Wilder Farm Inn

1460 Main Street Route 100, Waitsfield, 05673 USA (Show map)
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Relaxation and Rejuvenation is the name of the game at Wilder Farm Inn. An authentic Vermont lodging experience in a quintessential eight-room Vermont farmhouse, and the perfect complement to your stay in the Mad River Valley. We are passionate about genuine hospitality, fresh healthy local food, and outdoor adventures. While we are on the National Registry of Historic Places, you will find all rooms updated, they provide a ‘classically comfortable, far from traditional’ Vermont lodging experience. We look forward to seeing you here. We provide: -Hip stylish decor -Gourmet quality meals made with lots of local, organic and foraged ingredients -Two wood burning fireplaces -Large comfortable common rooms -Snacks -Fireside s'mores kit -A truly relaxed atmosphere -Local knowledge -Mountain bike rides on VT singletrack -Swimming hole access on the Mad River (tubes available) -Outdoor adventure advice



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Perfect Ski stay

5 on March 20, 2018

Ryan was very attentive beginning from our evening arrival. He has a talent for cooking and he and Rebecca strive for local ingredients including VT maple syrup! Breakfasts that week included Oatmeal pancakes, quiche and bananas foster french toast were yummy! Yogurt and various granola were put out earlier for early risers. One morning we left before the usual 8 AM breakfast and Ryan made up some extra muffins for us. This may be the only B&B with a carport having solar battery chargers? We didn't need the charger but the carport came in handy for the continual snowfall! A free, short X-ctry trail is across the street. I even did a short snowshoe circuit around the property. Plenty of space in the Heritage room with clever hooks and nails to dry our ski clothes on. There are 3 rooms to hang out in including the dining room and living room that share a two sided fireplace. Plenty of books, wine glasses and even a TV room with spare bathroom. The innkeepers were available but left us to ourselves mostly which was fine.

A Vermont Experience

5 on March 06, 2018

Great place to stay. Run by a young energetic couple. Clean, warm, cozy. Our second time visiting and would definitely go back. Lovely old farmhouse set in a quaint Vermont town. Highly recommend.

New Years Ski trip lodging

5 on January 16, 2018

A group of us stayed at the Wilder Farm Inn over New Years and had an exceptional experience. The rooms were very clean, which is most important to me. The beds were comfortable. Ryan and Rebecca went above and beyond to accommodate us throughout the duration of our stay.

Lovely stay in Vermont

4.6 on January 07, 2018

Our room was beautiful and spacious. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. We loved sitting in front of the fire reading and playing games. We went snowshoeing just across the road on the Mad River Path.

Ski trip hosts

5 on January 05, 2018

Ryan and Rebecca were outstanding hosts for our New Year’s Eve ski trip. We were close to both mad river glen and sugarbush. Breakfast was quick and got us in he road early. THe beds were comfortable and the cleanliness exceeded my expectations. We hope to make it to the valley again soon and would stay at the wilder farm inn.

Lovely stay in Vermont

4.4 on December 27, 2017

What a cozy Vermont winter experience, with friendly hosts Ryan and Rebecca, a roaring fire, ability to snowshoe the river trail just across the road, and yummy breakfasts each morning. Highly recommended.

Lovely Inn in beautiful, convenient Vermont location

4.6 on October 12, 2017

The Innkeepers and their adorable dogs were very welcoming. A perfect location convenient to idyllic Waitsfield and Warren, VT, accessible to great biking, hiking and skiing. Wonderful breakfasts, knowledgeable guidance on local activities and resources, nicely appointed rooms. I will be back!

Wilder Farm Inn stay

2.8 on September 22, 2017

Wilder Farm Inn was a great place to stay for the weekend. Ryan and Rebecca were helpful and friendly, and the room was exactly what we wanted. Breakfast was a little underwhelming, but everything else was very good.

Vermont Getaway

5 on September 06, 2017

Couldn't be more delighted with our stay at Wilder Farms with gracious hosts Ryan and Rebecca! The Inn is charming, relaxed and comfortable. Breakfasts were generous and expertly prepared by Ryan. Our room was cozy with all the necessary amenities. Waitsfield is a great location for exploring different areas of Vermont. We look forward to our next visit!!

Enjoyed our stay at Wilder Farm Inn!

5 on August 17, 2017

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Wilder Farm Inn. We chose the Heritage room. The bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We had plenty of room to move around and for our luggage, etc. A private bath is assigned for each individual room. Although the bath is not attached to the room, it is a short walk down the hallway. The owners thought of everything by providing white terry cloth robes for their guests. Ryan prepared a wonderful 'farm to table' breakfast every morning. We enjoyed fresh eggs, greens, locally made yogurt, home made jam and delicious juice and coffee. The rooms do not have TVs in them, but there is one in the common area if you'd like to watch it. We did not miss having a TV at all! In fact, it was nice to just enjoy the quiet. We look forward to staying there again in the future.

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Rooms & Rates


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 king-size bed nestled beneath exposed beams along with beautiful cherry-wood furnishings and a private, interior bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Country Life

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Pristine Valley, Year round outdoor fun, Fine dining, Great shops, Galleries galore, Spectacular scenery, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Burlington, VT (BTV) 35 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Mountain & Road Biking Tours, Pottery Studio / Gallery & Workshops

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over the age of 10 and well behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend call regarding holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: no
  • Cancellations: We require 21 days notice of cancellation prior to scheduled arrival. The full daily rate for the full reservation will be charged to your credit card if cancellation is not received within the 21 days scheduled arrival. If notified of the cancellation before the 21 days, we will issue a full refund less a $25 processing fee. Cash deposits will be refunded in full if cancellation is received within 21 days of scheduled arrival.



Ryan Diehl, Rebecca Manners-Diehl

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About the innkeepers

Linda: Decorating, community theater, running, cooking Luke: Pottery, biking, snowboarding, cooking, gardening

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mostly local & organic

  • Time Served: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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!)