Situated on what was once a 40-acre
Ottaquechee River estate, the Village Inn of Woodstock is a
Victorian mansion built by the Merrill family as a wedding
gift for their son in 1899. The historic Inn is located in the
scenic village of Woodstock, a wonderful place to experience
the best of every season.
The Village Inn of Woodstock has been
treasured over the years and retains much of the mansion's
original splendor. An impressive oak staircase, fireplaces and
hearths, wood floors, rich oak wainscotting and molding,
ornate tin ceilings, cranberry glass lamps, pocket doors,
built-in drawers, and heavy beveled glass are all original to
the home. Downstairs in the cozy tavern you will find stained
glass windows, a 19th-century bar top, and a custom brass
rail. A large chess table, made by Evelyn's uncle, invites you
to a game of chess or checkers. The dining room is accented
with antiques, David's original artwork, and a folk art
collection. Guests may relax in the tavern, the parlor, an
intimate sitting room upstairs with television and VCR, the
first- and second-floor porches, and the professionally
landscaped Victorian shade garden.
The guest rooms, each with private bath,
are elegantly appointed with period antiques. Guest rooms are
uniquely decorated and equipped with extended cable
television, cozy down comforters in the closets, and air
conditioning during the summer months. Four have a fireplace
and three have a whirpool tub. There is a wireless network
throughout the Inn.
In the morning, awaken to the gentle aromas
of a delicious three-course breakfast. Indulge in fresh,
seasonal fruit, juice, coffee straight from New Orleans, a
selection of fine teas, Evelyn's home-baked muffins or coffee
cake, and a cooked-to-order main entree. So that you may have
a choice for your breakfast, your hosts always offer bacon and
eggs, Evelyn's hearty homemade granola, or David's special of
the day, which might be an omelette, French toast, or fluffy
pancakes, served with real Vermont maple syrup.
Woodstock's own natural beauty, historic
homes, covered bridges, and elegant shops are some of the many
reasons why people first come to visit. But these combined
with many other attractions keep visitors coming back year
after year. For some, it may be the challenge of alpine
skiing, cross-country ski touring, or romantic sleigh rides.
For others, the lure may be the adventure
of biking, horseback riding, canoeing, or hiking the back
trails. You might enjoy a relaxing game of golf, tennis, or
basking in the sun at one of the many lakes in the region.
Many appreciate the varied cultural activities at nearby
Dartmouth College and the Hopkins Center in Hanover, or the
dramatic views of the Quechee Gorge.