The Inn at Ormsby Hill has some of the finest common space that you will find in a Southern Vermont inn. With only ten guest rooms and given the quantity and quality of common space at our romantic country bed and breakfast, you will never feel cramped for a space to call your own.
Front Living Room
Our front living room, which is always quiet and peaceful, has a comfortable sofa and relaxing chairs that allow for viewing the fireplace. The fireplace, with its connecting operational Dutch oven, and the hand-hewn beams are all believed to be circa 1764.
A second common room, referred to as the Gathering Room, well deserves its name. This is where the largest fireplace in the inn is located (just one of 14!), which features the original iron cooking ware, circa 1764. Walls feature floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, containing many first editions and nineteenth century books belonging to the Isham collection.
The Gathering Room always has music playing in the background. A six-board chest serves as the coffee table, surrounded by wingback chairs and an extremely comfortable sofa just inviting you to sit. Two leather wingback chairs surround a leather-topped library table, which Isham had originally used in his library.
The Conservatory never ceases to produce WOWs upon first viewing.
It has a wonderful wood-beaded ceiling, with nothing but windows on two walls. The short wall, which is curved and faces east, is designed to make you feel as though you were on a river boat – but not just any river boat. This landlocked one has a fireplace with an ornately carved European mantel. It not only serves as our dining room but has a sitting area where you can watch the sun come up and the birds feed. It also affords access to a very large slate patio and a wonderfully large, authentic Colonial porch (complete with two porch swings), both offering wonderful views of the Green Mountains.
Second-Floor Reading Nook
Hidden away on the second floor is a small room, which is a quiet place, with a sofa and chair just to curl up and read a book.