Bryn Meadow Farm B&B

3960 Spear Street , Charlotte, VT 05445 USA (Show map)


"AFFORDABLE LUXURY" That is what you'll find at Bryn Meadow Farm. From our extensive perennial garden and deck, to the beautiful antiques furnishing your room. You'll realize we deliver on both luxury AND affordability. Children also will have a great time (if they wish) collecting eggs & helping feed the animals (supervised). Not only are we a B&B, but we really are a small farm and a special one at that. We are an Heritage Farm which means we raise old time farm animal breeds that have been near extinction. Shetland Sheep, Bourbon Turkeys (Red and White), Silver Lace Wyandotte (black and White spotted) Chickens and Roen Ducks (big mallard looking, but can't fly) and many more. We are a "natural" humane cage-free farm, too. You are welcome to help with chores or just relax.. There are several short paths around the property and wonderful dirt roads to explore. Elysabethe is a watercolor, pen and acrylic artist, whose work is in a number of private collections, including that of the late Malcolm Forbes. She does offer private lessons to guests if prearranged at an additional charge. Vermont is a magical place to visit. Mountains, lakes, quaint villages, world class skiing & hiking, farms and Burlington, all of which are a short drive from our farm. Additionally there are 3 Colleges/Universities nearby; Our road, Spear St, goes directly (12 miles) to the University of Vermont campus. We hope you include us on your trip to Vermont.




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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Not a bed and breakfast.

1.0 on March 13, 2018

I am leaving this review so others will know what to expect if they decide to stay here. Firstly, I do not think think this place qualifies as a bed and breakfast, it is a SPARE room in their house, and should be priced accordingly. There is very little privacy. the bathroom is not attached to the spare room. is no separation between the owners and and the guests. you sit at there kitchen table in there dining room. The grounds were not well kept. As for the farm aspect of, its a few sheep, and chickens, and turkeys, and the interactions with animals are non existent. My wife and i were hoping to actually interact with sheep and they were far to skiddish to even get close to. the owners made no attempt to involve the animals in our stay at all. We asked for our breakfast at 830 in the morning and i woke up at 630 to the smell of them cooking breakfast. Basically what they did was made breakfast at 630 then kept it warm in the oven for 2 hours, we were very disappointed, The owners of the property do not have any business calling this a bed an breakfast or charging 140$ a night.

Great location and hosts

4.6 on November 17, 2017

Couldn't ask for a better view! The hosts were lovely and accommodating and the room clean and warm. Loved their dogs as well.

Warm and lovely

4.2 on November 10, 2017

The hosts were exceptionally welcoming and warm. The home is beautiful and the room very cozy, and very clean. We really enjoyed the sheep and chickens and turkeys. The hosts were also especially accommodating with our rather fussy 10 month old baby. We were very grateful! This is a special place to stay and the surrounding hills are great for hiking and forest walks. Also a super close drive to Burlington. Overall, a very lovely visit to the Bryn Meadow farm.

A real farm

4.4 on October 12, 2017

Great place to stay peaceful with lots of heritage animals. Good dining a short distance away.

Great Getaway

4.8 on February 24, 2017

Stayed here in the middle of winter after original plans got canceled due to snow, and it easily made up for it! Chris and Libby are hospitable, friendly, and charming. The property is beautiful and a relaxing, fun place to explore. It was beautiful in the snow, and I imagine it is even more beautiful when the weather is warmer! Hope to visit again in better weather and take it in some more!

Thanksgivig visit

3.6 on December 08, 2015

Our stay over the Thanksgiving holiday was just perfect for our needs. We have family very close to the B & B so we did not dine at Bryn Meadow but Libby & Chris were very willing to cook for us which we declined but they did convince me to relax and have some coffee cake with them one morning and it was delicious. The farm is truly a sustainable environment as we were greeted by Libby shortly after she processed a turkey for one of their neighbors. We had a view of the turkeys and sheep from our bedroom window and although we did hear the rooster in the morning, we were able to fall right back to sleep in the comfortable bedroom. The room and bathroom were both clean and fresh towels were provided every day! The owners two dogs and cat were very friendly and although I am allergic to cats, I did not suffer at all during our three night stay. It was a laid-back Vermont farm experience with very kind hosts.

Beautiful B&B on working farm

5 on May 26, 2015

We loved our stay here! This bed and breakfast is a quaint little farmhouse in the hills of Vermont. We really enjoyed seeing the sheep, the goats, and generally just relaxing on the farm. The owners were very nice and made us a wonderful homemade breakfast completely with eggs, jams, and even sausage and bacon that they made themselves. This is a wonderful place to go for a pleasant little weekend getaway or even longer. Thanks again!

Charming farm, lovely hosts

5 on May 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed with Libby and Chris for one night on our travels through New England. The farm is beautiful, nestled up in the hills, which combined with the sheep, makes for a gorgeous setting. Libby and Chris were both very friendly and kind and made our stay very comfortable. Would stay again.

Weekend Away

4.4 on May 15, 2015

This was a great spot for a Mother's Day weekend away from home. Our one year old son loved meeting the animals, and the breakfast (made from onsite eggs, sausage, and jam) was outstanding. The B&B is easy to find, and it's a beautiful drive up or down Rt. 7 to Burlington or Vergennes. The Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes is highly recommended.


3.8 on May 14, 2015

Libby and Christopher are wonderful, kind hosts. They also have 2 super friendly Weimaraners, and a cat that warms up to you the longer you stay. They are located in beautiful rural Charlotte, not too far south of Burlington. The guest room is clean and has its own bathroom. They have a nice porch and lots of sheep, ducks, chickens, and a turkey to meet.

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Rooms & Rates


The Victorian room has marble topped antique , Queen bedded room with private bath and small private hall. Only guest on first floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $112 - $129

Check Dates


Location Type



Burlington, VT (BTV) 15 miles

Directions to property:

FROM BURLINGTON: Go South on Route (Rte) 7 approximately 12 miles from Burlington into Charlotte. At bank of stop lights go LEFT up Church Hill Rd to stop sign. Bear RIGHT onto Hinesburg Rd to 2nd blinking light. Turn RIGHT onto Spear St go South 1.2 miles. Our drive is on the Right just passed our farm sign. 3960 Spear St.. We sit up on the hill, red barns with beige cape. FROM MIDDLEBURY: go NORTH:on Rte 7 approximately 23 miles into Charlotte. At bank of stop lights go Right up Church Hill Rd to stop sign. Bear RIGHT onto Hinesburg Rd to 2nd blinking light. Turn RIGHT onto Spear ST, go 1.2 miles South. Our drive is on the Right just passed our farm sign. 3960 Spear St.. We sit up on the hill, red barns with beige cape. From the East:

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, World Class Shelburne Museum,Shelburne Farm, Lake Champlainil, Stowe & Mt. Mansfield (tallest Mt in VT),Ben and Jerrys' Factory /c tour,Vermont Teddy Bear Factory /c tour,Gardeners' Supply Gardens and Store, LLBean Store, Essex Outlet Stores,Tour Boats,Dinner & Theater Boats, Echo Museum for Children,Applachian & Longtrail trailheads, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay, Farm

On-site amenities

Parking , Fine Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available in foyer 24/7.A library of hiking and nature books are available to you.Washer and dryer access.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We want our little B&B to smell of country.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children must be accompanied around animals.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited We have several babysitters available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We need to keep lambs, ducklings, chicks and poults safe..
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We have a $50 a first night deposit fee.



Elysabethe James and Christopher Cadmus

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Elysabethe raises Heritage (Old Time) and (Rare) Shetland Sheep, Turkeys, Chickens and ducks, and some summers, Pigs. Additionally, She is a professional artist, who animals. We have two very friendly weimaraner dogs. Christopher does fine and farm woodworking, is the chef and works keeping the ground beautiful. He is building a very large Lionel Train layout.

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Full Cooked from menu

  • Time Served: At guests' pleasure
  • Serving Location: Canopied Deck - weather permitting, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We use a number of products featured from our farm.

Signature Dish

Lewis Creek Coffee Cake