Visiting Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT

the Farm Barn
J and I had the opportunity to spend time in the Burlington and Shelburne areas of Vermont a couple of weeks ago.  I had already fallen in love with this area and now I've fallen in love with this property.  We stayed at the farm and spent an entire day (plus the evening before) walking and exploring the beautiful land.  I wanted to share this with you as a recommended place to visit if you're ever in the area.

A BEAUTIFUL 1,400 acre working farm located in Shelburne, Vermont, Shelburne Farms is simply amazing.  The previous home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, this massive property is now a non-profit focused on sustainability.  Seward and Webb began purchasing the properties on the shore of Lake Champlain, and building their home and farm in 1886 based on an idea they shared of having one large amazing farm as opposed to the many farms originally spread among the properties.

They later added brown swiss cows which are the breed still raised today.  Over 100 cows are in the certified humane dairy in addition to a few chickens, pigs, goats and a large flock of sheep sprinkled throughout the farmland.

the Farm Barn

the Farm Barn

the Farm Barn

The farm produces maple syrup, a plethora of vegetables, wool, lamb, and cheddar cheese.  They run an Inn (plus cottages), host a variety of workshops and gatherings, offer tours, and more.

Can you imagine what life on this farm must have been like?

the Inn

the Inn

We stayed in one of the cottages and it was just perfect!  It was private and had spectacular views (we were right over the water).   It was relaxing and very enjoyable.

The property is very well cared for, the food is spectacular, and great customer service is very clearly a high-priority.

We can't wait to go back!

one of the guest cottages

another of the guest cottages on the property


daisy g said...

What a spectacular place! Staying there would be a dream come true. Thank you for sharing this marvelous discovery.

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

It looks fabulous...and the barn, oh my! What a wonderful visit it must have been...relaxing and with such beautiful views.