Tag: Bed and Breakfast

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

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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

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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

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3 LGBTQ Events in Vermont for Pride Month

It’s June, which means that Pride Month is officially underway. Whether you’re part of a city opening up to celebration for the first time like Rutland, a community bursting with pride and solidarity like Burlington, or in-between like us Middlebury townsfolk, Vermonters everywhere have the opportunity to show their support… Read More

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7 Ways to Enjoy Maple Sugaring Season in Vermont

Want to enjoy maple sugaring season in Vermont? Who doesn’t! With its warmer days and colder nights, March is the perfect time to start thinking about the liquid gold that is maple syrup. We put together this list of 7 ways to enjoy the sweet sap of the ubiquitous sugar… Read More

5 Reasons Why We Love Betty Nuovo 

Our favorite regulars Victor and Betty Nuovo come to dine at Jessica’s at Swift House Inn a lot. We see them here at a few breakfasts and dinners every week, if not more! As new owners, it feels so good for Matthew and me to be supported by such esteemed… Read More

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Blog Post: Branbury State Park

Two Adirondack chairs basking in the sunlight on the Swift House inn lawn. 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 and to really… Read More

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Jessica’s Wins the Wine Spectator’s Award

Jessica’s wins the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program! Many of you will have learned that as of July 1st, Jessica’s has been honored with the Best of Award of Excellence for our wine program by Wine Spectator Magazine. While our wine program has… Read More

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Blog Post: Country Inns Along the Trail

Vermont is known for its abundance of outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, swimming, and canoeing are just a few of the activities available. And there isn’t just one spot to do each of these activities. We are surrounded by a variety of local swimming spots, gorgeous… Read More

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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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