Snapdragon Inn

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • It's ranked as the No. 1 B&B in Windsor on TripAdvisor 
  • Literary giants Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe were regular visitors to the Inn
  • Windsor is home to Harpoon Brewery, "a great destination for beer enthusiasts who want a craft brew to go along with their spectacular scenery" (Travel + Leisure)

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"The friendly staff and just liked the place"
29. May 2018
South Grafton, MA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than a two-hour car ride from Burlington International Airport and offers free parking for guests. The Windsor-Mt. Ascutney train station is just a few blocks from the inn, making it easy for East Coast visitors to take Amtrak from NYC or Boston.

Rooms & Rates

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Built in 1815, the Snapdragon Inn was once the private home of Maxwell Perkins, editor to Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. Today, the brick colonial mansion on Main Street has been reborn as an inn with nine guest rooms.

Each room is individually decorated with a pastel palette and antique furnishings. Rooms feature king or queen beds with down comforters, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some accommodations include fireplaces and seating areas. The private bathrooms have clawfoot soaking tubs, heated floors and L’Occitane toiletries.

In the morning, guests are treated to continental breakfast in the dining room, and complimentary tea and coffee service is available throughout the day. Guests can book facials and massages at the small on-site spa or unwind by the library’s fireplace with one of the books edited by the home’s former owner.

The inn is adjacent to Paradise Park, a nature preserve with a lake, jogging trails and diverse species for bird-watching. From its Main Street address, the inn is a 5-minute walk from Windsor Village Historic District and a 5-minute drive to Harpoon Brewery and the Simon Pearce glass-blowing plant. The surrounding area is popular year-round with outdoor enthusiasts who come to golf, mountain-bike, dog-sled and fish. 



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Check-in is between 3pm and 6pm. If late check-in is required, please contact the hotel to make arrangements.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Infant cribs are not available. Extra beds for adults are not available. Extra beds for children are available on request, and in One King and One Queen bedded rooms only; free of charge.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Snapdragon Inn over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff and just liked the place
Michael 29. May 2018 South Grafton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and wonderful stay
Ia 21. May 2018 Burlington, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful week-end getaway to Vermont. Loved the Inn. Walking distance to restaurants. Beautiful lake with trails bordering the property and just minutes to harpoon brewery. Of course, a soak in the claw foot tub was irresistible. Breakfast was perfect whether you wish to eat healthfully or splurge on yummy home made waffles. Great place to stay.
James 14. May 2018 Bath, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and elegance
Other Comments
Beds were too soft. Rooms gorgeous though
Eliza 20. May 2018 Northampton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spacious Inn with historic charm. Innkeepers were very helpful with local attractions and very attentive to special concerns.
Robin 07. May 2018 Atkinson, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The gentleman that runs the place was a real sweetheart
Other Comments
Breakfast was great, and they took good care of us.
Lionel 27. Apr 2018 Merrimack, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The area
Other Comments
The surrounding area
Lorrie 06. Mar 2018 Kittery Point, ME, USA
Enjoyed Most
historic atmosphere
Other Comments
Would have been even more enjoyable during a warmer time of year, but timing was our choice. Good news during early Spring is lack of traffic and shopping crowds
Rod 06. Apr 2018 New Gloucester, ME, USA
Enjoyed Most
As a writer and Hemingway aficionado I welcomed walking in his footsteps. Lovely cookies!
Other Comments
I very much appreciated the warmth of the communication before our arrival that included recommendations for dinner (more on that later). When we arrived around 7pm we found our hosts had heated our room, for which we were grateful, however we were never able to get the room to a cool enough temperature to enjoy a comfortable night's sleep, despite turning the radiator off and opening the windows (which fell out when we opened them; we had quite a struggle to get them back in!). The bed itself contributed to our over-heating problem. we discovered in the morning it had an innerspring mattress with a feather topper (that didn't quite fit) covered with a plastic-backed mattress protector; no wonder we felt like we were sleeping on a heating pad! After our first restless night we decided to remove both the cover and the topper and just sleep on the mattress for the second night. That worked much better, phew! Our hosts had recommended the converted railway station across the road for dinner. We enjoyed the ambience but the food was ordinary - do not order the risotto, it was tasteless, sloppy porridge! And don't go to Bentley's in Woodstock, surly service of over-priced pub grub. Go instead to the Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock or to Molly's in Hanover, both brilliant!
Louise 27. Mar 2018 Barrington, RI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very quaint clean inn, good breakfast, friendly staff
Richard 18. Mar 2018 Tewksbury, MA, USA

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