Category Archives: Events and Attractions

Bookstock 2019 – The Green Mountain Festival of Words

June 14, 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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Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2019

May 10, 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 19, 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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It’s Almost Time For Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2018!

November 9, 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 2, 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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Northern Stage, Lebanon Opera House, and Weston Playhouse

October 19, 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 21, 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 7, 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 24, 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 4, 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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