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
My wife and I stayed here for several nights in February 2019. We finally had a chance to be child-free for long enough to get away. The Inn was very nice and all of the staff went out of their way to be friendly and welcoming. The location is fantastic and the views out back were everything you would want a VT B&B to be. The inn met our expectations in all areas with just a couple of exceptions which I put here just so other travelers may be aware.
First, the breakfasts were disappointing to both of us. They definitely had a "fancy" element to them but we would have been so happy with just a good old VT country breakfast. After our first breakfast, we actually skipped breakfast to eat elsewhere on day 2. We tried it again on our 3rd and final morning but that too was just disappointing. I guess the point here is that if you prefer a simple, basic type of breakfast (egg, bacon, etc), you may be surprised. And I would note that my wife and I have stayed in many B&B's all across the US and Ireland and this was definitely the most disappointing breakfast we've had in any B&B we've stayed in.
Second, our room had no "Do Not Disturb" sign available to hang outside when we left. So after our short, disappointing breakfast on day 1 we went back to our room to find that it had been cleaned. We were surprised since we like to tidy up ourselves and we had left everything out. I've never been in a B&B where a room was cleaned during breakfast. So if your room has no "Do Not Disturb" sign, just beware that it may be serviced while you eat breakfast.
But all in all it was a nice inn and all the staff were extremely pleasant. We definitely liked the area too.
Didn’t stay at this property but family and friends did so I was there a lot except to sleep. Amazing place. Gorgeous for weddings and plenty of types of rooms to choose from for stays. I will say I disliked the wedding coordinator. I am in the business and the way she handled guests was incredibly rude and unprofessional. If possible she should not be guest facing, I believe a better personality, like every other person on property, is necessary for that role. All other staff were amazing and would definitely stay here for another visit if it was available.
Did a one night stay, with my son to ski nearby, and I was astounded at the charm, beauty, service, and quality of this place. The included breakfast was gourmet quality, and the inkeeper was such a pleasant guy to talk to. I lived in Vermont for 17 years, and he embodied the attitude and charm of a fine innkeeper.
Booked right on their website. Picked the “Sherman” room. Check in was a breeze, followed by a tour of the property and sampling of fresh chocolate chip cookies.
Room had a queen bed with a gas fireplace. Bathroom was good sized with great toiletries.
Romantic. Quiet. Friendly staff. Breakfast was off the chain delicious
The very best bed and breakfast I’ve ever stayed at.
We cannot wait to return.
Really lovely B & B in Waitsfield with a home cooked 2 course breakfast each morning. Because we were staying longer than most other guests the owners gave us an upgrade to a larger room - very thoughtful and very welcome for a couple of travellers living out of bags for weeks. Lovely team of staff, always very helpful with ideas on what to do and see. Very comfortable bed and a fantastic location from which to discover Vermont during Fall season. Keep up the good work guys, theres a reason you're No 1 in the area - well deserved!