About Our Historic Vermont Inn
The Middlebury Inn is a delightful year round vacation destination where our guests can enjoy our historic hospitality, and walk, bike, or drive to their favorite attraction then return to the relaxing comfort of our Inn.
Residing in the heart of the Champlain Valley, The Middlebury Inn has been welcoming guests since 1827. Overlooking the village greens of this Vermont shire town, this historic inn boasts of beautiful and elegantly restored guest rooms and suites graced with formal Victorian accents. The Porter Mansion, an annex to the Inn and built in 1825 by Jonathon Wainwright, offers ten additional guest rooms accessed by a lovely circular staircase and serves well for business or family retreats. Also annex to the Inn are two motel-style buildings concluding our property and completes the 71 room availability.
Boasting with beautiful historic charm, the Middlebury Inn was recognized as one of the 5 Oldest Hotels in America by the Zagat Travel Blog. Follow this story as it continues discussing our own country's hostelries that reach back to the early 1800s.
Middlebury, Vermont Full-Service Hotel
"The Middlebury's public rooms have been updated with a more modern style, but with considerable respect for the past. The lobby lounge is open,
bright and airy, filled with such striking antique pieces as a grandfather clock, credenzas and elaborately carved mantelpieces over fireplaces."
- Rochelle Lash, Travel Columnist, Montreal Gazette
The Middlebury Inn has been in continuous operation as a hotel for over 180 years. The Inn began as the Vermont Hotel, a brick "public house" opened by Nathan Wood in 1827. The inn changed hands and became the Addison House in 1852, and then saw improvements in 1865 at the hands of owner Darwin Rider, who ran a free carriage to all trains and operated a large livery for his guests.
Allen Calhoun purchased the Addison House in 1897 and did extensive renovations, including a three-story addition, the installation of baths, electric lights, steam heat, and a new kitchen and dining room. In 1825, the Addison House was sold to the Middlebury Hotel Corporation, a stock company of local businessmen. After further remodeling, the Addison House reopened in 1927 as The Middlebury Inn amid gala festivities.
The last addition to the property came in 1968, when 20 modern Annex units were added under the management of the Treadway Company. The adjacent Porter Mansion, also part of The Middlebury Inn, is a stately brick home built in 1825 for local merchant Jonathan Wainwright, and named for the William Porter family that eventually occupied it. With its lovely curving staircase, fine leaded glass entrance, exquisite marble fireplaces, and intricate moldings, this charming destination offers 9 Victorian-style guest rooms.
With refurbished guest rooms, expanded meeting facilities, and our new Waterfalls Day Spa, the Middlebury Inn has entered a new golden era. As one of the loveliest historic inns of Vermont, the Middlebury Inn is respectful of the past while offering the comforts and conveniences of the modern world. Our Middlebury, Vermont inn is like a boutique hotel with its delicious dining, creative event space, attentive guest service and timeless charm.
Wake up and enjoy a stroll around Middlebury with all of its quaint shops. Return for afternoon tea and treats while relaxing in classic rockers on the Veranda. Top off a great day with an equally great meal in Morgan's Tavern, our comfortable and casual restaurant.
Other features of The Middlebury Inn include 24-hour Front Desk service and the convenience of personalized wake-up calls. For an invigorating workout during your stay, The Middlebury Inn offers all hotel guests complimentary passes to the Vermont Sun Fitness Center, with its state of the art fitness equipment and Olympic-size indoor pool.
Our Business Center is the perfect place for our leisure guests and corporate travelers alike to check e-mail, print boarding passes, plan a daytrip online or wrap up a few last-minute tasks. We have two computers with free Web access, as well as free high-speed wireless Internet access for guests who bring their own computers.
For meetings, social gatherings or Middlebury Vermont weddings, our full-service Inn features custom catering and several unique event rooms perfect for business conferences, banquets or board meetings in Vermont. Audiovisual equipment is also available.
Among the historic inns of Vermont, you'll find the hospitality of The Middlebury Inn lives up to the charm of its accommodations. Experience our Middlebury, Vermont boutique hotel for yourself and see why so many of our guests return again and again!