Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Holidays

Winter in Vermont is always special!  As much fun as there is with the downhill and cross country skiing, ice climbing, ice fishing and ice skating, there is so much more to warm the heart.  The warmth of the holiday dining together, fireside chats after a day outdoors and the romance of a glass of wine together.  For the non-skiers enjoy a fun sleigh ride with the family or just visiting the many shops with our local treasures.

Just down the road from the Willoughvale Inn you can drop in at Young Farms to see the Vermont Evergreen Christmas trees and wreaths.

While visiting local shops and farms in the area, don't forget to drop into Gil's Grill here at theWilloughvale Inn for a hot drink and to share your stories of what you've found on your visit.  Or, just ask what there is that you may not have seen.  The grill is open Thursday through Saturday serving dinner from 5PM to 8PM.  We are also serving up a great Holiday dinner from December 24 - 31.

To quote Robert Frost, a famous Vermont visitor;
"These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

The Willoughvale Inn is is on the road and a great place to dine and to sleep!

We wish you all a very Happy Holiday and we hope to see you in the new year!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Join us for your Holiday Dinner

Bring the family to the Willoughvale Inn for the holiday. Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving together on the lake and near the mountains.  Spend your time together and enjoy the sites and recreation.  We are serving a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

Whether you make it your Vermont family holiday or a romantic twosome holiday getaway, let us help you create some great memories.  If you can't make it for Thanksgiving, think about a break for Christmas/  We are serving Christmas dinner.Just a sample of what is waiting for you at the Willoughvale Inn for the holidays.  Meet some new friends and relax in a room at the inn or a lakeside cabin.

Let us help make it a holiday to remember!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Vermont Winter Fun

Never a lack of things to do!  Vermont is open for your Winter vacation time and recreation.  Just a few things to consider for your next visit are skiing, snow boarding, ice climbing, ice skating, ice fishing or simply a glass of wine at the fireside after a fun day on the slopes.




Monday, October 7, 2013

Double your Pleasure Double your Fun

While our politicians play their games, why not compromise and getaway with the family and enjoy some family fun time together?  The Vermont lakes and mountains are great,. but have you visited the water park?


The Jay Peak Waterpark is a just a short 40 minute drive from the Willoughvale Inn, so you can combine some fun for the kids and the family can relax together at the end of the day. Take one of our canoes for a little time on the lake or a bike through some mountain trails.  And, don't forget to stop in at Gil's Grill for a great meal or a quick snack.  

We look forward to your visit .. give us a call and let us help with your plans.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


It's time to getaway from the daily challenges and the hassles and head for the mountains.  The Fall colors and back roads are at their very best.  If trail biking or just a bike ride down the road is what you want, now is the time.

Gill's Grill here at the Willoughvale Inn is open and serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday until October 19th and Thursday through Saturday after October 19th.  We will also be serving Thanksgiving dinner so be sure to make your reservations early.

Take bike ride down the road or we can help you find a great mountain trail ......

Plus, we are offering some real special deals for our cabins, lakeside cottages and rooms at the inn.  Here at the Willoughvale Inn you are always welcome and we will make sure your visit is a happy memory.

Lets make some memories ...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Special Rates for a Special Season .. Enjoy the Autumn Leaves

The summer has ended.  The kids are back in school. Work is back into full swing for the final push for the year.  And, we are planning for the coming holidays.  A lot to think about, right?

We invite you to drop in for a weekend and enjoy a meal at Gil's and some relaxation while you enjoy the beauty of the Fall season.  Here is a gorgeous view from one of our cabins near the lake.

No better way to relax and plan the coming weeks events or just get away and forget about it.  Here at the Willoughvale Inn, we make the extra effort to exceed your expectations.  You can see comments from some of our past guests in our TripAdvisor ratings and from our Facebook followers.

We are offering some great specials .. just give us a call at 800-594-9102 and let us add some color to your life.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Fall Road Trip to see the Lakes of Vermont

Autumn is the best time of the year for a Vermont road trip because the fall foliage is unbelievable..  Check in at the Willoughvale Inn on Lake Willoughby and enjoy a great meal and a drink in Gil's Grill.  Start your trip the next day and head north from nearby Westmore VT, you head north for a short half hour drive to Newport VT.

                                               LAKE WILLOUGHBY

WOW, the beautiful fall foliage along the roadside is amazing!  Newport is located on beautiful Lake Memphremagog.  A brief stop for some photos and some unforgettable sightseeing.

                                            LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

Leaving Newport and Lake Memphremagog, we head west toward Lake Champlain.  The largest lake in Vermont, spanning into Canada and to northern New York state.  We arrive in the Lake Champlain region after a beautiful two hour drive across Vermont.  Arriving in the St. Albans Bay area, we settle in for more great lake side sightseeing and a fantastic lunch.

                                                  LAKE CHAMPLAIN

Heading back east it is a 3 1/2 hour ride surrounded by the beautiful color show of the Autumn leaves.  Back at the Willoughvale Inn settle in for a nightcap and a look at your photos of some memories that will last a life time.  Off in the morning for some fishing on Lake Willoughby or your next adventure.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gil's Bar & Grill

We're open Tuesday through Sundays for dinner until 8:00 PM!  Stop in for a snack or a great meal.  The view of lake Willoughby from the inn is amazing.  Spend a few days with us and there are free canoes and trail bikes available.

Summer is finally here!  Stop in and lets chill with a cool drink or a quick snack before you return to the trails or the lake.  It's always great to see our old friends and our new friends from across New England and down to New York and Pennsylvania.

The Vermont kingdom is the place to be this Summer.  There are activities and places of interest for the whole family.  The water park and the lake for the kids and just some great relaxation for mom and dad.  The mountain bike trails are great for everyone as are the lake activities.  Go for a fun day and stop in at Gil's and tell us about your day.

Happy Trails!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cruising in Vermont

Planning a northeast vacation this year?

Whether you cruise Vermont's back roads or the main roads or for more adventure you may enjoy a bike ride through the Vermont mountain trails.  Whatever your pleasure may be, you will definitely create some wonderful memories and enjoy a truly memorable experience.

Take a drive and visit Vermont's farms, quaint shops, flea markets, local attractions and so much more.  Take a bike tour of the Vermont Mountains.

Visit the Vermont Northeast Kingdom website ( for some driving tour suggestions. A few stops to consider are Agape Hill Farm, Don's Woodworking Shop, Boreas Farm Cashmere and Everlasting Herb Farm.

Whether you are traveling on your Harley, a sleek red convertible or the family SUV the roads of Vermont offer a vast choice of things to see and do.

Other activities nearby at the Willoughvale Inn include canoeing on Lake Willoughby, biking on the many trails directly from the inn or you may want to just relax on the beach or on the deck of one of our lakeside cottages.  The sunset is site to remember and a cold drink at Gil's Grille at the inn will add to the pleasures of your visit.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Free Trail Bikes and Canoes

When you stay with us at the Willoughvale Inn, we want you to enjoy all aspects of our inn and the Vermont mountains.  Our location is remote enough, yet convenient to all of the Vermont attractions.  We are on beautiful Lake Willoughby and we offer free use of our canoes on the lake, plus we have a few trail bikes that you can use to do some trail biking on the mountain trails.

For a small rental you can rent our motor boat for a fun time on the lake.  If cruising the mountain road is your think stay with us and we can help you plan your day visiting the local antique shops, farms, fairs and theaters.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Lake Willoughby is Calling You

The Vermont summer Season is on in Full Swing! 

When you head north on Interstate Highway 91 past Interstate 89, just a short distance off the highway, you will find the Willoughvale Inn on beautiful Lake Willoughby and nearby is the Clyde River and Willoughby State Park, plus so much more for a great week or weekend of fun and relaxation. 

Lake Willoughby offers you some great boating, fishing and swimming.  Even on a rainy day, the
beauty of the lake can be a memorable experience.

Lake Willoughby

The Vermont Northeast Kingdom offers something for everyone.  Check out the nearby mountains for some fantastic hiking trails, rock climbing and trail biking.

From the inn, you are convenient to the Jay Peak area, including the Pump House Waterpark.  For drive through the mountains you should visit the shops or theatres in St. Johnsbury, Danville and Burke Hollow. 

PumpHouse WaterPark

Vermont Biking Trails
For a day in the area, there is lack of entertainment and recreation.  The Pump House Waterpark is great for the kids and the whole family. 

Lake Willoughby and Clyde River Boating
Or consider a boat rental on the Clyde River or Lake Willoughby.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Willoughvale Weddings on Lake Willoughby

The shores of beautiful Lake Willoughby will give your special event stunning scenery and a gracious ambiance that you will always remember. 

The Willoughvale Inn offers the perfect setting for an intimate wedding, civil union ceremonies and festive rehearsal parties. Guests will truly feel special celebrating with you while savoring the beauty of Lake Willoughby and the beautiful mountains in the distance. 

Depending on the season, daytime and/or evening events for up to 46 guests may be reserved in our cozy Willoughby Room and Tap Room Bar.
Accommodations for out-of-town guests are available in our eleven beautiful Main Inn rooms, four cozy cottages and four new lakeview cottages.

We encourage you to contact the innkeeper, by phone at (800) 594-9102 or by e-mail to discuss your plans further. 


Sunday, April 21, 2013


Vermont has it all for a great summer getaway weekend!

Whether it is a romantic escape or a Vermont road trip visiting the shops, farms, restaurants, museums and theatres, it is all here and the Willoughvale Inn is nearby waiting for you. 

Here are a few unique attractions for a May or June Vermont drive around visit ...
Vermont Heritage Gallery Exhibit
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and the Bread and Puppet Museum

Try a day of fishing on the Willoughby River ....

For the more adventuresome, Bald Mountain and Mount Pisgah, near Lake Willoughby, offer fantastic challenges for hikers, rock climbing and trail bikers.  Combine the lake with these beautiful mountains and you have a Vermont weekend and some fantastic memories.

If you need some help with your plans or information about local equipment suppliers, we can help.  Whether it is a bike rental or a trail guide its all nearby.
At the end of the day, drop in at the Willoughvale Inn and Gil's Bar & Grill for a drink and a bite to eat and share your stories about your day's adventures on the lake or on the mountain.

If its more than a weekend getaway and you need a fantastic accommodation for a get together or a family event, we are at your service and we can help with the plans. What could be better than family and friends on beautiful Lake Willoughby?
GIVE US A CALL (800) 594-9102

Monday, April 8, 2013

Memorial Day and Summer Fun in Vermont

Memorial Day is right around the corner and Summer will be here soon!  Its time for planning that Summer vacation or a Vermont Weekend Getaway.  The beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has something for everyone.

Our Inn rooms and lakeside cottages offer beautiful Lake Willoughby for watter fun and there is Mt. Pigah for some mountain climbing and trail biking. We are also within easy driving distance of most of the Vermont attractions.  Here are just a few ideas for a fun time in Vermont ...



There is always a place for the kids at the Willoughvale Inn.  Lake side fun or mountain adventure and recreation, the inn is nearby.

Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages and say hello, add a like and become an INNsider to get some specials added to your visit.


Check into our Angler Cottage for a birds eye view and a cozy screened in porch overlooking the lake and the mountains.

For a romantic escape or a family getaway the Willoughvale Inn offer beautiful Mount Pisgah on Lake Willoughby for a couple days or for a week in the Summer time.  As the weather heats up head for the mountains and join us.

Pump House Water Park
Granby Zoo
Smugg's Zipline Tour
Santa's Village
Agape Hill Farm
Fairbanks Museum
Sugarmill Farm
Old Stone House Museum
Maple Grove Farms

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Vermont ... A Sweet Ride

Springtime in Vermont!  It's that time of year to breakaway for a weekend getaway.  Tour the back roads of Vermont from east to west there are Spring events and festivals.  March 23-24 is the annual open house for the Vermont sugarhouses.  For details visit for the latest news about the local maple syrup Spring season events.

Along with the Spring events, there is always the beauty of the Spring season and riving the back roads, sitting by the lake or canoeing on beautiful Lake Willoughby.  The bike trails are opening for more Vermont fun in the sun recreation.  The snow is melting away and the countryside and mountain trails are drying out so put away your skis and get on the trial,  Its time to saddle up and ride! It's time to enjoy your weekend on the trails. Darling Hill bike trails open in April and be sure you don't  overlook the expanded Burk Mountain bike trails. Be sure to check-in to  spend the evenings with us at the Willoughvale Inn and dine with us at Gil's Bar & Grill.  

Add a little sweetness and healthy exercise to your weekend!  Just give us a call and let us help plan a great getaway.   

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