Lareau Farm Inn

Lareau Farm Inn

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4.5
#8 of 9 B&Bs in Waitsfield
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.6
Value
4.6
Nestled on the banks of the scenic Mad River, the historic Lareau Farm Inn is a 12-room bed and breakfast serving fabulous farmhouse breakfasts featuring local farm-to-table cuisine. Our property is also home to American Flatbread, a wood-fired pizza restaurant. Mountain bike trails, hiking and swimming are only steps away! We have a new Innkeeper, Stacey, a Mad River Valley local. We look forward to meeting you!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
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Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kaleigh M wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the first time we visited Lareau, we could feel that it is a very special place. When you live in Vermont, you get pretty used to being charmed by adorable old homes, historic barns, sprawling fields, and beautiful views. Even with us being as spoiled as all of that, Lareau struck us as a truly magical and essential “Vermont” place and we knew that we wanted to get married there.

In what was undoubtedly the most bizarre and stressful wedding year of our generation, the incredible folks at Lareau allowed my partner and I to have a celebration that felt truly authentic to us, safe, comfortable, and festive. From the initial planning stages, to the re-planning, to the second re-planning, Helen and Dave were communicative, thorough, detail-oriented, and supremely flexible. Helen knows what she is about with wedding planning; she guided us through the process with professionalism and warmth, not missing a beat despite all of the hurdles. On our wedding day, Helen was a subtle guiding presence helping us to stay on track and on schedule with the various components of our celebration. Dave created and executed a beautiful picnic menu for us that our guests gushed about for the rest of the summer.

We are so grateful to the both of them, and all of the other staff members at Lareau, for the way in which they make their guests feel welcome, at ease, taken care of, and at home. Lareau is such a special place, and I can’t recommend their inn and event spaces highly enough.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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john_t_03 wrote a review Feb 2024
Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with our teenagers to go skiing at Sugarbush. We’ve been coming to Flatbread for a long time, but had never stayed at the inn. The inn is conveniently located - very close to Waitsfield center, a short drive to Warren and the Sugarbush ski resorts. It’s a sprawling historic structure with atypical rooms on two levels. Our room was cozy (there were 4 of us) and clean. Additional towel hooks and a simple bureau or shelf unit would be welcome improvements. The common areas of the inn are beautiful - two really nice sitting rooms (one with a wood burning stove), and a generous dining area. The breakfast is made to order and is delicious. Although we stayed here during winter, summer time would be even nicer, since one can take advantage of the porches and the grounds. An interior door connects to Flatbread - like a magical portal to the best pizza in the world…
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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NorthStar67862267616 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Book Lareau Farm immediately if it’s available for your wedding date. It is truly the best venue in Vermont. Not only do you get the most beautiful spaces for your ceremony and reception, incredible food, and a wonderful place to stay, but you also get to work with an absolutely spectacular team. Helen is a godsend in preparing for your wedding, the inn staff will make you and guests feel like family from the moment you arrive, and the catering team is top notch. All of them worked with us to create a wedding weekend that felt not only a wonderful celebration of our love but an incredible event for all our guests as well. It has been 4+ months and we’re still having people rave about how wonderful the venue and the food were.

As an out-of-state couple, planning a VT wedding was an extra challenge. But between Helen’s patience on countless planning calls, the Happy Couples visit weekend (seriously, what an incredible event), and the staff in general, we were able to plan and host the wedding of our dreams. One that highlighted the natural beauty, bounty, and people of Vermont in the most spectacular way for so many of our guests who had never been before. We’ll always be grateful to Lareau and cannot recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stacey Theurer, General Manager at Lareau Farm Inn
Responded Feb 3, 2024
Thank you for the glowing review, NorthStar! Helen and our team take great pride in their work and in the happiness of our guests. We hope you'll come back to visit us on your life journey! All the best, Stacey
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Elizabeth L wrote a review Sep 2022
Tampa, United States
1.0 of 5 bubbles
WARNING: I booked at Lareau Farm Inn through HOTELS.com but later discovered the listing gave inaccurate mileage information (distance to Middlebury from the farm). Once I found the error Lareau Farm refused to reimbursement the cancellation fee. They make you pay for their error- even if that error is costing you 50% of the cost of the room. Despite the misinformation, they will say they are so sorry but you still have to pay. I discovers the misinformation more than a month before the reservation giving them plenty of time to rebook the room. Hotels.com specifically stated that the hotel is responsible for the decision to not fully refund the room despite the misleading information (making you think the hotel is closer to the town than it really it is) - the customer shouldn’t be left holding the penalty for changing the reservation. Shameful greed. Horrible customer service.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kasia Geiger wrote a review Jan 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I and our puppy turning 1 this weekend were so excited when came across this inn. They were pet friendly and close to skiing. Yesterday I attempted to call the inn 10+ times throughout the day and never got an answer. They had a message machine and I left a voicemail, but never got a reply. I wanted to ask if they could accommodate a late check in on Monday b/c we had so much we wanted to do in the area. I waited the entire day and got no reply. I then resorted to email and asked if someone could give me a call back. Instead, I got an email back saying they were available by email. By the time I asked if we could check out late on Monday, the room was taken by someone else. I was waiting to book in order to have my question answered and with the late reply, the room was gone. We were going to celebrate and also celebrate our border collie puppy's first birthday. They have no more rooms that we can bring him too.

Not to mention I had to reach out to the general manager in order to get any answers in the first place. Even after that I had to call back a second time because no one got back to me.

We are so incredibly disappointed and saddened that we will not be able to travel to Vermont this weekend with no pet-friendly places to stay. We are very sad. The lack of communication on the end of the inn cost us our entire trip.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Vlapinta1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Toms River, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just came back, and wish I could do it all again. I
Wouldn’t change a thing! We rented the entire inn for my son and daughter in laws wedding. The choice of breakfast each morning was amazing. Everything was so fresh and delicious. Amazing is all I can say. Helen, their wedding coordinator, was an angel, and helped my daughter in law and son throughout the planning process. She was right there the day of the wedding as well. We had American Flatbread cater the wedding. Their pizza is amazing, but I have to say the Paella stole the show. Everything was delicious from the charcuterie board and apps at the cocktail hour, to the pizza, salad and paella for dinner. The setting for the wedding is beyond beautiful. We lucked out with the weather. Beautiful blue skies. Nighttime was so pretty with all the stars in the nightsky. The fire-pit was a big hit after dark. We had @125 guests and everyone agreed it was the best wedding they ever attended. This event brought 2 families together and people from California, the Midwest, Florida, New York, NJ, Boston, Vermont, and Canada. Thank you for helping us all create lasting memories
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alyssa Taxin wrote a review Mar 2021
Jersey City, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with my husband for a long weekend at Sugarbush. The inn was charming and the staff was great. The only issue that I could see some people having is that there wasn’t a TV in our room. Shoutout to Helen for having a gluten free breakfast complete with muffins for me everyday. Can’t wait to come back next winter!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Expedition37685 wrote a review Jun 2003
Fairfield, CT
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on our honeymoon, Fall 2001. The inn was well kept and scenic, and we appreciated that it was far away from everything. Not a very touristy area, but very nice. The inkeeper was very friendly and willing to talk about the area, make suggestions, etc. The room was was comfortable and simply decorated. We loved the breakfast, and enjoyed lounging around the inn's large yard. Highly recommended, and we'll probably go back again.
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NA N wrote a review Jun 2014
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes I swam in the Mad River!!!
(Well in there swimming hole)!
A truly fabulous and cost effective stay!
Nestled in a beautiful valley, set off the road as I recall,
The Lareau Farm, home to the Flatbread Co which is located in one
of the barns on the property- was an experience we will not forget.Check the website...its gorgeous-
great people run it too!!
MY sister and her husband and I stayed in the summer and while we
were there a foal was born in the barn where a local vet had stall space!!!
What a treat to wake to a new little horse kicking and prancing around the
paddock.
Back porch with rockers- dogs allowed in some rooms altho we saw none...
Food was great....rooms were clean and remodeled- it was fabulous...good
deal all around!
Highly recommended.....
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: some have shared baths...more for a private-
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jul 2002
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I just returned from my stay at the Lareau inn and was disappointed in the quality of service and condition of our room at the inn. Our room was a large room that lacked in any charm or "B&B" elegance. Scuffed walls and a moldy shower curtain did not add to the room. The lack of complimentary shampoo for $120/night was also unfortunate. I thought all would be made up during breakfast time- but that was the most disappointing. The innkeeper cooked blueberry pancakes the first morning and french toast the second morning with only two strips of bacon and a small amount of fruit. She wouldn't take any requests and I felt like I was being an inconvience when asking for extra juice or something different. We were locked into the "typical" two-night minimum which appears to be an unfortunate "norm" for B&Bs in Vermont.
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Debra F wrote a tip Aug 2017
Avon Park, Florida34 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay a little extra for thee larger rooms."
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pat p wrote a tip Jun 2017
Huntington, New York42 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"'Peace' has only a stand up shower and the door is a slider and does not close completely"
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sanlee1007 wrote a tip May 2017
Glastonbury, Connecticut21 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the rooms all come with names, we were in the love room--"
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kayelloh wrote a tip Feb 2017
Acton, Massachusetts13 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dogs are allowed in the downstairs rooms"
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Wim881 wrote a tip Sep 2016
Lexington, Massachusetts43 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"On weekends probably more used for weddings and other groups instead of individual visitors."
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PRICE RANGE
$144 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
country inn waitsfield, waitsfield country inn
LOCATION
United StatesVermontWaitsfield
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lareau Farm Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lareau Farm Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sugarbush Resort (4.5 miles), Mad River Glen (0.7 miles), and The Big Picture Theater & Cafe (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lareau Farm Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lareau Farm Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lareau Farm Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lareau Farm Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include American Flatbread, The Hyde Away Restaurant, and The Warren Store.
Is Lareau Farm Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Waitsfield.
Are pets allowed at Lareau Farm Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lareau Farm Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Round Barn Farm (1.2 miles), Waitsfield Covered Bridge (1.2 miles), and Pine Brook Covered Bridge (3.2 miles).
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