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.
Yelp ranked the Woodstocker Inn at # 6 of the top 10 B&B’s in America 2015.
While you’re taking a refreshing break from life and breathing in the natural scenery, stay in this bright yellow house near the river. The Woodstocker is funky — but what would you expect — and yet modern. All the rooms have been renovated, some with a very adult sensibility. Since the owners are from the UK, breakfast tends to have a European flair. You can also request an afternoon tea service while you sit in the well-stocked library.
Travel and Leisure November 2014
I was generating my own warmth. Some of that warmth, I should confess, may have been helped along by the breakfast I’d had earlier at the Woodstocker Inn, a goldfinch-yellow Cape set alongside the Ottauquechee River a few blocks from the village center. I’d turned down the signature sausage-heavy English breakfast offered by Dora Foschi and David Livesley, the inn’s cheery British expat owners, and ordered instead the noble steel-cut oatmeal—which David had presented with a little pitcher of Chivas Regal whisky on the side. Then he had stepped back and looked at me with an expectant smile.
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!
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."
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.”