My husband and I stayed at Hollister in February as a Valentine’s Day retreat – it was wonderful! We had the place to ourselves (which is why we didn’t mind that there are no locks on the doors – a bit of a shock for paranoid New Yorkers), and Montpellier (which has several great restaurants for dinner) is just 10 minutes away.
We woke ourselves up at 6AM for the morning chores (milking cows and cleaning pig-pens)-totally worth it for the gorgeous view of the sunrise over the snow-covered pastures. Breakfast with the farmers was very enjoyable – delicious food and great conversation. Bob and Lee are great hosts and love to share stories and advice about their 30+ year careers as farmers.
During the daytime we borrowed the house snowshoes and went exploring in the woods or walked Ruby and Bella (two very adorable Golden Retrievers). At night after dinner, we shared a bottle of wine in front of a fireplace with the radio playing and a good book. Highly recommended for couples.