Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast

399 Depot Street , Proctorsville, VT USA (Show map)


Summer boasts an in-ground pool and Central Air, with great places to hike, bike and swim surrounded by nature. With Springtime there are beekeeping activities and, of course, in the Fall, there is stunning foliage to see. In winter, enjoy hot cider and soup while you play games by the fireside. Save money on your stay with our seasonal special packages and Frequent Stay Program. Always enjoy our famous Bottomless Cookie Jar! We look forward to welcoming you at Golden Stage Inn, where we bring "Bed and Breakfast" to a whole new level. Your hosts, Michael and Julie Wood.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Golden Stage Inn was delightful

5 on July 23, 2016

Mike & Julie were perfect hosts. Our room was very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We had a wonderful breakfast that Mike prepared, and especially enjoyed his pancakes. We would highly recommend the Golden Stage Inn. John & Carole

A really lovely place to stay!

4.6 on April 23, 2016

We had a really great stay in beautiful surroundings. Our hosts were extremely friendly and very helpful and the breakfasts were delicious. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

Ski Weeekend in VT

5 on February 18, 2016

Julie, Mike and Nelli (the dog) were lovely hosts! We highly recommend.

Arrive as patrons, Depart as friends

5 on February 04, 2016

Innkeepers Mike and Julie are two of the nicest people you can meet! This was my wife and I's first adventure at a bed and breakfast and it was awesome. Being "younger" (I, 31 and my wife, 27) we always thought of a B&B as something for older people. Our naive-ness made us think of B&Bs as forced social community with a shared bathroom. Boy were we wrong here. Not only did we have our own bathroom, but we enjoyed the brief conversations we had with fellow patrons and never felt obligated to be social. We've stayed at all different hotels and they all paled in comparison to the service we at Golden Stage. Mike and Julie truly care about their guests and ensure all their needs are met. Whether you need activity suggestions, dinner reservations, or just want to learn about beekeeping Mike and Julie are available to help. The afternoon soup, hot cider, and cookies are alone worth the trip. And the breakfast! Simple, healthy, satisfying, and full of flavor. We stayed in the Otis room and it was the quintessential New England farmhouse room. The newly refinished wide-plank wood floors were spectacular! The gas fireplace keeps you nice and toasty adding great ambiance. The private bathroom rivaled an upscale hotel. Radiant heated tile floors, air jetted tub, vessel bathroom sink. Our room offered great privacy, we never heard a peep from the patrons in neighboring rooms. The formal sitting room on the first floor was inviting and a cozy place to just sit, hang out, play a board game, or drink a glass of wine. The whole house/facility was immaculately clean. Seriously, sterile clean. It is very impressive. You can tell Mike and Julie have a high degree of pride in their B&B. In total our stay was excellent. I can't find one thing I would improve or wish was different. I highly recommend you stay with Mike and Julie. My wife and I will definitely be back. 5 Stars across the board. If this is your first inn/B&B experience, this is the place to do it!

Fantastic hospitality!

5 on December 27, 2015

We spent two nights here over Christmas and it was truly a great stay. We researched a lot of places in the area and are very pleased we chose Golden Stage. There are many things that elevate this B&B to a 5-star rating. The breakfasts (one of the deciding factors in selecting Golden Stage) were exquisite. The attention to detail throughout the Inn and during the stay was top notch. Also, and most importantly, the aforementioned hospitality was exceptional and consistent, exceeding our high expectations. We felt right at home as if we were spending time with our family. We will definitely without a doubt return to Golden Stage Inn. On a side note, I went snowboarding nearby at Okemo on Christmas Day. While the weather was over 50 degrees the snowmaking was done very well on the trails that were open. Okemo was very close and convenient and the snowboarding was great.

Innkeeper Response
Another "thank you!" ...both for staying with us, and for taking the time to leave such a great review. Looking forward to getting a bunch of snow so we can welcome you back here!

A wonderful stay with the best hosts

5 on October 09, 2015

We spent a wonderful weekend at the Golden Stage during our 'leaf peeping' trip to VT. Though a bit away from all the 'action' in Proctorsville, the inn is ideal for those who are looking to enjoy the true VT experience. We easily drove across the state for our leaves, and came back each evening to a nice quiet room. Breakfasts are gourmet and will leave you not needing lunch. The grounds are nice to stroll and meet Puck, a very friendly chicken, who will eat from your hand. Nelly made us feel right at home, and made us miss our 4-legged friend a bit less.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your great comments! (Nelly's always getting compliments online, but Puck will be so flattered that she made it into a review!) Really, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Being one step removed from the action, yet an easy drive to anything you want to do, is something we take great pleasure in. So glad it worked well for you too!

A beautiful welcoming place to stay

4.8 on April 20, 2015

We loved this B & B. Julie and Mike were perfect hosts, very homey and we will be back! Nice to find out there was a connection to an author I read when I was younger!

Another great stay at a great B&B

5 on April 13, 2015

This was my families third stay at the Golden Stage Inn and we will continue coming back when any time we visit Vermont. Mike and Julie run an amazing B&B and always make us feel welcome and taken care of. The rooms are clean and well accommodated (especially the two newly renovated rooms), the breakfasts are incredible, and the bottomless jar of home-made cookies are always a great treat. Highly recommend staying at the Golden Stage Inn if you are in the area.

Wonderful weekend break

4.4 on August 16, 2014

We spent one night on a weekend in this wonderful, charming place. It was just amazing.

My Favorite B&B

5 on August 07, 2014

I have been to many B&B's but I LOVE this B&B and try to stay there any change I get! Mike & Julie have truly set the bar so high that I am never as satisfied when I stay at other B&B's. They are great people to chat with...they really make you feel at home. I am so big on food and they are so generous and accommodating with their breakfast, afternoon tea treats and night-time dessert. They have the softest sheets ever, I even ordered sheets from them for my own home! Julie is a beekeeper and my friends and I wipe out her honey stock any chance we get! They have the cutest sheep ever, Shadow and Athena...make sure you stop by to say hi and feed them during your stay!

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Rooms & Rates

Cornelia's Room

Named for the author and actress Cornelia Otis Skinner, a former resident of this home, the room captures the rural character of Cornelia's country home of the late 1800's, yet boasts a small gas fireplace and a fully renovated (July 2014) bathroom. The new bathroom offers a spacious shower, nearly twice the size of what our returning guests remember. The room decor was not altered much during the renovation; we simply added the fireplace and en-suite vessel sink, maintaining the original wide pine floor and the fun farm-themed wallpaper with its warm tones of earthy red and and brown.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Otis' Room

Fully renovated as of July 2014, this room offers a Queen Sized bed with luxury mattress, a gas fireplace, a small sitting area, and a flat screened TV. Step up two stairs and enjoy the completely updated bathroom with a heated tile floor, a beautiful (one person) jetted tub, and an antique vanity with vessel sink. The pictures on our website do not yet reflect the room renovations. If you'd like to see some images before booking, contact us and we?ll email some snapshots.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rev. Warren's

Enjoy our immaculate Okemo inn. Beds can be arranged as two twins or one luxurious king. Facing south, this sun-filled room also has an antique vanity and pillowed chair for relaxing. Named for Reverend Warren Skinner, a Universalist preacher of the mid-1800's and the patriarch of this home for many years. He and his family are buried in the cemetery across the way. This room has a private bath (with stall shower).
In order to have the bed configured the way you would like before your arrival, on the final reservation page please note your preference of two twins or one king bed for your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

George's Room

Tasteful wallpaper and shades of burgundy make this room a frequent favorite of many guests. Its cherry finish sleigh bed cradles a new extra deep (and extra high) luxury mattress. The room is named for Reverend Warren Skinner's eldest son, who reportedly took several years to return when sent on a simple errand to buy some sugar. This room has a private bath with a stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cavendish Suite

Two private bedrooms share one bathroom, making this suite ideal for a family of four or two couples looking to save a few dollars. Both bedrooms have small flat-screened TV/DVD players and closets with terrycloth robes. The private bathroom is fully updated, with a luxury tiled shower and a copper vessel sink resting upon an antique oak vanity.
Room 1: Queen-size bed with a gas fired "woodstove."
Room 2: Two twins or one king.
In order to have the bed in Room 2 configured the way you would like before your arrival, on the final reservation page please note your preference of two twins or one king bed for your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Beehive Suite

Ideal for families, these two adjoining bedrooms share one fully updated bathroom. One room has two twin beds and a small pull-out couch (appropriate for one child); the second bedroom has a queen bed. Both rooms have a small flat screened TV/DVDs and a closet with terrycloth robes. The bathroom is up two stairs and has a spacious tiled shower and a beautiful handmade porcelain vessel sink resting upon an antique wooden vanity.
Rate is based on a maximum of four people. Additional $25 per night for a fifth person. Please note: There is a door between the rooms, but those staying in the room with the twin beds must walk through the other room to get to the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Maya's Room

Maya's Room is on the first floor and is wheelchair accessible. It has a queen bed, dresser, armchair, and small TV. Its private bath has a large shower (no tub). The room has private access to the shared front porch. This room is named for Maya Angelou and honors the inn's reported history as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Old Stage Room

The antique oak full sized bed has a feather-topped mattress and a half-wall partition separates the bedroom from the private bath (with stall shower). Slender French doors open to a tiny but quaint private porch. In the original part of the building (c.1788) in the front of the house, the Old Stage Room recalls the inn's earliest history as a stagecoach stop.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Springfield, VT (VSF-State) 5 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Okemo Mountain Resort, Camp Plymouth State Park, Covered Bridges, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Trout Fish the Black River, Vermont Institute for Contemporary Arts, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool , Winter Weekend Soups, Wheel-Chair ADA Accessible, Room 9, Summer Sunday S'Mores, All Day Cookies, Coffee & Teas, Winter Weekend Shuttle (day and eve), Saturday Night Chocolate Cake

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Farmer's Markets, Dining, Six Loose Ladies Fiber Arts Shop, Okemo Mountain Ski and Stay Packages, Fletcher Farm School for Arts and Crafts, Beehive Tours, Antiquing, On-Site Sheep, Chickens and Beehives, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Vermont Law
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well-behaved children welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $100 non-refundable deposit at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is made more than 14 days in advance, the deposit may be applied to future stay (within one year). For all cancellations within 14 days, deposit is forfeited.



Michael and Julie-Lynn Wood

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

Saturday Night Chocolate Cake
Every Saturday evening, Michael serves his chocolate cake. Perfectly moist, rich, and chocolatey. And if you're lucky, there will be some left over on Sunday Morning for a Breakfast Dessert!