We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 10 Middlebury B&Bs / inns

Swift House Inn

25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Swift House Inn to your Saves list
Swift House Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #4 of 10 Middlebury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
  • Reviews (131)
  • Photos (343)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (31)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

131 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the gatehouse for 2 nights. It was a great, relaxing trip. The location was great for walking downtown, driving to VT breweries and sightseeing around VT. The staff was super helpful, the local breakfast foods were delicious! Try the homemade granola! We ate breakfast both days on the large covered porch. Great place to stay!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanover, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Swift House Inn on our bicycle trip following the Adventure Cycling Association's Green Mountain Loop route through the state of Vermont. We were in the Lucy Ford-Slade room in the Gate House across the street and a few doors down from the main part of the Inn. While the interior of the Gate House didn't appear... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again Tripadvisor led us to some of the good life--this time it was because my wife wanted to pursue some laid-back rural tourism in New England, and some searching about took us to west Vermont and this highly-recommended lodging for a few nights. It was splendid! This B&B is in a historical property, buildings about 200 years old, generous... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clifton Park, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our first stay at the Swift House Inn and what a delightful time we had. We stayed in the Carriage House with our service dog. Dan and Michele are gracious, caring hosts. Our room was lovely, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. We look forward to returning soon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edina, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was by dumb luck that we stayed at the Swift House. We are very glad for our luck. Room was great, staff was awesome, and the breakfast was even better. We were in the main house and everything was prefect. On our next stay we will be there longer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was our second stay at the Swift House Inn and I am looking forward to our third. It is very clear that the owners care deeply about the comfort and happiness of their guests. We had the Mansfield Room in the carriage house (we brought our dog) and it was huge and very comfortable and nicely decorated. The bed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were in town for our nephew's "Feb" graduation from Middlebury College. Many of our relatives and friends had also booked rooms at the Swift House Inn, and it was a wonderful place to serve as our "base" for the weekend's festivities. The beautifully-furnished living room, complete with fireplace, was cozy, inviting and naturally became the gathering area as family... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Essex, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I can't believe I grew up in Middlebury and missed this treasure for so many years! We stayed this past Saturday and had the most pleasant stay. The food was excellent, the staff beyond courteous and our room was just perfect! We will be back many many times in the future. Thank you for the perfect weekend getaway!

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

As a Middlebury College alumna and now parent of twin daughters there, we've stayed at the Swift House several dozen times. Each time it is like coming home. A picture perfect historic country inn, the Swift House has comfortable and inviting public rooms, a fantastic wine cellar, a solid dining room with a delicious included cooked-to-order hot breakfast, and charming,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vermont25, Owner at Swift House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for all the great reviews and telling our story. We are always excited to see reviews which validate what the staff work hard to achieve. As owners we try to keep the Inn fresh, and up to date and responsive to guests needs, while maintaining the feel of a contemporary Country Inn which has a great history. We... More

New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Swift House Inn was the perfect getaway for New Years Eve. Fireplaces in the rooms, super comfortable beds and incredibly helpful/accomodating owners. We visited for our anniversary and the owners surprised us with champagne in our room!-;) We had a luscious, amazing dinner at Jessica's, their restaurant ON New Years Eve. Mmmmmm! Everyone at the front desk was beyond helpful.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Swift House Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Swift House Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Swift House Inn

Address: 25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Vermont > Middlebury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Expedia and Hotels.com so you can book your Swift House Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Swift House Hotel Middlebury

343 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (25)
Room/suite (8)
Hotel & grounds (8)
Dining (1)
Other (8)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (312)
Woodbury Room (32)
Turret Suite (35)
The Hotel (123)
Swift Room (35)
Restaurants and Bars (30)
Amenities (22)
Addison Room (35)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (1)


Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This historic 20-room former governor's mansion is Middlebury's only classic full service Vermont Country Inn and offers the essence of New England warmth. Surrounded with 4 acres of lawns and gardens, inside, candlelit dinners await you. Large, comfortable rooms offer modern amenities in period decor, some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Enjoy complimentary 24 hour coffee service, cookies, sauna, steam shower, comfortable wine bar and Middlebury's only accommodation where a full breakfast is included. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer