Deer Brook Inn

4548 West Woodstock Road, Woodstock, Vermont 05091
Innkeeper(s): George DeFina & David Kanal
  • Introduction

    Deer Brook Inn

    Deer Brook Inn is located in the city of Woodstock, Vermont. Our inn is a service-oriented Bed & Breakfast that offers attention to every detail.

    Our three-course candle light breakfasts showcase ingredients from neighboring farms. It is our pleasure to serve you in the formal dining or outside on the stone breakfast patio.

    Our five guest accommodations blend the character of an 1820 colonial farmhouse with today's conveniences including private baths with both tub and shower, A/C, CD/radio combinations, individual thermostats and original artwork.

    The Woodstock area has much to offer families, couples, and individual travelers. Stroll through the village where there are many fine restaurants, shops, and galleries as well as the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park and The Billings Farm and Museum.

    For those who prefer outdoor venues, the region is home to skiing, sledding, ice skating, and snow shoeing as well as fly fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, and hiking.

    Whatever your choice of activity we are happy to make all necessary arrangements and reservations. The rest is up to you!

    Deer Brook Inn is recommended by The Boston Globe and The New York Times and has been rated #1 in Woodstock on for more than two years.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to George DeFina for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most of our guests stay at our inn because of the high degree of personal service they receive while here. It is a cozy small bed and breakfast that makes most people feel as if they are at home away from home. Many guests are returning for their second or third time, and more times.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our great breakfasts and cozy atmosphere. We meet everyone by name at the front door upon arrival and make sure their needs are met. We make restaurant reservations for them and connect the guests with the kind of activities they came to the area to enjoy.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Woodstock, Vermont has much to offer. Whether you are interested in historical places, shopping and galleries, outdoor activities we have them all. The only National Historic Park in Vermont is located right here. The Marsh, Billings, Rockefeller National Park offers tourists a glimpse of the incredibly rich history of central Vermont through its museum, activities for young and old, and the art collections in the Rockefeller Mansion. Visit our rich galleries, historic homes, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead and learn about Vermont's active role helping escaping slaves during the Civil War. If you are an outdoor enthusiast the area provides miles of hiking trails with the Appalachian Trail crossing the area in 2 places, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best compliment we have ever received was from a Boston couple. Deer Brook Inn was written up in the Boston Globe in 2006. This couple read the article and called to make a reservation for the following weekend stating that they had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before but because of the review in the paper they had to try us. We greeted them at the door and showed them around the inn. We had a great time at breakfast with them and as they left they shared with us that they had never felt so welcome and so much at home as they had at our inn. They went on to stay with us an additional 20 times and have become our very dear friends.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret of our area of Vermont is that there is a network of ancient roads that zigzag across the region. These ancient roads can be hiked or snowmobiled in the winter. It is possible to actually snowmobile from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts border on these ancient roads and from New Hampshire to New York as well.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    If a visitor stays for 4 days in our inn they will find themselves busy everyday. History buffs will want to see the Billings Farm and National Historic Park, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Dartmouth College is a mere half hour away. Outdoor enthusiasts have a range of activities from hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing treks, kayaking, observing nature and wildlife. A half hour away is King Arthur Flour Company which provides baking and cooking classes, and an incredible retail store. Killington Ski Area is within 20 minutes of our door providing wonderful skiing in the winter and is now developing many summer activities such as bluegrass festivals, classical music in the mountains, and gondola rides providing incredible vistas of the Vermont countryside. Visit the local restaurants, taverns for a wide range of cuisines and live music.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Deer Brook Inn sits on 5 acres about 4 miles west of the village. Convenient to the village but not within walking distance. Because of our location we are centrally located between all things Woodstock and Killington Ski Center. Just minutes to the west is the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, a little historic gem. Not far is Okemo Mountain, the lovely village of Weston with its great summer theatre and the well reknowned Vermont Country Store.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Woodstock has a wide variety of restaurants from a northern Italian bistro, to an authentic Caribbean restaurant, to a restaurant that uses local ingredients and mixes them with Asian spices. If Farm to Table is your preference we have that too.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    To see what the area has to offer check out our Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce website at

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We are a small intimate bed and breakfast that has 5 large comfortable guest rooms, each with private bath, individual heat and A/C, and free wifi throughout the inn.

    Do you accept pets?

    We love pets but we do not allow them in the inn as we love our guests too and must provide an allergen free environment for those who have difficulty being around animals.


  • Woodstock, Vermont

    Enjoy the beauty of Woodstock's historic homes, covered bridges, fine art galleries, shops, and restaurants. We are centrally located between the Killington ski area and Dartmouth College. In winter, ski, snowmobile, and snowshoe, or just sit back in a relaxing horse-drawn sleigh. Spring and summer bring a new face to the area as the Green Mountain Horse Association trails come to life. The mountains, streams, and lakes offer hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and biking.