The total lunar eclipse takes place January 20-21, 2019.

We spotted this wonderful article on Only in Your State/Vermont written by Natalie Clunan.
We’ve been lucky to see another lunar eclipse a couple years ago and it’s awesome to view. Come to Ski or Snowboard and stay with us—hit the slopes during the day and then watch the eclipse from the motel.

2019 has arrived and it’s already beginning with a bang. An incredible total lunar eclipse will take place in January and this inspirational experience is not to be missed. The celestial event will be visible from North and South America assuring Vermonters a front row seat to view it. A Super Blood Wolf Moon will present itself for one night. Mark your calendars now, this extraordinary eclipse is rare and you’re going to want to check it out for yourself.

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Suicide Six is a ski area owned and operated by the Woodstock Inn & Resort is just a short 15 minutes from Sleep Woodstock and great for young and beginner skiers and snowboarders. Only in Vermont has written a wonderful article that gives a little history and talks about today to give you a brief idea of how much fun you can have. Here’s the article:

Vermont’s First Ski Resort Is Unlike Any Other And It Belongs At The Top Of Your Bucket List with some history

by: Natalie Clunan

In 1934, the first-ever up-hill conveyance for skiers was installed on a hill at Clinton Gilbert’s Farm. The improvised tow rope was originally powered by a Ford Model T engine. A few weeks later an electric motor was installed by Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, former Dartmouth ski coach.

Facebook/Suicide Six Ski Area
A few years later, the operation was moved to a steeper hill nearby known as Hill 6. This became the earliest ski resort and is still in operation. Suicide Six has 100 acres of skiable area with 24 trails and slopes.

Continued here: Only in Vermont

Suicide Six Slopes

A Wonderful Event All Should Attend At Least Once!

Just down the road from us, ShackletonThomas produces handmade/carved furniture and amazing pottery. Their open house is always fun with wonderful music and food.

Their annual party will celebrate art & craftsmanship on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 3–6pm at their Vermont showroom and workshops—102 Mill Rd, Bridgewater, VT 05034

There will be pottery sales, food & refreshments, workshop tours, and demonstrations…. as well as our like-minded friends at Sustainable Woodstock and businesses Plymouth Artisan Cheese and William Winand Chocolatier plus live music by Ida Mae Specker and the Terrible Mountain Stringband!

ShackeltonThomas Annual Holiday Event

That’s right it’s snowing here at Sleep Woodstock Motel

And to make it even better, Killington is open…they opened officially on October 19th. K-1 Express Gondola lift hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for uphill loading. The North Ridge Triple lift will allow uploading until 3:45 p.m.

Women’s World Cup Races—Thanksgiving Weekend

During the World Cup races, which will take place on November 23-25 (book your room at Sleep Woodstock Motel early, rooms are going fast), public access to the Expo Village, which is adjacent to the finish area and is free entrance for spectator viewing, will offer unparalleled access to watch the fastest female alpine ski racers in the world compete in slalom and giant slalom events. Additional World Cup events include free concerts by Paul Oakenfold, Michael Franti, KT Tunstall, and Guster, plus movie premiers, fireworks, parades and more. A full schedule of the Killington Cup events can be found at



The website JETSETTER has written a wonderful article How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont. Our small addition to the article—you don’t need to be a Jetsetter to afford a wonderful weekend in Woodstock. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is a fabulous place to stay for your weekend getaway, but most people would need to splurge to stay there.

We make one small addition—Sleep Woodstock Motel, rated 4.5 bubbles on TripAdvisor and winner of 4 consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence.

Stay with us and you can do everything in this article and save on your lodging cost. Plus, using our Local Deal Sheet you’ll save even more.

Stay with us and you can JETSET on a budget.

Billings Farm

Billings Farm: Save $2 on admission with our “Local Deal Sheet”

The Pentangle Light Garden returns again this year!

Friday, September 25
Saturday, September 26
From dusk until 10:00 pm
Woodstock Village Green

A Light Art Exhibit he Woodstock Village Green is turned into an illuminated “Light Garden” wonderland with a series of sculptural “garden plots” designed by local artists and featuring whimsical and creative uses of light. Stroll the “garden” paths on Friday and Saturday evenings and marvel at this unique display of “local color”! Garden plots will remain lit until 10:30 pm. To see images from past Light Gardens, visit

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Saturday, September 26th, 1-4 PM

The Woodstock History Center is presenting an old fashion fair. This will be its second year presenting old-time fun at old-time prices. Imagine admission, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, games, balloons and more all for just 25¢ each. They’ll present historic games and activities, music, craft projects, silent movies, bake sale, historic fair food and other concessions.

And, don’t miss the Silent Auction, featuring chance to bid on dining, travel, gifts and entertainment.

It’ll be held on the back lawn of the Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT

For more details:

2nd Annual Woodstock Old Time Fair

Real Food Real Deals, Healthy food on a budget

We were honored to host food blogger Annemaire Rossi of Real Food Real Deals, Healthy food on a budget. She stayed with us one night in our two bedroom suite and wrote this in her Blog about staying with us:

Woodstock has several nice options for accommodations. If you’re on a budget, Sleep Woodstock is a fantastic place to stay. This classic 1960’s roadside motel features modern amenities like Keurig coffee makers and free WiFi. It’s open year-round, so it’s a good location for ski season, summer travel, or leaf-peeping in the fall. We stayed in their large 2 bedroom suite, and the beds were so comfortable. They lived up to the rave reviews I had read on Trip Advisor. I got the best night sleep of our weeklong trip at Sleep Woodstock.”

Thank You Annemarie! We’re happy you slept so well.

Read her full blog post and her restaurant choices here:

Real Food Real Deals, Healthy food on a budget

There’s no better place to celebrate this patriotic day than in Woodstock, VT! Here are some great events for you and the family on Independence Day.


Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race.

The 37th annual race will be held at the Spectrum Team Center on July 4 at 8:30am.

Flea Market, Chicken BBQ, Bake Sale

Held at the Barnard Town Hall, North Road, Barnard VT on July 4 at 10:00am, this fun event benefits the Barnard Volunteer Fire Department.

Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum

A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, historic debate, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, the egg toss, and lots more. Admission: Adults: $14, seniors: $13, children ages 5-15 $8, ages 3 & 4 $4, 2 & under free. Open 10:00-5:00pm.

4th of July Celebration

There will be games, food and fireworks at Woodstock Union High School at dusk.

Hot Air Balloon

This Father’s Day weekend, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festivals in New England.

Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring over 20 hot air balloons, with five flights scheduled throughout the festival with additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!

Learn more at