Rose Arbour Bed & Breakfast

55 School Street , Chester, VT 05143 USA (Show map)
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You'll find Rose Arbour just off the green in Chester, VT in a classic 1890 New England Victorian house. We have taken pains to furnish and decorate the rooms such that they ease you into a slower pace whether through a relaxing evening in Rose Arbour's beautiful and spacious second floor sitting room or from a wonderful night's rest in our gloriously comfortable beds. A perfect place to recharge. You will awaken in the morning to the tantalizing aroma of a hot country breakfast in our Tea Room. Guests can also enjoy the cheerful greeting from our resident sled dogs Jenny, Maya, India and Dakota. We offer the personal touch of a resident innkeeper who is eager to make your stay just the one you want.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness3.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Comfy. Cozy, and interesting. Charming, friendly, nice dogs.

5 on October 13, 2017

Only bad thing was having to go downstairs for the bathroom, since I need to use it in the night.

friendly, homely B&B

4.2 on July 12, 2012

The Rose Arbour B&B was a lovely place to stay to get a taste of Vermont life. The rooms were comfortable and beautifullyfurnished and we were made to feel very welcome. We arrived fairly late on a Sunday evening and Suzanne wasnt able to meet us immediately but she left a lovely note and a suggestion for where to eat. She went to every effort to make us feel at home and we had a great stay. Breakfast was delicious - fruit salad and freshly made pancakes with plenty of maple syrup. A really nice place to stay

So Wonderful

4.8 on February 06, 2012

This bed and breakfast was wonderful. The owner Suzie is such a sweet person and amazing cook! This old Victorian is comfortable and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to anyone staying in the area. Also they have really good English tea!

Wasn't prepared

2.6 on July 02, 2011

I stayed in the "Room with a View." The room itself was fine, and I knew this particular room had a shared bathroom, but I wasn't prepared for the fact that the bathroom was some distance away on another floor, and that it was in fact shared with the customers of the gift shop and tea room. It was really a public restroom. To balance out my review, Suzy told me that it was cleaned at the end of each day, and the shower was nice. It also bothered me that my room did not have a lock on the door, particularly since there was nothing to prevent customers from wandering up the stairs to the guest rooms. Consequently, I was really conscious of not leaving anything of value in the room when I was not there during the shop hours. In addition, if I had not known the other guests who were staying there at the time, I would have felt uneasy sleeping in an unlocked room as a single woman. I just think people should know these things ahead of staying here, which is why I rated the room and value below average. My review is only about this particular room. I know there is also a nice suite with a private bath, and I would not hesitate to stay there. Suzy was pleasant, the room was quiet, and the food was fine, so I have no other issues with this B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Unfortunately there is no where on this site to explain the bath locations. However, The bath is clean thoroughly at the end of the business day. We've found that most of our guests are away during the day anyway so it has never been a problem. As for the lock on the door, I only wish the guest had asked me for a secure lock up for her valuables as I could have provided that for her. As well as a B&B this is my home. We are a small country B&B with only three rooms, not a large chain hotel. I like to think of you as my personal guest in my home and will do anything I can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

- Suzanne (innkeeper)

Great Stay

3.0 on July 02, 2010

When we booked our room at the Rose Arbour we were called and told that they were completely filled and could not accomodate us. The innkeeper came up with several options including stay at another B&B in the area or at another location that they owned. We decided to stay at another B&B in the area and were very pleased. We hope to come back to actually stay at the Rose Arbour next time since they were very helpful in accomodating us with the issue that occured.

Great place for our winter vacation!

3.8 on February 22, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Rose Arbour for 1 night on our whirlwind winter tour of Vermont. We arrived late and somewhat unexpected due to internet issues, but the hostess was extremely welcoming and accommodating considering our circumstances. A must-stay if you are looking for a quaint quiet evening with your loved one. He was unsure of the shared bathroom and common room tv at first (first B&B experience for him!), but it wasn't a big issue or deal-breaker at all once we got there. Breakfast was delicious with an excellent cup of tea to start the day, over looking the yard with dozens of varieties of birds looking for their winter breakfast as well.

great place in a nice quiet spot

3.4 on February 21, 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights while skiing at a nearby mountain. It's a great old house in a nice quiet little village, perfect for recovering after a day on the slopes!

Above & Beyond

4.2 on October 13, 2009

My husband and I arrived earlier than we anticipated but Suzy knew we might be in before the actual check-in time. She had the room all ready for us. She made sure that we were situated and had everything we might need. Her breakfast service was excellent! The selection of quality teas was impressive (and we love tea!). Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Rose Arbour immensely. If we need to stay in this area again, we will certainly consider the Rose Arbour.

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Rooms & Rates

Four Poster Suite

Our lovely suite is right off of the sitting room and library, a small kitchenette, and has a private bath. Furnished with antiques and the most comfortable mattress we could find to ease the weary traveler after a fun day of sightseeing.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $165

Room With A View

This Charming country room is bright and airy and best of all looks out onto the Chester green and the old brick church. Furnished with antiques and the most comfortable bed we could find. This room has a shared bath (either on the same floor or the first).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $120

The Quilt Room

Cozy is the best way to describe this sweet room. Furnished with antiques, like our other rooms, this room has that quaint country feel to it that transports you back in time. This room has a shared bath (either on the same floor or the first).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $85 - $110

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate I-91 north or south to exit 6 in Vermont. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn left onto Vermont Rt. 103. Take Rt. 103 into Chester(about 10 miles). Continue ahead at the intersection of Rt.103 and Rt. 11 straight into in Chester on West Main St. Turn right at the red brick church (Chester Baptist Church). Rose Arbour is on the left at the end of the block.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Nature area, The Stone Village, Baba Louis's Bakery, Green Mountain Railway, Okemo Ski Resort, The Weston Playhouse, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Air conditioning, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Croquet, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have four resident huskies.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: We require one night's deposit charged to your credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation of a reservation must be received prior to 10 days before your stay. If you cancel with less than 10 days notice we will charge your crdit card for one night. That one night can be redeemed at another date if desired



Suzanne Nielsen

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Suzy, your hostess at Rose Arbour, is a talented artist and specializes in portraits in oil, for both people and pets. She is also a superb cook and baker as your breakfasts and teas will prove.

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  • Time Served: 8am and 10am
  • Serving Location: tearoom.

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Traditional English Scone
Our traditional Blackcurrant Scone is the best you'll ever have. We think the best in the world. They are served with fresh whipped cream and strawberry jam. A little piece of Heaven.