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

May 27, 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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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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Have The Time Of Your Life On A Vermont Dogsledding Tour!

January 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Vermont Dogsledding TourLooking for something to new to do this winter that’s a little out of the ordinary? How about a Vermont dogsledding adventure!

Our recent post about all the great winter sports opportunities in the Woodstock area focused primarily on skiing. Down near the bottom, however, we mentioned a less-typical winter pastime: dogsledding!

Dogsledding is an iconic mode of travel for most of us. Something from the past, located in history and the great white wilderness to the North. We’ve heard of the Iditarod and maybe even follow it each year. But how many of us can say we’ve experienced a dog sled ride or even realize we could?

The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Nome, Alaska to experience the thrill of dog sledding. Vermont is home to a number of dog sled tour providers but the one closest to us is Braeburn Siberians. Braeburn Siberians is located just 35 minutes away, in Windsor, VT.

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Discover Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

October 28, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

The George Perkins Marsh Home

Woodstock, Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers hiking, skiing, boating, mansion tours, and the history of land conservation in America. The park contains the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is named after four like-minded people: George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings, Mary French Rockefeller, and Laurence Spelman Rockefeller.

George Perkins Marsh is considered to be one of America’s first environmentalists and conservationists, if not the first. His boyhood home is preserved in the park and it is here that the seeds of his environmental concerns first took root.

Frederick Billings was a Vermont lawyer and real estate developer who purchased the Marsh estate in 1869. Billings was a follower of Marsh’s theories on conservation. During his time in Woodstock, he was instrumental in reforesting much of the area. The Billings Farm and Museum across from the park serves as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. You should definitely visit it if you can.

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