Travel

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.

Sign Up for E-News

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.

DOWNLOAD PARK MAPpdf

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. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Plainfield

An Anniversary of the Heart

Over the course of the past week, life has presented a rollercoaster of emotions, from sadness and longing to inspiration and awe.  

I completed my last full day of work, and am officially laid off, hence sadness for not seeing colleague friends every day.  It’s a strange feeling to not have to be somewhere at nine o’clock each weekday.  The alarm still goes off each ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, June 22, 7:00 PM

The Yard @ College Avenue, New Brunswick

Jazz Night featuring The Tia Fuller Quartet

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, June 23, 2:00 PM

220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford

Information Session on Veterans' Benefits

Government Health & Wellness Other

Carousel_image_ef32de73f52818563271_pool_opening__1_

Sat, June 24, 12:00 PM

Rushmore Pool, Plainfield

Pool Opening: Rushmore Pool

Home & Garden

Westfield Resident’s Sign Offers Drivers Daily Inspiration

June 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – If you’ve ever driven down Lamberts Mill Road and waited in traffic to get on to West Broad Street, then you’ve probably noticed an inspirational quote written on a café sign. Teresa Gleason started the sign board to promote her group fitness classes at Happy Hour Fitness and positioned the sign in front of her home at 125 Lamberts Mill Road. But what ...

Second Belmar Girl Dies Four Days after Being Pulled from Ocean

June 21, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — The second girl who was pulled from the ocean off the Belmar beach of June 15 has died.

Emily Gonzalez Perez, 12, was on life support for four days before succumbing on June 19 to injuries suffered during the tragic swimming incident, which also claimed the life of her 13-year-old cousin, Mitzi Hernandez-Nicolas. Both girls were students at Belmar Elementary School.

Over ...

The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

June 10, 2017

Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the value of their assets (particularly homes that have appreciated markedly).*

Fraudsters target older Americans because they may be experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility or other ...

Four Plead Guilty in Connection with Elizabeth Robbery-Turned-Murder

June 21, 2017

All four men charged in connection with an attempted robbery that resulted in the death of a Brooklyn man in Elizabeth nearly three years ago have admitted to their roles in the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

Ali Garner, 31 and Keon Lewis, 32, both of Elizabeth, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in connection with ...

One More Trenton Raid?

June 20, 2017

June is budget month in Trenton; the Governor and state Legislature are seeking to balance the budget in a challenging fiscal situation. Unfortunately, environmental funds top the list of places to find“extra” money to balance the budget.

Just a few months ago, with strong bipartisan support, the state Legislature acted to give voters the opportunity to protect natural resource ...

Get to Know The Plainfield Music Store

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Just steps away from the downtown train station in the heart of Plainfield’s business district is The Plainfield Music Store. Founded in 1951, the store is now owned by Plainfield local, Victoria Griswold, a classically trained pianist. The store offers a  vast resource and archive of sheet music from many publishers and is a favorite source for Plainfield and regional ...

“Prepare, Prepare” is Advice for Would-Be Homeowners

You are still bursting with pride that you were able to get your Federal income taxes filed on time.    Now you want to move on to your next goal: buying a home.  So …. Wait !   Before you file all that paperwork away there are some steps you can  take to make use of all your great tax preparation work.

Although the mortgage process has always required ...

Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Wedding Cake Murder – Joanne Fluke (Kensington Books, 2016)

Set in Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, a sweets and coffee shop, is facing two momentous events in her life; her impending wedding to Ross Barton, one of three beaus who had been vying for her flour-covered hand, and a shot at the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. Her mother seems to have ...