In my mind we were on our way to Quebec for our 28th anniversary. But somewhere along the way I started thinking about Vermont and how we had spent our honeymoon hiking inn-to-inn, and I poked around a little online, looking at inns we hadn't stayed at before... and gratefully, changed my mind about Canada and booked VT!
There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said in other reviews. Rick and Kathy are gracious hosts. The room that we stayed in, Nicolas II, was beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous and - hint - a GREAT place for a wedding. The view from our balcony was wonderful and even though we saw snow in the air right after arriving, we were able to enjoy a glass of wine out there as long as the sun was still visible and we had our fleeces on! Here's a comment I have never made in a review before: every room is cleaner than you could imagine possible. How do they do it? You can't help but appreciate the work involved.
Okay - maybe breakfast is the highlight. Rick (who hails from financial services in his previous life) presents two courses that endlessly delight. The first morning I made the mistake of eating all of my scone and was too filled up to finish my quiche. The second morning we enoyed the presentation of three different kinds of organic apples, local fig/ginger jam, 2 prize-winning cheeses (local, of course) and a lactose-free "ice cream" that Rick and his son have enjoyed inventing and perfecting. I will not give away his secrets, but will only say that I was the lucky recipient of a jar of locally-produced pumpkin beer jelly after guessing one secret ingredient.
I can't wait for next year's anniversary to return to the Jackson House Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jackson House Inn offers refined relaxation surrounded by the beauty of Vermont. Just outside the village of Woodstock, our property is perfect for a private romantic getaway or a chance to reconnect with friends. 6 One-room suites with fireplaces and 5 classic bedrooms blend history with modern conveniences - all with an en-suite private bathroom with shower (some with massage tubs), WIFI, in-room controlled air conditioning/heating, most with HD television service. Locally-sourced, organic products are featured in a memorable multi-course full breakfast served at individual tables in our dining room, and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages are available at all times. Wines, beers and spirits are available in the late afternoon/early evening. Stroll three acres of grounds including a freshwater pond, perennial gardens and an evergreen maze or gaze at the landscape from patios, balconies and chairs on the lawn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jackson House Hotel Woodstock