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1425 Bert White Rd, Huntington, VT 05462-9759
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Huntington
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Douglas L wrote a review Dec 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut1 contribution
When planning an early November trip to the Burlington area (and Montreal), my family examined all of the lodging possibilities, debating whether to be closer to the restaurants and attractions of the city or a bit further away in a more interesting and unique environment. My son discovered the option of Windekind Farm, which appeared to be a special destination. The association of Carl Larsson’s artistic sense with the “Breidablick” cottage, and the beautiful grounds and background, helped solidify the choice for our Swedish - American family Mark advised that it might be best to arrive during the daytime to avoid any difficulties with finding Windekind, which we understood after making the journey. However, the trips to and from Burlington were easily accomplished and actually part of the charm of the overall experience of staying there. We were warmly welcomed by Mark shortly after arriving - first by a phone call and then a visit. He was very informative about the cottage (former blacksmith building), the history of the property, options in the neighboring area for food and discovery, and open to any questions that we might have had. We were especially pleased to hear that one of our heroes, environmentalist Bill McKibben, had also stayed in “Breidablick”! Since our stay was for only three days/two nights, and most of time was spent away from the property, we regret not having more time to simply relax and enjoy ourselves in the cottage itself. It is the kind of place where curling up with a good book could work well. We can state that it was visually attractive, nicely appointed and comfortable; and seemed to have a well equipped kitchen. The views of the property from the cottage were magnificent. On our last morning, more cooperative weather encouraged us to take a hike on the extensive trail system that traversed and surrounded the property. We are thankful that we did. Windekind Farm is truly a magnificent property, lovingly shepherded by proprietors, Mark and Marijke. It is significant that we think this when we were guests during somewhat wet and grey days of November, after the foliage season and before winter snow. I’m confident that we will be back to experience its charms during other times of the year!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Mike H wrote a review Oct 2017
Alexandria, Virginia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Based on our general knowledge of the northern Green Mountains and on the very appealing website of Windekind Farm, my wife and I had high hopes for our three-day stay there in mid-October. We were not disappointed. In fact, if anything Windekind exceeded our expectations. We rented “Breidablick,” a delightful, little cottage built on a Swedish country house model. It was tastefully appointed, spacious (for 2 people), and immaculately maintained. The kitchen was more than adequate, the loft bedroom cozy, and the bed itself quite comfortable. From all three rooms the view of the valley – a pasture and grazing heffers with orange and gold mountains as a backdrop – was stunning and almost hypnotic in its effect. During our time in Breidablick the outdoor temperature varied from 75 F. on the first day to about 29 or 30 F. with a hard frost on our last night. The house stayed cool enough when it was warm outside, and the heater functioned flawlessly when the weather turned cold. For connection to the outside world the Wi-Fi worked like a charm. The neighboring mountains offer excellent hiking. Because we wanted to spend one day exploring Burlington and the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, we only had time for one hike. We went up Cobble Hill – an easy trail – but one that showcased the fall foliage to the fullest. From the top we glimpsed the High Adirondacks of New York State in the distance. If we are lucky enough to return, our good health holds up (we’re in our 70s), and we get nice weather, we’ll probably hike up Camel’s Hump, which is over 4,000 feet. Nothing is perfect, and there were a few minor disappointments. The miniature railroad that runs around the farm was out of service. We were only able to get one t.v. channel – not a big deal for us since it was stuck on Vermont Public Television, but some people might have other preferences. If you’re looking for a foodie vacation, I think you’ll find it difficult. Burlington has a wide variety of restaurants, and we had a good Sunday meal at one there. We only sampled one of the restaurants in the small towns near Windekind (Huntington, Richmond, Hinesburg), and it was pretty ordinary. In all fairness, however, the best-sounding place in Richmond was closed on Mondays. We opted for cooking at home all three evenings. After our stay on our drive southward, we stopped in a café in Bristol, which was charming and had great coffee and pastries. All in all, I can’t imagine a more idyllic way to spend several days than at Windekind Farm. Mark and Marijke Smith, the proprietors, are decent, friendly people who are always ready to help with any problem. Less than a week out, we already miss Windkind Farm. Mike Alexandria, Virginia October 22, 2017
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Karen B wrote a review May 2017
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We stayed in the Studio which I must say was larger than it seems in the photos. Other than size, the photos are a good guide. We came to the end of the road and saw the farm in the little hollow and fell in love before we even got out of the car. This was exactly what we hoped for our first visit to VT. It is only a half hour from Burlington and close to a few cute small towns with excellent coffeeshops. Mark was the perfect host; he was ready with maps and info when we wanted it and seemed to sense when we needed alone time. We love to hike and this is perfect; trails up to Camel's Hump are steps away from the accommodations. There are enough to keep you busy for a week of hiking. Windekind is perfect for writers or artists of any sort - peaceful. We found this a very good value for the money. Book now because we are telling all of our friends about it!!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Room Tip: Studio apartment had a gorgeous view of the pond, grassy glen and mountains beyond.
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Pete O wrote a review May 2017
Hartford, CT17 contributions5 helpful votes
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What a great place- We had to choose a location that could hold the whole family, as one of our daughters came up from NYC with her boyfriend, and another from college at UNH. We rallied together at Windekind, figuring it would be fit our needs. It did just that and then some. The location was nearby Burlington, easy enough to get back and forth (25 mins), but once you got back to the cottage you knew you would be it easy to relax, enjoy all it had to offer. The cottage we stayed at (Campanula) had wood stove, ceiling fans, sauna, beautiful mountain views. When I first arrived, Mark had swung by to answer any questions and assist in any needs. I have two (2) friendly dogs, and inquired about rules/restrictions. Mark just kind of laughed, and told me there were no concerns, to let them enjoy the property. We did just that, and hiked the grounds and surrounding trails. Everyone who stayed with us thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, and all it's amenities. Many thanks- hope to see you soon.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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hughesrobertjames wrote a review Feb 2017
Salem, Massachusetts1 contribution1 helpful vote
My girlfriend and I just had a wonderful long weekend at Windekind Farm. We stayed in the Breidablick house. It was absolutely perfect for us and our dog.The property was absolutely amazing, perfect location - close enough to things that it wasn't a hassle to run out and get anything you may have forgot, removed enough where you felt you could relax and unplug. Mark and Marijke could not have been nicer and more accommodating. We will definitely be coming back for years to come.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windekind Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Windekind Farm?
Nearby attractions include Camel's Hump (2.8 miles), Camel's Hump State Park (2.8 miles), and Birds of Vermont Museum (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Windekind Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Windekind Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Windekind Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Windekind Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.