Woodstock Inn & Resort is a year-round destination in the village of Woodstock, Vermont that embraces the vision of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller. With a legacy that’s deeply rooted in the Woodstock community, the Inn is cherished for its preservation of New England history, heritage, and elegance.
Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is a four-season gateway to New England’s heritage and personalized hospitality. Established by Laurance and Mary Rockefeller, today’s Inn features fine craftsmanship accented with elegant, artisanal amenities that reflect our authentic Vermont style and service.
1793 - The Tavern That Started It All
Captain Israel Richardson built one of the first lodging accommodations in the newly designated shire town of Woodstock, Vermont. Over the next 50 years, the original two-story Richardson’s Tavern changed ownership many times, undergoing numerous alterations and additions, quickly exceeding capacity as the arrival of the town’s first railroad brought many new visitors to the area.
1830 - The Eagle Hotel
Moody Heath, an expert carver and a local cabinetmaker carves a large golden eagle that is mounted above the Tavern’s entrance. Richardson’s Tavern is renamed The Eagle Hotel. The original eagle is preserved in our Rockefeller ballroom, the Woodstock Inn incorporated the eagle symbol into their brand identity and remains so to this day.
1892 - The Original Woodstock Inn
Responding to the tourism boom of the mid-19th century, the new Woodstock Inn was built on the site of the original Eagle Hotel for $120,000 and was celebrated for its grand architecture, 400-foot verandah, and more than 100 guest rooms. The Inn quickly attracted many affluent visitors and became known as Vermont’s first winter-sports center for tourists, with “riotous” winter parties that were the talk of Boston and Montreal. (Source: The Green Mountains of Vermont)
1897 - Arthur Wilder
A key individual at the Woodstock Inn was Arthur Wilder, brother of one of the early investors, who was an accomplished painter, managed the Woodstock Inn from 1897 until 1935. His impressionistic murals of old Woodstock are displayed in the Inn today.
1956 - Rock Resorts
Laurance Rockefeller was a conservationist whose vision was to create eco-freindly resorts.The RockResorts brand was originally created in 1956 by Laurance Rockefeller, with the development of Caneel Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Other resorts formerly branded under the RockResorts identity include Little Dix on Virgin Gorda; The Lodge at Koele, Manele Bay on the Hawaiian island of Lanai; The Mauna Kea on the Big Island; Kapalua Bay Hotel on Maui; The Hyatt Dorado Beach, Cerromar Beach in Puerto Rico; The Woodstock Inn in Vermont; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Wyoming. In 1986, the Rockefeller family sold the brand to CSX Corp.
1967 - Laurance Rockefeller purchases the Woodstock Inn
Over the years, basic improvements were made to the Inn, but a major renovation was needed to modernize the building. Laurance S. Rockefeller was approached by the Inn’s resident manager David Beach to help with the remodel. After some research it was determined that even a superficial remodeling would cost $600,000 and experts agreed that tearing the Inn down and building a new one would be the only feasible approach. In November, Mr. Rockefeller purchased the Inn with plans to tear down the neglected building and construct an entirely new hotel.
1969 - Woodstock Inn’s Modern Debut
On March 22 Mr. and Mrs. Rockefeller hosted a final dinner dance at the old Inn, which was then closed after 76 years of service. On November 23 the new Inn was completed, which remains in operation as the Woodstock Inn & Resort we know today.
1970 - 2015
Since the opening of the new Inn the resort has been expanded 4 times with revisions to guest rooms and public spaces. In 1970 The Woodstock Ski Touring Center was opened and in 1986 The Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club opened south of the Golf course. In 2010, the addition of our 10,000 square foot, LEED-certified Spa facility that features 10 treatment rooms, a bridal suite and locally sourced products.
2016 - Woodstock Inn & Resort Unveils Enhancements
The completion of Phase 1 of our enhancement project were reveiled in May of 2016. Public “Living” Spaces, Front Lawn and Entry were enhanced with a $2.6 million investment. These enhancements included a completely new lobby and library that were designed to create a community “living room” in keeping with the Inn’s classic New England Federalist structure. These changes offer guests significantly improved service levels with a new check-in process and expanded concierge presence. In addition, we have made beautiful upgrades to our front lawn and entrance with improvements completed to the porte cochere, front steps, entryway, landscaping, and more.
Staying at the Inn
New England culture and elegant accommodations await at Woodstock Inn & Resort. Set against the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, Woodstock Inn is a year-round destination wrapped in luxury and history. From gorgeous, wood-beam bed frames to plush, hand-dyed blankets, each of our 142 rooms and suites embraces Vermont’s signature style.
Woodstock Inn is a reflection of a timeless resort experience. Throughout the building, historic details are blended with modern conveniences for today’s travelers, creating a vibrant ambiance and an unforgettable escape to Woodstock, Vermont’s landmark resort.
The Community of Woodstock
Energetic, artistic, and creative.
The irresistible village of Woodstock, Vermont is a buzzing community of rich New England flavor and vivid character. Traditional general stores, farm-to-table restaurants, fine art galleries, and boutiques line the village street in the heart of downtown Woodstock, while its magnetic spirit invites visitors to uncover the treasures of Vermont.
Activities & Recreation
Named one of the top 100 resorts by Golf Magazine, the golf course at Woodstock Inn & Resort Country Club is a challenging, 18-hole masterpiece veiled by lush hillsides and unspoiled Vermont landscapes.
Woodstock Athletic Club
Invigorate the body with health, wellness, aquatic, and tennis programs to match any fitness level at our 42,000-square-foot Racquet & Fitness Club, also featuring a heated, 30ft x 60ft indoor swimming pool.
Whether exploring the expansive hiking trails or touring the Billings Farm, the spirit of adventure begins with a plethora of things to do in Woodstock, Vermont.
Ski Suicide Six
One of the oldest ski resorts in Vermont’s mountains, Suicide Six Ski Area welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all abilities with 23 exciting trails, family-friendly terrain, and a cozy alpine ski lodge, including a network of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails nearby.
Spa / Relax & Rejuvenate
A contemporary retreat for total body wellness.
The LEED-certified Spa at Woodstock Inn & Resort is an indulgence in custom spa treatments and therapies infused with the essence of Vermont. Before a treatment, unwind in the Great Room, where the peaceful sanctuary and wood-burning fireplace revitalize the mind. Afterwards, wander the four-season outdoor courtyard, breathe in the Scandinavian cedar sauna, or dip into the restorative whirlpool waters.
In the summer, the Japanese lilac meditation tree and outdoor swimming pool encourage guests to linger a little longer. Guests can enjoy:
- Restorative Massages
- Seasonal Body Treatments
- Skin Care Facials
- Makeup and Salon Studio
- Manicures and Pedicures
- Custom Packages
Farm-fresh cuisine, carefully harvested ingredients, and regional recipes inspire the seasonal menus at the Woodstock Inn & Resort’s four distinct restaurants. Our talented culinary team prepares savory dishes from scratch, always seasoned with exceptional, homegrown flavor. The chefs work with our Master Gardener at the resort's Kelly Way Gardens to harvest ingredients for creative entrées and innovative cocktails, resulting in exceptional Northeastern cuisine.
- The Red Rooster: The Red Rooster is a AAA Four Diamond-rated dining experience featuring local purveyors and homemade victuals – like specialty cheeses, heirloom produce, and organic meats – served up in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
- Richardson’s Tavern: The essence of Vermont is paired with a bar featuring local craft brews and spirits at Richardson’s Tavern, where a relaxed atmosphere invites warm conversation among friends and family.
- The Fairway Grill: The 19th hole converges at The Fairway Grille, which brings al fresco club cuisine to the scenic greens of the award-winning Woodstock Country Club.
- Pearly's Pourhouse: Winter weather was meant for the hearty soups, savory sandwiches, and fresh, colorful salads at Pearly's Pourhouse, located slopeside at Suicide Six Ski Area.