-Hip stylish decor -Gourmet quality meals made with lots of local, organic and foraged ingredients -Two wood burning fireplaces -Large comfortable common rooms -Afternoon snacks -Fireside s'mores kit -A truly relaxed atmosphere -Pottery workshops for guests and gallery of stoneware & raku -Local knowledge -Mountain bike rides on VT singletrack -Swimming hole access on the Mad River (tubes available) Our motto is: Come as Guests...Leave as Friends
5 on June 28, 2010
beautiful, extremely well kept place! Luke makes insanely great pancakes! The room was spotless and really beautiful! Really quaint sitting areas..friendly. All around, perfect!
5 on March 20, 2010
What an amazing way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary in Vermont. Wilder Farm Inn is in the heart of the beautiful fall foliage. Every view from the home was gorgeous. Luke and Linda were the epitomy of the perfect hosts. From the minute we arrived they made us feel right at home and a part of this community. Breakfast was outstanding and Luke is quite the chef not to mention the creative potter. We would definitely stay with Luke and Linda again and plan to return soon. Thanks for a great time! Seguin, TX
4.6 on February 02, 2010
Luke and Linda were great. They really helped out when I brought my wife up for her 30th birthday. Breakfasts were very tasty and Luke gave us a lot of great trips for exploring the valley... from cheese to short hikes.... and a great bar too. We will be back in the summer for another stay.
4.8 on January 28, 2010
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Wilder Farm Inn, and had really a wonderful experience. Our group of 7 (2 adults, 5 kids aged 9, 11, 14, 15 & 15) shared 2 rooms and everyone was comfortable. The beds were great, the rooms completely charming in decor, the breakfasts, whipped up to order, were delicious, and Luke and Linda are such lovely hosts, they make you feel like you're visiting family (and not just any family, but favorite family!). Linda even wrapped up strudel for us for the road when we were too full to finish it at breakfast. We all agreed that there is a return visit to Wilder Farm Inn in our future!
4.8 on May 30, 2009
When I googled "pottery B&B Vermont" I could never have imagined that the first place I found would be so perfect for my goal to relax and bring out the artist within! I loved the Wilder Farm; from the healthy, organic and scrumptious breakfasts, afternoon snacks and gourmet tea, to the cozy, luxuriously decorated common areas that include comfy chairs, cable TV, WiFi and lots of great books to read... Oh and the bed was so comfortable! I have honestly never slept so well away from home. Luke's ceramics studio was truly my haven to get back in touch with my inspiration and start creating pottery again after 7 years. Luke is a really great teacher and gave me terrific insider's tips to getting my own studio on track and improving my technique. Luke introduced me into the local pottery community and I was lucky enough to attend a Potter's Potluck at Robert Compton's studio! In all, Luke was instrumental in giving a workshop that was set within beautiful countryside, surrounded with creativity (artisans shops and galleries in Waitsfield) and which allowed me as the student to drink it all in just create my own art while he gently guided my inspiration. I am grateful to Luke and Linda for creating such a wonderful retreat for the soul!
4.6 on March 12, 2009
Our room was large and the bed was more comfortable than at home. Luke and Linda were very gracious hosts. Breakfast was amazing and the apres ski snack was very yummy. We had such a nice stay and can't wait to come back.
5 on March 09, 2009
My boyfriend and I were looking for a relaxing, romantic getaway from the city and couldn't have been happier. We were looking for a place near Sugarbush since I'm learning to ski this year and the drive to the mountain was less than 10 minutes, which was perfect! Linda and Luke were so helpful all weekend with suggestions about when to get to the mountain, where to eat (def go to the Alchemist, what a great place!), and just very informative about the general area. I definitely suggest trying Luke's pecan pancakes because they were so delicious, we were there a few weeks ago and are still talking about them. We really hope we make it back to Wilder Farm Inn next winter for another great experience. Thanks again Linda and Luke!
4.6 on March 02, 2009
Our stay at the Wilder Farm Inn was wonderfully warm, cozy and friendly. The beds were soooo comfortable and inviting. The breakfasts were 5 star. Luke and Linda were such gracious hosts offering help and information on the local areas. We met some wonderful people while staying at the Inn. The saying on the wll is true-"Come as guests but leave as friends."
5 on February 24, 2009
Just got back from an enchanting ski weekend at the Wilder Farm Inn. What an amazing stay our group of eight had! As if the warm, cozy country ambiance of the lovingly appointed historic inn itself and the charm and hospitality of the wonderful hosts was not enough, it was like being in a winter wonderland with the mountains, villages and just everything blanketed in snow. Beautiful landscapes and icicle formations everywhere! Light snow fell the entire time making it even more romantic and memorable. Everything inside and out picture postcard perfect! Skiing and snowmobiling, exploring the quaint and picturesque villages, beautifully decorated comfy rooms, hearty scrumptious breakfasts and a roaring fire all added up to the perfect winter retreat, just what you imagine a perfect winter weekend in Vermont would be. The hosts made sure we went to the best local places for dinner and our evening meals were awesome! This is the best Vermont getaway we have had and we will be back again soon, if not for skiing then for fall foliage. We stay at many B&B's and guest houses and needless to say, the Wilder Farm Inn is highly recommended !
4.6 on October 28, 2008
While on a biking trip in VT, I spent a couple of days at the Inn. The room was spacious and comfortable with excellent food made from organic local ingredients. Luke and Linda were good hosts and Luke took a friend and me on a challenging 3-4 hour mountain bike ride on trails we would not have found on our own.
Rich fabrics and a hand-painted floor add to the elegant ambiance of this room. Romantic relaxation at its best. The Robin Room offers a queen-size bed nestled beneath exposed beams along with beautiful cherry-wood furnishings and a private, interior bath.
Get that "boutique hotel" feel with that quintessential Vermont atmosphere. With a stately queen size bed, harlequin patterns and luxurious fabrics, the Cattail Room will give you the best of both worlds; including the comfort and convenience of a private, interior bathroom.
Still with its vintage elegance and shabby chic touches, the River Room has been slightly redecorated with a more modern touch. With hues of calming blues & greens, antique pieces, a handmade queen-size bed - you will certainly feel relaxed and at ease. Light, airy and uncluttered, this room has a private interior bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower.
This room features oversized fabric wall panels, luxurious bedding, large vaulted ceiling, queen-size cherry wood sleigh bed and those special little details that will surely make you feel like royalty. If you are traveling with family or friends, the sofa opens to a queen size bed topped with a very comfy memory foam mattress. Well behaved children age 10 & older are welcome.
In addition to the cool tone and overstuffed modern comforters, we've funked up this room a bit with an oversized black & white checkerboard painted floor. It's the perfect blend of updated touch meets old-time farmhouse feel. A queen-size bed and (2) twin-size beds makes this large room perfect for families or traveling buddies. Well behaved children age 10 & older are welcome.
Step into our lush, chocolatey brown Country Life Room and feel the relaxation flow through your body. The contemporary, high-end fabrics with pops of burnt orange and turquoise give this room a decidedly upscale feel. A handmade platform queen bed with built-in end tables and original wide pine plank flooring provide a great balance of both old & new. This lovely decor extends into the large private, interior bath.
Although our ocean blue walls still remain, we have added bold colors and patterns to this lovely room. Our handmade queen-size bed is toppped with a vibrant, colorful stuffed duvet that is complimented by painted furniture and accessories.
With vibrant, modern walls of green, a queen-size 1920's vintage bed and original wide-plank flooring, we bring together the best of both worlds. For those of you who want to travel with family/friends - but not necessarily sleep with them - we have an additional room right next door. This cottage-style room with handmade shutter headboards, a cheery reading alcove and wide-plank painted flooring has one full-size bed and one twin-size bed. Well behaved children age 10 & older are welcome.
Pristine Valley, Year round outdoor fun, Fine dining, Great shops, Galleries galore, Spectacular scenery, Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Burlington, VT (BTV) 35 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Vermont Festival of the Arts, Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Mountain & Road Biking Tours, Pottery Studio / Gallery & Workshops
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, lounging on a hammock or by the fire, Guided Mountain bike Rides, Pottery Workshops, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
mostly local & organic
Low fat , Vegetarian
Mad River French Toast
A custardy french toast sauteed to a moist perfection topped with spiced poached pears, toasted almond slivers and a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar. There is always plenty of grade A Vermont Pure Maple Syrup to make this dish to an all time favorite. Come experience breakfast the way it should be (when your on vacation!)
Have you ever wanted to try making a pot on the potters wheel? Now you can! Intro To Wheel Throwing A two hour introduction to the mysterious world of the potters wheel. Get your hands dirty & see what all the fun is about. Demos along with personalized instruction gets you from lump of clay to your very own pot. $60/person (in addition to your stay) *additional firing fee if you choose to keep your creations. RAKU GLAZE & FIRE WORKSHOP You are the artist today as you put your own distinct finish on a hand thrown pot. Watch the culmination of the firing as your red hot pot is pulled from the kiln and the smoke & fire of the reduction can leave their mark on your piece. Learn about the exciting Raku Firing process and take home a one of a kind work of art. Workshop is approximately two hours. Add $45/piece to your B&B stay
Let us set you up on a self-guided tour of the very best in beer and booze within a reasonable distance from us. We have three different loops available and you can customize how many stops you would like to make. We have done the hard part for you...driving, tasting, eating and meeting fun people. We even made a Google Map with all of our favorites tagged so you can follow along on your phone. Once you book your stay, we will send you a link to the map along with route descriptions and insider tips.