My experience with Windekind farms goes back to 2001 when Mark and Marijke started out on what has been a life enhancing journey. They decided to share their love of Windekind with the rest of us fortunate enough to have found this jewel tucked away in the mountains of Vermont. My deceased wife and I have stayed at the Farm over a dozen times and came to regard it as a second home. It is indeed a refuge for the soul. Not only is the location beautiful and nourishing, but the Smiths are very special people. Mark and Marijke instinctively strike the right balance between allowing for privacy and sharing information about the area and themselves. They have become dear friends who have a unique combination of Yankee character, urban sophistication and New Age compassion and awareness. The Farm has developed organically as an outgrowth of who they are and the values they hold dear. It is indeed much more than a place to vacation. It is a place to be.