With its bucolic centerpiece, The Green; the wooden Middle Covered Bridge that spans the Ottauquechee River; and streets lined with 19th-century buildings, Woodstock, Vermont, epitomizes the quintessential Green Mountains village. It celebrates winter with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh riding, and sledding (an indoors with swimming and spas).
Ski and snowboard (or hike when there’s no snow) at the pristine family-friendly Suicide Six Ski Area. 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret. (802) 457-6661; woodstockinn.com/ski-area. At Billings Farm and Museum 1 , the circa 1890 barns and farmhouse are open weekends (November through February) and daily (December 26 to January 1) with lms, sleigh rides, and hot spiced cider. 69 Old River Road. (802) 457-2355; billingsfarm.org. Indulge with a Vermont-inspired seasonal treatment at the 10,000-square-foot, LEED-certi ed spa at the AAA Four Diamond Woodstock Inn and Resort.
14 The Green. (888) 338-2745; woodstockinn.com
Lincoln Inn and Restaurant at the Covered Bridge Europe-trained chef Jevgenija Saromova’s cuisine is artfully presented and locally sourced.
2709 W. Woodstock Road. (802) 457-7052; lincolninn.com.
Jesse McNally’s lunch and dinner menu at Bentleys Restaurant ranges from burgers, pulled pork, and steak to duck-con t atbread and seasonal wild- caught cod. 3 Elm Street. (802) 457-3232; bentleysrestaurant.com.
Breakfast or lunch at Mon Vert Cafe 3 , where blueberry muf ns reign among the house-made baked goods. Cabot cheese and local organic produce enhance the French-inspired dishes. 28 Central Street. (802) 457-7143; monvertcafe.com.
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AAA / Northern New England Journal