Do you have a favorite season to visit Woodstock?
It would be hard to beat the snowy hills, sugar-frosted trees and roaring fires of winter.
Winter is not only one of the prettiest seasons, it can also be one of the most active. Outdoor pursuits are ideal for the casual weekend visitor or passionate enthusiast. While freshly groomed trails at the Nordic Center and Suicide Six Ski Area beckon, the snow-lined streets of the historic village of Woodstock offer a variety of get-in-from-the-cold distractions for browsing, shopping, and dining.
First up is alpine skiing at the family-friendly Suicide Six Ski Area, Woodstock Resort Inn & Resort’s private mountain just a short drive away. The newly installed quad chairlift allows skiers to enjoy classic New England skiing on 24 trails plus two challenging black-diamond runs.
The Tubbs Snowshoes & Nordic Adventure Center, just a half-mile from the Resort’s front door,
offers an extensive, 30 km network of trails around Mt. Peg and Mt. Tom
for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or fat tire biking, the newest sporting craze.
No matter how you spend your time outdoors, the Resort is a welcome beacon of relaxation and warmth...the roaring lobby fire...a cozy reading nook under the watchful gaze of founder Laurance Rockefeller in the Library...a local microbrew on tap at Richardson’s Tavern...a soul-nourishing massage and steam bath at the Spa...the tantalizing farm-to-fork menu at the Red Rooster...there are many tempting reasons to never step outside once you arrive.
There’s still plenty of time to book a winter getaway to Woodstock.
Winter: So Much To Do
Vermonters don’t shy away from the outdoors in winter...and there are plenty of events in and around Woodstock to enjoy. Among just some of what’s on at Woodstock over the winter:
The Third Annual Tubbs Snowshoes “Face Race” on February 3 invites challengers to snowshoe the 600 vertical foot ascent up Suicide Six’s famous black diamond trail (with a much easier return).
President’s Week is chock-a-block with activities for families. Starting February 16, each day guests will find a variety of outdoor and indoor fun, including cross country ski lessons, sleigh rides, a “Falconry Look & Learn,” afternoon story time in the lobby, and family movie night. Plus, the Eagle restaurant features a farm-to-table kid-friendly family dinner menu starting at 5:00. For more, click here.
And for something completely different, join the Abe-BERM-Ham’s Fat Bike Slalom at Suicide Six on February 19.
A Woodstock Favorite: Vermont Cheese Fondue
Is there a better winter warm-me-up than a piping hot cheese fondue? Center stage in Executive Chef Rhys Lewis’s recipe are “can’t-get-more-local-than-this” ingredients, including cheeses from Billings Farm, just up the road, and Vermont Farmstead in South Woodstock, with a good dose of Harpoon Ale IPA. To enjoy a taste of Woodstock at home, click here for the recipe.
What we’ve been working on this winter...
The Resort team has been hard at work this winter to enhance all of our guest rooms, and we’ve created two new suites to honor the legacy of founders Laurance and Mary Rockefeller. The Laurance S. Rockefeller Suite reflects its namesake’s refined elegance with a full-size dining room adorned with a 360-degree hand-painted mural, a gas fireplace in the sitting room, and bedroom with a cedar-lined closet. You could get lost in the over-sized bathroom with a separate soaking tub and steam shower, too.
Scroll through the slideshow below for a sneak peek...
and stay tuned as we unveil more of our “new” rooms over the next few months.
Join us for our Third Annual Tubbs Snowshoes "Face Race"
Enjoy bragging rights that you snowshoed up Suicide Six's famous black diamond trail "The Face" and returned down "Easy Mile"
Click here for details.