Nestled between the foothills of the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River, the Hartness House Inn was built in 1903 by former Governor and Inventor, James Hartness. The estate has 40 beautifully decorated rooms on 32 acres of land with landscaped gardens.
About the Hartness House Inn
The Hartness House is one of the most unique country inns in the United States. Its reputation as a historical place is, in fact, world-wide. This is due entirely to the genius of James Hartness. More than 100 years ago Mr. and Mrs. James Hartness lived in this house, enjoying life in a community made famous his technical achievements.
Built in 1904 at a cost of $39,450 by James Hartness as a family home, the house is an example of Newport shingle and stone architecture, rarely found in this part of New England. Complementing the main building is a unique stone tea house in the backyard.
Dining at the Telescope Tavern
The Telescope Tavern is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6 -10 PM
Our fully licensed tavern offers a wide selection of cocktails,
wines by the bottle or glass, and draft and bottled beer.
The Governor’s Room at the Hartness House
The restaurant is open to the public and offers expertly prepared International dishes along with favorite New England specialities with a big-city flair.
Serving Thursday Friday & Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Reservations Required
Breakfast hours: 8am to 10am, Monday to Sunday
Weddings at the Hartness House
The elegant Hartness House Estates is the perfect destination for your affordable Vermont wedding and reception. The Hartness House Inn is a wedding inn offering a wide variety of inexpensive Vermont wedding packages for all budgets. Our wedding packages include everything you need for a traditional wedding and reception. Simple weddings just make a reservation and our wedding planners will work with you to do all the rest.
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