My girlfriend and I went initially to stay at a place with animals but we got much more than that. We learned so much about sustainable farming, living and what it means on the bigger picture to consume pure foods. We ate fresh eggs from the coop every morning with herbs from the garden. We woke up early to help with the chores. The level of involvement is as much as you wish. If you just want to relax in a peaceful surrounding its right there for you. Jackie was a wonderful host and was there for anything we needed. She and everyone that is involved on the farm demonstrated how passionate they are about living sustainably and healthily. Wonderful people. If you go, definitely go out to the Brattleboro animal farm retreat. Awesome experience to interact closely with the animals. Also go for a tour of the woodland trail led by George Washington the cat. We would love to return. Thanks Jackie!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience New England on our picture-perfect 105-acre organically managed farm. Be pampered in our elegant 1774 Colonial home with decadent three course candlelight farm-to-table breakfasts using our own organic farm fresh eggs and produce. Or stay in one of our self-sufficient three bedroom cottages or Sunnyside Farmhouse perfect for families, small groups or extended stays. Visit the farm animals, collect fresh eggs from the hen house and learn where real food comes from. A farmstay is a vacation you will not soon forget - memories to last a lifetime. Fine dining, hiking, farmers' markets, winery, cheese makers all nearby. Now offering our picturesque farm for intimate weddings and special events. Mid week and extended stay discounts available. Named one of 10 Top Historic Inns in New England by Yankee Magazine, Named NH Farm of Distinction, "Editor's Pick" - Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England" 2010, 2014, 2015. ... more less