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Shelburne Farms

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Address: 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne, VT 05482
Phone Number: +1 802-985-8686
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A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a...

A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)

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Vermont Cheese and Wine Festival in July

Beautiful hotel to come for the Vermont Cheese and Wine Festival in July. Everything is in bloom, and the scenery is very green and picturesque.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel to come for the Vermont Cheese and Wine Festival in July. Everything is in bloom, and the scenery is very green and picturesque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most clean and amazing farm I have ever visited. They have a full day's schedule on a black board of what is going to happen on the farm. Hand and machine milking the cow, hand milking a goat, feeding baby goat with bottles, brushing a horse, picking and weighing in eggs, rounding up the chickens... They have... More 

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ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a great day with us! (and got to taste our farmhouse cheddar from the milk of our Brown Swiss Cows!) We love to hear about people enjoying this place and its programs. Just to keep everyone informed, our trails and roads are actually not open to public biking. As a working farm, inn, and... More 

Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the farm cottages and it was very nice. The grounds are well maintained and the staff is very friendly. The tour is very informative and it also offers children's programs and there are walking trails throughout the property with views of the lake and mountains.

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shelburne Farms is wonderful way to experience not only a working farm committed to sustainable practices, but also a glimpse back into the Gilded Age idea of creating unique summer cottages. Having been to the majority of the Vanderbilt estates, I loved the uniqueness of this estate that overlooks Lake Champlain. The architecture and grounds are so well integrated to... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the tractor ride, to the chicken and goats to milking a cow to cheese samples and learning how they made the cheese...awesome! Friendly, knowledgable staff! Beautiful gift shop too! We also drove up to the Inn and enjoyed cocktails on the patio while the children explored the gardens and the paths! This is a must do!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided wagon tour and enjoyed the grounds, learning about the history of the place and seeing a bit of the cheese being made. At the end of the tour we enjoyed cheese samples then we went off for a hike on the grounds, looked at the animals and got a nice lunch at the cart. While enjoying... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went by for afternoon and sunset cocktails several times. It is an amazing setting! Even without staying for dinner, just going for drinks, we were able to enjoy this beautiful setting.

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shelburne Farms is a must see for anyone visiting Vermont. The Farm Barn is beautiful. The architecture is stunning and the animals are up close for all to enjoy. You can ride the tractor out to avoid walking but the paths are beautiful if you're able to walk. Views from the Inn over the Lake are worth the hike!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids absolutely loved Shelburne Farms - the location is absolutely beautiful. By far the best family farm we've been to. So much to do for the kids - including milking cows, chasing and picking up chickens, exploring the chicken coop, watching the cheesemaking, lots of walking trails. They also have a food stand where you can buy amazing sandwiches... More 

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ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this review

Connecting kids (and families) to agriculture -- to where their food and fiber comes from -- is what we're all about! We're so glad you enjoyed that experience. Thanks for the kind review. More 

Marysville, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Shelburne Farms with friends and our children ages 8, 5 and 2. Living in an an agricultural area already, we did not find the farm overly amazing. The children found the animals and play areas quite entertaining. There were not a lot of animals available for viewing during our visit (goats, chickens, a handful of cows, sheep and... More 

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