Windham Hill Inn
Vermont, New England
Set among 160 acres at the foothills of the lush Green Mountains, Windham Hill Inn encapsulates the best of Vermont, with its clapboard exterior, cosy guest rooms, wonderful local produce, glorious setting and range of facilities and local activities.
At a Glance
In the village of Woodstock where you see America of old
Great location to explore Vermont's rural highlights
Excellent restaurant serving their acclaimed seasonal cuisine
Drive to the nearby Vermont Country Store and have the time of your life remembering everything you loved as a child to everything you never knew you needed or even knew existed
Visit in the Spring when the Cherry blossom fills the air and watch the sun rise over the hills as you nibble on freshly baked donuts from the kitchen surrounded by nothing but birdsong.Jules Maury
Vermont is a collection of small picturesque towns and its pastoral hallmarks — dairy farms, sugar maples and quaint river-valley inns — these are what create the unmistakable character of this charming state and Windham Hill Inn is the perfect point from which to explore it all.
The 19th Century farmhouse and barn are situated in the middle of this rolling countryside, a hidden oasis of peace and calm with glorious views to the hills. Katya the Innkeeper and her team of charming hosts welcome you depending on the time of day with freshly prepared cream teas, a glass of champagne on the terrace served with David and Andrew's fantastic gourmet treats or a chilled glass of wine watching the sun set over the Green Mountains. Surrounded by manicured gardens, its own herb garden and woods, the Inn has a selection beautiful suites and rooms and boasts an acclaimed restaurant that serves beautifully prepared seasonal cuisine, which is offered in either a three-course prix fixe or as a tasting menu. Jonathan Cartwright, Master Chef for Relais & Chateaux presides as executive chef over Windham Hill Inn as well as her sisters the White Barn Inn and Vanderbilt Grace. Be sure to order a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list, which features highlights from around the world.
There are 22 luxurious rooms including 11 suites, all housed in the old barn and the main farmhouse. Suites are decorated individually with an eclectic mixture of antiques and comfortable seating areas and many have fireplaces or cast iron stoves and soaking tubs plus wonderful views over the gardens and countryside. Fine linens, charming art, quirky personal touches, bathrobes and luxury toiletries plus an iPod dock and tea- and coffee-making facilities make these a home from home experience.
If you can manage a freshly cooked donut with strawberries for breakfast after a wonderful night's sleep with nothing but the owls to disturb you, you can then set off to explore the charming towns of Brattleboro and Grafton just to name a few. For the more energetic, there are wonderful opportunities for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, canoeing or just relaxing by their lovely pool with a picnic lunch for the more fainthearted.
If ever a hotel deserved the accolade 'Room with a View' Windham Hill would win the award.
There are five room types and three suite varieties. The lead in category are the Woodstock Single/Double Rooms featuring two queen beds. The Tavern Wing Room has a slightly better location, and then some are with fireplaces or porches. The Mini Suite is in the Main Inn and comes with a private sitting area. The Main Inn Suite is slightly larger than the Mini Suite with a four poster bed. The Tavern Suite is again larger, before you get to the 864sqf Executive Suite with its own living and dining rooms, two bathrooms and a fireplace. All rooms feature:
- Complimentary high-speed internet
- Voice mail / messaging
- Flat-screen TV with cable and for-purchase programming
- New release movie selection
- Digital radios and iPod® docking stations
- Mini refrigerator
- Keurig K-Cup coffeemaker with complimentary Green Mountain Coffee
- Daily turndown service upon request
- Gourmet chocolates
- Plush terry robes
- Individual climate controls
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Complimentary games and books
- Room service
- Complimentary USA Today and Times Digest
Cribs and rollaway beds available upon request
Children over the age of 8 years old are welcome to come and stay at Windham Hill Inn. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel. The restaurant can adapt meals to suit children upon request and an extra bed can be added to rooms.
Windham Hill Inn has a glorious country setting and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, in particular hikers. There are marked trails around the property or if you prefer something more extreme expert local guides are on hand. There is tennis and an outdoor pool in summer, and in winter when snow is the norm, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing are regular pursuits.
The towns and villages around Windham are popular with artists and you can visit a number of galleries and studios nearby.
Location & Directions
Vermont, New England
Windham Hill is set on a hillside with sweeping views over gorgeous Vermont countryside, rolling hills and forests which turn spectacularly in fall.