Winter in Woodstock, Vermont

Are you looking for the perfect New Egland winter getaway not centered around skiing and close to Boston? I have written before about things to do in Woodstock, Vermont, when there isn’t snow on the ground, but it is also an ideal place for a winter weekend. The historic town is charming and romantic and full of New England winter things to do. The main street has gorgeous buildings, a covered bridge, and excellent shopping and art galleries.

Things to Do in Woodstock, Vermont in Winter

Stay in a country inn and enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace.

The Woodstock Inn

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The Woodstock Inn

The Woodstock Inn is pricy but pretty perfect for this activity. The inn also has a spa and four restaurants. It is right in the middle of town, so an easy walk to shops and galleries of Woodstock.

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Kedron Valley Inn

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Kedron Valley Inn

If you are looking for a more quiet getaway with fewer people, check out the Kedron Valley Inn in South Woodstock. It still has an elegant, colonial main house but is set in a quieter town.

Book a room at the Kendron Valley Inn now.

Go on a Sleigh Ride.

You can book a one-hour sleigh ride over the snow through the Kedron Valley Stables. The drivers are locals, so you can also learn about the area while being out in nature.

They provide blankets, but the ride through South Woodstock’s farmland is cold, so dress warmly. The people before us wore fancy city clothes, and we were much more comfortable in our winter clothes.

Experience the peace of nature with Nordic skiing.

Woodstock has its own Nordic center with 45 miles of groomed trails through Mount Peg and Mount Tom. You can rent all your equipment here as well.

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Cross-country skiing in South Woodstock, Vermont

Explore the woods by snowshoe.

Snowshoeing can also be done on Woodstock’s Nordic Center trails, but you can also explore private trails if you own snowshoes.

Zoom through the snowy mountains on a fat bike.

Although this is an activity you can do through the Nordic center, there are many other options. Check out 5 Essential Mountain Biking Spots in Woodstock.

Have an amazing farm-to-table meal in an old farmhouse.

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Our wine dinner experience

I don’t know that I have ever had a bad food experience in Woodstock. On my last visit, we did a wine dinner at the Inn at Weathersfield. We sat by a roaring fire in the 1792 building and feasted on French foods, such as duck, paired with French wines.

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A purple finch enjoying Vermont.

If you want to leave town for some more adrenaline-inducing adventures, you can also try…

Snowmobiling around Killington


Skiing at Okemo, Killington, or Suicide Six.

So, as you can see, the charming village of Woodstock, Vermont, is the perfect spot for a relaxing or invigorating New England winter getaway. Whether you choose to spend the weekend recharging or get out into nature, there are so many things to do in Woodstock, Vermont, in winter.

There are many things to do in winter in Woodstock, Vermont making it an ideal place for a New England winter getaway. #winterinNewEngalnd #Vermont #winterinVermont

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6 thoughts on “Winter in Woodstock, Vermont”

  1. I have never been to Vermont, but this is such a great post. Would absolutely love to visit especially during winter. I currently live in California and there is absolutely no winter – in reality it feels like it is summer already (and it is still February). I love the snow though and the cozy warm winter vibes. Would definitely have to plan a trip to Woodstock during the winter!

  2. The Woodstock Inn looks like a great spot to splurge for a winter visit to Woodstock. A great place to warm up after a sleigh ride. Or maybe if we try a fat bike in the snow! It sure looks like we will eat well on our stay. All good reasons to head for a winter trip to Vermont.

  3. Oh my goodness, a sleigh ride in the snow in Vermont sounds like something out of a story book – sign me up! Snowshoeing and sipping cocoa by the fire at the Woodstock Inn also sound like fun. Vermont looks so beautiful!

  4. This is a great post for me as I love snowy winter activities but I don’t know how to ski (yet!). The Woodstock Inn looks lovely, and the fact that this is a culinary destination makes Woodstock even more enticing. I would not want to miss a sleigh ride either!


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