About The Inn
Once you step Back Inn Time in St. Albans Vermont, you will never want to leave! This graciously comfortable home exudes character and charm. It beckons you to leave your cares and recall a simpler life.
Many of our guests are impressed by the atmosphere here as well as the beautifully restored house, carriage barn, and grounds.
Our establishment is a Victorian home built in 1858 by Victor Atwood. The history of the home is unique in that it has had only three previous owners and was passed down through the generations for 160 years.
The spectacular mahogany staircase near the formal entry invites you to luxurious rooms and baths above. Incredible woodwork, architecture and craftsmanship are evident in every room and must be seen to be appreciated. Our guests tell us frequently that pictures on the website do not do the house justice.
The elegant dining room is graced with a crystal chandelier, original purple granite fireplace, mantle, and tile work as well, in colors reminiscent of the Victorian era. The formal living room is enhanced by an intricately styled and elaborate fireplace with fleur-de-lis and large gracious windows, allowing ample natural light to fill the room. Sitting in the living room with the windows open you may hear the bells of three local churches as they peal a melodious tune.
Each room has been carefully restored and refinished from floor to ceiling, with careful attention to the selection of fabrics and linen colors. Though the house reflects a bygone era, Back Inn Time has been frequently described as unpretentious and welcoming, relaxing and refreshing. The Carriage Barn has been described as having an elegant rustic vibe.
Our guests are welcome to enjoy our sitting rooms and reading areas located on two levels. Wander through our gardens, or sit back in one of our side porches, one by a babbling fountain and song bird haven. Enjoy a cup of tea, a good book or just relax. In our informal bar, wine and beer is available for purchase near the sunny deck.
In addition to times of solitude and private getaways, many wonderful occasions may be spent here. Jazz concerts, private parties, weddings and other happenings frequently take place in the restored carriage barn.
The current owners are Ron and KarenMarie Peltier. They purchased the property from Pauline Cray, who lovingly restored it beginning in 1999. This is KarenMarie’s second historic inn, and a continuation of a lifetime of playing “host and hostess” for both Ron and KarenMarie. They are doing what they enjoy most and hoping you feel the love!
This place is the real deal - the epitome of what a Bed and Breakfast should be. It is an authentic, luxurious, beautifully restored victorian manor house, richly furnished with period pieces, but with approachable comfort that draws you to dive right in and enjoy every room, every piece of furniture. The home-made breakfasts were satisfying and delicious. It is walking distance to a great little down town. The owners provide a wonderful personal touch that created a perfect stay for our special anniversary getaway. We highly recommend this B & B. You will definitely be transformed back to a time where you can savor today, find tranquility, and forget your daily stresses of the here and now. We hope to be back again soon. Our stay was absolutely delightful!
~Angela & Fred, New York (Stayed May 2014)