That's the best way we could think to describe this review. My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days and it was a truly great experience. Very clean and beautiful room with a very comfortable king sized bed. The grounds are beautiful and the outdoor, saltwater pool was wonderful. Also, the spa alone is worth coming for. We've been to Mohonk a few times and the spa here won, hands down. You don't get the view of the mountains like Mohonk, but the signature spa treatment is amazing and for 100 minutes, the price can't be beat. Back to the hotel...
The first issue was breakfast. While a buffet was provided for a few days of our trip, it wasn't provided for the last. This wasn't due to it being a weekend or a weekday and no one could give us an answer as to why they would do a buffet sometimes but not others. The end result is that we now had to eat exactly what was offered at the buffet but now pay for each item a la carte, which costs much more. If they just did buffet on the weekends, I would understand, but to not have a clear reason in place as to why this is done is annoying. The breakfast was very tasty, but in the buffet my pancakes were cold, despite being on a sterno. I'm not sure why that would have been the case.
The other issue was with reserving the fire pit. There is a beautiful area behind the hotel with a fire pit. We were told by the front desk that we could come by any time to request use of the fire pit and were even told that there was no need for an advanced reservation. On our last night, we wanted to use it so we showed up around 8:15, asked if they could set it up, and were told that it was too late for the request and that all requests should be made before 8:00. Obviously, this was upsetting because if we had known there was a night time cut off, we would have requested the pit earlier in the day. They refused to make any exception about this even though we had been given the wrong information from another front desk clerk.
These two issues would not keep us from returning and now that we know about these things, we are prepared for our next trip. The place is located in a beautiful setting right in the town of Woodstock and there is so much to do in the surrounding area. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vermont's Most Beautiful Address. Woodstock Inn & Resort is a year-round destination in the village of Woodstock, Vermont that embraces the vision of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller. With a legacy that’s deeply rooted in the Woodstock community, the Inn is cherished for its preservation of New England history, heritage, and elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Woodstock Hotel Woodstock
- Woodstock Resort
- Woodstock Inn Vermont