Go To Sleep & Dream of Snow: Twin Farms, Vermont

What is it about Vermont that makes you instantly think of warm fires, red wine, blankets, snow, and just relaxation in general?  Full disclosure:  I’ve never been to Vermont and all of my knowledge about this great state comes from the movie White Christmas which may explain my word association above.  

Luckily, my snowy Vermont dreams may soon be realized via this beautiful Relais & Chateaux property, Twin Farms.

I am sure that Vermont is lovely in the summer, but when I go, I want it to be snowing.  Activities on my list:  skiing, skating, and spa followed by delicious meals + wine in a cozy spot.

All of the cottages look incredible but the ones I am drawn to are Meadow (Moroccan ceilings and decor), Chalet (3000 square foot hot tub on the screen porch), and Perch (that bed), in particular.  Woods Cottage is apparently the most popular. 

There is also the option of four suites in their Farmhouse at Copper Hill as well as additional suites in the Lodge (comprised of two suites and a common area, conveniently located next to the Main House), and guest rooms in the main house, all themed.  There are only 20 rooms total on this special property.

It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow… ❄️ ❄️

P.S. Dad, if you’re reading, this one’s for you. 💗

White Christmas
Twin Farms is located in bucolic Barnard, Vermont, about 90 minutes from Burlington, three hours from Boston, or five from New York City.
Twin Farms casual and recently renovated restaurant, Twiggs — Another cool feature is that all your meals are included in the rate: “Your rate at Twin Farms includes all meals, wine pairings, and spirits enjoyed in our public dining areas, indoors and out, or in your own cottage or suite. We can also put together a picnic by the pond, atop the Ski Hill, or anywhere else on the grounds — or pack a boxed lunch to take along on an activity.”
FarmHouse Suites: The four individual suites may be booked individually or in combination.
Meadow Cottage: “A Vermont clapboard exterior conceals a whimsical and exotic Moroccan scene within, marked by moucharaby window screens, a tented ceiling, and terra cotta floors.”

Just as we intend Twin Farms to feel like your own private estate, your accommodations evoke both cozy familiarity and a distinct sense of fun. Created by leading architects and interior designers — and decorated with our owners’ museum-quality contemporary artworks — each one is a vision of refined domesticity, and no two are alike. Light a fire. Draw a bath. Admire the view. Feel at home.

Perch Cottage: “William Wegman’s art transports you to a pescatory fantasy in this cozy fisherman’s cottage set above a stream and beaver pond.”
Chalet Cottage: “A secluded Alpine chalet tucked on the edge of the ski slope, Chalet features floors made of 18th-century Burgundian limestone and hand-thrown tiles in the bedroom fireplace.”
Check out the log detail on the ceiling.
A bedroom in The Lodge.
Treehouse Cottage: “Defying classification, the eclectic interior draws influence from China and England. Adirondack twig work adorns the walls, while hand-carved parrots guard the Italian four-post bed.”
Woods Cottage
Hot Tubs are a big thing here. And fireplaces.

Secluded amid 300 wooded acres, our ten freestanding cottages comfort and inspire with fireplaces and screened porches — each a unique setting for reflection and romance.

One of the Farmhouse Suites
Another suite
This is part of The Lodge space.
The Fall would be amazing as well.
The lodge from White Christmas, in Pine Tree, Vermont (aka somewhere on a Hollywood movie set).
Here is Bing Crosby singing one of the sweetest Christmas songs of all time, Counting My Blessings. Gets me every time.

Nobel Prize–winning author Sinclair Lewis proposed to journalist Dorothy Thompson right after first meeting her in 1927, and proposed over and over again until she finally relented the following year. She promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air.” They found their idyll in a circa 1795 farmhouse on 300 acres — all of which they purchased in 1928 for $10,000.

They called the property Twin Farms, and would write, eat, walk, and entertain there. Their guest list included political and literary figures like H.L. Mencken and George Seldes, who lingered for provocative discussions, outdoor activities, and the couple’s legendary parties.

Merry Christmas Season

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