When it comes to finding a picture-perfect postcard-worthy destination to spend a little holiday break, there is perhaps no place more idyllic than Woodstock, Vermont. Between the popular Wassail Weekend and Christmas at the Farm, held each year at the Billings Farm & Museum, and restful, upscale escapes at one of the best Woodstock Vermont Hotels, this winter retreat promises to be the best one yet.
Woodstock, Vermont at Christmas is a magical light and joy-filled spectacle that you should experience at least once. The entire village decks their halls and gets dressed in fresh greens and festive lights, transforming itself into something akin to a print by Currier & Ives. Nowhere is this old-fashioned holiday charm on better display than the annual Christmas at the Farm held each year at the Billings Farm & Museum.
As delightful as the holiday season is, both in Woodstock and beyond, it’s also uncharacteristically busy for most of us. So when engaging in attractions like Christmas at the Billings Farm & Museum, make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to unplug, rest, and feel taken care of at the Jackson House Inn, one of the leading Woodstock Vermont hotels. We offer an unprecedented hospitality experience in Woodstock. Not only are we a part of the Select Registry group of independent Inns, but we’re also one of the few four-diamond properties in New England.
There’s so much that goes into making us one of the best Woodstock Vermont hotels – and we’d love to share all of it with you. But first, it’s time to plan your holiday escapes. Book your room at one of the leading Woodstock Vermont hotels today!
Beyond the festively adorned streets of downtown Woodstock, there’s plenty to love about the holiday season in Vermont’s most charming village. One of those things is the Victorian Christmas celebration put on each year by the Billings Farm and Museum.
The annual Christmas at the Farm tradition is the perfect time to step into the adorned past of yesteryear and experience an authentic Victorian Christmas at the Billings Farm & Museum. The Christmas at the Farm event kicks off in December. It’s held every weekend starting December 2 and then daily from mid-December through January 1.
Apart from being a delightful time to experience the Billings Farm & Museum and the surrounding grounds and trails, Christmas at the Farm is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities.
For example, guests are invited to dip their own candle, warm up by the fire with a delicious cup of hot cocoa and s’mores, and enjoy the festive decorations on the 10-foot tree. Enjoy holiday stories and cooking demonstrations from the Victorian era’s traditional holiday foods, too!
Guests are also invited to meet the various farm animals housed at the Billings Farm & Museum, which include Jersey cows, draft horses, chickens, sheep, and goats. Winter is also an extraordinary opportunity to explore the pastures and the Ottauquechee River Trail on snowshoe or cross-country ski, snow permitting. You can also take in the winter wonderland around the Billings Farm & Museum on a beautiful sleigh ride through this stunning winter wonderland.
Before you leave the Billings Farm & Museum, don’t forget to stop into the Museum Gift Shop where you can find plenty of assorted gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping lists. Billings Farm Cheese is, of course, a staple favorite!
Between enjoying these festive holiday activities at the Billings Farm & Museum and walking through Woodstock’s winter wonderland, there’s no shortage of things to do in Woodstock this winter. Above all else, though, this winter is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind at one of the leading Woodstock Vermont hotels. The Jackson House Inn is a lodging experience unlike any other. We offer guests quiet, refined elegance in an upscale atmosphere that is anything but stuffy.
Surround yourself with the quiet simplicity of one of the best Woodstock Vermont hotels, all decorated in the beauty of the season. Each of our accommodations has been thoughtfully designed and appointed with a delightful range of modern amenities, sure to complement your stay. Throughout the Inn, you’ll find fine antiques and stunning works of art to enjoy, all of which perfectly complement the historic reputation of this elegant Inn.
Unlike other Woodstock Vermont hotels, the breakfast at the Jackson House Inn is truly extraordinary. We have a solid reputation for exquisite food with a foundation of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Regardless of what is served in the morning, you can expect a sumptuous meal in our sun-drenched dining room. In the afternoon, treat yourself to a delicious house-made charcuterie board and a cocktail or something from our curated selection of wine and beer, all of which can be enjoyed in our interior common areas or outside, weather (and warming fires) permitting.
There’s a lot of love about Woodstock this winter, but a stay at one of the best Woodstock Vermont hotels should certainly be at the top of your list of reasons to plan a holiday escape. A stay here is anything but ordinary. Book your room today, and enjoy the best of the season with us this winter!
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