Inn at Round Barn Farm
What We Love
- A beloved B&B housed within a 19th-century farmhouse in the Green Mountains, with extrasEnjoying a sumptuous breakfast that changes each day
- Taking a walk around the 245-acre property, home to meadows, woods and ponds
- Visiting the round barn, one of only five in Vermont, home to a cultural center
- Munching on popcorn and watching a movie in the game room
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Freshly-baked cookies in the common rooms
- Free parking
What do you get when you place a round barn from the Shaker era on 245 acres of woods and meadows? An ideal backdrop for a quaint New England bed-and-breakfast. The Inn at Round Barn Farm was built around a barn house that boasts a spot in the National Register of Historic Places, to serve as a quiet country getaway. Now a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, it’s become a beloved destination for visitors from all over the States, offering elegant rooms and a restful, rural ambience.
When you’re not feasting on what the inn has cooked up that morning – savory egg strata, perhaps, or cottage-cheese pancakes – you’ll be enjoying this atmosphere for yourself. There are exhibits and events by the on-site Green Mountain Cultural Center, as well as a laid-back game room, greenhouse and indoor lap pool. Visit these, or rove the grounds, now housing landscaped flower and organic-vegetable gardens. You’ll have a rustic retreat regardless – that’s just what makes this bed-and-breakfast go round.
Rooms at the inn are individually decorated in a rustic style, to a high standard. They’re among many reasons that this B&B consistently receives glowing five-star reviews and rarely anything less. Each one comes with a Tempur-Pedic bed, dressed in plush linens and topped with a down comforter. You’ll also have a unique view.In addition to their queen-sized bed, Standard Queen rooms also contain an en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Some of these charming rooms also come with a decorative gas stove. The larger Luxury King rooms, meanwhile, have whirlpool tubs in their en-suite bathroom, and some also offer steam showers.
Come winter, summer or anytime in between, the property is a charming setting for leisure and cultural activities, boasting a game room stocked with popcorn and movies, as well as the Green Mountain Cultural Center. The latter resides in the round barn and offers regular events, such as photography exhibitions. Surrounding Waitsfield was included in Outside magazine’s list of best towns several years ago and offers charming restaurants, bike trails and fantastic skiing (also singled out for praise by Outside). The Mad River Valley is a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, there are streams and swimming holes, and the area even houses an Icelandic horse farm.
How to Get There
We were made to feel like family, met several fascinating folks who work there, and learned a lot from them about the history of the Mad River Valley. Breakfasts were elegant and delicious. Views were spectacular. Loved every minute.
Our whole Honeymoon road-trip was centered around staying at this Inn. It did not disappoint! The employees were very nice and down to earth. Our room was gorgeous and very comfortable. We stayed in the Richardson Room. The breakfast was amazing. I walked around the ponds and took lots of nature photos. I only wish it were closer. I would stay there every year.
A gorgeous historic inn located on incredibly beautiful grounds. The breakfasts are astoundingly delicious. Our first breakfast started with strawberry shortcake, with home made biscuits and the strawberries had been infused with rose water. The second morning breakfast was eggs benedict, with home made sourdough english muffins. Our room was beautifully decorated, and had an incredibly luxurious bath. Sitting rooms, a play room, terraces overlooking the ponds and pastures beyond, it was a great place to relax.