I know, when will this lady stop talking about Hallmark Christmas movies? Don’t worry I’m nearing the end of my continuous chatter about them. This year I decided it wasn’t good enough to just watch Hallmark Christmas movies. I wanted the opportunity to live them out. I told Jon my crazy plan and he was on board. We decided to head up to Woodstock, Vermont during their Wassail Weekend. We went to Woodstock, VT a couple of years ago and stayed at 506 on the River. We really enjoyed our stay, but this time around I wanted to stay at an actual house! I did a little digging and found the cutest rental house after lots and lots of digging! Because of the festivities that weekend it was hard to find something in actual Woodstock, VT. We ended up in Cornish, New Hampshire, which is on the border of VT. It was a short 25 min drive to Woodstock.
Isn’t it cute? It was down the road from Blow Me Down Bridge, which was built in 1877.
Airbnb listing here.
We had our first Hallmark Christmas scene when this little guy wandered into our house!
Isn’t he cute? He just walked right in and let everyone pet him and hung out for a little while. I figured he must be a neighbors, but he had a collar with no tag, so, I wasn’t sure where he belonged. We let him go after about 10 mins and he was gone. I was sad we wouldn’t see him again, but he popped over the morning we were packing up to leave.
Ok, now to the pretty house details. Inside it reminded me of the cottage in The Holiday and was exactly what I was hoping it would be.
Isn’t the kitchen just perfect? We baked cookies and had a gingerbread house contest in it!
On the opposite site of the main floor of the house was a big living room/dining room combination along with a screened in porch, which I’m sure is amazing in the warmer months!
It was a great space to spread out and relax. There was a fireplace which really warmed up the room, the dining area was perfect for spreading out with crafts. I bought stockings to decorate, a million and one crayons for coloring and shrinky dinks ornaments!
The house was full of the best eclectic mix of artwork, rugs, lamps, etc. All making it feel super homey and warm.
The screened in porch where you got the prettiest sun rises!
All of the bedrooms are on the second floor. There was a room with double twin beds for the kids.
A cozy master bedroom that got that same amazing sunrise.
Plus an additional bedroom:
We loved the house so much that actually spent most of the time there, but we did venture out to Woodstock for some of the festival festivities like their parade.
We also did some shopping in town.
Woodstock is full of so many beautiful covered bridges!
Plus houses upon houses that are all this beautiful.
Woodstock isn’t very large so you can hit up all of the shops in one afternoon. It’s all very pretty and charming with twinkle lights everywhere once the sun sets and Christmas ornaments galore! On the way home from Woodstock we stopped at Simon Pearce, where you could go into their factory and watch them do glass blowing.
It was a great weekend and I’m already planning next year’s trip and possibly one in the summer.
Honestly though the best thing was hanging out in the house with multiple cups of hot cocoa, eating cookies, doing crafts and just enjoying the season. We were hoping for snowman building and snowball fights, but the snow was way too hard for that and we didn’t have any fresh snow while we were in town.