The Oxford English Dictionary defines Offal as 1. Waste material. 2. The entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food. 3. Decomposing animal flesh. Innkeeper David Livesley takes an altogether different view when it comes to devising an exceptional breakfast for guests at his award winning boutique B&B in the picturesque town of Woodstock, Vermont.
Taste and Travel International Spring 2011
On the edge of Woodstock, a sunny yellow house is presided over by British
innkeepers and their darling dog, Daisy Doo. Ease into the day with a hearty
English-style breakfast and freshly pressed coffee.
Victoria December 2010
We stumbled upon the Woodstocker Inn, a bluntly refreshing contrast at the
quiet edge of Faulkner Park, David and Dora...converted the canary yellow
two-story Cape Cod shell into a 'green' hotel with a melange of 1830s
antique character and Euro flair eclectic furnishings.
Woodstocker proud to be green - and yellow, orange and mango. Woodstock is a sweet New England town filled with demure white Federal-style cottages, a stately Episcopalian church and a distinguished history that dates to 1700. Tradition and order rule. Then there is the Woodstocker B&B, which blows away most of that proper, classic Yankee-style white clapboard and red brick. The Woodstocker's decor is one of a kind: It definitely is not typically Vermont. Read more…
Montreal Gazette August 2010
English owners possessed of a sense of humour, buckets of bright paint, a genteel dog, and an organic-product ethos add to a great place to stay just a stone’s throw from both Woodstock’s central green and Mount Tom. At the foot of mount Tom, this inn-so yellow it is impossible to miss-is owned by two cheerful ex-British publishing executives who display some mighty fine hospitality.
2010 Frommers Guide to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
Dora and David have been awarded Green Cards under the category of ‘Aliens of Extraordinary Ability’ and thus are able to remain in the United States indefinitely. “We are on a high. We have a growing business, recognised beyond even the ambitious targets we set ourselves. We are grateful for all of our clients’ visits, their referrals and feedback. We have enjoyed strong personal support from our friends and neighbours (old and new) and we owe not a little of our success to the fabulous location in which we find ourselves”.
WCAX.com Channel 3 June 2010
PAMELA LANIERS 2010 BED & BREAKFAST INNKEEPERS OF THE YEAR
Guests Pick their 2010 “Innkeepers of the Year” from over 45,000 B&B’s:
Congratulations to Dora Foschi and David Livesley, innkeepers of the Woodstocker Bed and Breakfast in Woodstock, VT for having been chosen by our readers as “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2010. We offer our readers at LanierBB.com the opportunity to vote for the Innkeepers of the Year, tallying the total number of votes annually. Having unanimously received the greatest number of votes in this category by their loyal B&B guests and regular visitors to LanierBB.com, Dora & David certainly earned the industry’s valued award!
PETALUMA, CA March 21, 2010
Beds and Bangers – Calling all Brit-Philes! It’s time to put all those quirky British sayings to good use at The Woodstocker Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. Knackered guests will be in jolly good spirits after relaxing in the British style rooms. Guests can also hang out in the library which houses a collection of British publications which span over 25 years. The B&B also cooks to order a European breakfast where guests can nosh on homemade muesli, a selection of breads with marmalade, jams or marmite, HP sauce with smoked salmon, porridge, bangers (sausages) and a selection of teas.
examiner.com New York March 2010
"The Woodstocker Inn puts a contemporary spin on the category of "vintage" boutique inns. Located just a few blocks walking distance from the old town center and steps away from quaint covered bridges off of River Street sits the most cleverly inspired inn imagined tucked within one of New England's most charming villages. Read more…
Denver Sustainable Travel Examiner – August 30 2009
The neon yellow exterior is a hint of funky things within….run by native Britons…who offer one of the most fantastically expansive and all-organic breakfasts in town. The inn features nine rooms in all, all different, all with personalities all their own.
Bird’s Eye View - Cape Air In Flight Magazine Winter 2009
“Un couple d'anciens éditeurs, grands voyageurs, a ouvert le Woodstocker Inn, un B &B original, coloré et plein de livres. Quand ils ne lisent pas, ils partent faire du ski de fond ou des promenades en raquettes.”
Le Figaro Paris France February 09
“The Woodstocker Inn is a wonderfully eclectic inn of nine rooms, all brightly painted (the building's exterior is screaming yellow) and quirky; one room's bathroom has his-and-her claw foot tubs, another a bright red tub and sink. There is a wonderful, large library, and a tasty allegiance to health and the environment with a most expansive and delicious organic breakfast.”
Boston Globe October 08
“The neon-yellow exterior hints at the eclectic atmosphere inside this boutique B&B, converted from an 1830s farmhouse. The nine rooms differ dramatically in style yet are united by vivid colors and whimsical décor—from the brick-red walls and matching tub in the Chelsea room to bachelor-pad leather furniture and a Bose sound system in the Richmond. Couples should splurge on the Westminster, nicknamed Twin Tubs because the oversize bathroom is decked out with a pair of claw-foot cast-iron tubs that invite a dual soak session after a day on skis."
Ski September 08
The Woodstocker Inn was excited to apply for a Tourism for Tomorrow Award, which National Geographic co-sponsors. It is open to all and we were in excellent company from across the world. We were delighted to receive acknowledgement of our tiny efforts towards sustainable development and quote from a letter we received in recognition of our application. “On behalf of National Geographic Adventure and the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) we would like to congratulate you on your successful application to the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards… We commend the initiatives that your organization has undertaken towards sustainable development… Good luck with your continued sustainable initiatives and we salute you for your application.”
National Geographic Adventure February 08
“David and Dora were the hosts at the Woodstocker Inn, with hot English breakfasts to order, their dog in residence: Stanley a Wheaten terrier.”
North Bay Nugget. Ontario April 08
“The Woodstocker Inn is in the vanguard of environmentally conscious hospitality…Guests are pampered with luxurious robes and slippers, bathe in deep tubs with Vermont-made organic soap and fall asleep under comfy organic duvets with a choice of firm, soft or buckwheat pillow…the couple created an eclectic mix of contemporary European and Shaker traditional.”
Woodstock Magazine Fall 2007
“The Woodstock area Chamber of Commerce is particularly grateful to member David Livesley …who helped organise Saturday’s 2007 British Car Show on the Green.”
Vermont Standard August 2007
“Rooms at the Woodstocker Inn…have been retrofitted, with a priority on bathrooms. Each has different features from his and her claw-foot tubs (two in one bathroom) to showers with body sprays and rain forest shower heads.”
Boston Globe July 2007
“Especially attractive is the Woodstocker Inn at 61 River Street owned and run by a British couple. The inn is ecologically correct, and all foods and amenities are organic. David Says “I believe we will be successful because of the low chintz factor and our eclectic style. We’re playing up our European heritage.”
DASH Magazine Winter 07
“Enthusiasm…is what distinguishes every successful innkeeper…and enthusiasm is what these innkeepers have in spades. Especially about food, about sustainable agriculture and local farms, and about the green movement.”
Boston Globe November 2006
“David and Dora have maintained the highest standards of hospitality and personal service since taking over the Woodstocker Inn in Woodstock Vermont. At the same time they are taking the property in a new direction, adding contemporary amenities in technology and personal comfort.”
Vermont Connections Winter 2006