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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I'm a bit overdue (by 8 months!) in posting this but truly the later the sweeter! My mother and I were in search of a rural Vermont adventure and we hit the jackpot when we stayed at the Kedron Valley Inn. It was my birthday and the waitstaff went out of there way to wish me a happy birthday with a well decorated birthday dessert plate with my name on it in sweet caramel no less and a sumptious dessert. I cried with delight at such attention and care. We extended our stay and enjoyed the conversations, the side road adventures, horse country and the charms of a Vermont Inn. It was truy delightful and we're coming back!!!!
My daughter and I have stayed in the log cabin section of the Inn twice, and we love it. She started a fire in the fireplace of our cozy room while we settled. Breakfast was lovely, and our waiter was entertaining and funny. And, a beautiful drive into Woodstock is an added bonus!
After speaking with the inn staff less than 2 weeks ago to add a dinner reservation for the 3 couples all booked for Wassail weekend for my birthday celebration, I received an unapologetic phone call today notifying me that our reservations have been canceled due to upcoming reservation. The tone of the caller was almost angry and I had to ask if there were any other places with vacancies available to us. I was given the name of two places, both of which I contacted immediately and was told they had no vacancies available. I will never go to this Inn again - after having been three times in the past 20 years. If I had received notification in time to rebook somewhere else, my birthday weekend would not be ruined. Also, even a touch of sympathy and apology would have been much appreciated. If this is an indication of the service you provide your intended guests, I assure you I will never book a stay with you again. Thank you for abruptly ruining my 60th birthday celebration.
Very nice Inn near Woodstock.Clean and comfortable.Richard helped make breakfast one of the highlights of the stay.Good food and nice setting.The rooms we stayed in were away from the main house but very good.would stay again.
It is our understanding that this property will be under new ownership in November when it will close briefly for some renovations. Done correctly, this could change my rating from a four to a five. The strength of this property right now is its staff. They are helpful, friendly, and engaging. No matter our request they were there to help. The breakfast in particular was wonderful. While not fancy, everything seemed to be made on premise from the jams to the granola. Fresh ingredients make even the most basic breakfast delicious. Their shortcoming was the infrastructure. Lodgings were a bit long in the tooth, towels had holes, etc. If these things are changed and the staff maintained, this will be a real winner.