Set on 300 acres of wildflower meadows and rolling hills in central Vermont, this magical retreat can feel like a bucolic second home, albeit one with a private art collection and a huge variety of outdoor activities. Hand-painted murals, American folk art and rich maple and pine woodwork adorn atmospheric lounges. The 20 distinctive lodgings, including a self-contained four-suite enclave facing a pond, feature feather beds and sitting areas with fireplaces that open onto screened porches. Request one of the imaginatively decorated cottages. Log Cabin, Treehouse and Woods accommodations are especially appealing. The farm-to-table culinary program is customized: Guests forgo menus and entrust the chef to deliver each course based on their stated preferences. Chef Nathan Rich’s seasonal cuisine, backed by a 15,000-bottle wine cellar, is deservedly renowned. Aside from the restaurant, amenities include an outdoor yoga deck, a raftered library housed in the original barn, a spa, a fitness center, glass-and-brick steam rooms and Japanese-style soaking tubs. Tennis, fishing and canoeing are all offered during the summer, and skiing and snowshoeing along private groomed trails are available during the winter. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted.
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Lowest Rate: Main House Room, $1,700; Editor’s Choice: Woods Cottage, $2,730 (all meals, wine and spirits, most activities and laundry included; minimum stay may apply).
All meals, snacks and beverages, including cocktails and canapés each evening and s'mores around the bonfire; Gourmet box lunches upon departure; Packing and unpacking service; Laundry service; Unlimited phone calls; Wi-Fi
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.
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