New England's Best Small Towns: Woodstock, VT

By Donna Garlough | Boston Magazine |

 

Charm is deeply rooted in Woodstock, and reaches full flower in its namesake inn. Once a mansion owned by Laurance Rockefeller, the Woodstock Inn and Resort looms over the village center, yet not in a megahotel-swallows-rustic-hamlet kind of way. It entertains both locals and guests with live music, and the affiliated Billings Farm puts on festivals throughout the year. Inside, it’s newly luxe: The renovated rooms—deep loveseats, old-school plaids—come with giant TVs and regional art, and the Red Rooster restaurant has a Zen feel and upscale fare. Meanwhile, the seasonal activities (leaf-peeping in Quechee Gorge, toasting marshmallows at the inn’s outdoor fire pit) are utterly timeless. —Donna Garlough

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