Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort is an ideal venue for your next Orvis fly-fishing adventure.

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Woodstock Inn & Resort


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Fourteen the Green
Woodstock, VT 05091

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The Story

The Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Program at the Woodstock Inn & Resort allows guests from beginner to expert to cast on some of Central Vermont's most picturesque streams and lakes while honing fly-fishing skills you can use for a lifetime. For the experienced angler, our guides will take you on exciting excursions to tackle some of the more captivating hot spots. For those looking to learn how to fly cast or enhance their skills, we offer on-land or on-water lessons. Family and group lessons or excursions are a great way to try the sport! We fish local rivers and streams which host hidden pools and currents which are a joy to explore. We also cast from boats or the shore at a nearby scenic pond. Our fishing program practices catch and release, and is proud to be committed to the health of the Vermont fisheries. Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England's most charming and popular vacation destinations. After a day of fishing relax at our Spa, play a round of golf, or nestle into one of our fine dining establishments and accommodations.

The Resort has two year-round restaurants. The Red Rooster offers a farm-to-table breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as bar seating and cocktail service. Richardson's Tavern offers cocktail service from a full bar with fabulous local and craft brews and Vermont pub-style dinner. During the summer months the Fairway Grill features lunch fare and classic cocktails set above the beautiful golf course, or join us for an incredible farm-to-table dinner on select summer dates at our stunningly renovated Red Barns that sit among our 3.5-acre organic Kelly Way Gardens.

At the Woodstock Inn & Resort, authentic New England craftsmanship greets guests at every turn, seamlessly combining a charming bed and breakfast experience with elegant and personalized touches. Guest rooms feature beautiful artwork and amenities, while our historic lodging property encourages guests to explore the abundant and interesting history of the Resort. For the very dedicated angler, we even have a uniquely-designed Collection Guestroom where fly fishing memorabilia adorn the walls and today's maps are ready to share the best fishing spots with you. Combine this with the tranquility of our Forbes 4-Star rated Spa, beautiful 18-hole golf course, expansive Athletic Club, mountain biking, hiking in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and surrounding area, authentic working farm, organic vegetable and flower gardens, New England Falconry, and quaint village full of shops, dining, and gorgeous hiking views to create a luxury getaway that you can find only at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.

Season:

We typically fish April-October, however certain year-round options for lessons and excursions are available (weather permitting).

Springtime and fall bring the best trout fishing in the area. When the weather and water warms up in July and August, we tend to move to the small brooks and streams and target some warm-weather species like bass and panfish.

Species:

  • Brown trout
  • Brook trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth bass

 

Region/Terrain:

Large Rivers:

The White River
Trips available year-round on this nearby (20-minute drive) large river with some challenging and deep waters.

The Black River
Trips available year-round and only a 30-minute drive to this medium-sized river where prize rainbow and brown trout can be found.

Small Rivers and Brooks:

The Ottauquechee River
The Ottauquechee River flows through town and is a fun river to learn in and explore.

The Kedron Brook
The Kedron Brook runs right through the town of Woodstock and has wonderful pools that make it worthy of exploration.

The Barnard Brook
The Barnard Brook is a quick drive to beautiful waters where, in the summer months, we cast for wild fish.

Other Nearby Brooks and Streams:

Local Ponds
These beautiful ponds offer trout and bass in a beautiful setting. Our guides will be available to give you tips as you cast from shore or in one of our Clacka-Craft drift boats.

Typical Weather:

Early spring weather can be chilly (40-50 degrees F), and the waters run cold with snowmelt. Dress in layers and bring a raincoat. Summers are typically sunny, and temperatures range from 65-85 daily, sunscreen is important! Fall cools down again, but the sun can warm up to 75 during the day so dress in layers. Winters are cold and thermal layers are important if you head out on the waters. Temperatures do not usually get above 35 degrees.

Rates:

Rates start from: $79 - $599+
You can find all pricing information at: https://www.woodstockinn.com/do/things-to-do/orvisc-endorsed-fly-fishing

What is Provided:

Our all-inclusive trips really are just that. All you have to do is come with the clothing you need for fishing. Your guide will have a full stock of Orvis fly rods and reels, vests, waders, flies, lines, leaders, and tippets you will need. With all of that said, please feel free to bring your favorite rod and equipment. The guides are more than happy to accommodate. Full-day trips include a lunch with beverages.

Gear Recommendations:

Our guides will outfit you with all the Orvis fishing gear you will need, however feel free to bring your own equipment if you prefer. For both our lessons and excursions, we recommend you bring clothing for fishing and local weather (we advise layers, a raincoat and lightweight gloves), a hat, polarized sunglasses (for protection during casting class and guided trips), insect repellent, and sunscreen.

What to Bring:

We recommend you bring a water bottle, extra clothing layers, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent, and a camera to document your big catch!

Other:

Additional Activities:

The Activity Center at the Woodstock Inn & Resort is home to all things adventure and recreation! In addition to our Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing, we offer hands-on falconry experiences, mountain biking on miles of nearby trails, 18 holes of championship golf at our Woodstock Country Club, and use of our 42,000 sq. foot Athletic Club with 12 tennis courts, an indoor pool and fitness classes. Explore the resort’s organic Kelly Way Gardens, meet farm animals at Billings Farm & Museum, hike through the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, tour the town on complimentary cruiser bikes, or relax in our world-class spa. When the snow flies, hit the trails on alpine and Nordic skis or try ice fishing! https://www.woodstockinn.com/activity-center

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resort We loved it conditions were tough but guides worked hard
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish filled time w the fam we signed up for afternoon introduction to fly fishing for grandparents, parents, and our young boys, Shay and his team took on the challenge and tailored a fun and informative experience for us. We took a little time on the dry land getting a feel for fly fishing techniques, learned a few knots and inspected some flies before heading to a glorious pond to practice our casting. Everyone caught some fish and we all had a great time.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big trout, productive fishing Fished with Shay Berry an Orvis endorses guide while staying at Woodstock Inn in Vermont. Did not expect much but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fishing. I am a fairly experienced fly fisherman with nymphs and strike indicators but asked Shay for new techniques. We swung some large “buggers” and I landed 7-8 really healthy large rainbows on his “secret river”. I did not expect the quality nor the numbers of fish we got(I missed about 10!!) Shay seemed as enthusiastic and excited as I was which is nice to see in a guide who does this day after day. Overall a great fishing experience and highly recommended!!
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 trips 4 weeks all amazing! Shay and his team of guides are the best. Booked 5 trips most last minute with a couple of changes and Shay did not even blink. He set me up with John who is a true angler in every sense. Experienced many types of fishing and waters with John. Learned a lot and caught lots of fish. Took one trip to Mecawee with Brian and had a great afternoon. Netted 5 with a few getting away. Nobody else catching anything. Coming back soon.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fly Fishing was Amazing! My husband and I went fly fishing with John DeMasi as our guide. We learned a lot and had the best time. The gear was awesome and comfortable & kept us dry. John was very knowledgeable and laid back and kept it very exciting. It was also beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend this and will definitely come back to do this again.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic day with fantastic guide Had a great day on the water with John DeMasi as our guide. Was in town for a family reunion & John was part of the family by the end of the trip. He was great helping people of varying experiences and abilities and fun to spend time with. Would highly recommend a day exploring the local rivers with John.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fly fishing Good experience looking forward to doing it again. Excellent instructor
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Had greatest experience fly-fishing at Woodstock Inn with expert guide, Jeff Hanson. Morning trip fishing dry flies for small Brook Trout with 6-ft Orvis rods.
Date published: 2018-07-22
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