Our History

Applewood Manor History

 

We searched New England for three years to find the perfect property and location for a bed and breakfast, and we found it in the charming college town of Castleton, Vermont. Applewood Manor is a historic colonial house dating back to 1789 and is one of the three oldest houses remaining from colonial Castleton. The house’s captivating beauty, unique workmanship and history have been lovingly preserved through careful renovations. The original house was built by Noah Hoyt, younger brother of Nehemiah Hoyt (Hoit) one of the first settlers who came to Castleton as a single man in 1771. As a Green Mountain Boy, Nehemiah Hoyt assisted in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga; we’ve been told he was the third man to enter, following on the heels of Colonel Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold!

The house remained in the Hoyt family until the mid-20th century. Since then, only two other families have owned the property before we bought it in 2004. In 2007, we opened it as a beautiful historic bed and breakfast, with the trademarks of a quintessential small Vermont inn. Applewood Manor is the perfect place to stay for exploring South Central Vermont and beyond, and for a New England getaway.

Inside the House

Library

Library Here’s Nancy, one of our friends and frequent guests, making the most of the overstuffed sofa in the library.  You’re welcome to borrow books from the shelves, or play chess on the Afghan set.

Here’s Nancy, one of our friends and frequent guests, making the most of the overstuffed sofa in the library. You’re welcome to borrow books from the shelves, or play chess on the Afghan set.

Dining-room

Dining-room Our dining-room has the original beehive oven and brick fireplace where Ralph lights a log fire on chilly mornings.  Around our communal table, guests find special connections and make lively conversation.

Our dining-room has the original beehive oven and brick fireplace where Ralph lights a log fire on chilly mornings. Around our communal table, guests find special connections and make lively conversation.

Guest Lounge

Guest Lounge Guests love to chat, watch TV, or enjoy a movie in the lounge.  In fact, guests love to lounge in the guest lounge!

Guests love to chat, watch TV, or enjoy a movie in the lounge. In fact, guests love to lounge in the guest lounge!

Outside the House

Winter with snowman

Winter with snowman Love those chilly, blue-sky days!  Winter fun begins with building snowmen and snowshoeing along woodland paths with Samson!

Love those chilly, blue-sky days! Winter fun begins with building snowmen and snowshoeing along woodland paths with Samson!

The Porch

The Porch Relax on our shady porch where there’s nearly always a breeze.  It’s a great place to have early morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, or naps at any time of the day!

Relax on our shady porch where there’s nearly always a breeze. It’s a great place to have early morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, or naps at any time of the day!

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Take a refreshing dip in our little swimming pool.  When temperatures soar, it’s the only place to be!  Samson would agree!

Take a refreshing dip in our little swimming pool. When temperatures soar, it’s the only place to be! Samson would agree!