Waybury Inn

457 E Main St , Middlebury, VT 05753 USA (Show map)


The Waybury Inn has a reputation as an unparalleled wedding site with exceptional guest hospitality, distinctive guest rooms, and outstanding Vermont dining. We offer catering on site as well as most anywhere in Vermont. While some of you may recognize the Waybury Inn as the home of the Bob Newhart show, others know the Waybury for its elegant dining rooms and historic Pub. Whether you seek a romantic getaway for the two of you or a classic Vermont wedding with 200 of your closest friends, the Waybury Inn's accommodations and dedicated staff make it an especially inviting choice



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Bob Newhart Directed Us To This Inn

5 on June 05, 2015

We planned our vacation from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and our first destination outside Canada was Middlebury, VT and the Waybury Inn. What a pleasant experience, the people, the accommodations, the food, all top notch. The Innkeeper, Joe, was a great source of information and directed me to my favourite poet, Robert Frost's Forest Walk. Highly recommend this Inn.

Amazing Stay, Amazing Food!!

5 on May 13, 2013

I was very impressed by every aspect of the Inn. The staff was very friendly, the Inn was very clean and very well decorated; you can tell that a lot of thought went into every detail of the inn's decor. It really felt like a home away from home. The food at the Inn was not only delicious but it was a culinary masterpiece. The complementary breakfast was unlike any I ever had. It was high quality food and very well presented. You really get your money's worth when you get an amazing breakfast. The only downside (at least for me) was that the inn is right next to the road but besides that it was great. My friend and I also tried two restaurants that were recommended by the Inn: BobCat and Cafe Provence. Both had great service and some of the best tasting food ever. If there is anything I learned from this trip is that Vermont has a lot of Natural beauty, is great for outdoor activities, and has AMAZING WHOLESOME FOOD!

Hidden getaway in Middlebury, VT

5 on October 05, 2012

We just loved our stay at the Waybury Inn. We had passed by this wonderful B&B many times and finally stopped in for a last minute stay on a Saturday night. The Inn was very busy because of a wedding that was being hosted by the Inn. We hardly noticed that they were so busy with the wedding guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back for sure. The breakfast was just fantastic and the atmosphere at the inn is unique. Can't wait to go back.

An inn we'd like to return to sometime.

4.2 on September 18, 2012

We felt right at home at Waybury, from the inviting lobby to the street-front porch, to our comfortable corner room and adjoining bath. The food was excellent, at both our Friday arrival dinner and two breakfasts. If we return during 'open windows' season (we shunned the a/c and opted for fresh air sleeping in cool September temps) I'd ask for a room that doesn't face the street, due to early morning traffic. Forgotten belongings were promptly mailed back. Beautifully maintained grounds and gardens. 15 minutes from trails in Green Mountain Park.

Best Inn for Middlebury College families!

5 on September 13, 2012

My family and I have happily been repeat customers at the Waybury Inn for two years now, both in spring and fall. As parents of a Middlebury College student, we wanted the feel of a true Vermont Inn, the surrounding beauty of the state, and comfortable, superior accommodations with outstanding food. We receive this and more each time we visit The Waybury, from Tracy and her staff. The Waybury is run with charm, dedication and top quality service. We've stayed in several of the rooms, each with a different theme and appreciate the cleanliness and pleasantries of the rooms (love the CDs and Rusk toiletries in the rooms, not to mention the cozy beds). The breakfasts are a wonderful experience (fresh omelets, scones and pancakes are delish!) and the restaurant food is outstanding (Shepard's pie is a favorite!) The adjoining pub is very cozy and snug! The bartender does a great job welcoming each guest with a great pub menu. The grounds are lovely and another highlight of the inn, with beautiful manicured flower beds, manicured lawn and a spacious patio with fire pit for chilly evenings. We've enjoyed meeting other Middlebury families as well as travelers from all over the globe. Hanging out by a parlor fire with cookies and newspapers, or on the front porch in a rocker with coffee - has remained a highlight each season for us - and sustains us throughout the hot Texas summers - when we return home. We will continue to visit the Waybury Inn for years to come - as it is truly one of our very favorite places we've ever visited. The Hummer family - Austin, TX

Our Vermont Getaway 8/15/2012

4.6 on August 19, 2012

My wife and I were looking for an old Vermont inn for a weekday getaway. The Waybury provided all the modern ammenities in an old Vermont inn that we were looking for. The inn is in a very quaint Vermont town with lots of charm. Service was outstanding and we felt very comfortable there! Sue & Ted

August 8 and August 9, 2012

5 on August 13, 2012

The staff were very helpful, friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our room was wonderful with lovely linens and very unique furnishing. The breakfast and afternoon baking were an added bonus. Thanks to all of you for making our stay so memorable.

A Perfect Vermont Inn

4.6 on July 05, 2012

If you dream of staying at a typical Vermont Inn, this is it and more. The location is great for visiting central Vermont. The inn has a large common room and a beautiful dining room. Comfortable beds and antique decorated bedrooms. We wouldn't suggest changing anything to the friendly innkeepers.

Wonderful experience

4.6 on July 04, 2012

Location is lovely - quiet. I could live on the rocking chairs on the front porch. Well maintained property; the owner pulls weeds. Lovely garden out back. Restaurant is excellent and the outside dining is relaxing. Staff is friendly, courteous, and has a sense of humor. We loved the place and will go back.

Of the Very Best possible for a B&B

5 on May 20, 2012

We felt welcome. We felt pampered, the dining experience was incredible. Trout Almondine the very best I have eaten anywhere. The salmon disappeared off Barbs plate like Ben & Jerry's butter pecan (her favorite) Inkeeper Tracy was most accomodating! The grounds were immaculate and encouraged us to walk them.

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Rooms & Rates

Middlebury Suite

The Middlebury Suite is a spacious guest room with a four poster king bed, sitting area and a large bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

Woodland Room

The morning sun peaks into this cozy woodland motif guestroom which features the whimsy of dancing bears. The room offers a queen sleigh bed and the bath has a claw foot tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

Dunmore Room

Lake Dunmore is located 15 minutes from the Inn. The room that bears it's name offers a cozy queen sleigh bed and a bath with a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

Vermont Room

The room is a spacious back corner room with morning sun. It contains a full bed and a twin size bed; the bath offers a claw foot tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Champlain Room

This is a quiet spacious back corner room on the West Side. It contains a queen size brass bed and the bath has a tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

New England Room

A very cozy guest room with a four poster queen bed and art work of a well known central Vermont artist, Warren Kimbell. The bath is equipped with a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

Long Trail Room

An outdoor feel in our Long Trail Room with snow shoes and deer horns adorning the walls. The bath offers a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

Mount Mansfield Room

The room is at the mid point of the Inn on the West side and overlooks the lawn and gardens. The guestroom has a queen sleigh bed and large bath with a claw foot tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Robert Frost Suite

Robert Frost was a frequent guest of the Inn while writing and working in Vermont. His name may have been the inspiration for many of the guests that have stayed in this Suite since hundreds of letters have been written and left in a wooden box within the guest room. It is interesting and inspiring to read the broad comments on life and living, from past guests. The room offers a sitting area, four poster king bed and a bath with shower and jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $215 - $295

Green Mountain Room

The Green Mountains are the range of mountains that define Vermont but it was also an early name of the Waybury Inn. The GM Room is a spacious corner room with plenty of afternoon and evening sun. The guest room has a four poster bed, sitting area and the bath has a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Silver Lake Room

Two twin beds and a private bath down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Garden Room

On the front east corner of the Inn is the Garden room, with soothing light green colors and garden prints that make you want to locate your gardening gloves and boots. The guest room has comfortable wing backs for lounging and two twin beds. The bath is spacious and has a claw foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Bread Loaf Suite

The third floor suite is situated on the west side of the Inn and offers a birds eye view of the west lawn and gardens. Named after the Breadloaf mountain range that is directly up the hill from the Inn our Suite offers a king size bed, comfortable seating area and 2 private baths (1 with claw tub and shower and the other has shower). This room will have a "sitting room" with a futon for additional sleeping requirements

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $245 - $315

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Burlington, VT (BTV) 42 miles

Directions to property:

Drive south on Route 7 through Middlebury, turn left on Route 125 east, go 1 1/2 miles - we're on the left

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Complimentary non alcoholic beverage, Freshly made chocolate chip cookies, Natural swimming hole nearby

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $50/pet per stay
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends summer & fall months, some holidays during winter
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total cost of your stay is required at the time you confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: With a two-week notice of your cancellation we will be able to return your advance payment less $25.00. If notice is given within two weeks of your visit to the Inn, your advance deposit will be forfeited. If you have chosen a term of stay that requires a 2-night minimum, then a cancellation fee of 100% of the room cancelled will be charged if cancelled one night whether prior to or after 14 days prior to arrival.
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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Full Service Pub On site, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Lunch, Dinner and Full Service. See Website.

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