Corona Virus Update - Dear DreamHouse Friends and Guests - We are open and accepting reservations for all our rooms. We are also waiving all quarantine requirements for all guests traveling from destinations inside the U.S. as long as you have had a completed Covid-19 vaccination and can provide proof. If you are traveling to Vermont from outside the country please contact us, before making a reservation. 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. If you have questions about our policies or need help placing a reservation, please contact us.
Please get vaccinated, if you haven't already because it's the only way out of this! Be Well, Hope to see you soon! -Sue & Steve
Everything a Bed and Breakfast Should Be!
Relax on one of our 3 porches,gazebo, hammock or our guest living room and enjoy the chill!
Where fabulous food, luxurious comfort, gracious hospitality and a great location combine to make your visit the best it can be!
Built in 1832, our inn is on the Vermont Historic Register.
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.
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*.
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,
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!
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. Dinner In is currently not Available.
THINGS TO DO
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!
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.
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 concerts at The Shelburne 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.
Cross Country & Snow Shoeing
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!
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.
Just enjoy the slower pace of Vermont, kick-back with a nice glass of wine or iced tea on one of our porches or in our cozy guest living room and enjoy the sunset.
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 in Waterbury and while your up that way, drive through Smugglers Notch or climb Mount Mansfield by car by driving up the old 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!
Although there are still Covid19 restrictions on restaurants in Vermont, as more visitors and residents are getting vaccinations, more options are opening up. Many of our favorite restaurants are open at 50% capacity for indoor dining and as the weather warms up there will be outdoor dining options as well. We'll keep you up to date as things develop.
There are several golf courses within 20 minutes or less. Rocky Ridge and Cedar Knoll Country Club are east of Bristol near Hinesburgh and The Ralph Myre course is located in Middlebury. There other courses in Shelburne, Waitsfield, Warren & Brandon which are 30 to 40 minutes away.
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!
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 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 March 9th 2021 we are accepting guests who meet following requirements:
Live in the United States and can provide proof that they have completed their Covid19 vaccinations and recommended boosters.
An exception to this requirement may be possible if you are not eligible for a vaccine due to age or medical restrictions - please contact to discuss.
We reserve the right to refuse a reservation regardless of your Covid Status.
If you are not certain about travel options, please Contact Us to discuss before making reservation.
We follow all State of Vermont Ciovid-19 guidelines for disinfection of our rooms and common areas as well as social distancing. Masks may required in common areas inside the inn. Please wash your hands frequently and maintain "social distancing" when necessary.
Guest rooms are thoroughly cleaned, disinfected per CDC and Vermont State guidlines and left unoccupied for 24 hours after guests checkout.
Current Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines
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.