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What We Love

  • All-inclusive rates include daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in-room service; daily wine, cocktails and afternoon tea; an extensive DVD library; and daily activities, including equipment and instruction
  • Cozy themed cottages that offer sumptuous privacy, plus fireplaces and porches
  • A full-service spa and a traditional Japanese furo, a coed soaking tub set inside the forest
  • Your wish is the staff’s command, from warm chocolate chip cookies and milk at midnight to a champagne picnic delivered in the middle of a hiking trail
  • Outstanding cuisine; Twin Farms was among the first resorts to embrace the farm-to-table movement

What To Know

  • No children 17 and under allowed, except during bi-annual family weeks; no pets either
  • No menus, except at breakfast — you’ll fill out a food preference questionnaire before arrival, but the chef prepares a full unique dinner nightly
  • Any type of diet can be catered to, from kosher to gluten-free
  • The front gate is unmarked, and though guests are sent detailed directions, the small dirt entrance road often beguiles GPS
  • Every room has a handmade wooden puzzle from local manufacturer Stave; nicknamed “torture in a box,” the addictively difficult puzzles have been known to cause sleepless nights
  • Choose a cottage for the most luxurious stay

Overview

The Review

Visiting Twin Farms is like escaping to camp after the torturous school year is finally over. But instead of bunk beds and shared secrets, you’ll find an upscale, all-inclusive playground for adults, complete with gourmet meals, a luxurious spa and well-planned activities on the resort’s 300 acres.

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But the defining charm of Twin Farms might be the freedom you’ll feel — how you spend your days is up to you. Get some of that fresh Vermont air by hitting the nearby trails (bikes, snowshoes, skis — they’re all available and included in the rate). Or head to the lake and ask for canoe or fly-fishing instruction.

The other standout of Twin Farms is its accommodations. The free-standing cottages have woodburning fireplaces and screened porches. The entire property, including the main house’s guestrooms and common areas, is decorated with an extensive collection of museum-quality artwork, so much so that the catalog describing the pieces occupies two large albums. Twin Farms also features the works of top local artisans, like the in-room wooden jigsaw puzzles by local company Stave, custom furniture from Charles Shackleton and plates and glassware by renowned glass-blower Simon Pearce.

In all, Twin Farms has an unrivaled combination of rustic charm and five-star service. Speaking of which, it’s often difficult for first-time guests to wrap their heads around how ready-to-serve the staff is. But follow this simple rule: If you want or need it, the staff will take care of it. Bet you never said that about camp.

How to Get There

Twin Farms
P.O. Box 115
Barnard, VT 05031 United States

Reviews

Autumn Glory with a Few But’s!
ldana8007

How could you not love Twin Farms in Barnard Vermont.
It’s Autumn in Full Glory. The Historical Main House with Crackling Fires & Vintage Scenic Murals lining the Walls of Hall Welcomes you. Everything seems stuck in time- this is what you tell a Realtor you are looking for—- “Authentic Charm”. A breathtaking property.

But...... and unfortunately it’s quite a BIG but, Twin Farms
seems to be struggling with their Farm to Table Meals
which are all inclusive. The food is inconsistent &
disappointing. The Sunday Brunch was a missed opportunity to have a wonderful fresh Buffet. That was
not offered, although it was billed as “Brunch”.

Dinners usually had one Entree Choice.The portions
were noticeably small & most of the salads were unremarkable & ill prepared. The Wait Staff also
was inconsistent with their level of training & skill.
At close to three thousand dollars a day to experience
Twin Farms Farm to Table Food there is no comparison to Blackberry Farm in Tenn. It should be outstanding -
instead it’s just at best mediocre.

The Cabins are pure charm, but we found the plumbing
to be a challenge. The hot sink faucet was almost impossible to turn on. The Shower seemed to lack
a temperature gage to prevent the hot water from
getting very hot. The toilets had a difficult time flushing.
No excuse for the plumbing to not be in tip top
shape.

The staff appears to wear several hats. Unfortunately we had Cocktails made that were undrinkable. Staff is
sent on request to the Game Barn to service Guest’s
drink orders. We waited over 25 minutes to have a Staff
Member appear to make us Cocktails which, as we shared, were undrinkable. - Perhaps the Staff is spread to thin
& lacks training.

Housekeeping was inconsistent in servicing
our Cabin. The Spa has very competent
Massage Therapists, below average Manicures/
Pedicures.

Twin Farms is a unique property. The natural beauty
is very special. What’s missing is excellence in their
Kitchen & delivery of service.

Pure Bliss
ArthurLondon

I have had the chance to visit many special hotels, resorts and inn and I must say Twin Farms is at the top of my list. All aspect of our stay was perfect. The finely tuned staff here somehow know what I want before I do. All the amenties on the 300+ acre resort made our time at TF action packed. The staff helped us learn new activities and kept us busy and well fed throughout the days. Dinner at night is special with a delicious multi course meal and superb wine pairings.
The setting surrounded by tall hills, forests and fields was mesmerizing. Our room was mind blowing...we could have just stayed there the whole time but the surrounding were too much of a draw. This is only a 20 room resort yet it had a better gym than I have seen in almost any other large hotel. My wife and I have decided to make Twin Farms our end of summer splurge for the foreseeable future.
All the staff was wonderful but I want to give a shout out to Kate for her incredible skills in hiking, fishing and pickleball.

A true Vermont getaway retreat
phototraveler58

Take out your pocketbook and splurge. That's my suggestion for Twin Farms. Tucked away in the heart of Vermont's verdant forests, this upscale but ultimately down-home retreat, is a must if your itinerary is to relax and recharge. We holed up for three days in the cottage they call the ' dog cabin' only regretting that we hadn't planned to stay longer. While there are ample activities and a top-notch restaurant, we elected to take short hikes in the woods and have meals delivered to our room which were excellent. Staff is highly trained in customer satisfaction. The highlight though was the cabin itself which was extraordinarily comfortable and memorable. We strongly recommend a visit.