Kedron Valley Inn
What We Love
- Most rooms have a fireplace and sitting area
- A traditional aesthetic (four-poster beds, Adirondack furniture, floral printed fabrics)
- The restaurant earned the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- Dips in the two-acre swimming pond
- Free WiFi
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What To Know
- Rooms in the Main House were renovated in 2011
- The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner only (dinner is not offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays)
- Pets are permitted in Lodge Deluxe Rooms only and an additional fee applies
- All rooms have TV and air conditioning; phones and cell phone service are not available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Kedron Valley Inn is a quiet country escape. The property, which was renovated in winter 2011, consists of three buildings surrounded by manicured lawns and a spring-fed swimming pond flanked by umbrella-shaded lounge chairs. Dating back to 1822, the Tavern is the oldest of the three buildings; it originally served as a stagecoach stop, general store and post office. The Main building, constructed in 1828 and one of the oldest of its kind, includes a traditionally decorated lobby and a renowned restaurant with brick walls and wood chairs and a working fireplace (try the roasted pork belly on toasted brioche with grilled red onions, fresh tomatoes and arugula pistou). Meanwhile, the Log building contains the family- and pet-friendly Lodge Deluxe Rooms. All of the rooms have four-poster or sleigh beds, Adirondack furniture and floral fabrics. In the summer, go for a dip in the property’s two-acre pond or stake out a quiet common area with friends and play a board game.
In the Area
In Woodstock, the homemade ice cream and apple pie with cheddar cheese is a must at Mountain Creamery. Nearby, Cloudland Farm serves twice-weekly BYOB dinners made entirely from local ingredients. Discover Billings Farm, founded in 1871 and adjacent to Vermont’s National Historic Park; it’s a working nonprofit farm that breeds world class Jersey cattle raised on home-grown feed. The farm’s historical museum showcases period farming, with frequent special events like sheep shearing and plowing demonstrations. Visit the headquarters of Simon Pearce, known around the country for hand-blown glass and hand-tossed plates. The company’s home also operates one of the finest restaurants in the state, the Simon Pearce Restaurant — the only one where everything from the wineglasses to the soup bowls are made on-site. Outdoorsy types should visit Woodstock’s Mount Tom Park, which recreates the famed Cardiac Trail from the health spa in Baden Baden, Switzerland. This unique network of gently graded trails and stone bridges makes for an easy ascent, with plenty of areas where you can sit and enjoy the view.
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The renovations of the rooms, as well as restaurant and bar, are fabulous. We spent three nights over Thanksgiving and were wowed. Truly. Breakfast and dinner made by new chef Ricky were sumptuous. We even had an impromptu party in the stylish living room adjacent to the bar. We will be back.
We have visited the wonderful Kedron Valley Inn a dozen plus times in recent years as my daughters were participating in riding events in the area, and the occasional winter getaway to relax our minds and senses.
I'm not sure what has taken place here recently( we've heard it was bought by a company), but , things seem to be a bit of a mess, and clearly the guests are an afterthought. We got the feeling that the GMHA crowd was no longer desired.I'm hoping things come together, as we'd love to return, but we will be sitting out for a while ( we stayed in town on our most recent holiday)
The grounds and rooms look nice , but this is more of a VRBO or a boarding house now. Fine for some, but not what we were expecting .
Breakfast is no long offered unless you wish to journey next door to the General Store and Market.
Just stopped in for a light bite and drinks at the bar- such a nice feel and very welcoming.
Service was excellent- we enjoyed a few hours there. Had been years ago before it was redone- a great place! Chatted with several people in the bar who were staying overnight and were pleased with their rooms.
Room was 2 double beds in the lodge building and had a musty smell to it. Fireplace did not work and the temperature in the room was hard to regulate. Beds were ok as were the pillows, but not very comfortable. Had been here many years ago and it has gone downhill some.
The Inn does not pretend to be luxurious but is comfortable with a pleasant atmosphere.
The evening we were there the Italian themed restaurant was full with residents and outsiders and there was live music. The main courses were limited to pizzas but they were able to provide excellent gluten free ones.