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Juniper Hill Inn is a unique & historic Vermont bed and breakfast located in the small town of Windsor - minutes from Woodstock, VT. The Inn was built in 1902 as a comfortable country home for a captain of industry, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Most inns claim to be romantic destinations: In 1997 Juniper Hill Inn was named a "Romantic Hideaway by the Descerning Traveler". Juniper Hill Inn has been featured in the "Boston Globe" for weddings and romantic escapes. You may read about us in "Best Places to Kiss in New England", "Best Places to Stay in New England", "Recommended Country Inns of New England", "Vermont Life" or many more magazines and premiere guidebooks.
Windsor is a quaint village famous for being the birthplace of Vermont. It sits on the banks of the Connecticut River, just a short drive from Woodstock, VT and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. We're also centrally located to many attractions, including Quechee Gorge, Okemo Ski Resort, Ascutney Mountain, and Lake Runnemede.
We are pleased to have been voted INNKEEPERS OF THE YEAR by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce 2008-2009! On Oct 3, 2010 we received the OWL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE for Best Business in the State of
Vermont for Community & Global Outreach.
Our hilltop setting affords our guests spectacular views of both Ascutney Mountain and Lake Runnemede, and our manicured lawns, colorful gardens, and outdoor patio area provide the ideal atmosphere in which to enjoy them. Evening walks and informal gatherings are both popular activities at our Vermont bed and breakfast in the spring, summer, and fall.
The lovely surroundings also make us a fashionable destination for Vermont weddings. The fact that our landscape is bigger than most VT inns means that we can handle both small and large occasions, each with equal poise and flair. We have been featured in “The Best Places to Kiss in New England” and have been selected as a “Romantic Hideaway” by the “Discerning Traveler”. Call or email us for more details on how we can make your special day even more extraordinary.
Our guests start each day with a full cooked-to-order country breakfast. This hearty meal is included in the cost of your room and is provided in Madelyn's Dining Room. This is the very room that President Teddy Roosevelt and President Calvin Coolidge dined making Juniper Hill one of the most historic New England inns. Our new a la carte menu features local Vermont fresh products and an amazing assortment of regional specialities that highlight the bounty and essence of New England. If you are looking for a fine Woodstock restaurant or Windsor restaurant or Hanover restaurant our historic and romantic inn should be at the top of your list.
Our dinners are served Thursday through Monday evenings with reservations taken from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. If you decide to dine outside of the inn, Windsor area restaurants offer other choices such as the Windsor Station Pub set in the historic train station with great pub food, Yummy Yummy Chinese for a little international flavor, great pizza at the Pizza Chef, and additional options for fine dining at the Inn at Weathersfield and Home Hill Inn in Weathersfield, Vermont and Cornish, New Hampshire respectively. Allow us to assist you in create a dining adventure that matches your tastes and regional destinations.
The guest rooms in our bed and breakfast complement the rest of the property in both elegance and privacy. Many of the rooms feature working fireplaces, private balconies, and antique, claw-footed soaking tubs. Each room is individually decorated with period wallpapers, four poster or canopy beds, and charming antiques. We take pride in adding the thoughtful touches that make a real difference in your stay – fresh flowers, crystal glassware, decanters of sherry - all are examples of how we can accentuate your VT romantic getaways.
Windsor provides the ideal location for a surfeit of activities, and Juniper Hill Inn provides the ideal bed and breakfast accommodations. Whether you’re here to enjoy the New England fall foliage, cross country or downhill skiing, canoeing, biking, fly fishing, horseback riding, shopping, or golf, we can make your stay a memorable one.
Please note that we are one of only a few pet friendly inns in Vermont and gladly welcome small dogs and their owners. Read more.
Juniper Hill is featured in Yankee Magazine's January/February issue as "THE place to end the perfect winter's day in New England!"
Ideal for all seasons and special reasons
Juniper Hill Inn is among New England's premiere romantic destinations for elopements, Vermont weddings and civil unions. Our hilltop setting offers one of Vermont's most spectacular vistas of lake, forest and mountain.
Juniper Hill Inn has been featured in "The Best Places to Kiss in New England" and selected a "Romantic Hideaway" by the "Discerning Traveler". We have been featured in a major review from the Sunday Boston Globe entitled, " You Can't Help But Feel Romantic".
Weddings at Juniper Hill Inn are very special occasions. We can accommodate up to 125 people under a tent on the front lawn with incredible views. Each event is highly customized to suit your needs. We challenge you to find a more elegant or spectacular setting for your Vermont reception or ceremony!
Robert will be your personal "wedding concierge" and assist in coordinating your special event from the customization of beverage service to the recommendation of experienced vendors. We maintain an extensive list of quality suppliers of flowers, caterers, bakers, photographers or whatever you may need. We can even direct you to a very special non-denominational New England church, just minutes from Juniper Hill Inn. It is the ideal setting for a New England wedding.
Whether your wedding party is for 6 people or 125 people, we will use our considerable experience and expertise to make your wedding effortless and memorable. Please contact us at 800-359-2541 for additional information or to arrange a tour of our very special property. Weddings are reserved well in advance - please call to secure your favorite date.
Juniper Hill Inn is ideally located near many Vermont Attractions— from Okemo Mountain Resort to the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. When you stay with us, be sure to take some time to wander around and see all Vermont has to offer: When you stay with us, be sure and take some time to wander around and see the following:
AREA ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS
Vermont State Crafts Center - A state designated craft center and gallery representing the finest artisans in Vermont. Saint Gaudens National Historic Site - The home, gardens and galleries of America's premiere sculpture.
Harpoon Brewery - A state of the art craft brewery offering tours and tastings of premium ales. The Old Constitution House - Where Vermont became a state in 1777.
Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park - Vermont's only National park includes the Billings Farm Museum and the Rockefeller mansion. Vermont Institute of Natural Science - A wonderful new exhibit of birds of prey at the Quechee Raptor Center.
American Precision Museum - "A National Historic Landmark celebrating the birthplace of America's Industrial revolution". The Cornish Colony Gallery & Museum - A tribute to the works of Maxfield Parrish and Cornish Colony artists in an incredible setting.
Simon Pearce - A "see it made" exhibition of artisans creating fine glassware and pottery. Quechee Gorge - Vermont's Grand Canyon and one of Vermont's most popular attractions.
Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge - The longest double span wooden covered bridge in America. Dartmouth College - One of America's Ivy League institutions in Hanover, New Hampshire.
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site - A rural Vermont village, birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge remains virtually unchanged since the turn of the century. John P. Larkin Country Club - 9-hole course in Windsor features 2,739 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34.
Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery - Unique combination of flower gardens and fine art Kimball Union Academy - Vibrant learning community for grades 9-12 and PG. Each individual student plays an important role.
Three Seasons Gifts and Antiques - Unique Gifts and Antique shop located in Windsor. Kedron Valley Stables - Horse Drawn Carriage and Sleigh Rides.
Antiques Collaborative, Inc - Antique and fine arts center in Quechee, Vermont- Period furniture, Georgian silver, vintage quilts, rare books, art pottery always in stock Still River Adventures - Direct access to the Connecticut River and 5 miles from Sumner's Falls. Self-guided trips run daily with instruction from basic paddling through whitewater kayaking.
North Star Canoes - Family owned and operated canoe rental business. Peaceful rivers with islands along the way offer a wonderful opportunity to picnic, swim or just plain relax. Excellent fishing opportunities for bass, pike and trout. Running Brook Farm - Antique carriage sales representing the finest carriage builders around the world. Over 100 carriages in our showroom catering to all disciplines of driving, we use our expertise to help select the best vehicle for you.
NL Wilson Fly Fishing - Fly fishing lessons for all skill levels, wade trips, and float trips on the Connecticut River. Our network of guides and open waters make it possible to fish across Central Vermont and into the Southern Green Mountains. Power House Mall - 603-298-5236
Beautiful old mill building, right on the river. A few of the shops you'll find inside are jewelry, toy, candy, and fine clothing stores, all offering unique merchandise.
Sugarbush Farms - 4-season working farm attraction Free samples of 12 varieties of cheese, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup and Vermont made foods. Learn about maple syrup making, walk our nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, make friends with our farm animals and visit with real farmers. Crown Point Country Club - Course offers a great challenge for those serious about the game, and a friendly atmosphere with breathtaking views for those out for a relaxing round. Smooth greens and great overall conditions will assure an enjoyable day of golf.
Friends and Company - 802-674-6830
Clothes, jewelry, gifts, and soft serve ice cream too. Historic Windsor Walking Tours - Self Guided walking tour with the help of cassette or book provided by Historic Windsor Inc.
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Ascutney Mountain Resort - "Legendary Big Mountain Skiing". Offers activities for the whole family, all year long. Killington - Four season resort with skiing, snowshoeing, golf, mountain biking and much more.
Okemo Resort - Skiing and Snowboarding on over 100 trails. Enjoy two 18-hole golf courses in the Summer. Barren Hill Alpacas - A full-service farm in Windsor, Vermont
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River Excitement Guide Service. Fly fishing, spinning and scenic McKenzie drift boat float trips locally on the Connecticut River for Smallmouth Bass. Also offering private, mountaintop pond fishing for large Brook and Rainbow trout. All equipment supplied. Sleigh Rides
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How To Find Us
Use Interstate 91, exit 9. From 91 north, turn right (from 91 South, turn left) onto Route 5 south. Proceed 2.7 miles to Juniper Hill Road on right, 1/2 mile up hill (bear left at the fork) to driveway on the right. In Heavy snow: Continue on route 5 into the center of Windsor, turn right onto State Street (at the traffic light). Turn right onto County Road. Turn right onto Juniper Hill Road, 3/4 miles to driveway on your left.
Small Business Meeting & Retreat Facilities
Juniper Hill Inn is pleased to offer a private facility for your small meeting or retreat. We specialize in intimate meetings for up to 20. Among the services we offer:
- Unsurpassed convenient location - near to I-91 in Vermont and easily accessible to I-89 in New Hampshire
- Audio visuals to suit your meeting needs
- Customized breakfast, lunch or dinner for your meeting
- Special midweek business rates in (January - May, also November) for overnight stays and conference facilities.
- Special activities may be arranged for when you are not working
- Private and quiet setting conducive to productive meetings
We have many years of successful small meeting experience in a quiet and peaceful setting. Why not join the ranks of Glaxo Smithkline, University of Vermont, Southeast Supervisory Union, Vermont Center for the Book, Dartmouth College and many others?
Madelyn's Dining Room
If you're looking for a restaurant near Woodstock, VT, Hanover, NH or Quechee, VT then Madelyn's Dining Room is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate dinner in a historic and quintessential romantic Vermont inn in a charming town of Windsor, Vermont. Only 12 miles from Woodstock and 13 miles from Hanover, the short and beautiful drive takes you back in time when dining was an event and meant to be savored.
Our new and exciting a la carte menu features the freshest regional and Vermont products and infuses them with international flavors. Chef Lyda Lemire believes that food should be "savored... uncomplicated yet with great depth." We have developed an international wine list that compliments our cuisine.
With a plethora of fine dining destinations in our region including the Woodstock Inn, The Jackson House, The Prince and the Pauper, Mangowood, Home Hill Inn, Carpenter and Main, The Inn at Weathersfield, Simon Pearce Restaurant and the Parker House, the Juniper Hill Inn offers a wonderful alternative to the fine dining scene that already exists.
The Complete Hoot newspaper said "it was fantastic!" Chowhound bloggers say it's the best food in the Upper Connecticut River Valley! Juniper Hill Inn and Madelyn's Dining Room compliment the many wonderful chefs and restaurants in the region and offer people the opportunity to connect over an elegant menu with comfortable country service. Never stuffy, we offer heartfelt and conscientious service with a fantastic wine list and full bar.
The inn also offers its private dining room filled with museum quality art for groups of ten or more. Some couples rent our dining room just for themselves so that they can celebrate a special occasion in private— romantic dining at its best!
Vermont and New Hampshire growers produce some of the finest produce and meats and catch some of the best fish, crabs and lobsters in the world. The inn chefs work hard to incorporate these products into nightly specials that complement the already extensive menu. Seasonally the inn's gardens produce fresh vegetables and herbs that further the dining experience because they are picked only moments before they are prepared for your plate. For the finest vegetarian cuisine in Vermont, Juniper Hill offers creative selections that include a Panko Crusted Smoked Poblano Pepper stuffed with spinach and local smoked cheddar, ricotta and blue cheese or you may have the Pumpkin Stuffed Ravioli with Walnut Sage Butter Sauce. Steak house lovers will go crazy over our filet mignon or our specially cut 20 ounce steak-lovers steak with either a Vermont blue cheese sauce or our own Blackberry Demi Glace.
Guests are invited to arrive before their reservation and relax in the beautifully paneled Great Hall with its massive fireplace or you may choose to have a cocktail on our 3,000 square foot terrace surrounded by old growth forests, dramatic gardens and spectacular views. After dinner, the library offers a quiet respite for a night cap, fine coffee and pleasant conversation.
From the moment you ascend the inn's 1/8 mile long drive you realize you have entered a special place. The largest Colonial revival mansion in New England, it was built in the Gilded Age of America by one of the most prominent men in United States, Maxwell Evarts, the Juniper Hill has hosted Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Coolidge, Wilson and Eisenhower as well as the great artists of the Cornish Colony: Maxfield Parrish, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Winston Churchhill, Isadora Duncan and so many others.
Come be a part of the history of this special place, meet its congenial hosts, experience its heartfelt service and be sure not to miss the nightly tour that shares the history of this grand dame of Vermont craftsmanship and historic hospitality. Reservations can be made by calling 802-674-5273.