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26 Main St.
Windsor, VT 05089

802 227 0008

Pure. Fresh. Vermont

That's what we offer at the Snapdragon Inn. Join us for a  relaxing getaway and explore the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. 

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Uplifting an Inn

The Snapdragon Inn

Room 5

This week's episode of Design Star on HGTV caught our attention because the challenge was to update a Bed & Breakfast on the Jersey Shore. The owners wanted to modernize the rooms and offer the amenities of a larger hotel but still maintain the warmth of their smaller establishment and of course the rooms needed to be durable. These were definitely thoughts that crossed our minds as we created our design plan for the Inn. Even thought they only had 2 days and 5 rooms, their budget blew ours out of the water. They also let each designer do whatever they wanted where we definitely wanted a cohesive look and feel to the whole project. However, no matter your budget or timeline, it is a challenging and very creative brief.  Of course, we had the added challenge of transforming a residential home into a commercial space which certainly brought it's complexities ;)

One of the Design Star Before and Afters

Some of our Before & Afters
Unfortunately, when we took the before pictures, we didn't always get all the angles of the rooms
so we don't have the exact match for the After. 

Room 9 
 Room 1
 Room 8
 Room 5

New Reviews!

The Snapdragon Inn

Our stay at Snapdragon Inn was just what we needed to get away from the stress of life and this Boston winter. From the moment out hosts met us at the door and we saw the roaring wood burning stove we started to unwind. Everything from there got even better, from the clean and spacious room with the exellent heated bathroom floor to the to Inn keepers warmth and hospitality. The simplistic and elegant decorations showed much thought and style. The location could not have been bettter with walking distance to down town and a short driving distance to everything Vermont has to offer. We will see you again Steve, Chaz and family next trip :)
This place is truly wonderful. As a frequent traveler, it's rare to have this kind of experience. Immaculate. Wonderfully decorated. Extremely knowledgeable and warm staff. And best of all, as the former home of Max Perkins (famous Scribner editor credited to nurturing the careers of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald among others), there's a terrific creative energy about the place. Five stars.

Top 5 places I've ever stayed. One of the most relaxing, comfortable stays of my life. As the lone occupant, I felt unworthy of the luxury of the room. But the most important thing was the attitude of the owner... instantly felt like a friend. I've found myself trying to design excuses to revisit Windsor.

We had a string of new reviews posted to Trip Advisor from our February visits. We would like to take a moment to thank our wonderful Innkeepers for making every guest experience so positive and we'd also like to thank all of the fabulous guests who have stayed with us! We can't wait to see you again.

Happy Monday. May this be a great week for all of you!

Giveaway Day 4: Snapdragon Guest rooms

The Snapdragon Inn

Welcome to Day 4 of the "12 Nights of Christmas". But what do these these rooms look like that we are giving away?

The house was in amazing condition when we started this project for being over 190 years old, thanks to the families before us, but there was still a lot work to do to get the guest rooms ready. Now, they are looking perfect and ready for you to be enveloped in what several guests have called, "the most comfortable beds they have ever slept in". You can read some guest reviews on Trip Advisor , other guest perspectives here,or read an overview of the Inn. Each has its own personality and feel.

When you stay at the Inn which room will you choose?

Room 1:Queen

Room 2:Queen

Room 3:Queen

Room 4:Queen

Room 5:Queen

Room 6:King

Room 7:King

Room 8:King

Room 9:King

Bathrooms 5, 9, and 8

Each of the rooms include:
  • Feather beds, down comforters with synthetic and down pillows
  • Private tile bathroom with radiant heat floor, porcelain accented fixtures, and tile & marble shower. Rooms 2,5,7, and 9 also include claw foot tubs.
  • L'Occitane customized bath amenities
  • Snapdragon Spa Studio Robes
  • Air conditioning
  • Furniture and antiques accented with Snapdragon Inn custom fabrics
  • Selection of books edited by Maxwell Perkins
  • Wireless Internet
  • HD Television and Blu-Ray/DVD Player
  • Phone with voice mail and advanced features

Just for fun, we'll choose another one of today's entries to receive a set of our L'Occitanne customized bath amenities and a set of 3 custom Snapdragon lip balms! They are delicious.

Also enter the giveaway on facebook, twitter, or join our email list!

Thanks for participating. Good luck!

Room 3: Before & After

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The wall paper stripping team in front of the fireplace

It isn't until seeing before pictures, that you can visualize all the work that went into each and every one of these rooms. We remember this room to be particularly difficult to get the wallpaper off because it had been painted over. In fact, we called it "Satan's Den"--it was that bad. It sure looks great now!

Final touches: Curtains & Rugs


Room 8

Room 6 (Black sheep skin--not a bear ;)

Putting up the curtains and choosing the right rugs have been the final components to the guestroom designs. They add that much needed finishing touch (and sound absorption). Don't you think? Look at differences in rooms 6 & 8.

Filling up Room 9


Clean Slate Room 9: May 18 2010

Room 9 : September 27 2010

Last night we held a mixer for the Windsor Mt. Ascutney Region Chamber of Commerce at the Inn. It was wonderful to let some of the other local business owners mix, mingle, and enjoy the the space. It was also rewarding to have people pick up on so many of the details that went into each room as we filled them up.

Final Touches


We have officially checked in our first guests and hopefully they are cuddled up in what one of our "test guests" said were "delicious" beds. We spent the morning, steaming bed skirts, placing amenities, folding towels, hanging robes, and making all the final touches in anticipation of their arrival. I think we may be a little too busy to really take in this momentous day but maybe its best that it came and went. Onto day two!

Thanks to Joy for the beautiful flowers you sent!

Color From Beginning to End


Room 3

Room 6

Room 5

We knew from the start that we would like to accent each bed with one of our custom Snapdragon prints and that worked out well for all the rooms but Room 5 because we didn't have any yellow printed. In the 23rd hour before the open house, 2 of our creatives came up with the awesome pillow pictured above. It's also fun to look back at the early days picking colors and watch how it all came together so well (with a lot of hard work of course!)

Sneak Peek!


Entry into Library

Entry and stairs to second floor

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

Room 6

Room 7

Room 8

Room 9

Photos by Leilani Bascom

Bathroom 6

Wow, what a weekend. Thank you to all who came out to our Sneak Peek Party on Saturday. Miraculously, it all came together and looked lovely. There are still some final touches and lots of tweaks but we are nearly there and will continue to share as we inch closer and closer to our Grand Opening on September 1st 2010.

There are many many more photos to share and will the rest of the week.