Vermont Snowmobile Tours & Woodstock Snow Sculpture Festival 2019

January 19th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Snowmobiling ToursAh, winter in Vermont: a great time to visit with plenty to do and see. Vermont snowmobile tours offer a fun and exciting – or even relaxing – way to get out and experience our lovely state’s winter woods!

Snowmobiling is often thought of as a high-speed adventure through deep drifts and over lumpy moguls. While that can certainly be a lot of fun, not all snowmobile experiences have to be that way.

If you’ve never ridden on a snowmobile, you really should. They’re a bit like a cross between a sled and a motorcycle. Now how can that not be a good time?

Luckily, Vermont snowmobile tours are available just ten minutes away from Deer Brook Inn, our Woodstock, Vermont B&B!

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February Means Fun at Suicide Six Ski Area

January 7th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Suicide Six Ski AreaFebruary is a great time to visit Woodstock, VT – especially if you’re looking to ski. Suicide Six Ski Area is putting on a host of special events in February, including the longest running ski race in North America: The FISK Trophy Race!

It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote about all the great skiing opportunities near our Woodstock, VT B&B. Each has it’s own draw – but did you know that one of them has the distinction of being home to the very first ski lift in the country? It’s also one of the country’s oldest ski resorts: Suicide Six Ski Area!

Suicide Six opened in 1936 … two years after installing America’s first rope tow, which was powered by a Model T Ford engine. A year later, in 1937, they held the first FISK Trophy Race, which has gone on to become North America’s longest running ski race.

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Get Out On A Vermont Dog Sled Adventure!

December 21st, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Dog Sled AdventureIf you love dogs, snow, and the great outdoors, then you’ll have the experience of a lifetime on a Vermont dog sled adventure!

Last post, we talked about the all the amazing Vermont skiing opportunities. This time around, we’re here to tell you that skiing isn’t the only way to get out into Vermont’s winter wonderland. Not by a long shot!

Along with skiing, Vermont also offers many opportunities for snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides, and fatbiking. One last winter sport that you don’t hear a lot about – but that is an amazing experience – is dog sledding.

Hearing “dog sled,” one’s mind tends to go to Alaska’s legendary Iditarod race. That, or perhaps to an abstract vision of some lone trapper mushing dogs through a blizzard in the frozen north. Wouldn’t it be great if, from now on when you hear “dog sled,” you could think of your own experience aboard one?

What many folks don’t realize is, you don’t have to go to Alaska or back in time to enjoy a dog sledding experience. In fact, Vermont is home to a number of dog sled tour companies, including one quite near our Woodstock VT B&B!

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Plan Your Vermont Ski Getaway Today!

December 15th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Deer Brook Inn - your Vermont ski vacation headquartersVermont is a winter wonderland for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog-sledding, and more. Our Woodstock, VT B&B, Deer Brook Inn, is near a number of excellent ski-areas and would love to be home base for your Vermont ski getaway!

Vermont is a winter sports paradise. Our state has 20 downhill ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers, and more than 7,300 acres of alpine terrain. Add in ice-skating, showshoeing, dog sledding – even fatbiking – and there’s no end to the ways you can get out and play in the snow here!

Why, in just the Woodstock area alone, we have Suicide Six, Killington, Okemo, and many others just minutes away! Best of all, the Woodstock area also offers shopping, dining, and site-seeing opportunities for when you’re not on the slopes.

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It’s Almost Time For Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018!

November 9th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018Come out to a winter wonderland of fun during Vermont’s Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018. The 34th annual return of this popular event is scheduled for December 7th to the 9th, 2018.

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018 is 3 days of holiday events and activities and one of the area’s most popular celebrations. Visitors come from all over to enjoy Wassail Weekend.

This year’s nonstop schedule of fun includes multiple concerts, film screenings, a holiday house tour, parade, and much more. Woodstock is often referred to as one of America’s prettiest small towns. This is doubly true during the holiday season and especially so during Woodstock Wassail Weekend.

Come out and see for yourself!

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The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2018 at Killington

November 2nd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2018It’s almost Killington Cup time! The fastest female ski racers in the world are coming to Killington Ski Area for the third year in a row to battle it out during Alpine Ski World Cup 2018. Slalom, giant slalom, fireworks, parades, movie screenings, live music, and so much more. November 23rd through the 25th, 2018.

Thanksgiving weekend will never be the same after these last three years of exciting, Alpine Ski World Cup racing. 2016 marked 38 years since Vermont had the honor of hosting an Alpine Ski World Cup. Now, after two amazing years in a row, the third and final (for the moment, at least) event is almost upon us.

2016 and 2017’s Alpine Ski World Cup events at Killington attracted upwards of 30,000 spectators to the area. The 2018 races should see similar – if not even larger – crowds. And why not?

The Killington Cup is the biggest ski racing event on the East coast and general admission is FREE. Who wouldn’t want to watch as 100 of the world’s fastest women ski racers challenge each other and themselves on Killington’s peerless slopes?

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is also a lively weekend festival that includes fireworks, parades, 2 movie premiers, and 4 live concerts. Teton Gravity Research will premier its film Far Out on Friday, the 23rd. Warren Miller’s Face of Winter will be screened on Saturday, the 4th. Musicians for this year’s event include Michael Franti, Paul Oakenfold, KT Tunstall, and Guster.

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Vermont Fall Foliage and Covered Bridges Near Woodstock

October 26th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont fall foliage and covered bridgesWe’re nearing the end of the season of the peak for Vermont fall foliage but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still beautiful out there, especially with all the wonderful covered bridges in our neck of the woods!

One of the nicest things about the Woodstock, Vermont area is that it’s always scenic. Even the worst days of weather have a hard time spoiling the view. Some say it’s the gently rolling countryside that makes the area so picturesque. Others point out our historic and friendly communities. Then, of course, there are the area’s numerous covered bridges.

We tend to see the area’s beauty as a combination of all these things and more – but those covered bridges are really neat looking, aren’t they? This is especially true when they’re surrounded by Vermont fall foliage.

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Northern Stage, Lebanon Opera House, and Weston Playhouse

October 19th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Northern Stage and Lebanon Opera HouseIf you’re a fan of live entertainment, you’ll be thrilled to hear that our Woodstock, Vermont B&B is within easy distance of two celebrated theaters – The Northern Stage and Lebanon Opera House!

One of the very best things about our beautiful, little corner of Vermont is that, even though it seems quiet and remote, we’re not far away from a variety of world class, live entertainment.

Northern Stage, Lebanon Opera House, and Weston Playhouse are all within easy reach of our little neck of the woods. That’s a lot of high-quality, live entertainment on tap to choose from!

Whenever you’re in the Woodstock area and looking for a lively performance to brighten your day, be sure to check and see what’s coming up on their collective schedules.

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Vermont Cheese Trail Stops Near Our Woodstock VT Inn

September 21st, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

person stacking cheese wheelsSpend a day exploring local cheesemakers on the Vermont Cheese Trail! The Vermont Cheese Trail has 50 stops spanning from the Canadian border down to Massachusetts, with many stops of the Vermont Cheese Trail located within in an hour’s drive from Deer Brook Inn.

Below we’ve highlighted theses nearby makers that have tours, farm stands and/or retail shops that are open to the public.

There are many more makers that welcome visitors with appointments as well, view the Vermont Cheese Trail Map to explore ALL of the Vermont Cheese Council members.

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Vermont Institute of Natural Science Plein Air Painting Festival

September 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Institute of Natural Science en Plein Air Painting Festival 2018The Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s 4th annual en Plein Air Painting Festival is scheduled for September 29th through October 5th, 2018. Join in the fun with your own palette or buy an original work of art at the resulting sale!

Plein Air painting is a style that emerged in the mid-1800’s, after the introduction paint tubes and the box easel. Painting was suddenly a much more portable practice and the Plein Air movement was on.

What is “en Plein Air?”

“en Plein Air” is a French term meaning “in the open air” – and that’s what plein air painting is all about. Plein Air painting is done outside and, perhaps more importantly, against the changing of the light. This race against time and the movement of the light imbues the work with a sense of energy and excitement. Plein Air painting was an important component of impressionism and practiced by influential artists like Renoir, Pissarro, and Monet.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) en Plein Air Painting Festival celebrates the Ottauquechee River watershed. Painters come from all over to paint in celebration of the area’s remarkable beauty – and you can join them!

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