Learning to ski or snowboard at an early age is the perfect way to help young children instill a love for winter. Exploring the slopes helps kids build self-confidence, meet new friends and develop a lifelong affinity for the outdoors.
The Woodstock Inn and Resort has a great in-town location right on the green that makes it the perfect base for families to explore the local area. Take a quick stroll along Main Street to browse through the many shops, boutiques and galleries, or venture a little further to visit some of the area’s attractions like Billings Farm and Museum (admission is free for hotel guests) and Marsh-Billings-Rockerfeller National Park. It is easy to get around town on foot or borrow one of the complimentary cruiser bikes that are available to guests at the Woodstock Inn.
Rooms choices at the Woodstock Inn vary from king beds, to two queens, rooms with fireplaces, screened-in porches or suites. We stayed in a Woodstock Double. This guest room has two very comfortable beds, plus a sofa bed, which could easily accomodate a family of 4-5. Cribs and rollaway beds are available on request. Among the many in-room amenities, there is a Keurig K-Cup coffeemaker with complimentary Green Mountain Coffee and tea, free bottled water, a mini fridge, flat screen TV and free wi-fi. For a little more money you can book rooms in the Tavern Wing which are a bit more luxurious. Locally made art and pottery is interspersed throughout the Inn and in the guest rooms, much of which you can purchase in the gift shop.
When I travel with my family I appreciate things like the large bathroom with two pedestal sinks, oversized tub and plenty of counter space. There are even lots of little storage cubbies so that everyone can put their stuff away. The bathroom comes fully stocked with full size spa toiletries (no, you cannot squirrel them away in your toiletry bag unless you want to pay for them), a hairdryer and magnifying mirror. You just need to pack your toothbrush and you are all set.
You might not be inclined to take your kids to their full service spa, but you will want to spend the afternoon poolside with them. It is quite big and ranges in depth from 3.6′ to 4.6′. Although there is no kiddie pool, the large steps provide ample space for younger children to ease their way in for a dip. We welcomed the large umbrellas, chilled ice-water and large tub of sunscreen that kept us protected from the sun and hydrated all day long. Food service is available for delivery right to your lounge chair.
It won’t take long for your kids to find the Game Room. With free retro pinball machines, table top shuffleboard, a pool table and oversized boardgames like Scrabble and checkers, you may never get them to leave! There are also lots of flat screen TVs too with Wii and Xbox games.
Every morning from 6:30am – 10:00pm complimentary fresh coffee and tea is served in the conservatory. Read the paper or relax while the kids pop down to the game room. Come back in the afternoon for tea and homemade cookies.
Between the resort’s on-site activities and amenities, close proximity to town and the many area attractions to visit, you will likely find yourself wanting to return again and again to the Woodstock Inn & Resort with your family. They are a four-season resort with indoor and outdoor fun all year long.