Sprucedale Guest Ranch is a scenic treasure for those who…
Starting at $150 per person per night
452, Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, 05068, United States
Starting at $6,000 per room per night
Steeped in romance and folklore, Twin Farms is Vermont’s only luxury, five-star experience. With an eclectic, whimsical and extraordinary private art collection throughout 20 uniquely designed accommodations. Ensconced in 300 acres, Twin Farms is an adult-only property that customizes every detail. Indulge in superb meals and fine wines. Pursue outdoor adventures. Retreat and relax. Reconnect with people you love. Be inspired.
Unique Features: The Farm’s Wine Sommelier selects several distinctive wines from the 15,000 bottle collection to pair with lunch and dinner. The cellar ranges from well-known Californian and French estates to nouveau vintners from across the globe. Wines are carefully married with the meals specially created for you by the chef and his team. Join them for a Caviar and Champagne experience in the Wine Cellar. The team sets the wine cellar up beautifully with candles.
Accommodations: Secluded amid 300 wooded acres, the ten freestanding cottages comfort and inspire with fireplaces and screened porches, each a unique setting for reflection and romance. History and legend envelope all four rooms in the Main House. Or choose the Lodge. Steeped in amber and wood accents, two suites and a common area are conveniently located next to the Main House. The Farmhouse At Copper Hill has four suites with private entrances are connected by a lounge and library.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Washington Room. Antiques and contemporary folk art by Warren Kimble add to the early American allure. This room features 2 fireplaces, paintings and drawings of the first U.S. president. Or choose a cottage, which features 950 square feet, fireplace, a woodstove, and a natural stone hot tub beside a fieldstone fireplace.
Dining: Meals, wine pairings, and spirits, are part of your inclusive rate. The dining philosophy at Twin Farms revolves around the changing seasons, locally-grown herbs and vegetables available each day, and your dietary preferences. The chef selected offering changes daily, and are always presented with the freshest ingredients available, but never presented on a menu. Like the art and design throughout the property, each dish becomes a delightful surprise.
Activities: Each season ushers in a special blend of activities throughout 300 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Explore independently or request a guide. Of course, all equipment, instruction, and services are included in the experience price. Hosted by the farm’s resident bee expert and his hard working honeybees, The Bee Tour is a wonderful way to learn about the pollen to pallet process and just how all of that delicious Twin Farms honey comes to “bee.”
Spa & Fitness: The Bridge House Spa features glass brick steam rooms and seasonal treatments and products designed by Vermont’s own, Tata Harper and Lunaroma. Of course, you can always escape to the Japanese furo together, or bring the spa to your private cottage with in–room couples massages. The fully equipped Fitness Center provides a sheltered alternative to the range of outdoor activities. Fitness Center is equipped with a full line of Technogym cardio equipment, Peloton bike and concept 2 rowing machine, as well as Technogym strength machines, a Kinesis and Step-Squat.
Location: Located about three hours from Boston, five hours from New York City, and one and a half hours from the nearest commercial airport in Burlington, the journey into the bucolic landscape surrounding Barnard, Vermont begins the Twin Farms experience. Allow time to dine on lunch and peruse antique shops, visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and tour a working farm, or watch artists shape fine glassware at the Simon Pearce factory in Quechee.
Closest Airport: Lebanon, NH Airport (LEB; Cape Air and private aircraft) is 45 minutes away. Burlington, VT International Airport (BTV) is 1 hour and 15 minutes away. Manchester Airport, NH Airport (MHT) is 2 hours away.
Children’s Programs: No. This is an adult-only resort.
Pet Friendly: Yes. Twin Farms welcomes dogs (up to two, maximum 100 lbs each) in Log Cabin, Meadow Cottage and Woods Cottage for an additional fee. They provide sleeping accommodations, blankets, treats, water and food bowls, and waste cans for your furry companions. The only thing they don’t provide is dog food.
Weddings: A wedding at Twin Farms is an event like no other, in a place like no other. Only a few weddings each year take place on the 300 acres of mountains, gently rolling hillsides, streams and ponds. This enchanted setting of twinkling tree lights and candlelit woodland walkways combines with Forbes Five Star service, dining and amenities to bring your wedding vision to reality.
Meetings: Yes. Sometimes the best way to see clearly is to see the picture from a distance. When it is time to gather the team to inspire, collaborate and regroup, consider time in the mountains. Team tournaments, unpretentious service and cuisine, and comfortable conference meeting spaces conspire to create the ideal setting for focused, productive work and play. The expert meeting and events team are at the ready to make your off-site outstanding.
Extra Info: From the croquet court below the main house, an iron walking bridge crosses to the pub, where a fully-stocked bar completes the unique sense of place. A collection of international beer bottles and bottle cap art, along with pieces by Cy Twombly, Donald Roller Wilson, and Nam June Paik, surround a billiards table. Relax in front of a fire over drinks, play the Steinway grand piano, or select music on the vintage jukebox, retrofitted with a wide variety of new CDs, and dust off your dance moves.