rear of the house. It was originally the master suite for the owner of the home, Charles Ripley. The Suite has a large bedroom with a Queen size sleigh bed and beautiful original 8 pane windows overlooking the rear grounds and West River. There is also a large sitting room with french doors, a large leather loveseat that reclines for comfort, a desk looking out over the gardens, and a warm and inviting gas log fireplace. The Ripley Suite has a large private bath with original 1920's tile work and original nickel plated brass fixtures.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $329

Room 5 - The Maple Room

The Maple Room is located just a few steps from the main house in the former Carriage House. The room has a modern private bath with unique ship port windows and a whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. This retreat is cozy and elegant and is well suited for a romantic getaway. There is a warm and inviting gas log fireplace in the bedroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $289

Room 6 - The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird Room is located just a few steps from the main house in the front side (street side) of the former Carriage House. The Hummingbird room is our smallest room, and is completely private including its own private entrance. The cozy room comfortably sleeps 2 people on the queen sized bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $239

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Location Type

Short 2 Block Walk to Downtown, Water Views, Direct Trails to Wildlife Refuge, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 70 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 91, get off on Exit 3. At the roundabout, go South on Route 5 (Putney Road). Travel straight for 1 1/2 miles. Just after crossing the bridge over the West River, look for our red sign on the right. Our Address is 192 Putney Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Canoeing / Kayaking, Mountain / Road Biking, Swimming / Fishing, Brewpubs / Breweries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , 3 rooms with in-room gas log fireplaces, CD Radio with Ipod / MP3 connection, Billiard Table, DVD Library, 22" LCD TV w/DVD in all rooms, Eco-Essentials Spa products in all rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Art Galleries, Wine Bars, Brewpubs, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Varies based on room and time of year
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night plus tax and any package items.
  • Cancellations: Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore, cancellation must take place at least 14 days (30 days during Peak Seasons or area special events) prior to visit to avoid forfeiture of your deposit. Please see our website for complete details.



John & Cindy Becker

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30
  • Serving Location: Garden Patio, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan