Foliage season scenery is simply incomparable. When vibrant colors begin splashing across the hillsides, our bed and breakfast in Vermont is the place to be.
Winter brings cold, crisp mountain air and what seems to be a perpetual blanket of fluffy, white snow. In the spring and summertime, our gardens can only be described as a vision of creativity and vivid color planted with skill and a vast knowledge of horticulture. Click through the slide show to the right to view the inn’s surroundings throughout the seasons!
We look forward to having you in our beautiful Vermont bed and breakfast.
See for yourself Vermont's Mad River Valley "Almost There" Documentary
The 19th century farmhouse and attached horse barn were converted to an Inn by Jack and Doreen Simko and daughter Anne Marie DeFreest in 1986. In 2014, Anne Marie's longtime friend Jim Donahue and his wife Kim purchased the property and are the happy stewards of these beautiful and historic structures.
The newly renovated game room is located in the lower level of the farmhouse. It features a game room with an antique pool table, a television with DVD player and surround sound bar, collection of DVD's, games and paperback books. A refrigerator is stocked with complimentary Vermont soda, a Keurig for coffee & tea as well as organic Quinn Popcorn!
Our indoor heated pool area includes a 55-foot lap pool, workout area with stationary bike and treadmill, as well as a great seating area to simply sit back and relx. The pool area is located in our Historic Round Barn and extends into a greenhouse filled with flowering plants.
Outdoor Flatbread Oven
After we lost our flatbread oven to Hurricane Irene, the Mad River Valley community came to our rescue and we now have an amazing new oven ready to be fired up! Every sunny Tuesday in the summer we serve breakfast from our wood fired clay oven!
Organic Gardens & Grounds
Known as one of the best landscaped Inns in Vermont, our lush grounds include five ponds, flower gardens, fields, meadows and woods. Lucky are the guests who rise from their down-covered beds early in the morning to walk to the crest of the hill and find the spiritual beauty of what locals call Sugarbush Pink: a rich hue of rose, purple, gray and amber softly cascading over the mountains.
With over 245 acres and a marked trail system on our property, our guests enjoy hiking the grounds in the summer and snowshoeing them in winter.
In the summer of 2006, certified organic farmer David Hartshorn partnered with the staff of The Round Barn Farm to create our organic garden. We are very excited that we now produce our own quality organic foods "down on the farm". Come see our NOFA Certified garden grow!