A Winter Getaway to Woodstock
Woodstock, Vermont, is a picture-book New England village with something for the outdoorsman, the antiquer, the shopper, the foodie -- even the layabout. Think of it as a one-town-fits-all destination.
By Fan Winston
The elegant Woodstock Inn & Resort traces its roots to 1892.
The lobby of the Woodstock Inn & Resort's spa.
Warm and Toasty
Get cozy by the fire at the Woodstock Inn & Resort while you enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and tea at the end of each day.
Despite its name, the Suicide Six ski area, minutes from Woodstock's village center, is for skiers of all levels.
A River Runs Through It
The view of Kedron Brook from Central Street (Woodstock's main road) could not be more beautiful. The stream is flanked by historical homes as it winds its way through the village.
Scenes from a Small Town
The peg-constructed Middle Covered Bridge leads to the village green.
A wreath decorated with an ice skate adorns a front door.
Take a break from the slopes and head to Billings Farm & Museum, where you can meet these two handsome horses, among other working animals.
Check Billings Farm's daily schedule to get a behind-the-milk-carton peek at how a dairy farm works.
Get everything you need at the general store, founded in 1886.
Just south of the Village Green sits the aptly named Our Lady of the Snows Church.
Breakfast at the Quechee Diner tastes as good as it looks.
Back to Basics
Everything you need to know about the village's goings-on can be found on this community blackboard.
Taste fresh, local ingredients -- from specialty cheeses to heirloom fruits and vegetables -- at The Red Rooster.
Shop and Dine
Glassblower Simon Pearce is among the area's renowned artisans.
No trip to Vermont is complete without a sampling of its cheese and maple syrup, and Sugarbush Farm is a great place to buy both.
The Vermont Toy and Train Museum boasts more than 100,000 toys -- the result of 30 years of toy collecting.
Farm to Table
Shop the Woodstock Farmer's Market year-round. Detailed signage ensures you know the exact source of your food.
Sweet As Pie
This is just one delicious example of some of the food available for purchase.