Offered at

 $399,000

(PRICE REDUCED 

Mar 2014)

Financial and Relahted Business Information available to qualified buyer

Rising Occupancy

Stable Operating Expenses

Every Year of Operation

Viewing by appointment

Any questions or feedback?

Contact 

Mark & Debbie Stanglin 

at 1-800-791-8045 

or email at stanglin@sover.net

 

See more about our B&B at 
www.carriagehousewoodstock.com

 

Property Information

Number of Guest Rooms: 9
Number of Guest Room Baths: 10
Property Address:
455 Woodstock Road

Woodstock, VT 05091
Year Built: 1865
Square Footage: 5560
Acreage: 0.43
Restaurant: No
Vermont Register of Historic Places

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Favorably located in Woodstock, one of Vermont's most popular tourist destinations, the Carriage House of Woodstock Bed & Breakfast offers an excellent lifestyle and investment opportunity.

This 19th century Victorian B&B is listed on the Vermont Register of Historic Places.  It has nine fully-furnished guest rooms (each with private bath and individual heating and A/C) and has many features, including a large kitchen with commercial appliances, two laundry rooms, thermostat-controlled fireplace, wireless Internet, and much more.  

The B&B is offered turnkey with furniture, fixtures, linens, amenities, business records and more. It can be efficiently operated with minimal staff. Training available to assist buyers with transition.

Common areas
Welcoming Entry with floor-to-ceiling glass display cases. A large romantic parlor with thermostat-controlled propane fireplace, comfortable chairs and sofa; Queen Anne dining table and chairs.  Large dining room with tin ceiling; antique table; buffet and chair with all placemats; napkins, and table decorations. An extra full bathroom hidden around the corner from the Entry. 

Kitchen
All of our guests love this huge kitchen with commercial appliances, extensive countertop space; cherry cabinetry and alluring skylights:

  • A large Sub-zero commercial refrigerator/freezer.
  • Commercial Dishwasher, Garland Stove (propane range/oven), electric oven, microwave oven.
  • Instant Hot Water Tap
  • Full China place settings, glassware; flatware and bakeware included.

Nine Large Guest Rooms

  • 7 Guest Rooms have Queen Beds; One with Queen/Twin; One with a King Bed.
  • 7 Rooms have Cable TV
  • All Rooms have Private Baths; three of these have whirlpool tubs.
  • The King Room has a propane fireplace.
  • All rooms have separate heating zones and air conditioning units.
  • All rooms have uniquely designed comforter sets, mattress pads, linens, curtains, pillows, towels and amenities.

The building services
The building is maintained to a very high standard and in accordance with all codes and regulations, highlights include:

  • Two heating systems, all rooms are zoned for control and economy, new oil tank in 2007.
  • Two hot water heaters, one new in 2006.
  • Town water and sewer.
  • Full fire suppression sprinkler system (town water) throughout the building.
  • Carbon monoxide / smoke detectors.  
  • Full Basement with finished storage space, including extra refrigerator and Freezer.
  • Two Laundry Rooms (one in the basement and one on the third floor to minimize running up and down stairs).

 

Owners Quarters
Our Owners' area is extensive - we're living with a teenage girl and 2 cats!

  • Our bedroom suite is large enough for our office and an exercise area.  It has a walk-out private deck, ceiling fans and extra cushy wall-to-wall carpeting.

  • Our daughter's bedroom has a large closet and a loft.
  • Two full baths!
  • Large Living Room with ceiling fan and skylight.
  • 2 1/2 car garage with radiant heat.

 

Outside

  • The Porches - Guests love to watch the world go by on our covered wrap-round front porch.  Near the kitchen, there's a private and peaceful porch.   All porch furniture and decorations are included in the sale.

  • Mature, well maintained landscaped yards include ample off-street parking with picturesque views.

Business - The Carriage House is fully licensed for lodging and restaurant services (there is currently no liquor license).  In addition to a growing set of new clientele from its excellent Internet presence, the B&B has a steady stream of return guests as well as many walk-in clientele due to the B&B's visibility from the east and west traveling on Route 4. 

We have explicit detailed records of the business since 2000.  This includes financials, occupancies, marketing (we own and maintain our website), former guest lists, current reservations and  more.  Our expenses over the last 11 years have been stable.

Full training and mentoring available if required.

Why are we selling such a great business?  We moved to Woodstock, Vermont  because of its year-round stable tourist business and its superb school system - for our daughter (who was in 1st grade when we moved here).   Stephanie graduated high school in June 2011 and is college in North Carolina.  We have decided to move closer to the rest of our families and care for an ill relative.

A note about financing:  Because we are going to be moving out of the area, owner financing is not available.  However, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) makes available low-cost financing for qualified buyers wanting to invest in small and medium businesses in Vermont.  Click here for the Direct Loan Program details.

 

http://www.veda.org/financing-options/vermont-commercial-financing/direct-loan-program/

Woodstock Vermont

The Great Towns of America by authors David and Joan Vokac (April 2009) announced that Woodstock, Vermont has been named one of the “top 100 best getaways for a vacation or a lifetime”.  Woodstock is described as the perfect embodiment of a New England village ”Vermont specialty shops abound downtown, along with fine restaurants. Numerous landmarks in and around town like the spectacular public library reflect generous endowments and a cosmopolitan spirit.”

Everything you love about Vermont— words like "romantic", "magical" and "historic" are often used to describe this quaint village that has been called "the prettiest small town in America". First settled in 1768, Woodstock retains the elegant charm and rugged character of American antiquity. With a covered bridge in the middle of town, and stately homes surrounding the village green, it is easy to see why Woodstock has been called the "quintessential New England village".

Woodstock’s excellent schools and welcoming community combined with a multitude of outdoor activities in all seasons make our town the ideal place to live. One of the top hospitals in the country, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center or the Dartmouth College are both just half an hour away from Woodstock.

Local attractions include the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park (the only NHP in Vermont); Pentangle Council on the Arts; Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences; Quechee Gorge; President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site; Union Arena Community Center; Simon Pearce; Sugarbush Farms; Dartmouth College; Killington and more......

Many annual events bring tourists to Woodstock, such as:   December's Wassail Weekend; Woodstock Winter Triathlon in February; Vermont's Winter Special Olympics in March; June's Covered Bridge Half Marathon; Quechee Balloon Festival; Fourth of July Spectacular; the Green Mountain Horse Association Summer Events, the July 100-mile Endurance Run and - of course - every September & October brings the world to Woodstock's renowned Fall Foliage.