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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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Vermont Float Trips Down The Connecticut River

June 23, 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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Deer Brook Inn – Your Vermont Ski Vacation Headquarters

December 15, 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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Discover What’s On Stage At The Lebanon Opera House

September 22, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Lebanon Opera House, in Lebanon, NHThe Lebanon Opera House, in Lebanon, NH, is a community-based theater that regularly brings world-class acts to the Woodstock area. The current schedule includes such big names as Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, The Russian Grand Ballet, Rusted Root, and many more!

With our country roads, covered bridges, and quaint towns, one could be excused for thinking a game of checkers might be the height of entertainment for the area – but you’d be wrong.

In fact, one of the best things about our quiet, little corner of Vermont is that we don’t have to go very far to experience world class entertainment. Thanks to wonderful establishments like the Northern Stage, The Weston Playhouse, and Lebanon Opera House, there are always live performances to inspire, educate, and entertain.

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Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival 2017

August 25, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival 2017The Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival is an annual opportunity to shop for handmade furniture and other wood products with live music, demonstrations, and good local food. September 23rd and 24th, 2017 at the Billings Farm & Museum.

The annual Vermont Woodworking and Forest Festival combines the beauty of handmade wood items with the wonder of the natural world. Not only will you be able to meet Vermont wood artisans while shopping for unique, handcrafted items, you’ll also enjoy forest tours, hands-on activities, and more.

Vendors will be on hand both days with their one-of-a-kind items. Wood carvings, cutting boards, turned bowls, jewelry, puzzles, boxes, toys, furniture and so much more! You’ll also witness modern and traditional lathe turning techniques by professional wood turners. The festival is a great chance to get an early start on your holiday shopping.

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Woodstock Vermont’s 9th Annual Bookstock Literary Festival!

July 8, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Bookstock Literary Festival 2017Bookstock Literary Festival is three days of workshops, readings, book sales, live entertainment, and much more! July 28 – 30, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont.

The 9th annual Bookstock Literary Festival once again brings a host of poets, novelists, historians, journalists, memoirists, and other writers to our historic village for a weekend of literary appreciation. Nationally recognized authors will give presentations, workshops, and readings throughout the event.

The list of participating writers for 2017 reads like a who’s who of the literary world. Poets Benjamin Aleshire, Laura Foley, Pamela Harrison, April Ossmann, and Elizabeth Powell will be on hand. So, too will fiction writers Jean Hanff Korenlitz and Roland Merullo. Nonfiction writers Jabari Asim, Bruce Coffin, and Sarah Prager will also be in attendance – but that’s hardly the full compliment!

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The 2017 Cooler in the Mountains Summer Concert Series

June 19, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Cooler in the Mountains 2017 The Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series is 8 free outdoor concerts held throughout the summer at the Killington Resort Snowshed Base Area. The series regularly features big names from the national music scene and this year is no exception. July 15th through September 2nd, 2017.

Nothing says summer in the Woodstock, VT area like the Cooler In the Mountains concert series. 8 summer Saturdays of free top national acts on an outdoor stage at beautiful Killington Resort. Who could ask for more?

Concerts are scheduled to begin at 3:30pm and often run concurrently with other major events. The first concert, for example, occurs on July 16 in conjunction with the Killington Wine Festival.

Cooler in the Mountains concerts are free, festive, family-friendly events that draw thousands to the area. People come from all over to enjoy the festive atmosphere, great music, great weather, and happy crowds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the show.

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Killington Wine Festival Weekend!

June 5, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Killington Wine Festival Weekend 2017The 16th annual Killington Wine Festival Weekend is just weeks away. If you enjoy fine wine and the beautiful scenery of Vermont’s Green Mountains, you won’t want to miss it! Wine tastings, pairing dinners, concerts, and more: July 14th through the 16th, 2017.

The Killington Wine Festival Weekend has become one of the Woodstock region’s annual traditions. The event is held each year atop Killington Peak, one of Vermont’s tallest mountains. It’s also home to Killington Ski Resort, the largest ski and mountain bike resort on the east coast.

Attendees to the event enjoy fine wines from around the world, as well as Vermont-made spirits and specialty foods. 30+ wineries and wine suppliers will be on hand with wines ranging from crisp, light whites to deep, full-bodied reds – and everything in between!

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Get Out and About On a Vermont Covered Bridges Driving Tour!

April 14, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Vermont Covered Bridges Driving TourVermont is known for its covered bridges, boasting more than 100 of them, big and small. The Woodstock area is no exception. Consequently, it’s very easy to plan out and enjoy a covered bridges driving tour with our Woodstock B&B as your home base!

The covered bridges of Vermont are picturesque and often historic masterpieces of Yankee ingenuity. Their beauty naturally draws the eye – and the curious! Getting out on a covered bridges driving tour in Vermont is a wonderful way to spend the day and, in many parts of the state, incredibly easy, too.

Woodstock, VT is not only surrounded by covered bridges, we even have a couple right here in town! As a result, we’ve created a list of covered bridges within an hour of our Vermont B&B. A list that includes the longest two-span covered bridge in the world: the Windsor-Cornish Bridge!

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Sample Maple On A Tour Of Woodstock, Vermont’s Sugarbush Farm!

March 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Vermont's Sugarbush FarmSugarbush Farm, in Woodstock, VT, is famous for its delicious, locally made cheeses, maple syrup, preserves, and more. Come take a tour and enjoy samples of their farm-fresh fare!

Last post we discussed maple sugaring time and the Maple Madness event that takes place in Woodstock near the end of March. Another great way to celebrate spring’s sweet harvest is with a visit to a family farm known for its pure Vermont maple syrup?

Sugarbush Farm is a 550-acre, fourth-generation family farm located right here in Woodstock, VT. The farm has been run by the same family since 1945. In 1995, they were honored by the American Cheese Society with a blue ribbon for the best smoked cheese in the country.

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