Welcome to Catamount Bed and Breakfast


About Us

The Giles Chittenden homestead, owned by Jim and Lucy McCullough, is rich in Vermont history having been built in 1796 by the first Governor of Vermont, Thomas Chittenden.


The home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The property acquired in 1873 by Smith Wright, Jim’s great-grandfather, is now in the sixth generation of ownership. This was once an active farm of approximately 500 acres with pastoral land with sweeping views of Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump to the east and Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks to the west. Jim and Lucy, your hosts, have transformed the property into the state’s foremost outdoor recreation facility with 35 kilometers of professionally designed trails for hiking, biking, trail running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The recreation facility is now managed by Catamount Outdoor Family Center, a not-for-profit, with the mission of promoting family and community wellbeing through activity and education in the natural environment. The homestead is the home of Catamount Bed and Breakfast with three guest rooms, sunroom, parlor with baby grand piano and a formal dining room.

Complimentary trail use is available during your stay at the Bed and Breakfast. Bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals are available as well. The Burlington International Airport and downtown Burlington with it’s fine dining, culture and shopping is minutes away but worlds away if you so choose.

Rooms

Clinton Suite

$160.00 plus tax per night, Private bath

The Clinton Suite is the master bedroom suite and hosts an expansive bedroom, a sitting room and a private bath. The tastefully decorated room has pastoral views and sun-filled windows. Wake to the notes of songbirds and see the donkeys, Fred and Ethel, grazing in the pasture nearby. Double bed. Pull out sleeper sofa in the sitting room. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.
 

Ball Room

$140.00 plus tax per night, Shared bath

The Ball Room is a sun-filled space with a lovely seasonal mountain view. This large room has the original vaulted ceiling and fireplace of the 1796 ballroom where the early Vermont founders and settlers were entertained. Double bed. Pull out queen sofa. Shared bath. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.
 
 

Front Room

$125.00 plus tax per night, Shared bath

The Front Room overlooking the front entrance is a cozy haven filled with antiques. The maple tree just outside adds a feeling of being immersed in nature, especially during the fall foliage season when the leaves add a wonderful golden glow to the room. The family photos and classic prints of equestrians and their mounts adds to the historic charm. Double bed. Shared bath. Guest controlled heat and air conditioning.

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The Area



Located 8 miles east of Burlington and Lake Champlain. Burlington is the home of the University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, and the Community College of Vermont bringing cultural diversity, entertainment and the exuberance of the youth to the region. The Flynn Theater is a long established venue for local and professional theatrical productions, entertainers and performers from far and wide. Among the local attractions you will find the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, ECHO Center, Ben and Jerry’s Factory tours and several micro breweries and local wineries just to name a few. Vermont is an active community focusing on outdoor recreation from hiking, sailing, biking, swimming and golfing during the summer months to Alpine and Nordic skiing during the winter months.



Policies and Procedures




- Non Smoking
- No Pets
- Well behaved children welcome
- 72 hour cancellation notice

Check-in 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or by special arrangement)
Check-out 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast included. Healthy home cooking using locally grown and raised ingredients and fresh seasonal fruits. Breakfast possibilities might include our signature Amish baked oatmeal, Jim’s special waffles, berry buckle, blueberry pancakes, French toast or the chef’s inspiration. We are also experienced in Paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian eating choices.



Directions

Driving directions coming from the north on Interstate 89: Take Exit 12. Turn left onto 2A. At the intersection of 2A and Route 2, turn right onto Route 2 heading east. In about 3 miles you will pass through the village of Williston. At the flashing red light at the 4-way stop, turn left onto North Williston Road. In one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Follow this unpaved road approximately ½ mile to the Catamount Bed and Breakfast on the right. Guests are invited to park in the circular drive in front.

Driving directions coming from the south on Interstate 89: Take Exit 11. Turn right off exit ramp onto Route 2 West. In approximately 3 ½ miles at the flashing red light and 4-way stop, turn right onto North Williston Road. In one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Follow this unpaved road approximately ½ mile to the Catamount Bed and Breakfast on the right. Guests are invited to park in the circular drive in front.

Driving directions from the Burlington International Airport: Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn left at the traffic signal onto Route 2 heading east. At the next traffic signal, turn left onto Industrial Avenue. Stay on this road (going straight at intersection of 2A - now Mtn. View Road). Go straight again at the intersection of North Williston Road onto Governor Chittenden Road. Follow this unpaved road approximately ½ mile to the Catamount Bed and Breakfast on the right. Guests are invited to park in the circular drive in front.

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