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.
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We enjoyed out stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort immensely. The food in the Red Rooster restaurant was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed the maple syrup over blueberry pancakes each morning. The overall setting of the Inn was lovely, our room was spacious and beautifully appointed, and the staff were helpful and kind. Highly recommend, and will definitely go back. We were fortunate to have picked "peak week" for the autumn leaves color changes, and saw beauty everywhere we turned.
My wife and I had a great dinner here while staying in Woodstock. The Tavern has a casual atmosphere and great food and service. Dianne engaged us in conversation and took care of us during the meal. We'd definitely visit here again if in Woodstock and would consider staying at the inn.
We thought the property overall was lovely, including the many different quiet seating areas in their spacious lobby. Also a beautiful large real fireplace in main lobby. Our room was merely adequate - tiny bathroom, tight space and dirty windows (unfortunately as fall foliage was at it's peak!) I would not recommend the Red Rooster, one of their onsite restaurants. We had lunch there when we arrived, which was good. For dinner another night, our food NEVER arrived, despite many excuses of that it was just on it's way. We left an hour after ordering.