The Lang House on Main Street, now a bed and breakfast in Burlington, Vermont, was built as a private residence in 1881 on land once owned by University of Vermont founder and legendary Vermont Green Mountain Boy Ira Allen.
The original owner was Frank Dudley, who commissioned Burlington architect and builder, John McLaughlin, to construct the house. McLaughlin took the house plan from Comstock’s 1881 pattern book. The Carriage House, which is located behind the inn, dates back to 1851. We do not know much about the structure’s history but suspect that it originally belonged to another property.
The house at 360 Main Street remained a private residence until the mid-1970s when a local real estate firm, Lang Associates, purchased the property and gave the house its name.
In 2000, the Lang House was converted to an 11-room bed and breakfast in Burlington, VT, preserving the house's historic nature while adding contemporary amenities and numerous safety features. All through the Lang House, you will see all the architectural qualities and appointments you might expect in a 19th century Victorian home: period furnishings and antiques, soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, and stunning woodwork and plaster detailing with a rosette pattern repeated throughout the house.
Kim Borsavage has been the proprietress since December 2003. At various times since acquiring the Lang House, members of her family have worked at the inn including her sister, daughter, sons and nieces.
Kim is especially pleased to offer University of Vermont accommodations as she has a special connection to the University – she is an alumna of the university and worked for the University of Vermont College of Medicine dean before becoming the Lang House’s innkeeper. Her son graduated with a B.S.M.E. in May 2007, and her daughter’s bioengineering research interest was sparked by a wonderful engineering faculty member at UVM. A niece, who now works here, is enrolled as an undergraduate student. The family legacy continues. We look forward to having you in our Burlington bed and breakfast.