|Favorably located in Woodstock,
one of Vermont's most popular tourist destinations, the Carriage
House of Woodstock Bed & Breakfast offers an excellent lifestyle and
This 19th century Victorian B&B is listed on the Vermont
Register of Historic Places. It has nine fully-furnished
guest rooms (each with private bath and individual heating and
A/C) and has many features, including a large kitchen with
commercial appliances, two laundry rooms, thermostat-controlled
fireplace, wireless Internet, and much more.
The B&B is offered turnkey with furniture, fixtures,
linens, amenities, business records and more. It can be
efficiently operated with minimal staff. Training available to
assist buyers with transition.
Welcoming Entry with floor-to-ceiling glass display cases. A
large romantic parlor with thermostat-controlled propane
fireplace, comfortable chairs and sofa; Queen Anne dining table
and chairs. Large dining room with tin ceiling; antique
table; buffet and chair with all placemats; napkins, and table decorations.
An extra full bathroom hidden around the corner from the
All of our guests love this huge kitchen with commercial
appliances, extensive countertop space; cherry cabinetry and alluring
- A large Sub-zero commercial refrigerator/freezer.
- Commercial Dishwasher, Garland Stove
(propane range/oven), electric oven, microwave oven.
- Instant Hot Water Tap
- Full China place settings, glassware;
flatware and bakeware included.
Nine Large Guest Rooms
- 7 Guest Rooms have Queen Beds; One with
Queen/Twin; One with a King Bed.
- 7 Rooms have Cable TV
- All Rooms have Private Baths; three of these have
- The King Room has a propane fireplace.
- All rooms have separate heating zones and air conditioning
- All rooms have uniquely designed comforter sets, mattress
pads, linens, curtains, pillows, towels and amenities.
The building services
The building is maintained to a very high standard and in
accordance with all codes and regulations, highlights include:
- Two heating systems, all rooms are zoned
for control and economy, new oil tank in 2007.
- Two hot water heaters, one new in 2006.
- Town water and sewer.
- Full fire suppression sprinkler system
(town water) throughout the building.
- Carbon monoxide / smoke detectors.
- Full Basement with finished storage space,
including extra refrigerator and Freezer.
- Two Laundry Rooms (one in the basement and
one on the third floor to minimize running up and down
Our Owners' area is extensive - we're living with a
teenage girl and 2 cats!
Business - The Carriage House is fully licensed for
lodging and restaurant services (there is currently no liquor
license). In addition to a growing set of new clientele
from its excellent Internet presence, the B&B has a steady
stream of return guests as well as many walk-in clientele
due to the B&B's visibility from the east and west traveling
on Route 4.
We have explicit detailed records of the business since
2000. This includes financials, occupancies, marketing (we
own and maintain our website), former guest lists, current
reservations and more. Our expenses over the last 11
years have been stable.
training and mentoring available if required.
Why are we selling such a great business? We
moved to Woodstock, Vermont because of its year-round
stable tourist business and its superb school system - for our
daughter (who was in 1st grade when we moved here).
Stephanie graduated high school in June 2011 and is college in
North Carolina. We have decided to move closer to the rest of our families
and care for an ill relative.
A note about financing: Because we are going to be
moving out of the area, owner financing is not available.
However, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) makes
available low-cost financing for qualified buyers wanting to
invest in small and medium businesses in Vermont. Click
here for the Direct Loan Program details.
Great Towns of America by authors David and Joan Vokac (April
that Woodstock, Vermont has been named one of the “top 100
best getaways for a vacation or a lifetime”. Woodstock
is described as the perfect embodiment of a New England village
specialty shops abound downtown, along with fine restaurants.
Numerous landmarks in and around town like the spectacular
public library reflect generous endowments and a cosmopolitan
Everything you love about Vermont—
words like "romantic",
"magical" and "historic" are often used to
describe this quaint village that has been called "the
prettiest small town in America". First settled in 1768,
Woodstock retains the elegant charm and rugged character of
American antiquity. With a covered bridge in the middle of town,
and stately homes surrounding the village green, it is easy to
see why Woodstock has been called the "quintessential New
Woodstock’s excellent schools and welcoming community
combined with a multitude of outdoor activities in all seasons
make our town the ideal place to live. One of the top hospitals
in the country, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center or the
Dartmouth College are both just half an hour away from
Local attractions include the
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park (the only NHP
in Vermont); Pentangle Council on the Arts; Vermont Institute of
Natural Sciences; Quechee Gorge; President Calvin Coolidge State
Historic Site; Union Arena Community Center; Simon Pearce;
Sugarbush Farms; Dartmouth College; Killington and more......
Many annual events bring tourists to
Woodstock, such as: December's Wassail Weekend;
Woodstock Winter Triathlon in February; Vermont's Winter Special
Olympics in March; June's Covered Bridge Half Marathon; Quechee
Balloon Festival; Fourth of July Spectacular; the Green Mountain
Horse Association Summer Events, the July 100-mile Endurance Run
and - of course - every September & October brings the world
to Woodstock's renowned Fall Foliage.