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
- 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
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! The minute we stepped out of the car we were spoiled by the doorman who greeted us. The inn is gorgeous and the Christmas decorations were spectacular! They had a huge fireplace in the main lobby that was always stoked!! I can’t say enough about it!! Except....the food. Amazing farm to table. Just like the Hallmark channel we walked into the beautiful town which also was fully decorated. I will be making this an annual Christmas time trip!
We stayed here for a company holiday party. We were given a suite. I would rate this place more than five stars if I could. Top notch accommodations! The food was excellent. Fabulous breakfast. Gorgeous property. There is even a gift shop. The fire was going and there's a pub and spa. A real treasure in rural Vermont.
This is a beautiful inn - each room is beautifully decorated - the bed comfy cozy - the staff extremely accomodating - had dinner at the richardson tavern and buffet breakfast at the red rooster both were excellent
PROS: Really beautiful hotel. Wonderful Staff. Loved the decor. We stayed in dog friendly room which was extremely clean and beautiful. Would definitely come again. Spa was very nice and clean. Restaurant was good. They have a game room with all sorts of games and comfy lounging. Beautiful large fireplace in lobby. Great bar areas.
CON: The sheets are terrible! They feel like paper/water proof material of some sort. Really terrible. Was shocked at how well appointed the rest of the hotel was. I would actually think of brining my own sheets if I visit again. That is how bad they were. Everything else here was great though.
I have visited the Woodstock Inn on several occasions and absolutely love it! If you want the quintessential New England experience in the beautiful town of Woodstock VT I highly recommend staying here. I was a little disappointed this time around with my spa experience however. My massage was completely mediocre at best. I plan on returning but will have to pass on the spa!