About The Margaret Holland Inn

An Historic Inn: This well-preserved colonial–style home was built circa 1850s and sold in 1928 to Mrs. Margaret Holland. (Connarn). Margaret converted the home into an inn, naming it in honor of her grandparents who came to this country at the time the railway began service through Northfield. For decades, she served her guests bountiful New England meals and provided them a comfortable resting place along their journeys.

Some guests fondly remember Margaret’s famous maple cream caramel candies that she made by hand on the wood-fired cookstove, still on display in the dining room. We are grateful to Mrs. Connarn for preserving the charm of this old New England home with its spacious wrap-around porch and lovely glassed-in sun porch. We strive to continue her tradition of welcoming guests to the community of Northfield and the home of Norwich University.

About Your Hosts

Larry Babic and Patty Joslyn (and the short, kind dog, Charlie B) have made their way home.

Larry, born in Montpelier, Vermont, and Patty, raised in rural Massachusetts, share four wonderful, grown children, all born and raised here, in Central Vermont. Patty’s a writer, perpetual beginner knitter, dappling artist, and lover of life and stories. Larry’s a long-time builder honing his vision and craft as a woodturner and sourdough baker.

We are thrilled to be back among family and dear friends. Charlie B doesn’t say much; we will share that he’s a 17-pound wonder with wild hair (not fur) who promises to be hypo-allergic; we, of course, can only hope to follow suit!

We look forward to meeting you at 128 South Main Street: The Margaret Holland Inn.

  • Check-in is at 3:00
  • Check-out is at noon
  • As we have a service dog, Charlie B, we can not welcome other pets.
  • Please no smoking in the house or on the porches.
  • There are “common areas” for guests to use and enjoy as well as private areas reserved for the innkeepers, their staff, and families. Such areas are used for storage, office work, meal prep, or just relaxing. Thank you for respecting the innkeepers’ need for privacy.
  • Personal belongings left by guests shall be sent to an address indicated by the guest at their expense. If no instructions are left, belongings will be stored by the hotel for two months.
  • Please be respectful with your sound levels, actions, and cleanliness to afford all guests a relaxing visit.
  • Quiet time is from 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Please be mindful of parking so all guests have space.
  • Please declare damages, you will be held financially responsible.

Our hope is you find yourself in a place that feels like home.
If there is something that needs attention we want to know.