Located in historic Middlebury, Vermont and
rated Three Diamonds by AAA, the Swift House Inn is a former
governor's mansion that offers the essence of New England
warmth. The town's architectural centerpiece since 1814, the
Inn is a beautifully appointed gathering place ideal for
family dinners, reunions, holidays, weddings, executive
retreats and vacationers that want a memorable getaway.
window frames a picture of country tranquility, while shops,
museums, and Middlebury College are a short walk away.
Large, comfortable rooms offer modern
amenities in period decor. Choose from 20 lodging
accommodations, each with private bath and 10 with fireplaces,
scattered among three buildings. The Main House
is a Federal-style mansion featuring the elegance of marble
sinks, crystal doorknobs, and push-button light switches. The
adjacent Carriage House provides spacious
rooms with king-size beds, queen sleeper sofas, and private
Jacuzzi as well as a steam room and sauna. Or you might prefer
the Victorian Gate House, furnished with
antiques and boasting a porte-cochere and wrap-around porch.
All guest rooms come with luxurious linens, cable TV, and
Internet data ports or wireless Internet.
No matter which building you stay in, there
are plenty of spaces in which to relax. Sip a glass of wine by
the fire, enjoy a game of Scrabble, or ponder your favorite
book in the library while the kids explore the garden or sled
on a nearby hill. A walkway weaves through five acres of
spectacular lawns and gardens, inviting long walks and a
chance to reconnect with yourself and loved ones.
Middlebury's central location makes it an
easy drive to major attractions such as the Shelburne Museum,
New York's Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, and the ski
slopes of the Green Mountain. There is also plenty to do right
in the neighborhood. Middlebury is home to the Sheldon Museum,
the oldest community museum in the country. The Robert Frost
Homestead, the Vermont State Craft Center at Frog Hollow, the
famed Breadloaf writer's school and ski area, and the
Middlebury College Museum of Art are all close by.
A full breakfast is included in your rates,
and the option of a three-course gourmet dinner for two is
available with the Inn's Modified American Plan.
Dinner is served Thursday through Sunday by candlelight
and is complemented by fine linen, elegant settings, and
sparkling crystal. The delectable menu ranges from
Mediterranean flavors to traditional Vermont favorites. Many
products are supplied by local growers to ensure absolute
The food, intimate ambiance, doting staff, splendid
surroundings, and Wine Spectator Award combine to make The
Swift House Inn a magical experience.
Life's most memorable moments are spent
with loved ones in exceptional places. The Swift House Inn is
just such a place.