Fair Haven, VT 

Marble Mansion Inn

12 W. Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743 US

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Rates: $90 to $140
Total Rooms: 12


Circa 1867. Experience the glamour of the 1800s in this three-story Vermont marble bed and breakfast in Fair Haven, Vermont. Relatives of Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen built this exquisite French Second Empire home with 12-foot high ceilings, Georgian style plaster crown moldings, herringbone pattern wood floors and fireplaces with hand carved mantles. It was the first house in town to have electricity. Marvel at the unique peacock wallpaper in the Jane Austen Room. Relax in the pink and silver J. R. R. Tolkien Room. All five guest rooms are named after classic authors. The inn offers an expanded continental breakfast and afternoon tea. Many festivals and events are hosted on the village green right outside the doors of the bed and breakfast. Walk to quaint shops and restaurants in the business district. Explore the Vermont Marble Museum, Pember Museum of Natural History or Hubbardton Battlefield Museum. Lake Bomoseen, the largest in the state, is a short 12-mile drive from the inn.Location: Country.

Room Detail

Rudyard Kipling
The first floor guest room has a marble fireplace and is furnished with a queen size carved four-poster bed, large armoire with TV, skirted nightstand & antique nightstand. The room’s dark green walls accentuate the heavy white door & window moldings. An antique floral settee is at the foot of the bed to watch cable TV and a cozy wing chair sits beside the fireplace. A large closet with built-in drawers is to the right as you walk in. The shower bathroom has handicap bars and a special shower handle for a wonderful showering experience.
Rates: $100 - $120
Type of bed: Queen

Jane Austen
The guest room at the top of the stairs has a marble fireplace and carved four-poster queen bed. The walls wear unique peacock wallpaper. In one corner is a graceful cherry secretary from which to pick a classic novel. Two large windows let in lots of light with a view of the pump house in the side yard. A closet is to the left as you walk in. At the end of the bed sits a wing chair to snuggle into. The shower bathroom is located between the closet & secretary.
Rates: $100 - $120
Type of bed: Queen

William Shakespeare
At the front of the mansion this second floor guest bedroom has a lot of natural light with four large windows. Soft green floral wallpaper and luxurious bedding add to the restful atmosphere. Two front windows overlook the town green. Sit beside the fireplace in an antique upholstered rocking chair. A floral stripped settee at the end of the bed provides more room to sit. In the corner beside the front windows sits an armoire housing a flat screen color TV. The shower bathroom is to the right.
Rates: $110 - $130
Type of bed: King

J R R Tolkien
A favorite of guests (even with pink wood trim), this room is bright with four large windows and a marble fireplace. The two front windows overlook the town green. From two side windows you can view Fair Haven’s second marble mansion. Sparkle is added with silver nightstand lamps and antique silver pieces. In order to downplay the predominately pink wallpaper, silver bedding and two blue chairs were added to the plush décor. One of the nightstands can serve as a desk. By the front windows is a antique mirrored dressing table & chair. Step to the left thru a beautiful etched glass door into a shower bathroom.
Rates: $100 - $120
Type of bed: Queen, Twin

Lewis Carroll
Our smallest second floor guest room is cozy with a restful blue & white color scheme. Floral wallpaper adds to the décor’s softness and twin beds wear delicate floral Laura Ashley bedding. A desk with bookshelves holding antique children’s books sits beside the double windows. Guests staying in this room can enjoy a shower or a long soak in the claw foot tub down the hall! Two plush bathrobes hang in the closet for guests’ use. As the smallest guest room it has the largest closet. The bathroom is private with no other guest rooms off of this hallway.
Rates: $90 - $110
Type of bed: (2) , Twin

F Scott Fitzgerald
Our second “Art Deco” room can be combined with the Hemingway Room above via the black and white bathroom; however, it has its own private ensuite shower bathroom. It has new a queen size euro-top bed. The walls are in the same burnt orange and orange & black geometric pattern on the floors. A matching window seat is under the matching bank of three windows on the back wall. A matching retro ceiling fan is overhead. All the wood trim and light sconces in the room are in the Art Deco style.
Rates: $90 - $110
Type of bed: Queen

Ernest Hemingway
Our largest guest room with a king size canopy bed and twin sleeper chair. Walls are a burnt orange and the floors are in an interesting orange & black geometric pattern. A window seat with art deco patterned cushions is under a bank of three windows on the back wall. The bathroom is done in black & white with octagon floor tiles, black sink & bathtub. The bathtub surround is black & white tiles in a pattern popular in the 1930's. The shower is a dual head system with massage capability. There is a table in front of the window bench to work on or have a snack. Just inside the door is a deep closet. A retro ceiling fan is overhead. All the wood trim and light sconces in the room are in the Art Deco style.
Rates: $120 - $140
Type of bed: King, Twin

Francis H Burnett
This freshly renovated room is named for the author of "The Secret Garden" with a new forest green carpet and floral motif in the wallpaper and linens. It has a very comfy new Euro-top Queen size bed and ensuite bath with shower only. Be warned tho, it is a tiny bathroom and not recommended for NFL or NBA players!
Rates: $90 - $110
Type of bed: Queen

T S Eliot
Our second largest bedroom with a mahogany half-tester king size bed, two antique tables serve as a nightstands on either side of the bed, one being a piecrust table top and one a turtle top. Just inside the door to the left is an armoire to hang clothes. At the end of the bed is an antique french style chair in which to watch the wall hung flat screen TV and beside it is another antique pedestal table. To the left of the TV is the shower bathroom.
Rates: $100 - $120
Type of bed: King

Pearl S Buck
Our guest room with the largest bathroom. The room’s queen size bed wears regal red & gold bedding. Just to the left of the door is a closet. Nightstands are an antique child’s desk and a white dresser. In the far left corner from the door is an antique french desk with a french red & gold upholstered desk chair. To the desk’s left is the door into the large bathtub/shower bathroom which also houses a tall white dresser & rocking chair.
Rates: $90 - $110
Type of bed: Queen

Beatrix Potter
Our smallest guest room with a queen size bed in black & white french country toile bedding. One nightstand is a petite white shabby chic table and the other a round table wearing a white embroidered table cloth topped with glass. There are lamps on both nightstands. To the left is a closet and shower bathroom. At the end of the bed just inside the door is a petite antique Victorian butterfly chair.
Rates: $80 - $100
Type of bed: Queen

Ayn Rand
Our second smallest guest room with new Euro top queen bed, nightstand and antique dark wood secretary with victorian chair upholstered in white snowflakes. The walls wear a green & burgundy floral wallpaper. A antique landscape painting hangs over the bed. There are two windows with built in steps to look out. The front window gives you a view of the town green. A shower bathroom and closet are to the right.
Rates: $85 - $105
Type of bed: Queen



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $90 to $140
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Travelers Checks, Visa and Discover.
Rooms: This property has 12 total guest accommodations with private bath, 4 with fireplaces and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 2 night minimum on weekends during fall foliage season mid-Sept to mid-Oct.
Cancellation: 7 days in advance - See website for details
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises, Pets Allowed and Permitted on a case by case basis.
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Afternoon Tea, Breakfast and Afternoon tea at 4pm on request.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Snacks/Refreshments, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Restaurant off Premises, A superb restaurant (The Fair Haven Inn) is only a 5 minute walk and serves Greek American cuisine specializing in fish/seafood.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Television, Bath Amenities, Cable TV, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Snack Bar, Fireplace, Coffeemaker, Wireless Internet Access and Heating.
Amenities On Site: Free parking on premise, Handicap Access, Computers, Copy Machine, Suitable for Events and Fax.
Business Traveler Amenities: FAX On-site, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Flexible Check in/out Times, Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Modem Connection, Television and Wireless Internet Access.
Transportation Services: Bus Station Pickup and Train Station Pickup.


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are November-March, subject to availability.


Events Hosted: Meetings, Romantic Getaways, Honeymoons, Weddings, Family Reunions, Seminars and Baby/Bridal Showers.
Other Activities: Wineries, Water Sports, Tennis, Sports Events, Major College, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing and Amusement Park.

Historic Interest

Built by descendant of the Ethan Allen Family, Ira C. Allen was in the marble cutting business and central to the formation of Fair Haven as the center of commerce in Vermont at the time.
Historic Awards: National Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: (Revolutionary War) Hubbarton Battlefield Bennington Battlefield, Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point

Romantic Interest

French Second Empire solid marble mansion set on the prettiest idyllic town green in the state of Vermont. Bask in the luxury of a 19th Century manor house.