The Shoreham Inn sits right in the village center of Shoreham, VT, a rural community on the west edge of the state near Lake Champlain. It has been open as a bed and breakfast since the ‘70’s, and has had many write-ups in travel books, magazines, and newspapers.
The whole town of Shoreham (including The Shoreham Inn) is featured on Chronicles "Main Streets and Backroads of New England" program (November 2015)
" ...the Shoreham is a favorite spot of bikers. Plop down in one of the Adirondack chairs with a glass of locally made Switchback Ale on tap and you immediately understand the attraction after a day of biking...." Boston Globe June 2, 2013
"Smoke wafted from the chimney, and two benches in front sat empty. I opened the red front door and to my surprise, about a dozen people were inside, waiting for dinner and sipping wine. The warm smell of comfort food wafted from the restaurant. The inn was exactly what I had imagined: creaky wooden floors, wood-beamed ceilings and a living room with cozy couches and a piano." New York Times October 18, 2009
"The Shoreham Inn has an excellent restaurant. The menu changes frequently, but has included top-notch burgers, whole baked fish and an array of interesting desserts such as Banoffi pie, a banana, cream and toffee concoction" Wall Street Journal July 16, 2009
The Inn is a 200 year old building. It is a true country inn that maintains its aged charm of creaky, uneven floors and steep staircases. There is a main sitting room on the first floor as well as a pub, which offers dinner five nights a week.
All of the rooms in the main house are located on the second and third floors. The rooms are quaint yet comfortable, and each is uniquely decorated with its own private in-room bathroom, as well as individual air-conditioning units during warmer months. While there are no televisions in the inn, there is free wi-fi throughout the house. There are also plenty of games, puzzles, books and magazines that can be enjoyed in the main sitting room, sitting by the fireplace in the pub during the winter, or outside on the deck in the summer.
The Shoreham Inn is a member of the Vermont Green Business Program. As a Green Hotel, we offer eco-friendly amenities, and employ practices that are more sustainable for the environment.
The Inn is a non-smoking establishment.
Breakfast is served in the pub from 7:30-9:00am. Coffee and tea are available starting at 7:00am. You are welcome to get an eye-opening mug to take back to your room if you’re an early riser.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. While we always do our best to accommodate all special needs, please be aware that our kitchen is small and we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination.
If you are visiting friends or family and would like to have them join you for breakfast, please let us know the night prior. There is a $10 per person charge for each additional breakfast.
The pub is open for dinner Thursday - Monday nights. If you are planning on staying with us Tuesday or Wednesday night, we are happy to provide drinks and light snacks at the bar. If you would like to have dinner on those nights, we can recommend some great restaurants in the area. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the possibility of having dinner cooked for you here, arrangements will have to be made at the time of booking.
We take dinner reservations for parties of 5 or larger. Any perty smaller will be taken on a first come first serve basis. You can also eat at the bar.
Occasionally guests bring their own alcohol to the Inn. As a licensed premises, we cannot allow you to drink your own alcohol in the public spaces during the hours that the pub is open to the public. However, you may enjoy them in your room, or anywhere in the public spaces once the pub has closed.
Pets are not allowed in the Main House of the Inn. We do allow pets in the Sheep Barn Suites with prior approval and a pet deposit at the time of your confirmation. A phone call is required to make arrangements for your pet ahead of time. Guests are expected to be in control of their pets at all times, whether on leash or in a crate. We also require that you clean up after your pet accordingly.
For our bicycling guests, there is a shed attached to the back of the house near the kitchen for you to store your bikes and equipment. Bicycles are not allowed in any of the rooms or Sheep Barn Suites.
Shoreham is a rural farming community. The Inn does not offer transportation services. Currently, there is no Uber or Lyft available in our area. The closest town to provide taxi service is Middlebury, which is 20 minutes northeast of the Inn. We recommend that you contact each company regarding transportation availability prior to your arrival.
Middlebury Transit: 1-802-388-3838 or toll free at 1-800-388-1002
Jessica's Vital Transit: 1-802-349-8833
E and E Taxi: 1-802-349-7045
Small City Taxi: 1-802-877-3395
Green Cab VT: 1-802-864-2424
Champlain Taxi: 1-802-777-8825
Enterprise Car Rental in Middlebury, VT: 1-802-388-3800
Ticonderoga, NY is 7 miles from the Inn, but requires a ferry or a bridge to get there, as Lake Champlain is between us. If you plan to visit Fort Ticonderoga or The Star Trek Museum, you need to plan accordingly, as the trip can take up to 45 minutes.
The Fort Ticonderoga Ferry runs from late May to early October between Vermont and New York. It is a seven minute crossing with picturesque scenery running continuously back and forth, running from 7am - 6pm for most of the season, and 7am - 7pm during July and August. The dock is 5 miles from the Inn.
The Lake Champlain Bridge crosses Lake Champlain between Crown Point, NY and Chimney Point, VT. It is 15 miles north of the Inn.