Annual Events


Welcome to the Bread Loaf Campus

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The front porch of the Bread Loaf Inn is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the fall colors.

The Bread Loaf campus is home to the Bread Loaf School of English and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has a storied past. The original mountain and forest area in which the campus is located was willed to Middlebury College in 1915 by Joseph Battell, breeder of Morgan horses, proprietor of the local newspaper, and spirited lover of nature. Read more about Bread Loaf history and discover how the school revolutionized the idea of creative education.

The campus is located approximately 20 minutes east of the College in sight of Bread Loaf Mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The buildings are rustic and range from dormitories to small houses, a few of which are located on country roads less than a mile from the main inn.


The Bread Loaf campus consists of one main building (The Inn) and many smaller houses or cottages. Most of the sleeping arrangements are single beds-either one or two in a room. We do not put people in the same room unless it's requested.

Rooms are simply furnished with linens, towels, pillows and blankets. Although the buildings are heated, the heating systems vary. It may be prudent to bring an extra blanket and warm clothes. With few exceptions, bathroom facilities are shared.

Reservations for FFW 2013

Reservations are $50 per person per night and for Fall Family Weekend 2013 they include an extensive buffet breakfast on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings in the Bread Loaf Inn dining room for Bread Loaf guests. Please do not bring your pets, since they might disturb other guests. We do require a two-night minimum stay for Fall Family Weekend. For more information on Bread Loaf, please see the Fall Family weekend Schedule of Events.

The reservation form for Fall Family Weekend at Bread Loaf will be available on August 15. Please visit go.middlebury.edu/ffw for the link. Full refunds for Bread Loaf will be given up to Sept. 14. There will be no refunds after Sept. 14.

Other Lodging Options

Habitat for Humanity Housing

Each year, Atwater Commons co-sponsors a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser called "A Home for a Home". Faculty and staff members, as well as members of the community, offer rooms in their homes to visiting families. They request a donation of $130/room/night. Click here beginning August 15 to register for "A Home for a Home" housing or contact Peter Carothers at pcarothers@myfairpoint.net for more information. 

If you prefer not to stay at Bread Loaf, we suggest contacting the Addison County Chamber of Commerce at 800-733-8376, http://www.midvermont.com, or the Heart of Vermont Lodging Association at http://www.vermontinns.com for availability and rates at local inns, motels, and bed and breakfasts.