This beautifully restored Victorian Manor is a distinctly elegant, elevated hospitality experience just waiting to be enjoyed. Back Inn Time was built in 1858 by Victor Atwood in the old "Rail City" of St. Albans. The house is a rare gem, carefully preserved. Relax in elegance without stuffiness or pretentiousness.
Each room of this Vermont Bed & Breakfast has been completely restored and decorated in period fashion. Guests may choose from three smaller rooms, all with queen or full sized beds and private baths, or 2 master rooms, each with its own fireplace and private bath.
Dine in the formal dining room or enjoy a sumptuous full breakfast in the less formal café area or sunny deck. Enjoy the exquisite gardens from one of four outside porches; take in a novel in the enchanting living room, or, simply sip a cup of French press coffee or tea in one of the two sitting rooms offered by the house. Local beer, wine, and ciders are also available in our bar.
All bed and breakfast room rates are single or double occupancy, per night. Please note that we guarantee the best available rate only when you book directly through our website. Feel free to contact us at (802) 527-5116 for questions about our lowest rate guarantee.
If renting The Loft, please note that breakfast is not included unless agreed upon in advance. (The Loft has a full kitchen. You may arrange breakfast by calling ahead.)
A major credit card is required to secure your stay and your first night will be charged to your card to confirm. For stays of four nights or longer, a two night deposit is usually charged. Your balance will be charged at check-in or during your stay-- you may pay with an alternate payment method by requesting same at check-in. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Cash, or Check.
Tax Rate - Website pricing is excluding Vermont Lodging tax.
Website rates are for 1-2 adults.. An upcharge of $20 per person for additional guests applies.
Check In / Out
Check-in is between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Please call for earlier or later check-in. Please indicate check-in time when reserving your room(s).
Check-out is between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.
A bed and breakfast stay or event is a cozy, one- of- a- kind experience. As a result of limited rooms, most bookings are made well in advance. Therefore, cancellations impose significant problems. If you find you must cancel, cancellations must be made fourteen (14) days prior to the date of arrival to avoid full room charges. In the event we are able to rebook the room for the duration of your booking, you will receive a deposit refund, less 10% rebooking fee. Cancellations for peak or event weekends are subject to deposit loss and full room charges if we cannot rebook the room and have already turned away others who wished to book but could not due to that reservation, especially in cases where more than one room has been reserved for you.
Cancellations for the Carriage Barn/Events forfeit deposit and possibly all charges, unless we are able to rebook the same dates, and then a 25% rebooking fee applies.
Coronavirus Cancellation Policy: Our typical policy imposes a re-booking fee when there is a cancellation and,depending on the timing of the cancellation and/or the length of time and number of rooms reserved, even a deposit loss or full charges imposed. Bed & Breakfasts have much stricter policies than a typical hotel simply because they are smaller, more intimate, and offer a higher quality of stay. If you feel you must cancel due to COVID-19, we will be happy to reschedule your reservation for a date in the future without a re-booking fee. We will simply roll your deposit forward to the next desirable date for your travel—no matter how far in the future you may desire to travel. We appreciate your understanding of the importance of small businesses to the integrity and foundation of our economy, and of course, your loyal support. We support your desire to maintain your health, and we strive to do the same.
If a guest does not arrive and honor their reservation, or contact us to cancel, they will be charged for the full amount of the stay.
Cancellations or changes made within 10 days of scheduled reservation may be subject to a rebooking fee, or a change fee, particularly on peak or event weekends. The fee amount depends upon the length of the reservation, the proximity of the change to original check-in date, and the length of time the reservation has been in existence, preventing others from booking.
In the event we make an exception, either for a one-night stay during a two-night minimum period, early check-in, or late departure, we reserve the right to apply surcharges as needed.
We are a non-smoking inn. Additional charges may apply if this policy is violated, or if we must expend extra cleaning and other efforts to expunge smoke odors.
Though the reservation software default setting is for 2 persons, when booking the Carriage Barn for an event, the number we add into the reservation notes based upon our discussions with you is the target number of attendees/participants. A final headcount will be requested based upon our mutual agreement.
"Bar" on Premises
Please note that we have a first class liquor license. In order for us not to be in violation of that license, only alcohol purchased from our bar may be consumed.
As a general rule, we do not allow pets. Please call with respect to service animals.