Safford Mills Inn and Cafe

722 Main St , Bennington, VT 05201 USA (Show map)


The Safford Mills Inn and Café offers the ambiance of the past with the modern amenities of today. Because we are accommodations & aperitifs, included as part of your stay, we offer a complimentary Check-in social hour from 3-6 which includes wine, beer and some light appetizers. We provide this as a unique alternative to breakfast. And located just next door to the Inn is our Dinner Club & Lounge, The Miller's Toll, open every weekend, offering tapas, craft cocktails, beer, wine & desserts, with live entertainment on Saturdays. All of our guests receive 20% off their bill from the lounge. Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Bennington, we are close to shopping, restaurants and local historic attractions. Make us your evening destination where you can unwind in our cozy common rooms before you retire for the evening.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fabulous Getaway

5 on December 29, 2017

We live just a few miles away but wanted to take a night away without the travel. This was perfect. It was like walking into another world. John was super attentive and the drinks were superb. We walked to Allegro for dinner and it was such a treat to not worry about drinking wine and walking back. Very comfortable. I love the unique take on B&B. Fantastic business model. We will definitely do this again!

Nice B&D

5 on August 09, 2014

No breakfast here, but evening drinks and snacks were a great substitute. Well priced option for the south Vermont area.

Excellent Experience

5 on July 21, 2014

Great martinis, Exquisite dessert, Beautiful rooms, Owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend staying at Safford Mills Inn & Cafe

Beautiful room

4.4 on July 19, 2014

Beautiful, clean room just three blocks from Bennington's business district. My only problem with the room was that it had no reading lamp. The lighting was perfect for a romantic getaway, however. Definitely recommended.

Excellent accommodations

5 on June 01, 2014

Very comfortable and well-appointed. Perfectly located.

Very cozy

4.6 on February 14, 2014

My wife and I stopped here overnight on our way to Stratton Mountain we checked late, the owner was very nice, made us feel very comfortable. Rooms are cozy and very welcoming. He made us drinks to cap off our night, it's not a typical B&B instead it's a place for night people like us who love late check outs and late night drinks. Definitely staying here again!

Just Wonderful

5 on October 11, 2013

Great atmosphere. Great martinis. Great desserts. And a great, cute, cozy room. Just a wonderful experience

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Rooms & Rates

Colonel's Quarters

A cozy first floor room with a dry bar and colonial style mantle with an electric fireplace insert.

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

Walloomsac Room

A spacious second floor room, with wall to wall carpet, a large flat screen television and an electric fireplace insert.

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

Miller's Room

One of our second floor rooms, also very spacious. A trip back in time, this room boasts wide plank flooring and a claw foot tub and shower.

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

Tapestry Room

A first floor room with an elegant Victorian mantle with an electric fireplace insert. This room also has its own porch, attached to the front of the inn, so you can watch the activities of Bennington's Main Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Historic Area, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Directions to property:

Located on route 9, one half mile east of the center of Bennington at the junctions of VT routes 7 and 9.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Bennington Battle Monument, Saratoga Race Course, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone, Wheelchair access , Complementary Glass of Wine or Beer, Cheese, Fruit & Crackers Plate

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm to 7pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



John Redding and Lisa Harrington-Redding

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


Check Dates



Breakfast not offered

  • Time Served:
  • Serving Location: Dining Room