Canterbury House B&B

Front Hall

Dining Room

Monk's Tale Guest Room

Village of Woodstock

Woodstock's Village Green

Village Covered Bridge

The Canterbury House is located in the picturesque Village of Woodstock, Vermont. Inspired by the impressive concentration and continuity of late 18th and 19th century architecture, National Geographic Magazine called the village one of the most beautiful in America.

The home we invite you into is an 1880 Victorian townhouse that has been completely restored to offer modern comfort combined with historic authenticity. Standards for historic preservation have been followed in renovating The Canterbury House for use as a tourist home. The house is furnished with Period antiques, but is not a museum set piece.
It is our intention that it reflect fine craftsmanship and beautiful surroundings combined with the warmth and hospitality reminiscent of a family homecoming.

Our goal is to make you part of our family. Our size, six guest rooms, allows us to focus on what we feel is truly important, you! From dinner reservations to daily travel plans we will take the time to show you, not only all that is Woodstock, but the sur-rounding area as well. With over 17 years of experience we know what you need to see and do in the area.

In Woodstock, leave your car parked and your watch in the room. Exiting by the front door of The Canterbury House and looking to the left, you can see the face of the clock on the Masonic Temple, and around the village you can hear the Revere Bells ring out the hour, but time is important only in how you choose to spend it. Within a block or so you are among some of the finest shops, restaurants, art galleries, antique stores and museums in New England. All are gracefully enclosed in buildings as varied and interesting as the activities inside.

A visit to the Town Crier will inform you as to "what's doing" in the village. The central Green is the site of winter Yule festivals and summer social events, as well as relaxed park bench conversations between villagers. Forgetting your aerobic program you could browse in the lovely serenity of the Norman Williams Public Library, view a current film at the town theater, record your visit with a picture taken in front of the covered Middle Bridge or simply sit on a bank of one of the town's two rivers and watch the water slide by. Enjoying a Pentangle concert or show has long been a popular way to spend a summer night. A sleigh ride followed by the warming of toes in front of a fire is considered a respectable way to spend a Vermont winter evening.

A leisurely drive in the surrounding area reveals the renowned quiet beauty of Vermont. The local Billings Farm Museum and the nearby Coolidge Homestead offer an opportunity to learn about the old-fashioned methods for making the farm products Vermont is famous for. And for those who like to hike, the Appalachian and Long Trails are easily accessible.

Active pastimes abound in the Woodstock area both summer and winter. For the warm weather enthusiast there is the Woodstock Country Club with it's Robert Trent Jones designed golf course open for public play. For those who enjoy chasing tennis balls, various court surfaces are available. Game fish abound in Vermont's lakes and streams. Rainbow trout populate virtually all local waters. For those who prefer the winter, not only do we have cross country skiing, but also some great downhill slopes including, Suicide Six, Killington, Pico, Mt. Ascutney, Okemo and Mountain Meadows just to name a few -- offering the best Alpine and Nordic skiing in the eastern United States.

In sum, we offer you a tastefully decorated room and home, a hearty breakfast at our common table, and hospitality usually extended only to "kith and kin" along with the many pleasures of Woodstock. You may come as one of our guests, but you will leave as part of the family.

We welcome you to share with us The Canterbury House and the special state of mind and place that is Vermont -- the way things were, today.

Your innkeepers are Sue and Bob Frost.