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
The mansion is a special place. Great setting and beautiful structure. John and Gayle are very amenable and make you feel like you are part of their family. We will certainly be back. Maybe for one of the Murder Mystery Weekends or other specials or just to enjoy the spectacular views and great company.
My son was married at the inn in September 2018. This place is incredible ! The rooms are decorated as a different theme including the Calvin Coolidge , Teddy Roosevelt , Art Deco Room etc. All the rooms are beautifully designed and kept up well. Gayle and John were amazing hosts and cared for our every need. The wedding was held outside with the view of the mountains. A tent was set up close by for the reception by the caterers. The grounds are beautiful and worth walking around the patio, steps down lead to a game area and further down a fire pit. The inside is equally beautiful with The Great room and the bar area. The Inn is rich with history and Gayle and John enjoy chatting about it. If you are planning a wedding they will block out all the rooms so you will not be disturbed by guests. I can't say enough for this beautiful place whether you are planning a wedding or want a get away weekend this is the place for you ! The breakfast including with your stay is not a typical continental fare ! The food was amazing and included a hot entrée with and without meat, potatoes, Danish , breads etc. Don't hesitate to stay here ! You will fall in love and not want to leave!
I'd read the reviews about Windsor Mansion Inn before my stay and was looking forward to my visit with great anticipation! I was part of a group of ladies there for a Crafting Weekend and we were the only ones staying at the Inn.
Even though I arrived at dusk, I could see that the Inn was in a most picturesque setting, high on the hill overlooking a lake, with the beautiful Vermont Fall surrounding the house and grounds. Gayle, John and the rest of the staff made sure our stay was perfect. They were around whenever we needed them to cater to any of our requests. The food was delicious - breakfast, lunch and dinner and our rooms were comfortable and full of individual character. I was on the third floor and with the combination of a super mattress and peace & quiet, I slept very well.
The surrounding grounds would make a perfect location for a wedding or important family event. I'd love to go back and visit again with friends or family!
My son and his fiancé were married at the Windsor Mansion Inn in August. I cant say enough of how pleased we were with truly everything. Gayle, the manager/innkeeper was our contact person as she and her husband John run the Inn. Gayle was so warm and helpful. I liked her right away. She was very clear about everything and wanted to make it a great weekend for our family and friends. The Inn and the surrounding patio and garden areas were gorgeous and the views were stunning. We were extremely happy with the service and the beautiful surroundings. The Mansion itself is lovely with each guest room tastefully decorated with all of them a bit different than the next. I saw 5 different rooms and they were all charming, crisp and clean. We chose to have the Rehearsal Dinner party at the Inn as well as the wedding. We enjoyed excellent Salmon, Chicken and Lobster Ravioli. Because they are a B and B they don't handle wedding size crowds so the wedding was catered. But, they were able to easily handle our rehearsal dinner party of 28 guests for dinner . We had the entire Inn to ourselves as our guests were staying at the Inn. It is on top of a hill all by itself so it is entirely private. They had a bar available during non-wedding times and available for the after party as well. The wedding reception for 100 people was held on a huge tented trex deck adjoining the Inn and the beautiful patio.. It was so convenient and accessible to everything. The bride scheduled a yoga session on the patio on the morning of the wedding as the sun came up. I can't say enough about the Windsor Mansion. Gayle and John were wonderful and felt like friends by the end. We could not have asked for a better wedding venue experience. It would be a great spot for a family or friend reunion since it has about 18 guest rooms. We found there was lots to do nearby. The groomsmen played golf at the local Country Club that was 5 minutes down the road. We also met friends at The Station for dinner (also 5 minutes away). Those same friends hiked Ascutney Mountain State Park the morning of the wedding. So much to do with no traffic and a low key relaxing pace. A weekend we won't forget for our family.
We had a wedding ceremony at the Windsor Mansion Inn, and made it a weekend event for the family. Everything about the Inn was gorgeous - the mansion is well maintained, the antique decor is very charming, and the view absolutely cannot be overstated - but the staff really blew us away. Gayle was friendly, helpful, and attentive from the moment we began planning our trip to the moment we left. A delicious breakfast was prepared each morning; even the first morning, when only two couples were staying at the Inn. The whole experience had a very personal touch, and I really can't recommend this venue strongly enough, for any event.