Pampering Yourself in Ivy-League Style in Woodstock, VT
The Woodstock Inn welcomes you with an enormous, colonial-style hearth featuring a carved wooden eagle on its mantel, so you’d be forgiven if you thought you had accidentally wandered into the halls of Princeton or Dartmouth. The inn is a throwback to the Ivy League’s archetypal golden age—pure upper-class refinement with a healthy dose of history. The current structure, which was built circa 1969, hearkens back to its 1890s-era predecessor. Originally owned by the Rockefeller family, the Woodstock Inn and its environs (including nearby ski hill Suicide Six) bear the mark of the wealthy industrialists. The elegant, well-appointed rooms feature Simon Pearce lamps, Keurig coffee makers, BOSE radios, double-sink marble bathrooms, and shelves filled with Shakespeare, Joyce, Mann, and Kafka. For dining, check out the inn’s newest AAA 4-diamond jewel— the Red Rooster Tavern—or the cozy, 18th-century-themed pub, Richardson’s Tavern.