Posts Tagged ‘Billings Farm Museum’

Welcome Summer in Woodstock, VT – Something for Everyone

June 17th, 2014 by Kathy Terwelp

Relaxing getaway at Woodstock's Jackson House InnFinally – it’s time to enjoy yourself and embrace summer in New England!  Coming to Woodstock, Vermont puts you in the perfect location.  Whether you prefer exercise, theater, music, or history – you will find it in our town.  We have a few rooms remaining on weekends, so let us host your visit.

June 21:  Only a few spots remain in Long Trail’s Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.  Our inn is only a 10-minute drive from the start/finish!  The 60-mile course passes near our inn…

June 20 – 29: BarnArts Center for the Arts presents “Little Shop of Horrors” – what fun!  The drive to Barnard from our inn is beautiful at this time of year.

June 28:  The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival Tour will perform just outside Woodstock at Suicide Six Ski Area.  Gates open at 5PM, so grab a delicious picnic dinner from our friends at the Woodstock Farmers Market or head to the site after an early meal in the village.  (The rain location is directly across from our inn at Woodstock High School if Mother Nature does not cooperate.)

June 22 & 29:  June is Dairy Month, so visit Billings Farm & Museum to experience Ice Cream Sundays.  Help to make and then have a chance to taste a hand-cranked summer treat!  Displays and programs highlight the history of dairy farming and its wonderful contribution to the area.Ice Cream making in Woodstock, Vermont at Billings Farm and Museum

Frosty, Festive February in Woodstock, VT

February 3rd, 2014 by Kathy Terwelp

Wintry scene outside Woodstock VTDid you just turn the page on your calendar?  Find the best way to enjoy February in Vermont – a visit to Woodstock for a special getaway.  With easy access to cross-country and snowshoe trails, snowmobile rides, dogsledding and, of course, downhill skiing – embrace winter!  Special holiday offerings add to an even better New England experience.

The perfect Valentine’s Day dinner awaits at Cloudland Farm in North Pomfret where Chef Nick Mahood is preparing a special multi-course dinner on Friday the 14th.  This 1000-acre farm’s dining room, built from white pine harvested on the property, lies just north of Woodstock and was recognized by Yankee Magazine in 2013 as the Best Farm-to-Table experience in Vermont!  Products from the farm itself take center stage on a set menu served usually on Thursdays and Saturdays (dietary options can be requested in advance). A must-do during a visit at any time of year!

Then stay for the weekend and see amazing snow creations on the Woodstock Village Green during the Presidents’ Day holiday as the Vermont Flurry Snow Sculpture Festival takes center stage.  Teams construct stunning pieces of art (weather dependent).  Or, take a ride through local fields at Billings Farm and Museum during their Sleigh Ride Week, scheduled for Feb. 15 – 23.  Return to the Visitors’ Center and farmhouse to sample presidential cookie favorites.

And, new this year, a month-long celebration of jazz titled “Satchmuration” culminates on the weekend of February 21 – 23 with Jazz Revolutionaries Weekend.  The life and music of Louis Armstrong takes over the town with concerts, lectures, a special dinner and a Sunday stage performance at Town Hall.


Wassail Weekend in Woodstock – Celebrate at The Jackson House Inn

November 29th, 2012 by Kathy Terwelp

Let The Jackson House Inn host your holiday visit to Wassail Weekend

Click to see video of Wassail Weekend

The Jackson House Inn is the perfect location to enjoy one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events – Woodstock’s Wassail Weekend.  Concerts, a horse parade, a house tour and the food and drink of the season make this the ideal holiday memory – events span the weekend from Friday through Sunday.  Billings Farm & Museum showcases the traditions of the past while music and winter refreshments will add to the festivities.  Don’t forget your holiday shopping list as you visit the artisans and merchants who welcome you to browse their special collections in a picture-perfect Vermont village.

Our inn is decorated to welcome the happiest of holiday seasons, and we’ll provide you with a restful night’s sleep in our classic bedrooms or one-room suites (all suites offer a gas fireplace, some also include massage tubs).  In the morning, sit by our floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace to enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast highlighting local, organic products to sustain you for each fun-filled day.    Click here to see an overview of the three days of holiday excitement.

Holiday traditions for The Jackson House Inn in Woodstock, Vermont

Holiday lights welcome you to The Jackson House Inn

So, what is wassail?  The term comes from Medieval England, the Norse phrase “ves heill” meaning to “drink to the health.”  The warm drink “wassail” began as an ale which is brewed with spiced apples and sugar (or other tasty combinations…).  The tradition grew from singers traveling from house-to-house during the Solstice and then became embraced by many as an early Christmas celebration.  Many versions of the festive drink will be sampled in the local restaurants, shops and homes!

A few rooms remain at The Jackson House Inn for you to experience a special beginning to the holiday season in Woodstock, Vermont.



The 3 R’s of The Jackson House Inn – relaxation, rejuvenation, romance

November 14th, 2012 by Kathy Terwelp

Winter at the Jackson House Inn, a bed and breakfast getaway in Woodstock, Vermont

Come to The Jackson House Inn for a cozy Woodstock, Vermont bed and breakfast getaway during early ‘wintry’ times.  Enjoy two weekend nights in one of our suites or classic rooms and pay the weekday rate – a savings of up to 15%.  The leaves have dropped, so the views of white birches and evergreens frame rolling hillsides and landscapes.

Jackson House Inn relaxation and romance

Stroll the shops and galleries in Woodstock village and surrounding towns – a bit of early holiday shopping?  Visit Billings Farm & Museum for holiday traditions of days gone by or get in that first early run at one of the nearby ski hills – Killington and Okemo have trails for you!   Breathe in fresh air along the hiking paths of Mount Tom or the Appalachian Trail.  Then return to the inn to soak in one of our massage tubs or sit by our floor-to-ceiling fireplace, then sink into our soft featherbeds for a perfect night’s sleep.

Take advantage of our reduced rates to refresh in Woodstock, Vermont, during the weekends of November 30/December 1, 2012 or December 14/15, 2012 before the busy holidays arrive.  And, of course, we can always add a celebration package to put the final touch on a special weekend.


Fourth of July Special – Fireworks Show from our Porch

June 12th, 2012 by Kathy Terwelp

Celebrating Freedom

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Woodstock

It’s a tradition of summer here at The Jackson House Inn – celebrating our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July.  We would like to welcome you to our Woodstock, Vermont bed and breakfast/inn with a special 2012 holiday offer.  Book two nights during the holiday week (July 3 – July 6)  and take $50 off the room rate total, stay for three nights and we’ll take $100 off!  Best of all, if you stay on the 4th, you have a perfect seat on our bed and breakfast’s front porch for the fabulous Woodstock community firework show in one of our Kennedy rockers or wicker chairs.  The Jackson House Inn is located directly across Route 4 from the site of the event!

Watch Woodstock's Fourth of July from our Porch

Watch Woodstock’s Fourth of July from our Porch!

Enjoy an active beginning of the day by registering for the 36th Annual John Langhans Green Mile Road Race.  This 7.1 mile challenging run/walk through beautiful Woodstock, VT begins with registration on race day at 8:00 am on the Village Green for $35 (or in advance – online at for $30.00).  Walkers start: 8:30,  runners start: 9:00am.  All participants receive a free t-shirt and snacks.  Awards, live music and dancing  are sponsored by the Spectrum Teen Center.

Or, prefer a casual, stroll in the morning?  Begin the day at Billings Farm and Museum for an Old Vermont Fourth of July.  Their celebration takes visitors back in time to 1890 (the same year Mr. Wales Johnson built the original portion of our inn!) for a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a spelling bee, and historic debates to name a few events.  Visit Billings Farm from 10AM – 5PM.

The Town of Woodstock (in conjunction with Pentangle Arts Council and The Spectrum Teen Center) sponsors a fun-filled Fourth of July at Woodstock Union High School.  Enjoy games, picnic food (grilled hot dogs, burgers, sausages,…), live musical entertainment and, of course, the great fireworks after dark!  Walk across from the inn to the field and mingle with our community friends, then return to The Jackson House porch for a spectacular view of the show!

Happy Summer from The Jackson House Inn!




Come to Woodstock – Pre-Holiday Vermont Getaway Special

November 17th, 2011 by Kathy Terwelp

A peaceful retreat by the roaring fire at The Jackson House Inn

Fireside at The Jackson House

Come to The Jackson House Inn for a relaxing, cozy Vermont bed and breakfast getaway during the early winter months of 2011.  Enjoy two weekend nights in one of our suites or classic rooms and pay the weekday rate – a savings of up to 15%.

The leaves have dropped and the views are magnificent in the central region of the state!  White birches and evergreens frame rolling hillsides and landscapes.  Stroll the shops and galleries in Woodstock village and surrounding towns – maybe a bit of early holiday shopping?  Visit Billings Farm & Museum for Thanksgiving or holiday traditions or Woodstock’s Dana House to experience times gone by.

Soothing surroundings in The Jackson House Inn's suites

Soothing surroundings in The Jackson House Inn’s suites

Breathe in fresh air along the hiking paths of Mount Tom or the Appalachian Trail.  Enjoy the early season skiing options at Killington or Okemo.  Then return to the inn to soak in one of our massage tubs or sit by our floor-to-ceiling fireplace.  Take advantage of our reduced rates to refresh in Woodstock, Vermont, before the busy holidays arrive!




Summer Comes to Woodstock Vermont, Join us at The Jackson House Inn!

June 17th, 2011 by Kathy Terwelp

Beauty in bloom at Woodstock Vermont's Jackson House Inn

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 2011 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!


Woodstock VT for Memorial Day – Special Events at Special Rates

May 17th, 2011 by Kathy Terwelp

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 2011 weekend discounts:

  • Book two weekend nights, get the weekday rate
  • Book three nights, receive a 50% discount for the third night



In the merry, merry month of May…

March 8th, 2011 by Kathy Terwelp

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 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 Open Studio Weekend

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!

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