Welcome Hikers! Cyclists! Skiers! and other Adventurers!
The Gathering Inn is a 150 year old farmhouse at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest and the White River affording breathtaking views. The two permacultured acres are home to chickens and ducks, gardens, apple trees and raspberry bushes and the people who live here and love this place. The Inn welcomes Long Trail Hikers, cyclists, skiers and other guests and long term boarders.
Nestled in the mountains of the beautiful Green Mountain National Forest in Hancock, Vermont, we're just 6 miles from the Long Trail, 8 miles from the Middlebury Snow Bowl, 17 miles from Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 20 miles from Sugarbush and 25 miles from Killington ski centers.
We offer free transportation from/to Middlebury Gap for Long Trail hikers and skiers; please call ahead to arrange pickup. You may use our fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals, or eat out at one of several local eateries.
Please join us as a guest or boarder!
Life is never boring at the Gathering Inn with antics provided by our animal friends - Little Bug the Hen and her flock of 40 chickens and 5 ducks, Mouse and his cadre of cats. Monsieur Moose even meandered by one summer day. And there are many other outdoor activities in our beautiful Green Mountain state of Vermont. Check out some of the Area Attractions.
Read about the good experiences of our guests!
"I stayed with Kathleen while in the area to snowboard for a long weekend. Her place is a big rustic farmhouse with many many cozy rooms. I felt very much at home in the whole house. There are two full-sized fridges available for guests to share as well as a large community kitchen stocked with dishes. We were able to share all of the common areas with other guests, Kathleen, and a number of quirky, playful cats... all of whom were very pleasant to interact with. Kathleen is a kind and personable woman I enjoyed conversing with. She is happy to interact but leaves guests with necessary private space as well...I hope to stay there again during warmer weather to explore the grounds and see Kathleen's chickens who provided fresh eggs for the Inn." - Emily
"Kathleen was a warm and welcoming host. When we arrived, she showed us to the space and introduced us to her cats and lovely chickens. The room was as advertised- comfortable, clean, and quiet. The area is serene and sparsely populated. The inn was a great place to escape to in the country. After we chatted a little bit we didn't see Kathleen the rest of the time. We made use of the kitchen in the morning and ate her delicious fresh eggs. Thanks, Kathleen!” - Molly
Donny writes about his ride from the Inn to Sandy's in Rochester: http://travelwolfe.blogspot.ca/2014/06/from-gathering-inn-to-sandys.html
Burzil's four days with us: http://burzilsjournal.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-good-break-comes-to-end.html
We have two new Innkeepers: Michael and Sarah. Check out their bios on our about page.
The Gathering Inn is conveniently located to multiple ski areas -- Middlebury College's Snow Bowl is 7 miles away, Sugarbush is 20 miles, and Killington is 23 miles. Ski and stay!
Call (802) 767-3734 or email us for a reservation.