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The Old Hotel

233 E River Road, Lincoln, Vermont 05443
Innkeeper(s): Matthew Wood
  • Introduction

    The Old Hotel, front view

    The Old Hotel, located in Lincoln, Vermont, has been converted into a bed and breakfast and is located in a lovely village nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Our best guess as to the age of The Old Hotel is about 160 years, built circa 1840. The building was called The Butterfield Hotel during the late 1800's and was home to the lumberjacks who worked in the area. This industry supplied logs to the many bobbin mills that lined our New Haven River. Since the locals referred to our home as "the old hotel," we decided on The Old Hotel as its new name. The building has had many names with The Long Run Inn being the most recent.

  • Amenities

    The Old Hotel, porch

    Rooms on the first floor of The Old Hotel include a living room, dining room, game room, sitting room, office, kitchen, public bathroom, and host's apartment. Our seven guest rooms and three bathrooms are located on the second floor. The guest rooms are accessible by stairs only.

    The Old Hotel has a lovely porch with a sunset view. The backyard and porch offer plenty of space for small receptions and croquet games.

    Some of our town folk claim The Old Hotel has a ghost. The story goes that it is a young lady who got involved with a lumberjack living at the hotel. Her story is based on the true story of Dora Cushman, the local doctor's daughter, and her untimely death. Whether we have an apparition or not is anybody's guess. We haven't seen her yet!

  • The Gathering Room

    The Old Hotel, guest roomThe Old Hotel, guest room

  • English Cottage Style Gardens

    The Old Hotel, gardensThe Old Hotel, gardens

  • The Innkeepers

    The Old Hotel, gardens

    Dave and Donna Wood bought the Long Run Inn during the late summer of 1998. It took them just over two years to complete renovations and bring the building back to state standards. Through the help of dear friends and family, the building reflects its heritage with a touch of whimsical hominess. Dave is the local pastor, Donna teaches at the Lincoln Community School, and their son Matthew runs the The Old Hotel Bed & Breakfast.

  • Area Attractions

    The Old Hotel, sitting room

    Attractions In-Town

    • Lincoln General Store- Traditional Vermont mercantile
    • Prescott Galleries- Original landscape and wildlife paintings by Reed A. Prescott III
    • Country Gifts- A shop with a variety of primitives including hooked rugs, bird houses, garden art & lots of fun jewelry
    • Lincoln Pottery- Owned and operated by Judith Bryant and Marcy Mayforth, independent potters, each with their own style. On display in the studio showroom is a selection of their wheel-thrown, hand decorated pottery including everything from mugs to electric lamps

    The Old Hotel, winter house

    Activities In-Town

    • Hiking
    • Long Trail
    • Battell Trail, Shelter
    • Lincoln Peak - Mt. Abraham
    • Emily Proctor Trail, Shelter
    • Cooley Glen Trail, Shelter
    • Davis Cliffs - offers beautiful sunsets, approx.25 min. hike from parking area on the long trail
    • Bristol Cliffs
    • Fishing New Haven River - seasonal, license required
    • Snow Shoeing
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Snowmobile Riding

    Attractions/Activities Nearby

    • Down Hill Skiing
    • Sugarbush, W
    • aitsfield / Mad River
    • Middlebury College Snowbowl, Hancock (Western side of Breadloaf Mountain)
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Blueberry Hill, Goshen
    • Breadloaf Campus Trails
    • Bristol - 10 minutes away with quaint 1900's storefronts, groceries, antiques, Deerleap Bookstore, Bakery, and restaurants.Vergennes - 20 minutes away
    • Smallest city in America, shops, restaurants, and Kennedy Brothers Antiques and Crafts
    • Middlebury - 25 minutes away
    • College town, fine restaurants, shops, Vermont Frog Hollow Art Center, and museums
    • Burlington - 45 minutes away