Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock VT

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The Library, Woodstock Inn

Renovated in 2011, the centrally located Woodstock Inn, first opened in 1892 on the site of the Eagle Inn, has reason to be proud. Service is exemplary, food is wonderful and aesthetics way over par. Though most amenities – fitness center, golf course, ski resort – are off-site, they are easy to get to. And if it is just your desire to hang out, get a massage, watch snow fall outside while you sweat in a Dry Sauna (yes, there’s a window!), or catch up with friends and family in the stately “Library,” you can do that onsite as well.

First Impressions of the Woodstock Inn and Resort

Woodstock Inn

The deeply hued, masculine, nearly spare lobby is counterpoint to the cute updated-country-craft guest rooms, sun-drenched “Conservatory,” and clubby Library. I arrived in the heat of summer, but I’d imagine a blazing fire in the huge fireplace would warm that room right up. Service is hop-to-it friendly, from valet to check in. And the Inn’s central location is fantastic.

Guestrooms At the Woodstock Inn

Room at Woodstock Inn

White and “mountain green” rooms sport spindle chairs, built in cabinetry, whitewashed brick encasing a woodstove fireplace, flat screen tvs, plantation shutters, and high thread count bedding on billowing cloudlike mattress. Bathrooms gleam with subway-tile walls, white marble floors and vanity tables.

Dining at Woodstock Inn

Richardsons Tavern at Woodstock Inn

Both Richardson’s Tavern and The Red Rooster are well-regarded restaurants in town. The dimly lit, more casual Tavern is a favorite with families, while the bright modern Rooster offers more upscale, inventive fare. If you don’t want a full meal, or just want to spread out, you can order snacks and beverages in the Game Room, at the Pool or in the sunlit Conservatory.

Woodstock Inn Spa

Woodstock Inn Hot Tub and Dry Sauna

This eye-catching 10,000 sq ft. spa was opened in 2010 in a LEED Designed extension of the Inn. Sporting local Bluestone and sustainably harvested Oak, the “Waiting room” faces towards an outdoor saltwater pool and stand alone dry sauna building – the first hot sauna I’ve ever seen that features a window. It’s the height of warm luxury while snow falls outside. You don’t have to be booked for a treatment to enjoy the dry sauna, or the Eucalyptus infused steam shower, cucumber water, cold washcloths, mosaic showers or pool. Guests pay $25 and can enjoy all day long.

Amenities at Woodstock Inn

Woodstock Inn Saltwater Pool

Guests receive free passes to the Billings Farm and Museum, and have access to the Racquet & Fitness Club in town (for tennis, raquetball, and fitness classes).

Woodstock Inn Grounds

The Inn manages its own 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course in summer and the Suicide Six Ski Resort in winter. The Game Room downstairs is every kid’s dream – even kids at heart – with arcade games, billiards, checkers, and plenty more. With food and beverage service.

Woodstock Inn Game Room

Room rates start at $250 per night low season, $470, high season. The additional $25 per room per night resort fee offers guests Billings Farm Admission, morning coffee and tea, afternoon tea and cookies, unlimited bottled water, admission to Racket & Fitness Club, Group Fitness Classes, Resort Shuttle, Parking, Wi-Fi, use of bikes, and complimentary day passes to Suicide Six midweek, non-holiday only.

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