Woodstock, Vermont is a beautiful, quiet little town where we recently spent the weekend in search of great food and wine. We were lucky enough to stay at a Bed & Breakfast right in town called The Charleston House.
Strolling the town in the quiet of the early morning hours, as I am apt to do, the sunlight really showed off just how picturesque it is. Classic New England and steeped in history.
The small town shops with their retro feel, the friendly people who actually stop and smile and say hello, the stunning vistas surprising you around each corner. It was all so quiet and relaxing and comforting.
The B&B itself is like arriving at a long-missed relative's home. We were shown to our room and told that there are no locks on the doors here. It's that safe. Our room was comfy and quiet, too. There's no TV but the wifi signal is strong.
Fresh coffee was set out for the early-risers like myself, a nice way to relax in the quiet morning and read a bit in the downstairs living room. Then I peeked in the kitchen to find the couple who are proprietors, Dieter, who goes by his Viennese nickname Dixi, and Willa.
The table setting was beautiful and the spread they put out for breakfast was bountiful. There was a great frittata, local sausage, cheese and fresh fruits and a still-warm blueberry muffin with all of the coffee and juice one wanted.
We had an hour long stay at the table discussing world travel with the other guests, two of whom dined at the same restaurant as us the previous evening. No rush. No worries.
I've lived in New England all of my life but have only been to Vermont, as an adult, several times over the past few years. It's been fantastic rediscovering the beauty of the countryside and mountains. It's a great weekend, or anytime, getaway and the perfect antidote for the all the stress and strain of city living.
The Charleston House
21 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Our stay was provided courtesy of @GoWoodstockVT tourism with no promise of any editorial consideration.