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Retreat Farm

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Next time you are in Brattleboro visit Retreat Farm

Retreat Farm is an outstanding experience for children and adults. The animals are well cared for... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
paulanblack
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Boston, Massachusetts
Such a Peaceful Place

All the employees were caring and gentle, just like the farm animals they cared for. Our three... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
gatormary
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Gainesville, Florida
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About
We are a nonprofit farm and education center, open in the Summer on Wednesdays through Sundays, plus holiday Mondays. From Labor Day to October 29, we are open Friday through Sunday. Memberships are available.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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350 Linden St, Route 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301-4809
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+1 802-490-2270
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Retreat Farm is an outstanding experience for children and adults. The animals are well cared for and friendly. The staff is knowledgeable, welcoming, and helpful. Check out their event page to learn about up coming events. I highly recommend the goat yoga class. The instructor...More

Thank paulanblack
Lindsay F, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Paula, we're so glad you are part of the Retreat Farm family. Thank you for your continued support!

Reviewed July 27, 2018

All the employees were caring and gentle, just like the farm animals they cared for. Our three year old granddaughter loved it, as did her parents and grandma. Food from the food truck and beer from the cheese shop next door added to the enjoyment.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We visited with three grandparents, two parents, and one two-year-old. She loved petting all the animals and feeding them hay. The trails were fun to hike, but it's easy to get lost. Make sure your cell phone is charged, and use the map feature. The...More

Thank Loukra
Lindsay F, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're working on improving the trail signs and hope you come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed September 5, 2017

Went on a rainy awful Sunday. Got a great feeling from the minute we walked in - the welcome/admission/gift shop is clean and new. Once through the doors to the barn, we met the donkeys and the sheep. The barn is clean clean clean. Doesn't...More

1  Thank MermaidSue2013
Lindsay F, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Retreat Farm, and appreciate hearing the experience through your eyes. We're sorry you didn't have access to the ducks. Based on your feedback we've put a sign up letting visitors know that they can...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Fun visit with our seven-year-old. Tremendous staff - and the animals were gentle. Nice little gift shop. Well located near two food trucks and a cheese store.

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W H, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Farm and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 11, 2017

I took my 2 year old grand daughter to visit the Retreat Farm. While we did not have time to visit the forest, we spent two hours in the barn and adjoining "play area" , then spent another half hour eating lunch. The animals were...More

1  Thank Carol L
Reviewed August 3, 2017

I was very disapounted when I visited the new retreat petting farm. First of all its for tourists now and not locals. You walk into a gift shop with farm themed gifts pay $5 for kids $7 for adults and walk through another door to...More

3  Thank jbris524
W H, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at the Farm and had a disappointing interaction with our staff. We'd like to invite you back free of charge at your convenience. Our new retail operation is necessary to support the operation of our educational programs...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

This farm is great for all ages. It is very clean and offers visitors an opportunity to be up close and personal with the animals. The staff is friendly and informative. A must see in Bratt!

Thank Nicole V
Reviewed June 19, 2017

No better place to spend a couple of hours, if you love animals. You are free to roam and for the most part, pet all the animals who are very happy, very well cared for. The children who were visiting me had a wonderful time....More

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Our granddaughter loved this place. The admission fee is very reasonable. We could have spent the entire afternoon in the chick room catching them, holding them and letting them race off. She then went to hold the young kid that kept nibbling on her hair....More

1  Thank movingon95
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nancy b
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Lindsay F | Property representative |
Hi! The entry fee is $5 for children age 2-17, and seniors age 62 and up. Adults (18-61) are $7. Children under 2 are free. We also offer a membership that allows unlimited admission for a family of 5 for a calendar... More
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Jesse B
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Lindsay F | Property representative |
If she likes baby animals, then yes, she should enjoy Retreat Farm. We will be opening for the summer season Memorial Day weekend, and our hours will be 10-4, Wednesday through Sunday. Hope to see you here!
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larabe
September 15, 2015|
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Response from Becky H | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the age of the child, 2 hours should be good for a 5 year old.
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