Catamount Bed & Breakfast

592 Governor Chittenden Road , Williston, 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 room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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.

We all got Neuro virus the day of our reservation.

5 on December 27, 2017

We all got Neuro virus the day of our reservation. They were so incredibly nice and gave us a full refund!!!

Magical experience

5 on October 11, 2017

I struck gold on this trip, the owners Jim and Lucy were absolutely the nicest and best hosts of any accomodation i have stayed in anywhere in my travels through the years, the house is steeped in history and Lucy will give you a rundown on all the furnishings and objets d'art in the house and its history (including the kitchen). The house itself is over 200 years old the rooms are a dream (includes a reading room off each bedroom) the furnishings are divine. The house and outer buildings are 100% environmentally sustainable Jim even makes organic waffles for breakfast, The whole experience was like a dream come true for someone like who is a history buff and avid environmentalist, for people who are more active there are mountain bike trails hiking Hey you can even feed the donkeys, divine experience i cant wait for my next visit and meet my new friends again, jim even dropped me back into town what a personal touch

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.

Lovely historic home!

5 on July 30, 2017

A pleasure to stay in this grand home and enjoy the feel of stepping back in time. Jim and Lucy were so welcoming and made us feel right at home. Beautiful grounds and acreage. Wish we had stayed longer so we could have taken advantage of the biking trails and unspoiled nature. We look forward to returning!

Lovely Place for a Stay

4.6 on January 26, 2017

Had a great visit over Christmas, hiking in the trails (with much-needed micro-spikes lent by the wonderful caretakers) and hanging out in the Burlington area.

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.

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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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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!