Visit Woodstock History Center On Wassail Weekend – Or Any Time!

November 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit the Woodstock History Center!The Woodstock History Center will play an active role during the upcoming Wassail Weekend – but visitors to the area should stop by the center no matter what time of year!

Woodstock, Vermont has a colorful and fascinating history and you can discover it in depth at the Woodstock History Center. The Woodstock History Center includes the Dana House Museum, a research library, a photograph/document archive, and an heirloom perennial garden.

A visit to the Woodstock History Center museum will take you back in time when you step through the front door. The first floor replicates the home of a nineteenth-century village merchant. You’ll marvel at the kitchen’s original bee-hive oven and the furnishings in the Victorian and Federal-style parlors.

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Come Out and Celebrate Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2016!

November 18th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2016Come out to Woodstock, Vermont and help celebrate the 33rd annual Woodstock Wassail Weekend! December 9th through the 11th, 2016!

The Woodstock Wassail Weekend is a holiday tradition that sees town come to life with festive holiday events and attractions the second weekend of every December. The weekend’s nonstop schedule includes a parade, concerts, craft fairs, holiday house tour, and much more.

Woodstock’s old-world charm is undeniable, no matter the season. Being in Woodstock for the holidays, however, takes the town’s delightful ambiance to new heights – and that’s the Woodstock Wassail Weekend to a ‘t’!

The weekend has plenty to keep you entertained morning, noon, and night. The highlight, htough, has to be the Equestrian Parade, put together by the High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. More than fifty horses and riders, dressed up in 19th century period clothing, make up the core of this wonderful parade. Also known as the Wassail Parade, this annual event begins after lunch on Saturday and runs all through downtown Woodstock.

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Discover Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

October 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

The George Perkins Marsh Home

Woodstock, Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers hiking, skiing, boating, mansion tours, and the history of land conservation in America. The park contains the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is named after four like-minded people: George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings, Mary French Rockefeller, and Laurence Spelman Rockefeller.

George Perkins Marsh is considered to be one of America’s first environmentalists and conservationists, if not the first. His boyhood home is preserved in the park and it is here that the seeds of his environmental concerns first took root.

Frederick Billings was a Vermont lawyer and real estate developer who purchased the Marsh estate in 1869. Billings was a follower of Marsh’s theories on conservation. During his time in Woodstock, he was instrumental in reforesting much of the area. The Billings Farm and Museum across from the park serves as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. You should definitely visit it if you can.

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Visit Plymouth Notch and the President Calvin Coolidge Homestead

October 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

President Calvin Coolidge HomesteadThe President Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, VT is one of the best preserved presidential birthplaces in the nation. This rural Vermont village has remained virtually unchanged since the early 1900s!

Plymouth Notch is the birthplace and boyhood home of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. The Calvin Coolidge Homestead District encompasses most of Plymouth Notch.

Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch in 1872. He was sworn in as President here, too in 1923. The Plymouth Notch Historic District contains Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace and homestead as well as the homes of family and neighbors. The 1924 Summer White House office is here and you can visit the President’s gravesite in the town cemetery.

Other buildings include a church, general store, and a one-room schoolhouse, and the still operating Plymouth Cheese Factory. You can also visit the Aldrich House and the Wilder House and barns.

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Get A Taste of History At The Plymouth Cheese Factory!

September 23rd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Plymouth Cheese FactoryVisit the second oldest cheese-maker in the U.S., the Plymouth Cheese Factory in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, for a tour, onsite museum, and – of course! – cheese samples!

The Plymouth Cheese Factory in Plymouth Notch opened over one hundred years ago, in 1890. The factory was started by John Coolidge, the father of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, and continues to make cheese to this day.

It is said that Julia Child considered Plymouth Cheese her favorite – and who can blame her! The cheese-making tradition of Plymouth Cheese Factory goes back well over 125 years to a recipe that arrived with the first European settlers to the New World. Of course, the process has changed somewhat over the years but they still craft, cut, and wax their cheeses by hand.

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Attend the 2016 Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest

September 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

plymouthNotchAntiqueAppleFestVisit the birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge and sample rare, antique apple varieties at the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest: October 1, 2016!

If you investigate the history of apples you’ll discover there used to be hundreds of varieties. Apples of wildly differing shapes and colors, stripes, spots, and unfamiliar names.

So, where did they all go?

Mostly, they died out in favor of uniformity for mass marketing. Despite this, many fine heirloom apple varieties still exist, including right here in Plymouth Notch!

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March 4th, 2016 by Deer Brook Inn

New owners.
New vision.
New look.
New amenities.
New technology.
New twist on hospitality!

Spring 2016 is bringing more to Deer Brook than yellow daffodils and red tulips.
New color is popping up everywhere—inside as well! Veteran innkeeper Phil Jenkins and family purchased Deer Brook mid-March and renovations are underway.

A rebirth of Deer Brook is truly in play.

  • Smart and savvy new interiors
  • Updated guest rooms with fluffy duvets and dazzling new colors
  • Sparkling new exterior and creative landscaping
  • Fiber optic technology for super fast Internet and yes, TV service
  • Guest-centric and fun new owners await your arrival soon!

A fresh new website is under construction as well as a fully automated reservation system.

The rebirth for you begins August 1.

We’ll be movin’ and shakin’ during April, May, June and July to welcome you back.

BOOK NOW to experience the new Deer Brook Inn.

Stay tuned for fun in-progress photos to show you soon!

Vermont Will Win Your Heart!

January 28th, 2016 by Deer Brook Inn

Hard to believe it is February already. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Bring your significant other to Vermont for the holiday. But be careful, your heart may be stolen by another——-Vermont!!!!! Presidents Week is coming as well. Just sayin’!!!!!

birds looking for seeds

birds looking for seeds


Before You Know It…….

October 27th, 2015 by Deer Brook Inn

Before you know it the snow will fly. Before you know it you will be scraping your windshield, shoveling your walk, raking your roof. You get the picture. December is also a great time to get away before the craziness of the holiday. Come sit by our fireplace, read a book, relax. You will be counting the shopping days before you know it. Give us a call. Your room is waiting.

sit by the fire and relax..

sit by the fire and relax..

birds looking for seeds

birds looking for seeds

Spring Into Vermont

May 1st, 2015 by Deer Brook Inn

Spring comes to Vermont a little later than most other places. But finally it appears to have arrived in the Green Mountain State. True to its name, the state is finally turning green. There is nothing like the fresh air of spring and the color palette of early spring flowers. Time to think about getting a break from your routine. Come on up to Vermont and relax!DSCF0136