Safford Mills Inn

The Safford Mills Inn and Café is the oldest house in Bennington Village and was the home of the owners of the first grist mill in Vermont.  We offer three elegant & uniquely dressed guest rooms with modern amenities, and private bathrooms, as well as a comfortable and relaxing café, featuring craft cocktails, light fare and decadent desserts.

"Innovator of the Year" Award


Owner of The Safford Mills Inn and Café recognized for business and hospitality innovations that turned this B&B into an “A&A” or “Accommodations and Apertif”

AUSTIN, TX (September 15, 2015)–, the world's most comprehensive site for planning and booking bed and breakfast getaways, announces the first “B&B Innovator of the Year Award” to recognize bed and breakfast pioneers who constantly evolve their business and hospitality offerings to better meet the ever-changing needs of travelers.’s inaugural award goes to John Redding and Lisa Harrington-Redding, owners of Safford Mills Inn & Cafe in Bennington, VT.  To attract a younger, more contemporary traveler, the innkeepers added a martini bar to the inn and cleverly rebranded it as an A&A, or “Accommodations & Apertif.” The inn offers complimentary martinis, wine, beer and appetizers every night.  Since reopening as an “A&A,” the property has doubled its occupancy and attracted a wider mix of global travelers as well as locals craving staycations.


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