TARADEN Bed & Breakfast is nestled on 20 acres of southwest Vermont farmland. TARADEN offers a quiet and private escape, within short traveling distance to many fun and unique attractions. Enjoy a late autumn stay in a cozy, private setting. Sleep late & eat a hearty breakfast while watching birds & other wildlife from the comfort of the Breakfast Room. Take a late morning or afternoon ride: a Lively’s Livery carriage or sleigh will pick you up at Taraden & return you in time for a cup of hot chocolate. Choose and take home a Christmas tree cut just for you at Pembroke Tree Farm - directly across the street. Reserve a Christmas tree & when you are ready to return home, it will be cut fresh for you. Fine & casual dining in North Bennington at Pangaea, Pangaea Lounge & Kevin’s are only a minute by car. Powers Market makes soups & sandwiches to order. Bring your appetite! Bring your camera! Leave your cares behind! ON A COLLEGE TOUR? VISITING BENNINGTON COLLEGE? $35 "ADDITIONAL GUEST" FEE FOR THE STUDENT WILL BE WAIVED (WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS)
4.4 on September 21, 2010
My two daughters and I enjoyed a weekend at Taraden in Sept. 2010 and were overwhelmed with the hospitality. Bob and Nan have anticipated their guests' needs in the most gracious way. The room and bath were comfortable and spotless, the breakfast fit for royalty, and the grounds a delight to see. Definitely a place to return to!
5 on August 15, 2010
We spent four nights at Taraden in early August and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nan and Bob are wonderful hosts and made us feel very much at home. We stayed in the West Wing, which has one main and one smaller bedroom and a bathroom complete with a deep claw-foot bathtub, separate enclosed shower and all the amenities. Breakfast in the glass-enclosed sunroom affords a pastoral view over a pond and beyond the barns to a hillside where American Cream draft horses graze. The sumptuous breakfast started with an overflowing cup of fresh fruit and might include an omelet, fresh baked cornbread, pancakes with fruit inside, Irish oatmeal, or other selections and Bob's homemade apple butter. It was enough food to last me all day. Bob and Nan help support the local art scene and while we were there they were completing plans for the first North Bennington Plein Air competition to be held September 8-12. Taraden is also next door to the historic Park-McCullogh House, a Victorian mansion that offers tours and a very nice Mile-Around Woods trail.
5 on July 18, 2010
This B&B is in rare company-- among the very best we have chosen for our 'getaways' The hosts, Bob & Nan, very personable, the room comfortable and many amenities, the site among the most tranquil you'll find. And, lest we forget, the breakfasts superb in a superb setting. Dan & Terri
4.6 on December 15, 2009
We made a last minute change to turn our college visit into a vacation, and happened upon Taraden. Our hosts, Nan and Bob couldn't have been nicer, and the property is spectacular. Have never had a more perfect breakfast!
5 on September 02, 2009
This tranquil setting is just perfect for the traveler who enjoys a country gentleman's estate, with gourmet breakfasts, clean, comfy accommodations and peaceful settings.
5 on October 30, 2008
This is a real treat- so beautiful-so serene, yet close to many activities. Our hosts were the best and accommodating in every way! Try it! You'll love it!
4.6 on October 30, 2008
Beautiful weather, beautiful Acc. Gracious hosts. One of the best short vacations we have ever had. A real pleasure!
5 on October 22, 2008
This inn was so exceptionally homey and clean, and comfortable. great breakfast, fresh flowers, great location. very peaceful
5 on October 14, 2008
Wonderful location, exceptionally clean, great breakfasts, modern, great room
5 on July 13, 2008
My wife and I had a delightful visit in late June, staying in the Cottage. It was a perfect size, had a great bath/shower, a small deck, a wonderfully comfortable bed with luxury sheets, and everything just felt so cozy. We both slept like babies. Nan and Bob gave us two delicious breadfasts. The fruit cup by itself is plenty, but they treated us to incredible corn bread the first morning (with honey) and a moist banana bread the next morning. And that does NOT include the great omelet and french toast. The scenery is amazing off the breakfast room, with a pond full of ducks, muskrats and fish. The horses grazing on the hill beyond the barns look like a postcard setting. But what made us feel so great was the effort Nan and Bob put into making us feel like honored guests. They were both so warm and friendly and it was obvious they wanted us to enjoy our stay. We did!!
Historic Estate Dairy Farm, Pasture Land, Private Pond on Property, Park-like Landscaped Grounds
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Hiking Trails Adjacent to Property, Carriage, Wagon and Sleigh Rides, Walk to Pubs and Casual Dining, Park-McCullough House Museum, Manchester Outlet Stores, Riding Lessons Arranged, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area
Cottage, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Event Facilities , Classroom Facilities, Outdoor Event Areas, Business Meeting Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Carriage and Sleigh Rides, horseback riding, Trail Rides, Lessons, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts
Nan & Bob Lowary
Un Poco Español, English
Cats , Dogs , 4 Horses
In real life, Nan was a technology Specialist in a NJ Middle school. Bob spent 25 years as a network television executive.
Full multi-course Vermont Breakfast
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic
Hearty Vermont Breakfast
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Regular and Decaf. All types of tea. Orange Juice, or perhaps fresh pressed cider (in season) Perhaps Fresh baked apple honey bran muffins, or maybe honey butter corn muffins. Served with Taraden apple butter. Fresh Fruit Cup - mixture of fruit in season - topped with dash of vanilla yogurt. Vermont Cheddar Cheese and Dill Omelette with sides of steamed tender asparagus and maple sausage links. Sometimes, sauteed zuchini. Choice of toast