Our stay at the Barn in S. Woodstock was beautiful. Surprises? We could tell the barn would be beautiful from the photos on the web, but it was more beautiful than we expected. Dangled our feet in the Barn's creek, in the dark, under millions of stars that we can't see in brightly-lit Seattle. Vermont is beautiful almost everywhere we looked. We expected beauty (otherwise how could those Vermont calendars exist) but it's not just beautiful here and there, it's beautiful almost everywhere. No fast-food drive-thrus, SBUX, billboards, roadside trash, honking drivers (where are all the cross people?--guess they left and went to the city). S. Woodstock's general store is a very close walk--just across the road and couple houses down and you're there. In August a sign "Fresh corn and blueberries are here!" Enjoyed them both for dinner. Thanks Brigitte.