Welcome to Our
MODERN VERMONT B&B
in Shelburne, VT
QUITE POSSIBLY, YOUR NEW FAVORITE BED & BREAKFAST
Stay with Us
Top Choice of Shelburne Visitors
A modern Bed & Breakfast in historic Shelburne, Vermont, Heart of the Village Inn™ is that rare retreat that effortlessly balances Victorian ambiance with modern-day amenities and a signature easy-going common-sense innkeeping style, immediately putting our happy respectful modern like-minded guests at ease.
“This is NOT your old school stuffy B&B!” rave travelers who have met its gracious fun-loving young-at-heart Innkeepers Rose and Anatoly and enjoyed happy memorable experiences, including - quite possibly - the most delightful breakfasts you will ever find at a Bed & Breakfast!
#1 B&B in SHELBURNE
(Ranked by Travelers on TripAdvisor)
We offer some of the best Bed & Breakfast experience to happy modern travelers, and are proud to have a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor where we are ranked as the #1 B&B/Inn in Shelburne. An unbeatable location, one of the best breakfasts you will ever find in any B&B or Inn, comfortable rooms and beds, fun personable innkeepers - just a few things that set us apart and will make your experience positive and memorable.
BEST HOSPITALITY LOCATION
The closest B&B to Shelburne Museum & Ben & Jerry's Concerts On The Green - just a short 0.7 mile walk!
The closest B&B to the majestic Inn at Shelburne Farms, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Vineyard and other wineries, breweries, distilleries, sugarhouses, cheese-making farms, hiking trails, and everything Vermont has to offer within a day trip distance.
The closest B&B to Shelburne Farmers' Market (Saturdays, May-October) - just a short walk!
The only B&B with several eclectic restaurants, antiques & art galleries and shopping options around the block! A quintessential Vermont country store, a local wine & coffee spot, an acclaimed Chef's store and cooking school, a craft jeweler, beauty salons, the list goes on! Once you are here, you will not have to drive to get around - unless you want to!
Ideally positioned near scenic routes for all your Vermont and New York day trips, as well as hiking and biking adventures.
BEST B&B ACCOMMODATIONS
Modern-style accommodations with amenities ranging from secure key-less entry system to mini fridges to USB charging outlets, to more!
Updated private bathrooms with designer toiletries and plush terry bathrobes
Complimentary air-conditioning and heating (available on a seasonal basis)
Complimentary limited daily room refreshment
Hypoallergenic bedding in all of our pet-free non-smoking rooms
Some of the most comfortable beds most of our guests have ever enjoyed during their travels
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access
80+ cable TV channels
Complimentary unassigned self-parking in private parking lot
Complimentary Shelburne Vineyard wine tasting coupons
Complimentary Shelburne Museum admission discounts
EV Chargepoin+ chargepoint station for electric vehicles across the street in free public parking lot
BEST B&B BREAKFASTS
Complimentary gourmet breakfasts, custom made just for you with locally-sourced ingredients (only included with reservations made directly with us here on our Official Website; reservations made elsewhere offer a paid breakfast option.)
Some of the most creative breakfast options you will ever find in a Bed & Breakfast.
"THIS PLACE SERIOUSLY PUTS THE BREAKFAST IN BED AND BREAKFAST." Nuff said.
BEST LOCAL ADVICE
Our extensive recommendations in the "Explore Shelburne" section will make your exploration of Shelburne and the vicinity a breeze
Explore our custom maps and Event Calendar for "Eat Like a Local" restaurant picks, "In-the-Know" event listings, and "Must-See" sightseeing recommendations!
STAY IN STYLE IN SHELBURNE'S PREMIERE BOUTIQUE B&B!
Tucked within the 19th century Queen Anne Victorian and its rustic, romantic Carriage House are nine individually decorated guest rooms where delightful architectural details and antique furnishings happily coexist with tasteful modern touches.
Typical Room Amenities include:
Individually Controlled Seasonally Available AC and Heat
Mini-Refrigerators (King Rooms/Suites only)
Complimentary Hi-Speed WiFi Access
Cable TV channels
Memory Foam Mattress Combinations (King Rooms) or Pillow Top Mattresses (Queen Rooms)
Hypoallergenic Bedding & Pillows
Linens & Towels (Premium Quality in Carriage House Rooms and Harrington Suite; Standard Quality in most Main Inn rooms)
Non-Smoking Rooms Only
Complimentary Designer Toiletries
Limited Daily Room Refreshment
We are a "No-Shoes" Bed & Breakfast
Our historic Inn is not wheelchair-accessible and does not have elevators
We do not allow pets, emotional support animals, or companion animals
Standard minimum guest age is 18 (OK to contact us to discuss exceptions)
"THIS PLACE SERIOUSLY PUTS THE BREAKFAST IN BED AND BREAKFAST."
"BREAKFAST" is the biggest word in "BED & BREAKFAST"
Whether you are a foodie or prefer simpler options, you are definitely in the right place - breakfast at the Heart of the Village Inn will be a major highlight of your stay. Our delightful custom-crafted breakfasts are offered on a reservation basis between 8:00 am and 9:30 am in our bright and cozy Breakfast Rooms.
We are the only Inn / B&B in the Shelburne VT area offering complimentary individually prepared gourmet breakfasts, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
If you happen to have unique dietary restrictions and preferences, please inquire ahead of time, and we will do our best to take care of you! (Please be advised that we are unable to accommodate extreme diets or severe allergies.)
EXPLORE SHELBURNE, VERMONT
DISCOVER YOUR NEW FAVORITE DESTINATION
Our beautiful town has something for everyone, whether you’d rather spend your vacation hitting a museum, enjoying the great outdoors, or eating some seriously good food. From sightseeing to shopping, there are plenty of things to do in Shelburne VT.
Tucked along the shores of spectacular Lake Champlain, the historic town of Shelburne, Vermont, delights visitors with its lush landscapes (think stunning fall foliage) as well as its unique attractions:
Travel back in time to historic New England with a visit to SHELBURNE MUSEUM. With a steamship, a lighthouse, a blacksmith shop, a print shop, and much more all on the same property, it’s more like five museums in one. Your ticket gets you in for two days (we have a special rate coupon for you!), and there’s enough to see that most people spend a full day here.
Ever wanted to run with chickens or milk a goat in a classy fashion at a Vanderbilt estate? You can do all that and more at SHELBURNE FARMS, another classic stop in town. In-season (from mid-May to mid-October), the Farms offer cheesemaking tours, guided property tours, wedding and other special events venues, and ten miles of walking trails with views of Lake Champlain.
Kids of ALL ages (there's no upper age limit) can get their cuddles on at The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory just a little over a mile south of the B&B. American-made, Vermont-strong!
Walking/hiking/biking trails, Shelburne Town Beach, Shelburne Falls, and other sights await!
EAT & SIP
There are several fantastic restaurants, cafés, and eateries within a short walking distance (or a short drive) from our Inn in Shelburne, VT, offering craft gourmet fare with a local Vermont flair, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes (inquire directly):
Barkeaters: A popular local lunch and dinner spot (Tue-Sat), offering Adirondack-inspired Northeastern cuisine and an impressive selection of beverages. Wednesday Beer'n'Burger Nights are always a big hit!
(The) Bearded Frog: Known for its eclectic American fare, The Frog is serves creative dinners all seven days a week! Enjoy a Frog Juice (our fave!) or other creative delightful bevvies at the bar as early as 4:30 pm.
Cucina Antica Bistro: This casual family-friendly Mediterranean-inspired bistro offers Italian and Greek dishes (pastas, pizzas, mezes, opa!) made with locally sourced ingredients Tue-Sun.
Folino's Pizza (Vermont Artisan Village, a short 1-mile drive drive, if you insist) is sure to work up an appetite for mouthwatering Neapolitan-style wood fired "apizza". This lively counter-served spot is BYOB and provides glasses for your own beer (cheap mass-produced swill or hard liquor, though).
(Restaurant at The) Inn at Shelburne Farms: One of Vermont's premier farm-to-table restaurants is just a short 3-mile drive from our Inn. Menus are crafted around fresh, local, and addictively delicious ingredients sustainably grown/raised at Shelburne Farms and nearby farming partners. Generously sprinkle glorious lake views and your dinner experience is elevated to a whole another level.
Peg & Ter's: A new vibrant trendy bar & kitchen in town (think "gastropub built around creative adult bevvies and small plates", not a full-service restaurant). We love its hip yet relaxed, vibrant yet warm atmosphere.
Rustic Roots: This cozy and warm Chef-owned New American restaurant is a must! Highly unique (and rustic!) breakfasts, brunches, lunches (Wed-Sun) and dinners (Fri-Sat) are made from scratch using the finest ingredients. One of the best Bloody Marys we have ever had worldwide! House-made terrine and pâtés, various creative soups and main courses will be sure to impress a variety of tastes.
Village Wine & Coffee: A lovely local - you guessed it! - wine and coffee spot. Deliciously made and beautifully presented caffeinated (or not) beverages (mmm, espresso!) and pastries along with a fantastic selection of wines (keep an eye out for afternoon tastings!) are the name of the game here.
Explore our custom map of Shelburne for more recommendations!
There's plenty of local events happening in Shelburne all year round. Most popular events include:
Higher Ground's Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum (May-Sept)
Annual Vermont Cheesemakers' Festival at Shelburne Farms' Coach Barn (mid-August)
Shelburne Farmers Market just a half a block from our B&B (May-Oct)
Keep an eye on other event calendars:
Explore our custom "LOCAL GUIDE" Google Maps:
DIRECTIONS & WEATHER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, ANSWERED
Our FAQ page includes a number of frequently asked questions about our offerings at Heart of the Village Inn. If you still have pending doubts after going through the FAQ page, please get in touch with us directly via email and we will provide additional answers. We are always happy to hear from our prospective guests, so feel free to get in touch!