Top Seven Reasons to Stay at Juniper Hill Inn
Built in 1902, this colonial-revival mansion graces the National Register of Historic Places and has welcomed famous guests including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Woodrow Wilson.
Period-style guest rooms, fireside dining, and a hilltop setting with views of the surrounding mountains helped the inn land a spot on The Discerning Traveler’s list of romantic hideaways in 2007.
You can sample farm-to-table fare at Madelyn's Dining Room, which serves elegant dinners such as maple-glazed half roasted chicken ($17) or pan-seared trout ($21) with herbs and vegetables from the onsite garden, or from the Blue Bar, a tavern designed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
All individually decorated guest rooms feature private baths and antique furnishings; some have wood-burning fireplaces, claw-foot soaking tubs, and private, furnished balconies.
There are more than 5 miles of wilderness walking trails at Paradise Park, located across the street, and art galleries, a state park, and the American Precision Museum five minutes away in downtown Windsor.
During warmer months, kayak and canoe down the nearby Connecticut River; Okemo Mountain Resort, located about 30 miles west, offers seasonal activities such as downhill skiing and golf.
Cooked-to-order complimentary breakfasts include breakfast meats and daily specials.