The Governor's House in Hyde Park
The Ultimate Relaxing WeekendPrice from: $499
A warm welcome to your room, to a queen-sized bed with lavendar-scented sheets and cozy with down, to relaxing with scented oil in a deep soaking tub or an antique claw-foot tub, to melting away your stress with a relaxing Swedish massage in front of the fire, to a mug of hot chocolate before you fall asleep. After a day of hiking or skiing or shopping, you'll sleep like a baby in our large country-quiet rooms. Two nights, full breakfast & one massage included. Additional massage $100. You choose relaxing Swedish massage, targeted hand, foot & scalp massage, or deep tissue massage to release chronic muscle tension. Selected Saturday nights only $330.00.
Intellectually stimulating dinner discussions about interesting places with literary ties and weekend stayAvailable dates:Price from: $135
If an interesting historic or literary topic and the society of people who read and think and like to talk about ideas sounds appealing, then come to a dinner discussion with the Vermont Apple Pie Literary and Travel Society. Take advantage of the special weekend discount at The Governor's House in Hyde Park to be on hand on Saturday, October 19, 2013, February 1 or March 8, 2014, when the topic for discussion will be Guernsey under the World War II German occupation and its impact on the daily lives of the islanders. The fictional Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society began as a spur-of-the-moment inspiration to make it possible for the people of the Guernsey to get together and enliven their existence during the occupation. Although this is Vermont and the pie will be apple, our goal is also to enliven our evenings with stimulating, informed conversation. We have a list of books and movies on the subject if anyone is interested. We are looking forward to a lively exchange of ideas and opinions and we'd like to hear what you have to add to the conversation. The dinner is $45 and accommodations at the inn are discounted 5 - 20% depending on room and length of stay.
Downton Abbey Weekend and Dinner Etiquette TalkAvailable dates:Price from: $260
Maybe you can't spend the weekend at Downton Abbey, but you can spend it in a stately mansion with a marble vestibule and fireplaces in the bedrooms. And on Saturday evening, attend a comfortable dinner with a detailed explanation of table settings, etiquette history, and properly managing everything from unfolding a napkin to holding your coffee cup. Gain a new appreciation for the downstairs staff by decanting through a silver funnel (like Mr. Carson's) or serving the sauce (unlike Mr. Lang), all in a dining room which has hosted elegant dinners since before the Titanic went down. Breakfast will be laid out on the sideboard each morning with toast served in silver toast racks. Join us for this informative weekend and you'll never hear Lady Mary say that you're not fastidious about doing things properly. Weekend rates start at $260 single or pp double. Feb. 7-9, 2014.
Elopement PackagePrice from: $735
Just the two of you want to slip away and get married. With a few day's notice, we'll welcome you for the weekend and take care of all the details. Two romantic nights in a deluxe room with fireplace, dinner for two, full breakfast, champagne, flowers, wedding ceremony inside or out, and all the paperwork including a Vermont marriage license. Why deal with the hassle when it could be a piece of cake! Bring a few friends and we'll give them 10% off regular room rates. Surcharge for Christmas and foliage weeks. Optional add-on photo package. Or consider our Elope to Vermont video special.
Romantic InterludePrice from: $379
Bouquet of fresh flowers, queen size bed with eyelet lace linens, chilled champagne, bowl of fresh strawberries, fire in the fireplace, something just right on the CD player, custom-made chocolates, promise of a gourmet breakfast in bed. Two people, two nights, $379.00. Too good to pass up! Not valid some weekends.
Vermont Shopping SpreePrice from: $95
Why just go to the mall when you can go to Vermont for one-of-a-kind shopping bargains? Stay two nights with us Sunday - Thursday and get a gift certificate of your choice worth $20 - $50 each from one of a dozen specialty shops. Stay three nights and get two, stay four nights and get three plus 5% off your room rate, stay five nights and get five gift certificates plus 10% off your room rate. Shop for gifts, home furnishings, antiques, outdoor furniture, clothing, books, maple syrup, hand-blown glass, specialty foods, stitchery kits & supplies, and the best chocolates in New England.
Overnight Dogsled Adventure in LuxuryPrice from: $979
Spend the first night at the inn in a deluxe room with a fireplace. After a gourmet breakfast, you'll be picked up at our door for an overnight dogsled adventure that will take you along a snow-covered trail through a pristine Vermont woodland to your fabulous winter camping experience. A private-wall canvas tent with a wood stove, cots, and winter sleeping bags will be provided. After more dog-sledding, you'll be served dinner with wine. A hearty, warm breakfast the next morning will get you ready for even more dog-sledding before you are returned to the inn where you'll be welcomed with mulled cider for your third night. Add snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing or an additional night at the inn or camping. Package price is for two people for three nights total.
Kiss and Make Up Getaway PackagePrice from: $379
Surprise your other half with a gift certificate for a weekend that's bound to start setting things right. When you see the beautiful room being warmed by a fire, the big bouquet of flowers, the delicious Vermont chocolates and the champagne chilling, you may need to request breakfast in bed. Two people, two nights, and all the kisses it takes to make things right again for $379.00. Many optional add-ons including a kayak adventure, an elegant afternoon tea, or a romantic Vermont sleigh ride are possible. Not valid some weekends.
Glider Ride Adventure WeekendPrice from: $499
Your spirits will soar when you experience a glider ride over the panorama of the Vermont hills. If it's your first time in a sailplane, you'll be surprised by the serenity as you quietly move with the wind. And if you like, your experienced pilot may let you try taking the controls. The package includes two nights in a deluxe double room, full breakfast each morning, and one thrilling ride for two. But you may find that one ride is not enough!
Welcome Single Travelers
Single travelers who stay at least two nights will have the option of enjoying a quiet supper at the inn at no extra charge. Complimentary bottle of wine for one. Full breakfast and afternoon tea included. Special Price: starting at $95 per night.
Marriage Vow RenewalPrice from: $685
Want to show that you'd do it all over again? Well, you can with our marriage renewal package which includes: two romantic nights in a deluxe room with fireplace and full breakfast each morning, ceremony with a justice of the peace inside or out, one candle-lit dinner for two with a small cake, champagne, and flowers. Bring along the family or some friends and we'll give them 10% off regular room rates. Add extra nights or one of many seasonal Vermont activities like a sleigh or carriage ride, wine tasting, dogsledding, or a glider ride. Surcharge for Christmas and fall foliage weeks. Add-on photo or video package.
A Marriage Made in Heaven: Elope in a BalloonPrice from: $1275
The two of you take to the skies in a hot air balloon for your marriage ceremony. The package includes two nights in a romantic room with a fireplace, full breakfast each morning, the marriage ceremony with the pilot officiating, champagne and two flutes to keep as a remembrance, and a private dinner back at the Governor's House in Hyde Park with a wedding cake for two. We can arrange the paperwork for the Vermont marriage license which costs an additional $45 and you'll be Up, Up and Away forever with very special memories. Or opt for an exclusive balloon ride with just the two of you and up to six guests for $2,750 plus $225 per guest. Surcharge for certain dates.
Heavenly Dreams Balloon RidePrice from: $799
By tradition, the bottle of champagne goes to the farmer in whose field your balloon has just landed, but it's more likely that you'll celebrate your flight by drinking the champagne yourselves. The package includes two romantic nights in a deluxe room with a fireplace, a hot-air balloon ride across Vermont's scenic landscape at sunrise, a private breakfast afterward at the Governor's House, and two souvenir champagne flutes. The package price includes a 10% discount on both the balloon ride and your room rate.
Now that's something to dream about!
Fall Foliage Special
Fall foliage season in Vermont with its spectacular scenery is perfect for a drive in the country. Stay at least two mid-week nights at the Governor's House and we'll help you plan your scenic driving route in Vermont or throughout New England, check the latest update on where the color is best, and pack you a delicious picnic lunch to enjoy along the way, all at no additional charge.
Birthday Celebration Special
Make your special birthday even more special. Plan the ultimate surprise party! Celebrate 40, 60, 75 or any birthday at all with us for a private dinner, birthday cake, and a small Vermont gift to take home as well as 10% off on any room. Whether you're sneaking off by yourself or bringing along some friends, we will make it a birthday to remember. Dinner: $30.00 per person for one to twelve guests. Some restrictions apply.