Kedron Valley Inn
What We Love
- The traditional Vermont aesthetic
- Dips in the two-acre swimming pond
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Rooms in the Main House were renovated in 2011
- The restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays
- 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
Countryside escape in Woodstock, Vermont, with colonial-style charm, a restaurant, and a two-acre pond
In the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Kedron Valley Inn is a quiet country escape. The property 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 that serves Neapolitan-style pizza and antipasto (get the foccacia bread and butternut bisque). Meanwhile, the Log building contains the family- and pet-friendly Lodge Deluxe Rooms. All of the rooms have four-poster or sleigh beds and Adirondack furniture. 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 rooms were relatively nice (aside from a cluster of dead flies near the bed). The real issue is the staff / quality of service. The staff was hostile, rude, disingenuous and in one instance outwardly creepy.
Woodstock is a wonderful town worthy of its reputation. Do not sully your trip by staying here.
The Inn is charming, the rooms are large, beautifully renovated and decorated ..... which is great, as there is no other space in the inn to spend time, there is a gorgeous porch and living room, but it used by the tavern patrons....no room for inn patrons...there is no front desk or personnel....the tavern is open until 10 and loud, so if you have kids....beware. It’s an interesting business model....probably good be tweaked to accommodate all patrons.
We have been coming here for twenty five years. The past few years we have been in the lodge room. We love the fireplace and the complimentary breakfast was always delicious. When we arrived we were ready to settle in by the fire with a glass of wine only to discover a silk plant where the logs should be. Also breakfast is served next door and no longer complimentary which is disappointing. When we checked out we mentioned the lack of fireplace and were told they were being repaired and will be functional again. Hopefully that is the case. It would have been helpful if we were told about the fireplace beforehand. We are going to give it another try for next year, but I am calling ahead before we come.