Swift House Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Mid Vermont, Vermont, United States

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Pros

  • Excellent location within walking distance of Middlebury
  • Spacious, individually decorated rooms with attractive views
  • Extensive free breakfast and tasty on-site restaurant, Jessica's
  • Steam room and sauna, plus free access to off-site fitness center
  • Some rooms have fireplaces and/or balconies
  • Free Wi-Fi in most rooms (no Wi-Fi connection in the Gate House)

Cons

  • Some bathrooms are in need of an update
  • TVs are small, and most are flat-panel rather than flat-screen
  • No Wi-Fi connection in the Gate House (half a block from the Main House)

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 14-minute drive to Middlebury State Airport
  • 55-minute drive to Burlington International Airport
  • 10-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • 17-minute walk or 4-minute drive to Middlebury College
  • 22-minute walk or 5-minute drive to the Middlebury College Museum of Art
  • 28-minute drive to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl slopes
  • 39-minute drive to Shelburne Art Museum
  • 46-minute drive to Chimney Point Historical Site, a restored Native American campsite and French Colonial Settlement
  • 52-minute drive to Burlington
  • 54-minute drive to Sugarbush Ski Area
  • 1-hour and 17-minute drive to Fort Ticonderoga in New York
  • 1-hour and 40-minute drive to Stowe Ski Resort

 Bottom Line

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.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 20
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Mid Vermont, Vermont
Address: 25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
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