Lodging Partners has been retained by the owner to conduct a highly confidential and private sale of the Historic Windsor Mansion Inn. The Windsor Mansion, originally built in 1902, is the largest Colonial Revival Mansion in the United States and is listed on the National Historic Register. The Windsor Mansion Inn is centrally located in the Upper Valley of New England and is close to Dartmouth College and Woodstock, Vermont.
The Historic mansion has operated as an Inn since 1944. The Inn is set on a beautiful multi-tiered terrace on 14 acres with expansive views of Lake Runnemede, the Cornish Hills, Mount Ascutney, and the Mountains of New Hampshire. The Windsor Mansion Inn is one of the few venues in the area that is capable of hosting ceremonies, cocktail parties, receptions, and lodging all at one beautiful location.
In 2016, the Windsor Mansion Inn underwent a million dollar restoration and renovation to return the historical property back to its original glory. The Inn offers 16 spacious rooms that includes standard, deluxe, and presidential bedrooms. The Property has over 6,000 square feet of common space.
The Property is located just 3 miles from the newly developed Artisan Park, which consists of Harpoon Brewery, Silo Distillery, and Simon Pearce. The Inn is also located near the famed Cornish Windsor Bridge, the longest antique covered bridge in North America, as well as the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.
The Inn offers 16 spacious rooms that include standard, deluxe, and presidential bedrooms. The Property has over 6,000 square feet of common space and is complete with full service amenities that include a complimentary hot breakfast, an expansive deck and patio, and meeting space. The property is well-maintained and in good condition.
- Excellent Value-Add and Up-branding opportunity for a regional operator or owner-operator to reposition Inn to a soft-brand, which will provide a significant upside potential in top-line growth, expense management, and operational efficiencies.
- The Inn’s revenues would benefit greatly from the addition of on-site food & beverage and alcohol sales.
- The Inn has no reservation system or marketing presence and relies solely on Trip Advisor. The Inn could benefit greatly from the addition of direct sales efforts, marketing, booking engines, distribution system, and a loyalty program.
This Property offers significant upside potential to reposition the Inn and drive top-line revenue. Repositioning the property to a soft brand would allow the Inn to maintain its individual spirit and reputation and take advantage of a soft brand’s marketing scale, booking engines, distribution, and loyalty program.
The Inn has historically farmed out all banquet and catering services to outside vendors and does not operate its beautifully restored Pub or offer any alcohol sales locally or at its banquet events. The ideal buyer will be a regional operator who uses the opportunity to reposition the Inn, add a sales and revenue management strategy, add F&B and alcohol sales to achieve a much stronger bottom-line.
The Windsor Mansion Inn, originally Juniper Hill Farm, sits high on its namesake hill within the town limits of the historic hamlet of Windsor, Vermont. Windsor is a town in Windsor County and is the “Birthplace of Vermont”. The Constitution of Vermont was adopted there in 1777, and history is abundant throughout the area.
Countless distinguished guests, including President Roosevelt and President Wilson, have visited this historic home. Historians are drawn to its past, and all guests enjoy its beauty and access to many activities and attractions in VT, NH, and MA.
The Inn’s distinguished history dates back to 1902 and started with Maxwell Evart’s family. Evart, an attorney, was a director of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1904, served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1906 to 1908, was made general counsel of the Oregon Short Line and the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. in 1910, and organized the State National Bank of Windsor. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a renowned sculptor and family friend of the Evarts, designed the home, which is listed on the National Historic Register and is the largest colonial revival mansion in the United States.