We have reached the last post of our Christmas season trip to Vermont, and today I want to share with you a bit of the beautiful town of Woodstock. (You’re going to love it! 🙂 )
The snow storm we had driven through to get there moved on during the night. So we spent the next day exploring the town (in the freezing cold!)
It truly looked like a scene out of a Currier and Ives work of art.
And every shop and restaurant seemed to be decorated for Christmas.
The Woodstock Flannel Company shop even had their stockings hung by the mantel with care. 🙂
Vermont seems to have quite a few general stores. Gillingham’s consisted of several rooms, and it was a lot of fun to wander through it.
But one of my favorite shops in Woodstock was Clover.
Just take a look at all those pillows!
Even these gorgeous buildings were businesses! 🙂
Check out the snowman below. 🙂
We also made our way down a number of streets to look at some of the gorgeous old houses. (And yes, there were a lot of white ones!)
The snow was like frosting spread atop all the architectural details.
What a beautiful church we found down one of the streets!
And then there were the covered bridges.
Jackie Greaney had recommended that we not miss an opportunity to dine at the Simon Pearce restaurant at the mill in the nearby village of Quechee, VT. So we drove the few miles there and found this wonderfully decorated building.
We parked in the lot by the edge of the river and entered through these double doors.
Inside was a fabulous gallery of Simon Pearce glassware…dishes…
and also wooden pieces.
And they even had a gingerbread house replica of their gallery, restaurant, and nearby covered bridge!
The restaurant is on the river side of the building and has a wonderful view.
Here is a look at just a part of their menu from that day.
Bread and butter before our meals…
All the glassware and dishes in the restaurant are from the Simon Pearce collection. I couldn’t resist a mug of their delicious hot cider on such a cold day. 🙂
After lunch we continued exploring the area a little more, and then it was time to head back to New Haven, Connecticut. (By car…not by sleigh. 🙂 )
Our son had to go back to finish up his exams at law school, and we had to catch a flight home the next morning. We were so thrilled that he was able to join us on this trip (even if he did have to hang out in coffee shops and study.)
It was such a fun and memorable trip. Thank you for following along with me as I have shared it with all of you! I hope you get to enjoy Vermont during the holidays one year, and I also hope that we get to visit there again…hopefully to experience it in the fall. Have a great week!
Until next time…