We invite you into an 1880 Victorian townhouse that has been restored to offer modern comfort and convenience. It reflects fine craftsmanship and beautiful surroundings, combined with the warmth & hospitality reminiscent of a family homecoming.
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 summer stock and the Green Mountain Players 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.
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.
The Canterbury House offers eight distinctively decorated bed rooms all with private bath, and in the summer air-conditioning. One room, the Monk's Tale offers it's own private entrance, with a small gas fireplace and TV. While another encompasses the entire 3rd floor, and offers a king sized bed and TV.
Some of our rooms have their own TV's while there is another in the living room with a VCR for those that want to kick back and relax watching a movie before retiring for the evening. We are within walking distance of the Village Green and it's many shops, galleries, and fine restaurants.
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