My husband and I decided at the last minute to go to Vermont over the Memorial Day Weekend. Relying on Tripadvisor, we booked for that very night a room at the Deer Brook Inn. We weren't disappointed -- Deer Brook and its proprietors deserve the superlatives it gets on this board in terms of charm, friendliness, helpfulness...and those tasty breakfasts! We were in room 4 on the second floor which was lovely. The room is described as having a view of the river which is technically accurate -- but not that big a deal as the river is not much to look at from that vantage point and route 4 runs in front of the house so unless you want to spend your time staring out at a busy road to see the river... But I imagine if you're coming to Woodstock, you have better things to do in any case! The room is large, tastefully decorated, clean, and the king bed was very comfortable. There were guests occupying some of the other rooms, but the walls are thick so you don't hear much of them (unlike other B&Bs we've stayed at). David and George are lovely hosts and very friendly/helpful. Breakfast was at 8:30 or 9. David's breakfasts are delicious and beautiful. First morning, we had blueberry pancakes, a big slice of cantalope & maple sausage (my favorite of the breakfasts!); next day it was feathered eggs (I forgot what he called it), fruit cup and coffee cake, and our last morning, apple pancakes, banana bread and a fruit cup parfait w/ granola & low-fat yogurt. Always served w plenty of coffee & OJ mixed w/ cranberry juice. The weather was beautiful so we were able to eat breakfast on their back porch, which overlooks their huge backyard/fields. We immediately felt relaxed and on vacation just sitting there! They also provide for guest use a little communal fridge in the dining room, to store drinks or other food items, which was convenient.
The inn is situated a few miles (at least) from the town center in Woodstock, so you definitely need a car. We enjoyed being away from the town though, given how busy it was over the Memorial Day Weekend. The Woodstock Farmers Market is en route to the town, and a nice place to stop to pick up sandwiches for hikes and other sundry items and gifts. David clearly appreciates good eats -- I had done some research on Chowhound in advance and David helped to give us the down low on various area restaurants. We had dinner at the Barnard Inn Tavern and the Prince and Pauper -- if we had one more night, we would have checked out Maplewood at the Lincoln Inn or tried to make it to Hen of the Woods in Waterbury). They also were very informative and helpful when we were planning out each day's excursions, whether it was hiking nearby Mount Tom's South Peak, recommending Sugarbush Farm (oh the cheese!) or suggesting scenic drives.
We would definitely love to return to Deer Brook Inn!
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