2 Days in Woodstock, Vermont
We just returned from spending a weekend in Woodstock, and I am excited to share all about it! Are you considering a trip to Vermont? I love exploring the charming towns and cities of New England, and driving through the state of Vermont during autumn seemed like the loveliest idea, so Woodstock was an easy choice for us!
Crossing covered bridges, tasting Vermont’s famous maple syrup, and seeing the magical colors of fall – that’s what Autumn in Vermont is all about! We came back from Vermont in love, so here is what we did, where we stayed, and what you can expect to see if you go!
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Woodstock – The perfect New England weekend getaway destination.
Where is Woodstock, VT?
Woodstock is located in the state of Vermont, in the New England area of the country.
How far is Woodstock?
The trip from New York City to the town of Woodstock is around 250 miles (402 km) via I-95 and I-91. The drive took us a little over 4 hours, with normal driving conditions and very little traffic on a Friday morning. If you are visiting Woodstock from Boston, the trip is 140 miles (225 km). Woodstock’s location makes it a perfect weekend destination.
Which airport is best for Woodstock?
Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB) is 16 miles from Woodstock, a 25 minute drive.
Burlington International Airport (BTV) is 87 miles from Woodstock, a 1+ hour drive.
Another option is to fly into Albany International Airport (ALB), and drive a little over 100 miles to Woodstock. If you enjoy exploring by car, I would suggest to fly into Boston Logan Airport (BOS) or any of New York City’s airports, and drive up to Vermont.
Why visit Woodstock, Vermont?
Woodstock is incredibly precious all year round! Vermont is also a destination for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, so if you find yourself in Killington Ski Resort, the biggest ski resort in Vermont, I highly recommend adding a stop to Woodstock to your trip (a 30 minute drive).
Where to stay in Woodstock VT?
We stayed at the wonderful and historic Woodstock Inn & Resort, located just steps from the village of Woodstock. Staying at this resort had been on my bucket-list for years, and although snow is typically expected during the month of November, we enjoyed temperatures in the high 60s all weekend long!
The Woodstock Inn is a New England gem that has been cherished for decades. The original property, Richardson’s Tavern, was built in 1793 and renamed The Eagle Hotel in 1830. Years later, during the tourism boom of the mid-19th century, the new Woodstock Inn was built on the tavern’s original site, quickly becoming Vermont’s first winter-sports center for tourists.
The Red Rooster – Woodstock Inn’s Restaurant
After an afternoon exploring the village of Woodstock, we headed back to the hotel for dinner at the Red Rooster, a restaurant located inside the resort. The drinks we ordered were excellent, Bees Knees and the seasonal Woodstock Warmer. I recommend starting with their beet & apple salad (with mint and yogurt dressing!) or the autumn squash soup, and having the prime ribeye as the main course. Don’t forget to order dessert, the pumpkin cremeux and the maplewood orchard were both delicious.
The Woodstock Inn has been beautifully preserved thanks to the Rockefeller’s generosity and a major renovation that took place in 1967 to modernize the property.
Laurance Rockefeller was a conservationist interested in creating eco-friendly resorts, including the Woodstock Inn in Vermont, and properties in Hawaii, and Wyoming.
How many rooms does the Woodstock Inn have?
The Woodstock Inn has 142 elegant rooms and suites that embrace Vermont’s style.
The Woodstock Inn warmly welcomes dogs and has pet-friendly rooms, so we brought our two elder pups with us on this vacation. 🙂
What to do in Woodstock?
Woodstock, one of the most beautiful towns in North America.
Visit a Covered Bridge
Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, more than any other U.S. state! The majority of these bridges were constructed during the mid and late 19th Century. While visiting Woodstock you can explore Middle Covered Bridge, one of the most picturesque covered bridges in Vermont, located across the street from the Woodstock Inn! Other covered bridges near Woodstock include Taftsville Covered Bridge, Lincoln Covered Bridge, and Quechee Covered Bridge.
Shop at Local Stores
During our walk around the village of Woodstock, we stopped at as many local shops as I could! I love buying unique gifts to bring back home, and I bought a cheese board, the cutest red jar for serving maple syrup, Christmas decorations made by local artisans, holiday cards, and magnets! Be sure to stop by F.H. Gillingham & Sons, a New England general store that has been in business for over 130 years, selling everything from jams and maple syrup, to clothing and toys. Visiting their store was like stepping back in time!
Sample Maple Syrup & Cheddar Cheese
We also enjoyed Maple Creemees, a Northern staple made with local Vermont maple syrup at Woodstock Scoops, the local ice-cream shop!
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