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1425 Bert White Rd, Huntington, VT 05462-9759
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#1 of 2 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
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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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Anitar123 wrote a review Dec 2016
Darien, Connecticut8 contributions9 helpful votes
We rented the Campunela home and there were three adults and two children ages 3 and 5. Upon arrival I noticed there was no shower curtain so I had to call for that. None of the smoke detectors were hooked up either. Second night there it was 8 degrees outside and the temp in the house was 50 degrees upon waking. When I called the owner he said he was remiss and let the propane get too low and said he would order a delivery. There were mouse droppings all over the house including the mattress on one of the beds. There were no instructions on what to do with the garbage or any other helpful bits of information. I awoke every morning to the sound of mice frolicking behind the walls and while I understand that they come in when it is cold I suspect there is no attempt at pest control. The location is heavenly and the owners are lovely people but could give a but more attention to detail.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Markley-4, Owner at Windekind Farm
Responded Feb 3, 2017
Whoops! Thank you for the nudge, although challenging and sometimes painful, it is always helpful to learn about our shortcomings. However, I will remind our review readers that this is the first less then excellent review in well over three years. We did run out of fuel and the heat was off for about four hours, this happened because of a combination of a delayed fuel delivery and the fact that it was very cold., I also realize that I could have ordered the fuel sooner. As for the others issues, we are always setting traps for the mice and our the smoke detectors have been updated. Yes! yes! attention to detail is at the heart of being good hosts.We work hard at that and sometimes there is a slip which is why it is good to get a nudge.
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Lynda K wrote a review Jul 2016
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Do you know what it feels like to getaway from it all? I mean to be so inspired by a place that it allows you to really getaway from it all. When you forget that last email stream from work, or where you left off binge watching the latest Netflix series. Did I call my mother on Friday? Who’s feeding the fish? Wait, do we have fish? We thought we knew what it was to get away… until we came to Windekind Farm. It’s not just a farm; it’s so much more. It’s a place like no other – a creative landscape that inspires and awakens the senses. My partner Jeff and I decided to escape the bustle of NYC at the last minute. Arriving later than anticipated, we were surprised and delighted to find the porch lights on, and Mark and Marijke waiting up for us along with their dog Elsa, all with warm hearts, gentle smiles and a wet nose. Ahh let the free fall of the shoulders begin! We stayed at Breidablick Cottage, which was adorable and quite unique. Formerly a blacksmith’s shop, now lovingly converted into a cozy living space complete with a rustic forge, as it’s centerpiece. The rooms were welcoming, clean and had just what we needed. It’s the perfect place to relax, read a great book, or simply take in the breathtaking sites and sounds of the Green Mountains. The uniqueness of the cottage grounds is punctuated by a garden railway (1/5th scale) that winds it’s way across the meadows and bridges of Windekind – created and handcrafted by Mark and his team. One of our favorite spots was just through the French doors of our living room. They opened to a quaint stone patio beautifully adorned with a variety of wild flowers. Whether sipping your morning coffee while enjoying a leisurely breakfast, or anticipating the sunset as a warm blanket of gold descends upon the mountainside, this humble niche in the world quickly became one of our favorite hideaways. Not surprisingly, this trip included the best night’s sleep we’ve had in long time - not one horn, sound of a car or highway. It was truly relaxing, allowing you time to exhale. Windekind Farm is the perfect getaway for a romantic retreat, pet-friendly vacation, or those just needing a break from their daily routine. Thank you Mark and Marijke for creating such a masterpiece… we’ll be back soon. Lynda and Jeff PS. Be sure to explore and discover the nearby towns and charming communities. And we highly recommend a trip to Warren Falls, which is about 35 minutes up the road.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from Markley-4, Owner at Windekind Farm
Responded Jul 11, 2016
Hello Lynda and Jeff, Thank you for the very thoughtful review underscoring what we love best about Windekind, the peace and tranquility, the gardens, the landscape and our cozy buildings. Your enthusiasm and energy was infectious making your stay just a delight for us--needless to say- yes-yes!- please come back. Mark and Marijke
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newfound721 wrote a review Jul 2016
New Haven, Connecticut63 contributions29 helpful votes
What a truly lovely spot to spend a few days at the end of a road, gazing at open fields (with a charming little Jersey cow herd), watching the sunshine on the mountains, listening to the sounds of nature. We stayed in Campanula whose huge wrap-around porch was a favorite with our little granddaughter, our dog, and us. Mark and Marijke were welcoming and have created a beautiful property. The train ride was a hit! I will always remember the magical display the fireflies put on for us each night.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Markley-4, Owner at Windekind Farm
Responded Jul 11, 2016
Thank you Sue and Hugh for the kind words.We enjoyed your visit especially the time with the train. Please come back and don't forget your very special granddaughter and dog. Our Best Mark and Marijke
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ninamurph wrote a review Jul 2016
Scituate, Massachusetts11 contributions
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Magnificent piece of heaven in Vermont. In Huntington for youngest sons wedding. Eight children 15 grandchildren all experienced the beauty and majesty of the farm. With Burlington 20 minutes away for those who love to visit the city, the wedding was beautiful at sleepy hollow inn, just a few miles away from the farm. We had our hiking trails, walks with the jersey cows Grandparents,parents and children all had a ride on the railroad train that has been in the making for over 30 years. You just have to stay at the farm to experience the nature and all its beauty.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Markley-4, Owner at Windekind Farm
Responded Jul 11, 2016
Thank you Pam and Steve, Yes indeed you had very festive family event that we felt almost part of. We are delighted that the wedding went so well and then you had so much opportunity to gather here as a family-- in many respects that is what Windekind is created for. Yes-Yes--please come again with or without a wedding event. Our Best Mark and Marijke
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Blanche F wrote a review Jun 2016
Jefferson, Massachusetts3 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in Breidablick Cottage from Thursday - Monday the weekend of our son's wedding (6/2-6/16) This was the perfect place to be. The quiet beauty of the grounds and the mountain vistas, trails, gardens and meadows calmed us. As we returned late nightly, the peace and beauty of the area gave us the rest and refreshment necessary to get through the next long and busy day. Our host was so very considerate to make sure our cottage was lit to welcome us back safely - such a very kind touch. The day after the wedding we thoroughly enjoyed the wind and rain resounding throughout the cottage. There seemed to always be a cooling breeze onsite which restored our joy and peace as did the beautiful gardens, mountain views, and frog pond. The sounds of frogs, birds and wind filled us and brought us back to harmony and thankfulness for God's creation and for the insight of the owners who planned the landscapes and cottage designs. This is a truly blessed place and we highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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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.