Historic charm and modern conveniences make our 1881 Queen Anne Victorian one of the best places to stay in Burlington, VT. Our comfortable rooms and suites are just a short walk from the attractions and restaurants in downtown Burlington, and our healthy and hearty breakfast, with locally sourced ingredients, will delight you each morning.
One of the Best Places to Stay in Burlington, VT
The Innkeeper & Staff
The Lang House on Main Street is a family-owned inn. Kim Borsavage has been the proprietress since December 2003. Since Kim acquired the Burlington, Vermont bed and breakfast, many members of her extended family including her daughter, sons, sister, and nieces have worked there at various times.
Kim has a special connection to the University of Vermont, so she is especially pleased to have the Lang House in close proximity to the University. She is a University of Vermont alumna and worked for the University of Vermont College of Medicine’s dean prior to her ownership of the Lang House. Kim’s son graduated in 2007 with a B.S.M.E., and her daughter’s interest in bioengineering research was inspired by an outstanding engineering faculty member at UVM. Two nieces are also alumnae of UVM.
A number of young people work at the inn; most of them are University of Vermont students. The inn’s location makes the Lang House an ideal workplace for students who perform all sorts of invaluable tasks from serving breakfast, cleaning guest bedrooms and staffing the reception desk.
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We look forward to welcoming you to our bed and breakfast inn.
The Inn’s History
The Lang House on Main Street 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 a Burlington architect and builder, John McLaughlin, to construct the house. According to local historical records, McLaughlin designed the house from Comstock’s 1881 pattern book. The Carriage House, which is located behind the inn, dates back to 1851.
Research informs that Mr. Dudley was in the lumber business. Barges on Lake Champlain brought lumber and other commodities to the port of Burlington, one of the largest in the northern hemisphere (until the advent of the automobile). The lumber was unloaded and transported to area mills for processing. One can imagine how thrilling it was to work with an architect on the various exterior and interior features of this Queen Anne Victorian that also features Charles Eastlake interior design characteristics and furnishings.
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 Burlington, VT bed and breakfast inn. The property’s historic nature was preserved while contemporary amenities and numerous life safety features were added.
Guests enjoy architectural qualities and appointments one would expect in a late-19th century Queen Anne Victorian home: stained glass windows, gorgeous woodwork, soaring ceilings, period furnishings and antiques, and plaster detailing. The rosette or bull’s eye pattern is repeated in various ways throughout the house.
The Carriage House barely resembles its humble and utilitarian origins. The two guest rooms in the Carriage House – Galloway and McClurkin – have simple wood work and have a cottage ambiance.
Common Areas at Our Burlington Bed and Breakfast
Guests enjoy looking through the morning newspapers (Wall Street Journal, New York Times), reading books, playing board games or just chatting in our comfortably appointed sun and living rooms at our Burlington bed and breakfast. Guests frequently take advantage of our special add-ons and order a bottle of wine or beer and a Vermont artisanal cheese plate before heading out for dinner.
The sunroom has a flat screen TV with cable service, and a DVD player for guest use. There is a guest refrigerator in the lobby, as well as a computer and printer from which guests can print their airline boarding passes.