The Chipman Inn is a lovely, historic country inn and bed and breakfast in the traditional New England style in a beautiful setting, and has been for more than 40 years.

A quiet haven in the mountains between Middlebury and Hancock, The Chipman Inn in Ripton is the place for farmhouse cooking, a book by the fire, cocktail or locally brewed beer in the Tap Room, good company, great stories and a restful night’s sleep. Seven miles from Middlebury, The Chipman Inn is close enough to enjoy the activities of the busy college town yet is situated in the middle of Robert Frost country where the poet lived near the Breadloaf Campus for 39 summers.

An Inn for all seasons, The Chipman Inn is close to the Green Mountain National Forest trail system for Inn to Inn Biking, Hiking, Skiing and Snowshoeing programs. Both the Rikert Ski Touring Center and Middlebury College Snow Bowl are nearby. The Chipman Inn is the perfect family setting for Middlebury College events.

Come to enjoy all four seasons on the mountain and have a respite from the hustle of everyday life.
You are always welcome!

Area Attractions

Aside from The Chipman Inn itself (having been built in 1828), Ripton has a number of interesting historic sites. Find out more…

Photo: Bill Rondini

Chipman Inn Tap Room

Enjoy farmhouse cooking, a cocktail or locally brewed beer in the Tap Room where we proudly serve Otter Creek Copper Ale, Shed and Wolaver’s draft beer.

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