Ira Allen House

Manchester, Vermont Bed & Breakfast Inn

The Ira Allen House


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The Ira Allen House, featured in the Boston Globe and Newsday, is a cozy country inn in the Battenkill Valley of Southern Vermont. It is one of the oldest Inns in Vermont and a state historic site. The tavern and the bedrooms above are over 200 years old. It was built by Ethan Allen, of Green Mountain Boys fame and Ira Allen (Ethan's brother) who was the Surveyor-General of Vermont.
Living Room Fireside Dining
Dining Room The large hand-hewn beams and the handmade bricks of the fireplace testify to the age and history of the original building. The "new" part of the inn was added in approximately 1846, with wide-board floors throughout, and some handblown panes of glass still evident.

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The inn is located in a four-season resort area. We are 3 miles north of Arlington, and 1 mile south of Manchester, on Historic Route 7A. We are located 1/2 mile south of the famous Mount Equinox Skyline Drive and minutes from great dining, shopping, skiing and other area attractions.
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Foyer Relax by the Battenkill River Our property is right on the Battenkill, New England's finest trout stream, which also makes it convenient for swimming, canoeing, or just plain relaxing. We can arrange for a fishing guide. Advance reservation required.

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Summer programs at Weston Playhouse and Dorset Theater Festival are in full swing.  Bromley's summer adventure park offers thrills for the adventurous.  And there's berry picking in the mountains and paddling on the Battenkill.  We still have some availablilty for summer - come see us soon.


In-room massage available by advance reservation.

For a unique Vermont experience, please inquire about fun, seasonal packages!
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Innkeepers Kevin & Michael



6311 Route 7A
Sunderland, VT 05250