Hickory Ridge House

53 Hickory Ridge Road South , Putney, VT 05346 USA (Show map)
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Hickory Ridge House, a Vermont landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has been an Inn for more than 30 years. Surrounded by peaceful gardens in the spring and summer and just a short walk to our local fresh water swimming hole. There is breathtaking foliage in the fall and a network of groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter. With eight elegant, romantic rooms, all with private bathrooms, Hickory Ridge House offers the perfect escape from today’s hectic lifestyle.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

weekday respire

5 on February 05, 2015

Stayed at the Inn on business, and could not imagine a more relaxed, welcoming setting. Was able to catch up on emails, got a much appreciated "dog fix" by the resident pets, and enjoyed a truly gourmet-level breakfast topped by the best-ever coffee. Room was wonderfully charming, immaculate and most of all incredibly comfortable. The owner truly attends to the "little things" that add up to a great stay. Best sleep in a long time. Many thanks for such a pleasant, homey stay!

Home away from home

5 on February 17, 2014

Everything about our stay at Hickory Ridge B & B was wonderful. The innkeepers are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The rooms are warm, comfortable and spacious. Breakfast is so good I looked forward to what might be served the next day and it did not disappoint. There are trails right out the back door for walking, cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Perfect....

A Destination Itself

5 on April 25, 2011

Even if you are not planning a stay in this part of New England, consider putting it on your agenda. You'll enjoy the location, the sparkling facilities, the canine welcome and delicious breakfast. We had 3 rooms for young and old alike and all were very impressed. Thank you Dennis & Gill for a wonderful time. DJB from PA.

Charming stay!

5 on April 24, 2011

We spent a weekend in Vermont to attend a family gathering and chose to spend the nights at a B&B. Our room was spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was outstanding! Fresh food, well prepared and attractively presented. The innkeepers are genuinely nice people and their dogs are so friendly!

lovely home

5 on June 08, 2009

Gracious innkeepers, excellent breakfast, beautiful rooms.

Charming Country Inn

5 on October 28, 2008

We stayed one night at Hickory Ridge during our drive throught Vermont during the foilage season and found it to be a very relaxing and enjoyable place. The hosts are friendly and pleasant. Shortly after arrival we joined them for an afternoon walk around the property which took us up to the highest point for a great view of the hills. Later they joined us in the sitting room for pleasant conversation which gave us a chance to discover what it is really like here in the Vermont countryside as well as learn some history of the Inn. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and included an edible flower which was unusual but a nice touch. Would love to visit again sometime.

foliage fantasy

4.6 on October 28, 2008

The hosts and home were great. Well maintain, good breakfasts, quarters were very comfortable. The hosts were very engaging. A wonderful experience; would recommend to others.

Bucolic Escape

4.6 on October 30, 2007

Hickory Ridge House fulfilled everything we had foped for during our fall foliage trip. The rooms have every amenity, yet maintain their historic charm. The hosts are welcoming, the breakfast a gourmet delight. Worth our trip from CA!


5 on October 19, 2007

Nestled in the hills of Vermont, Hickory Ridge B&B is VT at its best! Lovely rooms, delicious food, comfortable & beautiful common rooms & very friendly innkeepers. Reserving already for next year!

Fantastic B&B, great location

5 on October 09, 2007

Stayed at Hickory Ridge House twice, last time got engaged there. Very nice clean establishment, roomes with fireplace are very romantic, new owners are fantastic, breakfast is wonderful. Great central location to lower VT ski locations such as Mt. Snow and Stratton and a nice drive to both. The little town of Putney is quaint and the local restaurants are very good. For a quick weekend getaway, can't be beat. Highly recommended!

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Rooms & Rates

The Rose Room

A beautiful first floor room with a 10 foot ceiling, windows on two sides and views of the distant hills. The Rose Room is furnished with a queen size pencil post bed and a comfy wing-back chair; the perfect place to relax with a good book. The room has en suite bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $245

The Bayberry Room

An elegant second floor guest room has a 10 foot ceiling, abundant natural light with views over the the valley and the distant hills. The Bayberry Room has a queen size four poster bed and a large en suite bathroom with tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $245

The Sunflower Room

A charming, sunny second floor guest room with a queen size bed as well as a twin bed and a large private bathroom with a tub/shower. The bathroom for this room is located just along the hallway ~ robes are provided for guest use.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $215

The Lilac Room

A romantic second floor guest room with a lovely view over our flower gardens and meadow. The Lilac Room has a queen size bed and a private bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The bathroom for this room is located just along the hallway ~ robes are provided for guest use.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $215

Check Dates


Location Type



Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 85 miles

Directions to property:

Take exit 4 from I91. Go into the center of Putney, from there go 1.7 miles on Kimball Hill, which becomes Westminster Road, turn left onto Hickory Ridge Road, to fourth house on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Yellow Barn Music School and Festival, Putney Craft Tour, Landmark College, Putney School, Greenwood School, Cross-country ski trail on premises, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano , Hotel quality linens, Menu basket and dinner reservations, Premium toiletries, Guest refrigerators, Guest irons and ironing boards

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking strictly prohibited in Inn and cottage
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 10 accepted by special arrangement only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are only permitted in the cottage
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Gillian and Dennis Pettit

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Gourmet food, wine, gardening, quilting

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor deck (weather permitting), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free and Vegan