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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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Come Shop the Woodstock Market On The Green

April 20, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Market On The GreenEnjoy a quintessential, New England village experience with a visit to the Woodstock Market On The Green. Farm-to-Table produce, handcrafted goods, ice-cream, live music, and a small-town, festival atmosphere. Wednesdays, May 30th through-October 10th, 3pm to 6pm, in downtown Woodstock, VT.

Woodstock, VT is a classic New England village with a charming central square, known as the Village Green. Village greens were once very common. These central grassy spaces were kept open for gatherings, celebrations, as well as grazing and watering livestock. The basic concept of the village green is still with us, we just call them “parks,” now.

The picturesque Woodstock Village Green is a lush, green space surrounded by historic buildings. Centrally located, the Green is just steps away from downtown Woodstock shops and galleries.

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Acres of Sculpture – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

March 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Shaw Memorial at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The Shaw Memorial at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
photo: Beth Stiner

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is is New Hampshire’s only national park and, as one of the least-visited parks in the country, apparently somewhat of a secret. Come see what you’ve been missing!

You may not recognize the name of Augustus Saint-Gaudens – but you’ll undoubtedly recognize his work. Saint-Gaudens created over 150 works of art in his lifetime, many of which remain iconic: The Shaw Memorial, Standing Lincoln, the Sherman Monument, the $20 Double Eagle gold piece. The list goes on and on.

Most of these famous pieces can be found in galleries and public spaces around the world … or just a short drive from our Woodstock B&B, in Cornish, NH.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848 – 1907) was an American sculptor primarily known for his Civil War hero monuments. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the sculptor’s home, gardens, and studios. The estate was just his summer home from 1885 to 1897, but became his residence from 1900 until his death in 1907.

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Discover the Vermont Craft Beer Breweries Near Woodstock

March 16, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont craft beer breweries near WoodstockThe Vermont craft beer scene just keeps growing and evolving. Even though we don’t have any in town just yet, there are plenty of excellent craft breweries near Woodstock, VT.

Last month’s post on the 2018 Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington made us realize we hadn’t checked in on the Woodstock craft beer scene in over a year. A lot can happen in a year, especially when you’re talking about Vermont craft breweries.

One new development was the opening of a new brewery in Killington, VT – the Killington Beer Company. Having a new craft brewery near Woodstock is exciting – especially one so close!

Killington Beer Company, like Killington Ski Area, is less than half an hour from the door of our Woodstock B&B, Deer Brook Inn. The only brewery closer is Long Trail Brewing, 5 minutes up the road in Bridgewater Corners.

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Experience Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018

February 16, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2018March is the month of maple and Vermont is celebrating it this year with the Maple Open House Weekend – March 24th and 25th, 2018. Visit Vermont’s sugarhouses, learn the maple harvest process, and enjoy snacks and samples of pure, delicious, Vermont maple.

Every year, as we move towards spring and the days get warmer, the sap of the sugar maples begins to flow. Maple sugaring time! Taps driven into the trees begin to fill the buckets that hang from them. After that, it is only a matter of time before the sugar houses begin processing the sap and the delectable scent of maple fills the air. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Vermont is the country’s leading producer of maple syrup, producing 40% of the nation’s supply. Our maple sugaring season typically runs from late February to April. Vermont celebrates the harvest every year with various events. Many local farms and communities have their own traditions and festivals throughout the season.

One of the bigger events, held statewide, is the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend.

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Don’t Miss The 2018 Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington

February 9, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Vermont Brewers Festival at KillingtonIf you’re a craft beer fan, you do not want to miss the Vermont Brewers Festival at Killington. This special, outdoor festival will feature over 30 exclusive collaboration beers. March 24th, 2018.

The Vermont Brewers Association has been producing the annual Vermont Brewers Festival at Burlington Waterfront Park for 25 years, now. The 26th annual return of the event is scheduled for July 20th and 21st, 2018.

This new event, the Vermont Brewers Festival At Killington is a second, smaller, more intimate event held at the base of Killington’s K-1 Lodge. The one-day event has two sessions – 12-3pm and 4-7pm – featuring more than 30 unique collaboration beers.

While the festival will also offer more than 70 other Vermont craft beers to sample, these exclusive collaboration beers will definitely be the focus. Collaboration beers are when two or more brewers come together to create a brew made unique by the blend of method and vision.

Exclusive, small batch beers like these are a rare treat and offer a unique one-time experience. Many craft beer enthusiasts see festivals like like these as peak beer tasting experiences.

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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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See The Fall Foliage Spectacular at Quechee Gorge!

September 15, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Quechee Gorge Fall FoliageAutumn is just around the corner and with it comes leaf-peeping season. Vermont is known for its gorgeous fall foliage. That’s no truer anywhere in the state than at Quechee Gorge State Park.

Is there anything more gorgeous than autumn In Vermont? Stunning reds, golds, browns, oranges, and every other iteration of tone in between interspersed with green. Add quiet country roads, quaint covered bridges, and good, earnest people and you’ve got a fall foliage lover’s paradise.

There are an endless number of Vermont drives, hikes, and bike trails a person could explore during this (or virtually any) time of year but one of the first that comes to mind is Quechee Gorge.

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Get Set for the 2017 Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival!

August 11, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival 2017The lively, two-day, 2017 Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival returns to Plymouth Notch and the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site this Labor Day Weekend – September 2nd and 3rd, 2017.

The Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival is one of the top ten fall events here in the Woodstock area. The festival, which celebrates its 13th year in 2017, has become a local Labor Day Weekend tradition.

Plymouth’s annual folk and blues festival always attracts some of the best regional and even national talent. This year’s festival line-up includes Hungrytown, Dupont Brothers, Bow Thayer, Eric French, Alastair Moock, Danielle Miraglia, and Jay Ottaway. People come from all around every year to enjoy live roots music in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch. You should, too!

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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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