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.

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining3.8

An unexpected gem

4.0 on September 19, 2017

Looks like an old farmhouse but actually was built in the '70's. Very attractive building and grounds . Rooms in main inn and free standing cottages on the property. Gorgeous location on Lake Willoughby. Our room was large and attractive, with Flat screen TV, good wifi, outstanding light from the lamps in the room. Closet contained a safe, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and smoke hanging space. Bathroom herecwas quite small but well equipped. Best feature may be the superior service from personnel. When I had trouble printing from the computer in the library, the on-site evening attendant came from her adjacent apartment to help - and did do pleasantly and with competence. Much appreciated. Didn't experience the restaurant or included breakfast due to our schedule. I couldn't rate that category but the site wouldn't let me continue without a rating! But we'll hope to return and will sample them then.


Beautiful Inn

4.6 on September 04, 2017

We stayed here with another couple after completing g one of the "Kingdom Swi.s" across the 4,7 mile length of Lake Willoughby. Cabins were roomh a d completely equipped.with full kitbcne s iews from the deck were beautiful. Do need at the restaurant was a treat. It's expense, but worth it when you come Sider their short season. We hope to be back


Angler cottage has great location on Lake Willoughby

3.4 on September 03, 2017

We are grateful that Willoughvale Inn enables us to travel with our well-behaved dog. This and location are major factors when we choose vacation spots. The Angler Cottage is well-built, simple and very comfortable. It has a great screened porch and a deck both located a few feet from the edge of the lake which gives it beautiful views. The kitchen was small but useful. It looked like Willoughvale has increased the variety and number of kayaks and canoes available to guests. This added to the fun of our time there. There were a couple of improvements possible with our stay. Breakfast was not included in the cottage rate. Willoughvale should consider throwing in a breakfast for every few days of cottage booking. Angler Cottage lacks a washer/ dryer. This was mildly inconvenient since the main Inn also had no washer/ dryer. Also, though the lake water level was low, the dock height of the cottage dock had not been adjusted down towards the water, making the dock un-usable. We found the main boat dock and ramp workable. Lastly, we'd like to see Lake Placid Brewing's "Ubu Ale" offered on draft at the restaurant!


Well presented lnn in a stunning setting

4.0 on August 18, 2017

High marks for clean rooms and very well maintained buildings and grounds. Restaurant fare was OK, but there a few nearby alternatives.


Five Star Getaway!

5 on August 03, 2017

We stayed in the Twilight Cottage. It was so clean it sparkled, wonderfully furnished, kitchen was well equipped and the view was gorgeous. The Inn staff was so friendly and helpful and our evening meals in the dining room were terrific. The canoes, kayaks, badmitton and access to the lake front made for fun activities for all ages. Kudos to Willoughvale Inn! WE WILL BE BACK!!!!


Willoughvale Lakeside Cottage

4.0 on August 02, 2017

We have just returned from a three night stay in one of the Lakeside Cottages. It was clean and comfortable and service was great. Cottage was pet friendly so we were able to bring our Best Girl. A great view and only a few steps from the water. Has its own dock and canoes and kayaks are free for guests to use. Verizon Service very spotty. We will return soon.


Incredible Lake Views

4.6 on July 24, 2017

We rented a lakeside cottage called "The Angler" which had a magnificent view of the lake. We sat mesmerized on the screen porch for hours just watching the peaceful activities on the lake - kayakers, canoes, fisherman, and sail boats. A loon appeared early one morning and it's call was beautiful. The decor of the cabin is a nostalgic reflection of an old fashioned summer camp. We loved it and gave it 5 stars for the view and the beautiful waterfront location.


Second stay, hope to come back!

3.4 on July 16, 2017

It was rainy and cool throughout our stay, but the Angler Cottage was cosy, the screened porch a relaxing spot to watch the rain, view the lovely lake mists, sky, mountains, and listen for loon songs. We could take the chill off with the heating stove and a cup of tea at any time. The kitchen is well furnished and we cooked there and enjoyed most of our meals on the porch. A peaceful, calm place, great spot for recovering from another busy school year! Note: dining score was from previous stay, a we didn't eat there this time.


Another Wonderful Visit to the "Vale"

5 on July 15, 2017

Second visit to The Willoughvale Inn. Visited last year on recommendation of workmate. As great as she described the Inn and surrounding area, she was short on how wonderful the place truly is. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. In the two visits, there was never the word "NO" used by the staff to our many requests. Front desk was always ready to make a call (without our asking) to find out information about something or someplace we inquired about. Our room was well kept. I would describe the room in more detail but don't want to be shut out for our Summer 2018 visit! I can't reserve the room until I am able to post my vacation time at work. Dinner was excellent and while maybe a bit more expensive with limited choices than some of the few local places to eat (which are few and far between unless you want to drive 20 minutes plus), it was worth it. Throw in the beautiful view of Lake Willoughby while dining you have just added onto a great getaway! Can't wait for our next trip!


Lakeside Delight

4.6 on July 14, 2017

We stayed at the Willoughvale for two nights. Our bed was ridiculously comfortable, service was amazing, amenities delightful. We canoed and played badminton at the lake.


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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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Skip Verchot & Diane McReynolds

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

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

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