Built in the early 1800’s as a stagecoach stop, the inn has also been rumored to have been home to an early dental practice (Ouch!). The authentic post and beam architecture and wide plank floors which are evident throughout reflect the expert craftsmanship of the Federal period. The large barn and silo base, now used to raise the American flag, are reminiscent of its early farming roots. The main building is currently listed on Vermont’s Historic Register and is certified as a “Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State.
We purchased the property in 1985, transforming the farm and home into Johnnycake Flats, a very comfortable bed & breakfast, offering travelers the opportunity to refresh themselves and experience a taste of rural life. We consider ourselves to be fun loving people with a slant towards being adventurous. Wherever we travel, we seem to seek the unique, often simple, natural features or artistic beauty of a place. Both mountain and ocean environments refresh our spirit. As hosts, we are unpretentious, easygoing and friendly. Our interests include, tele skiing, hiking, gardening, quilting, traveling and, of course, Border Collies.
Johnnycake Flats is 25 acres of field, farmland, forest, frog ponds, organic veggie gardens, flowers, deck and screened-in porch to enjoy, paint or photograph. Guests are welcome to use the inn’s snowshoes, sleds, daypacks, coolers, BBQ grill and campfire pit… so come, unwind and experience the peacefulness and natural beauty that abound in our special corner of Vermont!
We Are Green!
Johnnycake Flats has been awarded the distinction of being a “Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State” by the Agency of Natural Resources. Our inn is recognized as a leader in the ecotourism movement by choosing environmentally friendly business practices such as recycling, composting, towel/linen reuse, efficiency lighting and chemical reduction where possible. We use locally and organically grown fruits, vegetables and eggs whenever seasonally available. In fact we grow much of it ourselves right here on the farm.