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Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

Midllebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

If you are a Yankee fan (not the baseball team) but the magazine, then you may have read their latest ‘travel’ article on Middlebury, Vermont.
Middlebury is a great New England town. Call it quintessential, but that description is used so often. So, I will quote Julia Clancy, the author of the Yankee article.

“A small town that’s big on farmers, artisans, and academics comes gift-wrapped between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain.”

Yes, the setting is ideal with the mountains and the lake, but the downtown is what I remember most from our visits. Every pocket and corner tell a story. Not just new pop up stores but time honored established and cherished ones too.

Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

Otter Street Bakery-Middlebury VT

Every downtown should have a bakery, in my opinion. Middlebury has the Otter Creek Bakery. Established for over 35 years. A gathering place for breakfast, lunch or a quick visit to pick up your order. Long time owners experiment with new ideas, what every good business should do. Keep them coming back for the old and new.

Midllebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

The Vermont Book Shop

Every downtown should also have a bookstore. The Vermont Book Shop. “A Main Street institution for 70 years.” Another cozy gathering place to feed the soul.

Towns like Middlebury attract creative and passionate people. Individuals that want to settle in a community that embraces their creativity, and a town that supports them. From craft beer to hand crafted pewter jewelry to a long established and cherished country inn.

In Julia’s article, the Swift House Inn is featured as the place to stay.  Here is what the author says about the inn.

“The Swift House Inn blends farmhouse comfort with old-school elegance.”

Midllebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

Swift House Inn, Middlebury Vermont

This is what The B&B Team has to say. Swift House Inn-Premier Vermont Country Inn for Sale

The Swift House Inn is a community center for Middlebury as well as THE place to stay and dine at their in-house restaurant, Jessica’s. There are so many reasons why. Here are a few.

  • Returning Middlebury College alumni for reunions plus student and family visits.
  • Community and college leaders hosting meetings, interviews and holiday parties.
  • Bike tours, fall foliage tours as well as simple getaways for a relaxing night and wonderful dinner.

The Swift House Inn has become for so many travelers and residents their ‘home away from home’. And that is a good thing.


For those looking to purchase the ideal New England country inn in a classic and business friendly Vermont town surrounded by mountains and farmland. This is it. Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work. Become the owner and steward of this time honored country inn, the Swift House Inn.

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

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