Heart of the Village Inn Bed & Breakfast

5347 Shelburne Road , Shelburne, Vermont 05482
Innkeeper(s): Shona Lothrop & Zoe Bishop/Owner
  • Welcome to Heart of the Village Inn Bed & Breakfast

    Welcome to Heart of the Village Inn Bed & Breakfast

  • Van Vliet Room in the main house

    Van Vliet Room in the main house

  • Harrington Room in the main house

    Harrington Room in the main house

  • Marsett Room in the main house

    Marsett Room in the main house



$150.00 / $170.00 night

The Marsett room is on the front corner of the house, overlooking the village and garden.  It has a lovely queen sized bed, antique rocking chair, and flatscreen TV. The private bath is just steps outside of the room.  This room can be combined with the Harrington room to create a suite.

$150 per night (Foliage rate: $170 per night)

The Marsett farmhouse, located on the corner of Shelburne Road and Bostwick Road, was the center of a 142 acre dairy farm. Grandpa Marsett, who ran this farm, was active in many Shelburne community activities – including the School Board, Grange, Select Board, and the Methodist Church. He is buried in the Shelburne cemetery. None of his three children chose farming and so the farm was gradually sold. One of Mr. Marsett’s grandchildren lives in Shelburne today.



$190.00 / $215.00 night

This large and stately second floor room offers views of the Inn's gardens.  Cream colored walls, dark blue curtains, and two large comfortable reading chairs give this spacious room its royal feel, complete with flatscreen.  The large private bath features a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European rain showerhead.  The king bed can be converted into two twins.  Harrington can also be combined with the Marsett room to create a suite.

$190 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)

Harrington RoomThe Harrington Room was named after Captain Benjamin Harrington who built a Shelburne public house now known as The Shelburne Inn. Over the years, the building has served as a public house, tavern, post office and town meeting place. It currently houses a French-style steakhouse, The Bearded Frog.  Captain Harrington also opened the road between Burlington and Middlebury – now the infamous Vermont Rt. 7. The fifth generation of the Harrington family still live in Shelburne and run Harrington House Antiques.


Mary Deyette

$175.00 / $200.00 night

Mary Deyette Room at the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VermontThis bright and cheery second floor room at the back of the Inn is decorated with yellow linens, floral wallpaper, white wicker furniture and flatscreen TV.  Mary Deyette has a queen sized bed and views of the garden from the bath as well as the bedroom. The spacious bathroom has a pedestal sink and claw foot bathtub, including shower.

$175 per night (Foliage rate: $200 per night)

The Mary Deyette Room was named after Mary Mills Deyette who grew up in Burlington, graduated from the University of Vermont, and during her long teaching career served as both principal and superintendent of Shelburne schools. She was also the first woman in Shelburne to own a bicycle, drive an automobile, and own a radio!



$175.00 / $200.00 night

Tracy Room at the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VermontThe Tracy Room offers an atmosphere of intimacy and elegance, with its dark plaid wallpaper, rich wood work and furniture. This second floor room features a queen size bed, a flatscreen TV, and 1 upholstered reading chair.  It's private bath offers a pedestal sink, claw foot bathtub, and a European rain showerhead. Two large windows provide warm southern light.

$175 per night (Foliage rate: $200 per night)

The Tracy Room was named after the Tracy family who played a significant role in Shelburne history. Cyrus Tracy came to Shelburne in 1780. In the 1880s Hezekiah Lee Tracy built the Tracy House, a Shelburne historic building located on the southwest corner of Shelburne Road and Harbor Road, using brick from the original Shelburne Methodist Church. Three generations of the Tracy family have lived there. Henry Tracy was a founding citizen of the Shelburne Craft School.



$210.00 / $230.00 night

Bostwick Room at the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VermontThis spacious, elegant room located in the Carriage Barn showcases the original wood of the barn. The original three barn window casings offer evidence that this really was a barn! The room has a flat-screen television and 1 upholstered reading chair.  The private bath offers a full-sized tub & shower.  This room provides an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.  The bed can either be a king or two twins, and this ground level room is conveniently only a few steps from the parking area.

$210 per night (Foliage rate: $230 per night)

Bostwick Room at the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VTThe Bostwick Room was named after Dunbar Bostwick, owner of the extensive Bostwick properties in Shelburne. He donated the property that is now the Shelburne Town Beach, on the stipulation that the property be used solely for bathing and picnicking.



$195.00 / $215.00 night

The subtle lavender, white and dark wood décor of this second floor Carriage Barn room create a hideaway that is relaxing and intimate. The room features a queen-sized bed, a flat-screen television,a skylight window for stargazing, and 1 upholstered chair for reading. The original exposed beams add to its appeal.

$195 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)

The Fletcher Room is named after two well-known Vermont women - Mary Fletcher and her mother Mary Martha Fletcher. In 1876 Mary Fletcher, a young woman who never enjoyed good health, announced her intention to build a hospital in Burlington. It was to be the first hospital in Vermont, and it opened in 1879. She named the hospital after her mother, Mary Martha Fletcher. It was renamed Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1967.



$210.00 / $280.00 night

This ground level room is decorated beautifully with original barn wood, earth tones, soft greens and mauve. This spacious accommodation can have either a king bed or two twins, and includes an upholstered reading chair and a flat-screen television. This room features a large bathroom with a full-sized tub and shower.  This room can be combined with the adjoining Shelburne Room to create a wonderful family suite. Handicap accessible.

$210 per night (Foliage rate: $230 per night)

The Barstow Room was named after John L. Barstow who was the 39th governor of Vermont, elected in 1880. He was born in Shelburne and was buried in the Village Cemetery. His portrait hangs in the Town Offices.


The Shelburne Room, decorated in the same color scheme as the Barstow room, can be combined with Barstow to create a family suite. Shelburne is spacious, has a twin size daybed, a dining table for four, and can also accommodate two cots.

Barstow Room with Shelburne $260 per night (Foliage rate: $280 per night)


Webb Suite

$230.00 / $250.00 night

The Webb Suite, located on the second floor of the Carriage Barn, is a stylish, intimate two room suite. The queen bed is positioned under two skylights for stargazing and the ¾ bath has a pedestal sink and shower. The luxurious second room of the Suite offers wicker chairs and a two person whirlpool bath for relaxing by candlelight. It is a perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary, or just getting away!

$230 per night (Foliage rate: $250 per night)

The Webb Suite was named after Lila Vanderbilt Webb and Dr. William Seward Webb who purchased a number of small Shelburne farms on the shores of Lake Champlain in the late 1800s. They developed a model agricultural enterprise which is now the educational foundation known as Shelburne Farms.


Van Vliet

$190.00 / $215.00 night

Van Vliet Room at the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VTDeep red walls and lace curtains, invite you into this spacious second-floor room with a king bed that can also be arranged at twins and 2 comfortable captians chairs. The Van Vliet offers three different views of historic Shelburne village. This room also features a private bath with a shower over a full-sized tub anda flat screen TV.

$190 per night (Foliage rate: $215 per night)

Van Vliet RoomIn 1886 Cyrus Van Vliet decided to build himself a grand private residence in the Queen Anne Victorian style--it is these buildings that now comprise the Heart of the Village Inn. Mr. Van Vliet was a prosperous merchant in Shelburne and ran a store with Henry W. Tracy -- called Tracy and Van Vliet -- in the brick building on the southwest corner of Shelburne Road and Harbor Road.

  • Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

    In order to make your experience with us the very best it can be, we have provided some helpful information and answers to common questions that will make your decision to stay with us as easy as it can be. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

    • Our rates are based upon single or double occupancy, and when more than two individuals occupy a room, a $25.00 per person, per night surcharge will apply. All reservations require an advance deposit of 1 night's stay for each room reserved.  
    • Deposits may be made via credit card or check, however, a reservation is not considered confirmed until we have received the deposit.
    • All rooms are subject to the Vermont State Tax of 9%.
    • A one night deposit (plus 9% tax) by credit card or check is required to confirm a reservation request.
    • We have a 21 day cancellation policy.  If you cancel less than 21 days before your scheduled arrival, your deposit will be forfeited, unless we are able to resell the entire reservation. Please inquire with the Innkeeper if you are unclear about the deposit conditions.
    • If a guest does not show up for a confirmed reservation or checks out before the scheduled departure date, the guest will be charged for the entire reserved stay.
    • Winter storm and weather related cancellation policy: There will be no automatic refunds of deposits for weather-related cancellations. If a weather emergency is anticipated, please contact the Innkeeper and options will be discussed. These options may include a partial refund, application of your deposit to a future date or no refund at all if the Innkeeper feels that conditions did not warrant your cancellation.  If there is a state of emergency in Vermont and road travel is prohibited, your deposit will likely be refunded.
    • Minimum Stays: Generally, a two night minimum stay requirement is in effect for all weekends between June 15th and October 15th. This requires at least a two night reservation for all stays that include a Saturday night. This policy may be revised at any time based upon booking patterns and the time of year. You will be informed upon making your reservation, what the applicable policy is for the weekend you are inquiring about.


    Q. What are your Check-in and Check-out times and may I arrive earlier or stay later than these times?
    A. Our normal Check-in time is 3:00 pm and Check-out is 11:00 am. Although we never guarantee an early Check-in, please give us a call and we can advise you of the possibilities. A late Check-out (as late as 1:00 pm) may be requested when you arrive and we will do our best to accommodate you based upon staffing and how busy the Inn is that day.

    Q. What plans should I make if I will be arriving later in the evening?
    A. It's always appreciated when you can inform the Innkeeper of your planned arrival time. If you will be arriving later than 8:00 pm (7:00 pm during the off season), please let us know and we will leave instructions and access to your room key for whenever you arrive.

    Q. We are traveling with children. Is this OK?
    A. Of course, we welcome children of all ages and appreciate that you will be considerate of other guests who may not want to be disturbed. Let us know their ages and we will be prepared to accommodate them at breakfast as well.

    Q. What is your smoking policy?
    A. We are a smoke free Inn and do not allow smoking in the building. However you may smoke outdoors on the grounds and we will provide a recepticle for you. If you do smoke in the guestrooms, a $250 cleaning charge will be added to your bill.

    Q. I have dietary restrictions. Will this be accommodated?
    A. We will certainly do our best to provide for most any dietary needs for breakfast at the Inn. Please give us ample notice and we will plan our menus accordingly. No request is too small.

    Q. Do you sell alcoholic beverages or may we bring our own?
    A. The Inn has a beer and wine liquor license. We have a nice selection of both Red and White wines.