The Heart of the Village Inn has five rooms in the main house and four rooms in the carriage barn. All rooms have private baths, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions with basic cable service, and free wireless internet access. Our rooms also have a comfortable chair for reading or relaxing, two plush robes, hair dryer, alarm clock-iHome, as well as a telephone with free local calls. Irons and ironing boards are available on request.
Each room is named for a Shelburne resident who played a key role in the history of this Vermont village. More about these interesting individuals and the history of the Inn can be found on our History page.
Room rates are listed for each room. The first rate is the regular room rate, while the rate in parentheses is the fall foliage rate (Foliage Rates are in effect from Saturday, September 13th through Sunday, October 19th, 2014). The room rate includes fresh-baked treats upon your arrival, and a deluxe Vermont Breakfast featuring home baked goods, fresh fruit, as well as a featured item.
Deep red walls and lace curtains, invite you into this spacious second-floor room with a king bed and memory foam topper (that can be removed and arranged as 2 twins), 2 comfortable captians chairs, and flat-screen TV. The Van Vliet offers three different views of historic Shelburne village. This room also features a private bath with a shower over a full-sized tub and a flat screen TV. $190 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)
In 1886 Cyrus Van Vliet decided to build himself a grand private residence in the Queen Anne Victorian style--it is these buildings that now comprise the Heart of the Village Inn. Mr. Van Vliet was a prosperous merchant in Shelburne and ran a store with Henry W. Tracy -- called Tracy and Van Vliet -- in the brick building on the southwest corner of Shelburne Road and Harbor Road.
The Marsett room is on the front corner of the house, overlooking the village and garden. It has a lovely queen sized bed, antique rocking chair, flat-screen TV, and corner armoire. The private bath is just steps outside of the room. This room can be combined with the Harrington room to create a suite. $150 per night (Foliage rate: $170 per night)
The Marsett farmhouse, located on the corner of Shelburne Road and Bostwick Road, was the center of a 142 acre dairy farm. Grandpa Marsett, who ran this farm, was active in many Shelburne community activities – including the School Board, Grange, Select Board, and the Methodist Church. He is buried in the Shelburne cemetery. None of his three children chose farming and so the property was gradually sold. One of Mr. Marsett’s grandchildren still lives in Shelburne today.
This large and stately second floor room offers views of the Inn's gardens through it's bay window. Cream colored walls, dark blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs, and flat- screen TV give this spacious room its royal feel. The large private bath features a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European style rain showerhead. The king bed has a memory foam topper that can be removed and converted into two twins. Harrington can also be combined with the Marsett room to create a suite.
$190 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)
The Harrington Room was named after Captain Benjamin Harrington who built a Shelburne public house now known as The Shelburne Inn. Over the years, the building has served as a public house, tavern, post office and town meeting place. It currently houses an upscale American steakhouse called The Bearded Frog and a bookstore called the Flying Pig. Captain Harrington also opened the road between Burlington and Middlebury – now the infamous Vermont Rt. 7. The fifth generation of the Harrington family still lives in Shelburne today.
This bright and cheery second floor room at the back of the Inn is decorated with white and green linens, floral wallpaper, white wicker furniture, and a flat-screen Television. Mary Deyette has a queen sized bed and views of the garden from the bath as well as the bedroom. The spacious bathroom has a pedestal sink and claw foot bathtub, including shower.
$175 per night (Foliage rate: $200 per night)
The Mary Deyette Room was named after Mary Mills Deyette who grew up in Burlington, graduated from the University of Vermont, and during her long teaching career served as both principal and superintendent of Shelburne schools. She was also the first woman in Shelburne to own a bicycle, drive an automobile, and own a radio!
The Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper, rich wood work and antique furniture. This second floor room features a queen size bed, a flat-screen TV, and an upholstered reading chair. It's private bath offers a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European rain showerhead. Two large windows provide warm southern light.
$175 per night (Foliage rate: $200 per night)
The Tracy Room was named after the Tracy family who played a significant role in Shelburne history. Mr. Tracy came to Shelburne in 1780. In the 1880s Hezekiah Lee Tracy built the Tracy House, a Shelburne historic building located on the southwest corner of Shelburne Road and Harbor Road, using brick from the original Shelburne Methodist Church. Three generations of the Tracy family have lived there. Henry Tracy was a founding citizen of the Shelburne Craft School.
This spacious, elegant room located in the Carriage Barn showcases the original wood walls of the barn. The original three barn window casings offer evidence that this really was a barn as you can see where the horses nibbled on them! This room has a flat-screen television and an upholstered reading chair. The private bath offers a full-sized tub & shower. This room provides an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. The King bed with memory foam topper can be converted into two twins, and this ground level room is conveniently only a few steps from the parking area.
$210 per night (Foliage rate: $230 per night)
The Bostwick Room was named after Dunbar Bostwick, owner of the extensive Bostwick properties in Shelburne. He donated the property that is now the Shelburne Town Beach, on the stipulation that the property be used solely for bathing and picnicking.
The subtle lavender, white and dark wood décor of this second floor Carriage Barn room create a hideaway that is relaxing and intimate. The room features a queen-sized bed, a flat-screen television,a skylight window for stargazing, and an upholstered chair for reading. The original exposed beams add to it's appeal.
$195 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)
The Fletcher Room is named after two well-known Vermont women - Mary Fletcher and her mother Mary Martha Fletcher. In 1876 Mary Fletcher, a young woman who never enjoyed good health, announced her intention to build a hospital in Burlington. It was to be the first hospital in Vermont, and it opened in 1879. She named the hospital after her mother, Mary Martha Fletcher. It was renamed Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1967.
This ground level room is decorated beautifully with original barn wood and earth tones of soft green and mauve. This spacious accommodation has a king bed with memory foam topper and can be converted into two twins, and includes an upholstered reading chair and a flat-screen television. This room features a large bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower. This room can also be combined with the adjoining Shelburne Room to create a wonderful family suite. Handicap accessible.
$210 per night (Foliage rate: $230 per night)
The Barstow Room was named after John L. Barstow who was the 39th governor of Vermont, elected in 1880. He was born in Shelburne and was buried in the Village Cemetery. His portrait hangs in the Town Offices.
The Shelburne Room, decorated in the same color scheme as the Barstow room, can be combined with Barstow to create a family suite. Shelburne is spacious, has a twin size daybed, a dining table for four, a reading chair, and can also accommodate two cots.
Barstow Room with Shelburne $260 per night (Foliage rate: $280 per night)
The Webb Suite, located on the second floor of the Carriage Barn, is a stylish, intimate two room suite. The queen bed is positioned under two skylights for stargazing and the ¾ bath has a pedestal sink and shower. The luxurious second room of the Suite offers wicker chairs and a two person whirlpool bath for relaxing by candlelight. It is a perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary, or just getting away!
$230 per night (Foliage rate: $250 per night)
The Webb Suite was named after Lila Vanderbilt Webb and Dr. William Seward Webb who purchased a number of small Shelburne farms on the shores of Lake Champlain in the late 1800s. They developed a model agricultural enterprise which is now the educational foundation known as Shelburne Farms.
Our rates are based upon single or double occupancy, and when more than two individuals occupy a room, a $25.00 per person, per night surcharge will apply. All reservations require an advance deposit of 1 night's stay for each room reserved. Deposits may be made via credit card or check, however, a reservation is not considered confirmed until we have received the deposit. All rooms are subject to the Vermont State Tax of 9%.