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Governor's Rock Motel

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2015

booked this place for one night while passing through Vermont. We were given a warm welcome. Room was small but spotless! The decor was homely in keeping with the area. Beds were comfy and the fridge in the room came in handy.

1Thank MrsC0109
Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is the second stay within a year at this motel. Stayed two nights May 29th and 30th 2015 while on a weekend motorcycle trip through southern Vermont. Why did my wife and I return to this motel? The owner's, Sophia and Jim, are genuine down to earth good people who make you feel very welcome right from the start....

2Thank hideout1195
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We were debating on whether to stay here or another place in Bennington, both privately owned and recommended by T.A. The chains were just too expensive and we try to patronize local owners when we can. After checking out both places we decided on Governor's Rock due to several factors...the room (a king) was cleaner, the price was lower (Trip...

1Thank billdozerGroveland
Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We stayed one night and found this cozy little motel to be very clean and comfortable. It's right on Route 7A with easy access to Rte 7, to Manchester, VT, north, and Bennington, south. Owners were friendly; and in-room amenities include a 'fridge, microwave, large TV, and comfortably firm queen-bed. Everything was clean and well-maintained. There's an In-room coffee maker...

1Thank NancyETGD
Warsaw, Indiana
Reviewed 23 October 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights here. The owner was so accommodating and genuinely wanted our stay to be a pleasant one. The rooms were small, but had about every convenience you could think of: microwave, refrigerator, luggage rack, etc. Some of the morning pastries were even homemade. The price was reasonable and provided a good home base from...

1Thank letterlady2014
Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Stayed here with my wife while on a 3 day motorcycle trip through the Green Mountains. Stayed here based on tripadvisor reviews and glad I did. First, Sophia, the owner is very personable and accommodating, a real down to earth good person. And the homemade cake she made each morning was excellent. The rooms are all on the ground level,...

Thank hideout1195
Branford, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We had a lovely time at this motel. The rooms weren't too big, but they were very reasonably priced and clean. The location between Manchester and Bennington was a convenient place for us to stay on our trip. The owners were very nice and full of suggestions for local dining and activities. The view of the mountains was lovely. We...

Thank nk79654
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This little place is a true "mom & pop" endeavor, run with a very personal touch. It's on a beautiful property, with it's namesake "rock" prominently featured out on the front lawn. It doesn't have a lot of the fancy amenities of a large chain, but it is well-maintained and you're made to feel very welcome when you come for...

Thank SmurfDriver
Reviewed 31 August 2014

My husband and I stayed at Governor's Rock Motel for five nights. We feel really lucky to have chosen this place for our visit to Vermont. The owner offered us a better price than the one quoted on booking websites so my recommendation is to call the motel for your booking. Our room was not too big but clean, comfortable,...

Thank imvbgl
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This place is a little gem amongst so many hotels and motels in the southern Vt area. The price was very good, they let us bring our pets for a nominal fee, and the room was so cozy, clean, and comfortable! I loved the bed and bedding, the decor was tasteful and welcoming, and the shower while small, had some...

Thank missamanda78

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Governor's Rock Motel

Address: 4325 Historic Rte 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Region: United States > Vermont > Green Mountains > Shaftsbury
Price Range: RM354 - RM452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Governor's Rock Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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 of 5 bubbles tomsimmonds, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you need to use the wifi, choose a room closer to the office. End rooms have own patios out the back.”
 of 5 bubbles 290ew, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“King size bed was very comfortable. Room #5”
 of 5 bubbles cwright21, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 9 was nicely appointed, not too flowery but not too plain.”
 of 5 bubbles 104chads, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Room # 5, king size bed, was extremely comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles hideout1195, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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