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“This is a superb farm to table restaurant!”
Review of Cloudland Farm

Cloudland Farm
Ranked #12 of 31 Restaurants in Woodstock
Price range: $31 - $48
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cloudland Farm offers farm-to-table dining right on the farm where many of the ingredients were grown. Everything is made from scratch and all ingredients are locally sourced. The menu changes daily. Dine by the fireplace during the winter, or come early and enjoy the porch before dinner during the summer months. BYOB. Reservations required.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I learned of this restaurant on the Trip Advisor website. My wife and I were looking for a facility to hold a rehearsal dinner gathering. Fortunately the wedding was on Friday, and so the Thursday rehearsal dinner fell in line with the Thursday-Saturday open days. We booked Cloudland for a party of 30 people in mid April. We had hors d'oeuvres (their cheese platter and Cloudland beef sausage bites and meatballs were outstanding), and for our family style dinner we had Turkey Pot pie with root vegetables, mixed green salad and carrot cake for dessert. Everyone raved about the food, the service and the facility. We were worried about the condition of the 4 mile dirt road in April, but it was no problem. Just drive carefully home at night. This is the best place to eat in the Woodstock area for dinner ....you just have to make sure you are there in the area on Thursdays or Saturdays (Fridays are also available during the summer months) It is amazing to us that the Emmons family is so attentive to this business while running a full fledged farm for a day job. Cathy Emmons is a true professional.

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1  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

You may have read my earlier review of Cloudland from our first visit...burger night. We liked it so much we went back two nights later for another terrific meal served by the delightful wait staff led by the farm owner's wife Kathy. Cloudland is about five miles north of Woodstock, out a very rural and beautiful stretch of land. A portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the Cloudland Farm.

The Saturday night menu was very different from burger night. It started with a warm, crunchy french bread with VT butter (yum). That was followed by spring greens with roasted beets, chèvre, candied pistachios and pickled cranberries...what a wonderful combination of flavors. Then a pretty incredible Farm generated Delmonico steak down just right, caramelized onion butter, potato galette, honey glazed carrots and an amazing maple (remember this is VT) balsamic sauce...would you have thought of that combination? It worked extremely well. And now, wait for this...dessert was a warm, apple, rosemary and camembert tart, brown sugar streusel, creme fraiche ice cream and red wine caramel...again what an unusual explosion of tastes that came together very nicely. The chef is inventive and really knows what he's doing.

To repeat from my first review, they serve in the winter only Thursday and Saturday; in the summer they add Friday. It's BYOB. In the summer they have an outside porch where those dining that evening come early and get started on their bottle of wine. There is a set menu...basically no choices unless I think you ask beforehand on behalf, for example, of a vegetarian. You can find out what's on the menu on line on the Wednesday of the week you are going. Reservations recommended. We were there during what Vt refers to as "mud season", truly an off-season and Cloudland was packed.

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2  Thank Groveland
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Our company chose Cloudland for our Christmas gathering. The building is fabulous but Pot roast and mashed potatoes are just that no matter what you call them on the menu.

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3  Thank Tekohanane
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a treat. Dinner at Cloudland Farm was a unique experience. The food was incredibly delicious. The atmosphere was unique and wonderful. If you find yourself in Woodstock, don't miss having a meal here.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Cloudland Farm is the jewel of Woodstock dining. From the gorgeous post and beam barn to the massive fireplace to the sustainable practices to the food. This place has it all and is worth the drive outside of town.

My fiance and I had gilfeather soup, herb encrusted tenderloin, and an apple/almond tart. We paired it with a Malbec/Cab red and were in culinary heaven.

We lucked out and had our name put on their waiting list and were really pleased when they called back. Make the effort to dine here - you will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Rich M
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