Arlington is a Historic Village nestled between the Taconic Range and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Hugged by the mountains, fed by the pristine waters of the Battenkill River and blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty, ours is a warm and welcoming community.
Perhaps this warmth and beauty is what inspired artist Norman Rockwell, an Arlington resident from 1939 to 1953, to remark upon moving to his new home on scenic River Road, "Now my pictures grew out of the world around me, the everyday life of my neighbors." That world embodied in Rockwell's work still exists today.
Visitors tell us that Arlington truly is the "Vermont that lives in your imagination." A place where visions of sun dappled rivers or snow covered slopes come to life. Whether it's paddling a canoe, or fishing the Battenkill, taking a dip in a favorite swimming hole under one of our covered bridges, snowshoeing or cross country skiing along our woodland trails, here your imaginings become real. And after wonderful times like these, visitors can stay in the heart of the Village at *The Arlington Inn to relax and unwind.
This Historic Inn is a Stately Greek Revival Mansion was built in 1848 as the private home of Martin Chester Deming. This Village Estate first opened its doors to welcome guests in 1888. Today travelers will find four buildings on the National Historical Register offering 18 guest rooms, an incredible restaurant and full service tavern. Modern amenities such as private baths, air conditioning and two person Jacuzzi’s complement Historic niceties such as claw foot soaking tubs, fireplaces, porches and patios. Situated on four acres, it provides the perfect venue for Weddings or Romantic Escapes.
Conveniently located on Historic 7A between Manchester and Bennington, Arlington and the surrounding area provide a myriad of shopping experiences, cultural heritage tourism explorations, theater and discovery in the natural landscape. We invite you to visit us soon and often.