Corona Virus Update - March 28, 2020
Dear DreamHouse friends and guests - We hope you are remaining safe and healthy during these difficult times, as the corona virus continues to have a large impact on all of us and our communities. We want to let you know that we are closed to guests at this time and will remain closed until and we feel we can safely welcome guests. We expect that the earliest date we can resume operations would be late in April. We'll update you as all of this develops further. As of now, we are accepting reservations for May 1st and beyond and have altered our cancellation policies to provide refunds or date changes at no cost to guests. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance. We appreciate your support during these difficult times, and always! Please take care of yourselves and your neighbors. We are all in this together. Hope to see you later this year.- 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 use only natural cleaning products to keep your room spotless and fresh.
* 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
THINGS TO DO
Join Us for Maple Open House Weekend March 21st and 22nd!
As winter winds down things really start to heat up for maple syrup producers all over Vermont. The sap is flowing and the steam is streaming out of sugar houses all over the state!
If you've ever wondered how this sweet nectar of the gods is made, Maple Open House Weekend is when you should visit!
March 21 & 22 sugar houses all over the state open their doors so you can see how it's done!
There are several sugarhouses nearby and this year we will be tapping our own trees so you can see the entire process from tree to the finished sweet syrup!
More About 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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-