About this listing
Mountain View Inn was built in 1839 and it was designed with huge rooms (18x18) in the front portion of the house. The fabulous view includes the Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks. Enjoy the view while you eat my jelly & jams at breakfast!
Mountain View Inn was first established in 1879 in Bridport Vermont. Two king rooms are 18x18 with couches in each room. The Rose Room has a fainting couch that will take you back to the " old victorian days."There is a smaller double bed room next to the bathroom. I am a nurse and so I wash and change all the bedding and blankets after each guest. Our linens and towels are luxurious and you will appreciate this when you retire for the day. Each room has water and snacks for your enjoyment. We have a working organic dairy farm.The stay at our Inn includes a "farm tour" where you can see us milk the cows, see over 100 chickens and help feed the calves. I am an Oxford Punch Needle instructor and Rug hooking classes are offered with advance notice. We are located in the Champlain Valley the "land of milk and honey" and are 8 miles from the new Lake Champlain bridge. Breakfast during the week will be continental with home made muffins or breads and lots of coffee and tea. I offer a full breakfast on weekends which includes our farm raised eggs. My organic homemade blue ribbon jelly and jams are always included with breakfast. We are close to Middlebury College, Fort Ticonderoga, and the Mount Independence site. Middlebury and Vergennes are close by and offer wonderful restaurants and shopping for your enjoyment. WiFi internet is available.
The bedrooms are upstairs and a full bath with a shower/ bathtub for your use. The bathroom is appointed with Vermont made soaps, a hair dryer and many toiletries to make you feel pampered and there is another Victorian half bath downstairs. There is a "common room" downstairs for your group to gather and visit with a wide screen T V for your use. The deck with the mountain view is available for you to eat outdoors or just sit and enjoy the breathtaking views. The front door of the house will be your own personal entrance so you can come and go as you please. There is plenty of parking available for all the guests.
Our guests are welcome to visit with the family as much as they wish. My mother, Ruby, who is 90 years young is always there to help you feel welcome. Many guests want to talk to "farmer Jerry" about our organic dairy farm and you are welcome to have him take you on a tour to see our new farm stand and the organic dairy. The baby calves are so adorable and you can see them up close. We have 200 chickens and you can see our tractor museum with over 40 antique tractors.
We are located on a main road, RT 22A but we are quiet enough to hear birds singing and see wildlife. We are surrounded by dairy farms and you can see the farm activities, planting and haying from our deck. There is a general store within walking distance where you can get delicious store prepared grinders, salads and home baked goods. This store, Pratt's, has been voted the best country store in Addison County. It is the best of both worlds for the traveler.
There is a local store called Pratt's that is a deli and general store. The store makes grinders and salads. We can see it from our house.
Please call ahead if extra guests are staying.
No smoking, no pets please. We love children but our house is filled with antiques so children under 10 are not ideal in this situation.
Mountain View Inn has stunning views of the sprawling farm land that surrounds it and is located in such a way that you have picturesque views of nearby mountain ranges (Mount Philo?). Initially I drove past the Inn's location as there was just a small sign attached to the garage, indicating that the beautiful farmhouse pictured was indeed more than just a residential home. We arrived at Mountain View Inn late (nearly 7 PM) as we were coming in from a wedding that took place on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Lake Champlain. Upon arrival we were greeted by Cheryl's elderly and VERY sweet mother, Ruby as Cheryl and her husband had to step out. The Inn was very clean and very homey, I was in awe by all of the beautifully displayed antiques and the hospitality bestowed upon us! In the morning we were offered a homemade potato strata made with farm fresh eggs from their very own farm; in addition to the strata we were presented with homemade English muffins with an array of Cheryl's homemade jams. The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful and Cheryl, her husband and Ruby were quite possibly the nicest and sincere hardworking people I have ever met. I was really able to connect with Cheryl in regards to my current and her past work experience and my guest Mark was able to connect with both Cheryl and her husband in regards to farming, milking and AgriMark. I would highly recommend a stay at Mountain View Inn and hope that I need to stay in that area in the future because I would love to visit them again. I would not recommend this place for couples with children simply because of the numerous antiques; I feel it would be too risky as children often see with their hands and not with their eyes. Mountain View Inn is something you really have to visit and see with your own eyes in order to appreciate, the photos just simply do not do it justice.
Cheryl and her husband Jerry were very welcoming. Their home was comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was excellent! Farm fresh ingredients, fantastic taste, and an amazing view from their back porch looking out on the Adirondacks! Would highly recommend staying with Cheryl.
Cheryl and Jerry's house was welcoming and comfortable. We had great breakfast and conversation and they suggested several great places for us to visit while we were in the area. I recommend staying with them if you are in the area.
Big rooms with king size beds and royal treatment. Cheryl was very helpful and attentive, making sure we got the most out of the visit to this beautiful, rural part of the green mountain state. It was also a great pleasure to meet Jerry and Ruby.
We enjoyed our stay with the Connors, especially the farm tour. Although Kay and I grew up on farms in Illinois, we had never visited a dairy farm. Unfortunately we had to depart early and were unable to enjoy what probably would have been a great breakfast.
Cheryl was very welcoming and helpful from the beginning. She even stayed up to welcome us when I wrote to her that we were running late. The house was charming and you can see the mountains.
She gave us great advice, welcomed us into her family and made us feel write at home. The breakfast every morning was delicious! I would highly recommend staying at her place if you are visiting Vermont.
About the Host, Cheryl
I am a Registered Nurse and community volunteer. I am also a rug hooking teacher and a member of Green MT Rug Hooking Guild. I am a American Heart CPR instructor and faculty for Porter Hospital. I am a LNA instuctor and a supervisor of LNA's at Addison Home Health & Hospice. I started Addison County Farm Workers Coalition to help migrant farm workers who work in Vermont.