506 On the River Inn
Woodstock, New England, United States of America
At a Glance
Beautiful tranquil position on the river, with pretty lawns and adirondack chairs
Only a 5-minute drive from the center of Woodstock, a charming and iconic Vermont town
Delicious country breakfast served each morning, included in your stay
Interconnecting rooms available for families, as well as a kid's playroom
The restaurant serves delicious evening meals using locally sourced ingredients
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The best time to visit Vermont is in late spring, summer and early autumn when Fall brings its glorious colors. Most of Vermont is under snow over the winter period and the ski resorts come alive. Cold spells affect Vermont from the end of October till late Spring.
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506 On the River Inn is a charming country guesthouse located just outside Woodstock in Vermont. With just 30 stylishly designed rooms, delightful staff and delicious country breakfasts included, it's an ideal base for exploring the area.
Originally built as a few cabins to accommodate visitors in the 1950s, 506 On the River Inn has rebuilt itself as a boutique guesthouse. Only a five minute drive from the center of Woodstock, a charming example of a Vermont town, it is the ideal base for exploring this scenic state. The area is surrounded by beautiful farms, pastel-colored clapboard houses, and covered bridges, and the region really comes to life in the autumn when the trees burst into color. Owned by a family who hail from Woodstock, you can be assured of a down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere, with delightful staff keen to ensure you get the most out of your stay.
506 On the River Inn has just thirty well-appointed rooms, each with a king or queen-sized twin beds, air-conditioning, armchairs, WiFi internet and balconies with rocking chairs overlooking the pretty lawns and river beyond. The decor throughout the property is a mixture of light cream and chocolate colors, with antique furniture and comfy armchairs in every nook and corner.
There is a comfortable lounge with fireplace and terrace where you can enjoy breakfasts overlooking the pond, and an antique bar where a friendly barman will serve you fine wines, local beers or cocktails. A traditional country breakfast is served each morning and included in your stay, and bistro-style dinners are on offer and a popular choice with guests.
Other facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, games room (ideal for teenagers, with pool table, TV and arcade games), toddler playroom and badminton raquets and footballs for use on the lawns. The back of the Inn stretches down to the river, flanked on each side by trees, and sunloungers and adirondack chairs offer the perfect place to unwind and take in the serene surroundings.
There are 30 rooms at the Inn. All have river views, complimentary WiFi internet, large flat screen smart TV, en-suite bathroom with shower (some also have a bathtub), coffee table, desk, two lounge chairs and a private balcony with rocking chairs. All rooms also include a digital safe, hairdryer, fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The standard rooms are Riverview king or queen rooms, with either a king sized bed, or two queen sized beds for a twin room formation. These are well designed and spacious, with all the facilities you need to ensure a comfortable stay. The Riverview deluxe king rooms have additional space and a sofa with single pull-out bed, ideal for a child traveling with parents.
The riverview one bedroom suite is a king room including sofa with single pull-out bed for a child, and a private living room which has a three seater sofa-bed with a second bathroom and shower.
The riverview two bedroom suite comprises one king ensuite room, linked with a private living room to a queen ensuite room. The living room has a three seater sofa bed and an additional bathroom with shower. This room also has an additional balcony with a dining table and four chairs.
Finally there is the Penthouse suite, set over two levels with a lounge, kitchenette and bathroom on the lower level. On the upper level is a light, airy master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and an ensuite bathroom with rolltop bathtub and separate shower.
|Riverview Deluxe King room|
|Riverview King room|
|Riverview Queen room|
|Riverview one bedroom suite|
|Riverview two bedroom suite|
Children of all ages are welcome at 506 On the River. There is a toddler's play room with books and toys to entertain little ones, and children and teenagers will enjoy the games room which has arcade games, board games, a pool table, sofas, and large television. There are also footballs, frisbees and badminton racquets for use on the lawn. Babysitting is possible on request but requires advanced booking.
The country bistro restaurant serves a delicious cooked and continental breakfast each morning, buffet style, which is included in your stay. The restaurant also serves dinner each evening, using locally sourced ingredients and with child menu options, too.
At the Inn there is a gym and relaxation room for yoga and stretches, as well as a badminton net and racquets, footballs and frisbees to use on the lawns.
The local area has plenty to entertain you, too. Woodstock itself is worth exploring on foot, with a beautiful covered bridge, charming delicatessens, cafes, restaurants and shops. It has been labelled the prettiest town in America and when the sun's shining it's easy to see why.
Further afield, there are some superb hiking trails on the Appalachian trail, or for a more gentle stroll head to the Marsh-Billings-Rockerfeller national historical park. The Montshire museum of science has some superb exhibitions and an outdoor science park, a popular option for families. And the Billings Farm & museum is just on the edge of Woodstock, a wonderful example of a typical dairy farm and a place to learn about Vermont's farming traditions. There are countless other maple farms, orchards, artisan cheese-makers and other farms in the area which are open to visitors, and the staff at the Inn can make suggestions to suit your interests. Silver Lake to the North is a lovely option for kayaking and canoeing, and swimming in the summer, or you could head to Quechee to watch a polo match (mid-June - August).
Katie Fewkes (Staff)
I really loved my stay at 506 On the River. The staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful if they tried - the service here is really attentive and genuine, there's nothing contrived about it. They genuinely want you to have a great stay - it's good old-fashioned hospitality!
The setting is lovely, the lawn and the river are so beautiful the perfect spot to relax with a cup of coffee after a day's adventures in the great outdoors in and around Woodstock.
My room was really comfortable and had everything I needed, and more. The bathroom is perhaps more functional than stylish. I loved the rocking chair on my balcony, too. I'd recommend rooms on the upper floor, so you don't hear footsteps walking in a room above you - the views are best from up there, too!
The food here is really great, and great value too - we enjoyed it so much we ate there two nights out of three during our stay.
Location & directions
Woodstock, New England, United States of America
506 On the River is located a 5-minute drive from the center of Woodstock in central Vermont. It has a beautiful riverside position, near to the farmer's market and offers a tranquil location for exploring this beautiful region.