"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Field Trip: Woodstock...the other one

When you think of Woodstock, images of tie dye and peace signs, long hair, short skirts and the Summer of Love usually spring to mind...

However, last summer on a roadtrip through the Green Mountain State we had a different kind of Woodstock experience: Woodstock, Vermont.

Approximately 166 miles and a world away from the 1970s music festival by the same name, this charming New England town was all traditional East Coast elegance and Yankee spirit.
 
If it looks like stepping into a movie set, you wouldn't be far off...the picturesque town was the location for the movie adaptation of Peter Straub’s 1979 best-selling horror novel,  Ghost Story. Personally, I see it as the perfect backdrop for a romantic comedy...any screenwriters out there?
I call this house...
The Woodstock Inn & Resort looked gorgeous (below), but I was too chicken to actually walk in with my little camera and start snapping... I have heard from friends that it is a wonderful place to stay (and it looks like it would be). Golf, spa, pool, spring biking and a raquet and fitness club. Natch. Pick me.

The inn recently added a "Kitchen Garden Package" that allows guests to meet with the Master Gardener, get a tour of the garden and receive a horticultural session. The lessons change with the season.
 The Woodstock Middle Bridge.
 Cute shops, antique stores, restaurants and cafes lined the center of town. Perfect for my rom-com fantasy...
 In the large green space in the center of town, across the street from the inn, a farmer's market was going on.
...Of course, like any good rom-com everybody went home happy. Cue the catchy theme song.

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