rustic vermont charm in the heart of the mad river valley

The Mad River Barn is a boutique inn featuring 18 unique guest rooms, three rustic-chic event spaces, and high end on-site Pub & Restaurant [open seasonally] with catering. Our location on Rt. 17 in Waitsfield provides our guests with unmatched access to the superior outdoor recreation, shopping and dining throughout the Mad River Valley. We are less than two miles from Mad River Glen and less than five miles from Sugarbush Resort‘s Lincoln Peak. 

In a bit of an unconventional hospitality program, our business dynamic shifts each season
May – October

Once the leaves begin to return after stick season, our property re-opens our doors for the beginning of our six month wedding and events season.  Weekend wedding programs are hosted a majority of weekends, with both lodging and the pavilion space allocated in full. The Pub & Restaurant are closed to the public on weekends from May through October with the exception of occasional pop up dinners or other special events that will be posted on our events page. Often, a mid week Pub & Music Night [typically Thursday] will be featured with a full Pub menu as well as a rotating schedule of local bands. All Pub Music Series events will be on our calendar

Our inn is open to the public for leisure travel or group blocks from Sunday night through Thursday night each week. Breakfast is available for inn guests 7 days a week and included with all lodging. 

The mid-week lull of the property through Spring, Summer and Fall offers a fantastic opportunity to host corporate retreats, wellness retreats, family reunions, or other large parties. Our three unique event spaces provide vast options for meetings, lunches, dinners, conferences and more. Nearly every review written after an event mentions two outstanding, unmatched qualities that we are fortunate to have at the Barn: the BEST staff, and INCREDIBLE food. No matter what type of celebration or retreat you are hosting, our MRB ‘family’ will welcome you to our community and go above and beyond every step of the way. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our  reviews on Google.

December – March

Sticking close to our roots, we return to a family-friend ski lodge + full time Restaurant [5 nights/week] for December through March each year. Our focus is much more on leisure travel throughout the ski season although private events are still possible when the schedule allows. Whenever the Restaurant is open the full menu is available in the Pub [located on the second floor of the Main Barn]. The downstairs dining room is open for reservation-only on the weekends, as well as our ADA compliant dining space when needed. The dining room is also home to our fantastic in-house breakfast [A la carte or buffet depending on occupancy], which is available to all inn guests year round and included with the cost of lodging.