What do you get when you blend the summer and fall seasons?
You get SummerALL Season. Yes, it’s true and what does this mean?
Definition: The best season to visit Vermont with the feel of summer and a hint of fall; from Labor Day through the end of September.
SummerALL Season is happening, but not as crazy busy as summer. The temperature is perfect; the landscape is pristine and bug-free! Woodstock’s engaging beauty turns you on to a hike up Mt. Tom overlooking Woodstock, a chairlift ride to see fall unfold, and maybe a cast onto the river or a walk down our lush fairways.
Our very own Billings Farm & Museum embraces this season with a plethora of activity including the 32nd Annual Quilt exhibition (through September 15th), Wagon Rides, Craft Saturdays, Garden Tours, and you can even learn to milk a cow, yes, milk a cow!
September offers the Woodstock Art Festival, the Hunter Jumper Series at Green Mountain Horse Association, farmers markets everywhere, and classic state fairs. Vermont is also one of the most scenic driving or biking states. During the month of September you can meander very easily for a day trip. Just jump in your car or ride a bike from our resort onto Vermont’s historic byways, and experience a breathtaking adventure.
Upcoming Red Barn Events: Fall Harvest Dinners, Tours & Tastings
Chef Rhys Lewis and Master Gardener Benjamin Pauly are at it again offering a variety of culinary and garden classes this SummerALL Season and into October highlighted by our Fall Harvest Dinners, Tours & Tastings. The Red Barn Dinners have sold out all summer, so plan ahead and reserve this uniquely Woodstock Inn & Resort experience.
We are now moving into the season where the tomato production fades and the squash, gourds, and pumpkins are making a play in our Kelly Way Gardens. We are looking forward to how this fall produce becomes plated in the Red Rooster Restaurant with talented Chef de Cuisine Chris Lauinger’s delicious recipes. And Benjamin will certainly bring in new décor from our gardens to our lobby and entrance with the season’s variety of distinctively shaped vegetables.
Base Lodge Bluegrass Festival at Suicide Six
In partnership with Artistree (a must visit), we will be hosting two hot bands for our first annual Base Lodge Bluegrass Festival at Suicide Six. The event kicks off Labor Day weekend!
Friday, August 31st
Gates open 5:30pm - FREE scenic lift ride, per ticket, with entry between 5:30-6:15pm!
Food for purchase: amazing Chef's BBQ, Brews, and snacks!
Kids activities and face painting! Kids under 12 are FREE!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and family for an evening at the base lodge.
Location: Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret, VT 05067
*This is a rain or shine event* (rain location indoors at the lodge)
“The British Are Coming!”
Not exactly, but we now have on display two of Paul Revere’s bells that Mr. Laurance Rockefeller purchased in 1975. Yes, one of Paul Revere’s occupation was that of an Iron Caster where he eventually made church bells after the Revolutionary War. In fact, when these bells were purchased, they became the 5th and 6th Revere bells in Woodstock, VT (3 churches plus the Masonic Temple possess the others). A few years ago we had one on display near our old putting green on the South Lawn at the Inn, but both the green and the bell were removed during a landscape redesign. We have now brought both bells back to life and have again placed the larger of the two in our South Lawn gardens. The smaller one has found a home at the Country Club. The Country Club bell is “live” and ringable to help start golf tournaments and other special events. We love preserving American treasures!
The Most Colorful Time of Year
It’s no wonder that Travel & Leisure and Trip Advisor have named Woodstock, Vermont as one of the best places to see fall foliage. We do boast one of the prettiest small towns in America, and fall has so much to do with it. With a large variety of trees that produce leaves that turn to red, orange, and yellow, it is the blend of colors that is one of nature’s most remarkable phenomenons. So, Wake up this fall with us and begin your day strolling through the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park just a short walk from the Inn. We sprinkle hints of fall everywhere in spa treatments, menus, specialty drinks, décor, and goodies in our gift shop.