Woodstock Inn & Resort
What We Love
- Free skiing at the Suicide Six resort on winter weekdays and bike rentals in the summer
- 42,000-square-foot fitness center with an indoor lap pool, aerobics classes and tennis courts
- Farm-to-table fare sourced from the inn’s 2.5-acre organic garden
- Award-winning spa has 10 treatment rooms, a cedar sauna and seasonal poolside pampering
- The Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course
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What To Know
- John D. Rockefeller’s grandson Laurance founded the property in 1969
- The golf course, fitness center and ski area aren’t connected, but a free shuttle takes guests to/from the resort
- Public transportation is lacking, so you’ll want your own car (or a rental); the inn has free valet parking
- A resort fee of $25 per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Flanked by stately 18th-century homes in the heart of Woodstock, VT, this colonial stunner blends seamlessly into its quintessentially New England setting. The horseshoe-shaped lodge, built in 1969 by Laurance Rockefeller, is cloaked in historic charm thanks to designer Paul Duesing’s loving touch; think huge stone fireplaces, Audubon prints from Rockefeller’s private collection and a vintage game room clad in plaid Vermont Flannel textiles. Cozy up in the warm solarium overlooking the manicured grounds or amid the reclaimed wood paneling in the handsome library.
Bed and Bath
The 142 guestrooms and suites exude cozy, country style, with four-poster or sleigh beds, handcrafted furnishings by local artisans and rustic window panes that frame views of Mount Tom, the groomed lawn or a quaint Catholic church. Tavernside guestrooms reinforce the Vermont vibe in the details: Simon Pearce glass lamps, wood-burning brick fireplaces and rare books. Spacious marble bathrooms are stocked with plush robes, heat lamps and a generous bounty of bath products from the spa.
This sprawling retreat is home to a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course, an award-winning spa and a 42,000-square-foot fitness complex, which offers aerobics classes, tennis, racquetball and volleyball courts, an indoor lap pool and a nordic adventure center. In the summer, there’s fly fishing and free bike rentals, while the winter brings snowshoe treks to the national park’s scenic log cabin or slopeside days at the Suicide Six ski resort (free to guests on weekdays). Red Rooster, from the team behind New York’s famous Blue Ribbon restaurants, serves farm-to-table fare using fresh produce from the resort’s 2.5-acre organic garden. Richardson’s Tavern pours craft beers by an inviting hearth, and the seasonal Fairway Grill presents al fresco plates at the country club.
In the Area
This whimsical slice of Vermont is known for its thriving art scene, rich history and locavore cuisine. Stroll along Central Street to Collective, or pop into Simon Pearce’s glassblowing workshop and flagship store just up the road in Quechee. Mon Vert Cafe dishes up a killer menu of gourmet paninis (try the Devil on Horseback, with bacon, Vermont Creamery goat cheese and walnut date spread) and morning brews (the maple latte is a must), while hidden gem The Prince & The Pauper serves mouthwatering meals like Tuscan lamb with Bordelaise sauce. Woodstock’s storied past is still prevalent: The First Congregational Church houses an 1818 Paul Revere bell that visitors can touch, and beautiful covered bridges dot the landscape around the state’s only national park. Billings Farm and Museum offers tours and sleigh rides around the grounds (both are free to guests). Stop by the Woodstock Farmers Market or The Village Butcher for some authentic take-home treats.
How to Get There
The most elegant property in Vermont -- kid friendly and romantic. Ideal for families, couples and girls weekend. Food is fabulous, the grounds are beautiful, the spa is fantastic. The food from the pool to the Red Rooster for brunch is delicious.
Our family of five stayed in three tavern rooms (king, double queen & king with porch) for nine nights. It was a perfect stay. Rooms are lovely and spacious. We particularly enjoyed the open air porch which was perfect for morning coffee and relaxing late afternoons. Colors are soothing, baths are spacious, storage is well-conceived and all rooms show excellent craftsmanship and quality hardware. Breakfast was excellent and the staff is professional, warm and sincere. The entire property is beautiful and in tip top shape. We enjoyed golf at the Woodstock Country Club and the hotel organized several fly fishing outings with Orvis approved guides. The public areas of the hotel are plenty and the decors rich. Having full access to the health club offered an additional pool (indoor), tennis and all the workout equipment one could imagine.
If you could design what the perfect Vermont inn should look like and feel like, it would be this wonderful resort!
The inn and the grounds are aesthetically pleasing and everything was very clean. The hotel restaurant (breakfast and lunch) was good and friendly staff. The only surprise was the front desk staff, I talked to 3 of them at different times during our stay and none of them smiled, and responded to basic questions with complete indifference when they finally managed to lift their heads from their laptops. It wasn't busy we were there early in the week. But having said that, I would stay there again because the inn has a very nice "look and feel", it's walkable to many things, and overall it was lovely.