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The Governor's Inn

86 Main Street , Ludlow, VT 05149 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$144 - $299
per night

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Step back into the 19th century, but with 21st century amenities! Afternoon tea, sweets and tea sandwiches served in the parlor with its extraordinary slate fireplaces, polished wookwork, and oriental rugs. Retire to your cozy bed chamber, warmed by a gas fireplace, read, watch cable TV or a video, or connect to WiFi; relax in the whirlpool. Awake to a bountiful breakfast -- perhaps apple cinnamon pancakes or our Vermont Cheese and Eggs in a puff pastry. Then off to explore Vermont. Experience outstanding food, impeccable service, gracious surroundings, friendship, and warm hospitality.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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Needs some touch ups

3.8 on September 04, 2014

Great host, super breakfast! Rooms need some TLC just due to wear and tear. Inn is up for sale so perhaps the next owner can help.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found our service and dining outstanding. I am concerned about your guest room and cleanliness ratings. We would like to know how we can improve.

One of the best bed and breakfasts

5 on August 27, 2014

The owners were more than hospitable. Amazing serivice and knowledge of local history. The home is updated with the latest technology from keypad door entry to automatic toilets. We stayed on the second floor. There was even a butler basket for items you may have forgotten tooth brushes, shaving cream, etc Breakfast was outstanding!!! Easily the best BB we have stayed. A must visit for any vermont goer. More than reasonable prices.

Excellent service and customer care

4.0 on July 09, 2014

Jim (with a J, not a G) was very welcoming as soon as we walked through the door. He gave us a tour of the house and explained the history of the area and of the previous owners. The Inn was beautiful and very well-kept. The Innkeepers were always available to answer our questions, and were extremely helpful in regards to local events, dining, and driving directions. We went for just one night to celebrate a special event, and were treated with as much time and attention as the guests staying for longer. The afternoon Tea was an excellent way to socialize with the other guests and the Inkeepers, and the breakfast was simply delicious. If I return to the area I plan on checking for availability here before going anywhere else.


4.8 on March 13, 2013

Truly enjoyed the entire experience. Was having so much fun and enjoying the hospitality, that found it hard to leave each morning. Jim, Cathy and the team were wonderful hosts. We would definitely recommend to anyone.

Our first trip

5 on March 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I wanted to find a bed and breakfast in Vermont, and my friend recommended The Governor's Inn. She had confused the inn for another place, but I'm glad she did! We were supposed to go on Feb 9 but Nemo showed up and the Massachusetts driving ban meant we could not even get our rental car! The owner was very nice and understanding and rescheduled our stay for the next month without an additional charge. The price was very reasonable for the quality and location. I loved the classic style of the inn and the personal touches. We enjoyed the tea time (wonderful!) and were within walking distance of pubs and dining for the night. I'm VERY particular about staying in hotels, etc, when it comes to cleanliness. I am happy to say we had no problems. The bed was spotless, the bathroom was clean, and the downstairs common area was comfy. The breakfast was GREAT. There were plenty of things to pick from as a vegetarian. And I was surprised to see how much came with the meal! My boyfriend wouldn't stop talking about the breakfast on the drive home. Also, the owner was so helpful and friendly when we were picking a place to eat dinner. He had tons of suggestions for dining and hiking nearby. Overall, we had a great time and hope to return in the fall.

Wonderful Experience

5 on September 27, 2012

Our stay at the Governor's Inn was fabulous!!! The room was spotless and expertly furnished, the common areas were inviting, breakfast was incredible, and Jim and Cathy were the perfect hosts. We just wished that we could have stayed for more than two nights as there was so much to do in the surrounding area. With a little luck and planning, we'll make the long drive up from VA again to experience this little gem hidden near the Green Mountains of Vermont.

We keep coming back!

5 on March 16, 2012

We just completed our fourth stay at the Governor's Inn and these days when we are getting ready to ski Okemo we ask one another "When are we going to The Governor's Inn" rather than when are we going to vermont......the breakfasts are not too be missed and the rooms are so comfortable....we won't stop returning!

All we could ask for!

4.0 on January 27, 2012

We were all very tired when we arrived. The mood of our stay was set when Jim met us at the door and in his warm and friendly manner, showed us around. We felt better right away. Our room was spotless and,the beds very comfortable. It was also the largest and prettiest room I have ever stayed at in an inn. Breakfast was wonderful - a delicious homemade three course delight. When we said " Bye" to Jim, we had high hopes of returning.

Great place for a Reunion

4.2 on November 07, 2011

This is a great place for a small group to get together for a reunion (which we did), a ski weekend, or leaf-peeping, You have to stay for a couple of days or more to really appreciate the hospitality and service of the Innkeepers. If you just want to pass through, the crumby Best Western is across the street.

Wow--what an experience

5 on October 29, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days and were very impressed. We stay at a lot of B&Bs and this is one of the top ones we have ever stayed at. The freindly atmosphere, amazing breakfasts and warm, inviting rooms were incredible. This B&B is highly recommended for anyone wanting an exceptional experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Lizzie's Room

This cozy room overlooks the village Main Street with a view of Okemo Mountain beyond the village green. Tastefully decorated in blues and whites, it features a queen-size bed with hand-crocheted coverlet and an antique armoire. The room's private bathroom has a tub/shower combination. A hair dryer and luxurious bath robes are provided for your use. Guests who would like to watch TVl have access to a nearby TV Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Governor's Room

Once Vermont Governor Stickney's master bedroom, this comfortable and elegant room features a bay window with sitting area, a king-size antique brass bed, gas fireplace, cable television with DVD/VCR, mini-fridge, and small private bath with shower. A hair dryer and luxurious robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sarah's Room

This bright and sunlit room has an antique armoire, a queen-size bed, and private bath with tub/shower combination. A hair dryer and luxurious robes are provided for your use. Guests who would like to watch TV have easy access to a nearby TV room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Priscilla's Room

Our largest bedroom, this elegant room includes a small sitting area with loveseat located near the fireplace - perfect to sit and read a book or enjoy watching a DVD from the inn's video library. The room features an antique queen-size bed with hand-carved walnut head and foot boards, burled walnut armoire, marble-topped dressing table, gas fireplace, cable television with VCR/DVD, sitting area with loveseat and mini-fridge. The private bath has tub/shower combination. A hair dryer and luxurious bath robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Annabelle's Room

This charming room with queen-size bed is decorated with soft florals and designer linens. The room features a gas fireplace with cable TV (and DVD). It has a private bath with shower and an additional dressing area with built-in armoire. A hair dryer and luxurious guest robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jessica's Room

Snuggle up under a cozy comforter on the king-size bed with antique English headboard. Watch the sunset behind Okemo Mountain beyond the village green. Enjoy the warmth and charm of a Vermont Castings gas stove. There is also a cable TV with DVD and VHS players. Unwind in your two person aqua-massage tub ---- perfect for relaxing after a day of winter or summer sports! Hair dryer and luxurious robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Laura's Room

This spacious third floor room features a king-size bed with wicker headboard, antique armoire, an LCD TV with DVD player, a beautiful Vermont Castings gas stove fireplace, "George and Martha Washington" style chairs, and the morning sun filtered through the tree tops. The room's private bath is located directly across the small hallway from the room (literally one step). A hair dryer and luxurious robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Suite

In this third floor suite, you'll never have to get out of bed to enjoy the view of Okemo Mountain. This romantic bedroom features a four-poster queen-size bed, fine bed linens and plush pillows. Enjoy the your two-person aqua-massage tub under the skylight, curl up by the corner Vermont Castings gas stove fireplace, or relax in your "sitting room" with its Vermont-style window, cable television with DVD and VCR, chaise longue, and mini-fridge. Your private bathroom also has a shower separate from the whirlpool tub. A hair dryer and luxurious robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Mountains, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 120 miles

Directions to property:

We are on Main St., VT Rt. 103, just east of town green, 1 mi. SE of Okemo Mountain. Ludlow is located where VT Rt. 103 and VT 100 intersect.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Arts and Crafts School, Cheese Factories, Weston Priory, Covered Bridges, Maple Sugar Houses, Calvin Coolidge Birthplace, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone , Gourmet three course breakfasts, Complimentary Afternoon Tea, Video and DVD lending library, Hair dryers and luxurious robes in guest rooms, Coffee and tea available in foyer, Aqua Masseur whirlpool tubs in some rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Country Stores, Arts and Crafts School nearby, Weston Priory nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Not an appropriate setting for children under 14.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or 50% of anticipated stay, whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: There is a MINIMUM cancellation fee of $25. For cancellations that occur at least 14 days in advance, the deposit (minus a $25 cancellation fee) will be refunded. For cancellations which occur at least 3 days, but less than 14 days prior to confirmed arrival, the cancellation fee is 25% of the initial deposit. There is no refund of deposit for any cancellation which occurs less than 3 days prior to confirmed arrival.



Jim & Cathy Kubec

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Cheese and Eggs in Puff Pastry
This delicate blend of eggs and three Vermont cheeses is lightly seasoned with a touch of pepper and baked in a puff pastry.


86 Main Street , Ludlow, VT 05149 USA (Show map)

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