The Inn at the Round Barn Farm
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Visit our luxurious Vermont Inn and Restaurant and rediscover the pleasures of romance and relaxation. Situated in beautiful Waitsfield, VT, our romantic Vermont inn is more than a simple Vermont bed and breakfast; it's a top Vermont wedding destination, honeymoon getaway, corporate retreat, family getaway and classic Vermont farm all rolled into one.
Situated less near the bustle of Burlington and the ski slopes of Stowe Vermont, our historic Vermont lodging features one of the few Round Barns remaining in the state. Offering a slice of history, The Inn at the Round Barn Farm is the site of many magical Vermont weddings, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, art exhibits and other cultural events. The concept of the Round Barn originated with the religious group the Shakers. Some say the Shakers built their barns in this style because they believed "the devil can't catch you in the corners."
Situated in the heart of the Mad River Valley, our romantic Vermont bed and breakfast is located near numerous Vermont activities and attractions for all four seasons. If you are seeking outdoor adventure, covered bridges or relaxation - the Waitsfield, Vermont area has it all! Both summer and winter activities abound! Enjoy kayaking, skiing, canoeing, golf, festivals, arts and crafts! Home to the ski resorts of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, the Mad River Valley is ideally located and is less than an hour from Stowe and Killington.
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Historic Preservation ~ Modern Bride
Outside Traveler ~ Smithsonian ~ Travel & Leisure
Vermont Wedding Guide ~ Weddings
Hearty and Decadent breakfast at the Inn at the Round Barn Farm is an unparalleled Vermont bed and breakfast experience. Served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in a sunny room with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the Mad River Valley hills and gardens, our signature breakfasts start with rich Vermont-roasted coffee, freshly squeezed juice, and fresh fruit.
The Inn's homemade muffins, pastries, coffee cake or sweet breads are freshly baked daily. The whole experience culminates with a hot entree from our own recipe collection --whether it’s cottage cheese pancakes, savory egg strata or blueberry waffles, the entrees are always mouthwateringly delicious. Cereal with fruit is also an option. We gladly accommodate your dietary restrictions or allergies. Coffee and tea are available at 7:30 a.m.
Surrounded by lush annual and perennial gardens, a series of ponds, and our certified organic vegetable gardens the Round Barn Farm is one of the most extraordinary and romantic settings for a Vermont wedding. A beautiful winter snowscape makes our grounds the most lovely place for a New England winter wedding. We even have a Justice of the Peace on staff!
Our event planning team has over thirty years of experience planning special events and we truly enjoy sharing our knowledge with potential Vermont wedding couples. We will be happy to suggest preferred Mad River Valley are vendors to match your style of wedding – for everything from music, to flowers, to photographers. We guarantee that coordination of your event at our facilities will be a stress-free and fun experience.
The Round Barn Farm has twelve beautiful guestrooms in our Waitsfield, Vermont inn, including one suite.You can view our rooms by going to the Lodging page. There are also more than 2,000 lodging beds within a 10 mile radius to accommodate additional guests. We are located in the country, yet only 40 minutes from the Burlington International Airport.
Our back terrace and yard are the ideal setting for your Vermont wedding ceremony, with the backdrop of foliage, ponds, fields, meadows and mountains. Have your hors d'oeuvres outside, or simply enjoy strolling the grounds with your guests.
Our barn bathed in candlelight makes for a memorable indoor Vermont wedding ceremony. Authentic rustic beams are whitewashed providing a blank canvas in which to create your vision.
Experience the magic of a Vermont winter wedding with sparkling crystal snow! For your bridal party, we can arrange everything from spa treatments to a guided-moonlight snowshoe tour through the woods to our hunting cabin. Have dinner by a roaring fireplace and create fun-filled memories.
The Round Barn can accommodate receptions up to 200 guests to your Vermont wedding. The milking parlor or hayloft levels of the barn can be set-up for sit-down dinners, buffets, or stations. The upper level is the perfect place to conclude your celebration with dancing and a band.
Try a Round Barn Farm Retreat
Located only 45 minutes from the Burlington International Airport, our one of a kind Mad River Valley Vermont location near Warren, Stowe, and Sugarbush, and our welcoming hospitality at the Round Barn Farm create a casual elegance and relaxing atmosphere for central Vermont retreats, meetings and events. Whether it’s a family reunion, executive retreat, political fundraiser, or product unveiling, you won’t find a more unique venue to relax, generate creative ideas, or announce something special than our Mad River Valley inn in Waitsfield, Vermont!
The Round Barn "Cozy Winter Conference" Package
"High praise to the Round Barn Farm for the planning and execution of our recent 3 day, 11 person business seminar. From coordinating truly unique team building activities, like a moonlight snowshoe trek to a candlelit cabin for dinner, to providing beautiful rooms, extraordinary meals and a quiet, professional environment for meetings, the entire experience was a pleasure. I highly recommend the Round Barn Farm as an intimate and refreshing alternative to traditional hotels and conference centers. Plus….there's home-made cookies every day!"
Popular with small groups from 10 - 12 people, this gives people a chance to getaway, relax and recharge while providing a productive meeting environment. (From $199 per person per day single occ.)
Our midweek, 2 night package includes: Overnight accommodations for two nights, a Vermont Country Breakfast daily, meeting room, one hearty luncheon, AM Coffee breaks daily, afternoon cookies and hors doeuvres daily, fireside, snowshoeing on our 245 acre farm, indoor lap pool PLUS: your choice of a candlelight dinner OR a Moonlight Snow Shoe Tour with Dinner at our Hunting Cabin. (Starts January 2, - March 14, 2012, non-holiday.. tax & service charge extra)
An Exceptional Space
Our Historic Round Barn is one of those exceptional places where ambience, service and attention todetail come together to create a highly customized, unforgettable event for you and your business colleagues or guests. Simply choose one of our versatile Vermont event spaces for your gathering or meeting and leave the details to us. We offer a variety of amenities and services to help make your event memorable and carefree, including an on-staff event planner, meeting specialists, and outstanding Vermont catering services.
Our Mad River Valley in central Vermont has been recognized as an Historic District with the National Register of Historic Places and also designated as a Scenic Byway by the National Scenic Byways Program. Whether its outdoor pursuits for all four New England seasons or Vermont covered bridges you seek – our beautiful Mad River Valley has it all!
Arts & Culture:
The Green Mountain Cultural Center is a non-profit organization created to promote the visual and performing arts. All events take place in our historic Joslyn Round Barn, or outdoors on the property, weather permitting. The month of August is filled with open studios, gallery events, and artistic demonstrations that are part of the Vermont Festival of the Arts. Enjoy cooking classes, glass blowing displays, art in the garden tours and more. For current listings of area events please visit our Mad River Chamber of Commerce Activities list of events.
Although tourism is quickly replacing agriculture in central Vermont, it is still the big red barns, hand-picked stone-wall-lined fields, covered bridges and tractors haying in the fields that guests are coming to enjoy. Historic Bridge Street in Waitsfield is the first local landmark on your directions. The imagined quintessential Vermont town now becomes reality... a covered bridge, a country bakery, a specialty teddy bear shop. Shopping our Vermont craft fairs and galleries is one of the favorite activities of visitors. In the summer, take an excursion to Moss Glen Waterfall along scenic Route 100. In the winter, enjoy a romantic sleigh ride for two.
In the winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are right outside our front door. The Inn has over 80 acres of marked snowshoe trails and our guests have full use of Ole's Cross Country Center trails, where rental equipment is also available. The ski resorts of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen are 10 minutes away and Killington and Stowe are less than an hour's drive.
In the summer there are simple pleasures––hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing or canoeing on the Mad River––and we are five miles from Sugarbush Golf Course and within an hour of three other outstanding golf courses. The Green Mountain Club can help you plan a hike along the Long Trail. Clearwater Sports offers kayak and canoe rentals and adventure packages. Consider a bike tour or visit a local bike shop and plan your own route. The Mad River Valley also is a mecca for aviation enthusiasts and equestrians. Glider rides and camps are available at Sugarbush Soaring. There are numerous stables and tack shops in the Valley. You may explore our back country on a guided tour with the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm.
Shopping and Markets:
Our close proximity to the villages of Waitsfield, Warren and Waterbury allows convenient perusal of many boutiques, craft and art galleries, country stores, and restaurants. The five-month span of our Farmer's Market allows sampling of locally grown produce, lamb, maple syrup and honey. A combination of local food and local talent makes our Waitsfield farmers market unique. From hand-painted wooden bowls to hand-blown glass, freshly squeezed lemonade to maple milkshakes -- this market has it all.
Nearby attractions include the New England Culinary Institute and our State House in Montpelier, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, the Cabot Cheese Factory Annex, and the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury. Shelburne (near Burlington) is home of the historic 1,400 acre (working) Shelburne Farms and estate and the Shelburne Museum, hailed as New England's Smithsonian and packed with treasures from the past. Northfield is home of the Vermont Quilt Festival. Barre features the Rock of Ages quarry.
From the North or South take I 89 to exit 10, then south on Route 100 to Waitsfield. At the old village center, take a Left on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left. We hope you have a safe and pleasant trip, and enjoy the New England scenery along the way!
Mileage: 190 miles
Driving time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Leave the Boston area on Interstate 93 North. In Concord, NH connect with Interstate 89 North. Travel 120 miles through NH and Vermont. After passing Montpelier, VT you will take Exit 9 (Middlesex) off Interstate 89. The Inn at the Round Barn is a total of 15 miles from Exit 9. Travel Route 100B South, continuing on 100 South. Travel 12 miles to Historic Waitsfield Village. At the old village center, take a Left on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.
From Hartford, CT
Mileage: 200 miles
Driving time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Follow Interstate 91 North through Massachusetts and Vermont. In White River Junction, Vermont, connect with Interstate 89 North for 55 miles to Exit 9. Travel Route 100B South to 100 South. Travel 12 miles to Historic Waitsfield Village. At the old village center, take a Left on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.
From New York
Mileage: 300 miles
Driving time: 6 hours
Leave the NY area on the NY State Thruway 87 North to Albany, New York. The NY State Thruway, Interstate 87, connects to the Northway near Albany. Take the Northway to Exit 20. The sign indicates Route 149 towards Fort Ann. Take a left hand turn off the ramp and onto Route 149 towards Fort Ann. Stay on 149 through Fort Ann to Whitehall.
In Whitehall, NY turn right onto Route 4 at the traffic light. Take Route 4 North through to Vermont. About a mile and a half on Route 4 in Vermont take Route 22 - A north. Follow Route 22 - A north for about 38 miles (very pretty route) and take a right onto Route 17 east. Follow Route 17 east until it ends in Waitsfield, VT. Turn left onto Route 100 and travel north approximately 2 miles. At the old village center, turn right on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.
From Washington, D.C.
Mileage: 490 miles
Driving time: 11 to 12 hours
From the Washington, D.C. area, follow Interstate 95 North and connect with Interstate 87 North in New York. The NY State Thruway, Interstate 87, connects to the Northway near Albany. Take the Northway to Exit 20. The sign indicates Route 149 towards Fort Ann. Take a left hand turn off the ramp and onto Route 149 towards Fort Ann. Stay on 149 through Fort Ann to Whitehall.
In Whitehall, NY turn left onto Route 4 at the traffic light. Take Route 4 North through to Vermont. About a mile and a half on Route 4 in Vermont take Route 22 - A north. Follow Route 22 - A north for about 38 miles (very pretty route) and take a right onto Route 17 east. Follow Route 17 east until it ends in Waitsfield, VT. Turn left onto Route 100 and travel north approximately 2 miles. At the old village center, turn right on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.
Mileage: 140 miles, (that’s 220 km!)
Driving time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Note: Bring your passport and proper identification for border crossing
From Montreal Airports, take Route 15 through Montreal and follow signs to Route 10 East. Take Route 35 South to Route 133 South and enter the USA. From the USA border follow Interstate 89 South to Exit 10, Waterbury. Travel Route 100 South. Travel 12 miles to Historic Waitsfield Village. At the old village center, take a left on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.
From the Burlington International Airport
Mileage: 30 miles
Driving time: 40 minutes
Exit the airport left on Rt. 2 South, proceed approximately 2.5 miles to Rt. 2A. Turn right, go less than a mile to the highway. Turn left at the second entrance, heading South on Interstate 89 to Exit 10, Waterbury. Travel Route 100 South. Travel 12 miles to Historic Waitsfield Village. At the old village center, take a Left on to Bridge Street and travel through the covered bridge. Bridge street then becomes East Warren Road. The inn will be two miles up the road on the left.