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.
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.