About Woodstock Inn, Station & Brewery: A History
By the early 1980s, the century-old home on Main Street in North Woodstock had seen better days. Deserted for 17 years, its future depended on the enthusiasm of new owners, who could see not what it was, but what it could be.
On Christmas Day 1982, that house became home to the Woodstock Inn, which then boasted four guest rooms, a 25-seat restaurant and a room for the owners up in the attic.
In the 30 years since that day, the Woodstock Inn has become the social center for locals and a home-away-from-home for visitors to return to year after year. They are drawn to the fine food, warm hospitality and even a sense of belonging each time they come back to visit the western White Mountains, making true our slogan, 'Great Taste from a Special Place.'
Perhaps because the original house had such a long history on Main Street, the Inn has always had an affinity for local history. That's why, two years after it opened, the owners reached over to Lincoln to save a bit of that town's past, its old train station.
Sawed in half and carefully, if not memorably, transported a few miles away to the Inn, that station became the Woodstock Station, allowing the expansion of the kitchen and the dining room, and, to their relief, larger owners' quarters.
New England Cable News Viewers Like Woodstock Brewery Best of All!
NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH - The proof is in the poll and the one taken by viewers of New England Cable News put the Woodstock Inn and Brewery at the top of breweries from around the region.
Best of NH 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Favorite Regional Restaurant: White Mountains
There are endless activities for you to enjoy during your stay in the White Mountains
From hiking to mini-golf, the Woodstock area is prime for summertime fun and relaxation. Look through some of the fun activities that the White Mountains have to offer during your stay with us!
There are hundreds of trails to choose from. Our personal favorites for light and easy hiking are:
-Lincoln-Woods trail, off Rt. 112 in Lincoln
-Artist's Bluff, in Franconia Notch State Park
-Lonesome Lake, in Franconia Notch State Park
-Along the paved bike and multi-use paths on Rt. 112 in Lincoln and in Franconia Notch State Park Greeley Ponds, off Route 112 in Lincoln
Visit a Waterfall
-Agassiz Basin, North Woodstock
-Georgiana Falls, Lincoln
-The Basin, Franconia Notch State Park
-Falling Waters, Franconia Notch State Park
-Lost River, North Woodstock (admission charged)
-Flume Gorge, Franconia Notch State Park (admission charged)
-Along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, or Rt. 112 from Lincoln there are many opportunities to stop and walk to a waterfall
There are several fantastic golf resorts in the area. Some discounts may be available at the front desk. If you are interested, please inquire.
Owl's Nest - 18 holes in Campton
Sunset Hill - 9 holes in Sugar Hill
Maplewood - 18 holes in Bethlehem
Jack O'Lantern - 18 holes in Woodstock
To practice your swing head out to the Sugar Shack Driving Range in Thornton, just 15 minutes south on Route 175.
Kayak or Canoe
The Pemigewasset River (the Pemi) runs right by the Woodstock Inn and a few miles out of town offers 4-8 mile medium paddling tours. There is no whitewater but a few rapids that are exciting for beginners. Various companies rent kayaks and offer shuttle service. A few small lakes are also open for flatwater paddling.
Echo Lake State Park is less than 8 miles away and offers great swimming for a small admission.
The Pemigewasset River also has a number of swimming holes alongside it, notably at the parking lot for Loon Mountain, Cascades Park (across the street from the Inn), and Staple Rock Park in Woodstock on Rt. 175.
Cast for trout in Russell Pond, Beaver Lake, Greeley Ponds, Echo Lake, Profile Lake (fly-fishing only), the Pemi River, the East Branch, or the Hancock Branch. There's warm-water fishing in Elbow Pond and Mirror Lake. Licenses are available at many locations in the area, including Wayne's Market just a block away from the Inn.
Learn how to climb safely at artificial climbing walls at the Pemi Valley Rock Gym in North Woodstock and at Loon Mountain. Or, if you are an experienced climber, try spots on Cannon Cliffs in Franconia Notch State Park or nearby Rumney which is famous for its excellent rock.
Look for Moose
Moose sightings are quite common in the White Mountains. Most common sightings are along Rt. 118; on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway especially near the Passaconaway Campground; and around Crawford Notch. Moose are often on the move at dawn and dusk, especially in low lying or swampy areas. If you see one-brake! If you want to watch them, pull safely over to the side of the road (watching for other cars), and stay in your car! Remember, these animals are wild and can move quickly and unpredictably. Best bet: take a moose and wildlife tour with Pemi Valley Excursions, they'll take you on a scenic tour of the best moose watching areas.
Have a Picnic
Pack a lunch and seek out one of the many scenic picnic spots along our roads-Beaver Pond in Kinsman Notch, Flume Visitor Center, Lafayette Place, Boise Rock or Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch. Also Otter Rocks, the Pemi, Kancamagus and Sugar Hill Overlooks, Sabbaday Falls, Lower Falls and other prime spots along the Kanc.
Rent a bike at the front desk or ride your own on any number of the great bike paths that the Woodstock area has to offer. Some of our favorites are:
Franconia North Bicycle Path
Lincoln Woods Trail
Cherry Mountain Loop
Lincoln Woods Wilderness Trail