Welcome to Heart of the Village Inn


A Historic Inn

Our elegant and lively Vermont Bed & Breakfast Inn welcomes you in the heart of the historic village of Shelburne. Built in 1886 by a prosperous merchant, Cyrus Van Vliet, this handsome Queen Anne Victorian has retained its prominence as one of the centerpieces of the Village, and is a historic building.

Guest Rooms

Five rooms in the Main House and four Carriage House rooms are each elegantly decorated with a mix of period furnishings and armoires, comfortable beds, plush linens, and sunny views of Shelburne Village. Each room is equipped with a private bath, hair dryer, air conditioner, wireless internet access, flat-screen television with basic cable, and complimentary heart-shaped Lake Champlain chocolates are offered daily. Uniquely furnished and designed, each room is named after an important historic Shelburne figure and has its own special character. See Rooms section for further details.


During your stay we will offer you all the comforts of home, and do our best to help you with special requests. We will also be pleased to help you with restaurant reservations, and more than happy to provide you with personal recommendations for local attractions and special events. Included in your stay is a deluxe breakfast of your choice featuring fresh local ingredients. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs, and we will do our best to take care of them. Our King bed guest rooms feature small refrigerators. We provide early morning coffee and tea service, and an afternoon baked treats upon arrival. The Heart of the Village Inn also provides quality bath amenities throughout your stay.

 Gathering Space

The Inn's Living Room and library provide a comfortable antique 19th century sofa, a coffee table made from parts of a WWII Liberty ship, and cozy armchairs to relax in and enjoy a book, a beverage, and a conversation.



5347 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT 05482

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