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.
How to Get There
After 2 year renovation the inn reopened under new ownership. The restaurant now serves Pizza, a strange reincarnation of the Kedron, which had bee known for fine dining. The restaurant , now known as a tavern is brighter and more in line with the many faux period decorated restaurants that have sprung up in the area: lots of wood floors, walls and furniture. The service was excellent. Wait staff and host were all smiles. They have a 2 minute speed oven so their turnaround is fast. Appetizers are nicely presented. I found prices high for what they served. One 12 inch pizza, 2 appetizers, 2 beers and dessert was $120.00 Maybe I’m behind the times, but a full 4 course meal plus a cocktail costs less at most restaurants in the area.
We visited the Kedron Valley Inn this February as we are considering it as a possible venue for our intimate wedding next year. The staff was extremely friendly, easy to work with and willing to try and accommodate our requests for our special day. We visited quite a few quest rooms and all of them were unique with absolutely stunning interior design. We can definitely see our friends and family getting comfortable around the beautiful bar area and enjoying a meal in their breathtaking open kitchen. Whether you are planning your wedding or a romantic getaway this hotel is cute and cozy in all the right places! Highly recommend.
We stayed here two years ago with the previous owner. We enjoyed it then, loved the breakfast they offered and the real fireplaces. We came back last weekend, not knowing what to expect with the new owners. WE LOVE IT! It's a great turn a round! Such friendly staff! Beautiful rooms! Good drinks at the bar! Delicious pizza! Country Store breakfast is fulfilling! Its updated nicely, really brought the old place back to life. I highly recommend it as we'll be returning no doubt.
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.