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
My husband surprised me with a trip to Windsor Mansion - neither of us had ever been there. From the minute you walk in, they make you feel as though you’re the most important guests - the innkeeper and staff are absolutely wonderful. The converted mansion is lovely - the rooms are clean and comfortable with original features and updated amenities. They have a seating area around the fireplace in the main hall, as well as a small pub to grab a drink. Breakfast in the dining room is freshly prepared and perfect. In the evening, the innkeeper conducts a tour and history of the property, which is fascinating and a must-do. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel at home and assist with anything you might need. We will definitely be back, and have already recommended it to several friends and family!
What a beautiful and memorable weekend. We celebrated our first year anniversary after getting married here last October. Andy and Cheryl were such incredible hosts. From the moment we checked in their warm and welcoming demeanor made us feel right at home. They even surprised us with celebratory drinks and desert! We loved going on the mansion tour- learning about the history gave us even more of an appreciation for the inn. During the evenings, instead of exploring, we found ourselves wanting to come back to relax at the inn by the fireplace sharing stories and conversation with Andy, Cheryl and other guests. The guest room we stayed in was beautifully decorated, the bed and sheets were more comfortable than at home, and the oversized bathtub time provided the most relaxing bath. The morning breakfasts were delicious. Our stay was all around wonderful. It was really difficult for us to leave this magical place, so it wasn’t goodbye it was ‘see you next time’. We will keep Andy’s wife, daughter and mother in law in our prayers and wishing Cheryl a safe journey to Florida. Thank you for such a relaxing retreat.
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary and loved it. The property is so beautiful and the staff is so friendly. We enjoyed the evening tour, beers in the parlor, chatting with Andy, and hiking around outside. I feel like this property would be wonderful to stay in during any season. We are excited to return again!