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The Inn at Round Barn Farm
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   1661 E Warren Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673   |  
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Counce, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Could not wait to leave!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The only nice thing I can say about the place is the country side is beautiful. Everything else was terrible. Lady who took us to our room was only interested in making cookies and going home. Our bathroom was the worst. No light. Dirty looking and outdated. Air conditoner and heat controls were in another room. We have never been so hot and miserable. They don;t tell you that when you pay the big price up front. Could not even get a luggage rack. Really it was the worst place we stayed in Vermont. The water smelled horrible. Even to flush the commode was horrible to smell the water. Sure could not drink it. Not impressed witht he breakfast either. Don't understand the good reviews. We were there 3 nights . If it had not been for carrying luggage through an obstacle course we would have left. Just terrible service also.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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RoundBarnInnkeper, General Manager at The Inn at Round Barn Farm, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We strive to make every guest experience a memorable one and we’re sorry that this wasn’t a positive memory. We feel terrible about this and want to personally apologize and thank this guest for their feedback.

One of our 12 guestrooms shares a thermostat with another room that controls the heat. In the hotter months each room has its own window air conditioning unit. The start to our 2012 foliage season provided us with cooler weather so we removed the AC units so guests could fully enjoy the views. We did have some warmer days later in the month and were happy to provide fans for guests as they requested them. During the booking process our team shares room amenities as well anything special a guest might need to know. Upon arrival (especially with this room) we explain the thermostat arrangement again. If a guest requests to be moved we are happy to do so. At the time these guests stayed during foliage season we were fully booked. We are appreciative of this feedback and giving us the opportunity to ensure we are making this obvious on our website, in the booking process, and upon arrival.

The Wait Room is one of our smaller rooms and was renovated in April 2012. We have also upgraded our lighting to include brighter LED’s which work well in these types of settings.

Being in the country we are on well water which is tested by the state of Vermont each quarter. As is common in much of Vermont, there have been certain times during the year when there is a sulphur smell to the water. Even if it happens one day a year it’s one day too many for us. We are currently working with contractors and reviewing all options on a new filtration system. At check in we also provide each guest with a complimentary water bottle they can take with them. We have filtered water in our Game Room which guests can access 24 hours/day.

We sincerely wish we had the opportunity to address these concerns during your stay and send our apologies.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My husband and I have been annual guests for 6 or 7 years, and the Inn is absolutely perfect from the welcoming staff to the amazing food to the beautiful inn and barn. The Inn is a great place to escape the fast pace of the city but still feel pampered. I love the emphasis on local farms at breakfast and the daily hors d'oeuvres (thanks, Charlie!) Snowshoeing in the woods across the street is a great way to work off the wonderful cooking (and the Inn provides the snowshoes!) I'm looking forward to coming back for one of their snowshoe dinners!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at this inn during a road trip around Vermont. The owners were charming as was the inn. We were able to experience 2 different rooms during our stay and both were quite comfortable and unique. The grounds were peaceful and the countryside was lovely. The breakfast served was delicious and very much in keeping with the New England traditions. A nearby town had a great place to eat and the location is not far from attractions. This inn also hosts weddings.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We received a B&B gift card last Christmas and decided to go to Vermont for our anniversary. We selected the Inn at the Round Barn Farm and were delighted. We were there the first week in October and the foliage was awesome, we would have liked more sun but it was still beautiful.
The inn has all the modern ammenities but retains the feel of a Vermont farm which it is. You can see the cows grazing in the pasture. The breakfasts were homemade and delicious. In the afternoon there were first cookies and then appetizers.
The only hitch is Vermont has this law that you must either drink your own wine in your room or buy from the innkeepers if you want to have a glass of wine on the patio or in the common rooms.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience Vermont.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We had a beyond spectacular visit here. This property was built in the early 1800's and kept in tip top shape with up to date remodels. Rooms were warm and filled with gorgeous art, historic photography and spectacular antiques. The staff were warm and the cuisine 5 star!! The Round Barn property is breathtaking. There is wildlife, gorgeous gardens and spectacular masonry. If you are going to Waitsville, stay here!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Chicago
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were married at the Round Barn Farm a few weeks ago and could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. In large part, that was due to the beautiful Inn and its wonderful staff - who have become our friends and who we just love and miss!

First, from the planning process, which we were doing long-distance, to our arrival and stay a few days before the wedding, to the wedding itself, the team at the Inn was absolutely incredible. They made all the planning so much easier than it could have been. They do all the food in house so you don't have to worry about caterers. And the food was wonderful - Charlie and his team did an amazing job. Our guests were raving about it - from the perfect grilled cheese and tomato soup hors d'oeuvres to the pork chops, the food was beautiful and delicious. Dan is the world's best bartender and a warm, lovely person who took care of every guest beautifully and kept us laughing and with drinks in our hands. Steph made everyone feel so at home at the inn and took care of me and my husband as we got ready separately the day of our wedding - shuttling between us to make sure we had everything we needed, bringing me food, delivering our gifts to each other. Becky and the team executed the wedding perfectly. And Lisa - the marvelous Lisa - kept us laughing when the wedding planning all became too absurd, helped us with all the details, and pulled off the most beautiful, fun weekend of our lives. She walked us through everything we needed to be thinking about - and steered us to fantastic vendors - our florist, Ben & Jerry's, the DJ, even a wicked cool red truck that got us from the church to the Inn and an amazing team to cater a family BBQ earlier in the week!

Second, the physical space. The barn is a perfect place for a wedding - it doesn't need much decoration because it's such a lovely space on its own. We added some lanterns, fall touches, and simple puffs of baby's breath and the room instantly looked magical. We ended up having cocktails partly on the lawn but partly in the milking barn because of the looming rain and both areas are lovely. The grounds are so pretty and perfect for photos.

Third, the Inn - we stayed at the Inn for four nights and felt absolutely at home. The rooms are lovely with big comfortable beds, gorgeous, peaceful views of the mountains and countryside, with lots of lovely touches. We loved falling asleep to the stars through our skylight. The kitchen is a great place to gather for delicious breakfasts and we loved sitting on the stone patio with coffee or a glass of wine with our friends. It's a comfortable, yet elegant place that you can truly relax in. We stayed in a five star luxury resort for our honeymoon, and I much preferred the atmosphere at the Inn at Round Barn Farm. The area is lovely - the team led me to a beautiful running route and also to the perfect hike for my friends and family and me to do instead of a hen night or stuffy girls tea party.

We can't thank the Inn enough - Lisa, Dan, Steph, Becky, Charlie, Tim, Anne Marie, Paul, Andy (and Cooper) - so many people that I know we're forgetting who made the wedding so incredible. You gave us and all of our guests a perfect weekend. We can't wait to come back and see you all - we really miss you! We can't recommend the Inn highly enough.

Room Tip: We loved the Richardson room but it might not be right for you if you're hoping to really sleep...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

some family members and friends stayed at the inn. and my brothers destination wedding reception was at the round barn. the site was so quaint and the people so warm and welcoming. the aromas from the kitchen were wonderful. very picturesque for wedding photos. a unique, simple but cozy set up for the reception. the staff was friendly and accomodating. lovely in the fall

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1661 E Warren Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673
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Location: United States > Vermont > Waitsfield
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Waitsfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Round Barn Farm 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 245 acres of mountains, meadows, and ponds lies this romantic Vermont Inn, a four season vacation retreat for lovers of the arts, history and the outdoors. Friendly and caring Innkeepers at this Waitsfield VT Inn welcome you to enjoy all the comforts of home with none of the demands. Individually decorated guest rooms have been designed with attention to the details that matter. Come experience incredible hospitality at this lovely Warren bed and breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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