Above: Covered bridge on the edge of Woodstock

Woodstock has been named the prettiest small town in America. And the most beautiful. And the most charming. Having recently spent a few days there, I can see why. On our latest Vermont visit, we stayed at the 142-room Woodstock Inn & Resort, which is situated across from the village green in the center of town. The hotel owes a debt of gratitude to Laurance Rockefeller, who rebuilt the storied hotel and reopened it in 1970. In fact, he and his wife, Mary, left a substantial mark on the whole town, investing in historic preservation and establishing a museum and working farm on property once owned by Frederick Billings, Mary’s grandfather. They also donated land and their family home to create Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.

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Above: Covered bridge on the edge of Woodstock

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