Navigator's Day Off Activities & Tours
Billings Farm & Museum
A pleasant half-mile stroll from the Woodstock Inn, Billings Farm & Museum is an ideal way to experience the spirit of rural Vermont. Meet prize-winning Jersey dairy cows, draft horses, Southdown sheep, and heritage chickens and sample Billings Farm’s own 100% raw-milk cheddar cheese. Explore the carefully-restored 1890 Farm House and learn about the farm operation a century ago. The Farm will also be hosting its 33rd Annual Quilt Exhibit - a can't miss feature in the newly renovated barn. Treffen Vermont guests will be able to explore the farm and museum and participate in one of two special interactive programs.
Billings Farm & Museum Program 1: Woolen Wonders ($135.00) - Meet one of the Billings Farm sheep and hear about her history and unique characteristics. Learn how her wool is processed into yarn then try out hand carding and spinning for yourself. Using the wool, create a felted souvenier to take home, a great Treffen momento! Includes transportation, tour, activity and lunch from the Woodstock Inn.
Billings Farm & Museum Program 2: Herb Buttered Biscuits ($131.00) - Visit the Billings Farm heirloom garden and choose your favorite savory herb. We will take those herbs back to our Learning Kitchen and use them to make a delicious herbed butter. You will churn the cream by hand, add your custom herb blend and enjoy the result on a buttermilk buscuit. The perfect Billings Farm snack! Includes transportation, tour, activity and lunch from the Woodstock Inn.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion and Gardens ($118.00)
An icon in the town of Woodstock, Vermont, the Mash-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion is a beautiful National Historic Landmark preserving the heritage of the last residents of the mansion, Laurence and Mary Rockefeller. The building in its historic state includes such treasures as Tiffany stained glass windows and Hudson River School paintings.
The tour will begin at the visitor’s center, located in the restored carriage house. A ranger-led tour will guide us through the mansion and surrounding gardens which include dedicated azalea and rhododendron gardens, a rock garden, cutting garden, a hemlock hedgerow, and a dense stand of Norway spruce. Group size is small through the mansion so we will split into groups. Includes transportation, guided tour, and lunch from the Woodstock Inn.
New England Falconry has partnered with the Woodstock Inn & Resort to provide this exciting guest experience at the resort's falconry center in Woodstock, Vermont. The staff includes professional falconers who provide guests with a wealth of knowledge of this ancient pastime and an interactive hands-on encounter with these magnificent birds of prey. This ancient sport of kings has been in existence for over 4,000 years, and it is both fascinating and exciting for individuals and the entire family. The content of the sessions will include details about raptor adaptations, conservation, and history of falconry as well as free flying sessions with Harris’s hawks. Two sessions will be offered but at very limited space. Includes transportation, activity and lunch from the Woodstock Inn.
Fly Fishing ($220.00)
The Woodstock Inn & Resort’s Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Program allows guests from beginner to expert to cast in some of Central Vermont's most picturesque rivers and streams. Learn to flycast in the on-property meadow with one of the Orvis Endorsed Guides after a lesson to include the basics of fly-fishing. The fishing program practices catch and release. This is a two-hour excursion for all experience levels with limited space. Includes transportation, activity and lunch from the Woodstock Inn.
Garden Tours at Kelly Way Gardens
Kelly Way Gardens is a farm-to-table program started from scratch, providing the Woodstock Inn & Resort with an on-site holistic food supply straight from the ground. Two tours as described below will be offered to Treffen Vermont participants as well as lunch at the Kelly Way Red Barn.
Kelly Way Gardens Tour 1: Gardens Tour ($120.00) - Take a gardener guided tour of the 2.5 acre certified organic culinary and cutting garden for those who are interesting in seeing and learning how the Woodstock Inn & Resort integrates sustainable farming techniques to create out-of-this-world produce for the chefs and ‘oh my’ flowers for the Inn’s interiors. Includes transportation to Kelly Way Gardens, tour, and lunch at the Kelly Way Red Barn.
Kelly Way Gardens Tour 2: Farming the Five Senses ($120.00) - A sensory tour of the gardens allowing for the garden experience through the champions of taste, smell, sight, sound, and touch. Includes transportation to Kelly Way Gardens, tour, and lunch at the Kelly Way Red Barn.
Woodstock Inn & Resort Spa - pricing varies by service reserved
After two full days of driving and touring the Green Mountains, a day at the spa might be in order. The LEED-certified, Forbes 4-Star Rated Spa at Woodstock Inn & Resort is designed to bring tranquility and rejuvenation to the entire spa experience. A contemporary retreat for total body wellness, its natural light, vaulted ceilings, and intimate therapy rooms create a peaceful ambiance that helps achieve total mind and body relaxation, while personalized spa treatments melt away any last traces of tension. Visit The Spa for a list of spa services. Be sure to make your reservations early by calling the spa concierge at 802-457-6697 or contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Treffen Vermont participants receive a 20% discount on spa treatments and services.
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