Built in 1793, the inn was originally the home of Colonel Joseph Marsh, Vermonts first lieutenant governor. Since that time, the historic residence has been expanded to include 22 guest rooms, 3 suites, a fine dining restaurant, and common area for our guests to relax and enjoy. May thru October the inn hosts outdoor tented events up to 180 guests on our brick courtyard surrounded by lush green meadows.

 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn maintains 19th century character and charm while adding modern conveniences. Multi-paned windows offer stunning views out toward Dewey’s Mill Pond, the Ottauquechee River, and the majestic spruce and hardwood trees that tower over the property. Each room and nuance of the inn has its own unique story to tell. In the afternoon, our guests enjoy fresh baked cookies and refreshments and in colder months the wood burning fireplace in our common room making it a great choice in Vermont for leisure travel and destination weddings.

Photo by Kathleen Porter


Wide pine floors hold the mystery of centuries of footsteps that have come before you. Queen Anne furnishings and period antiques adorn the 22 guest rooms and three suites, dining rooms, and common areas. The inn is carefully restored to maintain as much of the 19th-century character and charm as possible, while adding modern conveniences like private baths, wireless internet, cable TV, and air-conditioning for all the guest rooms. Each room and nuance of the inn has its own unique story to tell. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear the whispers of history.



The charming candle-lit dining rooms at the inn are open nightly. Dining at the inn will exceed even the highest expectations. Each night, our chefs dazzle the palates of both our guests and the public with some of the finest cuisine in New England, made from fresh Vermont products. Tantalizing dinner entrees finished with aperitifs from our full-service bar and extensive wine list make dining here an experience that you'll replay in your mind again and again.



If you're looking for wedding venues in Vermont, look no further than The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. With a backdrop of the Ottauquechee River, historic red barns, and lush green meadows, wedding guests enjoy exceptional cuisine and spirits as-well-as friendly, unsurpassed service from our staff. For your destination wedding in late spring, summer and early fall, we offer full-service catering for up to 180 guests for beautiful outdoor receptions in our fully tented brick courtyard. With an additional side tent rented we can accommodate up to 200 guests. Your guests will occupy our 25 guest rooms for the weekend and you’ll have the inn completely to yourselves after dinner on Friday through Sunday morning.



In 1793 at the age of 67, Colonel Joseph Marsh built the Georgian style house with his wife, Dorothy and 10 of their 12 children. He was appointed Vermont’s first Lieutenant Governor. The Colonel operated a self-sufficient farm, growing wheat, corn and used the timber from lumber and potash to make soap. In 1810 the Colonel’s wife passed away and he is said to have died of a broken heart in 1811. The farm and home was left to Daniel Marsh and family. They raised sheep, had an apple orchard and grew wheat, rye and corn. The farm stayed in the Marsh Family until 1845 when the ownership of the property was transferred to Judge John Porter and his wife, Jane. The farm consisted of 500 acres of land. John Porter continued to grow corn and wheat but changed from sheep raising to cattle breeding . The honorable John Porter died in 1886 and his wife in 1900. Click here for more information