The Gate House

Our Inn’s Victorian treasure is the Gate House. Built in 1890, the Queen Anne-style building is adorned with elaborate woodwork, stained-glass windows, and a porte-cochere. The Gate House is the location of check in for Inn guests and is situated  about half a block from the Main House, on the corner of Stewart Lane and Route 7.  It houses five cozy rooms, ideal for a quick getaway or for a family looking to gather together. Like all of our accommodations, each room is unique, with its own distinct personality.

The large sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace is perfect for chatting with family and friends or playing a board game. In the warmer months, relax in one of the rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch and enjoy a cold glass of lemonade and one of our house made cookies.  Guests in rooms 32-35 on the second floor (Turret, Lucy Ford Slade, Alexander Twilight and John Deere) have access to a conveniently located Nespresso coffee station just outside their rooms while room 31 (Cartmell) has its own in-room Nespresso machine.

The complimentary full breakfast is served just a short walk up the hill at Jessica’s restaurant in the Main House. Every day we offer a choice of fruits, yogurt, and daily baked goods, including our legendary house-made Swift House Inn granola, as well as hot entrees like French toast, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, oatmeal, and eggs cooked to order.

Due to the Gate House’s proximity to Route 7, the rooms in this building may not be the best choice for our guests who are light sleepers.  Room feature white noise machines to mitigate sound.  We always want our guests to be comfortable and we can help you choose the room that best suits your needs.  Our front desk staff is waiting to help on 802-388-9925.

Gate House

The Gate House Guestrooms