1347 Bailey's Mills Road
Reading, Vermont 05062
Tel: (802) 484-7809
Toll Free reservation line: 1-800-639-3437

"Hearthside, streamside, now come unwind. Where once there was the same old grind."

Innkeeper Barbara Thaeder

Located in hilly country, fifteen minutes drive south of Woodstock, this B&B offers a romantic weekend getaway as well as being close to ski resorts like Okemo, Killington and Ascutney. The mansion has gracious guest rooms, two with working fireplaces. Most rooms have private large private bathrooms and are equipped with old fasioned tubs. There's a feeling of history as you turn into the curved driveway, passing a cemetery and first catch sight of the inn, nestled amongst beech trees and mature maples.

Bailey's Mills is named after Levi Bailey, a successful, but crusty entrepreneur from the 1800's. When it was built, the property included a number of mills (no one seems to know how many exactly) that were built on a brook, close to the house. Very little remains of the mills, except the heavy stone foundations and a dam. The property is surrounded by rolling pastures and woodlands. You reach it by following a meandering unpaved road, 1.3 miles west of Highway 106.

Besides the attractions of Woodstock, the area is ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing and cross country skiing.

Bailey's Mills is open year round and is noted for its spacious rooms, cozy library and a lushly blooming Garden Room. Each bedroom is filled with antiques and country pieces and every room has a private bathroom equipped with a deep, old fashioned tub and big, bold fixtures. Two rooms have queen-size beds and a third is a Honeymoon Suite with a private Solarium. The rooms are reached by "a Good Morning Staircase".


Cereals, fresh fruit compote, homemade muffins and bread, juice, coffee and teas are served on a mahogany table in a dining room with a huge brick fireplace. The breakfast is available from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.


$95 to $135 per room, double occupancy. Higher during foliage. Cash or check accepted.

From Woodstock take Route 106 five miles to South Woodstock and another 5 miles to the Hammondsville Store, opposite a real estate office. (From Route 44 go north 2 miles on Route 106. Take the 3rd left.) Turn west onto Bailey's Mills Road, passing old farms and homes both humble and polished. Follow 1 mile to a fork and keep right. We are the first driveway on the left, at the cemetery.

Mileage to Major Cities:
Boston 150 New York 240
Hartford 135 Montreal 200
Springfield, MA 109 L.L. Bean 170


Innkeeper Barbara Thaeder
1347 Bailey's Mills Road, Reading, Vermont 05062
Tel: (802) 484-7809
Toll Free reservation line: 1-800-639-3437



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