Governor's House in Hyde Park

100 Main St , Hyde Park, VT 05655 USA (Show map)

About

Centerpiece of the quiet village of Hyde Park just 9 miles north of Stowe on Vermont Route 100, the recently restored 1893 Governor's Mansion offers the modern comforts with the gracious elegance of a earlier time. Period furnishings. Romantic bedroom fireplaces. Beautiful mountain views. Luxurious claw-foot tubs. Hot chocolate or Ben & Jerry's ice cream at bedtime. Romance and elopement specials packages, Jane Austen weekends. In-room high-speed internet & WiFi. Free movie library. Full English afternoon tea. Fresh flowers and freshly-baked cookies. It's worth the trip, from anywhere - even the Twenty-First Century.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Lovely visit!

5 on September 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Governor's House and wish we had been able to stay longer! The home is beautiful and very comfortable. Our host, Suzanne, made us feel so welcome and had lots of tips for our vacation. Breakfast was out of this world delicious. I highly recommend The Governor's House - we loved our visit!


A Retreat for Your Soul

5 on April 18, 2015

I live in Connecticut, the land of B&B's so why would I travel to Vermont (over 4 hours away) to stay for a weekend? Because the Governor's House in Hyde Park is worth it. The view from the back of the house is breathtaking. The inn is in a beautifully restored historic home. The rooms are unique and lovely. It is peaceful and deeply relaxing there, restorative. That's not even the best part, its the hostess, Suzanne. I can not believe she runs the entire inn and prepares all the absolutely scrumptious food by herself! She is a wonder. There are all these little touches, fresh flowers, warm cookies on the side board, the lovely garden, the downstairs bathroom that is covered in a fantastic mural, late check out and fresh local apples to snack on in the fruit bowl. I went with a girlfriend for one of her Jane Austen weekends and had a marvelous time! High Tea, quill pen writing, juicy book discussions, sumptuously prepared Regency style cuisine and English country dancing! Needless to say, this is an annual tradition. Give yourself the gift of a stay. You deserve it.


Our Fifty Year Anniversary

5 on October 28, 2014

We recently had the priviledge of staying at the Governor's House in Hyde Park, VT. The owner and hostess, Suzanne, made us feel welcome and very comfortable. We enjoyed the Afternoon Tea which she has studied abroad and has become very expert. We had a very stimulating and delighting conversation with the other guests and hostess over tea. As it was our 50th anniversary, Suzanne had all the "special touches" to help make it a memorable occasion for us. The fallen golden leaves made the area seem like a backdrop of autumn countryside. Our room was quaint yet very comfortable and cozy at the same time. We hope to go back for another stay as soon as possible. Dalton and Judy Gossett.


Romantic Weekend

4.8 on October 02, 2014

We went to spend a 3 day weekend at the inn and it was amazing! Not on ly are the rooms and views super be, but the host is very sweet and a wonderful cook! Would definitely go back!


would go back !!

5 on December 28, 2013

My wife and I where very happy with our stay in the Governors Room .The owner of the INN. was great could not ask for a nicer host . would go back .


A wedding to remember...

4.6 on June 25, 2013

My husband and I decided to have a small, intimate wedding at the Governor’s House in Hyde Park and we are so happy that we did. The house itself was clean, well maintained, and beautiful. The landscaping was welcoming and the lawn a relaxing place where our families and friends could relax and enjoy each other’s company. Suzanne, the innkeeper, took care of most of the details of our wedding and was very efficient with a thoughtful attention to detail. The food was fresh and delicious and arranged beautifully on the dining room table. The cake was simple yet elegant and very tasty. Having our wedding at the Governor’s House was easy, inexpensive and memorable.


Family Reunion

5 on September 15, 2012

Attended family reunion associated with a 50th wedding anniversary. Wanted to be close to everyone yet have privacy. Inn was beautiful--we stayed in the former governor's office. Lovely room, furniture, and very comfortable chairs and bed. Breakfast was yummy, and Suzanne gave us some good hints about things to do in the area. Our stay at the Governor's House was a definite highlight of our trip!


Best night's sleep

5 on July 09, 2012

The inn keeper has thought of everything. The entire house is beautiful and inviting. You will get the BEST night's sleep as the rooms are so comfortable and the bedding exquisite. The innkeeper is at the ready to assist you in planning your day whether you're staying in or going out (read, watch movies, play games, hike, ski, shop). I can't wait to go back!


A walk into history

5 on April 07, 2011

After staying at The Governor's mansion for three days & two nights I can recommend with confidence. This inn is a unique opportunity to step into history but enjoy modern conveniences. I was impressed by the attention the innkeeper, Suzanne, paid to the smallest detail to make my stay comfortable & enjoyable. The shelves of movies & selection of books made me want to stay longer than my schedule permitted. My room & bath were very clean, the food was delicious & the views of the mountains were beautiful.


Beautiful Inn with Great Atmosphere

4.6 on January 30, 2011

My fiance and I stayed in the English room over a long weekend in January. The inn is beautifully restored and was the perfect spot for a winter weekend escape. The breakfast was delicious, especially the muffins (the innkeeper was kind of enough to pack up extras for our long drive home). The inn's library was a great spot to sip wine and relax after two days of skiing at both Stowe and Smugglers Notch. We look forward to returning again soon.


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Rooms & Rates

Governor's Bedroom

The dark wallpaper and rich woodwork give this large room a masculine feel, rightly so as it was the governor's bedroom. It looks out across the back yard with a view of the mountains. It has a queen-sized sleigh bed, working gas fireplace, and private bath with the original marble sink and a whirlpool tub. Highspeed internet connection & WiFi. DVD. Can be made to connect with the Pink Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $265

Garden Room

This fully-handicapped accessible room in the new wing has its own entrance through a private garden. A ramp gives access to the first floor of the inn. It has a queen-sized bed, full private bathroom tub and shower, a large sun deck, and a TV with cable connection, VCR and DVD. A telephone is available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $255

Pink Room

So called because it once belonged to the governor's daughter, it has a queen-sized bed with cut-work lace linens, a working gas fireplace, private bath with an antique claw-foot tub and a hand-held European shower, high-speed internet a well as WiFi, VCR/DVD, and can be made to connect with the governor's bedroom. VCR/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $255

French Room

This room looks out on the front lawn. Decorated in the colors of Provence, this large room can easily accommodate a rollaway and one or two cribs, making it ideal for a family. It has an original marble sink, an antique claw-foot tub and a shower stall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $25 - $255

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Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV)

Directions to property:

From I-89 take exit 10 (Waterbury). Following Route 100 North, go through Stowe and Morrisville where it joins Route 15 West. About 2 miles farther along, Route 100 turns right and Route 15 continues straight at a blinking light. Turn left there onto Church St. When it ends in front of the court house, turn right onto Main St. The Governor's House is on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, glider rides & lessons, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, English afternoon tea, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: very flexible
  • Check Out:: very flexible
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well-behaved children are warmly welcomed.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Excellent boarding 1/2 mile away with 24-hr. visiting
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay, including tax, is charged at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee if notified 15 days in advance.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Suzanne Boden

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: on the portico, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

, Whatever you need


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Elope To Vermont: It's A Piece Of Cake

Just the two of you want to slip away and tie the knot. We'll welcome you for the weekend and take care of all the details. Two romantic nights in a deluxe room with a fireplace, full breakfast, marriage ceremony with a justice of the peace inside or out, one candlelit dinner for two, champagne, flowers and help with all the paperwork. $735, including the cake! Add-on photo package.

Literary Weekend

Enjoy a weekend of literary-inspired activities in a lovely old mansion where Jane Austen herself would have felt at home. Attend a talk about the Regency period. Join a book discussion over dinner. Test your knowledge of Jane Austen, and her books and possibly take home a prize. Try letter writing with a quill pen. Take a carriage or sleigh ride. For the gentleman there are riding and fly fishing as well as lots of more modern diversions if a whole weekend of Jane is not his cup of tea. Join every activity or simply indulge yourself quietly all weekend watching the movies. Dress in whichever century suits you. Just imagine the interesting conversation with a whole houseful of Jane's readers under one roof. It won't just be good company; it will be the "company of clever well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation". It will be the best. Weekend rates start at $365 single, $335 pp double, or $300 pp triple including lodging, meals, and all activities.

Downton Abbey Weekend

Maybe you can't spend the weekend at Downton Abbey, but you can spend it a stately Vermont mansion with a marble vestibule and fireplaces in the bedrooms. Attend a comfortable dinner with a detailed explanation of table settings, etiquette history, and properly managing everything from soup to nuts. Gain a new appreciation for the downstairs staff by decanting through a silver funnel or serving the sauce, all in a dining room which has hosted elegant dinners since before the Titanic went down. Breakfast will be laid out on the sideboard each morning with toast served in silver toast racks. Enjoy English afternoon tea. Optional activities include riding, fly fishing, and cooking or crewel embroidery lessons. Join us for this informative weekend and you'll never hear Lady Mary say that you're not fastidious about doing things properly. Weekend rates $295 single or pp double. See our calendar of events for dates.

Canadian Dollars At Par

Stay three or more nights in any room and pay in Canadian cash at par. It's that simple! Fall season and some holidays excluded. Payez en argent comptant en dollars canadians au pair pour toutes les chambres avec les séjours de trois jours ou plus. C’est simple comme Bonjour! . L’offre n’est pas disponsible au cours de l”automne ou les jours fériés. Il faut réserver directement avec l’auberge.

Ongoing Discount

Bouquet of fresh flowers, queen-sized canopy bed with eyelet lace linens, chilled champagne,a fire in the fireplace, something just right on the CD player, chocolates on your pillow, promise of a gourmet breakfast in bed. Two people, two nights, $379.00. Too good to pass up! Not valid some weekends.

Green Getaways/Eco Escapes

What could be greener than a Jane Austen weekend at a green hotel in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. Slip quietly back to Regency England in a beautiful old mansion for an informal talk, a book discussion and afternoon tea. For the gentlemen there are riding and fly fishing if a whole weekend of Jane is not his cup of tea. Join every activity or simply indulge yourself all weekend watching the movies. It's not Bath, but it is Hyde Park and you'll love Vermont circa 1800. Rates start at $365 single, $355 pp double. Please check our website for dates.

Marriage Vow Renewal

Want to show you'd do it all over again? You can. We'll welcome you for the weekend and take care of it all. Two romantic nights in deluxe room with fireplace, full breakfast, ceremony with justice of the peace inside or out, candle-lit dinner for two, champagne, flowers, even a small cake. Bring friends or family at 10% discount. Add extra nights or a carriage or sleigh ride. $685.00. Surcharge for Christmas and foliage weeks. Add-on photo package.

Food Glorious Food

Maybe you can't spend the weekend at Downton Abbey, but you can spend it a stately mansion with a marble vestibule and fireplaces in the bedrooms. And on Saturday evening, attend a comfortable dinner with a detailed explanation of table settings, etiquette history, and properly managing everything from unfolding a napkin to holding your coffee cup. Gain a new appreciation for the downstairs staff by decanting through a silver funnel or serving the sauce, all in a dining room which has hosted elegant dinners since before the Titanic went down. Breakfast will be laid out on the sideboard each morning with toast served in silver toast racks. Join us for this informative weekend and you'll never hear Lady Mary say that you're not fastidious about doing things properly. Weekend rates start at $295 single or pp double. Please check our website foe dates.

Honeymoon Specials

The two of you take to the skies in a hot air balloon for your marriage ceremony. The package includes two nights in a romantic room with a fireplace, full breakfast each morning, the marriage ceremony with the pilot officiating, champagne and two flutes to keep as a remembrance, and a private dinner back at the Governor's House in Hyde Park with a wedding cake for two. We can arrange the paperwork for the Vermont marriage license and you'll be Up, Up and Away forever with very special memories. $1,275. Surcharge for certain dates.

Military Rate (active duty)

We are happy to offer a 15% discount to members of the military on active duty. Any room. Any time. Any length of stay. Starting at $106.50 for a double including a great breakfast.

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