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9.25.2006 - 27 comments 

With the first day of fall right behind us and the feel of fall right around the corner here in the Midwest, I was reminded of a fall foliage trip that we went on a few years ago. We flew in to Boston's Logan Airport and took several days going all over Massachetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. One of the most beautiful places (of many) that we found was a little place called Woodstock, Vermont.

Words like romantic, magical and historic are often used to describe this quaint village that has been called "the prettiest small town in America." First settled in 1768, Woodstock retains the elegant charm and rugged character of American antiquity. With a covered bridge in the middle of town, and stately homes surrounding the village green, it is easy to see why Woodstock has been called the "quintessential New England village." You will be greeted with traditional New England hospitality in our unique shops and galleries, artisan studios, country stores and fine restaurants.

One of those was a place called the “Woodstock Inn & Resort”. It was located in the center of Vermont in the village of Woodstock, (known as the prettiest small town in America). The Inn defines sophistication without pretension, with its Four Diamond lodgings; three restaurants, including the exquisite Four Diamond-rated Main Dining Room; world-class amenities such as golf, tennis, skiing (both downhill and cross-country); and superb health and fitness offerings. It was very close to where I took this shot from.

The Inn is surrounded by all the best of Vermont: beautiful scenery, charming shops and galleries, historic covered bridges, a national park, a working dairy farm from the 1800s. So, too, the Inn’s 142 newly refurbished guest rooms and suites reflect Vermont at its finest. Original artworks by noted regional artists grace the walls. Custom designed furniture and adornments fill the guest rooms, many of which have the kind of real fireplaces often imagined but seldom found. Recently remodeled bathrooms offer every amenity, like heating lamps and oversized shower heads, which soothe and pamper.

Nestled in the heart of Vermont, Woodstock is a synonym for timeless beauty. Clear blue skies, babbling brooks, fields of flowers and pastoral farms envelop and delight as you enjoy the unhurried pace of life. Woodstock maintains a vibrant cultural heritage, continued today in a variety of venues: The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (Vermont's only national park), The Billings Farm & Museum, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), and The Pentangle Council on the Arts, just to name a few.

Embodying Vermont's natural way of life, Woodstock offers visitors convenience to world class hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and golfing as well as playing host to some of America's premier outdoor events. I would strongly recommend a stop in this area at any time you happen to get close, but really the beauty of FALL in Vermont is absolutely breathtaking.

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