Surrounded by eleven acres in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Kedron Valley Inn offers the perfect New England getaway.
The Woodstock Vt. area offers a wide variety of activities and things to, from recreation to shopping to sightseeing during all four seasons. Some of our favorites are listed below - call the Kedron Valley Inn for further details, schedules and to make reservations for activities.
Things to Do in Woodstock VTFind A Variety of Activities All Four Seasons
SPRING, SUMMER & FALL
SHOPPING & ARTS
The Kedron Valley Inn is located at the center of South Woodstock, an historic Vermont village dating from the 18th century. Take a self-guided walking tour of our village and see a variety of landmarked buildings built in classic Federalist style. Stop by the Country Store, which has been selling a variety of dry goods to locals and visitors for over 100 years.
Five miles north of the KVI, Woodstock Village is one of America's most beautiful small towns. With a variety of specialty clothing stores, antique shops and art galleries, Woodstock is a great to place browse for local gifts. Several dining options are also available in Woodstock.
Vermont's local beers are known far and wide. Two of the most well known, The Long Trail Brewery and The Harpoon Brewery, are located within 20 miles of the Inn. Visit for lunch, a tour and a tasting.
Just outside Woodstock village, offers the whole family a first-hand look at a working Vermont farm. Various exhibits, programs and special events will entertain and educate. Hayrides are offered in summer and sleigh rides in winter. Call the Inn for info.
The Montshire Museum of Science features over 150 science exhibits and explore three miles of trails at their 100-acre museum. Don’t forget to check out the water exhibits at Science Park. Check out a variety of innovative programs, activities, and special events for children, families, adults, school groups and educators.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, and interpretive nature trails, including our new Forest Canopy Walk.
TOUR HISTORIC ESTATES
Many local estates have been turned into museums and attractions including, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, the most authentically restored Presidential birthplace in the country; Saint Gaudens, home of one of America's pre-eminent sculptors, containing over 100 samples of the artist's work, and surrounded by lush landscaping and sweeping vistas. The Rockefeller Family Mansion, circa 1805, is filled with Victorian furnishings, custom Tiffany windows and a large collection of fine art with environmental themes.
SIGHTSEEING, OTHER TOWNS
A number of other scenic and exciting towns are located within an easy drive of the Inn. Hanover, NH, the home of Dartmouth College, is 30 minutes away; beautiful Weston, VT, with is historic village green and famous playhouse is 40 minutes away; Manchester, VT's outlet stores and fine restaurants are just over an hour away. The staff at the Inn can help you plan a day touring Vermont's Green Mountains.
FITNESS, YOGA & SPA SERVICES
The Kedron Valley Inn offers fitness classes seasonally in our Main Inn building. Please call the front desk for details. Additionally, Inn guests may use the excellent Woodstock Health & Fitness Center just up the road from the Inn for a small daily fee. This facility offers a wide variety of fitness programs, equipment and an indoor pool. Spa services are available in town.
Central Vermont is a skiing and winter sports enthusiast's dream, with downhill and cross-country skiing at the top of the list. Four major ski areas are an easy drive from the inn - Killington (35 minutes) is the East's largest ski area, Suicide Six (15 minutes) is a moderate-sized area famous for its family friendly attitude, Okemo (35 minutes) is diverse and challenging and Pico (35 minutes) is very popular with locals. Each of these mountains offers a wide selection of trails and rental equipment for skiers of all abilities.
X-Country skiing is very popular in the region. The Woodstock Cross-Country Ski Center offers 50K of groomed trails and is only 5 minutes away. Rental packages are available.
snowmobiling & snowshoeing
Local snowmobiling and snowshoeing companies are available to lead tours of the Woodstock area. The well known VAST snowmobile trail system runs across a portion on the Kedron Valley Inn's property, making the KVI a perfect jumping off point for exploring the area. Snowshoeing and rental equipment are also offered at the Woodstock X-Country Ski Center.
ICE SKATING & HOCKEY
Outdoor skating on the KVI pond is a highlight of any visit, weather permitting. Indoor skating and casual hockey is offered at Woodstock's indoor town rink, Union Arena. Call the KVI for schedules and info.
The GMHA show grounds are located in South Woodstock, 1/2 mile down the road from the KVI. The GMHA presents a wide variety of horse shows and special equestrian events throughout the spring, summer and fall. The KVI has long been a home base for competitors and spectators attending these many events. Contact the GMHA or the Inn for information about upcoming events.
The Woodstock area is one of northern New England's premier golf destinations. A number of terrific courses are available to Kedron Valley Inn guests. Guests have playing privileges at Woodstock Country Club's 18-hole Robert Trent Jones course, located just minutes away from the Inn. It's scenic and compact, but be warned that it crosses water eleven times. We have made arrangements for KVI guests to play the well-known and private Quechee Country Club, which offers 27 outstanding holes and has hosted the New England Amateur in recent years. Other top courses in the area include the Killington Golf Course and Green Mountain National Golf Course. Please contact the Inn for further info and to make tee times.
Woodstock Health & Fitness Center has 10 outdoor clay and hard courts available to the public. Pros can provide lessons plus tips on their complete line of equipment for sale. If you forget your racquets, they'll rent you one for a small fee.
There are five stunning hiking sites are within 20 minutes of the Inn. One descends to the floor of a mini-Grand Canyon and one offers a panoramic overview of Woodstock village and surrounding farmland. All offer peaceful relaxation and escape from city crowds and noise. Details are available in our info center. Shorter strolls (a couple of miles in length) along country roads are an option from our front door.
Our spring-fed, chemical-free private pond is the place to be in warm weather. Two acres in size, with a sandy beach at the shallow end, the pond features comfortable loungers and a sunning float in the middle.
The lovely scenery and winding roads are quite appealing to bikers. Routes for both road bikes and hybrid bikes abound. Mountain bikers can ride either their bikes or the chairlift up Killington Mountain and ride their bikes down. Bike rentals can be arranged by the Inn.
FISHING & CANOEING
Lessons and equipment as well as off-site fishing and canoeing expeditions can be arranged through a local outfitter. Call the Inn for further info.
Gardeners can explore three public plantings: Carrie Brown's cherished perennial garden at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth; Billings Farm's Victorian flower and vegetable gardens; and the carefully landscaped grounds at the Rockefeller Estate where nearly a century of history under the influence of forest conservation is presented.
Late September and most of October are typically when Vermont's world famous foliage season reaches peak, though timing can vary by a week or two each year. Central Vermont has some of the finest foliage and scenic drives anywhere. Maps and self-guided tours are available through the Inn. Remember to book early as this is among the Inn's busiest times.
The Little House Gallery
Located right next to the South Woodstock Country Store featuring a rotating selection of both visiting and local artists. The gallery does not host regular hours so please contact the front desk to find out if we have an active exhibit and schedule a showing.
Handmade pottery and luxury home wares store and studio located in West Woodstock on Route Four. Guests are welcome to enter the workshop and meet the potters as well as schedule a pottery class. The store features pottery, wood, textiles and more.
Furniture maker and pottery studio located in Bridgewater, Vermont in a historic mill building. All of their furniture is handmade in Vermont and can be fully customized. Their pottery features intricate motifs in beautiful neutral tones.
Artisan glassblower located in Quechee Vermont situated over the Ottauquechee river. Shop the extensive selection of glassware, pottery and homewares as well as watching the glassblowers at work and visiting the full service restaurant on site open for Lunch and Dinner.
The well-known flour company's hub and kitchen shop and cafe in Norwich Vermont. The kitchen shop features a variety of baking mixes, ingredients and tools for the home kitchen. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch daily featuring baked goods, soups and more. The Baking School on site offers a variety of classes for beginners and advanced bakers alike.
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