Shard Villa has provided residential care in a warm, respectful, family-style environment for seniors from generations of local families, and for many who come from further away. In addition to providing Residential Care, we also provide Respite Care on a day, multi-day, or weekly basis.

   As you’ll see, we are not a slick, resort/hotel-, or institutional-type of residence. We are a Level III Residential-Care Home, striving for a down-to-earth, cozy, B&B-style environment for our residents who enjoy the parlors and dining area in the original mansion, and chatting with staff while looking for snacks in the kitchen. The gardens produce seasonal vegetables and herbs for our home-cooked meals, and flowers for the parlors and other rooms.

    A large brick addition to the west provides cozy private space and bedrooms. In warm months the porches and verandas provide views overlooking the vast expanse of the grounds, with the Adirondacks to the west and Green Mountains to the east.

    Bedrooms are comfy, with your furniture or ours. They await your decorative choice in paints or wallpapers, have private bathrooms, and lovely views. Pets are welcome as well—we've had all sorts over the years, cats, dogs, birds, fish.

    Residents have many options for activities—Middlebury, Burlington, and Rutland are an easy drive and we make arrangements for whatever activity is wanted. Of course, we have a number of “in-house” activities as well. Although we aim to keep as active and busy as possible, we are very sensitive to the need for privacy and quiet. Our location in the Champlain Valley is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beauty, peace, and quiet of rural life.

   We urge you to visit us—we may well be just what you’ve been seeking, for yourself or a loved one. This website will give you a glimpse of our life here in the Champlain Valley, and hopefully will answer some of your questions. Nothing beats a real visit, though, and you will always be welcomed.


Deb Choma, RN, Administrator

802 352-4369 [office]
802 236-5612 [cell—sometimes quicker]


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   (802) 352-4369   phone  

Deb’s cell:

  (802) 236-5612