Woodstock is a beautifully preserved traditional New England village with year round outdoor activities on offer. From the end of the Village Green, it's a short walk uphill to the house set on nearly 12 acres. Renovated inside and out in 2009, the house is perfect for gatherings with a chef's kitchen (including handmade dining table with seating for 10), and a generous comfortable sitting room with wood burning fireplace. French doors open to a slate terrace offering spectacular sunset views. Wood floors throughout, and rooms filled with natural light.
Upstairs, large master bedroom with queen-sized farmhouse bed, 3-sided exposures, and en-suite bathroom with shower and marble top double sinks. Two further bedrooms; one with double bed and single trundle (en-suite bathroom), and one large kids' bunk room with 3 double beds.
Cozy carpeted TV room with 50' plasma, DVD, and cable, large floor cushions and comfortable seating.
Fourth bedroom on 1st floor, with queen bed, en-suite bathroom, and views onto back garden and pool area.
Outdoors, an oval in-ground swimming pool with weathered marble deck surrounded by lawn; beautiful ridge-line views from pool area.
2 car garage with direct access to mud room.
******Please note this is a No Smoking house*******
I really cannot say enough about this home, the homeowner Nina and caretaker Russ. This was my first VRBO rental, and from start to finish it was a fantastic experience! The home is beautifully and comfortably decorated, immaculate and stocked with all the basic needs to get the trip started. We were there for New Years, skiing, snowboarding and spa-ing for me! The location was better than I had thought it would be - walking distance to Woodstock town but yet completely private. My only regret, was having to leave! Already looking forward to a return stay! Thank you again Nina (and Russ!)
This home was the perfect place to gather our extended family for a Dartmouth/Tuck Reunion weekend. There was plenty of space to spread out and relax -- but also great spaces for being together, including the large open kitchen and dining room -- and the family room and patio overlooking the property. The home combines the charm and history of the original Vermont farmhouse that once occupied the property plus all the modern amenities that makes a stay comfortable (including heated bathroom floors!). The short walk to town and "top of the hill" views add to the reasons we highly recommend this home -- FIVE STARS!!
What a great place for our family of seven adults to spend the week of Christmas! The house was beautiful and so comfortable and all ready for us on arrival. We especially wanted to be able to cook together and the large, well-stocked kitchen was the heart of the home during our visit. We also enjoyed the games, books and puzzles available for our use. Radiant heated floors, a good heating system and a fireplace with plenty of wood kept the house cozy and warm. The house was at the top of a hill and felt totally private – but just minutes to town. We were welcomed by pristine snow and enjoyed sledding on the hill out back and making a snowman. Exploring the beautiful village of Woodstock and the surrounding area was lots of fun - Vermont at Christmas is picture-postcard perfect. Skied 3 days at Killington – 30 minutes away. Got reasonably-priced massages at the Mountain Green Resort in Killington and recommend spending the extra $11 to enjoy pool and saunas all day. We were early in the season, so tubing, snowmobiling and sleigh rides were not available. Recommend visit to Billings Farm and sites in Bridgewater – Long Trail Brewery, Shackleton Thomas custom furniture manufacturing and funky corner antique shop. Recommend this family vacation!
This is a fabulous house. We’ve stayed here several times; with family, and with two other couples as an adult getaway. It is a perfect place for both kinds of vacation.
The house sits at the top of the hill with great views from the back terrace. Even though it’s just a short walk into town down the long wooded driveway, it feels like a private estate. The décor is calm and contemplative. Even with three couples there’s plenty of space for being alone and also lovely common rooms like the large living room and kitchen/dining area. We especially like the downstairs guest suite at the end of the hall with its own bathroom and comfy queen-sized bed.
It was warm enough to use the pool last summer, and we took an afternoon dip each day with drinks and snacks poolside on the flagstone.
There are good restaurants in Woodstock, but the kitchen here is so nice that we usually stop at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market grocery store to pick up a few things and then cook ourselves. There is a huge island with lots of prep space and a gourmet stove and refrigerator. Just off the kitchen is a small porch with a good sized gas grill.
There is plenty to do in Woodstock. The town is quite pretty for strolling and shopping. There is hiking nearby. We like the trail up Mt. Peg, and the Mt. Tom trails in the Marsh– Billings–Rockefeller National Historic Park.
The house is also a fantastic place to stay for a ski vacation if you want to cover the major slopes nearby, including Stowe, Killington, Pico, and a dozen others.
We strongly recommend this house. The owner is pleasant and very responsive and the property is at once simple and luxurious.
I have stayed here twice and both trips were amazing! The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable. The property is clean and well-maintained with nice amenities. There is enough space to quietly relax and enjoy the views, but also some spacious common areas like the gourmet kitchen and the pool. The owners have great taste and have furnished the home in a simple but classy style. Woodstock has high-end shops and restaurants and there are fantastic hiking destinations within a short distance of the house. The only downside is that the vacation ends and I have to go home!
Relax at the house in a lovely setting with all the creature comforts, by the pool or the fireplace, or venture out to hike Mount Tom,
swim in the local Ottaquechee river and dare to jump from the rope swing, explore Billings Farm, the many antique shops or ski Suicide Six and Killington and then try out Okemo or Pico.
For a little luxury book in at the Woodstock Inn Spa or do a yoga class at the Woodstock Recreation Center. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and The Farmer's Market shop provides great fresh meat and produce to prepare meals at home in the newly renovated, well stocked kitchen.