Shepherding, Fiber Arts & More
Let us help you connect with Vermont’s rich agricultural life, teaching you about maple sugaring, shepherding, fiber arts, and sustainable farming. Vermont’s first flock of Gotland sheep reside at Grand View Farm. Raising most of our own food, we also have pigs and a large greenhouse/garden. Join us for an authentic farmstay experience. We are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and reducing our carbon footprint.
Our private 19th century Farmhouse Suite provides a peaceful setting for exploring rural Vermont life and farming first hand. Our guests have their own private entrance and quarters, with use of two bedrooms, a living room, small kitchenette, and bathroom.
Complimentary tea and coffee available and a simple breakfast may be added for an additional fee.
Seasonal Activities on the farm include:
- Winter – Enjoy Vermont’s beautiful winter through snowshoe walks in the woods right out the front door, dinner by the woodstove, and helping to care for our sheep. Kim and Chuck can point you to the local favorite downhill skiing slopes and lovely nordic skiing centers. The farm is centrally located making the top ski resorts only and hour away. Trips to town offer antiquing and sampling some of Vermont’s best chef owned restaurants.
- Spring – March brings lambs to the farm, as well as sugaring season. Help us tap trees and boil sap in our small “sugar house,” and then go home with some of our own Vermont maple syrup. In March, we are on “barn duty” round the clock, watching for new lambs to be delivered. Some guests have had the joy of watching lambs being born. By April and May, all lambs are born and bounce around the barnyard. In the spring, planting in our greenhouse, and spring chores are our priority.
- Summer – June marches in summertime with endless garden chores and moving sheep to pasture. Bonfires at night, star gazing, walks in the woods, barbecue dinners, pizza from our wood-fired oven, all delight our guests. By July, wild raspberries are ready for picking, and our hay gets delivered. Kim offers fiber art classes to guests in the summer months teaching them about felting.
- Fall – Autumn color is glorious across the mountains in the fall. Photographers love visiting to take pictures and to feast upon the orange, yellow, and red landscape. Mid September brings local fairs and festivals. Garden harvesting is our priority and getting ready for the long winter.
Please visit our farm website for detailed information and pictures. You may also enjoy reading our farm journal at https://www.livingwithgotlands.com/ .
OUR FARMSTORE, provides opportunities for you to take home a memento from our farm and our sheep. We offer our own yarn, handwoven blankets and rugs, and our very own maple syrup.
- Locally grown
- Self preparation
- Fire pit
- Great View
- Ground-floor bedroom
- Linens provided
- Private Bath
- WiFi (free)
- Artists' studios
- Board games
- Farm Dogs
- Farmers Market
- Fiber Workshops, Demonstrations, Retreats
- Help with Chores
- Leaf Peeping (Seasonal)
- Maple Sugaring (Seasonal)
- Nature walk
- Organic farming
- Teaching Farm
- Wine Touring/Tasting
- Wood Fired Oven
- X-Country Skiing
- Children under 12
- Corporate Retreats
- Family Reunions
- Tour Groups - Small
Instructions: Two night minimum stay when renting the Farmhouse Suite. A cot may be added to Shepherd's room, for an additional fee, for a total occupancy of 5 people. Rate Varies depending upon number of guests. Please contact us for complete details. A small kitchenette and gas grill allow guests to prepare simple meals on the farm.
|Rate Period From: 01/01 To: 12/31||Price : $210|