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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

woman and man happy in the snowy woods

A Walk in the Woods While Reading Poems

It was the perfect day for a meditative stroll in the woods: Reading poems and enjoying the winter landscape. My sister, Mirena, and her friend, Shawn, were visiting us for the holidays. We weren’t ready for a full day of skiing and snowmobiling. We had something quieter and… Read More

woman working in garden

7 Vegetable Seeds We Want to Plant This Spring

It’s now January, and it’s way too cold to garden. The highs are in the single digits. And so we stay cozy inside, brew a cup of tea, warm up a muffin, and get out the gardening books for inspiration. We like American Grown: The Story of the White… Read More