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The Featherbed Inn
Bed & Breakfast

Waitsfield, Vermont

Nestled in the beautiful landscape of the Mad River Valley is the Featherbed Inn, where guests ski Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, hike the Long Trail, cross-country ski, bike scenic Rte.100, enjoy the splendors of fall foliage.

We extend to you a warm welcome and invite you to join with us in the beauty of Vermont.

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Built c.1806 the property was an active dairy farm until the 1950's, when it became the first bed and breakfast in the Valley to accommodate skiers at the newly opened Mad River Glen. In 1990 we began a loving, 3-year renovation to transform the property into the Featherbed Inn and Cottage.

Featherbed Inn and Cottage offers ten spacious guest rooms.

Seven rooms (including two suites accommodating up to a family of four) are located in the Inn and three are in the romantic Cottage adjacent the Inn.

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Upon entering the Inn, you are welcomed into the warmth of the formal living room where Clive may be playing show tunes on the grand piano.

The informal living room is a favorite gathering place in winter with books, games and the glow of a fire in the open, fieldstone fireplace. If television is a must, the den is your place, with more books, telephone, and fax machine all at guests disposal. An assortment of antiques and memorabilia is sprinkled throughout.

Each room is individually decorated room features a fluffy featherbed mattress and private bath

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In the sunny dining room guests are served a full, specialty breakfast of such  delights as a Baked Puffed Pancake with Orange-apricot Sauce, "Featherbed" Eggs, or Stuffed French Toast with pure Vermont maple syrup, accompanied by cider-poached pears or oven-baked grapefruit and apple-topped coffee cake or strawberry bread.

There is a new menu for each day of your stay. As the sun descends, you are greeted with hot tea or cider on chilly days or Bea Coutts' ice tea when the days are warm, together with sliced apples, Vermont cheese, and crackers.

The land surrounding the Inn includes 25 acres of meadows, woods, perennial gardens and a lovely pond. Guests are invited to take a stroll around the grounds, hike up to Dana Hill, or snow shoe the fields. If relaxation is needed after a busy day, simply lounge on the deck or enjoy the antique swing in the gazebo overlooking the pond.

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The Valley offers four seasons of recreational activities.

During winter, ski Sugarbush Resort or Mad River Glen, cross-country ski one of the several trail systems, snow shoe, skate at the outdoor rink in Waitsfield Village. Spring and summer offer hiking, biking, golfing, glider rides, fishing and horseback riding. The splendors of autumn in Vermont bring a kaleidoscope of color that should not be missed. If shopping or browsing are for you, the quaint villages of Waitsfield and Warren offer numerous specialty shops, antiques, and art galleries.

To end your day, many fine restaurants are scattered throughout the Valley. Everything is found within five miles of the Featherbed Inn.

The Featherbed Inn
Bed and Breakfast

5864 Main Street, Rte. 100
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: 802-496-7151
Fax: 802-496-7933

E-mail: featherbedinn@madriver.com
Innkeepers: Tom & Linda Gardner

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