Windham Hill Inn: A Photo Tour

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    A Vermont Hideaway

    Windham Hill Inn Vermont - Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Get Outdoors, Dine Well and Sleep Blissfully at Vermont's Windham Hill Inn

    Windham Hill Inn is situated at the end of a dusty country lane on 160 picture-perfect, mountainview acres in West Townshend, Vermont. If you're anything like me, you'll be angsty when you realize your cell phone doesn't work here. After a day or two, though, you'll be so enchanted by the scenery, the accommodations and, especially, the service that contact with the outside world will seem highly overrated.

    These photos from my May 2010 stay will introduce you to this 19th-century estate turned inn: a Relais & Châteaux property that is rustic, yet refined.

    My visit wasn't without a few tiny flaws, but Windham Hill Inn has a secret weapon: Innkeeper Katja Matthews is as polished a hospitality pro as you'll find in New England, and her rapt attention to detail and sincere desire to delight guests imbue the inn with warmth. Chef Gill's inventive use of fresh ingredients delights diners. And the WiFi works perfectly if you really need to stay connected. My advice: Leave your laptop at home.

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Long Tradition

    Windham Hill Inn - A Long Tradition of Welcoming Guests to Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Relais & Châteaux

    Windham Hill Inn - Relais & Chateaux Luxury Hotel in Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    The White Barn

    White Barn at the Windham Hill Inn in Vermont - Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    The Marion Goodfellow Room

    Windham Hill Inn Room Photo - Marion Goodfellow Loft Suite
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Mary Meyer Moose

    Mary Meyer Moose - Picture of Stuffed Moose on Bed at Windham Hill In Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Firelight and Classical Music

    Room with a Fireplace - Windham Hill Inn Vermont Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Luxurius Soaking Tub

    Windham Hill Inn Bathroom Photo - Soaking Tub Butler Drawn Bath
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    My Very Own Cupola

    Windham Hill Inn - Room with a Private Cupola Window Seat
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Window View

    Windham Hill Inn Picture - Window View from Loft Suite at Windham Hill Inn
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Pastry and Smoothie

    Windham Hill Inn Breakfast - Berry Cream Puff and Watermelon Smoothie
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Vegetarian Eggs Benedict

    Vegetarian Eggs Benedict Photo - Breakfast at Windham Hill Inn Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    The Frong Pond

    Windham Hill Inn VT - Frog Pond Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Natural Beauty

    Windham Hill Inn Frog Pond Scene - Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Bountiful Garden

    Windham Hill Inn Photo Tour - A Bountiful Garden
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Johnny Jump Ups

    Johnny Jump Ups Photo - Picture of Edible Purple Flowers Johnny Jump Up
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Scenic Trails to Explore

    Windham Hill Inn Vermont Photo - Private Hiking Trails with Views of the Green Mountains
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Colorful Foliage

    Colorful Foliage at Windham Hill Inn Vermont - Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    On-Site Recreation

    Outdoor Recreation at Windham Hill Inn Vermont - Hiking Skiing Tennis Swimming
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    What a Setting for a Swim

    Picture of Swimming Pool with Mountain Views at Windham Hill Inn in VT
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    All is Calm

    Windham Hill Inn - Quiet Exclusive Peaceful Calm Getaway in Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Rustic Yet Comfortable

    Windham Hill Inn Photo - Rustic Yet Comfortable Lodging in Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    My Favorite Antique

    Antique Typewriter - Picture of an Antique Typewriter at Windham Hill Inn Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Business Retreats

    Business Retreats at Windham Hill Inn Vermont - Conference Center Photo
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Grape Escape

    Wine Cellar Themed Grapes Bathroom at Windham Hill Inn Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    It's a Jungle in There

    Jungle Themed Apes Bathroom at Windham Hill Inn Conference Center Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    A Dining Destination

    Windham Hill Inn Vermont Dining Destination
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Chef's Offering

    Dinner at Windham Hill Inn Vermont - Photo of Chef's Offering
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Seafood Spring Roll

    Lobster Shrimp and Scallop Spring Roll Photo - Dining at Windham Hill Inn Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Pig and Fig

    Windham Hill Inn Restaurant Chef's Menu - Smoked Pork Tenderloin
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Best Pairing

    Foie Gras Picture - Windham Hill Inn Pan Seared Foie Gras Atop Calvados Sauteed Apples
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Lobster and Ginger Broth

    Windham Hill Inn VT Chef's Tasting Menu Experience - Lobster and Ginger Broth
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Duck Two Ways

    Windham Hill Inn Dinner in Vermont - Maple Leaf Farm Duck Two Ways
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Crepes for Dessert

    Windham Hill Inn Dessert Picture - Savory Orange Crepe with Toasted Hazelnuts
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Breakfast Under a Shady Tree

    Windham Hill Inn VT Photo - Breakfast on the Lawn
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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    Savoring the View

    Windham Hill Inn View Photo - Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend Vermont
    © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius

    Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont, is a Relais & Châteaux property that is both a dining destination and a peaceful, romantic hideaway.

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