Woodard House is located in the heart of Grafton, Vermont, on the corner of Pleasant St. and Townshend Road, a minute walk from The Old Tavern main inn. Conveniently located in southern Vermont, just 12 miles from I-91, and 2 hours from Hartford, 2.5 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from New York City.
An array of local attractions such as swimming ponds, fly-fishing, hiking and mountain biking provide the perfect opportunity to relax and invigorate. Things to enjoy - Restaurant, art galleries, tennis, fitness center, outdoor swim pond, skiing, cycling. Nearby: Golf, variety of restaurants, horseback riding, freshwater fishing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, Bromley family center, outlet shopping. Attractions: In addition to historical Grafton, the local towns of Chester, Weston, Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Ludlow and Manchester.
Other Activities: snowshoeing, art shopping, hiking
Ski: Grafton Ponds Recreation Center offers year-round activities, which are free for Inn guests (including rental house guests).
In the summer, Grafton Ponds offers more than 2,000 acres of mountain biking and hiking as well as summer kids camps.
In the winter, it offers 30 kilometers of Nordic skiing (with snow making on select trails), snowshoeing, ice skating and a 600-foot snow tubing hill. Grafton Ponds is one of just two Nordic centers in Vermont that makes snow. The base lodge offers full rentals, clinics/lessons, retail products and refreshments.
Grafton Ponds organizes a variety of special events during its seasons, as well. Call to inquire about its offerings and events:
Local ski areas (downhill) include: Bromley Mtn(30 mins.), Okemo Mtn (35 mins.) and Stratton Mtn (30 mins.).