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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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Book Now: Special Opening Rates Available at Snapdragon Inn

The Snapdragon Inn

Thanks for your interest in the Snapdragon Inn.

As many of you know, we have been busy renovating a wonderfully iconic building from top to bottom for the last 24 months. You can see the behind the scenes story on our blog:

We are pleased to finally begin booking reservations at Snapdragon Inn. To celebrate the occasion we are offering a very limited special room rate valid for bookings made from September 1st through September 19th, 2010.

Our website is being updated in preparation for our opening; adding pictures of rooms and an updated booking engine. In the meantime, please refer to the information below and contact us for more information or to make a reservation.

We are currently accepting reservations beginning September 1st, 2010.

Snapdragon Information:
**All guest rooms feature newly renovated construction, air conditioning, flat screen tv, wireless internet, bathrooms with heated floors, tile & marble showers, and custom designed fabrics. Some rooms also feature claw foot tubs.

**Snapdragon Inn amenities include an on-site restaurant which is open for breakfast daily, a library, large porches, groomed lawns, direct access to Paradise Park nature preserve, and lake views.

**Snapdragon Inn is located on Main Street in Windsor Vermont, just 5 miles off of Interstate 91 and within walking distance of all the museums, restaurants, and shopping in the historic downtown district.

We have the following rooms available as of September 1st, 2010.

Second Floor:
Room 1: Queen, Claw Foot Tub ($149 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 2: Queen ($149 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 3: King ($199 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 4: Queen ($149 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 5: Queen ($149 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 6: Queen, Claw Foot Tub

Third Floor:
Room 7: King, Claw Foot Tub ($199 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 8: King ($199 per night / Opening Special Rate)
Room 9: King, Claw Foot Tub ($199 per night / Opening Special Rate)

Thanks again for your early interest in Snapdragon Inn, we look forward to meeting you soon. Do not hesitate to call with any questions or suggestions.

Snapdragon Inn
26 Main St.
Windsor, VT 05089

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:
Listed room rates do not include Vermont State rooms & meals tax. A deposit is required when making a reservation at Snapdragon Inn. One night full accommodation is required upon booking. This deposit is applied to your total bill upon check-in. A 14 day cancellation applies to all bookings. If your cancellation is not received outside of 14 days, you will be charged the full deposit amount. If you cancel 14 or mores days in advance, you will receive your full deposit back, less a $50 service charge.

Snapdragon Inn accepts Cash, Checks, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa

Check In/Check Out:
Check in is not guaranteed until 3PM on the day of arrival.
Check out by 12:00 PM is required on the day of departure.

As a general rule, pets are not allowed. Please call to discuss general options.

While Snapdragon Inn welcomes all ages and families of any size, we recommend children over the age of 12 and adults. We are happy to suggest additional properties which may have more activities and space for families with small children.

Parking is available onsite for guest cars only. Additional vehicles will find convenient street-side parking just steps away from Snapdragon Inn. Snapdragon Inn is not responsible for any personal property or valuables left in guest vehicles while parked on property.

Why Come to Windsor?

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Why Come to Windsor?
My family and I recently finished a working vacation in Windsor. We had a great time, and it got me thinking that you don’t have to have family in Windsor to go there and have a great vacation. Here are some ideas for how you could happily spend a weekend in Windsor, Vermont.

*History Buffs*
Start off the morning with a stroll around Main Street. Start at the Inn at Windsor (106 Apothecary Lane, Windsor) and wind your way down to the Constitution House . Windsor was the first state capital in Vermont and the first constitution of the state was signed there. Many of the buildings you’ll encounter have been restored and preserved. Of particular interest are the Congregational Church , Inn at Windsor, the Evarts and Cox Houses , Snapdragon Inn and Constitution House.

For a hearty diner luncheon we recommend the Windsor Diner or Stub’s and Laura’s and as of today, The Windsor Station Pub. Each location will provide you with a great dose of an American institution, the local diner. Don’t forget to have a piece of pie. Relax with a stroll around Lake Runnemede From the lakeshore, you can view several properties in Windsor, including the Juniper Hill Inn.

For dinner, try Windsor Station Pub. The restaurant is housed in the former train depot building. And if you time your dinner right, you’ll be able to hear and see the train roll by on it’s way to and from Montreal. You can’t help but feel the history of the railroad and appreciate it’s importance to Windsor and the Upper Valley.

*Museum Fun*
My family and I spent a delightful afternoon learning so much about Windsor’s contribution to American industry and art.

First we started at the American Precision Museum. It boasts a delightful collection of antique machines. Through the well organized displays, families can learn about the discoveries and technologies that were developed in Windsor that pushed the industrial revolution forward. There is a small area where kids can touch some machines, including an old fashioned typewriter that was the favorite attraction for our 5 year old daughter.

Next we drove a short two minutes to the old Winsdor Fire Station building to the Cornish Colony Art Museum. We were lead on a tour of the current exhibit by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who custom fit the tour to a family with three young daughters. The collection of Maxfield Parrish art and artifacts from other Colony artists is fantastic. We really gained an appreciation for the process involved in creating some of America’s finest artwork.

Our next destination was the Simon Pearce and glass blowing factory. This is about a 5 minute drive from the art museum. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed standing just a few feet away from a pair of glassblowers as they worked. Their skill and teamwork were artistic all on their own, never mind the stunning glass bowls they were crafting. You can also go upstairs to visit a large showroom that includes seconds, if you are in the market for some slightly less than perfect pottery or glass. There is also a catwalk on the second floor so you can walk above the glass blowing operation and watch it from another point of view. And best of all, it’s FREE. Unless you buy something spectacular as a souvenir! The pottery building is also open for tourists to enjoy watching craftsmanship of another kind.

We ended the day with a stop at the Windsor Vermont Mercantile. The kids had been so great all day that we rewarded them with a stop at the candy counter. Giant apothecary jars are filled with all kinds of goodies for kids to fill their own bags (with Mom and Dad’s help). I recommend the Lake Champlain chocolates for grown up tastes. Take a few minutes to peruse the fantastic line of home products at this modern version of the old-fashioned general store.

*Getting outdoors*
St. Gaudens National Historic Site
Pack a picnic and wear your hiking shoes. St. Gaudens is just over the river from Windsor in Cornish, NH. You’ll get to cross the largest covered bridge in the United States in order to get there. I can’t possibly explain all there is to see at St. Gaudens, so check out their website, it lists all the activities and tours for you to experience. We took the 28 minute Aspet tour, then wandered through the Little Studio, took a hike down the Ravine Trail to the Temple, then wandered through the New Gallery. We didn’t even make it to the Visitors Center. Next time we go, we plan to have a picnic near one of the gardens or just on the lawn in front of the Little Studio. Beautiful views of Mt. Ascutney are all around.

Later in the day, head out to Paradise Park for dinner and roasting of s’mores. Paradise Park was created by the Evarts family of Windsor, which treasured their town and wanted others to enjoy it as well.

In winter, Ascutney Ski Area is located a mere 10 minutes outside Windsor. So if you want the skiing without the hustle and bustle of a resort, the Snapdragon Inn would be an ideal location for your stay.

Windsor is full of New England charm and American history. It’s located centrally to other historic and scenic destinations such as Hanover, NH (about 20-25 minutes and home to Dartmouth College) and Woodstock, VT (home of the Billings Farm and Museum and the Woodstock Inn). It’s a beautiful town that would make a great destination to get away from it all and truly experience New England living.


Visiting Vermont - For the artist

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From time to time, I’ll be highlighting reasons for visiting Vermont. I’ll do my best to give you the resources you need to have a great time while visiting Vermont and of course, staying at the Snapdragon Inn!

The first installment is geared for the artistically minded. Windsor, Vermont is actually right in the heart of what was once a thriving artistic community known as the Cornish Colony.

Within walking distance from the Snapdragon is the Cornish Colony Museum. In 2007, the museum received the Editor’s Choice award from Yankee Magazine as a site they felt their readers would not want to miss. Exhibits change from time to time and you can refer to the website for a highlight of the current exhibit. One of the artists involved in the Cornish Colony, Maxfield Parrish, happens to be a favorite of mine, and there is a great biography on the website.

If sculpture is your cup of tea, then you will surely want to visit Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. Just 10 minutes from Windsor, this site is a tribute to sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens. Formerly the home of the artist and his family, you can view over 100 of his works in the gallery, enjoy a concert in the gardens, or take a sculpting class.

If you enjoy arts festivals, there is plenty to choose from each year. Here are links to just a few. Typically arts festivals are held in summer and include artists selling everything from art glass to oil paintings. Great music and food aren’t hard to find as well.
Vermont Festival of the Arts
Middlebury Festival on the Green

-- Joy