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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Vermont Golf Courses Near Our Woodstock B&B

August 24th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Golf Courses Near Our Woodstock InnHoping to get some time in on the links during your Woodstock getaway? Great idea! Deer Brook Inn is near a number of popular public, Vermont golf courses.

You’ll never run out of fun things to do and see in the Woodstock, VT area. We’re surrounded by historic sites, covered bridges, stunning scenery, shops, galleries, restaurants, and more.

When it comes to Vermont golf courses, we have one of the best in the state, right here in Woodstock! Woodstock Country Club Golf Course, just down the road from our Vermont B&B, was named the #3 Top Golf Course in New England by Golf Advisor. It was also called one of the world’s “top 100 golf resorts” by Golf Magazine. Well, what do you expect from a course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr?

Woodstock Country Club isn’t the only course in the area, however! Below is a short list of public Vermont golf courses within easy driving distance of our Woodstock B&B.

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Don’t Miss Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018!

August 4th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2018, at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, VT is coming up! Labor Day Weekend, September 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival is an annual, two-day series of concerts held each year on Labor Day weekend. The event is free to attend and held in the open air on the grounds of the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site.

2018 marks the 14th year for the festival and, once again, the lineup includes a selection of both regional and national performers.

This year will see Julia Mark, Seth Adam, Cricket Blue, Alice Howe, and Dan Weber. Jay Ottaway and the Ramble return this year both as performers at the festival and as hosts of the Saturday Night Jam Session in Bridgewater, VT.

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Always Something Fun To Do at Billings Farm & Museum

July 13th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Billings Farm & MuseumBallet performances and film screenings may be unexpected at a “working dairy farm and historic house museum” but you’ll find both – and more – this August at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, VT!

Billings Farm & Museum is well known as both a Woodstock dairy farm and house museum. No one is that surprised to learn about its prize-winning Jersey cows, draft horses, sheep, and delicious, 100% raw-milk cheddar cheese. Folks come from all around to get a sense of life in the 1890’s and a taste of rural Vermont’s undying spirit.

The historic farm was established in 1871 and continues to practice 19th century land stewardship traditions. The restored Billings Farm house and barns contain exhibits that illustrate what life was like in the 1890’s.

But that’s not all you’ll find at Billings Farm & Museum!

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The Pentangle Arts 2018 Brown Bag Concert Series

July 6th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Pentangle Arts 2018 Brown Bag Concert SeriesLooking for a fun and inexpensive way to liven up a Friday evening? How about an evening of food, drink, and FREE live music at a Pentangle Arts Brown Bag Concert! Brown Bag Concerts are held Fridays, 5:30pm, July 13th through August 31st, on the Woodstock History Center back lawn.

Pentangle Arts Brawn Bag Concerts are an annual series of free live music performances in Woodstock, VT. Area residents and visitors have been enjoyed the summer concert series for over 35 years, now!

The concert series is called “brown bag” because, although they’re free, donations for the Woodstock Food Shelf are encouraged. Fill a brown paper bag with canned food, pasta, oatmeal, or what have you to one of the concerts, and know that it goes to fight hunger. They even give away brown bags at the shows so you can take it home and fill it for the next show.

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Vermont Float Trips Down The Connecticut River

June 23rd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Float Trips - couple in kayaks on the waterSummer is here and the weather is gorgeous. If you’re looking for a way to get out into the great outdoors then you’ll enjoy one of the variety of Vermont float trips offered by Great River Outfitters in Windsor, VT!

Vermont float trips are a wonderful way to get outside and soak up all that fresh air and sun. There’s just something truly magical about being out on the water. All the natural beauty, wildlife, and picturesque scenery. Float trips allow you the option of a good workout or sitting back and letting the current do all the work. Plus, since you’re on the water, it’s easy to keep from overheating even during the hottest summer day.

Great River Outfitters is a local outdoor adventure outfitting company out of Windsor, VT. They offer a variety of both guided and self-guided Vermont float trips for all ages and skill levels. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, river tubing, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) are all on the menu.

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Killington Music Festival Classical Concert Series 2018

June 4th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Killington Music Festival Classical Concert Series 2018Killington Music Festival 2018 marks the 36th year of internationally renowned musicians performing in the annual Classical Concert Series. This year’s performances are scheduled to take place Saturdays, 7pm, between June 30th and July 28th, 2018.

Killington Music Festival is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Every summer, musicians come to the area to play a series of chamber music concerts at Killington’s Ramshead Lodge.

Listening to these amazingly talented classical musicians before a sweeping backdrop of the Green Mountains is a sublime experience.

The Killington Music Festival is not just concerts but also a five-week residency program. Aspiring young musicians from places like the Juilliard School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music come for an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal, and performance.

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