5 on September 02, 2013
We stayed for 2 nights and are definitely going back! Zita and Sawyer are great hosts. It's like being at your Aunt and Uncle's! The breakfasts were terrific. They have great knowledge of the area (and all of Vermont, for that matter) and gave us great recommendations.
4.6 on July 28, 2013
Our hosts were quite friendly and personable, and helpful guides to nearby attractions and restaurants. The beautifully-groomed gardens and pond were a magnet for a variety of birds, the most audible of which were the wrens, which never seemed to tire of their own voices (neither did we). It's little more than 15 minutes from Burlington and other nearby attractions, which was remarkably convenient for the inn's country setting.
5 on October 16, 2012
We've now stayed at Willow Pond twice. Both experiences have been lovely. The location is beautiful, as is the house. Zita and Sawyer are the perfect hosts. We look forward to returning. Mira and Peter
4.2 on August 21, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Willow Pond B&B last week. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone in the Shelburne/Burlington area. The facility is close to restaurants, breweries and other tourist attractions. The rooms were clean and homey. Zita and Sawyer were very friendly. And, the breakfasts were amazing! Given the chance, I would stay here again.
5 on October 15, 2011
We stayed at Willow Pond Farm B&B end of Sep on our way home from a wedding in Boston. We had booked for 2 nights, but stayed on for a third night to see more sights, AND to enjoy the peace and quiet it offered. Great breakfast every morning. HIGHLY RECOMMEND bedroom #1, kingsized bed, windows faced Willow Pond and Green Mts. Landscaping is awesome. Close to everything in Western Vermont - Burlington, Shelburne (Farm, Museum and Vineyard), sightseeing boats on Lake Champlain, close to Stowe (Von Trapp family). Zita provided restaurant recommendations - Paulines was wonderful. Great time, great value, beautiful room!
5 on August 26, 2011
We recently stayed at Willow Pond Farm. What a lovely B&B, with beautiful grounds, lovely landscaping, and delicious breakfasts. Our room was spacious, airy, and very clean and comfortable. Sawyer and Zita are wonderful hosts, and we enjoyed our conversations. We truly enjoyed our restful stay and the countryside. Thank you!
5 on July 04, 2011
Beautiful setting, comfortable house, enjoyable room and gracious hosts. What more could you want?
4.6 on November 09, 2010
Next time I stay at Willow Pond Farm B & B, I will make time to stay on the farm for awhile to savor the splendid hospitality and lovely house and spend time on the many acres to hike to Shelburne Lake and beyond. I'd like to return in spring or summer as well to witness the beautiful gardens and surrounding wilderness, bird watch and relax. The Lees have placed binoculars all over the house for use of the guests to view the surprising variety of birds. In addition, family photos, Zita's pastel artwork, lovely quilts and country atmosphere make you want to curl up on the cushy sofa and read, daydream or chat with other guests and with the Lees themselves. What a wonderful B & B in beautiful Vermont.
5 on October 02, 2010
Willow Pond Farm Bed and Breakfast – it does not get any better than this. The Lees (Sawyer & Zita) are the perfect hosts. They make you feel like family, only better. The food is delicious. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Just one word of warning – when you say at Willow Pond you will never be satisfied with another B & B. Anna & Cecil
4.6 on September 20, 2010
My husband and I just came from a weekend at the Willow Pond B&B. The first thing I noticed when I got out of the car and walked up to the inn was the beautiful fragrance from the flowers. It smelled amazing, and the property was beautifully maintained with lush gardens, shrubs and a beautiful pond. There are plenty of places outside to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The living area inside the inn was beautiful with, comfortable sofas, and french doors that lead to a deck, and there was a gas (I believe) fireplace. The room had a very charming & cozy atmosphere. The rooms were very lovely & cozy with beautiful views of the grounds. Our room had a view of the pond and a view of the mountains, and it was very clean & well maintained. Sawyer & Zita made us feel very welcomed. They were very informative about letting us know places to be sure to see and recommended restaurants that we might enjoy. In fact they even provided a little map with a route to each restaurant, which was very helpful. We ate at one of the restaurants they recommended the first night, and the meal was outstanding! The breakfasts were outstanding. I am on a special diet & don't eat gluten. Zita made me special gluten-free waffles the first day (regular waffles for the other guests) along with fresh fruit salad, bacon, & a delicious rhubarb dish. Everyone loved that rhubarb dish! I've never had anything like it. It was delicious, & the gluten-free waffles were the best I have ever had! We loved the breakfasts they made for us. They were absolutely delicious, and I really appreciated their special attention to my gluten-free diet. They made us feel like part of the family. They were so kind & welcoming to us. We enjoyed getting to know them as well as the other guests. We enjoyed our stay so much and hope to be able to go back again. We would love to come back & see it in the fall when the leaves are changing.
5 on June 09, 2010
Sawyer and Zita Lee are a charming, interesting couple and superb hosts. Very helpful with local info, maps, recommendations and suggestions. Tantalizing, delicious homemade breakfasts featured waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, French scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, fresh fruits, yogurt, granola, rhubarb-applesauce, brown sugar blueberry muffins and gourmet coffee. Lovely furnishings, antiques, art and interesting book selections create a comfortable, inviting ambiance, and a wish that we could stay longer! Impeccable cleanliness with attention to details such as motion activated night lights, remote controlled ceiling fans and wonderfully firm mattresses all added to our favorable experience. The country setting is breathtakingly beautiful with flower gardens, ponds and an amazing variety of birds. Expansive porch, comfortable chairs and complimentary beverages helped us unwind when we first arrived. We truly savored the natural surroundings and felt refreshed and revitalized. We'll definitely be back!
4.8 on November 15, 2009
Our visit was a home-away-from-home experience. A lovely place, spectacular gardens and picturesque views, relaxing and comfortable. Breakfasts are delicious. Beds are comfortable. Rooms are quiet and cozy. Zita and Sawyer are a delight. You'll not be disappointed.
5 on November 12, 2009
My wife Carol and I stayed with Zita and Sawyer one Fall wkend, and loved being there so much, we were back two years later. We were welcomed like family on both occasions. They are the warmest, lovingest folks we've ever had the privilege of B&B'ing with! They helped us plan daily jaunts, and recommended restaurants and places of interest locally. If you're in the Shelburne, we highly recommend Willow Pond! Tom Coleman, California
4.8 on October 12, 2009
Best B&B we have stayed at. Great food, spotless rooms, wonderfull people
5 on September 28, 2009
If you are looking to surround yourself with nature, a beautiful country setting, offering views of the Adirondacks and close to all that the Burlington, VT area has to offer, this B&B is the one. Each room is a warm comfortable haven to return to after a day's excursion w lovely antique furniture and private baths. The hosts are most gracious, friendly and set out a delicious homemade breakfast. We did not want to leave! Thank you Zita and Sawyer for sharing your wonderful home and surroundings.
5 on September 12, 2009
no better place to stay in Burlington area. Zita and Sawyer are the best. don't miss this place....book early and often Art