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Woodstock road trip

Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip

Dave and I are due for another Woodstock road trip. Settled in 1768, Woodstock is repeatedly named one of the prettiest small towns in America. When you visit, you’ll quickly understand why.

Here you’ll find historic homes and local businesses lining the streets, a covered bridge in the middle of town, Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.

In Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide, I came across the following quote about Woodstock by Senator Jacob Collamer (1791-1865) that pretty much sums it up: “The good people of Woodstock have less incentive than others to yearn for heaven.”

**If you go: Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce



The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Categories:
Billings Farm and Museum, Central Vermont, History, My Favorite Places, Parks, Scenic, Travel Tips, Windsor County, Woodstock
11 Comments
  • Carolyn
    Posted at 00:29h, 14 June Reply

    gorgeous! i’ve never been, but should add it to my list of vermont roadtrips. how i love finding other vermont blogs 🙂

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 11:00h, 14 June Reply

    Hi Carolyn — Woodstock is a great little town. Probably about 90 minutes from Burlington. Glad to have found your blog too!

  • LC
    Posted at 11:36h, 14 June Reply

    Love that area of Vermont… always visit when we return, but the traffic can drive you a bit nuts when you’re used to the living in the country in the midwest, although we have plenty of traffic as well and more each year. Larry

  • elvira pajarola
    Posted at 20:22h, 14 June Reply

    What lovely photography of this lovely antique town…! I do love old places…if I ever come to Vermont I certainly would love to visit this pretty place!!

    …(oh, happy anniversary…..I noticed the magnificient orchids, cara Erica!)
    ciao ciao elvira

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 01:07h, 16 June Reply

    Hi Larry — It really is a nice area. We always take a couple of day trips to Woodstock every year. I’m glad to hear you make it back there too!

    Hi Elvira — Woodstock is really a classic New England town and the houses and buildings are so beautiful.
    (Thanks for the anniversary wishes! We had a wonderful weekend!)

  • matthew houskeeper
    Posted at 19:07h, 17 June Reply

    I always liked Woodstock. Never spent a lot of time there, but it’s certainly nice.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 11:25h, 18 June Reply

    Hi Matt — I remember you telling me that. The town reminds me a little bit of Stonington (without the water of course).

  • Janice
    Posted at 23:30h, 20 June Reply

    Oh, I love Woodstock. We go often. Christmas there is the best.

    Lovely pictures.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:50h, 20 June Reply

    Hi Janice, Thanks so much for stopping by. Christmas in Woodstock is beautiful! Wassail Weekend in December is a great event too.

  • dAwN
    Posted at 19:17h, 21 June Reply

    I love that part of Vermont. Jeff and I were married at the Quechee Inn…great memories

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:03h, 21 June Reply

    Hi Dawn — What a beautiful area to get married! I love that part of VT, too. There’s definitely something really special about it.

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