With Valentine’s Day upon us, we are proud to remind you all that the Jackson House Inn was voted Best Couples Retreat by Yankee Magazine in 2016! We’ve got you covered with a comfy room, top-notch amenities, and mouth watering breakfast. However, there are plenty of charming things to do with your love outside the inn as well. In the spirit of romantic getaways, we’re sifting through our very favorite date recommendations. Here are a few suggestions to experience with your loved one while vacationing in Woodstock VT!
Woodstock Movie Theater
Every weekend in the Woodstock Village, our little town hall transforms into the cutest movie theater you could imagine. Think small town, Gilmore Girls style. Velvet curtains and maple butter popcorn will set the tone for a romantic screening. The Pentangle Arts Council selects one movie to play each weekend. Showings begin at 7:30PM Friday through Monday (Sunday screenings are matinees throughout the winter). You can see their showtime selections here. Keep in mind that live performances occasionally replace movie screenings, and will be noted on their calendar.
Couples Clay Date
Our neighbors over at Farmhouse Pottery offer you a chance to throw your own pot with one of their master potters! Experience something new together or impress a beau with your mad ceramic skills. The potters are a truly fantastic bunch, and with wine and cheese included, we guarantee you’ll enjoy every minute of this unique date. Read more about Farmhouse Pottery’s wheel workshops here.
King Arthur Baking School
An alternative to simply eating out, why not make your meal together? Head on over to the famous King Arthur Flour in Norwich VT to sharpen your cooking skills and learn new techniques. Gnocchi, pretzels, flatbreads, and more – this is the perfect opportunity to learn from some of the best instructors in the area. We suggest reserving your spots early, as classes tend to fill up fast. Check out their class schedule here!
Take in the outstanding drama community we have here in the area. The newly constructed Barrette Center for the Arts is impressive on its own. Moreover, every Northern Stage play we’ve attended has been outright fantastic. We highly recommend purchasing a ticket for yourself and a loved one. The intimate theater and top-notch staging add to the romantic feel of this playhouse. Shows generally run a few weeks before turning over. Check out their schedule, and head on over to White River Junction!
There’s something special about ambling through the woods with someone special. Walk and chat along the carriage trail, around the picturesque Pogue, and up to the summit. Want to earn extra points? Prepare a picnic to enjoy at the top, overlooking our little town of Woodstock. Hot chocolate with a panoramic view sounds romantic, indeed. Read more about our resident mountain here!
Vermont is an exceptional place to enjoy with someone special. Stay cozy or venture outside – there is something to satisfy every couples’ interests. We hope you enjoy the arts and have some laughs. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at the Jackson House Inn!