We loved our stay at the Grand View Farm, and had a wonderful time playing and enjoying all the farm has to offer. Our hosts, Chuck and Kim, are lovely and very accommodating for a young family. When we first arrived, Chuck took us on a tour of the farm, so our boys could see the animals up close. The farm currently has 12 sheep, 2 alpacas, 4 pigs, chickens, 1 angora rabbit, 1 very playful and friendly dog, and 2 adorable kittens. The boys loved being able to feed the chickens and collect the eggs, help prepare the pig food, and would have spent all day playing with the dog and cats if we weren't going out. For safety, guests are asked not to enter the pastures alone, but you can certainly see all the animals from the fence.
The farmhouse suite was charming, and very comfortable, with a small fridge and dishes provided for your use. You can use the outdoor grill to cook if you want to. There are lots of nice places to sit and relax outside, and a cozy wood-stove for cold evenings inside. Kim made a delicious breakfast every morning, and was kind enough to make my boys their favorite breakfast foods by special request. The farm uses their own eggs, maple syrup, pork sausage and bacon and they are yummy!
The location is a little of the beaten track, so it is definitely wise to arrive during daylight hours the first time. After that, we had no trouble finding our way around the area though. There are a lot of charming farms and villages to visit in Vermont, with local produce, and good eats to be had. We had a great time here, and would highly recommend it!
- 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