Thursday, July 8, 2010

WilloughVale Inn fishing contest for the One That Didn’t Get Away!

Hooking the biggest fish in Lake Willoughby this summer will win a lucky WilloughVale Inn angler a complimentary two night stay at the Inn’s sister property, the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT. The WilloughVale Fishing Extravaganza contest runs from May 28 to August 31.

Says Innkeeper Roy Clark, “This is our way of encouraging guests and visitors to see for themselves just how incredible Lake Willoughby is – for everything from fishing to sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing or simply exploring and relaxing. It’s a fabulous place to be and we love to share it with fellow lake enthusiasts.”

“There is no entry fee to take part in the contest which is open to any and all of our inn and cottage guests who like to fish – as well as for those who never have but would like to give it a try. All entries must be weighed by a WilloughVale employee and we’ll award the prize to the biggest fish measured by weight.”

In addition to a two night stay at the Green Mountain Inn, the grand prize winner will receive a complimentary daily continental breakfast as well as a two-for-one dining voucher good at the Inn’s Whip Bar & Grill.

The historic WilloughVale Inn and Cottages provides warm hospitality in a classic natural Vermont setting on the shores of Lake Willoughby throughout all four seasons.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WilloughVale Fishing Extravaganza!

The WilloughVale Fishing Extravaganza is a contest to see which WilloughVale Inn guest can catch the largest fish based on weight from Lake Willoughby. The contest begins May 28, 2010 and runs through August 31, 2010.

Who: Open to all guests; no entrance fee

Where: The WilloughVale Inn and Cottages on Lake Willoughby

Requirements: Your fish must be weighed and recorded by a WilloughVale Inn employee.

Grand Prize: 2-night stay at our sister property the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe. Continental breakfast included daily and a 2-for-1 dinner entree voucher in the Whip Bar & Grill. Some restrictions apply.

Best of luck to all contestants!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New and Exciting Features at the WilloughVale Inn and Cottages

The WilloughVale Inn’s new and improved waterfront has something for every vacationer this summer. After months of hard work, the Inn is ready to welcome visitors with new enhancements that make it the ultimate spot to relax on or near the water. The waterfront grounds and facilities have never looked more inviting now that renovations are complete. A new game room, expanded dock and patio have been added as well as a new lighter fare menu, so you’ll be sure to find an array of choices to tempt your palate. Kids of all ages who need a game fix will love the new game room downstairs in the Main Inn building with air hockey, pool, video games, Nintendo Wii and more.

“Our waterfront is such a gorgeous spot that it’s always been the natural focal point for the WilloughVale Inn and our visitors,” said innkeeper Roy Clark. “But we wanted to give our guests an enhanced lakeside experience that offers even more ways to unwind and enjoy the water.”

The waterfront has been transformed into a lakeside resort experience in true Vermont tradition. There is an expanded fleet of watercraft including kayaks, canoes, a Sunfish and a new 14 foot Sylvan Sea Snapper motorboat. For those looking to have some serious fun, there is a new 20 foot diameter Rave water trampoline. All these amenities were added to the array of existing waterfront features that were put in place last year, which include a new floating dock, playground equipment and a fire pit perfect for roasting s’mores after the sun goes down.

The popular Robert Frost cottage has been given some extra TLC this past season as well. The cottage was renovated to include a new kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, enlarged dining area and central air-conditioning. The Main Inn, Robert Frost and Angler cottages have been freshened up with a new coat of paint as well.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vermont Sister Inns Share Honor as Top Vermont Lodging Choices

The Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT and its sister property the Willoughvale Inn in Westmore, VT were recently highlighted in the New England Travel Journal’s Best of New England 2009 annual publication.

Says Donna Garlough, Senior Editor at Boston Magazine which publishes New England Travel, “We research exhaustively to establish our own choice picks of where to stay within the New England region. Our goal is to direct readers to properties which consistently deliver a quality experience. Criteria we consider in our selections include the level of hospitality, customer service, amenities and dining selections offered by hotels and inns.

“The Journal highlights places where a hotel or inn’s distinctive value is perceived the minute a guest walks in the door whether it’s the property’s location, setting, d├ęcor, furnishings. Maybe a place is deemed a favorite because it sets a great mood or ambience – whatever quality that lodging possesses which lets visitors understand they’re getting their money’s worth and that this is a place they want to stay.”

Says Innkeeper Patti Clark who oversees both the Green Mountain and Willoughvale inns, “We’re honored and thrilled to have both our sister properties included in the Journal’s Best of New England 2009. Our goal has always been to make sure our guests not only enjoy a memorable visit with us, but feel their hard-earned travel dollars are well spent. Both the Green Mountain Inn and the Willoughvale offer unforgettable getaways in the unique tradition of warm Vermont hospitality. Yet each property has its own special signature atmosphere, setting and amenities which we’re certain visitors will find equally inviting as well as distinctively unique. “

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Stowe village, the Green Mountain Inn has been a quintessentially New England respite for travelers for over 175 years. The Inn features 107 accommodations ranging from traditional guest rooms to luxury suites and townhouses. Dining options include the Main Street Dining Room as well as the famed Whip Bar and Grill.

Overlooking the spectacular panorama of Lake Willoughby, the equally historic Willoughvale Inn embraces the unspoiled beauty of its fabled Vermont Northeast Kingdom location. Guests may stay in one of 10 unique inn rooms, four cozy lakeview cottages as well as four breathtaking cottages situated directly along the shoreline.