Catamount Bed & Breakfast

592 Governor Chittenden Road , Williston, 05495 USA (Show map)


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 room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Kind Hosts

3.4 on August 13, 2018

Very kind hosts at this B&B. Hey repaired delicious Amish oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. The way my GPS took me, I had to drive down a very narrow rocky road for a while which was a bit nerve-racking, but I think there is a way to come in from the other direction, on a normal road. Stayed in the ballroom which was very nice! Only slight downside was shared bathroom but it was not a big deal and I knew about that when I made the reservation. Would recommend!

The best experience, 2 thumbs up

4.8 on August 02, 2018

Wow, what a great experience with so much lovely, friendly and welcoming peoples. Thanks for everythings friends, hope to see you back soon. Line et Martin

Great B&B

5 on July 28, 2018

The owners were very nice, and knowledgeable about the area. The inn was very well maintained.

Lovely stay close to Burlington

5 on July 27, 2018

My son and I stayed at Catamount B&B when we drove up to Burlington to visit Champlain College. We had a lovely stay at Catamount, and very much enjoyed the company and cooking of the innkeepers. The screened side porch and inside sitting area epitomized the reasons that I love to stay at bed and breakfasts rather than a chain hotel. Be advised that the beds are (quite) short, but that said, I am (quite) long and was perfectly comfortable.

Lovely family stay

5 on July 26, 2018

I reserved this bnb for out of town guests to stay at during our wedding celebration. Lucy is a lovely, sweet hostess and my guests enjoyed their stay incredibly. They remarked that it felt like a true Vermont experience.

Beautiful Federal Home with Excellent Hosts

5 on July 11, 2018

The house is an amazing Federal period home with pictures and “artifacts” and furnishings that transport you back in time. Jim and Lucy are wonderful hosts with quite a knowledge of the area and the home, and a real pleasure to chat with over breakfast. Wish I had more time to stay there and chat.

Great stay

4.2 on June 10, 2018

Good welcome, manoir that has kept its authentic character, very impressive. the second floor is reserved for the visitor and the owners occupy the floor below, they are very nice. At 15 minutes from Burlington. Great stay.

Catamount bed and breakfast

5 on May 27, 2018

Aside from easy accessibility from town, the beautiful location, fascinating historical house, and delicious breakfasts a stay at Catamount is a precious gift all credited to hosts Lucy and Jim McCullough I look forward to my next visit

Catamount B&B

5 on March 11, 2018

Wonderful location. Wonderful house wonderful food. Fabulous hosts. Thank you!

Fantastic night at Catamount Bed & Breakfast

5 on January 07, 2018

The room was delightful and breakfast was delicious. Jim & Lucy were gracious and dedicated hosts.

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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

Check Dates


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

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

Check Dates


  • 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.



Jim & Lucy McCullough

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Resident Pets


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!

Check Dates



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!