Author Archives: Anna Wright

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6 Ways We Have Improved The Inn This Spring

Since acquiring Swift House Inn in 2020, Matthew and Serena have constantly been finding ways to renovate and refresh the property. In 2021, they revamped the first floor of the Main House, which involved a big modernization of Jessica’s and a new look for the parlor. Serena… Read More

Meet Catharine Noel, Our New Pastry Chef

Catharine and her dog, Daphne. Photo by Serena Kim. In March, Swift House Inn hired a pastry chef named Catharine Noel. With her years of culinary experience and a warm, friendly personality, she has immediately become a valued part of our team. Catharine grew up… Read More

5 Essential Steps in the Maple Syrup-Making Process

If you are a Middlebury local, you probably know about Werner Tree Farm. It is a hugely popular spot to buy beautiful Christmas trees from a small family-owned business. It’s where we buy the tree for the Swift House parlor in December, as well as many wreaths to… Read More

A Shopper’s Guide to the Stone Mill Public Market

Are you looking to do some shopping during your stay in Middlebury? The Stone Mill Public Market is the perfect starting place. Located right in downtown Middlebury, the market was created in 2019 by Stacey Rainey and Mary Cullinane and has blossomed since its inception. The beautiful stone building,… Read More

How to Prepare Swift House Inn for Fall

Now that the autumn equinox has officially come and gone, it’s time to embrace the approaching cool weather and changing leaves and get Swift House Inn ready for fall! Here are some of the ways that we prepare for the new season to make it fun and cozy for all… Read More

7 Romantic Ways to Experience Fall Around Middlebury

Nothing beats a New England fall, and Vermont just may be the best state to experience the season’s full magnificence. Middlebury is a perfect spot to visit for a romantic autumn getaway and to enjoy the colorful foliage. Here are seven ways to make the most of autumn offerings in… Read More