A Full Country Breakfast
Wake up each day to piping hot coffee and a hearty country breakfast.
For overnight guests, a complimentary full country breakfast is served each morning at your own private table in the dining room. For your safety during Covid, tables are spaced with a 6-foot distance between seats. You may also choose a take-away option to enjoy your breakfast outdoors on the stone patio or in your room. Either way, choose from several entrée choices to get your day off to a great start. Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options are available.
Breakfast hours are subject to change, but in general run from:
7:30 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.
Kate Goble and Marc Baetens: Owners
Originally from Arizona, Kate moved to Belgium after meeting Marc in 2012. While in Belgium, Marc and Kate renovated an old farm house to start a small 5 room bed and breakfast. Looking for an opportunity to expand and relocate to the US, Marc and Kate purchased the Four Chimneys Inn in March 2022. The Vermont weather was exactly what they were looking for. Marc enjoys snowboarding in the winter, and cycling in the summertime, while Kate enjoys golf.
They live on the property with their young son, Nathan, who is an inn keeper in training. He will have no problem helping guests with directions, or if he is not too busy, talking with our guests about space (his favorite subject!).
Guests who enjoy the outdoor patio in the summertime may also be lucky enough to be greeted by our official mascot, Orange. She is a 3 year old Pomeranian who loves saying hello to anyone who is willing to give her cuddles.
We look forward to hosting you soon!
Meg Greenawalt: Evening Innkeeper
Originally from Connecticut, Meg moved to Vermont in 2008. An avid gardener and bird watcher, Meg loves the opportunity to enjoy both in this beautiful state. Meg looks forward to welcoming our guests upon arrival and providing anything they need while relaxing on our patio or in our lounge.
Dating back to the late 1700’s…
Located on the west end of the Village of Old Bennington, the first home on the property was built in the 1780’s for the 2nd pastor of the Old First Church, David Avery. Avery’s tenure at the church only lasted for 3 years before he moved further north.
Property records have been hard to locate for the 1800’s, but according to a few sources, the property was owned by Judge Pierpont Isham (born 1809), who practiced law at his office on the property before he went on to be part of the Supreme Court of Vermont.
Around 1870, the property was purchased by Thomas Saxton, a wealthy Troy, NY merchant who renovated the house to expand it similar to the mansion that it is today.
In 1900, the home was purchased by Phillip B. Jennings (the son of the renowned pastor Isaac Jennings of the Old First Church) as his summer home. Unfortunately, in 1910, the entire house burned to the ground, leaving only the signature four chimneys standing. Mr. Jennings rebuilt the house using architects Albro & Lindeberg of New York. This house, completed in 1916, is the house used for the Inn today.
After Mr. Jennings passing in 1949, the property was purchased by restaurateur Jimmy Rallis and the Four Chimneys Restaurant was opened in 1953. The restaurant became very well known, serving guests including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Walt Disney. In the late 1970’s, seeing the need for a place where the guests of the restaurant could stay the night, approval was given for the first guest rooms to be added to the house. It started with 3 guest rooms on the second floor, and over time was expanded to 11 rooms to what is now the Four Chimneys Inn (bed and breakfast).