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Corona Virus Update - February 9th 2021 -  Dear DreamHouse Friends and Guests -Well', we've made it to February ! Although the next 2 to 3 months are going to be difficult for most of us, we are optimistic that we are nearing the turning point. The Vaccines are coming! We are currently closed but we are accepting reservations from May 15th  through the rest of this year. In addition, as long as Covid-19 remains a threat, our Covid cancellation/refund policy will remain in effect. This enables you to cancel any reservation right up to the week of your arrival  at no cost to you. We've also added 2 new websites to the DreamHouse family. The DreamHouse Country Store where you can order Vermont Made bakery and other locally hand made goods for shipment anywhere .  We are also offering baked goods inspired by our Inn menu for local pick up and delivery - please check it out at DreamHouseBakeShop.com  

We appreciate your support during this ongoing crisis, and always! Please stay safe and take care of yourselves and your neighbors.  Hope to see you soon! -Sue & Steve


Everything a Bed and Breakfast Should Be!



All of our guest rooms are spacious and professionally decorated and have great views of our property and the surrounding mountains.

Each room has its own private bath, luxury bedding, secure locks, year round individual temperature control, DirectTV, and many other luxury extras.

Rates include a delicious Vermont gourmet breakfast*and complementary coffee, tea, bottled water and snacks 24-7

We follow all CDC and Vermont guidelines for Covid-19 safety.

* Gluten Free and Vegetarian Options Available




Our 3 course Vermont county breakfasts get raves from our guests! We use locally sourced and farm fresh ingredients whenever possible and all our baking is done in house. Gluten-free and vegetarian are our specialties!


Take a ride along the New Haven river or up into Bristol on one of our bikes.  We provide helmets as well.

Motorcycle Friendly

We Love Motorcycles!

We Offer a secure barn for parking and a place for you to clean up your bike!


Just want to "stay in" for Dinner? Ask us about our special full course dinners Friday and Saturday nights*.

Free Wifi

Whether you are here to work or relax, our WiFi will allow you fast and reliable service. Print tickets and other important docments on our wireless printer,

Daily Housekeeping

Fresh towels are available daily and additional linens or turn-down service upon request. 

Are you celebrating a special occasion? We can provide some fabulous extras to enhance it*. Chocolates, sparkling wine, en-suite breakfast, massage, celebration cake. Just Ask!
Complementary Refreshments
Enjoy our baked goods, fruit, cheese coffee, tea & bottled water are available self serve 24 hours a day.
Gardens and Beyond

Stroll our pastoral grounds, enjoy the beauty of the perennial and flower gardens. Relax on our porches or  do your daily yoga or meditation in our gazebo and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the gorgeous mountain views

Hike Snowshoe & More...

Just across the road, enjoy a short hike and self tour of a developing organic farm. There's honey bees, ponds and streams and a path down to the New Haven river. You can even fish - license required. In winter there are snowshoe or XC Ski trails too. Bring your own skis or use our snowshoes.

* NOTE: These services must be reserved in advance. Ask Us and we'll supply the details





Our location in the center of Addison County is the ideal base to see and experience all that central Vermont has to offer in within a short drive.  There's the Green Mountains to the east and Lake Champlain to the west and the DreamHouse is nestled in the verdant valley in between.
The area is loaded with lakes and small streams so fishing and boating is close by.  Depending on the season, you can ski, hike, bike or drive through some of the most beautiful countryside in New England.
Read on below to see some of our suggestions . . .
And if you prefer to do nothing, you've come to the right place! Just relax, sleep in a comfortable bed, enjoy a great breakfast and  chill!
Cross Country & Snow Shoeing
On Site

Enjoy our beautiful property and the surrounding woods and fields while gliding along on groomed cross country and snowshoe tracks.  Bring you own skis or we'll provide the snowshoes!

Ski -Snowboard -XC Ski
Stay with us, save $$ on lodging and ski nearby. The Middlebury Ski Bowl and Rikert XC Center are only 20 minutes away and If you prefer Mad River Glen or Sugarbush they are just 35 minutes. 

We have 3 superior rated  restaurants right nearby and several others just 10 to 15  minutes away. We'll let you in on our favorites and make reservations for you if you like. There are also several places right in Bristol that are ideal for lunch or a quick bite for dinner.

History and The Arts

History and art surround us! Travel a short distance in any direction and you'll find  interesting and fun things to do. There's art, history, collectables and conceerts at Shelburne Village Museum and nearby in Middlebury. Historic sites are everywhere! See some of our famous covered bridges or visit the Morgan Horse Museum. Visit Fort Ticonderoga or the Robert Frost interpretive  walk or some the many smaller sites all over the central Vermont.

Stay With Us and Save $$
Our winter season rates are low compared to most Inns and you'll enjoy all our warm hospitality, awesome breakfasts and great extras!
Just Chill!

If you prefer an even slower pace, kick-back with a nice glass of wine, hot cocoa or iced tea in our cozy guest living room!

Wineries Micro-Breweries & Cider
Did you Know that Vermont has more Microbreweries per person than any other state?

'You'll find several wineries close by including the Award Winning Lincoln Peak. Vermont is also know for its abundance of Micro Breweries, Cideries and Boutique Distilleries - there's one right in town and quite few more within a short drive.

Leaf Peeping & Apple Picking

For many visitors Fall is the quintessential Vermont season. The fall colors will blow you away!  But there's more! You'll  find Fall festivals in most towns, farmer's markets, apple picking and cider making... Don't forget the cider donuts!

Leisure Activities

Want to take is easy? A drive through the Green Mountains on Historic Vermont Route 100 or along Lake Champlain any time of the year is a relaxing pleasure.
Visit the Ben&Jerry's factory and sample a tasty treat.
And while your up that way, drive through Smugglers Notch or climb Mount Mansfield by car by driving up the toll road in Stowe
Be sure to see some of
Vermont's famous covered bridges the the abundance of waterfalls - ask us how to find them!

Hiking & Biking

Bristol is home to waterfalls, swimming holes and numerous hiking trails that range in difficulty from an easy stroll to a vigorous hike up Mt. Abraham. There's biking for all skill levels too.  You can peddle down a country lane or through town or test your skills on the Appalachian or Lincoln gap. We have bikes and helmets available for you to use.


We found "our place" in Vermont! So warm and welcoming! Breakfasts were amazing. The best B&B experience we've ever had! We definitely will be back! 

- yd , long island, ny-


As of November 13 th we can only accept guests who meet the following rules

  • live in Vermont who have not left the state in the last 14 days or if they have left the state have quarantined for 14 days after their return or quarantined for 7 days and have a negative Covid-19 test after quarantining.

  • We can also accept guests who travel to Vermont and either quarantine here for 14 days or quarantine here for 7 days then have a negative Covid-19 test after quarantining.

If you are not certain about travel options, please Contact Us to discuss before making reservation.

Follow this link to see an interactive map updated each Tuesday by the State of Vermont that gives the most recent travel guidelines

We follow all State of Vermont Ciovid-19 guidelines for disinfection of our rooms and common areas as well as social distancing.  Masks are required in common areas inside the inn. Please wash your hands frequently and maintain "social distancing" when necessary.
Breakfast will be served in a staggered schedule - guests occupying 1 room  or guests occupying multiple rooms who are traveling together can have breakfast together. Outside dining is available when the weather permits.

Guest rooms are  thoroughly cleaned, disinfected  per CDC and Vermont State gudlines and left unoccupied for 24 hours after guests checkout. 

Current Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines

Covid-19 Safety

We've strive to provide a policy that offers guests the most flexibility in booking and at the same time not inflict undue hardship on the Inn as we are a small business with limited resources. 
Current cancellation policy is for a full refund if you cancel you reservation 7 days or more before your arrival date.  If you need to cancel less than 7days before arrival we will provide a Gift Certificate in the amount of your room deposit which is valid for 1 year from the date of your cancelled reservation. We will evaluate all cancellation requests on an individual basis

For early departures - we reserve the right to charge you for the balance of your reservation.

For no-show no-call  - you forfeit the full cost of the reservation.

Please contact us if you have questions or need more information.

Covid Cancellation Policy



382 Hewitt Road Bristol Vermont 05443

Your Hosts - Sue and Steve Alario

It all started with with a backpacking trip in 1975 near Killington in Gifford Woods - we were hooked - so after raising a family and watching all of our kids move to Vermont, we decided to follow them to the Green Mountain State.

It took some time, but we finally found the perfect place to live and work. Dreamhouse is the special place we chose to provide friends we haven’t met yet with a truly enjoyable place to kick back and relax.  We are bakers, culinary enthusiasts and avid supporters of the arts and the environment. Finding this home was a dream come true for us.  Can we help you fulfill one of your dreams?