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“Wonderful place to commune with nature, spend quality time with loved ones, and put fast-paced 21st century life on hold”
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Windekind Farm
Ranked #1 of 2 Huntington B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My family has stayed at Windekind approximately 10 times over the past 7 years (at least once, and sometimes twice per year since my son was 2 years old). We always stayed in the cottage called Breidablick, until our most recent visit (late December 2013 through early January 2014) when we stayed at the newest cottage, named Campanula. Both cottages are full of charming and unique architechtural details, are very cozy and comfortable, and are perfect places to relax and just enjoy each other's company. We've become friends over the years with the owners, Mark and Marijke, who've always been very gracious, warm, and helpful to us. Each year we try to stay at Windekind once during the summer and once during the winter, because both seasons offer different magical experiences that we look forward to. In the winter we go sledding, we walk or cross-country ski on the trails, we make snowmen and snowforts and have snowball fights, and sometimes we just stay inside our delightful cottage, curled up by the woodstove with a mug of hot cocoa and a book or a puzzle. In summer, the kids have a blast catching frogs, making wildflower bouquets, building secret hideouts in the woods, visiting the herd of cows in the fields, and riding Mark's amazing train that runs throughout the property. They especially look forward to playing with Elsa, Mark and Marijke's spirited yellow lab, who is kind of like the Windekind mascot! Windekind has had a very positive influence on my kids, teaching them to love nature and giving them a sense of freedom. I love being there, taking a break from our over-scheduled lives, just looking out at the lovely view, cooking hearty meals (both Breidablick and Campanula have good kitchens), strolling around the grounds and into the fields and woods, spotting a hummingbird or a woodpecker or a toad. Windekind is a rare gem. If you desire peace, quiet, beauty, unpretentiousness, comfort, and privacy you will be very happy there!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

It is hard to find words to appropriately capture the beauty and serenity of Windekind Farm - you really just need to go there and experience it first-hand. I have stayed at Windekind Farm for the past four years - three times with my very good friend, and once with my husband and our two dogs. Whether you are traveling with a friend or with family, Windekind Farm is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Vermont. The Studio, Breidablick Cottage and the Campanula Cottage all offer comfortable, clean lodging - each with breath taking views of the farm and surrounding mountains - and immediate access to the surrounding trails. We especially enjoy the gardens that Marijke has so lovingly nurtured, and the one-fifth scale railway that Mark has so ingeniously blended into the landscape. The Smiths are good people and amazing, generous hosts. Seeing them again is part of what makes each return trip so special for us. We will continue to make it an annual vacation destination.

Windekind Farm is off the beaten path, but still in close proximity to Stowe, Burlington, Shelburne and other towns if you feel the need to shop, visit museums, or dine out. However, we rarely feel the need to venture too far once we arrive because there are so many outdoor activities that you can enjoy right there. We are never ready to leave Windekind Farm when it is time to go, and that is mostly because we feel right at home in this peaceful setting. We can't thank Mark and Marijke enough for sharing their beautiful property with us and the other guests of Windekind Farm. Karyn, Plymouth, MA

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Windekind Farm is wonderful - Mark and Marijke were amazing hosts for us. Marijke took the time to speak with us about a beautiful day trip to drive and see the mountains and small towns. Mark gave us a tour of his model trains and explained to us the intricacies of putting them together by hand!

The accommodations were exquisite. Such a beautiful landscape and the perfect escape from New York City. The stay was perfect for us - peaceful and serene. We also loved the experience as we were able to take our little dog with us. He loved it too - he got to run off the leash and chase after some cows!

We look forward to one day re-visiting Windekind and staying in the newly finished cabin!

Andrew, Joyce and Leo
NYC

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have been staying at Windekind for 8 years now, and it still ranks as our #1 spot. It is a beautiful farm in a small valley surrounded by trails (great for xcountry skiing/snow shoeing or hiking). The trails are amazing and wind through the hills, across streams, atop mtns with great vistas. This is the place to really get away from it all. We love that we can step out the door and right into our ski, snowshoe, or hike. (there is a great sledding hill too)

The Briedablick cottage has been our favorite but this year Mark and Marijke have added Campanula, which is just gorgeous. This new cottage has the beauty and views you expect from Windekind, but it also has a luxurious sauna, radiant heat in the bedrooms, wonderful craftsmanship and surprising details. We just loved our stay and, as usual, our kids begged to stay longer. We can't wait to come back this summer and watch the sunrises and sunsets from Campanula's huge wraparound porch.

Our family always feels at home here and Mark and Marijke make sure everything is just perfect. You will love this place -- it really is Vermont at its best.

Room Tip: Studio is great for two people, Briedablick is perfect for our family of four (two small children) a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed at Windekind Farms for 2 weeks in November. Not the best time of year (part-time drizzle and snow), but the facilities we enjoyed and the customer care provided by Mark and Marijke was beyond the 5 star rating of Trip Advisor.
Our Family - my wife and I, along with our son, his wife and daughter (granddaughter) - utilized both the Breidablick Cottage and The Studio. What wonderful accommodations - cozy, fire-in-the-fireplace warm and a great place to bring in materials and cook for ourselves. On the sunny days, the walk through the compound, meadow and the woods was fabulous. Marijke found a sled for my son and granddaughter to sled down the hill - squealing all the way. Mark hosted my son and I in his shop to describe his train hobby (Wow!).
What a warm and gracious couple! And the accomodations were just as great. My son and family stayed in Breidablick (we cooked our Thanksgiving Turkey dinner with all the trimmings there) while my wife and I snuggled in The Studio.
While we were there, Mark, having finished Campanula, gave us a tour and then welcomed his first guests there. The next time we go to Windekind - AND there will be a next and more - we'll certainly consider this great new accommodation.
And I haven't even mentioned the wonderful land surrounding Windekind - suffice to say, whatever you imagine a Vermont wooded and meadow setting to be - double it!
Marijke & Mark: Thank You for creating and opening up this wonderful location AND sharing yourselves with your guests!

Room Tip: As mentioned elsewhere, The Studio is great for a couple. The kitchen there could be used for cookin...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

great getaway. I recommend to everyone. Just perfect. We went in october and it was just beautiful. It was very well located and plenty of things to do. We will definitely be going back in the future. Well priced too.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We recently took our first trip to New England. We stayed in the studio for just a couple nights. I wish it could have been longer but we had other destinations to get to. The setting was beautiful nestled at the end of a winding gravel road in the mountains. The studio was well appointed and had everything we needed. It was plenty big enough for the 3 of us. I especially enjoyed the claw foot tub. Our gracious hosts were more than willing to share their knowledge of the area and gave us terrific pointers and ideas for day trips. Our son LOVED Elsa and Mark's train. Hope to go back someday and stay a little longer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 1425 Bert White Road, Huntington, VT 05462
Region: United States > Vermont > Huntington
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Huntington
Number of rooms: 3

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