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Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753

Toll-free (866) 388-9925

Phone (802) 388-9925

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A historic 20-room former governor's mansion, the Swift House Inn is Middlebury's only in-town Country Inn, and offers the essence of New England warmth.  Large, comfortable rooms provide modern amenities in period decor.  The Middleburry, VT bed and breakfast's three buildings are on 4 acres of extensive lawns and gardens.  Enjoy a casual dinner in the bar, on the deck, or in Jessica's Dining Room.  Relax, sip a glass of wine from our Wine Spectator Award winning list  by the fireplace in winter, or on the porch in summer.  Every window frames a picture of country tranquility, yet shops, museums, and Middlebury College are a short walk away.

The Town Hall Theater and College bring numerous world-class performing artists to the area with performances most weekends. Enjoy hiking the Trail Around Middlebury or in the nearby Green Mountains.  Bike the Champlain Valley, fly fish our numerous rivers and streams, or participate in water activities in nearby lakes Champlain and Dunmore.  Downhill and cross country ski areas are just a short drive. Bring your bike, golf clubs, fly rod, skis or just come to relax and after a busy day enjoy the sauna or steam shower.

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$100-199, $200-299

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Rural, Mountains, Small Town/Village


  • Fitness Center
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • GLBT Friendly
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly
  • Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station


Outside Only


Wireless, Complimentary


The Main House, with nine guest rooms, is a Federal-style mansion with all the elegance you would expect in a governor's home.  The Swift Room, once the master bedroom, still displays the old brass internal telephone that Mrs. Swift used.

The adjacent Carriage House provides six spacious rooms with king-size beds, queen sleeper-sofas, and all the comforts.  Relax in your own private Jacuzzi, sit before the fire, or bask in the Inn's steam room or sauna.  The Mansfield room has a private patio which leads to a walkway that weaves by some of the four acres of spectacular lawns and gardens.

You may prefer the Gate House, a short half block walk from the Main House, which is a Victorian gem with a wraparound porch.  The interior is a pastiche of ornate woodwork and stained glass.  Spend the evening near the fire, or enjoy a game in the parlor.

All rooms come with a private bath, luxurious linens, individual temperature control, phone, and satellite TV.  Several rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites

Twin, Double , Queen, King



Front Desk

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • Hairdryers
  • Private Deck
  • Refrigerators
  • Rollaway Available
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards

  • Cable TV

More about our rooms

Dinner at Jessica's  Restaurant located in the Swift House Inn is always memorable.  The dining room reflects the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn.  Complement your stay with a great meal.

The menu showcases traditional American favorites:  hearty soups, healthy salads, a large burger, and delicious entrees of duck, steak, and scallops.  Adding to the menu are the chef's daily specials with much of the food supplied by local growers to ensure absolute freshness.  We are a proud member of the Vermont Fresh Network.  Our culinary team loves to serve what central Vermont seasonally  has to provide.  It's not just the food, it's the mix of ambiance, attentive staff, comfortable surroundings, and an extensive wine cellar, recognized by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, that make Jessica's at the Swift House Inn a memorable experience.  Chef Rob can accommodate any dietary restriction.  Tom, the bartender and host, can help you select the perfect wine or micro-brewed beer to accompany your dinner.

The feel is casual, the food is great!  After dinner, relax next to the fire, enjoy an after dinner drink in the lounge, or sit on the  porch and watch the lights.  Dinner is served Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The Inn is a perfect place for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday or office party or any celebration!



Individual Tables


Beer, Wine, Spirits

Breakfast, Dinner

  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Early Coffee/Tea



Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Rivers/Lakes
  • Shopping
  • Snow Skiing - Cross Country
  • Snow Skiing - Downhill
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sports Events
  • State/National Parks
  • Winery Tours

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Located in the Carriage House is a modern, comfortable, and very private conference room.  The room can be set in numerous configurations and can accommodate up to 28  people.  The Main House's Library can also be used for meetings; this room can accommodate up to 12 people.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or afternoon refreshments can be provided for any meeting.

  • Business
  • Family Reunion







  • Dedicated Conference Center
  • Onsite Catering




The Swift House Inn is your perfect place for small- to medium-size weddings.  Inside seating can accommodate wedding party sizes up to 50 and the adjacent garden area can be tented to accommodate 100.  The surrounding lawns and gardens offer a picturesque backdrop.  The Inn's twenty rooms can accommodate your out-of-town guests.  Chef Rob's wedding menu selections are a reflection of the sumptuous offers of Jessica's Restaurant.  Any wedding at the Swift House and in Middlebury will be a memorable event.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor


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