Dreamhouse Country Inn
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Leave everything behind except the comforts of home at Dreamhouse Country Inn. Relax in our elegant country setting, minutes from Bristol, Middlebury, Vergennes and Mad River Glen. All of our guest rooms are spacious and professionally decorated. Each has its own private bath, luxury bedding, TV/DVD player, wireless internet, secure locks, and year-round individual temperature control. Two have king beds and one has a queen. We use only natural cleaning products to keep your room spotless and fresh. Our rates include a full-course gourmet breakfast, made with wholesome, natural ingredients. We support our local farmers.
Dreamhouse Country Inn is on the Historic Register for the State of Vermont. Built in 1852, it is known as one of the finest examples of Gothic Cottage architecture in Vermont. Nestled in the middle of 6.5 acres of pastoral beauty, it is surrounded by perennial gardens, maple groves, an apple orchard, berry bushes and a rambling old stone wall.
We are a mere 5 minutes from downtown Bristol where there are some fine places to eat and drink along with gift shops, library and fitness facility. Bristol Falls and Long Trail hiking paths are nearby. Mad River Glen is 20 minutes and we are less than 15 minutes to Middlebury and Vergennes. Both have many fine dining establishments and other points of interest.
We have an ample lending library full of books, magazines, games and DVDs. On our grounds we have a picnic table, a gazebo, and lawn chairs. As you stroll around the estate, feel free to pick fruit from our apple trees, or berry bushes.
Our site is perfect for weddings, civil ceremonies and special events. We have ample room for a large tent, big enough for up to 75 guests. Our site fees include valet parking for up to 75 cars. We will work closely with local caterers and wedding planners to help make your event unforgettable. With our wraparound porch, we are also ideally suited for tea parties and smaller gatherings. Our two parlors provide comfortable meeting space for 10-12 people. Our picturesque gazebo is the perfect place for a romantic elopement or engagement dinner for two. Please contact us for a customized price quote.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sue Small for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay with us because they have read our great reviews. They also say they like the look of our website and our inn.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are known for our hospitality and our delicious food. We try to provide healthy breakfast choices sourced from local farmers whenever possible. We have our own extensive berry patches and apple orchard, so in season, our guests fresh-picked fruits in the morning. Our inn is unique for various reasons; luxury bedding, gourmet food and a quiet country setting all within 5-10 minutes from some of the best restaurants in our county. Plus our town of Bristol is very unique. It has a funky combination of artists, buddhists, farmers and mountain men all in one town. What I love most about our inn is the ambience. We love to sit with our guests after breakfast and just talk. Our guests are so stimulating to talk to and I always walk away from those conversations feeling like I've made some new friends.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Come for the food and stay for the recreation or just kick back and enjoy our genuine small-town-America vibe.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
People stay with us often when there is something momentous happening in their lives, like a wedding, a proposal or a spiritual quest. When they tell me that I was an integral part of making that event successful, I feel like I have gone beyond the role of innkeeper. I feel like I am part of their story forever.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our 4th of July Parade which is just wild and silly and fun and our magnificent swimming hole under the crystal clear waters of Bartlett Falls.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
I would send them to the Shelburne Museum, to the Farmers Markets in the area, for a hike up to Deerleap or a swim under Bartlett Falls. I would make sure they sampled our excellent restaurants and I would send them on scenic drives. We are quite close to Burlington if they want to do a little shopping, as well.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are just a 15 minutes walk into the village of Bristol, where there are great shops, an art gallery, a microbrewery, 2 great cafe/bakeries and an artisanal ice cream shop.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We love to dine at Tourterelle when we are in the mood for some upscale French food and Mary's Restaurant is great for locally-sourced dishes, too.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 3 rooms, all with private baths.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets. Go to www.vermontinns.com to find other properties in our area that do.