Featherbed Inn

5864 Main Street , Waitsfield, VT 05673 USA (Show map)

About

Built c. 1806 the property sits on 20 acres and was once an active dairy farm in its day until the 1950’s, when it became one of the first Bed & Breakfast Inns in the Mad River Valley to accommodate the skiers of the newly opened Mad River Glen Ski Area. In the 1990’s a massive restoration and renovation took place to transform the once dairy farm into the now Featherbed Inn and cottages. As you drive up the driveway you notice with surprise the hidden expansive grounds with rolling hills and wooded hiking paths, perennial gardens dot the landscape along with an 1840’s usable barn that houses four horses, one donkey, a bunny, other Featherbed animals include two Corgi mixes, and two cats. Linda and Tom will be happy to give a tour anytime. The Mad River Valley offers four seasons of recreational activities. During the winter months ski at Sugarbush Resort or Mad River Glen, ice skate at the outdoor rink in Waitsfield Village, cross country ski and snowshoe around the Inn trails or Ole's and Blueberry Lake cross country centers, all within ten minutes of the Inn. Mountain bike starting from the Inn property on marked trails newly cut and maintained on the mountain behind the Inn.

Rooms & Rates

Susan Suite

Two private rooms situated on the first floor of the Main Inn, one room features a queen size white cast iron bed, a blue and white comforter with accents of coral add charm in this colonial blue trimmed room. The other room has twin antique beds with matelassé coverlets in a warm pale yellow room. Both rooms share a large private bathroom with full tub and shower that is off the hallway between the two rooms.
Pricing for this room is based on double occupancy but can accommodate up to 4 guests total. Additional guest fees apply.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Isle Room

The Ilse is on the second floor of the Main Inn with cathedral ceilings and exposed hand hewn beams with original softwood floors, sitting area with cozy love seat coffee table and chair. A queen size sleigh bed with handmade quilt, matching curtains and dust ruffle and twin oak frame bed for an extra person (at extra cost). Private en suite stenciled bath with shower.
Pricing for this room is based on double occupancy but can accommodate up to 3 guests total. Additional guest fees apply.

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

Sharon Room

Sharon located on second floor of Main Inn cozy wallpapered room in soft greens with queen size quilted bed, antique dresser, moiré bedroom sitting chair and small table. A bath with shower are en suite.

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

Heather Room

On the second floor of the Main Inn is this small and quaint lavender wallpapered room with a full size spindle bed covered in a dainty lavender and green quilt, two sitting chairs, and small two drawer bureau. Private bath across the hall specifically for the Heather with tub and shower.

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

Alexandra Room

A bright sunny room on the second floor of the Main Inn on the south end of the house with exposed beams, a wrought iron queen size bed, a matelassé off white bedspread with matching bed skirt and curtains of a Waverley Chintz rose and green print fabric. In the corner of the room a lovely sitting area with two matching wing chairs, an antique trunk with magazines and books to relax and read. The en suite bath has a tub and shower.

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

Phillipa Room

Part of the Jenny Cottage - A large separate cottage with three individual rooms all with private baths and a common area with sink, microwave, refrigerator, and sitting area with couch, coffee table, and chairs.br A large sunny first floor room off the common area with a pencil post canopy queen bed covered with a soft hued country quilt, antique marble top bureau, armoire, and sitting area with love seat and coffee table. A large picture window overlooks the grounds to the south of the Inn. A private full bath is en suite.

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

Shelley Room

Part of the Jenny Cottage - A large separate cottage with three individual rooms all with private baths and a common area with sink, microwave, refrigerator, and sitting area with couch, coffee table, and chairs.
A second floor room as you enter the room a twin spindle bed for extra person with white quilt, navy and white plaid bed skirt, and Battenburg lace curtains. Around the corner a queen cannonball bed with handmade Vermont country quilt of maroon and navy. Two wing back chairs mahogany end table and old cobbler bench make an inviting sitting spot. There is a private en suite bath with tub and shower splitting the two bed areas.
Pricing for this room is based on double occupancy but can accommodate up to 3 guests total. Additional guest fees apply.

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

Ellen Room

Part of the Jenny Cottage - A large separate cottage with three individual rooms all with private baths and a common area with sink, microwave, refrigerator, and sitting area with couch, coffee table, and chairs.
The Ellen room is a lovely large room on the lower garden level of the Jenny Cottage with private walks out to rolling lawn. Queen size honey pine bed covered with rusty pumpkin colored country quilt, antique bureau, along with two wing back chairs to sit and relax, and wall to wall Berber rug add to the warmth and comfort of the room. Private en suite full bath room.

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

Beatrice Suite

Our largest room on the second floor of the Main Inn, the main room welcomes you with a velvet love seat, wing chair, coffee table, and wood chair sitting area. The pencil post canopy queen bed is covered in a cranberry and navy wedding ring quilt, antique armoire, and wet bar. The second bedroom with soft stenciling in Williamsburg blue has a full size antique bed with the same blues in the country quilt. Private bathroom with a tub and shower combination en suite.
Pricing for this room is based on double occupancy but can accommodate up to 4 guests total. Additional guest fees apply.

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

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Location

Location Type

Rural, Small town

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 45 miles miles

Directions to property:

Directions: ~From N.Y. / N.J. points south: New York Thruway to exit 24; Interstate 87 (Northway) North to exit 20. Take 149 East to Fort Ann N.Y., Take Rte. 4 through Rutland, Vt. To Rte. 100, then take Rte. 100 N (about 1 hour) to Featherbed Inn on the left just past the Laureau Farm/ Flatbread Co., if you see Rte . 17 you have gone too far. ~From Montreal/Burlington points north: Take Interstate 89 S to exit 10 Waterbury, Vt., then Rte. 100S to junction Rte. 100 & 100B. Continue South until you come to the intersection of 100 & 100B, take a right (large dairy farm on right) onto Rte. 100 , go through town of Waitsfield proper continuing through Irasville (stores on either side of road) , just past Rte. 17 on the right you will see “Eagle Resort”, a large field , then Featherbed Inn. ~From Boston points East: Interstate 93 N to 89N to exit 9(Middlesex, Vt.) Turn left off ramp to a “T” and turn left onto Rte. 2, then right on Rte. 100B continuing South past Moretown to the junctions of Rte. 100 & 100B, go straight across to Rte. 100 through the town of Waitsfield proper continue through Irasville (really Waitsfield, but you might see signs for Irasville) (stores on either side of road), just past Rte. 17 on the right you will see ”Eagle Resort”, a large field, then Featherbed Inn driveway on right!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, TV, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No welcome if guest provides childcare
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: if cannceled 21 days out

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tom and Linda Gardner

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , horses, donkey

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8am-8:30am-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Featherbed Eggs
The Featherbed Eggs are definitely our guests favorite, it is a cross between a souffle and strata it has a wonderful combination of spices with Vermont's Cabot Cheddar cheese, eggs and 1/2 and 1/2, served with Maple sausage and homemade honey bread.


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