Johnnycake Flats

47 Carrie Howe Road, Roxbury, Vermont 05669
Innkeeper(s): Debra and Jim
  • Introduction

    Johnnycake Flats, a delightful, family owned 1800's farmhouse, offering three cozy bedrooms, lovely gardens and a perfect place to come home to after a day of hiking, biking, skiing, or touring the countryside.














    Fall brings beautiful foliage and wildlife into view.

    Winter is filled with snow activites including snowshoeing around the farm property, skiing at Mad River Glen or Sugarbush, or just sitting around the fire with a 'good read'.

    Spring begins with 'Mud Season" or Sugarin' time, when Vermonters make their maple syrup.  Even a new batch of chicks can be found!

    Summer is colorful and playful with flowers, veggies and swimming holes to dive into.

    Johnnycake Flats welcomes all who are in search of the good life and those that truly want to unwind!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Debra Rogler for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    There are a variety of reasons people stay with us including traveling to Vermont to see the fall foliage, parents/students visiting Norwich University (spring/fall), Windridge Tennis Camp (summer camp), to experience life in the country and on a farm, to paint, photograph, read, bicycle, hike, ski, snowshoe, quilt, relax, experience quiet, see the amazing Milky Way and night sky and otherwise have a unique, personalized experience.

    What are you best known for? 

    Hospitality, great homemade breakfasts (ie. sour dough waffles, Johnnycake Flats granola, beautiful gardens, very comfortable beds, convenient location

    What makes your inn unique?

    Flexibility, personalized experience, local knowledge of the area, impromptu bonfires & moonlight snowshoeing, use of local produce for breakfast/snacks, farm activities (canning, preserving, chickens, harvesting, etc.), our Border collies

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The historical buildings, the peace and quiet, the natural beauty, closeness to state forest, ability to do pretty much want we want with our land and the space to do it.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Natural beauty, hospitality, exact center of state makes for convenient day trips

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Closest thing to cozy, so homey so fun!"

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Miles of great roads ( very little traffic) for bicycling, home of Windridge Tennis camp, oldest fish hatchery in Vermont, abandoned Verdant antique (serpentine) quarry

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Take time to unwind on our back porch in order to absorb the natural beauty, go for a bicycle ride, take a walk through the Roxbury State Forest, visit Montpelier (state capital) , go for a snowshoe, ask the hosts to set up a bonfire complete with marsh mellows, visit local attractions all within an hour or so (Ben & Jerry's, Shelburne Museum, Rock of Ages, local state parks, etc.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Roxbury Fish hatchery, snowshoeing, ponds, country roads

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Knotty Shamrock (Northfield), Sarducci's (Montpelier)

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, during warmer months, under simple conditions, pets are allowed to stay overnight in our barn, crate suggested. Can board locally at Happy Tails Kennel- 802-485-5296 (Shelley Roux)


  • Amenities

    Amenities include:

    • WiFi
    • Printer
    • Satellite TV/DVD
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron
    • Coolers/Daypacks
    • Showshoes
    • BBQ Grill
    • Bonfire pit


    All breakfasts are specially prepared and include local, organically grown foods as are seasonally available. In fact we grow much of it ourselves right here on the farm. Please mention any dietary preferences when making your reservation.

    • Sample Menu
    • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Juice
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Sour Dough Waffles with Vermont Maple Syrup
    • Debra's Homemade Granola