Posted on Tue, February 21, 2012 at 12:01PM
From the Travel Editor: Itching to escape? Allow us to point you to Vermont, where the outdoors call year-round, and quaint towns remind us of the joys of slowing down. Located along the picturesque Ottauquechee River, the charming village of Woodstock—home to the Woodstock Inn & Resort, where stays are currently on sale on our site—just happens to be one of its most popular destinations for discerning travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Heading to Woodstock in the winter means you can hit the slopes at Killington (just 30 minutes away), go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through the hills and valleys, and then curl up fire-side with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. As the weather warms up, the state comes into full bloom—making it the perfect moment to enjoy some of our favorite pastimes: exploring Woodstock’s bookstores and farmers markets, hiking along the river, cycling between dairy farms and through bucolic villages, and sampling homemade ice cream at the town’s famed Mountain Creamery. No matter the time of year, we always look forward to dining on local farm-to-table cuisine – particularly anything we can cover in the state’s famous maple syrup – so it doesn’t hurt that one of the town’s best restaurants, The Red Rooster, can be found at the Woodstock Inn. Daydreaming of your own country escape? Stays at the picturesque Woodstock Inn are up to 41% off through June.