Rolands Place welcomes you to The 1796 House, its guest rooms and elegant dining in centuries old surroundings. We sit high on a hill in this picturesque Vermont town of New Haven nestled between the Adirondack and the Green Mountains. At night, travelers will be drawn to the welcoming lights of this historic building.

We thank you for the wonderful stay at your Inn-the excellent food and beautiful room. . .
-John and MaryCurrell

We had such a delightful stay in your beautiful house. . .
-Walt and Marylyn Bartkowiak

“Great food, great hospitality, good service”
-Jim Jeffords

Guest Rooms

There are three rooms available to your guests and a living-room with phone & TV Each room has A/C private bath & comes with a complete Vermont breakfast

The Green Room

Queen Size, White Iron Canopy Bed, Whirlpool Tub for Two. Private bathroom with shower. Fireplace and air conditioning. $110

The White Room

Queen Size Bed. Private bathroom, air conditioning. $100

The Red Room

Two double beds. Private bath. Air-conditioning. *$95

*(Single occpancy rate+ $10 each added person)

The 1796 House B&B

The living room area is for the B&B guest only, with a TV, VCR, games, books and phone. The room is nicely renovated in a victorian style with Beautiful Wideboard floors.

  • Red Room: Two Double Beds with Private Bath, Full Breakfast$95 ($10 each additional person)
  • Green Room: Queen Size Bed, Private Bath, Jacuzzi Tub for Two, Full Breakfast$110
  • White Room: Queen Size Bed, Private Bath, Full Breakfast$100
    The Loft: Double Bed, for people staying in the White Room$50

The Loft or Cupola room

There is a double bed available for people staying in the white room, also you can enjoy the sunset on the Adirondacks while sipping a glass of wine.

Cupola Dinner

Begin with a Glass of Champagne & A Four Course Dinner for up to 4 people
While enjoying a Spectacular View of Addison County

The 1796 House History

In 1796, the year George Washington delivered his Farewell Address, Middlebury & Vergennes were two of the largest population centers in the state, each vying to become the Capitol of the new State of Vermont. It was at this time Moses Stow, an Ethan Allen Green Mountain Boy, left the militia and with his wife Mary Elector, built this stately home and tavern in New Haven, Vermont.

It was under their son, Loyal Stow, that the home prospered as the L.W. Stow Hotel, a popular stagecoach stop, New Havens library and the center of town government. The 1796 House really became the crossroads of the two communities.

Loyal and his wife Jane had one child, Alice Victoria, who grew up here during the many changes of the Industrial Revolution in 1800s. When Vermonts new Burlington & Rutland railroad crossed the farm, Alice was there to wave as the first train went by. Alice married Edson A. Doud, closed the hotel and together they operated a 250 acre dairy farm.

For 167 years this house remained home to the Stow & Doud families. The house was converted back to a restaurant by Mr. Benner a former police officer from New Jersey. Along with his wife’s good home cooking, he ran a successful bar & restaurant until they retired to Florida. Mr. & Mrs. Hodson are responsible for the beautiful restoration of the restaurant in 1986, but sadly closed the doors after just 3 years in business. After this beautiful home sat idle for 4 years, we discovered it with our three children while camping on our first visit to Vermont. We fell in love with its history, romance and beautiful views, knowing this was the perfect location for our dream. We hope you enjoy your stay as our guest and return soon .