Woodstock, CT is the ideal place for spending quality time in a fun and unique environment. The town consists of six remarkable villages that offer the same type of atmosphere. BBOnline invites you to explore the villages by choosing a Woodstock Inn for your accommodations. When you get there, make a stop by the Bowen House and other attractions in the town.
The Bowen House/Roseland Cottage
556 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
This beautiful cottage once belonged to the Bowen family of Woodstock. It was designed in the Gothic Revival style and used as a summer home for the couple's family. The Bowen House, also called Roseland Cottage, is still surrounded by the gardens planted in the late 1850s. An aviary, ice house and carriage barn are also found on the picturesque grounds. After exploring the grounds, tour the interior of the home. Stained glass windows, patterned carpets and elaborately-made wall coverings will greet you in every room. Tours of the cottage happen June through October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special summer concerts are presented from June to August. There's a small admission fee to tour the cottage; however, the concerts are free. You can contact The Bowen House for more details.
281 Route 169
South Woodstock, CT 06267
The Woodstock Fair occurs every Labor Day. It's one of the oldest celebrations in New England. This widely popular event brings all six villages together for a weekend of good food, music and tons of family fun. Children will enjoy the baby animals, go-kart racing and rides. Concession stands selling sweet treats are found throughout the fair grounds. The fair hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. It's also open Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets to the annual fair are sold at the gates until 9 p.m., but Monday's hours may differ. The 2011 admission prices are $12 for adults, and kids under 10 get in free.
199 Route 171
Woodstock, CT 06281
Fairvue Farms is a fun destination for families looking for something interesting to do. You can learn about life on a dairy farm by taking a tour of the grounds. The tour explains all about agriculture and how it works. These tours are free of charge to all visitors. It is advised to call ahead to make an appointment.
Woodstock, CT 06267
(860) 774-8397 ext. 109
Celebrating Agriculture is another free event in Woodstock. The event features food, parades and a host of agricultural displays. Hayrides, tours and games are just a few more exciting things to experience. Celebrating Agriculture is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Skip breakfast at your Woodstock Bed and Breakfast that day. A hearty breakfast is available between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It's only $5 for adults and $3 for kids.