A Trip to Woodstock, Vermont

Rick and Kathy Terwelp, former Plainfield, NJ residents who now own The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
Teagle's Landing in Woodstock, VT Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
The gardens at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
The gardens at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
The original door at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
Lupines at The Jackson House Inn Credits: Jennifer Popper
Day two at The Jackson House Inn included this delicious part of breakfast. Credits: Jennifer Popper
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
You can tour the farm at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
Credits: Jennifer Popper
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Credits: Jennifer Popper
Outside at the Woodstock, VT Historical Society Credits: Jennifer Popper
The Woodstock, VT Historical Society Credits: Jennifer Popper

WOODSTOCK, VT - While planning a trip to Woodstock, VT, it was a pleasure to learn that former Plainfield residents Rick and Kathy Terwelp, who had lived in the Netherwood Heights section of town, are the owners of a quaint New England bed and breakfast.

The Terwelps have owned The Jackson House Inn since 2010, and a stay here provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll through beautifully maintained gardens, the chance to learn about local farms as Rick describes each breakfast meal in loving detail, and to just soak in details of this 1890 Victorian architecture.

On the first of my two-night stay, I made the five-minute drive to the center of town, parked the car, and almost immediately discovered a set of stairs that led down to a "small oasis, resurrected from the litter of man and flood."  Teagle's Landing is named in honor of Frank H. Teagle, Jr. who was a caring and dedicated Woodstock resident, and a steward of resources.

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A quick look around town, and I ended up at Bentley's on the corner of Central and Elm.  I grabbed a spot at the bar, and was instantly chatting with Woody and Lance.  Woody played a mean Neil Young during the night's Open Mike jam session.  Other musicians popped by, and I was introduced to all of them, including Emile and Greg.

On my second day, after a hike on the Route 12 section of the Appalachian Trail, I visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.  To be honest, I spent the first half hour inside watching a movie to learn more about the history of the place.  The weather that day reached over ninety degrees, and the theater was air conditioned.  From the cooled comfort, I headed across the street and wandered some of the carriage roads and trails.


Back at the inn, after a shower and a glass of wine courtesy of Rick, I headed over to The Prince & the Pauper but Vinny said there was an almost hour wait.  So he kindly called his friends at Richardson's Tavern to save me a seat.  Next time, Vinny, I will make a reservation!

The final day began with a breakfast that included some of the most amazing strawberries I have ever had.  Bags packed, car loaded, I took off for the next leg of my journey. 

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