Tel: 802.453.2805

CONTACT US

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?   

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Everything a Bed and Breakfast Should Be!

 
 

OUR ROOMS

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 SERVICES

Breakfast

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!

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. 

Motorcycle Friendly

We Love Motorcycles!

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

Dinner*

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

Extras
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.

Bicycles

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

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

 

GALLERY

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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.
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!
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.

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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.

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.

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!

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!

Ski -Snowboard -XC Ski
Stay with us, save $$ on lodging and ski nearby. The Middlebury Ski Bowl and Rikert XC Center are 20 minutes away.
If you prefer Mad River Glen or Sugarbush they are just 35 minutes. Our ski season rates are low compared to most Inns and you'll enjoy all our warm hospitality, awesome breakfasts and great extras!
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!

Restaurants

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.

Wineries Micro-Breweries & Hard Cider

'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.

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!

GUEST REVIEWS

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-

 
Come & Enjoy Our Home!

Built in 1832, our inn is on the Vermont Historic Register.