The White House Inn
What We Love
- An elegant Victorian mansion in the beautiful Green Mountains, with an optional round of golfThe acre and a half of formal gardens, designed by an award-winning landscape architect
- The history of this retreat, which began as a summer home in the 1900s
- The option of a round of golf for two, with use of a golf cart
- The access to parts of nearby Hermitage Club, the East Coast’s only private ski club
What To Know
- On-site parking is available
- Sunday brunch is a must – with Mimosas, Bloody Marys, typical breakfast foods like pancakes and eggs benedict and live music
- Free WiFi is super slow
A majestic hideaway in the mountains of Vermont, The White House Inn embodies New England hospitality and elegance. This expansive Victorian mansion sits on the crest of a rolling hill, overlooking the nearby village of Wilmington and its own formal gardens, designed by an award-winning landscape architect. The inside of this estate is just as sophisticated, with exquisite molding and woodwork, well-preserved light fixtures, hand-painted wallpaper, 14 fireplaces, a hidden staircase and an antique servant call system – all original, from when the inn was a summer home in the early 1900s. Perhaps its most unique original feature is the 100-year-old bank vault in the wine cellar (which is thought by many to be haunted).
Fall asleep in a Victorian-era accommodation, uniquely designed with period-style furnishings and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Wake to a hearty breakfast, paying homage to local farms and purveyors, just the first of three such meals available each day – including in the Deerfield Valley-view outdoor space, when the weather permits. There’s a tavern with craft brews, and best of all, you can enjoy members-only access to the spa and wellness center, skiing and hiking trails, golf green and more at exclusive nearby Hermitage Club, the East Coast’s only private ski club. Only suitable for a guest of the White House.
Good to know
A 20% resort fee per room, per night includes Wi-Fi; parking; in-room water and snacks; use of bikes, kayaks and hiking trails; outdoor pool use at the hotel’s sister property (Brook Bound Lodge) and use of the fitness center at Hermitage Club.
Each decorated with unique furnishings that reference the inn’s history, these vintage-inspired guest rooms show off timeless style, as well as a private bath and various modern extras to keep you comfortable. Estate rooms contain queen beds, while Deluxe rooms add on a private balcony and fireplace.
Dining at The White House Inn starts each day with a farm-to-table breakfast or brunch, from a rustic menu whose dishes feature ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Stuffed challah French toast, smoked trout and eggs Benedict are just a taste of your delicious morning meal. White House Tavern places that same local twist on pub-style dishes like tempura green beans, IPA-braised pig ears, short-rib burgers and lemon-and-maple-cured salmon lavash. And don’t forget about dessert – order a hand-spun shake, build your own ice cream sandwich or devour the cookies and malted milk.
As a guest of The White House Inn, you’ll enjoy members-only access to the nearby Hermitage Clubhouse Spa and fitness center, which promotes health and wellness with a tranquil atmosphere and a variety of relaxing treatments. Inspired by local culture and indigenous materials, the spa experience here is truly unique to the Clubhouse. Choose from an extensive menu of facials, massages, nail options and signature wellness experiences, like the Body-Firming Detox, the Seventh Heaven Massage and the Moisture Drench Facial.
Southern Vermont is an outdoor-lover’s dream, home to ski villages, quaint inns, resort recreation and the beautiful countryside. Wilmington is a destination for all seasons, just a few miles from the exclusive Hermitage Club – the only private ski club on the East Coast – where you, as a White House Inn guest, can enjoy limited members-only access to over 12 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, snow tubing and snowmobiling trails. From March to November, sure to also explore Haystack Mountain, offering more beautiful hiking terrain.