Centuries-Old Estate in Eastern Connecticut’s Pastoral Countryside
The Inn at Woodstock Hill resides in northeast Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, a pastoral region that's known as one of the last green valleys on the heavily urbanized northern East Coast. Open fields, rolling hills, and working dairy farms surround the inn’s massive clapboard house, which was built by one of Woodstock’s earliest settlers in 1816. Even as the house approaches its 200th birthday, it’s been kept up-to-date with renovations, additions, and restorations.
Inside, antique furnishings mingle with brightly colored walls, beautiful wallpapers, and worldly touches such as an Egyptian-tile fireplace in the living room. In the kitchen, the chef crafts traditional New England dinners. Saffron lobster bisque seasoned with fresh cream and brandy, crab-stuffed trout wrapped in bacon, and other favorites are served in the dining room, where the tables are set with polished silver and candles.
The inn also holds occasional culinary events. Check the calendar for the Stew and Story series, where local storytellers spin yarns while listeners enjoy hearty soups and desserts.
Each of the inn's guest rooms is uniquely decorated. Room 201, painted in a soft rose hue, has one queen four-poster bed and a living room with a fireplace. There are two queen beds in Room 314, which has a sloped ceiling and leafy-print wallpaper.
Woodstock, Connecticut: Peaceful Farmland in Northeast Connecticut’s Quiet Corner
Between Old Sturbridge Village and Mystic Seaport lies Woodstock, a rural town known for its pastoral landscapes and dairy farms. The surrounding area is called the Quiet Corner, a region praised in the book 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. Spanning 62 square miles of farmland, Woodstock is the second-largest town in the state by area, and it’s lined with craft shops, artist galleries squirreled away in old barns, and local wineries.
For some of the best antiquing in the area, head to the neighboring town of Putnam. It’s home to the Antiques Marketplace, one of the largest collectibles malls in central New England.
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