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Heart of the Village Inn

(802) 985-9060

5347 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

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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.

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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!

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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!

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There's plenty of local events happening in Shelburne all year round. Most popular events include:

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