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The Innkeepers, Jim and Cathy Kubec, welcome you to a haven for enjoying life's pleasures and a base for exploring the Okemo Valley and all of Vermont.
The Governor's Inn is a late 19th century Victorian house located on the Ludlow village green less than one mile from Okemo Mountain.
Imagine a day in Vermont... perhaps exploring a country road; hiking the Green Mountains; stopping to enjoy our chef-prepared country picnic; golfing with a mountain view; discovering an antique that's just right; sharing your experiences with fellow guests, or visiting with Jim as he keeps the inn in late afternoon.
Imagine... bubbling is a whirlpool under a skylight; snuggling under a comforter in an extraordinary hand carved antique bed. Morning and sunshine in the breakfast room -- delicious aromas wafting from the inn kitchen -- hot apple crisp or pumpkin raisin muffins; perhaps gingerbread pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, or Vermont cheese and eggs in a puff pastry.
The Governor's Inn is a stylish, romantic Victorian country house with eight guest rooms, each with its own antiques. All guest rooms have private baths.
Common Rooms include a spacious foyer with fireplace and a whispering alcove, a living room with an ornate slate fireplace, dining and breakfast rooms, a den with wine and beer available, and a second floor TV room with guest computer. Of course, there's a porch for stomping off snow in winter and for rocking in summer.
Ludlow is in the heart of the Okemo Valley, surrounded by five lakes, the Black River, Okemo Mountain, and all of Vermont. This area offers activities for all seasons.
All room rates include afternoon tea and a full breakfast served at your own private table beautifully set with silver, crystal and heirloom antique china. Dinner (available with advanced reservations by at least six people) at our inn is not just a meal -- it is an event!
Thoughtfulness and warm hospitality are hallmarks of The Governor's Inn. They are Jim and Cathy's ways of saying "Thanks for staying with us. Please come again."
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim Kubec for sharing his secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most are touring Vermont and/or New England. Others are skiing and/or on a Vermont getaway.
What are you best known for?
What makes your inn unique?
The innkeepers :) We do offer some unique breakfast dishes, like Vermont Cheese and Eggs in a Puff Pastry.
What do you love most about your inn?
Most guests share the delight that we felt when we first entered this Eastlake Victorian country house. It's comfortably beautiful from parlor fireplace to breakfast room table.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Okemo Mountain Resort is most popular, but there are many smaller attractions and activities in the Okemo Valley of Vermont that attract a variety of people.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"We love it here!" and, "I think this is the best French toast I've ever had," are frequent.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The number and variety of smaller attractions and activities in the Okemo
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
It depends on their interests and the season. They can hike or play golf (or both). They can visit the cheese factories and the Vermont Country Store, and take in a play at the Weston Playhouse. They can tour the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park during a day in Woodstock. They can tour Hildene, the Lincoln family home, during a day in Manchester. They can take a class at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. Of course, winter sports abound - skiing or snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sleigh rides.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are located at the town green in the Village of Ludlow. Shops and restaurants are within an easy walk.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have all styles in our area. We like Harry's Cafe - "an oasis for the passionate appetite." The Downtown Grocery Restaurant is more new age and excellent. If you like burgers and comfort food, Mr. Darcy's Bar and Grill is just down the street.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Yes, www.yourplaceinvermont.com. Here you will find activities, attractions and an events calendar.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have eight rooms.
Do you accept pets?
No pets allowed here. The Cavendish Canine Camp is about two miles east.