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Local Purveyors’ Blog Post Series: Elmer Farm

Here at the Swift House Inn we love to buy local so that we can use the freshest ingredients possible for both breakfast for our lodging guests as well as dinner at our on-site restaurant, Jessica’s. Elmer Farm in East Middlebury is so local that Chef Rob stops by on… Read More

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Blog Post: Notte

There are many advantages to staying at the Swift House Inn, but one of the best ones is that there are so many delicious places to eat in Middlebury, VT. Even if our on-site restaurant, Jessica’s, is closed, or you’re looking for something a little different, there are a… Read More

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Fall Blog Post: Happy Valley Orchard

There are so many great things about fall in Middlebury, Vermont. The weather is the perfect mix of cool in the evening and warm during the day, the leaves are changing colors, and best of all, the apple orchards are open and producing local apples, apple cider, and oh so… Read More

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Summer Blog Post: Silver Lake

Rain or shine (or snow!), Vermonters love the outdoors. Vermont has so much to offer when it comes to outdoor activities: hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, and so much more. The Swift House Inn is in a perfect central location in Middlebury to have access to all of these… Read More

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Blog Post: Branbury State Park

The rain has finally let up, giving our guests a chance to explore Vermont in beautiful sunny weather. There are so many outdoor activities available in the summer in Vermont: hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and so many more. One of the best ways to explore all of these activities… Read More

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Local Purveyors’ Blog Post Series: Otter Creek Bakery

When you search the internet for “why do restaurants serve complimentary bread before dinner?” you’ll receive a number of wide-ranging answers. Some restaurants simply want to make you feel welcome as they would welcome you into their home, some do it out of historical precedent, and others don’t want to… Read More

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Local Purveyors’ Blog Post Series: Misty Knoll Farms

Here at the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont, we strive for excellence when it comes to everything we do, especially the food we serve. We like to support the local economy and our fellow community members by buying our ingredients locally. Over the next couple of months we will… Read More

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Dakin Farm and Maple Syrup

We all know what the first thing people think of when they think of Vermont: maple syrup. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, producing about 6% of the world’s supply. In 2019, Vermont produced over 2.2 million gallons of maple syrup, way more than… Read More

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The Trail Around Middlebury

We are very fortunate here in Middlebury, Vermont. We are located in the center of Vermont, an ideal location to have access to some of the greatest sites Vermont has to offer: Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Silver Lake, Rikert Nordic Center, Middlebury Snow Bowl, and an amazing number of museums… Read More