Let us help you connect with Vermont's rich agricultural life, teaching you about maple sugaring, shepherding, fiber arts, and sustainable farming. Vermont's first flock of Gotland sheep reside at Grand View Farm. Raising most of our own food, we also have chickens, pigs, and a large greenhouse/garden. Our resident barn kitty, Moses, loves people. Join us for an authentic farm bed and breakfast experience. A member of the Green Hotel of the Green Mountain State, we are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and reducing our carbon footprint.
Our private 19th century Farmhouse Suite provides a peaceful setting for exploring rural Vermont life and farming first hand. Our guests have their own private entrance and quarters, with use of two bedrooms, a living room, small kitchenette, and bathroom.
Complimentary tea and coffee available and a full country breakfast or dinner featuring all locally grown foods may be added for an additional fee.
Seasonal Activities on the farm include: Winter - Enjoy Vermont's beautiful winter through guided snowshoe walks in the woods, dinner by the woodstove, and helping to care for our sheep and chickens. Trips to town offer antiquing and sampling some of Vermont's best chef owned restaurants. Come stay with us the first half of December, and we will share our favorite place to choose and cut your own Vermont Christmas tree.
Spring - March brings shearing time for the sheep, as well as sugaring season and the start to lambing time. Help us tap trees and boil sap in our small "sugar house," and then go home with some of our own Vermont maple syrup. By late March, we are on "barn duty" round the clock, watching for new lambs to be delivered. Some guests have had the joy of watching lambs being born. By April and May, all lambs are born and bounce around the barnyard. In the spring, planting in our greenhouse, and spring chores are our priority.
Summer - June marches in summertime with endless garden chores and moving sheep to pasture. Bonfires at night, star gazing, wood walks, barbecue dinners, pizza from our wood-fired oven, all delight our guests. By July, wild raspberries are ready for picking, and our hay gets delivered. I offer fiber art classes to our guests in the summer months teaching them about felting, spinning, and using plants as natural dyes.
Fall - Autumn color is glorious across the mountains in the fall. Photographers love visiting to take pictures and to feast upon the orange, yellow, and red. Mid September brings local fairs and festivals. Garden harvesting is our priority and getting ready for the long winter.
Please visit our farm website for detailed information and pictures. You may also enjoy reading our farm journal at http://www.grandviewfarmvt.blogspot.com/
You can also read more about us in this Farm Stay U.S. blog post!
OUR FARMSTORE, provides opportunities for you to take home a memento from our farm and our sheep. We offer our own yarn, handwoven blankets and rugs, knitting kits, and our very own maple syrup.
Breakfast, Dinner, Guest Chef Dinners, Meals to Order, Self preparation, Organic, Gluten-free, Refreshments, Vegetarian, Locally grown, Cookouts, Farm Fresh Eggs, Vegan
Linens provided, Internet, Phone, Fire pit, Ground-floor bedroom, Great View, Private Bath, Free WiFi, Barbeque/Grill, TV, Woodstove, DVD/VCR, Kitchenette, Library, Farm Store, Refrigerator, Microwave
Activities & Animals
Animals, Chickens, Hiking, Gardening, Crafts, Sheep, Pigs, Llamas, Teaching Farm, Fiber Workshops, Demonstrations, Retreats, Children's activities, Snowshoeing, Maple Sugaring (Seasonal), Board games, Artists' studios, Festivals, X-Country Skiing, Help with Chores, Bonfire/Campfire, Workshops, Yard games (croquet, bocce ball, badminton), CSA (food / fiber), Leaf Peeping (Seasonal), Weaving Workshops, Demonstrations, Retreats, Egg Gathering, Farm Dogs