Weekend in Vermont: Carriage House Inn

I am still riding the high of the weekend despite today being the worst day of the week. I talked about what SL and I ate and did while we were away over the weekend and today I am going to where we stayed, Carriage House of Woodstock.

Carriage House of Woodstock

I just want to say that I would head over heels recommend this inn/B&B to anyone and everyone looking to stay in the area. It is near both Killington and Pico ski mountains and is across the street from the Woodstock Farmers Market.

When SL and I arrived after sitting in traffic for hours we were kindly greeted by one of the innkeepers and I immediately felt like I wanted to move in! Miranda offered to help with our bags but instead we asked for dinner recommendations and toted the bags ourselves. Miranda suggested 3 places, all of which we tried (and loved) on our short trip. She knows her Woodstock, VT shit!

Carriage House stairs

Check out the fun stair cases! The whole inn was full of books, even our room had tons of books. I didn’t read a thing over the weekend. I just ate ALL.THE.FOOD.

Our room was basically decorated how I envision our house to be one day. Classy and classic with old and new. I loved it. Again, I want to move into this place.

Lake Champlain room

Although our room was beautiful, we didn’t spend a ton of time in it. Between the 8:30 am breakfast call and the fantastic dinners out, our room was a bit neglected except for Sunday morning post-breakfast when I gladly jumped back in bed before check-out!

Like I said yesterday, I mentioned that I was mostly dairy-free and for both breakfasts I was accommodated with perfectly with scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage and a side of fruit. Despite being weird about dairy, I didn’t turn down the freshly baked cookies (YOLO all day).

cookie

If anything, I just wish we were able to spend more time at the Carriage House. I would have loved to sit in their little library and read by the fire or spend more time relaxing in the beautiful room we stayed in. I guess that means we will just have to go back!

I hope everyone is having a super Tuesday!

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On a scale of 1-10; how super is your Tuesday?

  • Me – 8. Not bad for the worst day of the week.
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Weekend in Vermont: Eats and Activities

SL and I went away this weekend and it was glorious! My number one goal for the weekend was to relax and have fun. That said, I YOLOed real hard in the food department. Hard enough break my weekend down into two blog posts!

eats and activities

Friday – Dinner at Worthy Kitchen

We chose Worthy Kitchen for dinner on the recommendation of our inn keepers (more on them tomorrow). SL had seen this place on the drive into town and we were excited to give it a try. Worthy totes itself as a farm diner with upscale but affordable diner (no, I didn’t mean dinner) menu with all local ingredients. I knew we were in the right place when we walked in and it was packed! Always a good sign for a place with no table service. What? No table service? Yes! At Worthy you walk in, put your name on the wait list (because there will be one) and we can either get in the drink line or hop right in the food line.

Per the hostesses recommendation, we hopped in the short drink line to have a beverage in hand while waiting in the longer food line. This worked perfectly because right before it was our turn to order, the hostess let us know our table was ready.

worthy kitchen

SL ordered the Corned Beef Melt and I went with Buttermilk Friend Chicken (again). Like I said, I YOLOed hard this weekend. We also ordered a pickle vegetable plate which had pickled everything, including grapes. The pickled grapes tasted, well, like you would think a pickled grape would taste.

worthy kitchen menu

After devouring our meals and another round of drinks we left Worthy Kitchen stuffed and header back to the inn. Upon arrival there was a lovely display of pound cake, sliced strawberries and whipped cream. No part of me was hungry but I made a little plate of cake and strawberries and headed up to our room.

strawberry pound cake

Midnight 10:37 pm snack!

Saturday – Breakfast, Skiing and The BEST Pizza

Staying at B&B/Inns in the BEST because of breakfast. Where we stayed had FULL cooked, amazing breakfast each morning. Upon arrival, I was asked if I had any food allergies (which I don’t) and I mentioned I am mostly dairy free but not allergic.On the breakfast menu Saturday was baked oatmeal and quiche and the inn keepers graciously made my scrambled eggs and bacon.

Saturday Breakfast

I didn’t take a picture of mine because scrambled eggs aren’t as pretty as SL’s baked oatmeal and quiche. And of course, there was coffee. After fueling up SL and I headed to Pico Mountain to spend the day on the slopes.

skiis

(Insert obvious “just the tip” joke here)

We skied all day then stopped by the Long Trail Brewery on the way back to the inn. It was PACKED so we didn’t stay long. But in case anyone was living under a rock and didn’t know what beer is made of, here you go. You’re welcome.

long trail brewery

After a quick shower and change of clothes SL and I headed out for an early dinner at Pi Brick Oven Trattoria. I continued my YOLO streak and ordered the Paisano pizza. This pie came with Sopressata, local Italian sausage, bacon and oregano and it was EVERYTHING! It as easily in my top 5 best pizza every and I have eaten a lot of pizza.

pizza

Note: Yes, I am mostly dairy-free. I only eat cheese on pizza. Yes, pizza is my favorite food. Get over it.

I made SL try a piece and he LOVED it too. Loved it enough to have another piece and still finish his entree. I was impressed.

The night ended on a high note with freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies when we arrived back at the inn. I grabbed one, and then I grabbed another for good measure. Then I grabbed some mini eggs and my life (or at least my night) was complete.

cookie

Check in tomorrow for a recap of the inn we stayed in and maybe more chat about this cookie.

Have a great Monday!

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What was the best thing you ate this weekend?

  • Me – All of it…absolutely everything.