Safford Mills Inn & Cafe

722 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont 05201
Innkeeper(s): John & Lisa Redding
  • Introduction

    Safford Mills Inn & CafeThe oldest house in Bennington Village circa 1774, the Safford Mills Inn and Café offers theambiance of the past with the modern amenities of today.

    We are not a typical Out in the Country, Peace & Quiet kind of B&B, but more of an In-Town, Night life "A&A"...Accommodations and Aperitifs. Every Weekend our martini bar and cafe is a buzz with activities and gatherings, going on until around 10:30pm.

    And included as part of your stay, we offer Martinis, Wine or Beer, accompanied by Appetizers and Dessert Every Evening!

  • 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 John & Lisa Redding for sharing their secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Folks stay here because we offer something that is very unique.

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

    We are unique, and although we are an Inn, we do not consider ourselves a B & B. We call ourselves an A & A (accommodations & aperitifs) because we offer drinks, appetizers and desserts in the evening, instead of breakfast in the morning.

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

    One of the main reasons to visit Bennington are the sights. Bennington has several museums, covered bridges and a Revolutionary War monument, which is the highest structure in Vermont, and of course the wonderful fall foliage.

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

    A wonderful comment was that we were considered to be refreshingly unique.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

     It has been said to us that we are the best kept secret in the area.

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

    As I mentioned in question three, there are several sights to see which could keep people busy for a few days.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are on the Main Street, about a half mile from the center of town, where there are several shoppes and restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We always recommend 2 restaurants which are within a 15 minute walk from our inn. Madison's Brewery and Restaurant and Allegro's Italian Ristaurante.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Bennington Chamber of Commerce at

    How many rooms does your inn have?

     We have 3 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

  • Safford Mills Cafe

    Safford Mills Cafe  Martinis

    Visit our cafe for a great selection of classic martinis, crafted martini concoctions, beers, wines, appetizers and desserts. Our menu rotates, so be to sure come by often! Reservations are strongly suggested!