Heart of the Village Inn

5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, VT 05482 USA (Show map)

About

A boutique B&B in historic Shelburne, Vermont, the Heart of the Village Inn is that rare retreat that effortlessly balances rich history with modern-day services and amenities, immediately putting our guests at ease. “This is NOT your old school stuffy B&B!” rave guests who have met its gracious fun-loving young-at-heart Innkeepers Rose and Anatoly and enjoyed happy memorable experiences. Tucked within the 19th century Queen Anne Victorian and its rustic, romantic Carriage House are nine individually decorated guest rooms where delightful architectural details and antique furnishings happily coexist with tastefully integrate modern touches. Whether you are in town for graduations, weddings, concerts, cheese or beer festivals, you are in for a treat when you stay at our Inn. Ours is one of the most attractive locations in the Burlington VT Area! The Inn is the ideal base for exploring Shelburne and the Lake Champlain part of Vermont and everything Vermont has to offer within a day trip distance! The closest accommodations to Shelburne Museum & Ben & Jerry's Concerts On The Green - just a short walk! Several eclectic restaurants, antiques & art galleries and shopping options around the block! A quintessential Vermont country store, a local wine & coffee spot, an acclaimed Chef's store and cooking school, a craft jeweler, beauty salons, the list goes on! A short drive to the majestic Inn at Shelburne Farms, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Vineyard, etc.!

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful B&B and innkeepers!

5 on April 21, 2017

As usual, we had a fabulous stay at the Heart of the village Inn. It is so clean and comfortable. And the breakfasts are delicious. My husband is a vegan and a diabetic and Chef Toly makes him a wonderful alternative breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to our inn! Chef Toly enjoys the challenge of creating a delicious, visually appealing breakfast within the parameters of his dietary constraints. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


A+ Amazing hosts beautiful B&B

5 on March 28, 2017

Best B&B I have ever stayed with. Amazing hosts treat you like family. Wife and I have all ready planned a return trip to the area and will be staying again.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your amazing review! We are blushing! We do enjoy our guests and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


A+ Amazing hosts beautiful B&B

5 on March 16, 2017

Hands down the best experience I have ever had at a B&B. Rose and Anatoly are out standing hosts. Beautiful rooms, great breakfast you will not leave hungry. You are family when you stay here not just a guest. The wife and I will be returning to stay for many years.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your amazing review! We are thrilled your experience exceeded expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back for many years!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Wonderful Place for Memories

4.8 on August 09, 2016

This was my first time staying at a B&B. It was such an amazing experience. From the clean rooms that had everything you would need to the amazing breakfast each morning, When getting breakfast you must try the breakfast cigars. All the food was from local farms and so fresh. The Inn keepers were so friendly and so insightful of everything to do around. I would highly recommend this place. I can't wait to go back already.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience, the individually prepared food, and the local recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Charming place to stay

5 on July 10, 2016

This was the first B&B that my husband and I ever stayed at and it was a most wonderful experience. The proprietors, Rose and Anatoly, are both warm and gracious people. The house is well kept and has a delightful New England charm. The rooms are clean, nicely decorated and the tea service chandelier in the dining room, which blends so well with the decor, is unique and a must see. There are plenty of breakfast selections on the menu and the eggs benedict are superb. The house is also centrally located to some fine restaurants (within walking distant) and to local attractions, the Shelburne Museum for one. We would definitely recommend this B&B if you plan to visit the area and would certainly stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your charming review! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience, the decor, the food, and location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Outstanding

5 on June 16, 2016

I've always been hesitant about staying in a B&B, but Heart of the Village Inn vastly exceeded all of my expectations in the best way possible. From the friendly proprietors, to the modern and eclectic decor, to the whimsically plated and delicious breakfast, I could not have happier with my stay. It's also walking distance to the Shelburne Museum, which was what drew me to the area in the first place. I can't wait to return!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your outstanding review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and the convenient location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Great Place, Great People

5 on May 13, 2016

Rose and Anatoly run a wonderful inn. My wife and I have stayed there twice so far and we definitely will be staying there again in the future. It is very obvious that they are passionate about what they are doing. You will not be disapointed with your experience here!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! As you mentioned, we are passionate about setting the stage for a terrific guest experience. We hope to welcome you back soon!

- Heart of the Village Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Great place

5 on April 28, 2016

I stayed there with my girlfriend for her birthday weekend. Anatoly and Rose were very accomadating. The room was clean and spacious The breakfasts were amazing. They even had a little birthday cake for my girlfriend on her birthday. I highly reccomend this cozy bed and breakfast in shelburne. They gave us great ideas on where to go in the area and were friendly and I just can't say enough good things about our trip there

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the room, breakfast and local recommendations. We hope to welcome you back soon!

- Heart of the Village, Innkeeper (innkeeper)


Great Stay at Heart of the Village!

5 on January 17, 2016

My girlfriend and I had warm and relaxing stay at Heart of the Village Inn at the center of Shelburne. Our hosts Rose and Anatoli were extremely accommodating and looked after our every need. The room was specious, clean, and comfortable and had a clever and safe way for guests to access the house and the rooms securely. Breakfast each morning was well rounded and incredibly delicious, make sure you try the breakfast cigars! There were many excellent options on the menu but the smoked salmon eggs Benedict was so good we could not resist getting it again the second morning of our stay. The Inn is situated in the middle of the quaint town of Shelburne with plenty of small shops and tourist attractions including great dining, a winery, and Shelburne farms and museum. It is a convienient location for people visiting Burlington as well as it is a short ten minute drive into town but you are away from all the hustle and bustle. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast and we plan to make this a staple to our trips to Vermont!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review. As you noted, many guests enjoy our convenient location, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts and attentive hosts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

- Heart of the Village (innkeeper)


Charming and cozy bed and breakfast

4.2 on January 15, 2016

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to stay in the Burlington area for a trip to Vermont between Christmas and New Year's, and we came across this bed and breakfast while doing research online. Rather than stay in a conventional hotel, we were looking for something charming and inviting, and Heart of the Village satisfied our requirements. The inn is situated in the center of Shelburne village, a twenty minute drive from downtown Burlington and close to local attractions like the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, the Shelburne Museum, and Shelburne Farms. It's also within driving distance of ski resorts like Stowe. The building itself is a late 19th century house handsomely furnished with a blend of modern and vintage furniture and full of personality; our room had a comfortable queen bed and a genuine chestnut armoire. Parking is conveniently located beside the building in a private lot, though it might be tight for larger vehicles. As for the hosts, Rose and Anatoly were wonderful. They added the warm touch that's so important in a quality bed and breakfast. For instance, our room had complimentary chocolates every day from a local chocolatier and vouchers for glasses of wine from a local winery. Helpful and courteous throughout our stay, they really shined during the breakfast service, when they frequently interacted with guests, especially those whose first morning it was staying with them. The quality of the breakfasts was very high, with plenty of good options to choose from (they have you select a breakfast the night before so that it's ready for you when you come down in the morning). We always left full and happy and ready for the day. We were very happy with our stay at Heart of the Inn and would consider staying there again on a return trip to Vermont.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to learn you enjoyed our charming, inviting decor, central location, local chocolates and local wine tasting. Many guests appreciate the vintage charm combined with modern amenities. We hope to welcome you back soon!

- Heart of the Village (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Van Vliet (King, 2nd Floor)

This spacious 2nd floor guest room is prominently located at the front of the house facing Rte. 7. The room's large bay windows on the West side of the Main Inn offer views of historic Shelburne Village. Warm glowing amber colored walls invite a lovely ambiance both at sunset, and sunrise. Van Vliet includes a deluxe king bed, two comfortable reading chairs, a mini-fridge and private bath with shower over the tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

Tracy (Queen, Double Occupancy, 2nd Floor)

The Tracy room features a vintage, metal, sleigh-style queen bed, an antique wardrobe, TV, and mini fridge. Its private bath offers a pedestal sink, modern walk-in shower, and antique medicine cabinet. A double wide large window provides warm southern light and a view of the Inn's carriage yard.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $229

Bostwick (King, Deluxe, Ground Level)

The spacious Bostwick room showcases original barn wood walls. With a nod to the building’s historic use, trim of the three little barn windows directly above an extremely comfortable king bed show evidence of horses nibbling in the distant past. In addition to a deluxe king bed, the Bostwick room features a large flat-screen television, a cozy reading nook with two comfortable upholstered chairs, an antique chest, and a mini-fridge. The private bath offers a full-sized tub and shower, as well as shelving for various personal care accessories. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $269

Shelburne (King, 1st Floor)

Named after our lovely town, the Shelburne King Room is located on the southern side of the 1st floor of the Main Inn. This spacious and cheerful room overlooks our carriage yard and offers private outdoor parking. The Shelburne room features a brightly colored bench and chair, a chest of drawers, and antique painted armoire. A large private en suite bath has updated, timeless fixtures and flooring, and ample shelving for personal care accessories. This ground-level room is adjacent to the front door and our Breakfast rooms and is perfect for guests with limited mobility. For the same reason, it is not recommended for light sleepers.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Harrington (King, Deluxe, 2nd Floor)

A stately guest room for two, the Harrington King on the inn’s 2nd floor takes its name from Captain Benjamin Harrington, who built much of historic Shelburne Village. Three large windows offer views of the garden and historic Shelburne. Golden walls, antique furnishings and cozy reading chairs create a relaxed regal vibe. The large private en suite bathroom features a pedestal sink and a modern shower/tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $259

Barstow (King, Ground Level)

Located on the ground level of our quiet Carriage House, this spacious, yet cozy and quiet ground level King room is beautifully decorated with weathered barn wood and old time wallpaper. This rooms features a deluxe king bed, upholstered reading chair, flat-screen TV with basic cable, WiFi, and mini-fridge. A large en suite bathroom features a full-sized tub and shower with grab bars. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $259

Deyett (Queen, Double Occupancy, 2nd Floor)

Deyett is a bright, cheerful, cozy, and quiet room at the back of the Main Inn. It is decorated with light colored linens, floral wallpaper, and white wicker furniture. Deyett offers a lovely queen bed, a full en suite bathroom, and views of the inn's garden. This room does not offer a minifridge.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Fletcher (King, 2nd Floor)

Fletcher is our cozy and quiet 2nd Floor King room in the carriage House. Subtle light colors perfectly balanced by exposed beams create a serene, relaxing, intimate haven. The room features a lovely deluxe king bed, a skylight for stargazing, and original exposed beams. A glorious view of a town's Cathedral in the background will be sure to please the eye.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Marsett (Queen, Double Occupancy, 2nd Floor, Private External Bathroom)

This cozy minimalist 2nd floor Queen room is our most economical Queen room with a private bathroom across the hallway. Sunshine colored walls, rich blue curtains, and a large comfortable reading chair give this lovely room a cozy feel. This room does not offer a mini fridge.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $229

Barstow Suite (Family Suite, King/King, Ground Level)

This spacious, luxurious, ground level 2-room family suite located in the Carriage House is beautifully decorated with weathered barn wood and original barn doors. The Main room offers a deluxe king bed and includes an upholstered reading chair, a flat-screen TV with basic cable, and a mini fridge. A large bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower, as well as grab bars, is shared with the rest of your family or friends staying in the adjoining Barstow Annex room. The Annex room offers a King bed setup as well as a round dining table for four. Both rooms offer seasonally available individually controlled in-room AC and heat. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: $399 - $449

Webb Suite (Couples Romantic Suite, Whirlpool Tub, 2nd Floor)

A sensuous two-room retreat, The Webb Suite is located on the second floor of the Carriage House. A stylish and intimate romantic oasis for honeymooners, it features a deluxe King sleigh bed tucked beneath skylights for nights spent gazing at the stars. Beautiful, rustic, exposed ceiling beams bring to mind the building’s historical use. Other highlights include a whirlpool Jacuzzi for two, cozy seating area, champagne flutes, and a mini fridge for keeping the bubbly perfectly chilled. Dimmable lights make the Webb Suite a perfect spot for romance. * Children are absolutely not permitted in the Webb Suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

Harrington Suite (Family Suite, King/Queen, 2nd Floor)

Ideal for small families, this stately yet cozy Victorian two-room suite is located on the 2nd-floor of the Main Inn. Six windows offer views of the Inn's garden and historic Shelburne Village, much of which was built by Captain Harrington himself. Golden-hued walls, antique furnishings, and large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious suite a regal atmosphere. The large private en suite bathroom features a pedestal sink and a modern shower/tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $349 - $399

Tracy (Queen, Single Occupancy, 2nd Floor)

The Tracy room is perfect for a solo traveler and features a vintage, metal, sleigh-style queen bed, an antique wardrobe, TV, and mini fridge. Its private bath offers a pedestal sink, modern walk-in shower, and antique medicine cabinet. A double wide large window provides warm southern light and a view of the Inn's carriage yard. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Marsett (Queen, Single Occupancy, 2nd Floor, Private External Bathroom)

This cozy minimalist 2nd floor Queen room is our most economical Queen room with a private bathroom across the hallway. It is a perfect room for a solo traveler. Sunshine colored walls, rich blue curtains, and a large comfortable reading chair give this lovely room a cozy feel. This room does not offer a mini fridge. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deyett (Queen, Single Occupancy, 2nd Floor)

Deyett is a bright, cheerful, cozy, and quiet room at the back of the Main Inn that is perfect for a solo guest. It is decorated with light colored linens, floral wallpaper, and white wicker furniture. Deyett offers a lovely queen bed, a full en suite bathroom, and views of the inn's garden. This room does not offer a minifridge. Regular check-in hours: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm local time. Early check-in (11am - 3pm) may be available for an additional $100 fee per room. With prior communication, arrival after 7pm is available ($20 self check-in option any time after 7pm, $100 innkeeper assisted option 7pm - 10pm). Please contact the Inn ASAP with additional questions and requests.

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

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Location

Location Type

Mountains visible to the west & east, Village, Almost lakeside (Lake Champlain is 2 miles away), Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Urban, Wine country

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From BOSTON: I-93 North to Concord, NH; I-89 north to exit 13 (I-189); south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles; Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall. From NEW YORK: I-87 north to Exit 20, Lake George; Route 9N to Route 149E from Lake George to Route 4 at Fort Ann; Route 4 north to Route 22A; Route 22A north to Vergennes; Route 7 north from Vergennes to Shelburne; Heart of the Village Inn is on your right, across from the town hall. From MONTREAL: Route 10 for 12 miles (19 km) to Route 133 south for 28 miles (45 km); Cross the border at Highgate Springs; I-89 for 43 miles (69 km) to Exit 13; south on Route 7, approx. 4.6 miles (7.6 km). Heart of the Village is on the left, across from the town hall.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Shelburne Museum, Green Mountian hiking trails, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Ben & Jerry's Factory Tours, Cycling, Boating on Lake Champlain, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Local Vermont chocolates delivered to room daily, Free parking, Two-person jacuzzi tub in our romantic Webb Suite, mini refrigerators in all King guest rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No The property and rooms are smoke-free.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets are allowed.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on certain weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of the entire stay is charged at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full amount is charged at the time of making a reservation. Reservations are non-refundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rose and Anatoly

Languages spoken

Russian, English, French

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Globetrotting world travelers Anatoly and Rose said “so long” to professional careers in Washington, DC (his in marketing and advertising, hers in finance and government) to pursue their passion for innkeeping. They were drawn to Vermont to “be around happy people and spend more time enjoying life and meeting our guests and savoring craft beers.” They like to say, “we are saving the world and our sanity on a daily basis, one breakfast, one guest, one motorcycle ride and one dog walk at a time."

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 09:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Vermont Cigars
Something we invented and you can try only at our Inn. A Deluxe ultimate breakfast meat creation!


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