A Full Country Breakfast
Wake up each day to piping hot coffee and a hearty country breakfast.
A complimentary full country breakfast is served each morning in the dining room for overnight guests. Choose from several entrée choices at your own private table in our dining room.
Breakfast hours are subject to change, but in general run from:
8:00 AM to 9:45 AM Saturdays and Sundays and holidays
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Monday through Friday
For Lunch and Dinner check out local Bennington Vermont Restaurants.
Pete and Lynn Green: Owners, Innkeepers and married at The Four Chimneys Inn.
Pete and Lynn purchased the Four Chimneys Inn in 2005 after falling in love with historic Old Bennington and the magnificent grounds of The Four Chimneys Inn. After twenty years in the corporate world, Lynn left her position as a VP of marketing for a global publishing company and Pete left his position as an engineering program manager for a Boston high-tech firm and they moved to quiet and charming Bennington to become innkeepers.
“We love working together every day and thoroughly enjoy getting to chat with each of our guests. Each one comes with a unique story — and that’s what keeps it fun.”
Depending on when you visit, you may also meet Lynn’s mom, Helen Little. When she is not in Bennington with her grandson, she is off visiting her grandaughters in Nashville, Tennessee and Guangzhau, China.
Bethany Norris is our resident innkeeper and manager. You will often see Bethany’s smiling face at check-in. Bethany is a midwestern girl (i.e. Buckeye fan!) and comes to us after a five year stint in New York City where she worked in marketing in the NYC office for the Caneel Bay Resort, St. John Virgin Islands.
Dating Back to 1783
The original building dates to 1783 when it was the home of the Reverend David Avery, 2nd pastor of the Old First Church. Unable to afford the upkeep he sold the estate to Nathanial Brush, a notable participant in the Battle of Bennington, who later became a politician. Brush shortly ran out of money, turning the mansion into a boarding house and general store.
In 1870 Tom Saxton, a Troy NY merchant, purchased and refurbished the property to its original grandeur.
In 1910 the entire house burned to the ground, leaving only the foundation. Philip B. Jennings, a prominent businessman rebuilt the estate as you see it today and lived in it until his death in 1949.
In the 1950’s James Rollis transformed the mansion into a booming fine dining restaurant serving such celebrity clientele as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Walt Disney. Norman Rockwell is even said to have painted a scene in the main dining room (although we can’t seem to locate it).
In recent years the mansion was converted into a romantic bed & breakfast. Totally refurbished, The Four Chimneys Inn brings you all of the modern day amenities while maintaining its elegance and old world charm.