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"Excellent all around!"
Every aspect of our stay was wonderful- the people, the breakfast, the room,... more
"Another wonderful vacation at Village Victorian!"
Thanks, Phil and Ellen, for another wonderful, friendly, fantabulous,...more
"Charming B&B"
Phil and Ellen were excellent hosts. I traveled alone and stayed at their... more

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Our guests say so many neat things to us when they say their good-byes. As great as those nice things are that they verbalize, it still truly amazes me that so many folks take the extra time to write nice things in our guest books. Since we are in the hospitality business, these things  are often about our level of hospitality, the great breakfasts they get, the great conversations... and the laughs. Enjoy our 2013 guest book comments.


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  • What a perfect place to stay while visiting family here in VT. Bacon is the best alarm clock!

  • Thank you for a cozy respite from the hospital during Leigh's surgery. It's been so nice to have a comfortable place to escape to. Thanks, too,delicious breakfasts to start the day!

  • Nice stay. Comfortable. Use of living space. Thanks for friendly assistance and beautiful spread.  Moog's was good recommendation for dinner.yo

  • Thank you for your hospitality during my weekend visit to my wife who was attending Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. The room is great and your breakfast is excellent.

  • Thank you for being a part of our 3rd Anniverary! We made a lot of happy memories staying here.


  • Thank you for making our stay so cozy and pleasant.

  • What a blessing to be here in your beautiful home, nicely decorated and furnished. Of course, the added bonus to have fellowship as well! Small world with our chuldren all connected to Gordon College! Our oldest will graduate 5/2013. Youngest in 3 more years. FANTASTIC FEAST for breakfast!

  • What a wonderful stay. Ellen and Phil are so nice. Great conversation and laughter. The room was perfect and the shower was amazing (lots of water pressure).Breakfast was better than anything we have had.It will sustain through the day. We will be back.

  • Thank you for a wonderful 2 night stay. It has been calm and lovely and the breakfast is fantastic. Lovely to meet you both.

  • Thank you for such wonderful hospitality and engaging conversation. Your home is absolutely beautiful and as warm and inviting as both of you are. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and only wish we had more time to spend here. All the best for the future and you can be sure if we are out this way at all again that we will most definitely be back! Breakfast was amazing!

  • Thankyour for making our stay in Vermont so enjoyable! Your Bed & Breakfast was our introduction to this way of traveling and we couldn't have had a better start.The hospitality was great, and the breakfasts...yum! Thanks for giving me the recipe for the granola bread - I'll be sure to make this at home. Your gift shop is so cute. I wanted to spend more there, but guess I'll have to come back for more...later.  Carry on. Philip: I'll remember you as being 6'4" - my deceased husband's height.

  • Thank you for sharing your lovely home...nice. Whenever I visit Vermont, I know where to stay. Best of luck.

  • Thank you for providing our family the perfect spot to celebrate my daughter's graduation from Johnson State. We so much enjoyed our relaxing mini family reunion. Your place is lovely and you made us feel so welcome.

  • Once again my thanks for your warmth and gracious hospitality. My stay was wonderful, as always. It is so nice to have a "home" here where I can comfortably visit with my grandchildren. Thank you also for welcoming them. I'll look forward to seeing you in the fall.

  • Raely have I felt so at home in a place not actually mine. There is such a pervasive warmth and assurance that flows through this B&B. Thank you for your genuine kindness and hospitality. We hope to see you again very soon!   :)

  • You've done a marvelous job preserving the home of my grandparents and mother. I know they would be extremely happy to see the current of love and passion you put into it every day. I wish you much success in the years ahead. Thanks again for being such wonderful hosts.

  • Thank you for  the wonderful stay at your home. My daughter and I were here for ballet camp and we actually found here roommate here for the next three weeks at Burklyn Ballet. They became quick friends and changed roommates so they could be together. It was just meant to be. I  can't wait to come back in 3 weeks with my husband. The bannana bread was amazing and the French Toast, and.. well... everything.

  • Thank you so much for the comfortable room and wonderful breakfast. It has been a wonderful stay. Every time we come to Burklyn Ballet Theatre we will try to come here!

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your great home. We have really enjoyed our visit and you have been very gracious!

  • I'm reluctant to move on ! Slept well, ate well and feel good. What a lovely home with lovely people.

  • Merci beaucoup. Jai vraiment bien dolci et apprecie vos petit dejeures je vais surement. revenir pour de prechair vacancees. Thank you so much for a great moments.

  • Thank you very much for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay at your home. This place is beautiful and the bed comfy!  :)  Breakfast was a treat. Delicious cooking. Thanks for everything. 

  • When we decided at the last minute to drive up for a CVircus Smurkus show, we weren't sure we would find a place to stay. What a relief it was to find that you had an open room! As with our last visit, everything was lovely! Even the view out the window is terrific. Thanks so much for a lovely, if brief, stay. With luck we will be back for another visit next year.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful room and breakfast at your B&B. The room was very nice and the bed comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We are very glad we decided to stay here on our trip to Quebec.

  • So lovely to finally meet the folks Bill has talked about all these years. The visit, the B(ed) and B(reakfast) were excellent.

  • Thank you for your hospitality and  for sharing your story. It was a great "first experience" in a B&B. This place is beautiful and the breakfast is great. Keep humbly spreading the love of Jesus. With the love of Christ...

  • This was a phenomenal experience! Being oinyour inn is like being at home. There is such a family atmosphere. Comfortable and comforting; comraderie and fellowship. There is also the possession and profession of faith. Because of my schedule here, I had a limited time with you all - but the time I  did share was a treasure

  • Wanted to thank you for your kind hospitality during our stay here during the 2013 Fall Foliage Season. Breakfast was amazing!!!! Room and house was always clean and comfortable. Will definitely be back! Thanks.

  • Thank you for a fantastic time. The breakfast was awesome. It was a pleasure to be in your presence. We appreciate you going way beyond what we expected.

  • This has been the most amazing stay and you have the most wonderful home and B&B. Thank you so much for all the hospitality and delicious breakfast. The fruit topping was to die for, and I would implore you to sell it..:)  We will definitely be back to stay longer and bring more people.

  • We love you guys! We'll be back!

  • Thank you so much for making our visit so comfortable and enjoyable. The hostess was delightful.. the chef a #10 our of 10 and quite entertaining! We will be back, no doubt about it. Sorry Phil but Tom will have to come too! All the best.

  • What a gorgeous house! Felt very welcomed here. Food was scrumptious!!  :)

  • Thanks Phil, for a lovely stay. We felt very much at home!

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. We really had a great time. Breakfast was awesome each morning!

  • Thank you Phil and Ellen for a lovely stay with you at your beautiful, friendly and fun Inn. We really enjoyed ourselves and getting to know you! Thanks very much!!!

  • Thank you so much for usch a relaxing visit in your beautiful home. We had a really fantastic time! Hope to visit again soon. Thank you!

  • Phil and Ellen - I had a great time here. You are fantastic hosts! Loved the breakfast every morning and the great conversation. Wishing you the happiest New Year. Hope to be back again.

  • Thanks so much for your hospitality. You have a beautiful home and we had an amazing stay in VT. Hope to be back again in the near future!

  • We very much enjoyed our stay at your lovely home! You were very welcoming and friendly during our short vacation here. We look forward to future vacations in the Stowe area and will be sure to stay here!

  • Groundhog Day - and we are back again. Once again we found friends from back home in Maine here. Your house feels more comfortable and inviting with each new visit. We thank you for making our stays so enjoyable.

  • Thank you soooo much for your gracious hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay during our Valentine's escape from the city. The breakfasts were incredible! Karfen loved the waffles, Ken loved the French Toast and we both loved the German heavy crumb cake!  :)  The room was very comfortable and cozy. And the best part of our stay was meeting the two of you and getting to know a bit about you!  We shall be back!!!

  • Thanks for a very nice weekend. Everyone is very friendly. Your breakfast is AMAZING !!

  • Awesome as always! Take care of yourselves and I will see you again soon!

  • Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay here!

  • Thank you for making me and my wife a very special stay on an Easter weekend. We will keep your buisiness card for next time. Thanks Phill

  • Hello! I actually found your B&B online while searching for a place to take a small personal sabbatical. I really found the perfect place. The atmosphere is warm and hospitable, breakfast was fantastic and it was so nice and quiet. I feel quite content and I'm glad I picked this place over all my other options. I'm already talking to my friends about how they need to come visit! Thanks for a great experience.

  • You have created a delightful B&B. Your home is lovely. The breakfasts delicious and your genuine hospitality all combine to create a wonderful experience. We have enjoyed getting to know you and becoming the "newest members" of your family. We look forward to coming again.

  • Thanks again for a lovely & restful stay. So glad you think of me as part of the family. Like all previous visits, the conversations and excellent breakfasts are fantastic.  Love you dearly.

  • Thank you so much for your hospitality. A peaceful VT weekend gataway was just what we needed.

  • Thank you so much for having us in your lovely home. A beautiful room, comfortable bed,quiet surrounding, wonderful food, good company - who could ask for anything more? We hope tof see you again.

  • Thank you very much for such a lovely stay here at your home. Everything was so nice and cozy and it makes you wish you lived here too in such pleasant surroundings. The nreakfast was amazing as well! Hopefully we'll see you again.

  • Fabulous breakfsasts, love maple cream. Great sleep and beautiful warm house. Hosts were generous, kind and always willing to chat. Besides, we had a great reunion with family nearby.

  • What a wonderful place to stay. Your hospitality is out of this world. The kindness, warmth, consideration and caring, along witha sense of humourt was a special place to be. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The breakfasts are awesome. You can tell all is made with love. It was my son's first stay at a B&B and he loved it. He always wanted to come back to the room and couldn't wait for breakfast. Eating in the Gazebo in the evening was beautiful! There was always nice conversation that included all amongst yourselves and the other guests you have. I also appreciate that you opened up with parts of your life that connected to me. We were meant to stay here and for our paths to cross,. You are special people. Thank you for opening your home to us. Most beautiful - with attention to detail.

  • Our heartfult thanks to you both, Ellen and Philip, for another 3 days o your wonderful hospitality, cozy room, and excellent breakfasts. We came for a family reunion and high school reunion but staying here for a second year was also a highlight for us. Take care of yourselves and we'll see you when we come back.

  • Thank you so much, Ellen and Philip for your kind hospitality. I felt right at home. It's as comfortable as visiting your best friend, while still being free to come and go. Best B&B experience ever.

  • Thank  you kindly for a restufl place. The sun is welcoming a new day and we had such good sleep. Heading North now to Quebec. Thank you!..P.S.  And the breakfast! Superb!

  • So wonderfukl to be with you again in your most fabulous home - you have both been so helpful the last 4 years with Aunt Connie at the Manor - And now she is gone! I know we will be back again while working on the Craftsbury farm. I appreciate all your good advice and wissdom.

  • Elegant home. Thank you for hsaring. Exquisite breakfast.

  • So nice to visit again. Our 2nd stay here at the Village Victorian and just as peaceful and relaxing as the first time! Phil and Ellen you are a delight! Breakfast was outstanding! We pray God will bless you and keep you... :)

  • Just can't find a better B&B! It's like coming home eafh yeaar. Phil and Ellen are so accomodating.  Breakfasts are superb, travel guidance top notch and the little gift shop just tops it off! See you all next year!

  • Thank you fopr a lovely experience. This was our first time at a B&B and you made us feel like family. Your breakfast was the best.

  • It was a wonderful B&B. Enjoyed our stay. Food was great. French Toast was AWESOME!! God bless you both.

  • Our 3rd stay, over a span of 11 years, at your beautiful Victorian home! Your wonderful hospitality, great conversation and delicious breakfasts make yopu the best B&B team ever!

  • What a pleasant stay! You are wonderful and made our stay an experience to repeat!

  • We had a very pleasant stay. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and delicious breakfast. It waslike being home.



  • Thanks for a wonderful stay! You're the best hosts ever  :) Happy New Year!

  • Thank you for your kind hospitality, amazing meals and sweet spirit... so many favors I can barely mention - l;etting me use the phone, the computer - especially not getting mad when this eigit lost the key! What a restufl, wonderful stay. Thank you. All the best.

  • We are glad to have made it here, despite the great difficulties presenting us to do so a year ago. It was chance that we fell upon the decision of staying at the best B&B in Vermont  :)   But I'm really glad we didso. You both have made our stay in Vermont as splendid as can be. Than you so much for being such wonderful hosts  :) We will never forget our first get away vacation together and where we stayed.Thank you for everything! Your breakfasts are absolutely incredib;le :)

  • Thank you for such warm hospitality. I really enjoyed my stay. You made it have such an at home atmosphere! My first trip to Vermont and I truly enjoyed it. Maybe next time I can come back for just vacation. Thanks for the wonderfull breakfast every morning!

  • Thanks so much for a wonderful place to stay. Wish my wife could have stayed. Breakfasts wer excellent.

  • Thank you fro a super weekend. Everything was wonderfull, especially the breakfasts! We hope to see you again.

  • A perfect place for Easter morning. Thank you.

  • Had a wonderful stay - felt like we were in Ireland again! Wonderful company and breakfast!

  • What a wonderful experience staying here in your home. You opened your hearts to us. A lovely visit and we will return to continue "the conversation".  May God bless.

  • Thank you so much for enduring our 3 month+ stay here! Andrew and I have been so  BLESSED to stay with you for such an extended time. Your unconditional hospitality and warmth has made us feel as though we were staying with our own family...:)   We so appreciated your early morning (5:30am) to prepare our spectacular and delicious home cooked breakfasts before leaving for work. Thank you for going out of your way to bless us with a nourishing meal. It sincerely made our days complete! You have both gone above and beyond to make us feel at home. We could never thank you enough. We wwill cherish our memories of staying with you at the B&B always. In return we plan to invite you over for breakffast at our new home...:) My cooking isn't nearly aas delicious but we'd love to have your company. May God bless you and your family! Thank you so  very much for being you!

  • As always, our stay here was wonderful - quiet and peaceful - waking up to the smell of bacon and coffee - yummy!! Hope to ssee you next year.

  • Thank you both for a very warm and welcoming stay. We loved the room and the smell of bacon. We will return in the future because it is like being with family. Familiar and inviting!

  • We are so glad our paths crossed and we now have a warm and welcoming "home away from home" to stay while visiting our daughter at JSC. The food was wonderful and we slept like babies!!   :)   I absolutely love the antiques - beautifully done. We will surely be back soon.

  • Thank you once again for being a part of our  "Vermont Experience". We had a wonderful nights sleep. We wanted to take the mattress home with us  but it wouldn't fit in the suitcase!!   :)   We'll be back next year for family weekend at Sterling College and for your delicious breakfast.

  • Thank you ofr making us feel so welcomed. The room is delightful and your breakfasts were so good! We had a wonderful time in Vermont.

  • Thanks for all you both have done to make our stay memorable! We will never forget our  stay.

  • Thank you for welcoming us into your lovely hoime and being such a gracious host! Hope to see you again soon and for a longer stay.   :)

  • Maybe it is because your lovely Victorian reminds me of my grandfather's Victorian in upstate PA or maybe it is the warm friendly atmosphere or maybe it is just Phil. Anyway, once again we have been treated to a wonderful experience: restful nights, good food and sprakling conversations. We will be back.


These are the final comments from our guests staying in the Lilac Room. We turned the room into our own Private Quarters and stopped marketing the Lilac on October 15, 2013

  • A joy to meet you and very pleasant stay...good breakfast! All our best.

  • We had a wonderful sleep and thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast, company and decor. Thank you for your hospitality and George Winston's "Winter". Hope to visit you again some time.

  • Ellen and Phil were wonderful hosts. We had a lovely time staying here! Have a great year!

  • Thank you for welcoming our family into your home - especially with a sick 3 yr old. Enjoy your 21 grandchildren!

  • Thanks for your hospitality. We enjoyed staying in your beautiful home.

  • Thank you for welcoming our family into your lovely home.

  • We enjoyed our stay. You made us feel at home.With any luck, Shannon may need long term housing.. :)

  • Thanks for a great visit!

  • Lovely Inn, even more lovely hosts. Had a fabulous time. Hope to come back soon.

  • Wow. The time has flown. I am so glad to have your friendship, Phil and Ellen. I hope to come again in the fall.We'll see. I love you both. Take care.

  • Your really do it so well here! the rooms, the garden and the very delicious breakfasts. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Thank you so much for the comfortable room and the delicious breakfast! Waking up to the smell of bacon is wonderful!!! You have taken care of every detail, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here during our 1st Anniversary Vacation! Thanks again!

  • Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and delcious breakfast. Hope to make it back again for another  visit.

  • Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and most comfortable accomodations.

  • Blessingds and thanks! You have a gift for dsharing hospitality. We are grateful. Happy summer -

  • Your breakfast was delicious! Thank you for your hospitality. All the best,.

  • Thank you for your hospitality and welcoming us to your home and into your family. You made our stay unforgettable. And you will always be our first choice. Breakfast was  awesome. It was nice to be able to stay with the bride and  groom and welcome them their new journey in life. Thanks again.

  • We have been so blessed to stay here@ The Village Victorian... Once again to wake to the smell of Maple Bacon cooking - the food was great, total relaxation (much needed) - best of all our time fellowshipping is the highlight - deff God ordained. We thank the Lord for both of you and pray He continues to bless you and use you to pourt into others!

  • Thank you for the lovely room and fantastic breakfast. The compote was delicious, as was the waffles, bacon and crumb cake! We will return  for sure!

  • Thank you for your hospitality and fellowship!!!!  3 John verse 2  -  Our prayer for you  :)  :)

  • What a wonderful home that you have - so beautifully created and shared with us.  

  • This room is so groovy. Happy Winter to ya!

  • Jan 4th is  our 22nd Anniversary... and so we came away up here for a few days, to get away from all that interrupts us, from each other. Ellen, Philip and there home have been wonderful, wish we had time to get to know them better. Although I suspect Phil could be a problem if he drinks too much wine. (Just kidding)

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay in your home. This  was my first visit to a B&B and it was memorable.

  • Thanks so much for your hospitality and I especially thank you for letting my daughter join us!!

  • Perfect stay, wonderful host and delcious breakfast. Atmosphere at Bee's Knees: Music and beer!

  • A great way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you so much for the hospitality, lovely room and delicious food. We''ll be back!

  • We enjoyed our stay here so much. Thank you for your hospitality and all the information you shared with us about the area. We are thankful for the time we had to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. The food was awesome. Thanks for everything.

  • "Victoria's College Tour" - Dear Ellen and Phil, Thank you for making our first trip to Vermont a memorable one. We truly felt the warmth and comforts of home. Breakfast was outstanding! Phil's muffin with maple cream were ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!

  • You two are the epitome of "Open Hearts - Open Home" ministry. Thank you for all you shared with us - the wonderfel breakfasts - especially the maple cream crumb cake - your hospitality - giftshoppe - but MOST important and appreciated the stories - with no end!!! and your love of Jesus and we've come to love both of you!! There is a reason we came here - don't exactly know all of it yet - when it becomes fully apparent I will let you know. This we do know. We are blessed to know you both as sister and brother. May God continue to bless you and your home.

  • Quelle surprise de decouvue celte suite. une veritable bonbonnieze!!! J'ai passe une excellente visit. Votre accueil etait tres charteuceux. J'en garderai un tres bon souvenir.   P.S. Petit dejeuner inoubliable. (translated) What a surprise to discover this Suite. A real treat!!! I had an excellent visit. Your home was very welcoming. I will have many good memories. P.S. Breakfast unforgettable.

  • Thank you for the lovely room and fantastic breakfast. This is the best B&B so far for us. We will be back for sure!

  • Knew what to expect but my retreat here still exceded expectations. May God carry your in His arms and hold you close to His heart.

  • What a wonderful place you have; we feel perfectly at home.

  • Thank you so much for for a very restful place to lay our heads! It was so relaxing and peaceful. Just what we needed.

  • We enjoyed our stay here very much. The breakfasts were wonderful and company delightful. God bless you.

  • I really enjoyed your hospitality during our stay with you. The room was very comfortable. Breakfast was a wonderful treat, Phil, as were the steaks one night. Best wishes and God bless you. If I'm ever back this way I will give you a call.

  • What a wonderful adventure. Not only are your Vermont fall leaves fantastic but so are you. This was thr best B&B I've ever experienced. I have loved the whole thing. The meals were great. The room was comfortable and I feel rested. Thank you for welcoming us so warmly.

  • Bacon was to die for!  Wonderful place.. thank you!

  • Lovely room, excellent food, kind hospitality! Thanks so much for helping us with a much needed  weekend getaway.


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