Local Accommodations

The picturesque New England town of Rochester is conveniently located on Route 100 in central Vermont, approximately 1.25 hours from Burlington, VT, 1 hour from Hanover, NH and 3 hours from Boston, MA. The institute will be based at the Rochester Community School, and will have classes in several locations surrounding the town center. Local restaurants and businesses are all within walking distance, making your busy day easier to manage and more enjoyable. Several local B&Bs are ready to welcome you for the week (some have pianos). Camping is also available. Please make your reservations early because Rochester is a popular vacation destination.

Many Rochester residents make their homes available for Suzuki week on airbnb and other websites, such as www.homeaway.com and https://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/vermont/sugarbush-mad-river-glen/rochester. A little hint is that if you say you are staying for an entire week, you often get a discounted rate! (And it is lovely to be in Rochester an extra day on either end)!

If you are interested in being a GMSI Housing Coordinator and helping others to find appropriate places, please contact Pam.  If you are a teacher trainee looking for a single room, please contact Pam.


Pumpkin Patch Bed and Breakfast 
B&B on the town park. Weekly rates available.
Phone: 802-767-4742. Email: thepumpkinpatchbb@gmail.com.

Huntington House Inn 
B&B and full service restaurant and tavern located on the town park.
Phone: 802-767-9140. Email: innkeeper@hungtintonhouseinn.com

Liberty Hill Farm
Farm vacation, 3 miles south of the town park. Dinner and full breakfast are included.
Weekly rates available.
Phone: 802-767-3926 Email: beth@libertyhillfarm.com.

CasaBella Inn & Restaurant 
Full country inn on Route 100, 8 miles south of Rochester.
Chef owned. Restaurant on premises.
Phone: 802-746-8943.

Cobble House Inn 
Bordering the White River, 12 miles south of Rochester in Gaysville. 
Two tuned pianos on premises, Breakfasts included.
Call Tony at 802-234-5458 for special Suzuki rate.

Old Hancock Hotel 
Inn with restaurant, 4 miles north of the Rochester town park, located in Hancock at the junction of Routes 100 & 125. Weekly rates available.
Phone: 802-767-4976.

The Gathering Inn 
Guest accommodation on Route 100 in Hancock, 4 miles north of Rochester village.
Weekly rates available.
Phone: 802-767-3734.

Swiss Farm Inn 
B&B 11 miles south of Rochester on Route 100 in Pittsfield. Family rates available.
Phone: 802-746-8341 or 1-800-245-5126. Email: swissfarminn@myfairpoint.net.

When Words Count Retreat
Offering beautiful accommodations, breakfast included, a heated in-ground pool, mountain biking, mountain views and more. Also farm to table gourmet dinners are available (every night), with reservations, for an additional fee. Rooms are available from Sunday to Friday.
1764 Marsh Brook Road, Rochester, VT.
Call the General Manager, Jill Riley, to discuss room and meal rates.


Our GMSI Camping Coordinator is Christy Pardew (Oz' Mom). Christy has kindly offered to help GMSIers figure out camping possibilities together!  She can be reached at christy.pardew@gmail.com or 617-913-7672!

Information on Moosalamoo and Chittenden Brook Campgrounds.

Information on Lake Dunmore Kampersville, Branbury State Park, and Gifford Woods State Park.


Many homes for rent for the week can be found on www.airbnb.com and on the other sites listed above (or google Rochester Vermont vacation rentals).  Rochester residents have graciously made their homes (and town!) available for Suzuki week.

Red Acre Cottage (new listing for 2018)

Welcome to quintessential Vermont! Come stay at our cozy yet spacious, rustic yet modern, much-beloved Red Acre Cottage. We're nestled on a scenic ridge in the idyllic town of Rochester, just east of the Green Mountains and right off of Vermont Scenic Byway Route 100, one of the state's prettiest roads.

2 bedrooms + queen sleeper sofa (living room)/ 1.5baths 



1860's farmhouse for rent in Granville. 3 bedrooms, large kitchen and dining room, large living room, WiFi, television via WiFi, telephone. Email for photos if interested. Weekly rental rate including all linens but not maid service is $1,000 plus VT Rooms and Meals tax and $75.00 cleaning fee. The house is located at 3586 North Hollow Rd., Granville, VT 05747.
Call or email Diane at 802.767.3569 diane@mikeeramomasonry.com

1780-era farmhouse on Route 73 just outside town that has been in our family since 1852. The house is surrounded by the Green Mountain National Forest, and hiking trails are accessible from the back door; there is a swimming hole in the West Branch of the White River a hundred yards down the road. The house has 4 bedrooms, two baths, large kitchen, living room, dining room, a large workroom, a separate 2-car garage, and a pasture that is suitable for horses. Cable TV and wifi.
For more information contact tplyon@umich.edu.

Crowley Farmhouse: This large farmhouse sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms, 3 baths). We are located one quarter mile from Village of Rochester off Route 100. Our home allows for plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, including a baby grand piano. 
Please contact Mary Sue: marysuecrowley@gmail.com.  

4 bedrooms. 1/2 baths. 1 king size bed. 4 twin size. 1 futon. 42" TV. Cable. WiFi. Right off the park! Great for a family or group. Email: nickpicc5@gmail.com

Private 1.5 bedroom, fully furnished home on quiet hilltop location at the end of a dirt road, located on an old family farm with walking, hiking, and biking trails. Clean, newly renovated timber frame. 2 miles from downtown Rochester. Listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10904342.
Contact Gloria Phone; (802) 767-4647, Email: skyhollow9@gmail.com

1810 'Mountain Brook Farmhouse': This charming, cozy but spacious home is large and kid-friendly enough for 2 families (>1800 sq ft). Recently renovated and outfitted with families in mind (e.g., bikes, tubes, and a game room), this 4-bedroom, 3-bath house is a comfortable, well-equipped home-base for Green Mountain activities and a wonderful spot for relaxing at the end of the day. For photos see: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4316614.  For more info, please contact Erika Spanger-Siegfried at erika.siegfried@gmail.com and 978 809 9000. And a special note from Erika: My family and I had the pleasure of hearing your students and instructors play last summer -- we're so impressed by your institute. We'd be delighted to host Suzuki families this year and beyond, and would be happy to offer a bigger-than-usual weekly discount (e.g., a week for the price of 5 nights).

From Alecia Toro, Great Hawk, Rochester - it is a nice and perfect house to rent. We already have the house in Air BNB and we have Pat Harvey taking care of it. Here is the link, we will love to have our house in your list for this next Suzuki Camp. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16829116?preview


Antique country cottage on a picturesque road in North Hollow Rochester. 4 miles from village. Beautiful view of the hollow. Stream. Picnic area. Many walking/biking trails. Cottage is small, 1940's rustic exterior, owner built, low ceilings (6'8"), sweet and lovely furnishings. Well supplied kitchen. 2 full beds. 1 bathroom. TV. Internet. AT&T cell service. No landline. No A/C but fans and great cross ventilation in case this July is a scorcher. You will feel like you are really in old Vermont.   Contact Irene (802) 291-2532    irenec9@gmail.com