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
I had my wedding planned at this establishment. We had a final meeting set with Gail (wonderful lady!). Two days before the meeting she emails us and tell us that the Inn owners have decided to close until June 1 because the Inn wasn’t making enough money. Our event was April 27 along with 14 other events. We were informed less than 90 days away. Now we have no venue and everything is book. Not to mention the owners fired all the staff and just shut down. The owners of the Inn also own the Yankees. The Steinbrenner’s just don’t care about anything besides making money and have no care about the people affected in the process. Scum!
Definitely a 5 start plus venue location!!!!!
We had our daughter's wedding weekend at this location, and what a weekend it was. Families and friends gathered at this beautiful location surrounded by amazing views, history, and most of all, amazing people. The innkeepers, Gayle and John, and their entire staff could not have done more to make this weekend more perfect. Thank you all!!!
If you are considering this location as your venue, do IT!!!! It will not be just a wedding reception, it will be a time of building beautiful, long-lasting memories.
Gayle and staff paid attention to every last detail allowing us time to relax and enjoy the wedding festivities. But most of all, they made us feel welcome. We came as acquaintances and left as friends.
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!