In the peak of Fall, Rob & I visited Woodstock, Vermont to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We stayed at the Blue Horse Inn in the heart of Woodstock Village. It was a romantic weekend away, just the two of us, and after the most relaxing and nature-filled weekend, I couldn’t recommend this place enough.
The Blue Horse Inn, was built in 1831 and became a bed and breakfast in 1980. The Inn has quite the history. It was rumored to be a part of the Underground Railroad and a stopping point for General Lafayette, a french military officer in the American Revolutionary War. The Inn was later used as a recovery home for civil war veterans. The Inn, known at the time as 3 Church, was eventually converted into a bed and breakfast in 1980 by Ms. Eleanor Paine. The current owners, Jill and Tony Amato purchased the property in 2018 and continued to make improvements to the property, all while maintaining the historic charm. The Inn’s current name, the Blue Horse Inn, was inspired by the blue horses series by a German expressionist painter Franz Marc.
Jill and Tony were so welcoming and were there to answer any questions we had about the Inn and Woodstock! The Inn is walking distance to Woodstock Village and many hiking trails. Rob & I were able to walk to the restaurants, shops, and the nature trails right by the property. If you are looking for ideas on what to do in Woodstock, visit my Woodstock Travel Guide!
In the main areas, there are beautiful living rooms with working fireplaces, a library/game room, and a dining room that leads out to a back porch which overlooks the grounds. There are Adirondack chairs placed throughout the yard, a fire pit, and a swimming pool for warmer months. There were so many spots to just sit and relax. My favorite was sitting on the chairs that looked out to the river, and gazing at Middle Bridge, which could be spotted from the Inn’s backyard.
There are a variety of rooms throughout the Inn ranging from classic to larger suites. We stayed in a Deluxe King room which had a king-sized bed and updated white bathroom. There were robes and slippers waiting for us as we entered. The rooms also have TVs, including all access to netflix.
One of my favorite aspects of the Inn was the breakfast. Breakfast was included with the rate and it was by far one of my favorite meals of the trips. The day before, we filled out a form to select what we wanted. Each morning there were different options ranging from homemade pumpkin pancakes to farm fresh egg scramble. I woke up in the morning smelling fresh brewed coffee and maple bacon! The breakfast started with fresh fruit and a homemade muffin or pastry before the main course. Rob & I enjoyed leisurely mornings sipping our coffee and looking out at the leaves.
Staying at the Inn was the perfect way to experience Woodstock. We ate and slept so good, and came back refreshed. I already can’t wait to go back!