Windham Hill Inn
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast
- Couple-friendly secluded mountainside location at the end of a dirt road
- Meals are made from locally grown vegetables supporting area farmers
- On-site winter activities include quiet snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter
What To Know
- The inn closes for several weeks in April
- Your BlackBerry/iPhone most likely won't work on the grounds
- If you arrive at the hotel late, dinner at the inn is your best bet — many options in town close early
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in an 1823 farmhouse, this Relais & Chateaux property mixes rustic wood beams, stone walls and locally made furniture with elegant antiques and Oriental rugs. Wood-burning fireplaces, old books and sun-filled lounges make for a cozy, relaxing vibe.
Bed & Bath
Each guestroom is individually designed with a mix of antiques — a writing desk here, a spindle bed there — floral wallpaper, throws and pillowy duvets. Perks might include a windowseat, balcony or deck, which allow you to survey the stunning Green Mountain views. Soaking tubs and Molton Brown toiletries come standard in all bathrooms.
By early evening, guests congregate in one of the Main House’s small rooms for free cheese plates (with local cheddars, of course). Then it’s on to dinner at the inn’s namesake restaurant, which offers pairings from the 400-strong wine list. There’s a clay tennis court, a heated granite swimming pool and a snug one-room spa.
In the Area
Set amid 160 acres of Vermont prairie bordering Green Mountain National Forest and two state parks, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor adventures. Take a romantic spin on skates on the property’s lake, an afternoon hike on snowshoes or a glide through the back hills on cross-country skis, all accessible through Windham Hill. Downhill skiing is only a half-hour drive away at Stratton Mountain. Come warmer weather, you can hike the property’s trails or get your thrills at nearby Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Center, which has ziplines, an alpine slide, a climbing wall and even miniature golf. The nearby town of Townshend has picture-perfect shops for antiquing, or you can drive 30 minutes to Grafton Antiques, which boasts two stories of period pieces in a country barn.
How to Get There
This is the second time we have stayed at the Windham Hill Inn. The rooms are wonderful, the location cannot be beat and the restaurant is fabulous. Service is great, with friendly yet professional staff. We will definitely be back.
This place is a gem...so quiet it feels hidden from the world...there just seems to be nothing around, except this beautiful old Inn nestled in green mountains, surrounded by little gardens and paths. It is the definition of Charm. Going to just relax...is wonderful...but then...there is also this restaurant...the dinner we had was nothing short of sublime....true artistry. What an experience....
This charming Inn is set in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the restaurant is excellent and the rooms are simple but comfortable. The property is lush and beautiful and overall this is a nice small Inn.