The Woodstocker Inn is the bright yellow house at the West end of the village of Woodstock Vermont. We are directly opposite the Recreation Centre, which our guests are invited to use for a nominal fee. Our garden behind the private guest car park abuts Mount Tom and provides a tranquil seating area. We have easy access to the walking trails of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Our jolly colours and eclectic style continue inside the house, in our guest bedrooms and bathrooms, in our dining room flooded with natural light coming through the patio doors and in our library and guest refreshment area.
Your hosts at the Woodstocker are Dora, David and Daisy Doo. Dora is of Italian extraction, David an Englishman born in Yorkshire and Daisy Doo is a hypoallergenic rescue Wheaten Terrier who hails from Georgia. David & Dora moved from the UK in 2005 to create a new style of Bed & Breakfast. Having travelled and consumed hospitality all over the globe, we felt that inns were due for a makeover to suit the 21st century traveller. Having spent our former working lives in UK book publishing sales & marketing, we wanted a hospitality business with a library for relaxing, contemporary design style, respect for the planet and a true appreciation of food. We are all committed foodies and proud members of sausagefans.co.uk.
We thrive on comments (warts and all) from our guests and website visitors, so please feel free to give your opinions. We also love colour and this is reflected in our inn.
Our library houses books accumulated over 25 years working in UK publishing, which our guests are free to enjoy. Tune in to Daisy’s Discs playing her favourite sounds.
Maps & Directions
Nearest International Airports: Boston, MA & Burlington, VT
Nearest Domestic Airports: West Lebanon, NH and Manchester, NH
Nearest Rail Terminals: White River Junction, VT and Rutland, VT
Deposit: For a single night stay, a deposit of 100% (incl. tax) will be taken. For a multiple night stay we reserve the right to process a deposit equal to 50% (incl. tax) of the total cost of the reservation.
Reservations: We do not impose a minimum length of stay except on the following occasions: Memorial Day weekend (May), Dartmouth Graduation weekend (June), Labour Day weekend (Sept) and Columbus Day weekend (Oct), and during foliage season (September/October), when we again usually have a two night minimum.
Cancellations: Any refund attracts a $25 administration fee. Deposits will be refunded for cancellations made at least fourteen days prior to the scheduled date of arrival. In the case of a multi room reservation, we reserve the right to impose an additional 5% administration charge against any refund. When cancellations are made within fourteen days of the scheduled arrival date we reserve the right to retain deposits paid and also to charge you for any outstanding balance due. If you do not arrive, arrive after the reserved date, or depart before the final date of a guaranteed reservation, you will be charged the full amount of your expected stay.
Booking.com cancellation policy – Outside 14 days = Loss of first nights cost – Within 14 days = 100% of stay.
All cancellations to be requested in writing or by e-mail. Proof of sending does not confirm proof of receipt. Cancellation only acknowledged when confirmation from the Inn is sent to you notifying you of any refund amount. Cancellation period for Dartmouth graduation (June): 60 days. We reserve the right to retain the entire cost of stay if cancellation instructions are not followed.
Arrival Time: Registration is between 16:00 and 19.00. Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange an early or late check-in.
Departure Time: Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
No hidden charges: Gratuities are at your discretion. We do not impose service charges of any kind.
Clean air: We do not allow outdoor shoes in the house, in order to preserve good air quality. Feel free to bring a pair of favourite indoor shoes or we have numerous pairs of slippers you may borrow for the duration of your stay.
Noise Sensitivity: Chester, Cambridge and Shaftesbury all have complimentary ear plugs as they face Route 4. If sensitive to traffic noise DO NOT reserve Chester.
Children: The Woodstocker is designed with the comfort and relaxation of adults in mind, so we ask you to leave your children behind when you visit, however well behaved they are.
Pets: We can host pets in our Dog House suite only. Weight and other restrictions may apply, so please contact the inn directly for more details. If you seek kennel accommodations in the area for your four-legged travelling companions we will gladly help you find them and recommend Woodstock Animal Hospital.
Credit Cards: We happily accept Visa and MasterCard, as well as personal cheques or cash.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside the Woodstocker. A $100 cleaning fee will be levied for violating this restriction.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines Offal as 1. Waste material. 2. The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food. 3. Decomposing animal flesh. Innkeeper David Livesley takes an altogether different view when it comes to devising an exceptional breakfast for guests at his award winning boutique B&B in the picturesque town of Woodstock, Vermont.
Travel and Leisure November 2014
I was generating my own warmth. Some of that warmth, I should confess, may have been helped along by the breakfast I’d had earlier at the Woodstocker Inn, a goldfinch-yellow Cape set alongside the Ottauquechee River a few blocks from the village center. I’d turned down the signature sausage-heavy English breakfast offered by Dora Foschi and David Livesley, the inn’s cheery British expat owners, and ordered instead the noble steel-cut oatmeal—which David had presented with a little pitcher of Chivas Regal whisky on the side. Then he had stepped back and looked at me with an expectant smile.
2010 Frommers Guide to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
Dora and David have been awarded Green Cards under the category of ‘Aliens of Extraordinary Ability’ and thus are able to remain in the United States indefinitely. “We are on a high. We have a growing business, recognised beyond even the ambitious targets we set ourselves. We are grateful for all of our clients’ visits, their referrals and feedback. We have enjoyed strong personal support from our friends and neighbours (old and new) and we owe not a little of our success to the fabulous location in which we find ourselves”.
WCAX.com Channel 3 June 2010
PAMELA LANIERS 2010 BED & BREAKFAST INNKEEPERS OF THE YEAR
Guests Pick their 2010 “Innkeepers of the Year” from over 45,000 B&B’s:
Congratulations to Dora Foschi and David Livesley, innkeepers of the Woodstocker Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock, VT for having been chosen by our readers as “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2010. We offer our readers at LanierBB.com the opportunity to vote for the Innkeepers of the Year, tallying the total number of votes annually. Having unanimously received the greatest number of votes in this category by their loyal B&B guests and regular visitors to LanierBB.com, Dora & David certainly earned the industry’s valued award!
Boston Globe October 2008
“The neon-yellow exterior hints at the eclectic atmosphere inside this boutique B&B, converted from an 1830s farmhouse. The nine rooms differ dramatically in style yet are united by vivid colors and whimsical décor—from the brick-red walls and matching tub in the Chelsea room to bachelor-pad leather furniture and a Bose sound system in the Richmond. Couples should splurge on the Westminster, nicknamed Twin Tubs because the oversize bathroom is decked out with a pair of claw-foot cast-iron tubs that invite a dual soak session after a day on skis.”
Boston Globe November 2006
“David and Dora have maintained the highest standards of hospitality and personal service since taking over the Woodstocker Inn in Woodstock Vermont. At the same time they are taking the property in a new direction, adding contemporary amenities in technology and personal comfort.”
Awards and Accolades