Showing posts from April, 2019

Vermont's Most Beautiful Address - The Woodstock Inn & Resort

If we could could think of one town that embodies the culture of Vermont it would be Woodstock. From a quaint town center, to rolling hills, parks, and farms--Woodstock has an aura that will delight almost anyone. Nestled in the center of town is the Woodstock Inn & Resort, where we recently enjoyed a fantastic weekend.

The property is rich with history dating back to the late 1700's, exchanging owners many times before eventually getting a full remodel by Laurence Rockefeller in the late 1960's. In 2018, all 142 guest rooms and suites were renovated. When you enter the main doors into the lobby you are greeted with a charming and elegant atmosphere. There is a giant fireplace and many different common rooms throughout the main floor and lobby area. Many of them feature photos and stories of the people who helped create the property.

The newly renovated guest rooms were stunning. Ours was equipped with a king bed, separate seating area with a couch and chair, and a huge ba…

March Skiing at the Beast of the East - Killington Mountain

Recently we visited one of the most renowned ski mountains in the north east, Killington Ski Resort. We lucked out with perfect March weather, right around freezing and bluebird skies throughout the weekend. Killington is one the staples of New England skiing. They boast 155 trails, across 6 peaks, and have a balanced distribution of beginner, intermediate, and expert trails.

We spent the weekend in the Grand Resort Hotel, which is their slopeside ski in/out hotel. The Grand has everything you could ask for in a slopeside hotel- spacious upscale rooms, restaurant on site, valet parking, pool and hot tubs, huge lounge, and so on.

As for the skiing, Killington caters to all abilities and interests. Their variety of challenging terrain stands up to any mountain in New England. I started the day off taking the K-1 Express Gondola up to the summit, while there were no lines at all. From there, I went down the upper section of Downdraft into Big Dipper, which is a challenging glade but wit…