Catamount Bed & Breakfast

592 Governor Chittenden Road , Williston, VT 05495 USA (Show map)
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Our lovely homestead, built in 1796 by Vermont's First Governor, is set upon 500 sprawling acres. This property has been in our family since 1873 and we pride ourselves in keeping the land open and free from development. The home itself is a Federal-style Colonial Revival and has a romantic charm all of it's own! Please come and stay amid the lovely green mountains, rolling fields and panoramic views!



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

Charming stay!

4.4 on August 14, 2017

Lucy was a wonderful host and the home and property were equally lovely. Four of us stayed in the Ball Room quite comfortably. The A/C cooled the room well and the shared bathroom was fine for our group plus one other guest. Breakfast was freshly baked each morning and we enjoyed it gathered around a large dining table. Would definitely stay again if in the area (not too far from Burlington either).

Awesome place!

5 on August 11, 2017

If you're looking for a quiet getaway in the country with plenty of antiques and comfort, this is the place for you. Jim and Lucy could not have been more accommodating, and the property has plenty of trails for biking, walking, snowshoeing, etc. I loved my stay!

Friendly, comfortable and fun

5 on July 31, 2017

This was second stay at Catamount B&B, and I will definitely come again. This historic home is still owned by members of the original family. The rooms and public places are super comfortable (and clean). I love sitting in the solarium-like porch. Jim and Lucy are wonderful cooks and terrific conversationalists. Best of all they have extensive trails on their property for mountain biking, hiking, birding or (in winter) cross country skiing and snow shoeing. There are several terrific restaurants close by for dinner, as well.

My home away from home

5 on May 11, 2013

We are repeat customers having stayed at this Inn at least 10 times. The innkeepers are wonderful. It is an authentic feeling inn with spacious rooms (having stayed in all three). The price cannot be beat and the breakfast is wonderful. I love this place. It is my home away from home.

a friendly place to stay in vermont

4.4 on November 13, 2010

owned by a sweet couple (Lucy and Jim) who are more than helpful in pointing out places to visit. It's a huge house with beautiful wooden floors. Lucy is a great cook and the breakfast was delicious and gourmet! i was sad that i could not take advantage of the free use trails at the catamount park nearby (it's on the opposite side of the B&B). I would definitely stay there again on my next visit to vermont. Thanks again Lucy & Jim!

Authenticuty plus and Green Too!

4.0 on July 31, 2010

I stayed overnight in July 2010

Perfect getaway

4.8 on July 02, 2010

Delicious breakfast, relaxed hospitality, can lounge under trees, feed the donkeys, or rent bikes and explore miles of trails. Close enough to Burlington (and Stowe) to take advantage of shops and restaurants, but far enough to get peaceful, star-filled nights. Lucy and Jim are the ideal hosts: attentive but not hyper, so you feel right at home.

WONDERFUL place to stay!!!

4.2 on March 21, 2010

We absolutely loved the stay here! We were one of 2 families staying, and it was SO quiet and peaceful! The grounds are HUGE, and we were able to take longs walks throughout the property - there was so much to explore! The scenery was gorgeous, and so peaceful. The home was old and beautiful, and had such huge rooms. We even played games on the sun porch - it was perfect! The food was amazing, and the innskeepers were so nice. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something cute, quaint, and very peaceful.

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Rooms & Rates

Front Room

The Front Room overlooking the front entrance is a cozy haven filled with antiques. The maple tree just outside adds a feeling of being immersed in nature, especially during the fall foliage season when the leaves add a wonderful golden glow to the room. The family photos and classic prints of equestrians and their mounts adds to the historic charm. Double bed. Shared bath. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double

Clinton's Suite

The Clinton Suite is the master bedroom suite and hosts an expansive bedroom, a sitting room and a private bath. The tastefully decorated room has pastoral views and sun-filled windows. Wake to the notes of songbirds and see the donkeys, Fred and Ethel, grazing in the pasture nearby. Double bed. Pull out sleeper sofa in the sitting room. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.

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

Ball Room

The Ball Room is a sun-filled space with a lovely seasonal mountain view. This large room has the original vaulted ceiling and fireplace of the 1796 ballroom where the early Vermont founders and settlers were entertained. Double bed. Pull out queen sofa. Shared bath. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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Location Type



Burlington, VT (BTV) 6 miles

Directions to property:

From I-89 take Exit 12. At end of exit ramp, take Route 2A North to Route 2 (Friendly's Restaurant on right); Turn Right onto Route 2 East. Follow 2 East into Williston Village about 2.15 miles, turn left onto North Williston Road (at intersection with a New England-style white church w/steeple). Follow North Williston Road exactly one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Follow up about 1/2 mile; building is a cream colored brick and woodframe house on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, 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, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Museums, Art & Entertainment, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 7 am - 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children welcome! Not child-proofed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum on peak weekends and during foliage season, call for details.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card to hold the room, or one night's stay paid in advance. May choose payment type upon check-out.
  • Cancellations: We request that cancellations be made 72 hours prior to planned stay. If this does not occur, we will charge one nights stay.
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Jim & Lucy McCullough

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About the innkeepers

As we run a year-round recreation center on our 500 acres and 20 miles of trails, we love to participate in all outdoor activities! We are especially fond of hiking, biking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating! Sledding with the grand-kids is another all-time favorite!

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7 am - 11 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Jim's home-made protein waffles
Amazingly light yet incredibly filling these belgian-style waffles served with Vermont pure maple syrup are to die for! Be sure to request this delicious meal at check-in!


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