Vermont’s most beautiful address, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, was our home away from home for a long weekend getaway to beautiful Vermont for my husband’s birthday, and we adored every single moment of our time there. The inn is such a romantic and energizing place to be, and there’s an endless stream of activities and relaxation opportunities for any vacation or staycation. From the award-winning spa to the activity center with Orvis endorsed fly fishing lessons, workout classes, golf course, nordic center & ski hills, there’s so much to enjoy at this wonderful retreat in the heart of the Green Mountain state.
The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Location: Woodstock, Vermont
Address: 14 The Green
Woodstock, Vermont 05091
Rating: 4-Star Hotel & AAA Four Diamond
Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5
Valet Parking: Yes (temporarily unavailable)
Pool & Hot Tubs: Yes
Golf Course: Woodstock Country Club
Spa: Yes, The Spa at the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Proximity to Other Points of Interest: 5/5
Arrival at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
We pulled up to the front of the Woodstock Inn & Resort and unpacked our bags. Due to the pandemic, all valet services and bellhop services that the resort normally offers are temporarily suspended. We checked in quickly and smoothly, and we were given our keys and information about the hotel quickly.
The resort has its own app, shown below, which guests can use to verify and make reservations for dining, the spa, and more, plus the app can be used as a digital key to unlock resort room doors. Furthermore, the app can be used to communicate with the staff to request more towels, room service, etc. The app’s coolest feature is that it gives area information for the city of Woodstock and the surrounding area, which makes exploring a breeze!
To download the resort’s app, search “Woodstock Inn & Resort” in the app store. The app is free to download for anyone who wants to make their stay even more convenient.
Ambience of The Woodstock Inn & Resort
The Woodstock Inn & Resort is such a peaceful resort that we forgot we were in a town at all. Instead, it felt like we were in our own private mountain retreat, particularly in our cozy room, and when lounging outside on the lawn or the resort’s sumptuous decks.
Whenever possible, decor and amenities feature Vermont-made products, which helps visitors, particularly those from out of state, feel connected to the Vermont area in a much more meaningful way. We loved the beautiful turn-of-the-century decor, touches of local Vermont decor, sprawling lobby fireplace, and the remote-yet-near-it-all location of the resort in relation to the rest of Woodstock, VT.
Our Room & Its Amenities
Our King room with a fireplace was so relaxing and totally quiet from the moment we closed the door behind us. We never heard any other guests, and despite being on the ground floor, we didn’t hear any road noise from outside, which further contributed to the feeling that we were in a private woodland retreat.
Our room had a super plush yet supportive king-size bed, a fireplace that quickly heated the entire room and lent a romantic glow to our room. The room was tastefully appointed with modern East Coast elements paired with colonial decor accents, like a collection of vintage botanical anatomy charts, a trio of blue and white porcelain plates on the mantle above the fireplace, and overstuffed chairs upholstered in a rich blue botanical print.
The bathroom was spacious and decked out in beautiful layers of marble tile, marble backsplashes, and double marble vanity. The rain shower was divine, and we somehow never ran out of towels despite housekeeping being by request only during our stay.
There was also a small refrigerator to store our leftovers in during our stay, which also kept our locally-sourced kombucha chilled at the perfect temperature and was the home of my husband’s ever-growing Vermont cheese collection he was picking up wherever he could. Our room had chilled water awaiting us that was refilled whenever we needed it (requested through the resort’s app!), and there was a full coffee bar in the room as we.
We could have stayed in our room the entire time and relaxed reading books, writing, or napping in the world’s most comfortable bed, but there was too much to do that tempted us out of our hotel room from sunrise to sunset each day of our stay.
The Spa at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
I recently wrote about my incredible Tata Harper Custom Facial at The Spa at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, which I enjoyed while my husband had a deep tissue massage at the spa. We both loved our experiences so much that we made additional appointments at the spa while we were there.
After our spa services, like all other guests, we were invited to stay at the spa, relax in the outdoor hot tub, luxuriate in the dry-cedar sauna, the eucalyptus steam room inside the locker rooms, and to quench our thirst on various teas, vitamin C & hyaluronic acid-infused hydrating beverages, and to snack on gluten-free, vegan snacks in the spa.
Both the male and female locker rooms had spacious private showers, private changing areas, and ample amenities such as blow driers, sealed hair care tools, sealed cotton rounds, iced towels, and so much more to make pampering yourself post-treatment as pleasant as can be.
Bespoke Experiences at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Around the Woodstock Inn & Resort and inside their all-ages Activity Center, there is never a shortage of things to do. The resort offers guests numerous opportunities to enhance their stay through workout classes, visits to the falconry, Orvis endorsed fly fishing lessons, custom-tailored hikes up nearby Tom Mountain or Peg Mountain, mountain bike, fat tire bike, or cruiser bike rentals, golfing, tennis, yoga and barre classes, aquatic fitness classes, and so much more.
The resort also has numerous wintertime activities, like snowshoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, Alpine skiing, and winter fat biking, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind as the East Coast is blanketed by snow this winter.
Since we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, I surprised him with the spa services mentioned earlier, and he elected to spend much of our time hiking up both nearby mountains. We also explored downtown Woodstock, participated in a fitness class, and ventured into nearby Quechee, VT, to hike along Quechee Gorge. I love that we have the same interests because I loved everything we did too!
Above: Sunset Hike Up to Summit of Mount Peg
Hopefully, we will visit again in the spring or summer when it’s a bit warmer, and golf on their award-winning golf course, which Robert Trent Jones designed, Sr. We’d also love to visit their falconry when it reopens in the springtime and spend more time exploring the outdoors in the area.
Dining at The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Each morning we had a fantastic breakfast at the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s restaurant The Red Rooster, where all of the produce is Vermont-grown certified organic produce, making it some of the freshest one can find in the state. Breakfast was an assortment of pastries, toast, bagels, danishes, muffins, and other house-made baked goods, none of which were gluten-free, but what I couldn’t eat my husband was sure to sample for me, and he said they were excellent.
In addition to the vast assortment of pastries and baked goods, each morning, there was a build-your-own parfait bar, a wide selection of local and tropical fruits, artisanal cheeses, oatmeal, eggs prepared several ways, french toast, pancakes, eggs benedict, frittatas, smoked seafood, and more. There were also always freshly squeezed juices, coffee, teas, and many more drink options.
We enjoyed a weekend dinner at the hotel’s restaurant as well, where we ordered the Autumn Chopped Salad with Tuscan kale, garden squash, local apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, Vermont goat cheese, red onion, and green goddess dressing, as well as the Seasonal Vermont Fondue with fruit, crisps, bread, and pickles, which ended up being way too much food, but it was all so delicious. Remember the spacious fridge in our room? We made ample use of it during our time at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, haha.
For our main courses, I ordered the Seared George’s Bank Sea Scallops. Robin ordered their Seared Atlantic Salmon, which were both great examples of the fresh seafood available in the area from the nearby New Hampshire/Maine/Massachusetts coast.
The Red Rooster was such an inviting and convenient dining option during our hotel stay that I’ve decided to dedicate an upcoming post in my Fine Dining vertical to the restaurant, so please keep an eye out for that, coming soon.
Final Thoughts On Our Visit
We adored our stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort. There was always so much to do, along with plenty of ways to do nothing at all, which made it the perfect spot for our romantic, long weekend away to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The staff was incredible every step of the way, and our room was incredibly comfortable.
The location of the resort was so perfect that we could easily reach excellent hiking trails, head downtown, visit nearby towns, or explore on foot, whatever mood struck us, which made our stay even more perfect and customizable.
All in all, we loved our time here, and we can’t wait to visit again soon! Check out their special packages here if you’d like to book your own stay at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.
See more of our Vermont trip here.