Vermont, New England
Vermont conjures up images of a rural idyll: lush pastures, red barns and quaint villages with a backdrop of forested hills. In the heart of this beautiful countryside nor far from pretty Woodstock is Twin Farms, a unique and extraordinary luxury retreat.
At a Glance
A glorious bucolic Vermont setting and breathtaking views
Exclusive and private retreat with exquisite interiors
Priceless works of modern art throughout the property
Delectable food, wines and a personalized service
Sit back and relax in your suite or at the spa, or choose from the endless list of activities that are on offer
If you've ever dreamt of running your own pub then you can give it a go at Twin Farms although most pubs don't come complete with priceless works of contemporary artKatie Aston
Their soufflé pancakes are absolutely amazing, and I would highly recommend trying their juice of the day and specials at breakfast – such a great way to start your day!Amber Hopkins
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To start planning your vacation to Twin Farms
Vermont, the antithesis of all things urban is the perfect destination to unwind and get back to basics. If you fancy the idea of a remote and peaceful setting but aren't prepared to forgo modern comforts and impeccable style, then Twin Farms should be top of the list. A place so private that there are no signs to guide you to the hotel.
A 20-minute drive from Woodstock with its village green and beautifully preserved historic buildings takes you to the smaller village of Barnard with its pond and excellent village store and from there it's up the hill to Twin Farms. Originally the retreat of Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis & journalist Dorothy Thompson, she promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air.” The original farmhouse dating from 1795 and 300 acres still exist and new buildings have been added throughout the grounds bringing the total accommodation to 20.
The concept of Twin Farms is all-inclusive but that doesn't mean any compromise on quality. There is no cookie cutter approach at Twin Farms and every whim can be catered for. Food is packed with flavor and Michelin star quality, from bountiful breakfasts, set 3-course lunches or picnics, afternoon tea, champagne and canapés followed by dinner in the atmospheric ancient barn or in the privacy of your room (quite frankly wherever you choose) and a 20,000 bottle wine cellar to choose from.
What singles out Twin Farms is the beautiful design and interiors. Each cottage has its own personality created by award winning architects and interior designers and walls are adorned with priceless contemporary art from Hockney to Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns. Some are independent and others connect to create accommodation suitable for groups or families but each is stunning.
Twin Farms is designed as a retreat complete with a relaxing spa but there is plenty for the active from the fitness center to bicycling, swimming, tennis, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, canoeing, flyfishing along with necessary equipment and instruction.
Twin Farms has ten cottages dotted around its 300 wooded acres. Each cottage has its own personality which is evident through their unique furnishings and décor. They have a very homely feel to them and the attention to detail is prevalent. The Farmhouse at Copper Hills has four suites with private entrances but are connected by a lounge and a library. The Lodge has two suites with views of the ski trails or Mount Ascutney.
All rooms and suites have cozy fireplaces, spacious bathrooms, separate dressing area, fully stocked refrigerator with complimentary seasonal snacks and a selection of games, books, movies, music and puzzles.
Twin Farms is a property which is more suited to adults and only accepts teenagers of 16 years and above.
Twin farms is home to a fabulous restaurant. However, it is a restaurant with a twist - there are no menus available. Dishes are created to suit your preferences, you will be contacted to discuss them with the hotel. Chef Ted Ask uses seasonal produce to create imaginative dishes to suit your palate.
Out of The Woods Spa is the perfect venue to indulge in some much needed pampering. With a focus on helping you to reconnect with good health and well being, the treatments available help to relax the mind and body. With professional therapists and 100% vegetarian bath and body products, this aim will be achieved.
There is a whole range of activities for you get involved with during your stay at Twin Farms. For those of you who are active you can go swimming in the refreshing pond, play tennis, enjoy an outdoor yoga lesson, play croquet on the lawn, go biking to explore the area or go canoeing on the private pond. During the winter months, you can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, sledding or ice skating. If this all sounds a bit much, why not challenge your companions to some board games, relax with a good book or chill out in the pub listening to some music.
Off Site, there is also plenty to do. There are several museums, shops and fine arts centers that are worth a visit. Nearby there are golf courses, the Quechee Gorge (known as Vermont's Grand Canyon), the Silver Lake, and skiing opportunities.
Location & Directions
Vermont, New England
Twin Farms is surrounded by quintessential Vermont countryside: rolling hills covered in forest which turns spectacularly in fall. The pretty town of Woodtstock is a 15-minute drive.
When to go
The best time to visit Vermont is in late spring, summer and early autumn when Fall brings its glorious colors. Most of Vermont is under snow over the winter period and the ski resorts come alive. Cold spells affect Vermont from the end of October till late Spring.