Author Archives: Swift House Inn

A Cozy Thanksgiving at Swift House Inn

As November unfolds, the first frost of the year has graced the grounds in Middlebury, Vermont. The brisk air carries the gentle rustle of fallen leaves, marking the final remnants of autumn foliage, making way for the anticipation and excitement of the holiday season.  You can’t beat New England during… Read More

Drinks at Jessica's Photo Courtesy: Caleb Kenna Photography

8 Romantic Ways to Experience Middlebury, Vermont

Nestled in the heart of Vermont, Middlebury offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic New England getaway. Whether you are searching for outdoor adventure, culinary delights, or cozy activities, Middlebury offers a classic Vermont experience for guests looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Discover eight enchanting… Read More

View from the top of Snake Mountain

Top 9 Hiking Trails Near Middlebury, Vermont

Nestled within the picturesque town of Middlebury, Vermont, an array of local hiking trails awaits enthusiasts and beginners alike. Just a stone’s throw away from the historic Swift House Inn, these trails blend New England’s natural beauty and Middlebury’s rich heritage. Whether it’s the rustling leaves underfoot, the gentle songs… Read More

A flight of 4 cider samples for tasting.

A Guide to Vermont’s Cideries and Breweries

If you like delicious cider and good beer, then you’ve come to the right place. Vermont is home to over 70 breweries where you’ll find different styles, tastes, and taprooms waiting to be discovered. Explore some of our favorite Vermont local cider houses,  breweries, distilleries, and vineyards. LOCAL TO MIDDLEBURY… Read More

5 Birds You Can See at Swift House Inn

Downy Woodpecker (Male) on Left & Black-Capped Chickadee on Right Nestled in the heart of Middlebury, Vermont, Swift House Inn offers a unique opportunity to witness some of the state’s most fascinating bird species right from the comfort of your own room. From the majestic White-Breasted Nuthatch to the energetic… Read More

How to Make a Wine Room That Stands Out

Jessica's at Swift House Inn is known for our award-winning wine program. Thanks to David Herren, our resident Sommelier, the restaurant is only one of two in Vermont to currently hold a prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award. But the vast 1,800-bottle wine cellar is located far away from the dining room in the basement and with only a remote set of stairs for access on the far opposite end of the house. Read More

white tent on green lawn with stone wall

The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn / Summer of Scorsese, a new social event in partnership with Swift House Inn and the Town Hall Theater of Middlebury, beginning July 8 and ending August 5. Swift House Inn will host screenings… Read More

Put Your Mutt to Work!

Every year employees across the country bring their dogs to work the Friday after Father’s Day. National Take Your Dog to Work Day originated in the United Kingdom in 1996. Then in 1999, Pet Sitters International founded its recognition in the United States as a way to celebrate the… Read More

Bottle of sparkling rose

The Second Saturday in June: National Rosé Day!

As summer begins in earnest, it’s only proper to celebrate the unofficial wine of summer: Rosé. In the decades following the Second World War, Rosés were the butt of jokes and disdain. Fast forward to today, and Rosé wines show all the full range of expert winemaking and world-class talent. Read More