1824 House Inn

2150 Main Street , Waitsfield, VT 05673 USA (Show map)


Featuring eight tasteful rooms with private baths, comfortable featherbeds & charming architectural features. Wake up to the aroma of fresh baked pastries and hot coffee which are just the start to our full country breakfast. Enjoy fresh cookies and a variety of tea & coffee around-the-clock. Just a few miles from both Mad River Glen and Sugarbush ski resorts, the 1824 House Inn is a convenient wintertime farmhouse and a unique summertime destination. Please consider our beautiful property including rustic barn, hilltop pasture & riverfront meadow for your wedding or special event in any season.




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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

An extraspecial inn experience

5 on February 11, 2013

We just returned from a weekend at the 1824 House and we loved everything about it. The Inn Keepers are so gracious and generous. The inn itself is spotless and beautiful. Our room had a simple elegance that was just perfect. We were treated to mouth-watering breakfasts - maple scones, farm fresh eggs and bacon, and scrumptious pumpkin pancakes. After a day of skiing we were greeted with homemade chocolate chip cookies that we enjoyed relaxing in the living room in front of a roaring fire. We will definitely be back!

Wonderful stay

4.6 on April 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our 3-night stay at this delightful B&B. The room was cozy and comfortable (with a down comforter fluffed every night!). The whole inn was lovely - well decorated with antiques, very clean, with large common spaces and a guest fridge. It felt like I was staying at a friend's home, who is also an excellent cook and decorator, and even has warm cookies waiting for you when you arrive. Which brings me to Emily, the innkeeper. She is absolutely wonderful - accommodating, friendly, helpful, and INCREDIBLY thoughtful. She's an excellent cook as well, her breakfasts are delicious. The grounds of the inn are really beautiful, too, with great views. There is a terrific barn on the property that Emily uses to host catered events. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Excellent inn

4.8 on December 05, 2011

Visited for a wedding & were so pleased. Gorgeous property, comfy rooms & great innkeeper. We won't go anywhere else when we return to Vermont.

Very comfortable

4.0 on December 05, 2011

We stay at a lot of B&Bs, and never have we felt so comfortable. We spent time in the beautiful living room chatting with the young, funny, and delightful innkeeper. The road noise in the A.M. was the only drawback.

A Fantastic Experience

5 on August 14, 2010

If you're staying in the Mad Valley, you really must stay at the 1824 house. We recently stayed two nights at the 1824 House, and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. The young innkeeper, Emily, welcomed us with fresh baked cookies and a cheerful smile. The room was tastefully appointed (unlike many places, it didn't feel like Grandma's house), quiet, and clean. We at dinner both nights at the on-site restaurant, The Barn Door. If you stay here, you have to eat here (the steak is amazing). Emily's breakfasts were as good as The Barn Door's dinners. She was also very responsive to our dietary restrictions. We couldn't have been more pleased!

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Rooms & Rates

Caledonia Room

The Caledonia Room is the gem of the property. This quiet room looks out over our beautiful yard and features its own sliding glass door and patio. Occasionally referred to as "the bridal suite," this room has a king sized bed, a seating area for two and a spacious, newly renovated bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Addison Room

The Addison Room is a cozy second floor room with a queen size bed. Located in the oldest portion of the house, the Addison room has the original maple floors and charming farmhouse-style architectural features. The private bath contains a shower, and the room features partial river views and a bird's eye view of our neighbor's organic vegetable farm.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $145

Washington Room

The Washington Room is the most spacious room in the Inn. Located on the second floor, the room features a king size bed, seating area and private bath. This bright, welcoming room also boasts original maple flooring and a classic Vermont-style diagonal window which frames a view of our barn. Room can accommodate a third guest at an additional charge of $25 per night, with advance notice.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Bennington Room

The Bennington Room is perfect for a romantic weekend. This subtly decorated room has a king size bed and charming private bath. Guests find adequate storage, antique furniture, and views of our beautiful grounds. Access from a secondary, rather steep stairway makes this room suitable for nimble guests. Room can accommodate a third guest on a pull out at an additional charge of $25 per night. Advanced notice required

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Franklin Room

The Franklin Room is a first floor room located in the rear of the house, in the portion that was originally the barn. This quiet room is one of our smaller rooms, but it has its own heating zone so cold-toed guests may appreciate it during the winter months. Well-behaved canine guests are welcome in this room with advanced notice.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

Orleans Room

The Orleans Room is located upstairs in the rear portion of the house. Awaken to the smells of breakfast coming together in the kitchen below. This second story room gets afternoon sun and holds a seating area and king size bed. The shower features a skylight window, but also has a rather steep eave, so this room is best suited for guests of moderate height.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

Chittenden Room

The Chittenden Room is a well-appointed second floor room with a queen size, four poster bed. Antique furniture, original artwork and a distinctive stained glass feature make this room unique. The Chittenden room overlooks the front yard and also offers partial river views and classic valley scenery.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $155

Windham Room

The Windham Room has a queen bed, private bath and Northerly view of both our duck pond and our neighbor's organic vegetable farm. It is nicely appointed with a bright and cheery decor. The room's convenient first-floor location makes it a great choice for guests who would prefer to avoid the stairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $155

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Location Type

Riverfront, Farming community, Ski Resort, Wedding Destination, Countryside, Mountains, Village


Burlington, VT (BTV) 38 miles

Directions to property:

From the South Take route 95 North. In New Haven, CT, take route 91 north. In White River Junction, VT, take 89 north. Exit 9, Middlesex, VT. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left. At the T stop, turn left, proceed .5 miles and turn right onto route 100B, proceed 10.2 miles. We are on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Green Mountains, hiking trails, Rec Path along the Mad River, Canoeing and Kayaking, Downhill and x-country skiing, snowshoeing, On & Off road Biking, Artisan shopping in Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities , Beautiful barn, grounds & gardens, Hiking & recreational trails, Beautiful private swimming hole, Wedding and Banquet Facilities, Awesome sledding hill, Tea, coffee & cookies around-the-clock

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, 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, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Please show courtesy to our nonsmoking guests.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 10, accompanied by thoughtful parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are welcome when the entire inn is rented
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum during weekend (Fri & Sat) and peak holiday periods only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured by credit card at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: We require 14 days notice, and will provide a refund if those requirements are met. Without 14 days notice we will retain deposit unless we can rebook the room.



Connie and Dean Mendell

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  • Time Served: 8- 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian