Sweet Onion Inn Circa 2007


This was the website for the Sweet Onion Inn.
Content is from the site's 2007 archived pages.
Oh, we have missed you.

An aside: I discovered the Sweet Onion Inn when I was in Vermont to make some adjustments to the custom business software my team and I had developed for a client. The company I work for doesn't just deliver a finished software tool or package we've created via CD-ROM or email and then walk away. We stay with the client as they implement and start using the new software. Once they and us see how the program working, the developer, (in this case me) makes updates and tweaks. I always feel that custom software becomes more useful through the delivery of enhancements and improvements. So there I was in Vermont. After finishing the adjustments for the client, I had planned to take a mini vacation since the fall season with all its magnificent colors was at its height. The Sweet Onion Inn was a great place to explore the surrounding area. I especially appreciated that they served vegan food.  It was not all that common back then to find a B&B that catered to vegans. From a purely selfish point of view, I find it sad that the owners of the Sweet Onion Inn decided to move on, and sold their B&B. You were the best!



Enjoy our Mountain Views, Six Guest Rooms and Vegan cooking.



Breakfast and Dinner are included in your room rate.


If you have never been to Vermont this is a grand time of year to get in the car or on a plane and come to the Green Mountain state. You'll enjoy spectacular views and delicious vegan organic food. If you are interested in vegan raw meals while you are staying at the Inn call Vicky at 802-767-6008 to talk about ordering some gourmet raw food for lunch or dinner.

You can also have a tension/pain releasing body massage while staying at the Inn. Call Vanesse at 909-800-8002 to schedule an appointment. Good times are after breakfast at 9 am, mid day at 2, 3, or 4 pm and possibly after dinner at 8 pm. Vanesse specializes in neck and back therapy, foot reflexology, acupressure, deep tissue and Swedish massage.

We look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends. You can check on line for availablility or give us a call at 802-767-3734.

See the links below for more detailed information.


Vermont Chamber of Commerce 802-223-3443 Web site www.vtchamber.com Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing 802-828-3237 1-800-VERMONT, web site, www.1-800-Vermont.com Vermont Summer Guide 802-223-3443 web site, www.vtguides.com

Green Mountain National Forest Service 802-747-6700

Romantic Couples Weekend Event ... see our Special Events Page


Need a bench in your hall or entrance way? Ron hand crafts beautiful 4 foot Shaker Meeting benches. These benches are one of a kind and have a simple elegance that can add grace and style to any area in your home. Ours in located in the sitting room of the Inn.


You can now purchase Imagery and Hypnosis CD's Imagery Titles Take that relaxed vacation feeling home with you by learning about the amazing Emotional Freedom Techniques... said to work frequently when nothing else does. Consider an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) session. This energy meridian treatment is easy to learn and can be self applied whenever you choose. You can learn more about EFT by visiting Kathy's Specialties

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AND CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY You can check for availability without booking the room. Just click on the "Reserve Now" in the Rooms page or use the Reserve tab in the green bar at the top of each page. Then if you decide to reserve, you can go ahead and book your reservation online, or call the Inn at 802-767-3734.

All rooms are the same rate and to view them go to the Rooms page. ... 2 people to a room including breakfast and dinner for both people ... $165 plus 14.85 tax = 179.85 with a 50% deposit of $89.93.

A single person in a room including breakfast and dinner ... $125 plus 11.25 tax = $136.25 with a 50% deposit of $68.13.
Rates for families with children Two parents, two children (14 years and under) two rooms...$205 plus $18.45 tax = $223.45 with a 50% deposit of $111.72 (Green Mountain and Orchard rooms only)including dinners and breakfast for all four. call to reserve to get this two room rate... 802-767-3734.




When redeeming a Gift Certificate you must call or email in order to avoid additional charges.

Another note of importance... since we offer bed, breakfast and dinner, we serve the evening meal only once at 6:30 pm with breakfast served only once at 8 am. and both meals are included in the rate.

When you reserve online, dinner and breakfast are automatically included. However, if you are not joining us for dinner on the night of your arrival, or any other night during your stay, you can email the Sweet Onion Inn and we will give you a $25 credit per person, which will be deducted from your balance.

Make your reservations today and remember you can choose your room from photos and descriptions on the rooms page... bed, dinner and breakfast are reflected in the room rate.

Our cancellation policy is a full refund minus a 10% processing fee on the entire reservation, 14 days prior to date of arrival.


Our Rooms

The inn has six guest rooms, four with private baths and two that share a bath. Each room is freshly decorated with original wide-plank floors and stenciled walls. The inn offers a big porch for sitting and summer dining. Good books, games and puzzles can be found in the living room.

The Garden Room - This is a spacious room with a view of the back yard and the flower gardens. It offers a queen bed and a private bath with a tub and shower. Both the bed and the bench at the foot of it were crafted by Ron. Stenciled walls add to its appeal. Rate $175 dbl, dinner and breakfast included for two.

The Wildflower Room - Complete with private bath (tub & shower) is located on the first floor. A country cozy kind of room with a very comfortable double bed, and stenciled walls. This bed was also hand crafted by Ron. Rate $175 dbl dinner and breakfast included for two.

The Sweet Onion Room - Boasts a king bed hand crafted by Ron. The charm of this room is in its ability to invite you to lounge on the big bed and read a good book or spend quiet time with someone you love. It has a private bath with a tub and shower. Rate $175 dbl dinner and breakfast included for two.


The White River Room - A corner room on the second floor with a queen bed and its own bath (shower). This room offers a window seat that looks out onto the mountains and the White river in the distance. Rate $175 dbl, dinner and breakfast included for two.


The Green Mountain Room - A sunny room with a double bed, a comfy chair and a writing table. It offers a window seat looking down onto the feeders where birds and squirrels alike, can be seen enjoying a meal. This room shares a bath (shower) with the Orchard Room, but can be reserved as a private bath by calling the Inn at 802-767-3734. Rate $175 dbl, dinner and breakfast included for two.

The Orchard Room - An upstairs room overlooking the apple and cherry trees below. This is a spacious room with a couch and writing table, and TWO TWIN BEDS Shares a bath (shower) with the Green Mountain room. Rate $175 dbl, dinner and breakfast included for two. This room can be reserved as a combination family suite with the Orchard room for 2 children 2 adults at a rate of $225 for both rooms including meals for all ($210 for one child). Call the Inn about this special family rate at 802-767-3734.

Room Rates: The rates below include organic vegan dinners and breakfasts. A 50% deposit is required when you make your reservation but a full refund, less 10% cancellation fee on total reservation, is available up to 14 days prior to arrival date.

Check in after 3pm, check out before 11am.

Dinner is served only once at 6:30pm

*Dinner and Breakfast

Included in rates

One person in the room        $135 includes dinner and breakfast
Two people in the room        $175 includes dinner and breakfast


Arriving after the evening meal? Only interested in breakfast?
A dinner credit of $30 per person is available when you call the Inn or email
at least 48 hours before arrival.

Due to state laws and respect for the health of others, smoking is prohibited in or around the inn.

We are a Fragrance Free Inn. Ron and many of our guests are sensitive to fragrances found in perfumes, colognes and after shave lotions. We ask that you refrain from using these items while at the Inn since this can result in serious headaches and other health problems for these people. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Because of guests with allergies to dogs and cats, the Inn is unable to accommodate companion animals.

Menu Sampler

All of our meals are totally organic, vegan, and made-from-scratch. Our desserts are naturally sweetened with agave.

We will not be serving specialty meals such as no wheat or no garlic during the busy color season of late Sept and October.





Breakfast specialties


French Toast: with raisin or cherry scones, oven roasted potatoes.

Fruit 'n Nut Pancakes: Multi-grain blueberry and walnut, apple, peach and strawberry.

Biscuits 'n Gravy: Tempeh sausage and miso gravy over biscuits with hash browns.

Sweet Onion Scrambled Tofu: with sweet potato rounds and corn bread.

Also:. Olive oil spread, Fruit spreads, 100% Fruit juices, Organic Vermont maple syrup, Organic coffees, Soy coffee lightener, large selection of Herbal teas.


Dinner specialties

Shepherds Pie: Potatoes, carrots, onions and tempeh with mashed potatoes and gravy topping (Served with avocado salad, French onion soup and whole grain biscuits.)

Lentil Rice Patties: Brown rice, celery, onion, olive oil, basil, oregano, tamari and tahini patty (Served with fresh salad, lentil soup, famous lumpy mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy.)

Burrito Cake: Bean and rice filling stacked with tortilla shells and topped with fresh salsa (Served with red pepper salad and tomato-corn soup.)

Cauliflower Tagliateli: Mushroom and cauliflower sauce cascading over mound of bow tie pasta (Served with rosemary olive-or onion focaccia, minestrone soup and garlic bread.)

Butterfly Pasta: Sauteed zucchini, onion and peppers, homemade tomato sauce over vegi pasta (Served with orange-walnut salad, herb potatoes and fresh bread with olive oil.)

Three Bean Pot Pie: Navy, kidney, black bean pie (Served with veggie slaw, yam soup and wild rice.)

During the week a lighter dinner is served, however there is plenty of yummy food like always.

Every dinner is topped off superbly with a luscious naturally sweetened dessert.




The Sweet Onion Inn is located on Route 100 in the quaint little town of Hancock, Vermont. Route 100 forms a scenic spine through Vermont, following the eastern flank of the Green Mountains. It presents the traveler with long, tranquil views over miles of beautiful farms and towns. Vermont's exemplary approach to preserving scenic quality is shown with outstanding results on Route 100.

Follow Route 100 to the 125 junction. The Inn is on the northeast edge of the village.

Many of our guests get lost using map quest, we suggest that you print these directions.

Directions from New York City: approximately a 7 hour drive. Take the NY thruway to exit 24 to Northway (I-87)North to exit 20, turn left on 149 East to Fort Ann, turn left(N) on Rte 4 & 7, turn right(E)on Rte 4 toward Killington, turn left(N)on Rte7/Rte4 to Rte4(E)turn right and go up the mountain to Rte 100, turn left(N)follow 100 through Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Rochester and into Hancock.
The Inn sits on Rte 100 just past the junction of Rte 125 & Rte 100.

From Boston,MA: approximately a 3 1/2 hour drive.(170 miles) 93N to 89N past 91 to 3rd exit (Bethel)right at the end of the ramp on 107. Then just before the town of Bethel 107 takes a sharp left under a viaduct, go about 9 miles to Rte 100 N. You will go through Stockbridge and Rochester and into Hancock. Then as above.

From Albany, NY: approximately a 3 hour drive.(115 miles)87N to 149 East as above.

From Burlington, VT: approximately 1 1/2 hour drive (70 miles) 89S to exit 10 South (right then left thru Waterbury, over bridge to 100 South (right turn) go thru Waitsfield, Warren and Granville into Hancock. Inn is on the left just before Rte 125.



Innkeepers: Ron and Kathy Heatley


Route 100 PO Box 66

Hancock, Vermont 05748

(802) 767-3734