Willoughvale Inn

Route 5a South , Westmore, VT 05860 USA (Show map)

About

Warm hospitality awaits you at the WilloughVale Inn, situated in an exquisite natural setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby. Lodging at the WilloughVale is gracious and informal, providing a perfectly relaxed atmosphere for vacationing in all four seasons. Accommodations and Vermont cottage rentals at our WilloughVale Inn include ten unique guest rooms, four cozy cottages and four new lakeview cottages with all the comforts of home with none of the distractions! Vermont's Northeast Kingdom is truly a wilderness jewel, offering outstanding recreational activities year-round. Enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, golf, rock climbing, scenic drives and much more! In winter, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice-fishing are available just outside our door, and superb alpine skiing and snowboarding are available at nearby Burke Mountain and Jay Peak Resorts.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Nice location

3.4 on September 26, 2016

Nice location, clean, friendly service. Beds not the most comfortable.


Quiet time

3.8 on September 22, 2016

We stayed at the wiloughvale for a quick weekend getaway. The staff was very pleasant. The lakefront cottage we stayed in was nice, the steps down to the dock could use a little attention as a few were wobbly and there were weeds growing up through them. The area is very quiet, it does take about a half hour to get to town. Although we had a kitchen we were not prepared to cook. The continental breakfast was only free for main inn guests, so we chose to eat out. Overall it was a nice place and I woukd go back in the warmer months.


Perfection is Attainable

5 on September 07, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for night 1 of our honeymoon, and our only regret was that we didn't know sooner how wonderful and magical this place was because we would have stayed at Willoughvale for the duration of our honeymoon. There are so many things you could point to that make this place special. Beyond the immaculate rooms, super comfy beds, delicious food, and breathtaking views, it is really the people who bring the inn to life that make this place so special. We felt at home the second we stepped in the door and that feeling never left as we spent our day kayaking across the lake (they have free kayaks and canoes for guests) and then staring up at the milky wonderfully visible Milky Way that night. The staff was so friendly and accommodating and the innkeeper himself was tending bar that night (he pours a mean Manhattan, btw). The true testament to our love for this place came during dinner, as we were already planning our next, and hopefully much longer, stay in one of the cabins (which are dog friendly!) I couldn't have asked for anything more than we were provided and we can not wait to go back. I almost don't want to write this review, so as to keep this place all to ourselves. But they gave us an amazing day we'll never forget, so I just can't stop myself. One billion stars. And they really do deliver on that.


Willoughvale: views... mountains... lakes...sweet air!!!!!!

4.2 on September 04, 2016

Outstanding views, wonderful cottage, staff at desk extremely helpful!


Great stay by Lake

3.4 on August 09, 2016

Good view , water access with boats. Breakfast was fresh. Dinner was good.


It's great

5 on August 06, 2016

This Inn is the best B&B we have stayed in and we use B&B's a lot. The setting is beautiful.


A great place to escape from it all

4.4 on August 02, 2016

We recently stayed in one of the lake view cottages and had a wonderful experience. The cottage was clean and modern. The staff was friendly. We ate dinner in the dining room one night- the poutine was delicious and the service excellent. The continental breakfast was satisfactory, but did not wow us- nothing to complain about, but nothing exciting either. What did wow us- on Saturday evening we were able to have a campfire alongside the lake while watching the sun set and make s'mores. The s'mores kits provided by the Inn were very generous and the entire experience was magical. The ability to sign out bicycles, kayaks, canoes, and SUPs was also outstanding. If you would like to get away from it all and enjoy lake living in Vermont- this is the place to go!


It's a gem

5 on July 26, 2016

Everything about this place is great, not the least of which is the great lake view.


Willowvale Review

5 on July 25, 2016

We are repeat customers and are never disappointed. The staff is awesome!


Great stay

5 on July 22, 2016

They have free canoes and kayaks. I used a kayak one morning before breakfast and had never used one before. It was very enjoyable.


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Rooms & Rates

The Gazebo Room

The ultimate in comfort and elegance with spectacular views, from your private gazebo you can enjoy the lake and the surrounding mountains for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter vacation to the Northeast Kingdom. · ·

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

The Governor Aiken

Vermont State Senator George Aiken on a visit to the region in 1949 said, "This is such beautiful country up here- it should be called the Northeast Kingdom." The former Vermont Governor is given credit for popularizing the name.

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

The Westmore

The Westmore is a comfortable room with a wonderful view of Lake Willoughby

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Loon Room

It is said that over 100 species of birds have been seen around Lake Willoughby - including the enchanting Loon. The Loon room is a comfortable and cozy room with a wonderful view of Lake Willoughvale.

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

The Lupine Room

The Lupine Room is named after the most common wildflowers in Vermont. Lupine flowers are blue, purple or pink and provide a beautiful panorama in Vermont meadows. Cozy and romantic, whether you visit us in Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter the Lupine Room offers something special.

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

The Osprey Room

The Osprey Room overlooks Lake Willoughby and surrounding mountains; it is the only room in the Inn with two queen beds. Comfortable, clean and cozy accommodations for one or four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Weathervane

The Weathervane is a cozy room with a wonderful view of Lake Willoughvale for a memorable Spring, Summer Autumn or Winter vacation getaways

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

The Garden View Room

The Garden View Room is a comfortable, cozy room with a serene atmosphere and spectacular view of the Lake Willoughby Mountains.

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

The Courtyard Room

The Courtyard Room is a cozy room with a serene atmosphere

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

The Robert Frost Lakefront Cottage

Popular 4-season Cottage. In 1909, the "road less traveled" led Robert Frost and his family to camping on what is now the Inn’s property. He wrote in "A Servant to Servants": "I see it's a fair, pretty sheet of water, Our Willoughby! How did you hear of it? I expect, though, everyone's heard of it. ..."

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

The Angler Lakefront Cottage

A cozy cottage with a spectacular view of Lake Willoughby. An Ideal getaway whether in the Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter.

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

The Birches Lakeside Cottage

Just a few steps to the lake, the Birches Lakeside Cottage is a comfortable, cozy spot and it is ideal for a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter romantic getaway, family vacation or just some great fishing.

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

The Pisgah Lakefront Cottage

A truly cozy and romantic cottage on Lake Willoughby just for two and ideal for Spring, Summer, Autumn or a Winter getaway.

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

The Songadeewin Lakeview Cottage

Named after the girls camp on Lake Willoughby, directly across the lake from the WilloughVale Inn, founded in 1921. The camp existed for a half-century;This cozy 2-bedroom cottage offers a spectacular view of Lake Willoughby and the surrounding mountains.

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

The Twilight Lakeview Cottage

Named after Alexander Lucius Twilight, a native Vermonter, who was the first African-American college graduate in 1823 and the nation’s first African-American state legislator. He built what is currently known as the Old Stone House Museum., The museum is a short drive from the WilloughVale Inn.

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

The Conley Lakeview Cottage

This cozy two-bedroom cottage tells us a wonderful story from the past. With a spectacular view of Lake Willoughby it is ideal for the family getaway whether for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter

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

The Peregrine Lakeview Cottage

Named after the Peregrine Falcon which was on the endangered species list during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. In 1975 they were successfully reestablished to the eastern United States and reoccupied the cliffs of Mount Pisgah. This two bedroom lakeview cottage will take your breath away.

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

The Keewayden Room

The Native American word Keewayden" means "northwest wind." Keewayden was a group of camps founded in New England - including the "Songadeewin Wigwam" of Keewayden, a summer girls camp on Lake Willoughby from 1921-1976.

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

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 77 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Mountain climbing, ice climbing, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 1 pet under 50 pounds, $30/daily, not allowed inn Lakeview C
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: seasonal
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full balance for a one night stay. Fifty percent for more than one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Thirty day cancellation policy for cottages and cabins. Fourteen day cancellation policy for Inn rooms and suites. If you cancel within the time frame, you will forfeit your deposit.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Skip Verchot

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian