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“Lovely place” 5 of 5 stars
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6297 VT-12, Barnard, VT 05031   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Barnard B&B and Inns
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Cambridge, MA
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Had a beautiful time! The room was lovely and the owners were very nice.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

I stayed at the Fan House in mid September for four nights to attend a jewelry workshop. We awoke each day to a hearty & delicious homemade breakfast complete with coffee, tea and juice and headed out for the day by 9:00am. By 6:00pm we returned from class to be greeted by Sara with a crackling fire, a chilled glass of wine and a nibble before heading out for dinner. I thought for sure I'd died and gone to heaven. Every aspect of the Fan House is lovely, from the structure, to the furniture, the art, and the garden, right down to the dishes and tablecloth! My room was the creme de la' creme (all that was available when I made my reservation), and so worth it, lucky me! All other aspects of the room were wonderful, the sheets , pillows and down comforter, sublime. The icing on the cake was I when I crawled into bed, after another fabulous dinner in a neighboring town, only to look up through the skylight, and see the little dipper! As I departed to head home, I noticed the leaves were just starting to turn a little...it must be stunning now in early October. I can't wait to return to the Fan House, my new favorite.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We returned to the Fan House for our second trip in as many years. This is a charming B&B within a short (5 minute) walk to Spring Lake and Barnard Center. The rooms are spacious, elegant ,clean and have private baths. Sarah, the owner, is warm and welcoming and serves a delicious and satisfying breakfast. This place is a great find for anyone visiting the Woodstock area.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

We stayed at The Fan House for 4 nights at the end of June. Situated in Barnard, a village clustered around the quaint Silver Lake, and an easy, short drive from the quintessentially American town of Woodstock, this old house has been beautifully restored and is tastefully furnished with antiques and original pieces of art. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms are well equipped with fluffy towels, hair dryers, luxury soap, etc. The mix of old and new is a perfect combination. The garden is lovely with many little spots to sit and relax. Everything you could possibly need is provided and your comfort and enjoyment are obviously so important to Sara, your host. Hearty, homemade breakfasts give a great start to your day. Our favourite was baked apples and scones! Sara very successfully balances being around to give you information and asking if you have everything you need, whilst at the same time giving you space to enjoy your comfortable room, the welcoming living room and restful garden. The Fan House is an example of how a classy Bed & Breakfast should be run. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sara’s home to anyone travelling in Vermont who appreciates high standards in terms of interior décor designed with excellent taste, expects comfortable accommodation and who wants to stay with a gracious host who is exemplary in her hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vermont
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Truly a special getaway. always a place to quietly read...easily accessible for Woodstock adventures. The special beauty of Vermont enhanced by the kindness and careful care of the innkeeper. I could return time and again.............and Will!
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  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

We spent a delightful weekend during the cold VT winter month of February and enjoyed our welcoming host, the tastefully furnished rooms, the comfort of a woodburning fireplace in our bedroom, the luxurious linens and the gourmet breakfast. We loved every moment and made a promise to return.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cooperstown NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

We just love this place! THANK YOU, Sara -- the room was luxurious (cashmere blankets!), the breakfast was deliciousl, the firewarm and cozy on a damp, rainy day, and there was even a rainbow when the sun came out! I love the "new" library---i don't know of any hotel or inn or B&B where the selection of books available to us is so eclectic---wonderful! The setting is perfect: hidden away but not far from great restaurants and the beautiful lake and countryside... We can't wait to come back and see the beautiful garden in full bloom... Will see you in a few weeks... and again this summer... and again.... and again...

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6297 VT-12, Barnard, VT 05031
Location: United States > Vermont > Barnard
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Barnard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious, European style rooms and suites. Exquisite fine decorating, exceptionally comfortable beds with 300+ thread count linens & down comforters. Located just minutes from Quechee & Woodstock Vermont. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Fan House Bed And Breakfast Vermont/Barnard

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