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“A lovely, historical, relaxing inn”
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Swift House Inn
Ranked #1 of 11 Middlebury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2010

If you find yourself in Middlebury, this is the place to stay. Each room is decorated differently but tastefully. This was once the Governor's house and the history of the building is interesting. The rooms are large and the beds are extremely comfortable. The breakfast includes both cold choices set up as a buffet and a choice of 3 hot entrees. The grounds are beautiful and conducive to relaxation. Although unable to dine in the restaurant, I understand that there is a new chef and according to other guests at the inn, the crab cakes are delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Stayed two nights (2 parents and 4 teenagers) while visiting Middlebury College. Will certainly return. Used the Gladstone Room on the 2nd floor of the Carriage House as our main room and also had a second room in the main building. Appreciated the working fireplace and comfortable king bed in the spacious room. Breakfasts were very appealing and served in a very comfortable series of dining rooms. Just the right size inn for our taste - we are not fans of very small inns/B&Bs.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

My husband surprised me with a weekend get-away to Vermont and we had the most fantastic time! Wonderful and helpful staff, beautiful room and landscaping. We felt completely relaxed and rejuvinated after our stay!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

The rooms are great and matched by the Inn keepers, Michele and Dan, the food...especially the breakfast, the friendly and helpful staff and the quiet and overall comfort.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2010

We had a great stay here, staff Colleen and Susie at front desk very welcoming and helpful, we met Michelle (one of the owners) too and she seemed very nice. Short walk into town of Middlebury. This house had real character and was lovely and peaceful. Would highly recommend a stay here. We stayed in the Clark Room and it's really nice and cosy and great it has directv stations on the lcd tv.

When in Middlebury try a free tour of the Otter Creek Brewery tour, it's very interesting. Also the Two Brothers Tavern is a good spot with very friendly staff. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere in Fire and Ice restaurant. Jill B is a great server !

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Swift House Inn for three nights over Valentine's Day weekend. The Inn and town (Middlebury, VT) are both quaint and exactly what one pictures when imagining Vermont. The Inn has three structures - the Main House, the Carraige House, and the Gate House. Registration and breakfast take place in the Main House which also has several guest rooms; the Carraige House is right behind it and has guest rooms as well; the Gate House is about 100 ft. down the street and has a few guest rooms.

We stayed in the Gate House which is the least expensive because the rooms are smaller and since it is on a somewhat busy corner has some road noise (although what they consider bothersome noise is normal noise for people from more metropolitan areas and did not bother us.) We stayed in the Turret Room which is the cheapest because it is the smallest, but we found it to be more than adequate.
The room and common areas were both immaculate and comfortable.

For breakfast we had to walk down the street to the Main House which was not a problem for us, though it may be for some. Breakfast consists of a made-to-order hot entree and a fruit/ cereal/ yogurt bar. Everything was delicious and the coffee was great!

We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2009

We came into Middlebury about 7 p.m. without a reservation, and were having no success finding satisfactory lodging...either the accomodations were looking past their prime or were clearly overpriced/less than welcoming. As we were leaving town two blocks off the attractive city main square, we saw the Swift Inn off to our right, a very impressive and attractive building set on several acres. My wife convinced me to check it out, and what a good decision.

We were graciously and sincerely welcomed by Michele Brown, who owns the inn with her husband Dan. She is a perfect hostess. We learned that the inn is the meticulously restored and clean 1815 residence of a former Vermont governor. The room was absolutely immaculate, with a fireplace (which we enjoyed). Breakfast was included in the reasonable rate; it turned out to be a cooked to order gourmet meal (fresh fruit all around, and I had the Mediterranean omelet). The inn has an elegant lounge and well stocked bar (great single malt selection), but we did not use it during our visit. In the morning we strolled around the appealingnearby city square, and checked out the attractive stores and bridge overlooking the tumbling waterfall. Middlebury College is worth a drive through...it is about a mile out of town. Based on our experience, I would not consider staying anywhere else in the Middlebury area. Middlebury is conveniently located to hiking and fishing, and shopping (including a neat wooden toy factory) and is not far (15-20 miles) from the many artisanal shops between there and Burlington, including Shelburne.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swift House Inn

Address: 25 Stewart Ln, Middlebury, VT 05753-1248
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Location: United States > Vermont > Middlebury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Middlebury
Price Range: $145 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Swift House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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