We were looking for a different vacation experience; something away from fancy hotels, crowds and "tourist traps". We found it! What a wonderful place. The Goodling Family welcomed us to their home and were happy to introduce us to a working farm experience. The kids were great -- surprisingly knowledgeable and they seemed to take a great deal of pride in explaining about their animals. I never knew so much goes into producing the "fabric" we take for granted: shearing the sheep, cleaning and preparing the wool, spinning it into fiber, then weaving. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and we had the entire side of the house to ourselves. The mountain views are awesome, and we loved exploring the trails in the woods. We especially enjoyed Kim's "Farm Dinner" which she had ready for us when we arrived. Kim was also helpful in recommending a local farmer's market, some beautiful drives and hikes and great places to take photographs. Highly recommend this experience if you are looking for something off the beaten track, relaxing and fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience rural farm life on VT Grand View Farm. We invite you to come and stay in our 18th-century farmhouse on our hill side sheep farm in Vermont. Our farm offers beautiful views, quiet pastures with sheep grazing, pleasant country roads, wild flowers, and a lovely covered porch to relax on. We are located on a quiet dirt road, in a rural farming community, four miles outside of town. Our Farmhouse Suite is perfect for reunions, couple get-a-ways, and gatherings with family and friends. Two bedrooms with antique four poster beds await you. Wake to a full breakfast and relax in a private sitting area or porch over looking the mountains. Have use of a kitchenette, which provides a sink, refrigerator, microwave oven,and dishes. There is an outside grill with an additional side burner for our guests to use as well. You may also request a Farmhouse Dinner for an additional fee. We offer fiber arts classes and summer camps for children. ... more less