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Yankee Best of New England Award
Yankee Magazine's
Editors' Choice Winner
"Best of New England" Award

South County Tourism Award
South County RI,
Bed & Breakfast
Excellence Award - 2000


"Featured Inn of the Week":
Pamela Lanier's Travel Guide Online -- August 1999


Are you looking for the quintessential New England experience? 
Why not participate in a hearth cooking class or hold your special event in an 18th century country setting?

Hearth Cooking
  • prepare and eat a meal cooked in a colonial walk-in fireplace   
  • savor the atmosphere of a home filled with American antiques
  • stroll among acres of woods, pasture and old-fashioned gardens
  • schedule your wedding, family reunion or other milestone event in our country setting
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Special Note

Dear Friends,

After 41 years of welcoming overnight guests into my home, I retired and closed Woody Hill Bed and Breakfast as of September 22, 2014. I have had the pleasure of watching families grow up, making life-long friends, and learning about people, jobs, and good books which I would never have had the opportunity to do otherwise. I want to thank all of you who have shared your lives with me over the years and invite you to stay in touch.

Though the doors have closed to my B&B business, I am now focusing on hearth-cooking classes. As of the spring of 2016, I have transferred title of the meadow to the Westerly Land Trust (westerlylandtrust.org). If you are interested in having a wedding or other special event there, please contact the WLT at (401) 315-2610, or execdir@westerlylandtrust.org


Host, Ellen L. Madison

A retired English teacher, Ellen L. Madison, Ph.D. now spends her time volunteering at a local history museum, traveling, gardening and catching up on her reading list.

She can also fill you in on local history -- her family dates back to the first white settlers in Westerly and she is the fourth generation to live on her family’s farm.

She is also the recent co-author of an award-winning book on the history of the Westerly granite industry. You might discover your own home town features a Westerly granite monument!

The house cat, Jennie, joins Ellen in welcoming you to Woody Hill.

Woody Hill
149 South Woody Hill Road
Westerly, Rhode Island 02891
Home: (401) 322-0452
Cell: (401) 585-7332

Dr. Ellen L. Madison, Host


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