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5 Mother’s Day Weekend Ideas for the Most Important Lady in Your Life

May 03, 2019 05:02PM ● By Kevin
There are lots of quaint and serene things to explore here in Woodstock. When it comes to pampering mom, our hometown will not disappoint. This Mother’s Day Weekend, treat your mom to something special with one of these five local options.

See a Concert

On Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m., violinists Klaudia Szlachta and Jean Huang, violist Amy Galluzzo, cellist Hyun-Ji Kwon and pianist Victor Rosenbaum will perform Dvorak’s Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 (the “Dumky”) and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in f minor at the North Chapel Classical Music Concert.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The concert will take place in the sanctuary, located at 7 Church St. For more information, call 802-457-2557, or visit


Have an Animal Encounter

Explore large animal power in the Billings Farm & Museum fields. Local teams of oxen, working steers, and draft horses will demonstrate throughout the day. In honor of Mother’s Day, mothers receive free admission.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Billings Farm is located at 69 Old River Road. For more information, call 802-457-2355, or visit


Enjoy a Relaxing Brunch or Dinner

The Barnard Inn Restaurant hosts a celebration of women on Mother’s Day, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Brunch stops at 2 p.m. and dinner starts at 5. There will be mimosa and Bloody Mary specials available. Reservations are required.

The restaurant is located at 5518 VT Rt 12 in Barnard, just a few minutes up the road from Woodstock. For more information or to make a reservation, call 802-234-9961, or visit


Do It All

The Woodstock Inn & Resort has an entire weekend of Mother's Day events planned, beginning Saturday, May 11. To make reservations, call 802-457-6609. List of events is as follows:


Golf Scramble - 1 – 4 p.m. – Gather the family and play a round on our gorgeous and award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf course. Teams: 2-4 players per group comprised of any combination of Mother/Child players (Fathers encouraged to Caddie).
Format: 8-hole scramble on holes 1-8.
Tees: Forward tee markers set up in the fairway.
Prizes: Resort gift cards for low Mother/Child twosome and Mother/Children foursome.
$35 per person and includes 4pm Tea Time in the Lounge.

Learn to Golf with Mom - 1 – 4 p.m. – Grab your clubs and hit the links with mom! Our golf professionals will give you pointers and helpful tips to improve your game. Format: Mother/Child group instructional clinic
1 – 2 p.m., short game on the putting green
2 – 3 p.m., full swing on the driving range
*Participants may choose to attend either the 1 or 2 p.m. session, or both.
$35 per person and includes 4 p.m. Tea Time in the Lounge.

Mother & Family Tennis Tournament - 1:30 – 4 p.m. – All for fun and a maybe little competitive edge too for Mom and child (adult child works), and, yes, we can sneak more from the family in. Director of Tennis Adri Atkinson will gather everyone at the Athletic Club and make it fair game. She may give a pointer of two as well. Prizes to be had and join us after for tea time at the Country Club. $35 per person and includes 4pm Tea Time in the Lounge.

Mom's Tea Time – 4 - 5:30 p.m. - Dear Mom, we want to make sure you get all you deserve and have time to sit back and relax and enjoy your family. So, we decided to put a special tea together just for you. Executive Chef Rhys Lewis will be showcasing some small plate culinary delights served up with a glass of sparkling bliss and a variety of teas and coffee. Please join us in the Country Club Lounge.
Tea Time Only - $15 per person
Tennis or Golf Activity Participants - Included with $35 per person activity price.


Mother's Spa Day - An extra special gift for you mom!  Every mother who receives a treatment at the Spa on Mother's Day will be given an incredible gift bag filled with wellness goodies to enjoy by ZENTS.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Book a Spa treatment: 802-457-6697

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet - Join us to celebrate all Mothers! A long time Woodstock Inn & Resort tradition continues to delight every year.  Bring the family to our grand buffet in the Rockefeller Room with extra seating in Richardson's Tavern, accompanied by music and lovely cuisine. See the Sample Menu
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$72 per adult, $36 per child (ages 5-12)
For parties of 6 or more, an automatic 20% gratuity will be added. 
Call 802-457-6640 to make brunch reservations

For more information, visit


Stay In (Breakfast in Bed)

If staying in is more your speed, we picked a great recipe from King Arthur Flour to make for mom and pamper her while she sleeps in and relaxes on her special day!

Simply Perfect Pancakes by King Arthur Flour (


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 3 TBS melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 TBS sugar or ¼ cup malted milk powder

*Use 1 cup milk if you're baking under hot, humid conditions, or if you're going to let the batter rest longer than 15 minutes. Use up to 1 1/4 cups milk in cold, dry conditions.


1. Beat the eggs and milk until light and foamy, about 3 minutes at high speed of a stand or hand mixer. Stir in the butter or vegetable oil.

2.  Whisk the dry ingredients together to evenly distribute the salt, baking powder and sweetener.

3. Gently and quickly mix into the egg and milk mixture. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes, while the griddle is heating; it"ll thicken slightly.

4. Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat, or set an electric griddle to 375°F. Lightly grease frying pan or griddle. The pan or griddle is ready if a drop of water will skitter across the surface, evaporating immediately.

5. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the lightly greased griddle. Bake on one side until bubbles begin to form and break, about 2 minutes; then turn the pancakes and cook the other side until brown, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn over only once. Serve immediately.

6. Yield: 1 dozen large (4 1/2") pancakes

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's out there!

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