Discover the Woodstock Market On The Green

April 20th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Market On The GreenEnjoy a quintessential, New England village experience with a visit to the Woodstock Market On The Green. Farm-to-Table produce, handcrafted goods, ice-cream, live music, and a small-town, festival atmosphere. Wednesdays, May 30th through-October 10th, 3pm to 6pm, in downtown Woodstock, VT.

Woodstock, VT is a classic New England village with a charming central square, known as the Village Green. Village greens were once very common. These central grassy spaces were kept open for gatherings, celebrations, as well as grazing and watering livestock. The basic concept of the village green is still with us, we just call them “parks,” now.

The picturesque Woodstock Village Green is a lush, green space surrounded by historic buildings. Centrally located, the Green is just steps away from downtown Woodstock shops and galleries.

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Acres of Sculpture – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

March 26th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Shaw Memorial at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The Shaw Memorial at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
photo: Beth Stiner

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is is New Hampshire’s only national park and, as one of the least-visited parks in the country, apparently somewhat of a secret. Come see what you’ve been missing!

You may not recognize the name of Augustus Saint-Gaudens – but you’ll undoubtedly recognize his work. Saint-Gaudens created over 150 works of art in his lifetime, many of which remain iconic: The Shaw Memorial, Standing Lincoln, the Sherman Monument, the $20 Double Eagle gold piece. The list goes on and on.

Most of these famous pieces can be found in galleries and public spaces around the world … or just a short drive from our Woodstock B&B, in Cornish, NH.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848 – 1907) was an American sculptor primarily known for his Civil War hero monuments. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the sculptor’s home, gardens, and studios. The estate was just his summer home from 1885 to 1897, but became his residence from 1900 until his death in 1907.

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Discover the Vermont Craft Beer Breweries Near Woodstock

March 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont craft beer breweries near WoodstockThe Vermont craft beer scene just keeps growing and evolving. Even though we don’t have any in town just yet, there are plenty of excellent craft breweries near Woodstock, VT.

Last month’s post on the 2018 Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington made us realize we hadn’t checked in on the Woodstock craft beer scene in over a year. A lot can happen in a year, especially when you’re talking about Vermont craft breweries.

One new development was the opening of a new brewery in Killington, VT – the Killington Beer Company. Having a new craft brewery near Woodstock is exciting – especially one so close!

Killington Beer Company, like Killington Ski Area, is less than half an hour from the door of our Woodstock B&B, Deer Brook Inn. The only brewery closer is Long Trail Brewing, 5 minutes up the road in Bridgewater Corners.

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Experience Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018

February 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018March is the month of maple and Vermont is celebrating it this year with the Maple Open House Weekend – March 24th and 25th, 2018. Visit Vermont’s sugarhouses, learn the maple harvest process, and enjoy snacks and samples of pure, delicious, Vermont maple.

Every year, as we move towards spring and the days get warmer, the sap of the sugar maples begins to flow. Maple sugaring time! Taps driven into the trees begin to fill the buckets that hang from them. After that, it is only a matter of time before the sugar houses begin processing the sap and the delectable scent of maple fills the air. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Vermont is the country’s leading producer of maple syrup, producing 40% of the nation’s supply. Our maple sugaring season typically runs from late February to April. Vermont celebrates the harvest every year with various events. Many local farms and communities have their own traditions and festivals throughout the season.

One of the bigger events, held statewide, is the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.

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Don’t Miss The 2018 Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington

February 9th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Vermont Brewers Festival at KillingtonIf you’re a craft beer fan, you do not want to miss the Vermont Brewers Festival at Killington. This special, outdoor festival will feature over 30 exclusive collaboration beers. March 24th, 2018.

The Vermont Brewers Association has been producing the annual Vermont Brewers Festival at Burlington Waterfront Park for 25 years, now. The 26th annual return of the event is scheduled for July 20th and 21st, 2018.

This new event, the Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington is a second, smaller, more intimate event held at the base of Killington’s K-1 Lodge. The one-day event has two sessions – 12-3pm and 4-7pm – featuring more than 30 unique collaboration beers.

While the festival will also offer more than 70 other Vermont craft beers to sample, these exclusive collaboration beers will definitely be the focus. Collaboration beers are when two or more brewers come together to create a brew made unique by the blend of method and vision.

Exclusive, small batch beers like these are a rare treat and offer a unique one-time experience. Many craft beer enthusiasts see festivals like like these as peak beer tasting experiences.

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Have The Time Of Your Life On A Vermont Dog Sledding Tour!

January 26th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Dog Sledding TourLooking for something to new to do this winter that’s a little out of the ordinary? How about a Vermont dog sledding adventure!

Our recent post about all the great winter sports opportunities in the Woodstock area focused primarily on skiing. Down near the bottom, however, we mentioned a less-typical winter pastime: dog sledding!

Dog sledding is an iconic mode of travel for most of us. Something from the past, located in history and the great white wilderness to the North. We’ve heard of the Iditarod and maybe even follow it each year. But how many of us can say we’ve experienced a dog sled ride or even realize we could?

The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Nome, Alaska to experience the thrill of dog sledding. Vermont is home to a number of dog sled tour providers but the one closest to us is Braeburn Siberians. Braeburn Siberians is located just 35 minutes away, in Windsor, VT.

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Treat That Special Someone To A Romantic Woodstock Getaway!

January 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Treat That Special Someone To A Romantic Woodstock Getaway!Woodstock, VT has all the elements you need for the perfect, North Country romantic escape. Covered bridges, wintry woods, sleigh rides, skiing, dining, and more. Plan your romantic Woodstock getaway now!

Woodstock is the quintessential Vermont village. The 18th and 19th-century buildings clustered around our village green, covered bridge in the distance, is picture postcard perfect. You could hardly imagine a more picturesque place to share your affection.

It’s not all just pleasant scenery, either. Downtown Woodstock offers plenty to do, with galleries and fascinating shops like the historic F. H. Gillingham & Sons.

Woodstock also offers a number of excellent dining options. Melaza Bistro‘s Caribbean-meets-Vermont cuisine will spice up any evening and The Prince & The Pauper has long been considered one of Vermont’s finest restaurants. Bentley’s offers drinks and dancing after dark.

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Explore the ShackletonThomas Showroom At Bridgewater Mill

December 22nd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

ShackletonThomas Showroom At Bridgewater MillShackletonThomas is a Vermont based company specializing in artisanal home furnishings collected by such luminaries as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kofi Annan. Their Workshop Store, located at the historic Bridgewater Mill in Bridgewater, VT, is always worth a visit!

We’ve told you about The Mill at Simon Pearce – but that’s not the only iconic showroom in the Woodstock area.

The ShackletonThomas Workshop Store in Bridgewater, VT is housed in the picturesque, 180-year-old Bridgewater Mill. Inside, you will find showroom, Furniture Workshop, and Pottery Studio. Visitors can peruse the exquisite offerings in the showroom as well as watch pieces being handcrafted to life through the windows of the workshop.

ShackletonThomas specializes in making fine handmade furniture, pottery, and accessories the old fashioned way: one by one and with extensive handcrafting. They are one of the few companies of this size in the country that still manufactures goods this way. ShackletonThomas has committed itself to preserving handcrafting traditions out of love and a fear that we are losing our ability to work with our hands.

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Deer Brook Inn – Your Vermont Ski Vacation Headquarters

December 15th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Deer Brook Inn - Your Vermont Ski Vacation HeadquartersNow is the time to plan that first Vermont ski vacation of the New Year! Ring in 2018 on some of Vermont’s best slopes, all easily accessible from our Woodstock, VT B&B.

Woodstock, Vermont is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a Vermont ski vacation home base. Suicide Six, Killington, Okemo, and more are just minutes away. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and fatbiking are all on the menu. You can even go ice-fishing and dog-sledding!

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Kick Off The Holidays at Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2017!

November 17th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2017Kick off the holiday season at Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2017! The 33rd annual return of this beloved event promises a weekend of twinkling lights, historic home tours, a parade, Santa, and so much more! December 8th through the 10th, 2017.

Woodstock, Vermont’s 33rd annual Wassail Weekend is a jam-packed, 3-day event of festive, holiday events and activities. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the festive, old-time atmosphere of Wassail Weekend. In fact it’s one of the area’s most popular seasonal events!

From the Wassail Parade and Christmas at Billings Farm to the annual Holiday House Tour and Messiah Sing, Wassail Weekend has something for everyone. If you love the holiday season – and who doesn’t? – you do not want to miss Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend 2017!

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