Mountain View Bed and Breakfast

1955 Sawmill Hill Rd, Wells, Vermont 05774
Innkeeper(s): Kay and Glenn Dunn
  • Introduction

    Relax and enjoy the privacy at Mountain View Bed & Breakfast.  It's perfect for a romantic getaway or a cozy vacation with the family and we mean the entire family, we welcome children of all ages and even your pets.

    You can do what your heart desires, from hiking, sight seeing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, canoe and kayaking or a round of Golf at the country club just minutes away. Feel like a good workout? Visit our onsite Fitness Room -- there are endless possibilities!

    This is a delightful get away in the quiet countryside with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Wake up to a full breakfast of your choosing from our generous menu, such as our delicious home made blueberry pancakes, and be sure you do not miss out on our delectable extras; eggs benedict, frittatas, home made light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, and cafe mochas. We also have menu items for a gluten free diet.

    In the afternoon enjoy complimentary homemade goodies, and a selection of hot teas or coffee. Feel like taking in the beautiful countryside with a picnic? We'll pack your picnic basket for you.

    Mountain View B&B looks after every detail up until it is time to turn in, you’ll always find Vermont’s famous Lake Champlain Chocolates and teas and coffee offered 24/7.  We also cater to Gluten Free Diets. Plan your next adventure with us located just minutes from Lake St. Catherine in quaint Wells, Vermont.

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  • 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 Gary & Lori Helms for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Really a mix of several reasons. We have a beautiful lake just down the road which draws in tourists. I get quite a bit of that overflow. People enjoy the mountains here at the inn and then get to enjoy the lake. I also get a lot of people coming out of the city looking for a quiet retreat in the mountains. I am best known for the great mountain view.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    What makes our inn unique is the diversity of accommodations. We have the two bedroom cottage off to itself, the Chalet apartment with the view and separate balcony entrance, and the rooms in the Main house which gives the true bed and breakfast experience. What I love most about my inn is the beautiful scenery, landscaping, and magical serenity that is here.
    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    I suppose the #1 reason to visit my inn would be to relax, get away, and enjoy breakfast of your choice made to order.

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

    The best compliment we have ever received is that my husband and I are fantastic cooks and great hosts.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret about the area is the Lake, State park and Golf and country club.

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

    If someone is staying at our in for 4 days they should explore the area. There is great hiking just down the road and biking on the rail trail. Travelers should also eat at the Barn restaurant, shop in Manchester, check out the farmer's market in Dorset and Poultney, see a movie at the tiniest theatre in the US in Poultney, and see a play in Dorset. And of course, traveleres should spend some time on the lake, rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat or just lay in the sand and sun.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    My inn is located 3 miles from the state park. We are on a quiet country road, so it is heavenly to walk down the road, but you would need a car to get to local attractions.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
    My favorite restaurant in the area is the Barn restaurant and the Iron Lantern.
    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Some good area guides/websites travlers could use for reference would be the Vermont Chamber or Poultney Chamber website. Lake St. Catherine State Park has a great website also and I have several links on my website of things to do in the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    I have 4 units at my inn.  King and Queen room in the main house. The 1200 square foot Chalet apartment, and the 120 square foot Barn cottage.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accept pets in the Cottage and the Chalet apartment.


  • Activities

    Mountain View B&B located in the town of Wells, is out-of-the-way enough for quiet relaxation but convenient enough so that you can visit exciting and wonderful places with ease.
    Your Inn Keepers Lori and Gary also love sightseeing and finding fun things to do around Vermont when they are not working at the Inn. They can offer you an aray of fun places to visit, even off the beaten path. 
    Start with the list below and let them know what interest you have, they will be glad to help.
    • The D & H Rail Trail
    • Castleton
    • Deane Nature Preserve
    • Dorset Theatre
    • Green Mountain College
    • Lake Bomoseen
    • Farmer’s Markets
    • The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom--, Lk George
    • Lincoln's Hildene, Manchester
    • Manchester shopping -
    • Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
    • Slate Valley Musuem, NY
    • Bromley Ski and Adventure Park
    • Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
    • Lake St. Catherine State Park  
    • Wells Country Store
    • Morningside Farm & Stables  
    • Lake St Catherine Golf and Country Club  
    • The Vermont Country Store
    • Lk George, Adirondacks, NY 
    • Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
    • Restaurants, tourist attractions and other amenities are available upon request
  • Honeymoon

    Your honeymoon is a very special time - A time to unwind from the weeks and months of activity leading up to your wedding day. Celebrate this special time at the charming and romantic Mountain View Bed & Breakfast, overlooking some of the most beautiful landscape in Vermont from a private apartment. We offer a place that will allow private time as well as activities that can be enjoyed once you have rested.
    Upon arrival we will provide you with Champagne or a non alcohol drink of your choice and a basket of homemade specialties for your celebration of marriage. Let us pamper you with a full complementary candle light breakfast with a gourmet touch each morning, and homemade treats in the afternoon. Room service is available to honeymooners with coffee, tea and homemade goodies available round the clock.
    Enjoy a romantic setting to cozy up and melt away into our Jacuzzi, or go hiking, sight seeing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, canoe, kayaking or visit many of the wonderful places in the surrounding area. You can even enjoy a round of Golf at the country club just minutes away or workout in our onsite Fitness Room. This peaceful and romantic getaway was designed just for couples and is the perfect setting for your honeymoon.

    Honeymoon Suite:

    • $155.00 per night 
    • $975.00 weekly
  • About the Innkeepers

    The innkeepers Gary and Lori Helms have owned this quintessential Vermont eyebrow cape since 2007. They have made some great changes to the property and then turned it into a Bed & Breakfast in 2010 providing the accommodations of the 21st century. For them owning and running Mountain View Bed and Breakfast in Vermont has truly been a dream come true. 
    Gary and Lori's dedication to the Mountain View Bed and Breakfast shines through in all corners of the house.  From its individualized room decorations, beautiful landscapes, lovely veranda overlooking breath taking views, to the delicious meals offered throughout the day.They pride themselves on taking excellent care of their guests and making them feel at home from the first moment they step inside. Staying at Mountain View Bed and Breakfast is just truly a memorable and fun experience.