At the top of Town Hill Road, this 1800's farmhouse provides space for groups to connect in rural Vermont surrounded by animals and nature. The farmhouse has two kitchens, two living rooms, seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a studio, making it ideal for hosting retreats where leaders can use one kitchen for meetings and the larger kitchen can be used for participants. The 700 square foot studio is equipped with baseboard heat and by summer 2018, we will be adding three cove heaters with far infrared heat. Our back deck overlooks horse pastures and small swimming pond.
The owner lives on property and is available to help with local area recommendations, service any house related issues, or recommend local trails for hiking. From our local photographer to catering options or local businesses, there's plenty of year-round activities for people who are active and enjoy summer or winter sports.
On property, there are six dwarf goats, three horses, two golden retrievers and a barn cat, who provide a lively atmosphere for our guests. To ensure the safety of our guests, we ask that you refrain from entering pasture areas or petting the horses.
Local area attractions include the Hall Art Foundation, which has been featured in the New York Times and the Boston Globe, Okemo Mountain Resort, Killington Ski Resort, and the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Located five miles from the farmhouse, the Hall Art Foundation features exclusive artwork in a restored dairy farm. Every first Friday of the month, La Pizza Lupo caters on the lawn of the Hall Art Foundation where people can enjoy pizza straight from the brick oven and view the collection. We are located 12.5 miles from Woodstock, Vermont, a quaint town with the historic Woodstock Inn and Resort which can hosts groups for a wide array of services in its dedicated spa as well as a healthy menu for light lunch. Reservations must be made in advance. The Inn has a Nordic Ski course for winter enthusiasts. We are 13 miles from Okemo Mountain Resort and 25 miles from Killington Ski Resort for those who enjoy downhill skiing.
For catering, you can contact the year-round, indoor Woodstock Farmer's Market which has an online catering menu in addition to a prepared foods section that is not listed in the online catering menu. Keeper's Cafe, just two miles away, caters for lunch or dinner. The Village Butcher in Woodstock offers soups, sandwiches, wraps, and other lunch friendly foods.
We allow up to two guests dogs for $50 each by permission only. We enforce the usual breed restrictions, and ask that you leash walk them on the neighborhood road and crate them if left in the house. We understand that all dogs have different needs, so just speak with us so that we can work out a plan to ensure the safety of your pet as well as the preservation of the farmhouse, furnishings, and the safety of our property animals.
Our location is South-Central Vermont which is approximately 3 hours from Boston, 5 hours from New York City, and 3.5 hours from Montreal, all depending on traffic. The Amtrak trains are the Ethan Allen Express which travels from New York City to Rutland or the Vermonter which travels from New York City to Windsor, Vermont. Many people travel from New York or Boston via Dartmouth Coach. The local Dartmouth Stations (Lebanon and Hanover) are approximately 45 minutes from the Farmhouse. The nearest airports include Boston, MA, Albany, NY, Hartford, CT, Manchester, NH, Lebanon, NH, or Burlington, VT.Get the full listing »