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Historical Traveler Reviews Applebutter Inn Woodstock
Warm and Wonderful
I just can't say enough about the warm and wonderful hospitality, and the comfort of the lovely rooms (beautiful fabrics, comfortable beds) at the Applebutter Inn in Woodstock. Barbara's baking is unrivaled in my experience, and Michael's creative, gourmet breakfasts were delicious. These proprietors are generous and genuine hosts. I have visited only once, but need to look no further...I have booked in advance for several weekends in the near and distant future, and will sincerely recommend a visit to friends heading for Vermont.
Best B&B Yet
This B&B was the best for us for a lot of reasons. Mainly, because it was the combination of everyhting that we're looking for in an inn: great hosts, nice accommodations, peace and quiet, good location and, of course, awesome breakfasts.
We will highly recommend this B&B to anyone and will return often. It is the best B&B that we've staying at in over 10 years.
Love the Applebutter Inn
For the past few years, my job has required me to travel to Woodstock, Vermont twice a month and each visit requires an overnight stay. I am delighted to say that the Applebutter Inn, a B&B right outside the center of Woodstock, has been a home away from home for me for these trips.
The Inn is beautiful. A big white welcoming house in a lovely country environment. The inn is simply but elegantly decorated, and I find myself constantly asking the innkeepers where did you get that, and how did you do this -- because I want to create the same at home! I usually arrive mid-evening, and am always touched when Barbara and Michael, if not able to greet me in person will leave a handwritten note of greetings along with a plate of delectable just-baked brownines, cookies or cake that sit innocently in the front foyer just teasing me to try and pass them by. I cannot.
The den with a TV and fireplace is the perfect place to unwind. So cozy! Or I could choose to sit in the lovely parlor and admire the decor with the baby grand piano nearby - imagining myself someday playing it. Or if I want to read, I could pick out a book from the large selection in their bookcase and find a nook to curl up in. When it is time to retire I have no problem falling asleep in the large comfortable, four poster bed which offers crisp white linens and a big cushy comforter with wonderful pillows to snuggle into.
Breakfast is always a treat. I feel like I must be in a movie when I am eating breakfast I feel so grand! Lit candles, cut flowers, and a beautiful table setting. Lots of large windows in the room allow you to enjoy the lovely outdoor view, and the birds will entertain as they too enjoy breakfast at their feeders. First will come a bowl of freshly cut-up fruit; recently the berries coming directly from the inn's own garden. With this the best steaming hot coffee along with a just-out-of-the oven breakfast muffin of some delectable variety. The main course is always delicious so you better save room for it! A hearty omelet, or perfectly made-to-order scrambled eggs, or lemon pancakes, accompanied by sausage or bacon and sometimes homemade potato cakes. I have discovered that if I can manage to eat the entire breakfast, I won't eat again until dinner time.
What more could a guest ask for? The most special part of staying at the Applebutter Inn: the innkeepers themselves. They are wonderfully fun, interesting and energetic -- just a genuuinely nice couple. Barbara and Michael love what they do and it shows in every way. Their beautiful home; the way they spoil their guests and make them feel so comfortable. They have lots of information to share about the area and offer it freely so your trip never lacks for ideas and things to do. It is fun to watch them with the other guests because I can see how thrilled the visitors are to have found this place and I am reminded of my own luck! Their young assistant Maureen is just like them, delightful with loads of personality and her own great laugh.
This is a superior bed and breakfast which is above and beyond in every way.
The best B&B in New England!
My husband and I stayed at the Applebutter Inn for four wonderful nights. The location is ideal--seven miles off Interstate 89 (so no noise) and a few miles outside of bustling Woodstock. The Inn is beautifully appointed but not stuffy, and the rooms are in pristine condition--but never overly cute or cloying. Our hosts, Barbara and Michael, were knowledgeable, helpful, and fun to talk to without being intrusive. They directed us to all the best restaurants for dinner; they gave us guidance on sightseeing; and they even helped me keep up on my marathon training and cycling by pointing me to local trails and roads where I could enjoy the view while getting in the miles. (If you're a runner, you're in luck, as the Inn is located less than half a mile from a lightly travelled but well-maintained dirt road along the river.) The breakfasts prepared by Barbara and served by Michael are truly divine and delicious--a special treat each morning using local produce and always accompanied by Barbara's homemade applebutter. Each afternoon, Barbara serves special sweets--mini blueberry cheesecakes, coconut chocolate cookies-- with freshly brewed ice tea that we made sure not to miss. Of all the B&Bs we've stayed in, the Applebutter Inn was the best on all dimensions. We will go back again and again.
Worth a Visit
A bright light shines at the Applebutter Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. Innkeepers, Barbara and Michael have kept this light going for the past 4 years. This wife and husband make a good team in the kitchen, breakfast room, and all through this home away from home. Their strength of service comes from the heart. It was a pleasure to sit on the side porch, and for our first afternoon tea enjoy Barbara's wonderful coconut chocolate chip cookies. The breakfast room was a large open space with 3 guest tables and big windows on 2 sides that made it possible for us to look out at the lovely garden. There were also a number of bird feeders which give guests the opportunity to eye one of God's colorful creatures stopping by for a snack. The breakfasts on the 2 mornings we spent there were feasts for the eyes and delights to the palette. They included fruit cups, with selections from the garden. Chef Michael's lemon souffle pancakes and blueberry pancakes were a great start to the morning. My parents bedroom, the Cameo Room, was a private retreat in back of the house. My room, the Jonathan Room, was at the top of the stairs in the main house. I enjoyed 2 restful evenings, and mornings waking up to the sound of the birds was a pleasure. Both bedrooms were clean, neat, and nicely decorated with antiques. Visiting Vermont, with its wide open spaces and interesting places, continues to be a pleasure for the 3 of us. This year being no exception. The hospitality, care, and commitment of Barbara and Michael was a blessing to remember. Sincerely, David White, Lowell, Massachusetts
I have no problems in stating that Barbara and Michael served the best breakfasts i have ever eaten in a guesthouse. The breakfast was always freshly made, every day was different and not once did the standard drop.
Michael and Barbara were perfect hosts even setting up the satellite tv to allow me to watch the FA cup football final.
When it was time for us to move on we were sent on our way with a goody bag of cookies and brownies for the journey.
Lovely, and OH that breakfast!
Upon arriving at the Inn, we were greeted warmly by the Inn's delightful owners, Barbara and MIchael. We immediately felt relaxed after our long journey-the roaring fire in "The Yellow Room," warm cookies and hot tea didn't hurt either.
Our room was perfect. The bed was really comfortable and the bedding was gorgeous.
I have saved the best for last. The breakfast...aah, the breakfast. Where do I begin. The just-out-of-the-oven ginger scones were unbelievable. Then the fresh fruit cup. That was followed by something I think they called lemon souffle pancakes-the lightest, most delicious variation on the pancake theme you'll ever taste.
The next morning, Barbara repeated her baking wizardry with spectacular carrot muffins. The highlight of the second morning's breakfast was possibly the greatest breakfast food I've ever tasted...creme brulee french toast!! I can't explain it, but I can't stop dreaming about it either. Wow. And, oh yeah, Barbara's applebutter is the best you'll ever taste.
In summary, The Applebutter Inn is everything a B&B should be-warm, welcoming, a terrific Bed, and THAT Breakfast.
Barbara and Michael make you feel like you are at your "home away from home." The gourmet breakfasts are almost worth the trip alone. We have been coming here for several years and never had the same breakfast twice, each one a real treat. The inn is centrally located for just about anything one would want to do. If you run out of iideas, Barbara and Michael have plenty of good suggestions. A truly enjoyable experience that is not to be missed !
We stayed with Barbara and Michael for three nights, and very much enjoyed our time at the Applebutter. The house is lovely, the hosts very welcoming and helpful, and the breakfasts were excellent. Room was comfortable, and the inn is a great base for touring.
Details, details, details
Barbara and Michael's attention to detail and sincerely warm and welcoming hospitality make the Applebutter Inn just the place you are looking for for a few nights in a home away from home. Most of all, your hosts are interesting, fun and enjoy people.
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... road. The road followed along the Connecticut River (seen from our hotel). Passed through yet another Springfield - think almost every state has one. It has been hard to find accommodation for this weekend as it Columbus Day Holliday for the Americans and Canadian Thanksgiving. It seems everyone wants to holiday in Vermont for the next three days. We did find somewhere, in Killington, a ...
... my sun glasses and had a hissy fit! Freddie and I then walked barefoot along the road trying to hitch a lift. Unfortunately the universal thumb sign for hitch hiking had a different meeting in Vermont and everyone drove past waving at us, Freddie was not amused. Luckily Paul was jogging by and saved the day. Freddie then found my sunglasses and order was restored. We continued with our day on the lake and had a brilliant time. We loved Vermont. Next stop New ...
... From there Route 7 goes north up the west side of Vermont. We turned in Manchester and headed kitty-corner across the Green Mountains on Route 11, passing at least three ski resorts. After visiting my brother and delivering the bench, we meandered our way to I-91. At this point we called home, to let our kids know we'd be home in just a couple hours! We already knew the lawn mower had broken a week after we left, but hopefully ...
... and dried cherries, gorgonzola and nuts with a tangy dressing made with infused vinegars and oils. Really wonderful.
And... no travel would be complete without ice cream or gelato and this visit was no exception as Nancie introduced me to Moran Gelato. It was so good, I visited twice and even met Elana's friend, Jonah for some tasty gelato!