Windsor Mansion Inn
What We Love
- A beautifully restored mansion in the peaceful Vermont countryside, with breakfast and moreGetting some R&R in a peaceful country setting
- Starting the day with fresh quiches, pastries and other breakfast treats
- Relaxing in the Presidential Library with a book, or Tavern Room with a beer and a board game
- Sleeping where greats like Calvin Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt stayed
What To Know
- The inn is pet friendly with three rooms that have direct outdoor access
- Continental breakfast includes fresh baked goods, make-your-own parfaits, and quiches
- The Presidential Suite is the best option for families; it has two bedrooms and a common area
Craving a romantic and luxurious New England escape? Pack your favorite sweater and a great book, and leave the rest behind for a cure-all visit to the countryside: 14 spectacular acres of quiet, quintessential Vermont, to be exact. That’s what you’ll find at Windsor Mansion Inn, a colonial-revival mansion newly restored to breathtaking effect and tranquil perfection. The spectacular views, though, have remained unchanged since the early 20th century, when this Gilded Age summer cottage hosted distinguished guests like Calvin Coolidge, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt.
Follow in the footsteps of the inn’s illustrious former visitors, and add your name to its guestbook full of greats. Just like the VIPs did in days of yore, you’ll get the star treatment. This historic retreat is all about warm hospitality, attentive service and plenty of peace and quiet. You’re free to get out and explore the five miles of trails of the 200-acre preserve right in front of you or just relax on the picturesque porch with a cup of tea, the Tavern Room with a glass of wine or the Presidential Library with a book. And rooms, each steeped in old-world elegance, total just 17 – meaning that there are never too many other people around, and this sprawling, beautiful estate will almost feel like your own.
Windsor Mansion’s 17 rooms are elegantly adorned in classic decor befitting this historic property. Each accommodation has its own charm and unique style, and all rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, climate control, a homey feel and large windows to let in the sunshine.Rooms 21, 22, 23 and 24, on the second floor, include a show fireplace and are a bit larger than rooms 31, 32, 33 or 34, which are found on the third floor.
Though the inn does not feature a full restaurant, it starts each day with a gourmet breakfast stacked with sweet and savory options. The daily spread includes quiches, muffins, pastries, yogurt and fresh local berries, plus coffee, tea and juice. Tavern Room opens for beer, wine and snacks nightly.
Perched atop Juniper Hill in Windsor Vermont, near the New Hampshire border, the lodge is conveniently located near Interstate 91 for easy connections to Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. In the area surrounding the inn, you’ll find a wide range of attractions, such as two national parks, Mount Ascutney trails, top-quality slopes at Killington, craft beer at Harpoon Brewery and the country’s longest covered bridge.
How to Get There
We stayed here in late June. We live in a restored 1873 Victorian and know a thing or two about quality restoration work. These folks have done a fantastic job with the property. The room was impeccable. The staff was attentive and friendly. The views were incredible. We especially loved the s’mores at the fire pit. It was a wonderful stay. Thank you!
First let me say, I travel for work so I have stayed in many places all over the world. When we travel for leisure we always try to stay at a B & B to get a sense of the local flair but treat ourselves to a more personable experience by staying at an Inn. My husband & I decided to combine our search for real estate in the area and a elegant weekend away with our stay at the Windsor Mansion Inn. The views alone are a reason to stay there. Tucked away high up into the hills overlooking the village of Windsor,Vermont the breathtaking views,intoxicating fresh air and quiet of the forest embraces you as soon as you step onto the property. The mansion is gorgeous, immaculate, tasteful and welcoming. Our room was so comfortable,clean and lovely we almost didn't want to leave during our whole stay there. The breakfasts were so delicious, gourmet, yummy baked goods, should I go on?. We could unwind with some cocktails by the fire on a crisp spring evening or at the bar with good conversation with the Innkeepers and other guests if you want. I know I know you think I am laying it on thick about this place, but really I am so excited to share such a warm charming place. However, I saved the best for last as the true gems of this place are Gayle & John, the Innkeepers. Now let me tell you, we have stayed at some places that were lovely but felt so uncomfortable with the hosts that we couldn't wait to check out. Gayle & John are the opposite effect. We felt so happy and welcome, they felt like family when we were checking out in the morning. They were so nice and accommodating, friendly, funny, kind, should I go on? Trust me, when I tell you no matter what your occasion to stay at the Windsor Mansion, it will be the best one ever....Thank you Gayle & John, can't wait to come back!
After being in the travel business for 27 years and traveling the world, I can tell you this is the best Inn we've ever stayed at. Upon arrival, John, one of the Innkeeper's immediately rolled out the "red carpet." From the extremely beautiful and updated rooms and landscape, to the bucolic, serene setting and mountain views, we were instantly in love!
Our room and bed were so comfortable (Gordan Ramsey) room with French doors and balcony - we slept like babies. The breakfast was more than we have any given day - "excellent" French baguette, French toast, bacon, yogurt with granola, spoiled us!! This is a must- getaway to reduce your blood pressure and "RELAX!" Shopping, great food just up the road, "Simon Pearce, brewery, Vermont cheese and our delicious dinner at the historical Windsor Station." We will be back with friends!!
Thank you Gail & John!
My husband Chad had found the Windsor Mansion online and wanted to stay here because of the history and I wanted to stay in this area because of the local things to do in Windsor and Woodstock. We were greeted by John and he was so happy to share all he knew about the mansion and local things to do and places to eat. We LOVED talking with John throughout our whole stay! We met Gayle the next day for breakfast and WOW! Gayle's cooking is out of this world! We were blown away and left stuffed every morning! We met Holly our second night and she was just as lovely and great to talk to. All in all this place was exactly what we were looking for in a relaxing Vermont weekend and I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you John, Gayle and Holly! I can really tell you all love this place and love what you do.
We were touring New England for our 50th wedding Anniversary from the UK. We arrived later than expected in the dark. HOLLY had stayed for our arrival and made us most welcome. The room and amenities were superb, as was the breakfast the next morning. The sun breaking through the morning mist gave way to another memorable day as we found the Windsor/Cornish Covered Bridge and Mount Ascutney.