April 21, 2017
Before you know it, summer will be here! Do you have plans yet? How about a wonderful getaway to our Woodstock, VT bed and breakfast for a romantic and FUN time of making memories? We know how overwhelming it can be to plan your vacation when there are SO many activities to choose from. Here are our best recommendations – a good time is guaranteed!
Quechee Balloon Festival
Enjoy the Quechee Balloon Festival
If your travels are bringing you to Vermont in June, you’re in luck! Soar to new heights and view the gorgeous Vermont landscape from the best vantage point possible with a fabulous hot air balloon ride! The Quechee Balloon Festival will take place on June 16th, 17th, and 18th. (This is a terrific event for celebrating the special dad in your life on Father’s Day!)
Explore Billings Farm
Are you interested in learning about the historical and cultural parts of Vermont? Visit Billings Farm and Museum, a modern working dairy farm and a museum of Vermont farm life in the 1890s. Discover a new found appreciation for life in Vermont. With special events, animals, a farm house, film, and a gift shop, you won’t run out of interesting things to do and see here.
North Star Canoe Rentals
Embark on a Canoeing or Kayaking Adventure
There’s no better place to spend summer in Vermont than outdoors! The Woodstock, Vermont area is full of fun things to do outside in the sunshine, but one of our favorites is kayaking and canoeing. Take a self-guided canoe or kayak trip along the pristine Connecticut River in Windsor, Vermont. Rentals are available through Great River Outfitters and North Star Canoe Rentals.
Visit the Only National Park in Vermont
Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park is the only National Park in Vermont and it is well worth your time! This unique Vermont attraction focuses on the history and evolution of conservation stewardship in America.
Fabulous Hiking in Vermont
Go for a Hike
Get in some exercise the fun way with a hike! Explore the many local trails we are lucky to be located by. We have an extensive trail system in the village. From the top of Mt. Tom, experience breathtaking views of the village and the surrounding mountains. Don’t forget your camera!
Relax at Silver Lake
Silver Lake State Park is a beautiful spot to spend a sunny afternoon enjoying the fresh air and pretty views that surround us in Vermont. You can picnic, swim, and canoe at this location. It’s a great place for families to spend quality time together and it can also be a quiet and romantic spot for couples to enjoy a peaceful excursion. The park features a nice beach with a diving pier, large playground, concession stand, clean bathrooms, and a large covered space, which can be reserved for group outings. Relax and enjoy!
January 11, 2017
The Windsor and Woodstock, Vermont areas are full of terrific places to relax, eat, be entertained, enjoy the outdoors, and just have fun. Although it’s impossible to pick a favorite spot, Artisans Park and Harpoon Brewery is one of the best ways to spend a day in the wonderful state of Vermont. Book your perfect getaway today and stay with us at our romantic Woodstock, VT inn to be close to so many wonderful attractions.
Located off of I-91, Artisans Park includes Harpoon Brewery, a distillery, cheese shop, sculpture garden, glass factory, pottery and river outfitter, and more. The Artisans Park has something for everyone and is the perfect way to get a true taste of Vermont. You can easily spend an entire day enjoying yourself at Artisans Park. Also, don’t miss our free Cheese Tastings at the inn where you can savor authentic Vermont food and get a true taste of the local flavor. Here are just a few reasons why you should definitely stay with us and plan a perfect itinerary full of local goodness. Enjoy!
The Cheese Board
Stop by this retail store and shop for honey and maple products that are authentic to the area. Choose from the best cheese straight from Vermont dairy farms. Stop in and enjoy a sample as well! You won’t be sorry. When you stay with us this winter and enjoy all of these fun activities, you will also get to enjoy free cheese tastings at the inn! Indulge in our free Cheese Tasting Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, January through March. Guests of Village Inn of Woodstock will receive 10% off any purchases made at the store!
Open Sunday-Saturday: 10:30am to 6:00pm
Help yourself to a brew or two at Harpoon! Harpoon offers a full range of local beers with delicious food to pair with every pint. For a taste of the culture and an inside look, take a guided tour of the brewery on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Open Monday-Wednesday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday-Sunday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
If you have an appreciation for handmade products and art, come and watch glassblowers and potters work on the catwalk and then shop for finished products in the full store. Find a treasure to take home with you!
Shop Open Daily 10:00am to 5:00pm
Glassblowing Workshop Open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Pottery Workshop Open Monday through Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Visit this gorgeous distillery in an expertly designed barn. Tour the production floor, sample SILO, and take in the culture and the community feel of a great place like Artisans Park.
Open weekly from Thursday- Monday, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Blake Hill Preserves
Stop by and sample preserves, jams, and marmalades. And shop for these treats, made from local ingredients.
Path of Life Garden
Path of Life Garden is beautiful and is open to the public in Windsor, Vermont. The garden spans a 14-acre of field of trails, wildflowers and open land along the Connecticut River. Recently featured in Vermont Life and Pastoral Magazine, this gorgeous spot can be enjoyed by all!
Feeling a little adventurous? Choose from kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing options. Take a self-guided day trip down the Connecticut River. Find all the gear you need at Great River Outfitters.
Call 802-674-9933 for more information and a complete list of activities and costs.
For a true Vermont adventure this winter, a unique dog sledding ride through the gorgeous Vermont snow is the perfect way to spend an afternoon together as a couple. From 45 minute rides to 2 hour adventures, there are options for everyone. Learn more here.
December 8, 2016
The Bar at Simon Pearce
Do you love tasting sweet, savory, and spicy flavors, and everything in between when it comes to cuisine? Are you a cooking enthusiast who is looking for inspiration? Do you use travel as an excuse to try new foods and experience new restaurants? Do you enjoy snapping photos of your beautifully plated dishes wherever you go?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a foodie and you will definitely enjoy the delicious food to be found in Vermont. Read on to learn more about why foodies love to visit Vermont. There’s a lot to love…
We are located in the perfect spot to sample from Vermont’s finest restaurants. From farm-to-table dining, to locally grown ingredients, fancy dining options and casual eaters, Vermont has it all. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants and the best reasons to stay with us and enjoy great food wherever you go.
Farm to table cuisine and local brews are the name of the game at one of our favorite hangouts, Worthy Kitchen. Fabulous food, 18 local craft beers on tap, and a wide range of dishes are among Worthy Kitchen’s bragging rights. The menu ranges from healthy salads and fish to the best comfort food around. You will be pleased with anything you order, but the fried chicken is not to be missed! Pull up a chair, take in the local color, enjoy the vibe, and whatever you do, save room for the doughnuts… they are worthy! Visit the Worthy Kitchen Facebook page here.
Delectable Fried Chicken at Worthy Kitchen
Another one of our favorites, this local gem is only a 10 minute drive from the inn. The atmosphere is romantic and it’s the perfect mix of upscale and comfortable. We recommend this one for the couple looking for an expertly cooked American meal with great service. View the menu here.
The Mill at Simon Pearce
Try this traditional New England dining establishment for a delicious experience and wonderful service. Try the Carré d’Agneau Royale, boneless Rack of Lamb, Spinach and Puff Pastry, and Sauce Bordelaise. View the menu here.
The freshest ingredients and a wonderful fusion of flavors await you at Melaza Bistro, where chef David Diaz works his magic. Stand out dishes include the Pan Seared Sea Scallops and the Signature Guava Glaze Roasted Pork Shank. All dinner entrees are gluten free but the wonderful flavors make this restaurant truly special. Melaza Bistro is just 2 blocks from the inn! Get our detailed review of Melaza Bistro with this blog post.
Farm to table dining at its finest is what you will find at Cloudland Farm. Their expert chef creates mouth-watering dishes with the freshest local ingredients. Described as a “feast for both eyes and palette,” Cloudland Farm is a must try!
Enjoy a brew or two with your food in Vermont with local brews from Long Trail Brewing Company. It’s the perfect way to not only enjoy a cold one but to also enjoy the craft beer culture in Vermont. Sample from a full family of ales and enjoy the taste of New England. Learn more here.
Described as healthy AND delicious, this neighborhood gem will delight you with its friendly and quaint atmosphere. Learn more with our blog post dedicated to Keepers Cafe!
Divine Breakfast at Village Inn of Woodstock
You don’t even have to leave our cozy little property to enjoy a delicious dish. Wake up to a full, farm to table Vermont-style breakfast, served daily with piping hot coffee. All breads and pastries are made fresh by us on property and dishes are cooked to order! There’s no better way to start each day of your foodie lover’s dream vacation in Vermont than with a breakfast to top the charts. You’ll be in heaven with our incredible breakfasts!
Stay tuned for information about the wonderful Farmer’s Market and fresh produce to be found in Vermont during the Spring and Summer!
October 3, 2016
Our romantic Vermont inn was recently recognized as one of the top lake and riverfront getaways by the Huffington Post. We are honored to be featured on this wonderful list of inns that offer unmatched waterfront experiences. You will love the outdoor activities and unique things to do that the beautiful Woodstock area offers. If you’re planning a trip north to stay with us soon, you will be especially delighted to find stunningly beautiful fall foliage that only a New England village like this could offer. There are fun outdoor activities to try year-round. Guests can take a self-guided canoe, kayak or raft trip along the Connecticut River, go fishing, go for a swim, enjoy a picnic on the riverbank, or simply enjoy the views.
Join Us in Woodstock, VT & Enjoy…
- Days on the water
- Beautiful hiking (take a foliage hike!)
- Cross-country skiing and dog sledding in the winter
- Swimming in the summer
- Horseback riding
- The best and most unique shopping around
- A delicious daily breakfast
- Comfortable rooms
- And more!
All in the quaint town of Woodstock, Vermont, just an hour away from the state capital.
Don’t forget to check out 6 Lake And Riverfront Getaways.
June 24, 2016
Photo Credit: Business Vermont
Village Inn of Woodstock has been busy lately as it has undergone some major improvements. Evelyn Brey, co-owner of the inn (along with husband David) talked with Business Vermont all about the renovations in a recent article, “The Village Inn wraps up major project“.
The exterior of the inn now features three porches, one on each story. After finding original drawings of the exterior in the basement of the property, Brey decided to remodel to bring the inn back to its original look. Now this cozy Vermont bed and breakfast is easy to recognize – “it’s the pink one with three porches,” Brey told Business Vermont.
If you are looking for a summer getaway and a unique place to stay, you should stay at this newly renovated and unique inn. Come and see these stunning new improvements for yourself!
Choose your favorite room and book now for an enjoyable and unique stay in the beautiful state of Vermont.
June 10, 2016
The beautiful days of summer are finally here. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy some outside activities unique to our beautiful area. Here are three of our favorite ways to enjoy a romantic afternoon together.
Hike Mount Tom in the center of the village of Woodstock. The views from the south summit are breathtaking. On a clear day you can see all the way to Killington mountain. Take a picnic lunch from Mon Vert Cafe just a few blocks from our centrally located Woodstock VT bed and breakfast.
Prefer to be on the water? Canoeing and kayaking on the famous Connecticut River is just a short drive away from the inn. If you’re lucky you might get to view an eagle soaring over the river. Make sure to pack your bathing suits, there are lots of opportunities to cool off in the river. Make sure to visit Artisan Park in Windsor Vermont where you can walk through the Path of Life sculpture garden, have lunch at Harpoon Brewery. Afterwards visit The Cheese Board, purveyors of great local specialty foods and cheeses. You can also visit Simon Pearce’s factory and watch glass blowing.
For something that will warm your soul why not take a walk with Alpacas in Quechee. Living the Dream Alpaca Farm offers the opportunity to get up close personal with their beautiful girls. After your walk be sure to visit all of the great retailers in Quechee Gorge Village. To top off a wonderful day, enjoy a romantic lunch at Simon Pearce Restaurant. Cantilevered over a waterfall looking at a covered bridge, the restaurant is a true delight.
February 5, 2016
After the hustle and bustle of planning and having your wedding is over, you may find a sense of relief. The next phase of your marriage is your honeymoon, and you want it to be private and special, just for the two of you. It’s finally time to share your life together with your new spouse, and your honeymoon is just the thing that is going to bring you both closer. It’s time to plan a perfect honeymoon in Woodstock, Vermont with the solitude and romance you’re looking for.
Honeymooning in Vermont can offer you the romance and laid-back vacation you deserve. If you want to relax, but also spend some time enjoying the outdoors, consider Vermont as the perfect honeymoon destination. Our Vermont bed and breakfast offers a blend of elegance, distinction, and luxurious touches to pamper the bride and groom. Plus, we truly care about our guests so you will always feel at home.
You may never want to leave your room except to enjoy our fabulous breakfasts. Perhaps the entree of the day will be homemade Belgian waffles, served with Vermont maple syrup and whipped cream. Or you might prefer local eggs prepared to order, savor the choices! After breakfast, if you do decide to venture out into our beautiful village, you won’t be disappointed.
The entire village of Woodstock is rich in beauty and history, and full of charm, all just a short walk from the inn. Go back in time by visiting the nineteenth century Billings Farm and Museum, which can bring you back to what it was like on an old-fashioned farm. Hike Mount Tom and enjoy views all the way to Killington on a clear day. Enjoy the Market on the Green each Wednesday afternoon in the summer and early fall. Grab a sandwich or salad at one of our many great cafes and have a picnic lunch on the Ottaquechee river or on top of Mount Tom.
Put the technology away and go hiking together at the Quechee Gorge, which is one of the most romantic and picturesque natural attractions of the area. This 163-ft. gorge can be viewed by walking or from an easily-accessible bridge that is marked by signs and gentle footpaths. The national park and many other trails are available for hiking or renting mountain bikes. Depending on the time of year, you may see many different types of animals, flowers and plants along the way. While you are in Quechee, be sure to visit Simon Pearce for a delicious lunch.
In the winter, there are ski resorts like the Suicide Six that can be a fun way for two newlyweds to pass the time. This is a gentle mountain, suitable for families and beginners. More advanced skiing can be found at Killington, the beast of the east, just a 30 minute drive from the inn. If you prefer cross country skiing or snow shoeing, you’ll find wonderful trails both here in the Village of Woodstock and also in nearby Quechee.
Another benefit of honeymooning at this Vermont bed and breakfast is that our location is right in the village, making it easy to walk to the wonderful art galleries, boutiques, and individually owned stores to go shopping. You are sure to find treasures and unique items at many of the local retailers; even a few that could become family heirlooms.
Upon arrival, the new bride and groom will be greeted with a glass of wine. Melt the stress of your wedding day away in one of our elegant fireplace rooms. Honeymooning in Vermont offers a perfect blend of peace and excitement, depending on your style and preferences.
Check availability here or call 802-457-1255 to book your stay.
January 30, 2016
Woodstock, VT was named most beautiful town in the US by Condé Nast Traveler, and we couldn’t agree more. Described as being “absurdly quaint,” Woodstock is the perfect place for a cozy bed and breakfast like The Village Inn of Woodstock. We’re blessed to be surrounded by gorgeous, lush trees that are vibrant green in the summer and golden tones in the autumn.
With some of the best local color and charm, Woodstock offers the quintessential New England experience so many B&B enthusiasts look for. The history of Woodstock is evident in its historic and rustic buildings. As Conde Nast Traveler puts it, Woodstock is “just the destination for antique shoppers and B&B fans.” If this is you, consider planning a trip! Don’t worry if antique shopping isn’t your favorite activity, here’s a few more top recommendations to try during your stay in the most beautiful town in America.
- Just as Conde Nast Traveler suggests, we highly recommend you visit FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, Woodstock’s oldest store. operating since 1858, Gillingham’s is the perfect place to pick up some Vermont maple syrup and some authentically local flavor. (Pick up authentic gifts and souvenirs here too!)
- Don’t leave town without eating at Simon Pearce, the 9th most romantic restaurant in the country! Make your trip even more special and treat yourselves to a romantic night out with the Simon Pearce Package.
- Take full advantage of being in the state with the largest number of breweries per capita, and enjoy some craft beer, minutes away from our Woodstock bed and breakfast but hard to find anywhere else. We have too many brewery recommendations to name here so be sure to check out all the Vermont Craft Beer locations and find a new favorite.
- Get a feel for historic Woodstock yourself at the Woodstock Historical Society and get a guided tour of the cultural art, antiques, and more.
- If you’re in the mood for a leisurely day at the Vermont bed and breakfast, enjoy a three course breakfast with the freshest local ingredients. There’s even a champagne option if you’re here to celebrate! When breakfast is over, head out to the gorgeous garden terrace for a relaxing day in the New England sun.
When you’re ready to experience all that Woodstock, VT has to offer, call 802-457-1255 or book a stay.
January 22, 2016
At our Woodstock, VT bed and breakfast, we’ll make sure you start your day off right with a three course breakfast made with the freshest local ingredients. After that, you may decide to explore what else Woodstock has to offer. A romantic night out or a fun lunch excursion can add to the perfect vacation day. Here are five of our top recommendations for local restaurants with the finest food, atmosphere, and overall experience. We’ve even recommended a few specific dishes to get your mouth watering. Enjoy dining at these top restaurants in Woodstock, Vermont!
The Mill at Simon Pearce
Overlooking a classic Vermont covered bridge and beautiful waterfall, The Mill at Simon Pearce offers refined rustic charm, unique to the area. Located in Quechee, VT only 6.5 miles from The Village Inn of Woodstock, this is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. The Mill at Simon Pearce is dedicated to bringing you the freshest, highest quality local produce that is unique to the season, a la carte style. Visit the new bar for local beers and wine. Call 802-295-1470 or book a table here.
A Taste of the Menu: Horseradish Crusted Cod, crispy leeks, herb mashed potatoes, balsamic shallot reduction
The Prince and the Pauper
Not sure what you’re in the mood for or want to try something exotic? Eat at The Prince and the Pauper, a fine dining establishment known for its traditionally delicious food. There are even special Dinner and a Movie nights to attend! Call 802-457-1818 or book a table here.
A Taste of the Menu: Carré d’Agneau Royale, boneless Rack of Lamb, first grilled then wrapped with Mushroom Duxelles, Spinach and Puff Pastry, finished in the oven and offered with Sauce Bordelaise
Located right in Woodstock, VT, Worthy Kitchen is a local favorite Farm Diner, serving delicious comfort food and beer from the best small breweries of Vermont. Worthy Kitchen features outdoor seating and private dining with affordable prices. If authentic farm fresh food is what you’re looking for, Worthy Kitchen is a must try!
A Taste of the Menu: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, sweet potato puree, pesto chevre, fire roasted veggies, and garlic honey syrup
Traditional New England cuisine meets tropical flavors at this casual bistro. Whether you dine in the comfortable dining rooms or outside on the front patio, you will enjoy the freshest ingredients and the best service. There are many gluten free options as well. Call 802-457-7110 to make a reservation.
A Taste of the Menu: Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Gloucester MA “Diver” dry scallops, Saffron risotto, baby spinach, curry coconut sauce, topped with grilled pineapple chutney
Located in the hills of Pomfret, VT, Cloudland Farm offers gorgeous views along a 4 mile road leading up to the restaurant, and that’s just the beginning. You will be delighted to find the most authentic farm dining experience in Vermont with true farm-to-table dining Friday and Saturday evenings. Every dish is made completely from scratch. When you are ready for the most unique and authentic dining experience in the area, eat at Cloudland Farm. Call 802-457-2599 to make a reservation.
A Taste of the Menu: Cloudland Farm grilled bavette steak, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed cabbage, maple mustard sauce, marrow butter
Each of these terrific dining options is sure to please, and each is only a short drive (or walk) back to your comfortable room at The Village Inn of Woodstock. We hope you fully enjoy every meal and your stay!
December 23, 2012
By Evelyn Brey.
One of the advantages of being located in the village is that we have so many wonderful restaurants in walking distance from our Woodstock Inn: The Village Inn of Woodstock Bed and Breakfast. That is also one of the disadvantages. We sometimes don’t get to great restaurants that are really not so far away. We were lucky enough last night to venture out to Keepers Cafe, located in Reading, VT: a favorite among nearby Woodstock VT restaurants!
Caesar salad with Grana Padano crisp
The half portion of the Caesar salad was just the right size to start off my meal.
Crispy lump crab wands with sweet orange chili dipping sauce
Crispy crab wands were delicious.
Rack of lamb with beets, baby carrots and fingerling potatoes.
The rack of lamb, veggies and sauce were amazing, all prepared to perfection. Portions were perfect for us, think quality, fresh ingredients over quantity. Chef/Owner Chris and his wife Gosia couldn’t be any nicer, and they clearly have quite a local following. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy Keepers as much as we did, and we hope that you’ll join us at our Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock VT if you are looking for a romantic Vermont getaway.