Our Trip to Woodstock

This past weekend, Laura and I headed up to Woodstock, Vermont with our parents, her husband, Dan, our sister and the kids. Unfortunately, Matt had to work, and so did our other sister’s husband.

Matt and I have spent a fair amount of time in Woodstock. It is such a pretty town with plenty of outdoor activities and beautiful vistas. It’s only 2.5 hours from Boston which makes it ideal for a quick weekend getaway.

Here are a few photos from our weekend, if you’d like to see…

My brother-in-law’s boss owns an old bed and breakfast right on the main street, across from the Woodstock Inn & Resort. It’s no longer functioning as an inn, but my brother-in-law’s boss invites him and his other co-workers to use it. Such an awesome perk!

The house is huge and I love the character in each room. Milo and I chose a room with a big fireplace and four-poster bed – perfect for snuggling. There were lots of things for him to get into, like the fireplace broom and dust pan!

The house has a beautiful green lawn and a heated pool. Milo and Serena weren’t fans of the water. I think it was still too cold for their liking! But it was fun to spend some time hanging out in the yard.

Laura and I snuck away for a massage at the Woodstock Inn. The spa there is one of my favorites. The massages are great (go see Debra for some incredible deep tissue work!), but the lounging space is equally awesome. Big cozy lounge chairs, a whirlpool and sauna, and my personal favorite, a eucalyptus steam room. We didn’t have time on this occasion, but next time I’d love to sit by the pool and enjoy lunch and a post-massage smoothie. It would be such a fun leisurely ladies afternoon!

While we were at the spa, my parents and other sister walked around with the kids. They stopped by Billings Farm and enjoyed a leisurely stroll while Milo napped.

For lunch one afternoon, we stopped by Worthy Kitchen. They have a great draft beer list, and although I went with a salad this time, I’d recommend their chicken wings. (Note for vegetarians — their fries and donuts are not vegetarian-friendly.)

Mont Vert Cafe on Main Street is such a great spot for a maple latte or a local mozzarella sandwich (gluten-free bread available!), and Simon Pearce in nearby Quechee has absolutely delicious restaurant next to their showroom and workshop where you can see glass blowers at work.

Aside from that, we cooked at the house. While I should really say that my dad and brother-in-law Dan cooked. We picked up some groceries at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. For dinner, my dad made a delicious steak, served with fingerling potatoes and carrots. We had bread and cheese instead of dessert, so good.

For breakfast, Dan made his famous oatmeal pancakes. They’re always a crowd favorite.

The house had a back porch overlooking the yard. There were several rocking chairs and the kids loved sitting in them. It was very cute!

Milo and Serena have been spending a lot of time together lately, and it is so special to see their relationship develop. They’re starting to really play and they’re very affectionate with one another. They love to hug and Serena is always trying to help Milo out. He is a baby after all!

Woodstock, thanks for another great weekend. I’d love to come back this winter so that Milo can play in the snow.

  1. Love this area of VT! We are headed to Quechee in September :)

  2. Looks like such a nice weekend with family! Love your dress too!
    xoxo, Jenna