About Us

History of The Bentley House

This weekend we got a typical winter storm for VT.  The scenery is great , the skiing is great.


In 1895, Edward Broughton built a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home as a wedding present for his eldest son. It was a private home where three generations of Broughtons lived until the house was sold to the academy across the street which is now known as Green Mountain College.

The Bentley House graces the historic Village of Poultney, in the Lakes Region of Vermont's Rutland County. This residential community founded in 1761 borders New York on the west and shares beautiful Lake St. Catherine State Park and Golf Course with the town of Wells on the south. Green Mountain College dominates the village with its beautiful campus and contributes to the quaint downtown Main Street lined with charming shops, friendly eateries, Post Office, Historical Society and Library.

Come enjoy the ambience of this century-old charmer with its stained glass windows, original woodwork and mantles, imposing staircase, wrap-around porch and period antiques.

The Owners

Nothing else to do but be with friends in nice surroundings and eating.

Pam & Rich Mikkelsen, present The Bentley House, Poultney's very own spectacular Inn! 

Open Year Round

Nature can make the simplest sites amazing.

In addition to the usual seasonal activities such as, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Golfing & Boating.  Check out upcoming events below as provided by the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce.