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Homeplace Bed and Breakfast

90 Old Pump Road, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
Innkeeper(s): Mariot G. Huessy
  • Introduction

    Homeplace Bed and Breakfast - Jericho, Vermont

    Homeplace is a unique Vermont Bed and Breakfast, welcoming you with comfortable beds, full country breakfasts, European antiques, Vermont craftwork, and charm. At Homeplace, you have a choice of double or single beds, all with extra pillows and fine linens. Some rooms come with private baths, and cribs are available. The large living room features more window than wall and the entire house looks out on perennial gardens that change with the seasons.

    Two friendly dogs and a cat join your hostess, Mariot Huessy, in welcoming you to this quiet place in a hundred-acre wood.

    Homeplace GardenHomeplace Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for a small, intimate Vermont Wedding. Please call for more details.

    Homeplace has miles of cross-country and hiking trails. For those who prefer indoor recreation, we offer wireless Internet (WiFi) and books for all ages in almost every room - including hundreds of children's books in the back hall. You'll also find puzzles, chess, mah-jong, and other games in the corner of the living room by the piano.

    We're about half an hour away from Burlington, and less than an hour from Shelburne and Stowe. Ask us about the area's many restaurants. Between the mountain and the lake, there's something for every taste and budget.

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 96, Jericho, Vermont 05465

  • Inn Offerings

    Relax By The Cozy FireThe centrally located Living Room has everything you need for a lively conversation or a quiet moment with a good book. The extensive libraries throughout the house offer something for everyone -- from hardbound Asterix and Tintin books in several languages to books on European history, African medicine, and Vermontiana -- not to mention a large collection of classic and contemporary fiction.

    The Living Room is ideal for office parties, meetings, and other group functions. It is large enough to accommodate a party for 50, but its corners allow quiet conversation for 2. In good weather, the outdoor yards and gardens are also available. Please call with as much advance notice as possible to book your event.

    Glassed-in TerraceHomeplace has ground-floor and second-floor guestrooms furnished with your comfort in mind. All the rooms at Homeplace look out on gardens and trees. Each bathroom is equipped with a shower; and one has a tub-shower combination. After breakfast, you can enjoy the many different sights that make Homeplace a showpiece for one of the region's annual garden tours. From the flower boxes, potted plants, and hanging flower baskets in the glassed-in terrace to the colorful, three-season gardens surrounding the house, you will always find a restful view.

  • Our Breakfast

    Dining RoomA full country breakfast is served in the dining room between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. The menu changes every day, and typically features homemade breads and muffins; pancakes from scratch, with local maple syrup; and eggs fresh from the hens. There's always local cider, other juices, and fruits. Homeplace also offers a generous selection of teas and fresh ground Vermont-roasted coffee.

  • The Barn

    In addition to the house pets, Homeplace has outdoor animals as well. The barn is the home-place for sheep, ducks, chickens, a horse, and a donkey. Homeplace lies at the end of a half-mile-long driveway, affording a private entry into its own hundred-acre wood.

  • How To Find Us

    Read in the Common RoomHomeplace is just about half an hour from Burlington and less than an hour from Shelburne and Stowe. Ask your host about the area's many restaurants. Between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, there's something for every taste and budget.

    1. From Interstate 89, take Exit 11
    2. If you have been going north, turn right at the stop sign, then continue bearing right onto Vermont Route 117
    3. If you have been going south, turn left at the stop sign, go under I-89, pass the entrance to I-89 north, then bear right onto Vermont Route 117
    4. Continue on VT 117 for 3.2 miles
    5. You will come to a white house on the right
    6. Immediately after the white house, turn a sharp right onto Skunk Hollow Road
    7. The road sign might be invisible; don't look for it.
    8. Go 2.4 miles down Skunk Hollow Road to the stop sign
    9. Turn left - you are now on Plains Road.
    10. Continue on Plains Road for .5 miles, until you reach the stop sign
    11. Bearing left, go across the road and head up the hill to the right, onto Vermont Route15
    12. As you crest the hill, look for two churches on each side of the road, and go past a yellow "Children Crossing" sign
    13. Opposite the "Speed Limit 35" sign, turn left onto Old Pump Road. (If you see an elementary school on the right, you've gone too far.)
    14. Go 1.1 miles down Old Pump Road
    15. Look for a row of mailboxes on your left (the first one says Huessy Homeplace)
    16. Turn right opposite the Huessy mailboxes, and you're on the B&B's driveway
    17. Drive straight on for half a mile - don't turn right at the fork - and you'll be at Homeplace
    18. There is a large parking lot right in front of the house
  • Area Information

    Homeplace Bed and Breakfast

    Recreation & Activities


    • Homeplace trails
    • Mount Mansfield

    Downhill skiing

    • Smuggler's Notch (40 minutes)
    • Stowe (40 - 45 minutes)
    • Sugarbush (1 hour)
    • Bolton (35 minutes)

    Cross-country skiing

    • Smuggler's Notch (40 minutes)
    • Catamount Family Center in Williston (25 minutes) and
    • Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe (45 minutes).

    Tennis, golf, and swimming are all nearby.

    Fishing is available at Lake Champlain (35 minutes), as well as many rivers, streams, and small lakes.

    Nearby Attractions and Special Events

    • University of Vermont
    • Lake Champlain
    • Burlington Bike Path
    • Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center
    • Shelburne Museum
    • Shelburne Farms
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
    • Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
    • Both the Burlington area and the Mount Mansfield / Stowe area offer many craft fairs

    Local Restaurants


    • Kitchen Table Bistro (Richmond)
    • Toscano Cafe Bistro (Richmond)
    • The Tavern at the Inn at Essex
    • Butler's Restaurant at the Inn at Essex
    • Loretta's (Essex Junction)
    • 158 Main St. (Jeffersonville)

    In the Burlington area:

    • The Daily Planet
    • Three Tomatoes Trattoria
    • Leunig's Bistro
    • Ariana's
    • Pauline's Cafe & Restaurant (in South Burlington)
    • American Flatbread Burlington Hearth
    • L'Amante
  • Seasonal Photos

    Homeplace Bed and Breakfast is the perfect retreat in every season.

    Spring and Summer

    Enjoy The Award Winning GardensRelax in the Hammock


    The PondHomeplace lies at the end of a half-mile-long driveway.


    Magical Winters at Homeplace Bed & BreakfastSheep

  • 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 Mariot for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Travelers stay here for a relaxing weekend in the country at a B&B near, UVM MT. Mansfield, the city of Burlington and Lake Champlain.

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

    We are best known for a unique house filled with American and European antiques. The thing I love most about Homeplace is its quiet setting.

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

    Come and visit because of the beauty of the surrounding area.

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

    The best compliment I've ever received is an appreciation of my hospitality.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret in the area is The Old Mill with the Snowflake Bentley Museum.

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

    Top things to do in the area: climb Mt. Mansfield take a boat trip on Lake Champlain enjoy Shelburne Museum.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Jericho village has a artisan chocolate factory and a unique Maple product store.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Jericho Cafe and Tavern is a favorite place to eat.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Our B&B has 5 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets with restrictions.