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Woodstock Inn & Resort Invites Visitors to “Get Dirty” with New Programming at the Kelly Way Gardens This Summer

August 8, 2019

The Woodstock Inn & Resort grows its garden and culinary programming at the Kelly Way Gardens and Red Barns with a variety of new hands-on classes, events, dining experiences, and Instagrammable creations.

WOODSTOCK, VT – The Woodstock Inn & Resort grows its garden and culinary programming at the Kelly Way Gardens and Red Barns with a variety of new hands-on classes, events, dining experiences, and Instagrammable creations.

This year Master Gardener Benjamin Pauly expands the garden’s “gourdwalk” to 135 feet long and nine feet high. The trellis archway, covered in 17 different varieties of hanging gourds and vines offers an emerald oasis for garden guests to stroll through, relax in the shade, or capture photos and videos. A video of last year’s gourdwalk can be viewed here.

In addition, fairies will take up residence at the Kelly Way Gardens this summer in whimsical houses hand-crafted from repurposed gourds. Children can visit the fairies’ homes, make a wish and leave a note behind.

Another photogenic creation is the sunflower house at Billings Farm & Museum. In August and September thousands of blooming sunflowers will be crafted into a series of five rooms and connecting hallways for visitors to explore and take one-of-a-kind pictures.

Certified organic by the Vermont Organic Farmers Association, the three acre garden will boast 385 varieties of produce including 55 varieties of tomatoes, 57 types of pumpkins, 75 berries and orchard plantings, 40 herbs and edible flowers, a mushroom glen, annual and perennial flowers, honey bees and hops. New this year will be hardy kiwis, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupes.

The Kelly Way Gardens are open to the public seasonally Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm. A full roster of activities have been planned which are complimentary for Inn guests, $5 for visitors (except where noted) and no reservations are needed.

  • Family Tasting TourTuesdays, thru August 27, 3-3:30pm; led by Master Gardener Benjamin Pauly, families can nibble their way through the garden and visit the fairy houses.
  • Wellness Whiff Walks: Wednesdays, thru September 25, 3-3:30pm; an aromatherapy tour through the organic scents of Kelly Way Gardens.
  • Can You Dig It? Agricultural Pun Tours of Kelly Way Gardens: Thursdays, thru September 26, 3-3:30pm; an insider’s look at organic garden with Taylor Hiers, Lead Gardener.
  • Summer Garden Tour Series: Saturdays now through September 21, 9:30-10:30am; $10 for non-Inn guests; each hour-long session features a different garden-specific topic such as seasonal cut flowers, how to make a garden smoothie, and herbal teas from the garden. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Sixth Annual Great Tomato TastingSaturday, August 31, 4-5:00pm$25 per Inn guests and visitors; From Aunt Ruby’s German Green, the buttery smooth flavor of Great White and the sweet profile of Esterina, the annual tasting event walks guests through the 55 varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown in the garden.

 Master Gardener Benjamin Pauly and Executive Chef Rhys Lewis work in tandem during the weekly Red Barns Dinner Series celebrating the Kelly Way Gardens’ seasonal harvest paired with the local artistry of Vermont’s cheese makers, farmers, bee keepers, and dairymen. The three course community style dinner takes place on Sundays now through October 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm; $75 per person plus tax & gratuity. To view the menus, click here.

Housed in refurbished 19th century red barns, the 11,000 square foot kitchen studio is fully equipped for culinary demonstrations and dining events. Elements of the kitchen studio and adjacent 900 square foot garden studio have been crafted from reclaimed products. Countertops throughout the spaces are repurposed, some from former bowling alley lanes; the maple dining tables in the kitchen studio and white pine tables in the garden studio are made from trees ethically harvested at the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park; the kitchen studio’s butternut backsplash was created from a tree harvested on the resort property. Salvaged light fixtures include chandeliers in the kitchen studio, wall and ceiling lights throughout, and outdoor lampposts in the garden.

Nearby Billings Farm & Museum recently launched the Learning Kitchen where Resort Chef Ryan Beaudoin of the Woodstock Inn & Resort will host culinary classes for Inn guests. Featuring simple yet inventive dishes made with the Kelly Way Gardens’ bounty and Billings Farm specialty dairy products, the demonstration classes take place on Wednesdays through August 28 from 10:30am-12:30pm for $45 per person. On Thursdays through August 22 at 10:30am-12:30pm Chef Ryan leads an interactive, hands-on cooking experience at the Learning Kitchen teaching straightforward recipes also with produce from Kelly Way Gardens and Billings Farm fresh dairy products. The class is $75 per person. Entry to the Billings Farm & Museum is free to guests of the Woodstock Inn & Resort.

More information about the Kelly Way Gardens at the Woodstock Inn & Resort can be found here: https://www.woodstockinn.com/do/things-to-do/kelly-way-gardens

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs. 

Preferred Hotels & Resorts℠ is one of the world’s largest independent hotel brands, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer℠ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. The Woodstock Inn & Resort was distinguished in the 2018 I Prefer Members’ Choice Awards as one of the top ten hotels in North America that deliver high quality standards and exceptional, personalized experiences to its members. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com.

 

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The Woodstock Inn & Resort Sweetens Spring with Sugar Season Packages

February 18, 2015

Woodstock, VT – Sugar Season signifies the end of winter in Vermont as warmer weather brings flowing sap for the creation of Vermont’s famous maple syrup. This spring maple takes center stage with sweet savings at The Woodstock Inn & Resort located in the heart of Woodstock, VT. From a family-friendly vacation to an elegant romantic escape, the resort’s Sugar Season Escape packages allow guests to indulge in the luxury of The Woodstock Inn & Resort to welcome the spring season.

Woodstock celebrates all things maple during Maple Madness Weekend, March 28 and 29, with festivities at Suicide Six including Sugar on Snow, a maple taste-a-round and even a muddy bike ride. Guests interested in learning more about maple syrup production can visit nearby Sugarbush Farms and take-in the sugar house tours, explore a nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, and sample four grades of 100% pure Vermont maple syrup.

The Sugar Season Escape package includes: Luxury accommodations at The Woodstock Inn & Resort; Hearty country breakfast for two each morning (Midweek rates starting at $169/room/night; Weekend rates starting at $199/room/night).

The Sugar Season “Extra Sweet” package includes: Luxury accommodations; breakfast; $100 spa credit per room, per night ( Midweek rates starting at $239, Weekend rates starting at $269).

Sugar Season “Suite Deals” package includes:Luxury Suite accommodations;breakfast; bottle of wine upon arrival; a taste of maple welcome amenity ( Midweek rates from $299, Weekend rates from $329).

Packages run March 8 through May 28, 2015. To reserve this package, call 855-238-6954 or book online http://www.woodstockinn.com/Specials-Packages Booking restrictions apply.

Activities at the Woodstock Inn & Resort include a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, complete with indoor tennis courts and racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and a sauna. The 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa offers a nature-inspired ambiance, nourishing treatments, organic products and a great room for spa-goers to enjoy.

Guests can dine at Richardson’s Tavern, which offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with a full bar. The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant, emphasizes fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England. The new game room brings out the kid in everyone featuring a wall-size scrabble board, vintage pin ball games, shuffle board and bar service from Richardson’s Tavern.

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

For additional information become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Woodstock-Inn-Resort, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call the sales department at 802-457-6632.

 

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Wassail Weekend Kicks Off A Flurry of Holiday Celebrations at Woodstock Inn & Resort

November 15, 2012

Woodstock Inn resort offers an idyllic experience during the Christmas season with wreathes and decorations adorning the property

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering festive, value-added packages for visitors to enjoy another enchanting holiday season in Woodstock, VT. Winter events officially begin with Wassail Weekend, December 7 – 9, 2012, named one of Vermont’s top 10 winter events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Wassail Weekend highlights include a holiday crafts fair, Yule Log and memory tree lighting and a walking house tour of six notable Woodstock historic homes that welcome visitors inside for rare peek of seasonal décor. In the evenings, the Campbell Brothers gospel group takes the stage at Town Hall, while local actors perform a Christmas Vaudeville show at the Yoh Theater. The main attraction is Saturday’s town-wide parade with more than fifty horses and riders dressed in holiday attire and costumes from the early 19th century. Additionally, throughout the weekend Billings Farm & Museum offers hands-on experiences such as making historic Christmas ornaments, candle dipping and horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, weather permitting.

The resort’s Wassail Weekend Package is available December 7 – 9, 2012 starting at $920 per couple for the weekend. The stay includes:
-Two Nights Luxury Accommodations
-Admissions to Campbell Brothers at The Town Hall on Friday
Wassail Feast Dinner at The Woodstock Inn on Saturday evening
-Tickets to Christmas Vaudeville at The Yoh Theater on Saturday night
Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday

A two-night minimum stay is required, rate does not include Vermont states taxes and per day resort fee. To book the special package, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888)-481-8802.

Pre-Holiday B&B Package, New Year’s Gala

Also, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering a pre-holiday B&B Package for guest to relax and rejuvenate before the holidays with rates starting at $179 per night, a savings over 30%.

The special rate is valid now thru December 20, 2012. Rates start at $179 on weekdays, and $199 on weekends. The package includes luxurious accommodations for one night (but you can add nights); and hearty Vermont breakfast for two (for reservations, call 888-329-4919 or http://www.woodstockinn.com/ )

To close out the year, Woodstock Inn & Resort will host a New Year’s Eve gala that features a five course gourmet dinner with dishes made from locally sourced produce, cheeses and meats, a midnight champagne toast and dancing with music by the High Rollers. Gala tickets are $99 per person, not including taxes and gratuity. (For reservations call 888-481-8802.)

Holiday Cheer

Woodstock Inn resort offers an idyllic experience during the Christmas season with wreathes and decorations adorning the property, a soaring tree and a roaring lobby fireplace. During Christmas week guests can choose from Alpine or Nordic skiing, rejuvenating in The Spa at the Woodstock Inn & Resort and picking up last minute holiday gifts on Main Street. Children will be occupied with daily activities in the game room, swimming in the indoor pool and more. The Inn will also be hosting a sumptuous Christmas Day dinner with all the traditional fixings.

Throughout the winter season Woodstock Inn & Resort provides guests with a number of dining and recreational options to enhance their stay. The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant emphasizes a menu using fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England. Richardson’s Tavern offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with a full bar and live music. Resort activities include Suicide Six, a 23 trail mountain, the Nordic Center which offers more than 60-kilometers of cross country skiing and a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, which includes indoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and a sauna. The 10,000 square-foot LEED-certified spa offers a nature-inspired ambiance and treatments including the signature winter selection, Deep Forest, which features a gentle exfoliation of the body and is followed by a massage.

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in three restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

For more information, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Woodstock-Inn-Resort, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888)-481-8802.

Woodstock Inn offers ‘Inn-Richment’ Summer, Fall Packages for Nature Lovers and Bakers

June 4, 2012

This summer and fall, The Woodstock Inn & Resort is partnering with two renowned local organizations, the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) and King Arthur Flour to provide hands-on exploration for nature lovers and bakers.

President and General Manager Werner Graef linked the new partnerships to the growing trend of experiential travel, a cornerstone of the Woodstock Inn and Resort since its inception in 1793, and supported by a travel trends report in April of this year by Forbes magazine. Indicating travelers are looking for both active vacations and cooking and culinary programs, the report stated, “…travelers are seeking out ways to stay active and healthy on the road, carving out time for bike rides, hiking, and water sports. A cooking class can reflect the spirit of a place that you can recreate yourself when you get home.”

Skilled craftsman at King Arthur Flour offer tips and techniques to visitors with more than 20 classes and demonstrations a month at The Baking Education Center. Guests can fulfill their desires to be a top pastry chef or learn the basics. The facility is located in Norwich, Vermont just 20 minutes from The Inn.

The package includes:

  • One night accommodation for two (weekends may require two night minimum)
  • Country breakfast in the Red Rooster restaurant
  • Choice of a three or four hour baking class at the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center
  • Midweek and weekend classes are available. Calendar of classes can be found at www.kingarthurflour.com/baking/baking-education-center-calendar

Rates start at $397 per room, based on double occupancy excluding applicable taxes, gratuities, and resort fee.

Guests of Woodstock Inn can explore nature at its finest with an outdoor adventure with a guided hike from VINS. The Inn will supply the luxury and VINS will supply the adventure.

The adventure includes:

  • Two nights accommodations for two
  • A complete country breakfast daily
  • A Saturday afternoon guided group hiking tour on Mt. Tom
  • A Wine & Dine Saturday evening at The Inn’s Red Rooster restaurant and discussion of the hike with the guide and other guests.

Dates available in 2012: July 6 – 8, August 3 – 5, September 7 – 9 and October 12 – 14.

Rates start at $802 per room, based on double occupancy excluding applicable taxes, gratuities, and resort fee.

While staying at the Woodstock Inn & Resort visitors can enjoy resort amenities including a 10,000 square-foot LEED-certified spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance featuring nourishing treatments with organic products. The Racquet & Fitness Club is a complete facility with indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and steam and sauna rooms.

For those seeking outdoor activities a visit isn’t complete without a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course designed by legendary course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. or a dip in the outdoor pool. Dining options include The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant which emphasizes a menu using fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England and Richardson’s Tavern which offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with an extensive dinner menu and full bar.

For more information, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Woodstock-Inn-Resort, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888)-481-8802.

About The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

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Historic Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont has Sugar Season Escape Package

March 12, 2012

Warming hillsides and a hint of maple in the air from sap boiling in sugar shacks makes springtime in Vermont one of the sweetest times all year. The Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont, an historic property in a quintessentially New England village,  is offering a special Sugar Season Escape Package which includes:

– Accommodations in a luxurious guest room

– Breakfast each day

– Complimentary use of the resort’s Racquet & Fitness Club including indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and work-out facilities

Rates start at $164 per night midweek and $194 per night on weekends. The special is valid March 11, 2012 through May 24, 2012.

The resort features 142 distinctive guest rooms outfitted in classic Vermont style with modern touches, four restaurants, and The Spa. Woodstock offers a 18-hole golf course with picturesque views from nearly every green.

Travelers will appreciate the abundance of culturally rich activities in and around Woodstock. Downtown Woodstock is filled with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, specialty food markets and more. Guests can enjoy day trips to nearby points of interest such as Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace in Plymouth or the spectacular Quechee Gorge, also known as Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon.” For those who want to explore the great outdoors there’s hiking, biking, tennis and more.

For more information visit woodstockinn.com or call 1.800.448.7900.

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Woodstock’s Winter Wassail Weekend, Dec. 9-11

October 12, 2011

Woodstock, Vermont celebrates the holiday season with its annual town-wide Wassail Weekend held December 9-11, 2011. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering a special package for guests to enjoy this enchanting holiday celebration including tickets to see the highly acclaimed Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Woodstock, Vermont celebrates the holiday season with its annual town-wide Wassail Weekend held December 9-11, 2011. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering a special package for guests to enjoy this enchanting holiday celebration including tickets to see the highly acclaimed Vienna Boys’ Choir in one of their only New England performances this year, indulge in a traditional holiday feast celebrating Charles Dickens and enjoy a performance of the play Scrooge! based on Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol.

The resort’s Wassail Weekend package is available December 9-11, starting at $940 per couple for a two-night stay based on double occupancy. The package includes:

  • Accommodations (two night minimum stay required; tax and gratuities extra; other restrictins may apply).
  • Admission to Vienna Boys’ Choir at The Town Hall on Friday night
  • Wassail Feast on Saturday night at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
  • Tickets to Scrooge!, a play to be held at The Yoh Theater (follows the feast)
  • The Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday sponsored by Pentangle

The Woodstock Inn & Resort will be hosting a Charles Dickens-themed Wassail Feast Saturday evening followed by a play called Scrooge! by Leslie Bricusse based on Charles Dickens’s, A Christmas Carol. The Wassail Feast will feature traditional English fare with a local Vermont flavoring including Roasted Mutton (garlic studded leg of lamb with rosemary and caper sauce), Dicken’s Chicken (curry chicken and rice casserole), Tatties & Neeps (mashed turnips and potatoes with ginger) and Chocolate Bread Pudding.

With a history spanning over 500 years, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is one of the oldest and most renowned boys’ choirs in the world. On Friday, December 9, they will be performing contemporary and classic holiday favorites. Billings Farm & Museum, which is free to guests of The Woodstock Inn & Resort, will be showcasing Vermont life as it was during the 19th Century including an authentically decorated 1890 Farm House tour, traditional music and sleigh or wagon rides. Festival highlights also include a town-wide Wassail Parade on Saturday with more than fifty horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the early 19th Century. Woodstock’s most charming and historic houses open their doors for guests to experience their New England hospitality and holiday decorations during the Holiday Homes Tour on Saturday. Shops in the Village of Woodstock are often open late, providing guests’ ample opportunity to wrap up any last-minute holiday shopping.

Along with the Wassail Weekend activities, The Woodstock Inn & Resort provides guests with a number of recreational and dining options to enhance their stay. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is now home to a new 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance and featuring nourishing treatments and organic products. In celebration of Winter, guests can experience the 100-minute Deep Forest treatment which begins with an exfoliating body scrub and hydrating wrap and ends with a full-body massage. Guests can dine at The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant which emphasizes fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England. Guests can also enjoy downtown Woodstock filled with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, specialty food markets and more.

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in three restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

For more information, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888) 481-8802.

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Wake Up In Woodstock Package Showcases Vermont’s Summer Festivals

July 8, 2011

Summer is peak festival season in Vermont and The Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Wake Up In Woodstock package offers value and flexibility for guests to enjoy any number of events.  Wake Up In Woodstock includes accommodations, breakfast, welcome gift, admission to the Billings Farm & Museum, admission to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and complimentary use of the Inn’s Racquet & Fitness Club.  Guests will also enjoy one complimentary appetizer per room in The Red Rooster for dinner.  Prices start at $282 per night based on double occupancy.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is hosting its annual Summer @ Six Concert Series at nearby Suicide Six (pentanglearts.org).  The concert series kicks off Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 with a bluegrass festival featuring performances by Grammy-award winner bluegrass singer-songwriter Peter Rowan; bluegrass virtuosic instrumentalist/singer/songwriters Sierra Hull & Highway 111; David Grisman, famed acoustic string instrumental musician; The King of Newgrass Sam Bush; Ricky Skaggs & The Kentucky Thunder; The Bluegrass Gospel Project and The Infamous Stringdusters.

On Friday, August 26, the Levon Helm Band headlines the second Summer @ Six concert with special guests Assembly of Dust, Bow Thayer and the Perfect Trainwreck.

Other summer events include:

The Killington Music Festival Concert Series will also kick off in July with Saturday concerts July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 and August 6 (killington.com)

Billings Farm & Museum has a full calendar of events throughout the summer including Foodways Fridays from July 15-October 14 where visitors can learn how to use heirloom vegetables from the garden in historic recipes prepared in the 1890 Farm House kitchen.  Celebrate National Ice Cream Day July 17 where visitors can lend a hand making and tasting the ice cream (billingsfarm.org).

Glassmaker Simon Pearce’s restaurant, housed in a restored mill overlooking a waterfall, hosts complimentary cooking demonstrations each month.  On July 21, visitors can learn about “Summer Produce.”  August will feature “Summer Soups” and September “Vermont Cheeses.”  In addition, enjoy special access “Drinks on the Deck” on select Wednesdays and Sundays.  For specific dates, visit www.simonpearce.com/category/restaurants/quechee.do

Enjoy the “Taste of Woodstock” on August 13 from 10am-8:30pm with local wines, craft beer, organic foods, kettle corn, lemonade and live entertainment ShackletonThomas and Sustainable Woodstock host the Naked Table Project and lunch, on the covered bridge in Woodstock August 20-21.  Saturday, participants construct a table out of sustainably grown sugar maple, harvested from the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park.  On Sunday, all are invited to a locavore lunch served on the newly made tables under the covered bridge.  Admission: $35 lunch or $850 for table making (nakedtable.com)

For a full listing of events in and around Woodstock, visit woodstockinn.com/the-resort/events.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort is now home to a new 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance and featuring nourishing treatments and organic products.  In celebration of Summer, guests can experience the 100-minute Signature Berry Bliss Treatment which begins with an exfoliating body scrub and hydrating wrap and ends with a full-body massage.

Resort activities include a 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club, which includes indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and a steam room and sauna.   Guests can also enjoy downtown Woodstock filled with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, specialty food markets and more.

For more information, visit www.woodstockinn.com or call (888) 481-8802.

About The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

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