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In Middlebury, Vermont -- across the bridge from Middlebury College
Probably best known as the home of Middlebury College, Middlebury is a picturesque New England town, with traffic-free streets lined by locally owned shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The historic downtown area is very small so many choose to have a car to explore the nearby countryside or hit the slopes.
The Swift House Inn is just across the river from Downtown Middlebury. It's within walking distance, but most visitors choose to drive and then park to explore the historic area by foot.
The historic Swift House Inn is located within walking distance of downtown Middlebury. The hotel's 20 rooms are spread throughout the Main House (formerly a Governor's Mansion), the Carriage House, and the Gate House. The Gate House rooms -- located a half-block from the Main House -- are the least expensive, in part due to traffic noise from Route 7. Room decor varies, allowing guests to choose a room depending on personal style. Some rooms offer a classic New England B&B vibe with floral wallpaper, fireplaces, and four-poster beds, while others are more understated, with soft-toned walls and tasteful furniture. One of the inn's highlights is its delicious and free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant, Jessica's, is a popular destination for both guests and locals.