It looks like a scene from the European countryside; perfect country buildings and a cottage right out of a fairy tale. It has a handmade train, big enough to ride, that whooshes around the property. There are cows and dogs--and they welcome your dogs--and it has glorious mountains. It has what even the best country inns don't have, a feeling of stillness, tranquility and peace.
Windekind is a work of art. You must make your own food arrangements, however, either cooking food or bringing food in. It has a very well equipped kitchen that is very comfortable to work in or be in. There is a farmer's market at a nearby town with fresh, locally grown food and excellent home baked goods. (Look for breads and pies by baker Ann Goss--she's marvelous.) The cottage has a dvd player, cd player and WIFI. There is no Verizon cell phone service, but there is a land line that takes calling cards for long distance calls. We loved being out of touch, for a change.
Windekind is a place to read, to listen to music, to hike, to relax and to let Vermont soothe and heal. Proprietors Mark and Marijke Smith have created a real gem. As remote as it feels, it is only 1/2 hour from Burlington, a delightful city
It 's the best place we've ever found and we've been going to Vermont every summer for 30 years.