New England, Old Charm

Twin Farms, Vermont

Jul 13, 2005
Outside Magazine
Twin Farms, Vermont

Classic New England meets modern opulence amid 300 acres of rolling meadows and groves of sugar maple, white pine, and birch in Barnard, Vermont. Stay in one of four guest rooms in the clapboard farmhouse (dating to the late 1700s and once the home of Sinclair Lewis) or any of ten cottages, each outfitted distinctively, from Moroccan style with Persian rugs to fishing-lodge antiques. Recreate simply—canoe or fish for trout and bass in the peaceful eight-acre pond—and then soak up the farm's modern accoutrements, like the blue-glass-tiled steam room and deep-sea body wrap at the spa. In the dining room, local ingredients become temporary works of art, like Maine lobster with truffled fava-bean puree or lamb chop with a rosemary-lavender salt crust. Farmhouse suites from $1,050 per night, including meals, beverages, and activities; 800-894-6327,

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