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“Beautiful house, gracious host”
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Whitford House
Ranked #3 of 4 Addison B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The bed and breakfast is a two-bedroom 1790 farmhouse that has been restored with integrity. There are wide floorboards, old barnboard and older furniture. We were met with an offer of wine, beer or water -- too bad I was going for a run. Though only two of us were guests, breakfast could have fed six easily -- omelettes, bacon, home made granola, yogurt, fruit..... The house is among dairy farms 20 minutes from the college. The bedrooms are typical old farmhouse, but mine had both a shower and a clawfoot bath.

Room Tip: A third bedroom may get renovated -- it will have large windows overlooking the valley.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank whsy82seattle
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We stayed with Barbara for only one night - should have stayed longer! Barbara Carson and her staff are a delight! This Inn sits in beautiful countryside with green, lush views in every direction. The house is a wonderland of beautiful and interesting furniture, books, open fire places ... A welcoming and warm home. It really does feel like you are staying in a good friends home. Barbara is warm, intelligent and thoughtful. Not gushy, not solicitous, a true lady with great style and enthusiasm.
The breakfast was the best we experienced in the USA. Fresh, delicious and generous. Exceptional.
The house is on a back road. When we were driving in we had some concerns - where the hell where we? But have faith - you won't be disappointed!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank FPerman
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Whitford the first part of May. Scott had not been to Vermont yet, and wanted to broaden his New England experience, since he is a Pueblo, CO man, born and raised. It was truly a delightful experience and the breakfast was unsurpassed. We really enjoy the fact that local inns and restaurants support their local farmers. It is all fresh! Barbara, our most delightfully interesting inn keeper, was the highlight of our stay. The memory of her warmth and hospitality lives on. We especially enjoyed Molly and Smiley, Barbara's resident dog and cat. Jayne and Scott Bullen

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jaynebullen87
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

On our way to Quebec we had an overnight in Vermont and another on our return trip. Whitford House was an excellent place to break our trip. We had the south room traveling north and the north room on the return trip. Both ways, we enjoyed the exceptional hospitality of our hostess/owner, Barbara Carson, and her talented staff of helpers. Whitford House is on an unpaved country road in peacefull Vermont. If you arrive at night be sure to have detailed directions because there are no street lights and the markers are small and hard to find. Barbara will arrange dinner reservations for you - we suggest that you include The Starry Night Cafe in Ferrisburgh. It was probbly the best meal of our trip. The room comes with breakfast which is very generous, well served, and very good.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank George03
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We just had 4 couples spend the weekend at this beautiful Inn hosted by the Owner Barbara. There are htree rooms in the main house and then a guest house. So we had the enitre Inn to ourselves.We spent 2 glorious days biking the Champlain Valley bikeways with the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain to our West and The Vt. Green Mts. to our East. We had a glorious stay with Barbara. She prepared gourmet breakfasts each morning including fresh made granola, fresh fruit, eggs florentine, zuchinni bread etc. We had cocktail hr. on the veranda each nite with appetizers and wine. Barbara made dining reservations for us booth nites. One nite in Ferrisburg Vt. at Starry Nite Cafe and the other nite at Black Sheep Cafe in Vergennes. Sumptious meals at each. One day we biked into Middlebuy and had lunch at The Otter Creek Bakery. We will all def. go back!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank sierraliberty
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

We spent 3 nites at the Whitford Inn while visiting our daughter at Middlebury College. The innkeeper, Barbara Carson, is probably the MOST gracious person that I have ever met. Her service was as good as at any Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons. She made all of our dinner reservations , gave us excellent driving directions but what was most extraordinary was her generousity and passion for entertaining. We felt like guests visiting good friends at their beautiful country house. We had not been there for more then 10 minutes when she offered me wine and prepared a cocktail for my husband. Barbara then placed a well composed platter of fresh vegetables with a curry dip,a bowl of homemade mixed spiced nuts and warmed some freshly baked spanokopia for us to eat while relaxing by the fire.We enjoyed chatting with her while watching the sun go down over the Adirondacks.
Breakfast the next morning (all three mornings) was absolutely the very best that we have ever had at any Inn or B&B. Although this is a small inn there were 3 women preparing and serving us breakfast. There was homemade Granola,stewed prunes and apricots, baked apples with raisins,local yogurt ,fresh fruit platter, zucchini bread and then we were served Eggs Florentine with suasage( that was Day 1). Day 2 was bluberry pancakes, Day 3 we were served the lightest and fluffiest waffles(breakfast was always accompanied with a full table of other delights and breakfast meats and a tray with juices). Barbara invited my daughter to join us for hors d'heurves and breakfast everyday. The kitchen staff was as lovely and professional as at any top 4 star hotel.
Our room was cleaned while we were at breakfast,towels freshened twice each day. All of the towels and linens were of excellent quality and the bed was fabulous. The Inn is on a very quiet country road and so there is no road noise whatsoever. The grounds are lovely and the views incredible.
This was the first time that I have ever stayed at a B&B and actually felt comfortable using all of the public spaces. There were freshly baked cookies each evening which I enjoyed with a cup of tea.
My husband and I are looking forward to staying at the Whitford House Inn as often as we can. We would not even consider looking elsewhere(nor should you)!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tmd03
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Reviewed 25 May 2009

We stayed one night at this cute B&B in May 2009. The weather was terrible and rained the whole time that we were there but as far as the B&B was concerned, everything was perfect. The room was very pretty, we were given the room with the balcony over the street which was nice. The owner is very nice, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Whitford House

Address: 912 Grandey Rd, Addison, VT 05491-8851
Region: United States > Vermont > Addison
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Addison
Price Range: £108 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated 1790's farmhouse with private guest house. Charming rooms with antique or contemporary furniture, sumptuous king-size beds and private bathrooms. Gorgeous location with flower gardens, expansive meadows and panoramic mountain views. Twelve miles from Middlebury and Vergennes, close to Lake Champlain, hiking, cycling and skiing, as well as several wonderful museums. Breakfast is presently limited to oatmeal, granola, yogurt, whole fruit, and Vermont-Made Coffee, tea and juice. (Food selection subject to change.) However, there are several wonderful area restaurants which serve full breakfast. ... more   less 

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