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Jackson House Inn Winter Adventures – Dogsleds, Sleighs, Skis

01/11/2013

Winter has covered our grounds at The Jackson House Inn (and the Woodstock area) with a beautiful blanket of white. So, it is the perfect time to plan a visit for a wintry adventure!

Enjoy a winter dogsledding adventure just outside WoodstockAn exciting new opportunity that our family just experienced a week ago is the Moonlight Dogsled Tour pulled by the beautiful animals from the Braeburn Siberians in Windsor.  In conjunction with Great River Outfitters, you can reserve a tour on Wednesday and Friday evenings to travel under the stars and moonlight for 45 unforgettable minutes along the Connecticut River and through the Path of Life Garden.  The experience of a Vermont dogsled ride is like no other – the only sounds are the sleds running over the snow, the dogs barking in delight and whatever nature may have to share.  Or you can choose a daylight experience on Fridays and Sundays.  Owners, Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan share 35 purebred beauties who, believe me, LOVE to run in the snow  (Jasper was particularly excited on our run!).  And, yes, there is a comfy warm start house where you can enjoy hot beverages and delicious homemade baked treats!  But that’s just the beginning for your winter fun.  Path of Life/Great Outfitters offers sleigh rides and snowshoeing, too!  Want more –  schedule a 2- or 4- hour excursion on Wednesday or Saturday directly with the dog owners through their Braeburn site.

Sleigh rides are also available with advance reservations every day at Woodstock’s own Sugarbush Farm.  See the very trees that bring us their delicious maple syrup.  Then return to the cheese and maple syrup tasting room (hot drinks are also available).Sugarbush Farm - a Woodstock tradition

And, of course, our Vermont bed and breakfast is only minutes from Suicide Six Ski Area and Wilderness Trails Nordic Center.  Or, drive a bit further to experience Killington, Pico and Okemo Mountains for downhill excitement.

Winter has definitely arrived – come join in!

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