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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Experience New England in Woodstock

Hike among the foliage and pick up some handcrafted goods in this small Vermont town that encapsulates all of the region's charm.


1. Where to Stay

Located right on the village green, Laurence S. Rockefeller's Woodstock Inn & Resort (from $235 per person, with meals) is a great launching pad for exploring Woodstock, a town as walkable as Manhattan. The resort conceals an eighteen-hole golf course, tennis center, 41,000-square-foot fitness center, and small spa behind its Colonial façade.

Set in an 1890 Victorian mansion, the Jackson House Inn (from $195) distinguishes itself from the other country-B&B experiences with period antiques and a sunset cocktail hour, as well as an excellent restaurant.

The Lauren Inn is nestled along the Ottaquechee River.  

The new Lauren Inn (from $233 on weekends) melds the traditional charms of a ten-room B&B with lavish bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks.

Former home to Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Parker, Twin Farms (from $1,050) is arguably the most luxurious resort in the Northeast, with ten house-size cottages, ten additional suites, and everything from private ski trails to traditional Japanese baths. Book Orchard Cottage for the most stylish room.

Published on Oct 11, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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