"The Prettiest Small Town in America" Woodstock by nicolaitan

Woodstock Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 50 photos

The Quintessential Vermont Experience

So named by The Ladies Home Journal some years ago, Woodstock is a prosperous resort community located between the green hills and the Ottauquechee River. There is an attractive downtown business center and a number of tourist attractions including the Billings Farm and Museum, a ski center, a gorgeous golf course, and innumerable craft and artisan shops. Antique stores seem to number in the millions, like one on every corner. And all are set in this lovely valley. There are many superb restaurants most featuring American cuisine and local produce. The large hotel in town is the Woodstock Inn, 6 years on the Conde Nast gold list and one of Travel and Leisure magazine's 500 greatest hotels. There are innumerable upscale bed and breakfast establishments in town and in the surrounding villages and on farms.

The History

First settled in 1765, Woodstock was the shire town for Windsor County, bringing business and professional people and their families from neighboring states. They constructed the Federal-style homes that surround the large village green today, which is dominated by the Woodstock Inn on the southern side. Residents have included the founder of Railway Express, Laurance Rockefeller, and Sinclair Lewis.

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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Yes, this really does look like The Quintessential Vermont Experience! I like the Federal Style houses and the covered bridge. I see that this town is not far from Hanover -- I recently revisited the original Hannover in Germany, but have never been to the one in Vermont, which I imagine is somewhat smaller.

  • BeaTest's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2011 at 8:12 AM

    Hallo Lew, is this the Woodstock of the famous Music-event in the 1970s ?

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2010 at 5:17 AM

    Thanks for your time to read about Germany's little towns such as Meinberg, Werder, Strausberg. Thanks also for the informations to any questions.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    The covered bridge is beautiful and so are the lovely blooms! The rolling hills of lush green grass look inviting. Nice page! I am surprised there aren't more Woodstock pages in VT.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    So many towns and cities in the US worth visiting... Thanks for your introduction, Alan!

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2009 at 1:07 AM

    lovely place to visit some day. I will choose a cheaper hotel though ;)

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Nice page. Oh yes, I saw all these art & craft shops. A zillion :-)

  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    Beautiful tulips at this famous place.Thanks for visiting my Long beach page!It is not too cold here-actually it is only minus 3degree and sunny.Greetings

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Famous place in US

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2008 at 6:59 AM

    Gorgeous territory. Love the covered bridge, of course. Don't we all? Looks like a lavish Inn, which must be a marvelous place to stay.


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