August 30th, 2011 by kathy
Jackson House Backyard - Irene's Gift
Irene did bring some major devastation to central Vermont, but The Jackson House Inn was quite lucky with no damage sustained. Our rooms offer relaxation and the same beautiful views. An overflow of our brook and pond left some mud in a few back gardens and lawns which can be cleaned. The lack of wind means that fall foliage should be as beautiful as ever, but there is also still green to enjoy now with the cool, crisp Vermont evenings.
Dinner at the Inn - Thank You, Irene
We did have a wonderful time with our inn guests during the storm and even enjoyed a “family” dinner in the dining room. Contributions of food, elbow grease and great conversation made for an evening we will always remember! Thank you to John, Laura, Art, Helena, Elisabeth, Jim and Suzanne!
Woodstock’s downtown suffered some power and water outages, but work is underway for some re-openings soon. Unfortunately some families and businesses along the larger rivers were not quite so fortunate, and our hearts go out to them. US Route 4 is clear from Woodstock east to the New Hampshire border; repairs are underway on that same route about a mile west of our inn toward Bridgewater and Killington – we’ll have a better timetable on that and some other local roads as the week progresses.
July 26th, 2011 by kathy
Exciting news for The Jackson House Inn! We are proud to have been awarded Green Hotel status in Vermont in recognition of our ongoing commitment to conservation and protection of the environment. In addition to being a completely smoke-free inn and property, we take our responsibility for offering a healthy environment very seriously. Organic Vermont Coffee Company coffee and a delicious assortment of organic and herbal teas provide the perfect start on the porch, the patio or in a cozy chair. Rick shops daily to access the freshest, locally-sourced breakfast ingredients available with an emphasis on organic options. Only natural oils are used in our amenities and fresh scents from soy-based candles linger through the public spaces. In addition to our efforts to increase recycling and reuse, our guests’ attention to recycling of products and conservation of our precious water and electrical supply is truly appreciated. Careful selection of linens and cleaning products contribute to comfort at every turn. A special thank you to Peter Crawford and the VT Small Business Development Center for their support.
The Green Surroundings at The Jackson House Inn
And, while we’re talking green – thank you to Boston Magazine for recommending our inn as part of their summer travel guide. Their description of Vermont is perfect – “…where God goes on vacation…the crowds are nowhere in sight…the farms come into their own…the mountains…erupt in the entire spectrum of green…” Come join us!
July 23rd, 2011 by kathy
Relax at The Jackson House Inn pond
Summer in Woodstock offers so many activities and attractions. As the heat of summer continues, we say goodbye to July with two outstanding events. The Jackson House Inn is the perfect place to add relaxation and serenity to a weekend visit.
Bookstock 2011 – The Green Mountain Festival of Words – takes center stage in Woodstock, Vermont from July 29 – 31. Over 30 renowned New England authors and poets will be on hand to share their work and present workshops. Shop a fabulous book sale and enjoy food and music on Woodstock’s Village Green.
And – step across the street from The Jackson House Inn to Union Arena on Saturday and Sunday for the 37th Annual Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Show. Browse room settings of the finest antiques from respected dealers in the Green Mountain State. Fine jewelry, silver and glassware will be highlighted as well.
Mention one of these two events in your reservation request for a stay with us (which can be completed online through our website or on the phone) and receive a 5% discount for your stay.
June 17th, 2011 by kathy
Beauty in bloom at Woodstock Vermont's Jackson House Inn
The colors of spring and summer have exploded here at The Jackson House Inn and all over Woodstock, Vermont. The air is fresh and crisp, the attractions are open, and area events are filling the calendar. Come to a peaceful, lush retreat just off Vermont’s newest Scenic Byway – Route 4, The Crossroad of Vermont. Just a few of the many special reasons to plan a visit:
June 17-19: The sky fills with the brightest array of colors as the Quechee Hot Air Balloon and Craft Festival takes center stage in nearby Quechee, Vermont. As the longest continually running balloon festival in New England, the event offers beauty in the sky and in the work of many craftspeople plus great food and music. The Jackson House Inn is just a short drive from it all!
June 25: Nature’s full splendor will be on display along the History in Bloom Garden Tour in Woodstock. Sponsored by the Woodstock Historical Society, the day includes a floral exhibit and highlights the 250th anniversary of the chartering of Woodstock.
Billings Farm Celebrates Summer
June 1 – 30: Celebrate Dairy Month every day at Sugarbush Farm where you can sample 15 varieties of cheese; and on Sundays, visit Billings Farm & Museum for Ice Cream Sundays. Learn the history and science behind homemade ice-cream – lend a hand and, of course, take a taste!
July 2: Interplay Jazz students and faculty complete their week-long jazz experience with a concert at Billings Farm (2 – 4PM). Sit, relax and enjoy!
July 4: Celebrate our nation’s independence all day long. An Old Vermont 4th is scheduled at Billings Farm (10AM-5PM); a village Fourth of July celebration in Woodstock fills the afternoon and evening (4-10PM). The Jackson House Inn‘s location offers direct view of the fireworks from our porches and yard or walk to the field for entertainment, food and fun under the show!
May 17th, 2011 by kathy
Memorial Day on the Jackson House Porch
Memorial Day Weekend is the time to visit us in Woodstock, Vermont! Whatever your interest, come stay at The Jackson House Inn to relax, rejuvenate and refresh. This holiday weekend in Central Vermont offers the chance to visit Vermont’s talented artists in their studios, cheer on competitors in Killington’s major cycling stage race event or at the pony dressage rally at the Green Mountain Horse Association, or sample Vermont cheeses at Billings Farm and Museum, all while we truly honor those who have preserved our freedom.
Memorial Day marks the “unofficial” start to summer, so our rockers and wicker chairs are waiting for you on our porches, balconies and patios. You can relax and refresh – the golden-green hues of spring have given way to hills of lush maples and bright green lawns. Our brook is flowing and the pond is shimmering – it’s time to breathe in the outdoors!
Stay at The Jackson House Inn and take advantage of one of our Memorial Day weekend discounts:
- Book two weekend nights, get the weekday rate
- Book three nights, receive a 50% discount for the third night
April 18th, 2011 by kathy
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website and blog, fully designed in WordPress by our web host, InsideOut Solutions. The WordPress platform allows us to easily update the pages of our website. The new blog enables us to provide the latest news and information about The Jackson House Inn and the Greater Woodstock, Vermont area. We hope you find the new design attractive, easy to navigate and filled with great information about the inn and our location.
March 8th, 2011 by kathy
What a perfect time of year to visit the beauty and view the talent of Vermont! The Jackson House Inn at Woodstock is conveniently located in near many exciting attractions and events. Enjoy the peace and comfort of a country inn – start your day with a delicious breakfast, experience culture and history, then refresh on our private grounds. Here are just a few of the many opportunities that await:
Billings Farm Spring Festival
Billings Farm & Museum’s Spring Farm Festival (April 30 – May 1) features activities and exhibits (yes, you can help with the plowing!). Watch sheep shearing, take a wagon ride, experience spring on a farm.
Catch the final performances of “Evita” at Northern Stage in White River Junction through May 8.
Enjoy acclaimed musicians in Woodstock as Pentangle Arts Council presents Bruce Cockburn and Band on May 12 and Jon Anderson on May 21 or attend first-run movies in the Town Hall theatre on Friday, Sunday and Monday.
- And to close the month during Memorial Day Weekend, Billings Farm & Museum presents a kickoff to Dairy Month with “Cows and Camembert Weekend” on May 28 & 29. Sample Vermont’s delicious cheeses, watch ice cream and butter making (the “old-fashioned” way), and learn about the farm from the cow’s perspective!
Vermont Potter - Open Studio
Finally – an amazing opportunity – Memorial Day weekend is also “Open Studio Weekend” in the state. Artists open their doors and invite you to see their work in the studios where their talents create works of art. Sponsored by the Vermont Crafts Council, this year’s event highlights the work of 263 artisans throughout the state. Enjoy the work of potters, painters, weavers, glass blowers, and many more. Visit over 20 participating artists in Windsor County alone!