The Best Places To Eat in Woodstock VT

June 24th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Best Places To Eat in Woodstock VTOur guests often ask us about places to eat in Woodstock VT. Luckily, the Woodstock area is home to a number of truly excellent restaurants.

Many of the best focus on locally and sustainably-sourced, seasonal, farm-to-table fare. This careful attention to detail helps to provides not just fresh food but a true taste of the region.

Instead of putting together a full list of all the places to eat in Woodstock VT, we decided to focus on some of our and our guests’ local favorites.

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Bookstock 2019 – The Green Mountain Festival of Words

June 14th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Bookstock 2019 The Green Mountain Festival of WordsBookstock, “The Green Mountain Festival of Words,” is the Woodstock, VT’s annual, summer literary festival. The event serves up features more than forty authors and poets of all genres – not to mention book fairs, workshops, and other special events in and around Woodstock village. July 26, 27, & 28, 2019.

Bibliophiles, wordsmiths, poets, and artists alike will find plenty to love at the 11th annual Bookstock Literary Festival. The annual three-day event swells the village with thousands of visitors and special guests. Including lots of best-selling and beloved authors.

Special Guests

A host of nationally and regionally celebrated authors are on the schedule for presentations, workshops, and readings on all three days of the festival.

Like who, you ask?

How about poet laureate of Vermont Chard deNiord, author and Former Governor of Vermont Madeleine Kunin, and “In The Wild” cartoonist Ed Koren, for a start? That’s just 3 of the more than 40 authors, poets, and other literary luminaries who will be in attendance at Bookstock 2019.

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Vermont Toy Museum, Antique Mall, and More at Quechee Gorge Village

May 27th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Toy Museum at Quechee Gorge VillageIf you enjoy browsing antiques and curiosities, you’ll be happy to know there are a number of opportunities near our Woodstock VT bed and breakfast. The Vermont Antique Mall and Vermont Toy Museum at Quechee Gorge Village are two excellent examples.

Fans of antiques and collectibles know how exciting it is to hunt for rare finds in a new area and Vermont has plenty to offer the antique seeker. The Vermont Antique Trail bears this out, with a list of shops up and down the state.

One of the stops on the trail, The Vermont Antique Mall, is just down the road from us at Quechee Gorge Village.

The Vermont Antique Mall

The Vermont Antique Mall offers some 17,000 square feet of antiques, jewelry, and other curiosities.

With over 450 booths of vintage collectibles to peruse, you could be excused for feeling overwhelmed – but worry not! The mall is staffed with knowledgeable, friendly folks who are happy to help locate the treasures you seek.

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Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2019

May 10th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2019June is just around the corner (if you can believe it) and that means it’s almost time for Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2019! This year’s event is set to kick off from the Suicide Six Ski Area at 8:15 am, on June 2nd, 2019.

The Covered Bridges Half Marathon is a popular, annual race that takes runners through open farmland, along the Ottauquechee River. The point-to-point, 13.1 mile, USATF-certified course runs eastward from Suicide Six Ski Area to the Quechee Polo Field.

The race gets its name from three covered bridges that make up part of the course: Middle Covered Bridge, Taftsville Covered Bridge, and Quechee Covered Bridge. (learn more about the area’s 7 covered bridges)

The Woodstock area sees some of its best weather of the year in June. Covered Bridges race day, which is always the first Sunday of June, sees an average high of 73ºF – beautiful!

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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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