Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where To Stay in Vermont: Woodstock Inn & Resort


Oh Woodstock, how I love ya!! This was my favorite hotel on our New England tour last month and the second stop of our three road trip locations. While I loved all of the places we stayed at, The Woodstock Inn & Resort stood out to me the most due to its cozy bed & breakfast feel combined with the luxury and elegance of a resort. 


The Town of Woodstock, VT

Woodstock, Vermont is a tiny little place in the southern part of the state. This town embodies quintessential New England villages with it's historic buildings, covered bridges, Billings Farm & Museum, Main Street shops, Quechee Gorge and so much more. The Inn & Resort is centrally located in the heart of town, perfect for strolling it's charming streets and grabbing a bite to eat. 




The Inn

Imagine all the cozy vibes you can think of, and it would accurately describe The Woodstock Inn & Resort! The resort recently went through a series of enhancements including a new lobby and library,  complete with an open fire fireplace! It almost feels like you're walking into the living room of your own home, which I really appreciate while traveling as I crave the comforts of home while away. Check-in was a breeze, and the concierge was extremely helpful in recommending places to eat, things to do, and popular local attractions to see. In addition, the Inn & Resort is pet friendly! A set of rooms on the lower level is reserved for pet owners to provide easy access to the dog walking area. If you're like me, and enjoy fitness and recreational activities on vacation, then I would highly recommend checking out the Inn's athletic club! I ventured over there one morning for a little cardio and it is hands down the nicest athletic club I've ever seen in association with a hotel. It includes everything from full size tennis courts, to racquetball, indoor swimming pools, a full sized gym, and even fitness classes. I actually wish we had discovered this a little earlier as I would have loved to try out a fitness class during our stay! This review also would not be complete without mentioning the level of service The Inn & Resort provides. The staff was extremely friendly, very willing to help, and truly made us feel special. You can tell they take great pride in customer service! 



Dining At The Inn

Ya'll, the food was so good! I'm a big foodie, so this category is always a big deal to me because food makes or breaks a trip in my opinion. There are four restaurants to choose from on site, with the Red Rooster being a AAA Four Diamond Award winner. All of the restaurants on site place a big emphasis on local ingredients, and our waiter also took the time to explain where certain items we were eating came from, which I found to be a nice touch! We opted for the breakfast buffet in the mornings which had every breakfast item you could ever imagine available, including made to order omelettes. Take me back!! 



The Spa

This deserves it's own category for so many reasons! Holy cow, it was hands down one of the most beautiful spa's I've ever seen. Talk about natural light!! Do ya'll see those windows!? Its not small either, standing at 10,000 square feet it's one of New England's newest spa's and LEED - certified. I've also never encountered a more inviting hot tub! I opted for a 50-minute Swedish massage here, and it was nothing short of amazing. The treatment room was just as beautiful as the pictures above, the massage therapist was experienced and super pleasant, and my only regret was not getting a longer treatment. I would love to come back here and spend an entire day detoxing and relaxing together with the hubby - it's the perfect place for a "relax and unwind" getaway.  

Looking back at these photos makes me want to book another trip immediately! There's so much to do and see, that our two nights just wasn't long enough. If you have the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend taking advantage of Vermont's prettiest address and booking a stay here

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