There are a few iconic winter activities every native and visitor needs to try. And near the top is to take a sleigh ride. Bundled in blankets for warm and pulled by a team of handsome horses, it is one of winter’s great pleasures, and a wonderful way to enjoy the snow. Inn guests will find two great options nearby.
Kedron Valley Stables in South Woodstock offers sleigh rides for singles or groups that last 45 minutes to an hour, and take you through fields and woods, providing pretty country views. All rides begin at the Green Mountain Horse Association’s facility just down the road from the stables.
(Photo: John W. F. Miller, Spectrum Photography; courtesy of Kedron Stables)
4342 South Road, South Woodstock, Vermont
1-3 persons/ride, $125.00
3-5 persons, $150.00
10 or more people/$20 per person
Another great option is Billings Farm & Museum, an operating dairy farm that keeps several teams of Percheron draft horses for spring plowing, summer wagon rides and—this time of year—for sleigh rides. These tall, strong and handsome animals are also easy-going, all great traits for leading treks through the snow.
(Logo courtesy of Billings Farm & Museum)
February 13-21, 2016, Billings Farm & Museum is hosting a Sleigh Ride Week that will include tours of the dairy farm and farmhouse, and a variety of activities. Guests can take a self-guided tour of the horse barn, calf nursery, cow and sheep barns and milk room. On Presidents’ Weekend, there will also be samples of different Presidents’ favorite cookies, such as Harry Truman’s Butterscotch Cookies. Sleigh Ride Week admission includes sleigh or wagon ride, sledding, tour and a showing of the Academy Award® film, A Place in the Land.
Billings Farm & Museum
5302 River Road, Woodstock, VT
November – February weekends, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May – October, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sleigh Ride Week Admission:
Adults/$14, 62+/$13, Children 5-15/$8, Children 3-4/$4, 2 and under/free
After a fun day outside, you can enjoy a restful evening in front of the fire, back in your room at the Inn. Give us a call and we’ll help it happen!