Skiing is underway at the mountains and the cross country centers. Come join us in the Mad River Valley for some winter fun, great food and drink, and a relaxing time at the Inn!
Walk, Bike and Hike in the Mad River Valley
The Swanson Inn is your gateway to hiking, biking and walking adventures in the Mad River Valley. The inn proudly partner’s with the Mad Path Association, The Green Mountain Club and the Mad River Riders to ensure extensive outdoor activities abound for all ages, skill levels and interests, all year long.
Please note: The Swanson Inn is under new ownership as of January 2023. Please check with us first by phone or email to see if we can assist in your adventure while we tailor and personalize what we offer.
Long Trail – hikers looking for a much-needed near-o or zero day? Let the Swanson Inn LT thru-hiker special be your off-trail shelter:
Pick-up/drop-off from App Gap trailhead
1 resupply run to Waitsfield Village
Dinner on the day of arrival
1 load of laundry per room
Access to the Swanson Inn Hiker Box
Weekend two-night minimum stay waived if available (call for details)
Special Hiker rate – call for details.
For more information on the Green Mountain Club, please click here.
Looking to start the morning off right? Take a walk on the Millbrook Trail from the Swanson Inn Extension trailhead, leading you through the beautiful forest seen from the backyard of the inn. The Millbrook Trail is just one a number of wonderful trails throughout the Valley. For an extensive trail map, click here.
Make the Swanson Inn your home base for your next mountain bike vacation. MBVT and Mad River Rider members mountain biker special: included in your minimum two-night, mid-week stay (Sunday – Thursday) includes a campfire-style dinner for your party on the patio and one load of laundry per room. The inn has secure, dry on premise bike storage including a self-serve maintenance area. The Mad River Riders maintain 105 miles of trails, and few trailheads are just a short ride from the inn. Click here for all Mad River Riders maintained trails.
The Swanson Inn and the Mad Path Association joined efforts to ensure public access to the Millbrook Trail from VT Rte. 17. On Wednesday, January 26, Rick and Tim finalized a permanent easement to the Millbrook Trail trailhead with the Mad River Path Association, executed by the law offices of Willem Jewett. Ross Saxion, the executive director of the Mad River Path, approached Rick and Tim in 2020 and since that time have worked hard to make this dream a reality. Uninhibited access to the woods, open space, and beauty of the natural world is essential and we are happy to support the work and mission of the Mad Path trail system. Bring your snowshoes in the winter and hiking shoes in the summer and enjoy the beauty of the Mad River Valley.
Sunday Pie Closed January 2, 2022 –
The Swanson Inn Sunday Pie is cancelled for today, due to a recent guest who tested positive for COVID-19. The inn is closed to all visitors until further notice. If you have any questions, please call us at 802-496-2405 or [email protected].
Please stay safe and we will make it! Please wear your masks, get the vaccine and the booster, social distance, hold your family close, and we look forward to opening the inn in the very near future. Keep and eye out for the next Expanding the Pie Shell for more information.
Rick and Tim Swanson
Art & Soul Moments:
Create your Travel Companion Journal
Deadline for signup: Monday, August 23, 2021
Not only does travel offer you the opportunity to experience culture and adventure, but also the opportunity to invest in yourself. A travel journal is a wonderful way to create a tangible memory of any journey you embark on.
In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle Coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the Coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.
The campfire burns very Thursday evening during June, July, and August when all guests are welcome to enjoy the ambiance of summer with special dessert starting at 7:00p. Each week, Tim will prepare the perfect sweet treat to end your day and beer and wine and dessert wines are available for purchase. There is no better way to enjoy your summer visit to the Swanson Inn than sitting by the crackling fire, watching the moon rise, be dazzled by the lighting bugs and dragon flies as they fill the yard, and if you are lucky, you might see the Milky Way stretch across the Vermont evening sky.
In the spirit of Spring Break, Swanson Inn Pies are taking a Spring Break in April. Whole pie orders will resume on May 1st and Sunday Pie will resume in May – more details to come! Please sign up for our newsletter Expanding the Pie Shell for up-to-date information.
March 21 – 28, 2021
Pot Pie Wednesday – March 24
Pot Pie specials have returned. Please place your order no later than Tuesday, March 23 at 6 pm – but order early before these pies run out. Your pie will be available for pick-up between 4 – 6 pm. To place your order, please email Tim at [email protected] or call the Inn at 802-496-2405.
Wednesday, March 24 specials: Chicken Pot Pie and Steak and Guinness Pot Pie.
9″ Pot Pie – $20
5.5″ Mini pie – $10
Quiche Specials for March 21 – 28, 2021
Please order one day in advance.
Mushroom Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, and Tomato – Zucchini Quiche
Prices do not include 9% state sales tax
We will deliver to your home in Warren, Waitsfield, or Fayston for $4.
March 21 – 28, 2020
In the spirit of the many Spring Break visitors to the Mad River Valley, Sunday Pie is taking an extending Spring Break until you can enjoy your slice of pie at the Swanson Inn. Please keep an eye out in early May for our re-start Sunday!
Would you like a whole pie to enjoy at home with family or friends? Give these a try. Whole pies are available Wednesday through Sunday – please call one day in advance to place your order.
|$20 plus tax
|$20 plus tax
|Mixed Berry Pie
|$20 plus tax
|Key Lime Pie
|$25 plus tax
|Coconut Cream Pie
|$25 plus tax
|Chocolate Cream Pie
|$25 plus tax
|NY Style Cheesecake w/ Strawberry or Cherry Sauce
|$30 plus tax
|$30 plus tax
We make cheesecakes too! Click here to see many of our offerings. Whole pie and cheesecake orders must be preordered at least one day in advance.
The MINI pie is made in a 5.5″ pie shell, and is perfect for 4 servings. The MINI cheesecake is a bite-sized, 6″ cheesecake that affords the full rich flavor of your favorite cheesecake. MINI pie and cheesecake orders must be preordered at least one day in advance.
|MINI Chocolate Cream Pie
|$12 plus tax
|MINI Blueberry Pie
|$10 plus tax
|MINI Key Lime Pie
|$12 plus tax
Place your order at [email protected] or call Tim at 802-496-2405. We will email you an invoice so you may pay online. If you prefer, we can process your credit card when you pick your pie. Check or cash are also welcome. We will meet you curbside with your order.
If you wish, we will deliver to your home in Warren, Waitfield, or Fayston for $4
Looking for a Vermont get-away this winter? The Swanson Inn offers mid-week discounted room rates with a minimum two night stay and is available Monday thru Thursday nights, February 8 – March 26, 2021. Enjoy your days skiing at Mad River Glen, Sugarbush Ski Resort, or one of the many other resorts in central Vermont. Not a down hill skier? The Mad River Valley offers a variety of cross country ski centers, snowshoeing trails, snowmobile opportunities and much more.
The discounted room rate of $126 per night (plus 9% VT rooms and meals tax), with a two-night minimum stay, must be booked through this website. Two rooms (The Retreat and The Henry and Ginny Perkin’s Room) can accommodate two twin beds for persons who live in the same household (per Vermont COVID-19 travel restrictions).
Owner Tim Heath-Swanson offers a wide variety of dessert pies for order that you may enjoy during your stay. If you are planning to stay over on a Wednesday night order a pot pie for dinner. Click here for more information.
***Please note, Vermont COVID-19 travel restrictions are required for all travelers coming to the Swanson Inn from out of state. Please see the here for more information or call the Inn at 802-496-2405.***