Vermont Farms – In Search of Authentic New England

Vermont farms are all about rolling hills and green pastures, and conservation and respect for nature. Visiting or staying on a Vermont farm is as authentic a New England vacation as you’ll get.

Vermont farmers play an important role in maintaining the stunning landscape you’ll see while visiting Vermont’s regions, and the Green Mountain state is proud of its agriculture heritage and sharing it with visitors on vacations.

Wherever you go in the world Vermont farms are known for products such as maple syrup and cheese…

And the dubious distinction of having more cows than people. (But New Zealand has more sheep than people, and look at the amazing scenery we were all introduced to in the Lord of the Rings movies.)

Whether your intent is to visit a Vermont farm for the day, or lodge and eat at one for a whole week, you’ll find a farm to suit all experiences and activities here.

Though many are open all year round, Vermont farms change to reflect the seasons. In the early spring many farmers turn into maple sugar makers as the brief season signals the end of winter. Imagine staying at a farm in spring where pancakes are served with maple syrup still warm from the boiling of a few hours ago. For maple syrup lovers, life doesn’t get much better than that!

Or how about bringing new meaning to the term “Fresh Milk?” How fresh would you like it to be? Get up early enough and you can go and milk the cows yourself. Well maybe there’s a few other processes the milk has to go through before it’s ready for your cereals… but you get the point.

Things to See and Do While on a Vermont Farm…

Here’s a bunch of activities you can enjoy at Vermont farms…

Vermont farms in the winter provide Christmas trees, sleigh rides, sledding and tubing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Vermont farms in the spring offer maple sugaring, lambing, apple blossoms, and sheep shearing.

In the summer Vermont farms provide agricultural fairs, corn mazes, hay rides, Llama hiking, and pick-your-own-fruits, and in the fall, apple picking, cider pressing, grape harvests, and of course pumpkin patches.

No matter the season or your length of stay there’s a wonderful vacation experience waiting for you at a Vermont Farm.

This guide lists all the working Vermont farms open to the public for visits and accommodation. While most farms welcome the public during normal operating hours, it’s always best to call ahead to ensure the farm is prepared for your visit and tour. Some of the farms only do tours by appointment.

Vermont farms with lodging are identified in this list and highlighted for your convenience.

Ready to indulge and relax on a Vermont farm for awhile? Good, pull up a chair, sit back, and check out the regional listings I’ve pulled together for you here…

Southern Vermont Farms:

Southern Vermont Farms
Name
Town
Phone Number
Web Site
Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop
Bennington
802-447-7780
Robb Family Farm
Brattleboro
802-257-0163
Dwight Miller & Son Orchard
East Drummerston
802-254-3331
none
Taylor Farm and Guesthouse (Call for farm stay availability)
Londonderry
802-362-3083
Green Mountain Orchards
Putney
802-387-5851
Harlow’s Sugar House
Putney
802-387-5852
Vermont Shepherd Cheese
Putney
802-387-4473
Olallie Daylily Gardens
South Newfane
802-348-6614
Peaked Mountain Farm
Townshend
802-365-4502
none
Woodcock Farm
Weston
802-824-6135
none
Sweet Maple Alpacas
Westminster
802-376-9846
Adams Family Farm
Wilmington
802-464-3762
Baked Apples at Shearer Hill Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Wilmington
802-464-3252

Central Vermont Farms:

Central Vermont Farms
Name
Town
Phone Number
Web Site
Kirby’s Happy Hoofers
Brandon
802-247-3124
none
Maple View Farm Alpacas
Brandon
802-247-5412
Champlain Valley Alpacas and Farmstay (Call for farm stay availability)
Bridport
802-758-3276
Fat Toad Farm
Brookfield
802-279-0098
Alpacas of Parris Hill Farm
Brownsville
802-484-3200
Goodrich’s Maple Farm
Cabot
802-426-3388
none
Devils Den Farm B&B (Call for farm stay availability)
Chelsea
802-685-4582
Redrock Farm
Chelsea
802-685-4343
Bragg farm Sugar House
East Montpelier
802-223-5757
Dakin Farm
Ferrisburgh
802-425-3971
Green Mountain Sugarhouse
Ludlow
802-228-7151
Hollister Hill Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Marshfield
802-454-7725
Maple Sugar & Vermont Spice
Mendon
802-773-7832
none
Morse Farm Sugar Works
Montpelier
802-223-2740
Sweet Retreat Guesthouse and Sugarworks (Call for farm stay availability)
Northfield
802-485-8524
Neighborly Farms of Vermont (Call for farm stay availability)
Randolph
802-728-4700
Liberty Hill Farm B&B (Call for farm stay availability)
Rochester
802-767-3926
Four Springs Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Royalton
802-763-7296
Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze
Rutland
802-775-2624
none
Denlore Morgan Horse Farm
Sharon
802-763-2516
Round Robin Farm and Marge’s B&B (Call for farm stay availability)
Sharon
802-763-7025
none
Wellwood Orchards
Springfield
802-263-5200
none
Shepherd’s Hill Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Taftsville
802-457-3087
Mountain Valley Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Waitsfield
802-496-9255
Vermont Grand View Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Washington
802-685-4693
Vinton farms – Thunder Mountain Maple
West Braintree
802-728-5132
none
Champlain Orchards
West Shoreham
802-897-2777
Billings Farm & Museum
Woodstock
802-457-2355
Sugarbush Farm
Woodstock
800-281-1757

Northern Vermont Farms:

Northern Vermont Farms
Name
Town
Phone Number
Web Site
Boyden Farm
Cambridge
802-644-6363
none
Boyden Valley Winery
Cambridge
802-644-8151
Emergo Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Danville
802-684-2215
Great Vermont Corn Maze & Barnyard
Danville
802-748-1399
Labour of Love (Call for farm stay availability)
Glover
802-525-6695
none
Camel’s Hump Alpaca Farm
Huntington
802-434-4492
Applecheek Farm
Hyde Park
802-888-4482
Hidden Meadows Farm
Jeffersonville
802-644-8188
none
Vermont Maple Outlet
Jeffersonville
802-644-5482
Lilac Mountain Farm (Call for farm stay availability)
Jericho
802-899-4180
none
Snowshoe Farm
Peacham
802-592-3153
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne
802-985-8686
Allenholm Orchards B&B (Call for farm stay availability)
South Hero
802-372-5566
Crescent Bay Farm B&B (Call for farm stay availability)
South Hero
802-372-4807
Hackett’s Orchard
South Hero
802-372-5555
none
Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery
South Hero
802-372-9463
Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm
Stowe
802-253-4655
Carman Brook Maple Farm
Swanton
888-846-2753
West Swanton Orchards and Cider Mill
Swanton
802-868-9100
none
Northern Vermont Llama Company
Waterville
802-644-2257
none
Couture’s Maple Shop and Farmstay (Call for farm stay availability)
Westfield
802-744-2733
Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market
Williston
802-879-5226
Rooster Ridge Farm and Lodging (Call for farm stay availability)
Wolcott
802-472-8566
none
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