Oh What Fun It Is To Ride

…in a one horse open sleigh. Especially if that sleigh is pulled by Pete, the Wonder Horse.

We got our sleigh ride, complete with jingle bells. Thomas at Foxfire Revival Farm is Pete’s caretaker and partner. They had enough snow for a sleigh ride, so we drove north for about 1 1/2 hours to Peacham. It was well worth the drive.


Thomas’ family has owned this land for generations. Thomas has owned Pete for over seven years. Purchased at an auction, Pete had been an Amish farm worker and has only one eye. You could see by their interactions that Thomas and Pete were a team that enjoyed working together.

We spent a truly enjoyable hour with Pete and Thomas. We heard stories about the area and saw their maple syrup making operation.

On Christmas Day we hiked the 8/10 of a mile up to Gerry’s Falls in the Mount Ascutney State Park.

The snow covered trail to Gerry’s Falls.

The day after Christmas we toured Billings Farm & Museum. Just outside of Woodstock Vermont, the farm is a working Jersey dairy cow farm and boasts an 1890 restored farm managers house.

You can interact with the livestock, see the cheese making process, and tour the historically accurate home. We bought several bricks of the jersey cow milk cheese.


Woodstock Vermont is a very cute little town, voted one of The Most Beautiful Towns in America by Condé Nast Traveler. It also got the No. 2 spot on Country Living Magazine’s list of best Christmas towns in the US.

We had a wonderful dinner at The Prince And The Pauper restaurant on Elm Street.

Scallops at The Prince And Pauper restaurant in Woodstock, Vermont.

The area has a lot to offer. We loved searching for covered bridges and shopping the antique malls. The Inn At Weathersfield was a great spot for basing our explorations.


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