About Us

The cleanliness of our property, protecting our environment and the service we provide for our guests are what we are most proud of. We work hard to achieve these goals and have been recognized for our efforts through our I Care Clean program, Energy Star Certification and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Green Hotel

We are the first hotel in Vermont to receive the EPA Energy Star© Certification.

Our "green" initiatives are designed to help preserve precious natural resources, reduce waste, promote energy efficiency and encourage recycling.

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At The Windjammer Hospitality Group we are committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled-content products; and reducing our use of toxic materials or production of toxic products and/or byproducts. We are committed to environmental excellence and pollution prevention through continual improvement and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements.

Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State

Because of our demonstrated commitment to preserving Vermont’s environment, the Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn has been recognized by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Small Business Development Center as a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State. The initiatives that we have in place include but are not limited to:

  • Linen/towel Re-use program
  • Low-flow shower heads - we save over 740,000 gallons of water per year
  • Dimmer controls on lighting
  • Recycling program (guest rooms, public areas, offices)
  • HVAC efficiency control system with programmable thermostats
  • Energy Efficient CFL lighting
  • Motion sensor light switches in public restrooms and offices
  • Compost Kitchen waste - over 150,000 pounds of food waster per year
  • Installed bottle-free water filtration system
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Hot Water System upgraded to - 97-98% efficient tank saves on natural gas

Eco Lab Bulk Dispensers

We saved 7958 bottles of glass cleaner, bath cleaner, air freshener and all-purpose cleaner from going into the land fill - Also, the packaging from the bulk product becomes completely flat after use and takes less room in the big picture.

Purchase Post-Consumer Products

We are re-using/re-cycling these resources that have been recovered rather than thrown away instead of using virgin resources such as live trees for paper

  • Toilet Tissue: 40% post-consumer
  • Toilet Tissue: 40% post-consumer
  • Facial Tissue: 40% post-consumer
  • Paper Towels: 100% post-consumer
  • Beverage Napkins: 50% post-consumer
  • Paper Plates - 100%
  • Paper Bowls - 100%
  • copy paper - 30% recycled content
  • Trash Liners - 20% post-consumer

We purchase recycled toner cartridges whenever possible and send our cartridges back out to be recycled when we are finished with them. We recycle approx.. 15-20 cartridges per year.

Highly Reviewed

We’ve received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 5 years.

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