Following a two-year, $16.5 million investment, the Woodstock Inn & Resort unveils a redesign and enhancement of its 142 guest rooms including the debut of six new Legacy Suites inspired by founders Laurance S. Rockefeller and Mary French Rockefeller as well as other notable and historic people associated with the Inn and community.
In addition to the new Legacy Suites, the Resort has created two new room categories designed to extend the Woodstock experience into the rooms themselves. These include eight dedicated Spa Rooms and 10 Woodstock Collection rooms, each of which reflects a different aspect of the resort and community through décor and special amenities.
The rooms enhancement project caps a multi-year $16.5 million investment that has touched all aspects of the 200-year old property, including a reimagined lobby and public spaces, the new Red Barns at Kelly Way Gardens culinary center, upgrades to the Woodstock Athletic Club, Woodstock Country Club, Suicide Six Ski Area, and more.
The renovation and design work has been led by Paul Duesing of the noted resort interior design and architecture firm Paul Duesing Partners, Dallas, TX.
Each one-bedroom Legacy Suite is designed to tell the story of the people who shaped the greater Woodstock community. The Laurance S. Rockefeller Suite, inspired by his personal rooms at the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion, is a gracious 880 square feet of refined living space with custom Federal-era furnishings and antiques throughout. Through the marble entryway is the living room, furnished with elegant, built-for-comfort seating around a gas fireplace. Among the distinctive design elements are a hand-painted wrap-around mural depicting the rolling hills of Vermont in the dining room, pleated pale green fabric walls in surrounding the plush king-bed, warming drawers for robes and slippers in the walk-in closet, and a steam shower with a separate soaking tub in the over-sized, Italian-tile bathroom. The suite is accented with artwork and images that tell the Rockefeller story, including period prints and maps of Vermont.
The spacious Mary French Rockefeller Suite is a light and airy 650-square foot grand boudoir. It features a canopy-draped king bed with a custom-upholstered headboard, an elegant writing desk, and separate sitting area. With a color palette that draws from a fresh robin’s egg blue, similar to her bedroom in the Mansion, design touches and amenities include warming drawers for robes and slippers in the closet, separate steam shower and soaking tub in the large Italian-tiled bathroom that also includes a vanity table with an upholstered slipper chair, and a marble-floored entryway appointed with an antique chest. Guests will find the story of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller’s legacy in Woodstock told throughout with vintage photography and artwork.
Also among the Legacy Suites is the George P. Marsh Suite that commemorates his pioneering conservation work to restore the deforested mountains in the region that are now the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Painted in Federal-era colors such as Vanderberg Blue, the walls are decorated with vintage and modern natural landscape photography. The Laurance Study is a reflection of his private study, furnished in dark woods and paneled walls, with an antique leather-bound mirror over the wood-burning fireplace, a wet bar, separate powder room, and books stacked throughout as Laurance did in his office and home.
The other Legacy Suites include Frederick Billings and Arthur B. Wilder suites, both beloved and historic figures from Woodstock’s past.
The Woodstock Collection
The 10 Woodstock Collection rooms are noted by their generous size, ranging from 365 to 480 square feet, black and white marble entryways, and art and photography curated from the Woodstock Historic Collection and Billings Farm Museum. As in the other renovated guestrooms, each also has personal vintage brass reading lights at each side of the beds and period Bulova alarm clocks at bedside.
Among the Woodstock Collection rooms is The Links, decorated with wooden golf clubs artfully arranged above the bed, a picture of the Woodstock golf course among other black and white photography, with coffee table books on golf and New England golfers on display. The Sugar House is dedicated to the history and production of Vermont maple syrup, with curated art and memorabilia throughout. The Alpine highlights the long history and influence of skiing in New England and at Suicide Six with antique poles, framed vintage ski trails, books on skiing in the region, and other touches.
The Spa Rooms
The eight Spa Rooms are painted in serene tons of soft blue, with plush king or double queen beds, adorned with 100% Egyptian cotton Anichini linens, separate seating areas, and standing towel and robe warmers. The distinctive features of the Spa Rooms are in the oversized, white tile and marble bathrooms. Each has a tub and shower equipped with Hansgrohe personalized waterfall fixtures. Special amenities in the Spa Rooms include a white noise machine, tea kettle and assortment of fine teas, yoga mat, sleeping mask, special spa pillows, and a Spa Bar of soothing bath amenities.
The remaining 118 Woodstock guest rooms have been fully refreshed with new furnishings in cheerful palettes of buttery Naples Yellow and Rainwashed Pale Blue. New complementary window treatments and occasional furnishings such as gingham-checked and vivid floral sofas and armchairs, bring considerable brightness and warmth to the rooms, which are adorned with botanical floral prints, framed three-dimensional butterflies, and other period artwork. Vintage brass reading lamps are at each side of the beds, along with the period Bulova, wind-up alarm clocks.
Duesing Partners has nearly 100 five-star hotels and resorts in its design portfolio, including Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico), Tucker’s Point Club (Bermuda), and the Royal Livingstone (Victoria Falls, Zambia). While vastly different, each project is defined by Duesing’s commitment to stay true to the local environment while addressing a complete sensory experience for guests.
For more information about the Woodstock Inn & Resort visit https://www.woodstockinn.com/.