It's all the little things that make this inn a wonderful place to stay. We stayed in the Governor Aiken Room (quite a large room for 2). Although our room was right off the front lobby, it was surprisingly quiet and private. Aside from the fabulous view of the lake (with a porch), there was a large jacuzzi tub and a working wood-burning fireplace. Roy, the innkeeper, brought us some duraflame logs -- so it couldn't have been any easier to get a fire started!
If you want to see an inn where they go the extra mile for their guests, this is it. When we awoke after a night of snow, all the cars in the parking lot had been cleared off. Seriously! Now THAT is taking care of your guests. A very welcome surprise!
Our room was very well-equipped. There was a small, separate kitchen area complete with a Keurig coffee maker (and coffee supplies), a refrigerator, a sink, and dishes/silverware complete with wine glasses and a corkscrew! Other very nice additions to the room included complementary bottled water, binoculars, and a flashlight -- all nice unexpected touches. I also was very pleased with the several lamps/lights in our room -- all with either 3-way bulbs or dimmer switches. A brightness level for every taste!
Another great surprise was the free continental breakfast each morning. The breakfast at this inn not only offered the typical coffee/tea/juices and toast/muffins...but there were also 3 or 4 kinds of cereal (hot and cold), pancakes, two different types of eggs, a variety of yogurts and fresh fruits. Nothing fancy -- but all very good and fresh...and included with your stay! And to top it off, there is a great view of the lake from the dining areas!
If you're looking for a quiet, unspoiled place to relax and unwind, this is the place for you. If you're someone who likes to be in the center of all kinds of activity, you will probably find this location a bit remote. To get to any hub of a town/shopping/restaurants, it is probably a 1/2 hour ride or so. That being said, there is a restaurant on site. I'm not sure how the hours are year-round, but in March, I believe it is only open Fri-Sat-Sun (which was fine for our needs). There is also a bar area on site.
One thing to note is that cell phone service is limited in this neck of the woods. My cell phone didn't work the entire stay, but thankfully, my husband's did. I guess that's to be expected when you visit the mountains! To compensate for the lack of cell service, the inn offers free land-line phone usage. There is also free wi-fi for those of us who need to stay connected.
Would I stay here again: YES! Would I recommend this inn to friends: I ALREADY HAVE!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm hospitality awaits you at the WilloughVale Inn, situated in an exquisite natural setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Lodging at the WilloughVale is gracious and informal, providing a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for vacationing in all four seasons. Accommodations and Vermont cottage rentals at our WilloughVale Inn include eleven unique guest rooms, four cozy lakefront cottages and four lakeview cottages with all the comforts of home with none of the distractions! Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is truly a wilderness jewel, offering outstanding recreational activities year-round. ... more less
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- Willoughvale Inn And Cottages Hotel Westmore