Tag: Middlebury Bed and Breakfast

7 Flowers You Might See at Swift House Inn’s Garden This June

Spring is officially in full swing! Flowers are blooming, the weather is becoming more (or less!) tolerable, and evenings are lasting just a bit longer. It’s the perfect time to tackle that spring-cleaning list. Since the start of spring, our Garden Fairies Lisa and Cassidy Sommer, who are a mother-daughter… Read More

A smiling man folds his arms and looks out into the distance. He is standing on a green lawn. Red and yellow trees are in the distance.

Why Is Jessica’s Executive Chef Rob Fenn So Dang Shy?

Good news! Jessica’s at Swift House Inn has opened its doors after its annual cleanup. The restaurant crew were delighted to get a week off with fine, warm weather for chilling on the deck, catching up on yard work, and generally recharging to approach the busy holiday season.  Speaking of… Read More

two adirondack chairs basking in the sunlight on the Swift House inn lawn

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

Best of Award Logo for Wine Spectator

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

Dirt trails surrounded by plush green trees and grass with blue sky and fluffy white clouds in background.

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

Man with blue t-shirt and woman with green t-shirt and white apron standing in front of red brick Otter Creek Bakery.

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

Grey stone marker with engraved lettering (Commander George Washington and other generals) marking Mount Independence Historic site.

Mt. Independence Historic Site A Great Summer Stop

Mount Independence is a National Historic Landmark in Orwell, VT, about 30 minutes away from our inn. It is a nice scenic drive there as well so worth the trip! This interesting historic site, according to their website, is “one of the largest and most well preserved Revolutionary War archeological… Read More

Bartlett Falls: A Top Swimming Hole in Bristol, VT

Alongside Lincoln Road about a mile outside Bristol, VT, you will stumble across one of the top 10 swimming holes in New England: Bartlett Falls. What you will quickly realize though is that this is not just another swimming hole. Bartlett Falls is a large waterfall in the gorge of… Read More

Paddle Otter Creek in Middlebury, VT

Otter creek is the longest river in the state of Vermont and was once a very important “highway.” There are several rivers that empty into the creek and it passes through many quaint and beautiful towns along the way including Middlebury. It eventually empties into Lake Champlain at Ferrisburgh. Read More