A Historic Inn
In the heart of the historic village of Shelburne, our casually elegant Vermont bed and breakfast welcomes you. 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 listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We have free off-street parking, and a large bicycle rack for guest use.
Five Inn rooms and four Carriage Barn 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, phone service, wireless internet access, flat-screen television with basic cable, and Lake Champlain chocolates. Uniquely furnished and designed, each room is named after an important historic Shelburne figure and has its own special character. See Rooms & Rates section for further details.
During your stay we will offer you all the comforts of home, and so much more. If you wish to have a bouquet of flowers waiting for you in your room, or some chilled wine perhaps, please contact us beforehand and we can make it happen. During your stay we will be pleased to help you with restaurant reservations, and more than happy to provide you with suggestions for local attractions and special events.
Included in your stay is a deluxe breakfast each morning featuring fresh local ingredients. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs, and we will cater to them. Our Butler’s Pantry features a small refrigerator for guest use. 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.
The Inn’s living room and library provide a comfortable couch and chairs to relax in and enjoy morning coffee, afternoon tea or a bottle of wine from our list. There is always a selection of Vermont books and magazines, information about local attractions and dining spots, as well as a friendly Innkeeper available to help with dinner reservations, directions and local information.
In the warmer months, the wrap around porch invites you to read the morning paper in an old fashioned rocking chair while sipping coffee and enjoying the Inn’s perennial garden. And in the afternoon, the porch and lawn chairs are perfect spots for relaxing with a book, visiting with friends, or basking in the sun.
The Heart of the Village Inn sells a number of fine wines by the bottle. Purchase a bottle when you arrive or contact us and we'll have it waiting for you in your room. We find that the Syrah/Grenach pairs perfectly with the complimentary Lake Champlain chocolates that you'll find in your room! Here is a partial selection.
Primaterra Pinot Grigio, Veneto. $15
Crisp and lively wine full of refreshing fruit notes, especially apple.
Joseph Mellot "Destinea" Sauvignon Blanc, Loire. $15
Like a 'little-Sancerre' this has bright aromas of gooseberry & grapefruit with high-toned citrus and mineral notes.
Lees-Fitch Chardonnay, California. $18
Lemon-drop flavors with an edge of earthiness. French oak fermentation.
Laurent-Miquel Syrah/Grenache, Languedoc. $15
Offers lovely aromas of red fruits with hints of mocha, herbs and spices. Terrific value.
Annabella Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa. $20
Full bodied with a thick palette that echos fresh blackfruit flavors.
Sean Minor Pinot Noir, California. $28
Dry and richly complex with a silk and satin texture. Flavors of cherry, cola, Indian spices, and sandalwood.
Tiamo Prosecco, Veneto. $21
fruity and light-bodied with terrific floral notes, persistent frizzante and a clean, delicate finish.
Gaston Chiquet Champagne, France. $45—375ml, $80—750ml
Intensely floral nose offers a vibrant array of fresh orchard and pit fruit aromas and a slow-building spicy character.