RATES: $135-$275 per room with full breakfast. A comfortable New England bed and breakfast inn with the gracious elegance of an earlier time. Period furnishings. Jane Austen weekends. Bedroom fireplaces. Full English afternoon tea. Many special packages. In-room movies. Wi-Fi. Mountain views. Small private events and intimate weddings including an affordable all-inclusive picture-perfect elopement package or the Marriage made in Heaven package with the ceremony in a hot-air balloon.
Centerpiece of the quiet village of Hyde Park, the fully-restored historic mansion offers luxury with a warm welcome and the quintessential New England holiday just nine miles from the world-class resort of Stowe with great skiing and a multitude of restaurants, shops, galleries, year-round outdoor activities and cultural events. Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway, the inn is also ideal for family reunions, intimate weddings, or simply enjoying the fall foliage or sleigh rides in the scenic countryside. There's a well-stocked library, lots of games and hundreds of movies, but the Green Mountains will beckon offering skiing, hiking, dogsleds, snowshoeing, fly fishing, zip-line tours and glider rides to name just a few. Adjacent to the trail along the scenic Lamoille River which doubles in winter as part of the VAST trail, it's an easy stop while biking or by snowmobile. Summer theater is right across the street at the Hyde Park Opera House and the Shelburne Museum has something for everyone and new exhibits each season. The innkeeper is happy to help you plan fun-filled days with hikes to waterfalls or scenic drives by covered bridges. For ideas, click on area activities, calendar of events, or New England driving tour.
In 1893 Vermont Governor Carroll S. Page built the mansion for his family on the bluff in Hyde Park not far from his boyhood home. A copy of the 1759 Georgian house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, known as the Longfellow House, it had the latest gas lighting fixtures, a drinking fountain of Vermont marble, and made-to-order mirrored mantle-pieces. Many original details have survived the century and the house has been restored and decorated to preserve the gracious elegance of an earlier time. We've added a fully handicapped accessible room with a private porch and garden and lots of modern amenities to make a traveler comfortable.