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 booked a night at the Mansion to visit with a childhood friend. We were very pleased with the Inn Keeper's hospitality and friendliness. We were greeted right away on checkin and brought to our room. The suite had a view of the river and moutains and balcony. It was cozy and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit tight, but we managed. Breakfast was delicious. They even went out of their way to accommodate my husband that has an intolerence to gluten. We got in late Friday night and hung in the bar. Was impressed that they had my wine. Definately would recommend the Inn.
We stayed here the first and last nights of our October Green Mountain bike tour. Both stays were excellent. The rooms were clean with beautiful decor and all expected incidentals were provided. Andy treated us like family and made us feel so welcome. A delicious sitdown breakfast was included. We even got a tour of the early 20th century mansion. This was the perfect start and end to our first time Vermont leaf peeping trip.
We booked the Theodore Roosevelt Suite for one night. Overall the property and room exceeded our expectations. Very nicely furnished, as if the guests are trusted not to break and steal stuff. Very nice owner and staff. We particularly enjoyed the view of the hills from the inn's vantage point.
The ONLY problem I had was with the shower head. It was one of those large rain shower heads that was so blocked water only squirted out of three holes (out of what was probably 40 to 50 holes total). It was impossible to take a shower, so I gave up and took a bath instead.
Also, be advised that, true to the era of the mansion, there are no TVs in the rooms; so bring a good book or plan to stream through your laptop.
Finally, the location is remote from the town, so plan on driving to restaurants.