Need to know
22, including 11 suites.
11am; check-in is at 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $209.00, excluding tax at 9 per cent.
Rates usually include a three-course breakfast of made-to-order items and house-made pastries, as well as afternoon tea and an evening cheese board in the common area. Two-night minimum stay on weekends and during peak foliage season.
If you can imagine the outdoor pursuit, you can do it here. Hiking trails start on the extensive grounds, and sometimes the on-site pond freezes over enough for skating in the winter. The inn can organise excursions for canoeing, fishing, golfing, horseback riding and so much more.
Annually from 30 March to 17 April.
At the hotel
Spa; tennis court; swimming pool; music and movie libraries; expansive grounds including an organic garden and a frog pond; bicycles, snowshoes and wellies to borrow; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock station, soaking tub, bathrobes.
Our favourite rooms
Almost all rooms and suites have fireplaces or cast iron stoves and soaking tubs, but we especially love the William Lawrence suite on the first floor of the White Barn, with its lofty beamed ceilings and French doors opening out onto a private patio overlooking the rolling hills.
Set away from the main buildings, the heated outdoor pool overlooks the tennis court and the rolling green mountains that surround the inn. Its brick deck is dotted with sunloungers.
Leave the bikes, rainboots and snowshoes at home – the inn has all three available to borrow for free, so you’ll be prepared for adventures in any weather.
Located in the White Barn, the rustically elegant one-treatment-room spa – possibly the most beautiful room at the inn – specialises in a range of massages for both individuals and couples; be sure to book in advance.
Kids aged 12+ are welcome, though not specially catered for. The restaurant can adapt items on request; an extra bed can be added in some rooms for $50 a night.