Golden Stage Inn
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Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast offers both historic charm and modern amenities. While the building has some of its original 1788 wide pine floor boards, the country inn also offers Central Air, renovated bathrooms with luxury showers or jetted bathtubs, and food that is rivaled by none. The grounds are just off the main road but are spacious enough to promise relaxtion and privacy. Visit our sheep and chickens or admire the onsite beehives. Or take the five minute drive to Ludlow or the surrounding towns to check out the ski resorts, restaurants, and hiking for which this region is so famous.
If food is an important part of your travels, we've got you covered! Our breakfast is always a part of every stay and includes two courses of 'from scratch' items that will keep you full all day long.
Breakfast is only the beginning of it all! In the winter, you'll enjoy homemade soups in the afternoon. In the chilly afternoons of Autumn, you'll love to hug a hand thrown pottery mug filled with mulled apple cider. In the summer, you can sit by the pool with our honey ginger lemonade. And all the year round, you can enjoy limitless trips to the Bottomless Cookie Jar. If you're able, plan your trip around a Saturday to enjoy Michael's Saturday Night Chocolate Cake!
As for dinner, the selection of restaurants is plentiful. We're happy to make a suggestion based on your preferences.
Check out our Vermont bed and breakfast packages page to learn about our seasonal special offers. We enjoy hosting painting workshops, fiber arts retreats, and honey harvest weekends. Rent the whole inn for your Family Reunion, a getaway with friends, a business retreat, or small wedding! Discounts for Inn rentals are available April through June and November.
We hope to welcome you to Golden Stage Inn soon!
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Michael and Julie-Lynn Wood for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We offer both the comforts of home and the pampering of a fine hotel.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our fantastic breakfasts and warm hospitality receive the highest reviews. The rural setting of the inn is very appealing, especially since it is easily accessible by major roads.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Skiing and hiking are the biggest hits, but we get many visitors passionate about cycling, local foods and great dining, explorig scenery and the arts.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
“There is an energy from the moment you walk in the door: welcoming and comfortable.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Winter guests are surprised to learn of the fantastic hiking and swimming. Summer guests are surprised to learn there's award winning skiing just four miles away. The area is often perceived as seasonal, but the Okemo Valley and Southern VT are truly year-round destinations.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Go snowshoeing, ice skating and dog sledding in the winter. Visit the local spa, eat at our favorite foodies' restaurants, and enjoy theater and local music year-round. Catch the free concert summer series, pack a picnic and go on a hike in the summer.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Six Loose Ladies, the great fiber arts shop, and Singletons General Store, fantastic sandwiches, smoked meats and local products. Proctor-Piper State Forest is directly next to the Inn for outdoor enthusiasts.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Mr Darcy's: just three miles from the inn with great food and great service. For locavores or fine dining enthusiasts, the Restaurant Verterra or Lucy's Tavern in Weathersfield are musts.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce has a great events calendar and is a reliable resource for the area: http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/
How many rooms does your inn have?
Eight: six standard rooms plus two family suites. Two of our standard rooms are located on the first floor.
Do you accept pets?
No, we do not accept pets. We do recommend Cavendish Canine Camp and Willow Farm of Springfield for furry traveling companions.
Things To Do
There is always something to do in the Okemo Valley, no matter the season you’re here. Scroll down for lots of ideas on where to go, what to do, and where to dine. We’ve tried separating a few ideas by season, but keep on reading because most of what’s here can be enjoyed all the year round. Feel free to contact us at the inn for further details and assistance. Helping you plan your trip is part of what we love to do. We look forward to seeing you in our Vermont B&B.
(Contact the inn or read our Specials for discount “Ski and Stay” packages.)
We've got downhill skiing and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sled rides, snowmobiling and snow tubing! You can find all sorts of winter fun in Southeast Vermont. We're ten minutes from Okemo and 30 minutes from Killington, Viking Nordic, and Grafton Outdoor Center.
Spring, Summer, Fall Activities
Check out our Specials Page for seasonal events at the inn.In August, you may be able to golf free. In early summer, you'll love our area hikes. Or maybe you'd like to drive around and visit the nearby villages and their unique independently owned shops.Arts and Crafts Classes
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts (2 miles from inn)
This really cool craft school has everything from woodburning to weaving to tatting. We offer great discounts to Fletcher Farm students.
Six Loose Ladies (½ mile)
A great fiber store -- offering locally spun and dyed yarns.
Nearby Chester and Bellows Falls are both great stops for multiple antique stores.
Places to Visit
See our website for more ideas, but here's a quick sampling...
Singleton’s General Store (one-half mile)
A quintessential general store: whether you need a bag of ice or motor oil, fine wine or a hunting gun, maybe a ski sweater or some chips, they've got it for you! Great deli sandwiches To Go too!
Buttermilk Falls (6 miles, 10 minutes)
Great swimming hole, Picturesque!
Camp Plymouth State Park
Canoes, kayaks, swimming, easy hiking, picnic area, snack bar. Small entrance fee. Perfect for families with children.
Calvin Coolidge Historic Site
You don't have to be a history nut to love this place. The grounds are stunning!
Village of Weston (25 minutes)
Adorable village with the famous Vermont Country Store and the superb Weston Theatre Playhouse.
Breweries & Wineries
Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, Vt (35 minutes from inn)
Long Trail Brewing Company, Bridgewater Corners, Vermont (30 minutes from inn)
Address of The Golden Stage Inn:
399 Depot St, Proctorsville, VT 05153
Note: Proctorsville is a village in the town of Cavendish. Although for maps and highway signs, you may rely on either term, for your GPS please use Proctorsville (05153).
From Points South: Take I-91 North to Vermont Exit 6, then VT Rte. 103 North through Chester (103N makes a Right turn in Chester, don¹t miss it!). Proctorsville is approximately 8 miles from Chester. When you climb through the Proctorsville Gulf there is an additional climbing lane. At the end of the climbing lane is a sign that says “VT Apple Pie” and another for “Six Loose Ladies.” Shortly after these signs, 103 bears left, but you should bear right onto Depot Street. Golden Stage Inn is immediately on your right.
From Points East: Take I-89 to New Hampshire Exit 9, then NH Rte. 103 West to VT Rte. 131 West into Proctorsville. Pass the elementary school on your right, then turn left onto Depot Street. We are the last house on the left, about a half-mile up.
From Points West: Take I-87 North to Exit 23, follow I-787 North to Troy, NY, to NY Rte. 7 East to VT Rte. 9 East into Bennington, VT, then VT Rte. 7 North to Exit 4. Then VT Rte. 11 East to Londonderry, VT. From here you can EITHER; take VT Rte. 100 North 16 mi. to Ludlow, turn right and follow 103 South approximately 3 miles, cross over the RR tracks, go 1/2 mile & turn left onto Depot St., Inn driveway is 50 feet on the right; OR in Londonderry, VT you may continue on VT Rte. 11 East into Chester, VT, turn left onto VT Rte. 103 North. From here follow directions from Chester to the Inn as described in “From Points South”.
From Points North: Take VT Rte. 100 South to Ludlow. Pick up VT Rte. 103 South for 3 miles, cross over the RR tracks, go 1/4 mile & turn left onto Depot St. The Inn driveway is 50 feet on the right.
The Golden Stage Inn is an easy drive from several major airports such as Manchester, NH; Hartford, CT; & Albany, NY. Connections from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Rutland, VT (30 mins. drive) are available through Cape Air 1-800-352-0714 www.flycapeair.com.
Amtrak offers service to Rutland, VT (30 mins. drive) aboard the Ethan Allen Express. For more info call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL.