Vermont Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations


Perched on 14 acres of private estate, the Winsor Mansion Inn has been in operation since 1941. Our unique boutique inn offers breathtaking views, luxurious comfort and exceptional service. Paradise Park has 5 miles of trails for our birdwatching enthusiasts and the entrance is right across from our driveway. Our Inn has undergone a million dollar restoration project to return the historic property back to its original glory. Windsor Mansion looks over the expansive views of Lake Runnemede, the Cornish Hills, and Mount Ascutney. Our historical mansion is one of the few venues in the area that has the ability to host ceremonies, cocktail parties, receptions, and lodging all at one beautiful location. Since 1902, this gracious colonial revival home has welcomed countless distinguished guests, including Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson.
Winsor Mansion Inn  Winsor             802-674-4112

Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins, on the shores of beautiful international Lake Wallace, Canaan VT., is located in Vermont’s pristine Northeast Kingdom, in the heart of the Northern Forest - vast lowland conifer, hardwood and montane forests, innumerable lakes, rivers, bogs, fens, shrub-dominated wetlands and swamps, beaver ponds, farms, hills, and mountains.  Within one-hour drive from Jackson’s Lodge exist ten Vermont wildlife management areas and the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge.  Several bird species that are uncommon in the Northeast occur here at the southern periphery of their breeding ranges.  This group consists of year-round residents such as boreal chickadee, gray jay, spruce grouse, and black-backed woodpecker, as well as migratory species including bay-breasted & palm warbler, olive-sided flycatcher, rusty blackbird, white-winged crossbill, and Philadelphia vireos.  Peregrine falcons are nesting just five miles from the Lodge.  Bald eagle, osprey, and common loon utilize Lake Wallace.  Nature abounds!  Regarding Jackson’s Lodge ‘creature-comforts’, we provide fifteen charming lakeside log cabins.  Be captivated by our resident ruby-throated hummingbirds while enjoying our renowned hearty homemade country breakfast in Jackson’s Café!  Enjoy our boat docks, rowboats & kayaks, awesome sunsets and campfires on our sandy beach! 
Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins  Cannan             802-266-3360

Garden of Edie Bed & Breakfast is set high atop a mountain where the old world charm of antique furniture meets modern comfort and convenience. Come visit, relax, and enjoy the 90-100 mile panoramic views of the Northeast Kingdom and Canada. Garden of Edie offers you a quiet pastoral setting that is sure to calm as you breathe in the fresh Vermont air. The Green Mountain State has much to offer throughout the year: Maple Sugaring in Spring, Outdoor activities such as bird watching, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding in the Summer, Beautiful foliage in the Fall, and skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in the Winter.
Garden of Edie Bed & Breakfast  Derby            802-766-8116

The Pine Crest Motel and Cabins is centrally located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We are dedicated to providing our guests the personal service one would expect from a small inn and the rustic feel of a cabin here amidst the gorgeous Green Mountains.  Our cabins sit by the Barton River as it runs through our property and offers a quiet place to relax as well as a great home base for those who wish to take advantage of the endless outdoor activities available to our visitors year round. Summer brings the perfect conditions for bird watching, hiking, boating, biking, climbing, relaxing by the pool, or one of the many beaches belonging to the long list of lakes and ponds only minutes away.
Pine Crest Motel and Cabins  Barton             802-525-3472

Nestled on 150 mountainside acres overlooking the Battenkill Valley, the century-old West Mountain Inn has been welcoming travelers with warmth and hospitality for the last 30 years. The Inn offers romantic, antique-filled guest rooms, fantastic views, extensive gardens, and fabulous dining ... all providing the perfect get-away to relax and rewind! Our peaceful, country setting provides the perfect space for your meeting or retreat. The main floor of the Inn houses a full bar, comfortable living room, game room and dining rooms for you to unwind after a hard day's work. The Inn also provides award-winning cuisine and will customize a full day's worth of menus for your group. Nearby, there are plenty of recreational opportunities: bird watching, golfing, canoeing, hiking, cycling, skiing, shopping. Our staff will also organize special outings for you and your colleagues to enjoy yourselves together while experiencing the beauty of Vermont.
West Mountain Inn  Arlington             802-375-6516

The Old Homestead is located in the CT River Valley and has a nesting bald eagle family on the property. The Fairbanks Museum in St Johnsbury (12 minutes away) has one of the worlds best collections of stuffed birds. In some of the Connecticut River Valley's most pristine area you can find bald eagles fishing for their supper, hawks cruising for theirs, hear woody woodpecker looking for his, wild turkeys, grouse, and an array of New England birds in our yard and on the river. Easy access to the river in your Kayak or canoe gives you a "birds eye view". Gail invites you to come enjoy the summer gardens for your special event or vacation, experience the wonderful fall colors and festivals which have made Vermont famous, relax in a winter wonderland, or, if you're adventurous, revel in the spring mud. If you are a musician, consider a get-away visit, a Chamber Music Party or a Rehearsal Retreat with access to plenty of new sight-reading music.
The Old Homestead  Barnet           (802) 633-4016


Governors House is the centerpiece of the quiet village of Hyde Park, Vermont, just nine miles from the world-class resort of Stowe, Vermont. The fully-restored historic bed and breakfast offers the quintessential New England holiday in the Green Mountains. Perfect for a Vermont honeymoon romantic weekend getaway, this classic Vermont B&B is also ideal for family reunions, intimate weddings, or simply enjoying the fall foliage or sleigh rides in the scenic countryside. Charm and luxury abound inside this distinctive inn furnished with antiques, bedroom fireplaces, and a well-stocked library, but the Green Mountains  will beckon offering bird watching, skiing, hiking, dogsledding, snowshoeing,  fly fishing, and glider rides to name only a few. Adjacent to the bike trail along the scenic Lamoille River which doubles in winter as part of the VAST trail, this cozy B&B is an easy stop while biking or by snowmobile. We offer full English afternoon tea, Jane Austen weekends, and many specials and packages including our very affordable all-inclusive elopement package, Elope to Vermont: it's a Piece of Cake!

Governors House  Stowe             866-800-6888



Rogers Country Inn is a year-round vacation spot at the end of a quiet country road in Vermont's "Northeast Kingdom." The same 350 acres have been in the family since Jim's Scottish ancestors first settled here in the early 1800's. Jim's mother started "taking in guests" over forty years ago. Any time of the year, you'll find plenty of peace and quiet and a friendly atmosphere. Each side of the house provides scenic views of woods and fields with mountains in the background.The large farmhouse kitchen and dining area is the setting for Nancy's bountiful homecooked meals, served family style. In the summer, Shadow Lake is nearby (3 miles) for fishing, boating and swiming. Crystal Lake (Barton) and Lake Willioughby (Westmore) are 20 and 30 minutes away, respectively. If you crave a little more privacy, a secluded cabin on the property sleeps seven comfortably. Linens, dishes, washer and a private pond are included or "Just Inn Time" our newly built year-round cabin looks out over a large beaver pond: a haven for several species of bird, moose, and, of course, beavers!. The cabin is cozy with its pine board interior.
Rogers Country Inn  West Glover                800-729-1704

I love sitting at the bay window in our tea room and watching the birds. It has been a feature the Rose Arbour experience for over 15 years. Suzanne Nielsen, the innkeeper/chef at Rose Arbour Tea Room, Gift Shop and Bed & Breakfast is an avid bird watcher and has incorporated her love of birds into the Rose Arbour tea room experience. Guests at the tea room can sit at the beautiful bay window that looks out on the rose arbour and watch birds visit the several bird feeders and bird baths she provides for year round bird observation. Ample cover is provided for the birds as they wit their turns at the bird feeder. During the winter, the feeders are particularly important for those birds that haven't migrated south. It is not uncommon to see a cardinal pair against the white snow, and ,of course, there are chickadees in abundance. Robins, blue birds, house sparrows, gold finches, and blue jays are among other frequent visitors. Come and enjoy our wonderful scones with a hot cup of tea or a delicious lunch while you enjoy an abundance of birds outside your window. If you love birding, there are an abundance of sites in and around Chester where you can enjoy your hobby in the beautiful Vermont countryside.
Rose Arbour   Chester            802-875-4767

The Fitch Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated among the Green Mountains of Vermont, sits on a hillside above Hyde Park Village, near Stowe, Smuggler's Notch and the Northeast Kingdom. Come and experience the tranquility of our 18th century home.Enjoy a relaxing stay thanks to our quiet, off-highway location. The inn is located on a paved residential street just off of Vermont Routes 15 and 100. There are over three acres of lawn, flower gardens, and woods, plus spectacular views of the Green Mountains. In the morning we will lavish you with a delicious, three-course breakfast and each evening you will be welcomed with tea and cookies or other treats. Inside there are three common areas, including our living room with its wood stove in the cooler months, where you can read, play board games or cards, watch TV or view one of nearly 200 videos. Outside you can enjoy two covered porches and a three-level deck, from which you can do some bird watching or go for a nice walk. Come and relax away from the everyday world or rest up after a busy day enjoying Northern Vermont's many activities and attractions.
Fitch Hill Inn   Hyde Park            800-639-2903

The Vermont Inn is a c1840 farmhouse that was converted to a charming full service Country Inn in the early 1970s. Located on six acres in the Green Mountains of Central Vermont, The Vermont Inn is the ideal location for getting out and exploring all that Vermont has to offer. Hiking trails for the Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge and Catamount Trails are within minutes of the Inn. Echo Lake, Chittenden Reservoir,, Kent Pond and other ideal areas for bird watching are all right here. The Vermont Inn is also well known among locals and lodging guests for attracting the finest hummingbirds in the summer. Feeders are right at the dining room windows for bird lovers to be entertained while enjoying breakfast and dinner. Numerous perennial gardens surround the Inn during the summer and early fall. Adirondack chairs with mountain views, summer gardens, glass of wine ... what could be a better way to relax after an adventure filled day. Whether exploring on your own or with one of our partner walking guide tour groups, you will be sure to enjoy the outdoor experience here in Central Vermont. The Vermont Inn has 16 individually decorated guest rooms with modern ammenties: spacious queen rooms, queen suites with fireplace and whirlpool tubs, deluxe suites with sitting areas, and family suites. We have an inground pool, hot-tub, sauna and fitness center on site as well. The Vermont Inn, offers the finest New England and Continental cuisine. 
The Vermont Inn    Killington                    800-541-7795

Echo Lake Inn is an Okemo bed and breakfast inn located in Vermont's beautiful central lakes region. The Echo Lake Inn was built in 1840 as a Victorian summer hotel. Today it remains one of the few authentic Vermont country inns  operating year round. The Vermont Country Inn's rich heritage includes frequent visits by President Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and many other historic figures. With 23 rooms, some with private Jacuzzi and Fireplace, and 7 condos, the Inn offers fine Vermont lodging plus a swimming pool, tennis, oversized Jacuzzi and a dock on Echo Lake with canoes and row boats. Ski packages  and Golf packages at Okemo are available with bird watching,  hiking, biking and horseback riding all close at hand. The restaurant, recently featured in both Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, is well known for the excellent food and service provided by Chef Kevin and his staff. The Echo Lake Inn is the ideal location to host your Vermont wedding. Romance, excellent food, attention to every detail and special service await you for your wedding in Vermont. Large and small, we will adapt our services to meet your specific needs.Welcome to Vermont and welcome to the Echo Lake Inn in the beautiful Okemo Valley.
Echo Lake Inn   Ludlow           800-356-6844

Imagine a romantic Stowe Vermont inn where you can enjoy spacious rooms with sitting areas and wood burning fireplaces... An inn that is off the beaten path, yet less that 1 mile from shopping / restaurants and only 6 miles to Stowe, VT Mountain Resort. Our Bed and Breakfast Vermont is near to all that Stowe, Vermont has to offer...biking, skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, golf, fishing  and birding, all just a short drive away. Imagine an inn with views of VT mountains and valleys...an outdoor hot tub, sauna, pool, gameroom, private dining room, Wi-Fi access, private cinema and campfires under the stars... An inn that gives you classic New England accommodations or more modern suites in a serene Stowe bed and breakfast environment. It's not a dream... it's Ten Acres Lodge a Vermont bed and breakfast in Stowe.
Ten Acres Lodge    Stowe          800-327-7357

Awarded one of twelve "Romantic Hideaways"  in 2002 by the Discerning Traveler, the Weston Inn a historic 13-room country inn is located just steps from Weston's idyllic village green in Southern Vermont. With an air of relaxed elegance, the Inn offers luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining, the serene beauty and outdoor fun of the surrounding Green Mountains, and great shopping. Surrounded by four mountains all within 30 minutes ( Okemo, Stratton, Bromley and Magic) diverse four-season activities abound, from alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides to hiking, biking, bird watching, golf, swimming, canoeing and horseback riding. Great shopping and antiquing can be had nearby, from Manchester's Designer Outlets and boutiques (just 30 minutes away) to eclectic crafts, Vermont-made products and art. Day trips and scenic drives offer chances to explore quaint villages, covered bridges and the pristine Vermont countryside. The Inn provides one-stop convenience, offering lodging, catering, picturesque ceremony sites, and an in-house officiant and photographer, and wedding planner.
Weston Inn    Weston              802-824-6789

The 18th and 19th century architecture of Rabbit Hill Inn invites you to linger, to slow your pace to that of another less hurried era. Beautiful vistas of the White Mountains of New Hampshie and the hills of Vermont can be seen from the front porch and lawn. Rabbit Hill sits on 15 acres of lush countryside. Wander through the gardens and over to the spring-fed swimming pond. Relax in the gazebo and listen to the waterfall. Our trail map will guide you through a beautiful hiking adventure or 8 kilometers of cross-country skiing in the winter. Our common areas offer you a variety of beautiful, charming places to feel "at home." From covered porches with serene mountain view to spacious sitting rooms with soft music, candlelight, and blazing fireplaces — comfort and relaxation comes easily here. In addition to our 10 acres of wooded trails here at Rabbit Hill Inn, there is a lifetime of hiking adventures awaiting you here. Don your best hiking shoes and remember your camera! You'll discover breathtaking mountain views and summits, scenic outlooks, waterfalls, amazing wildlife and bird watching, pure unspoiled countryside and forested land.
Rabbit Hill Inn  Lower Waterford                 802-748-5168

The Richmond Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains in the small town of Richmond, VT. Six guest rooms are decorated in a country Victorian style which include many antiques. Just twelve miles east of Burlington, Vermont and Lake Champlain there are many recreational activities for our guests to enjoy, including hiking along the Long Trail, boating, bird watching, fishing and swimming in area lakes, rivers and ponds, as well as both downhill and cross country skiing.Burlington Waterfront: Rental of sailboats, wind surfers, power boats available. Two hour scenic cruises, sunset cruises, dinner cruises available (May-October). Stroll the waterfront along the seven mile path and enjoy one of Burlington's finest sight... the sunset over the lakefront and mountains of New York state. Enjoy learning about the lake at ECHO, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain - a new world-class science center and lake aquarium on Burlington's Waterfront with aquatic displays, live animals, hands-on interactive exhibits and more.  Restaurants and shops invite you to spend time enjoying the cuisine and crafts.
Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast   Richmond              888-242-3362

The Applebutter Inn Bed and Breakfast  is nestled in the quiet and peaceful hamlet of Taftsville, in the village of Woodstock, Vermont. Spacious and quiet, the Applebutter Inn Bed and Breakfast is a perfect Vermont romantic getaway. Our Inn is the ideal location for your wedding, providing private, elegant accommodations for the bride and groom and guests and family. Our Bed and Breakfast Inn is a favorite establishment within Vermont for retreats, family reunions, workshops and small conferences or meetings. We will be happy to help you plan your wedding or special event. You can stroll the landscaped grounds and walk to the Taftsville Covered Bridge spanning the Ottauquechee River. You can relax in the shade of our maple trees or play croquet on our private park-like lawn. Or if you choose, there are plenty of places for bird watching, fishing and canoeing. Great Vermont skiing is close by at Killington Resort, Pico Resort and Suicide Six. The Woodstock Vermont area is a wonderful area for biking or hiking. You can even go for a swim in nearby Silver Lake!
Applebutter Inn Bed and Breakfast   Woodstock                    802-457-4158

The Maple Leaf Inn is a Victorian-style farmhouse nestled snugly within sixteen acres of maple and birch trees. The inn is located in Barnard, VT. A quintessential village with steepled churches, the oldest general store in Vermont, country lanes and back roads. We invite you to explore farms, fields, and forests ever changing with the seasons and the spectacular views of Silver Lake and the Green Mountains. Escape from your hectic routine to relax and enjoy the serenity and beauty that Vermont offers. For a short hike you might consider the trail to the top of Mount Tom overlooking the village of Woodstock or perhaps a trip down into the bottom of the Quechee Gorge. We also have some well barked but semi-improved trails through the woods at our Maple Leaf inn. Keep an eye out for birds, deer, moose and black bear. The Woodstock and Quechee areas abound in quaint shops, galleries and antique stores specializing in high quality items from local craftsmen and from around the world.
Maple Leaf Inn    Woodstock                      800-516-2753

The Inn At Ormsby Hill has some of the finest common space that you will find in an inn. We think you will find our rooms romantic with Jacuzzis for two, canopy beds and fireplaces. The Conservatory never ceases to produce WOWs upon first viewing. It has a wonderful wood-beaded ceiling, with nothing but windows on two walls. The short wall, which is curved and faces east, is designed to make you feel as though you were on a river boat - but not just any river boat. This landlocked one has a fireplace with an ornately carved European mantel. It not only serves as our dining room but has a sitting area where you can watch the sun come up and the birds feed, all while listening to classical music. From golf - Glen Eagles at Equinox, Stratton and TaterHill, to skiing - Stratton Mountain and Bromley Mountain - to Merck Forest and Farmland Center - there are endless outdoor activities. The famous BattenKill River in which to fly fish or canoe is very close. Within a short drive you will find Chantecleer Restaurant, Mistral's at Toll Gate, Pangaea, Inn at West View Farm, Perfect Wife and Laney's Restaurant.
Inn At Ormsby Hill   Manchester                (800) 670-2841

The Northfield Inn is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion nestled high in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, just minutes from Montpelier, Barre, Sugarbush and Stowe Ski Resort. Framed by scenic mountains, our Montpelier Luxury Inn overlooks the village of Northfield, Norwich University, and the Sugarbush Mountain Peaks. The Northfield Inn has been lovingly restored to its charming and romantic Victorian elegance and tastefully decorated with antiques, oriental rugs, beds of brass, beautiful carved wood and luxurious European down bedding. Come home to distinctive accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, wide porches for rocking, quiet/scenic country roads and an unhurried existence. Experience Victorian elegance, comfort and congenial hospitality! Enjoy bird watching, lawn games, golf, tennis; explore mountain trails; fish, canoe, or kayak nearby or just try some old favorite swimming holes. In winter sleigh ride or snowshoe through the winter wonderland, enjoy sledding on our hillside, ice skating on our pond, cross-country skiing or take a short scenic drive to Sugarbush, Mad River Glen or Stowe.
Northfield Inn  Northfield                  (802) 485-8558

Your visit to Randolph will be complete when you make your home away from home Sweetserenity Bed and Breakfast. Near picturesque rivers and meandering country roads, the Green Mountain National Forest, state parks, and just a two minute walk away from the Montegue Golf course, you will have no trouble finding wonderful adventures to keep your days filled. Relax around our bed and breakfast with its beautiful curly birch and birds eye maple floors, curl up with a book in front of the library's quarter-sawn oak fireplace, go bird watching or walk to nearby shops, restaurants, galleries, the AMTRAK Railroad station and the wonderful Chandler Music Hall.
Sweetserenity Bed and Breakfast  Randolph           888-491-9590               


   

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