In the remote Vermont town of Barnard (population a mere 947), there is a five-star resort with an art collection that would make any New York City gallery swoon, food you'll be dreaming about for the rest of your life, and year-round outdoor activities.
Welcome to , the nature resort where every season is embraced in full wonder. In the summer, the property is flooded with wildflowers; in the fall, autumnal hues; and in winter, it's an alpine wonderland. Take a look at the 300 stunning acres:
Outdoor-loving luxury travelers will consider this a home away from home. Expect picturesque views during every season, that you'll surely want to photograph and frame.
And we mean everything. The colors and smells of all the greens and flowers is like sensory overload. Fields of wildflowers in all different colors fill the landscape.
Twin Farms hosts yoga retreat weekends, and I was lucky enough to attend one hosted by Core Yoga last year. Two amazing yoga instructors from their Boston location, Catie Macken and Michael Galvin, taught three classes a day ranging from zen meditative yoga to a real power flow. The best part of the classes (besides the amazing workout) were the surroundings. The yoga deck is set within a beautiful serene waterscape and below a canopy of trees.
The dining alone, which is the fanciest all-inclusive you will ever experience, is a reason alone to visit Twin Farms. The menu changes every day based on what's in season.
The soufflé pancakes at breakfast are a must, as is, well, every single thing on the menu. Expect snacks, cocktails, wine, and beer to continue to pique your palette the entire time. And if you're lucky, you might even get to try the elusive Heady Topper, the highest rated beer in the world, which is made in Vermont.
There are ten different themed cottages (I stayed in the Meadow Cottage, which is Moroccan-themed and set in a meadow full of bright yellow wildflowers). In each cottage there's a roaring fireplace and a private screened porch.There are also suites and a farmhouse for larger families positioned on the banks of a picturesque pond.
The Tree House cottage is an Adirondack-themed cottage full of twig work,vaulted ceilings, and logs. Floor-to-ceiling windows on either side of the fireplace, as well as the wicker chairs on the screened porch, invite an unrivaled perspective on the woods.
The foliage and leaf peeping is the stuff of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Expect fall tastes, sights, and smells at every corner you turn at Twin Farms.
Twin Farms comes alive during every season, but the winter offerings are out of this world. Get ready for the fanciest s'mores of your life.
Guests have access to a private downhill ski hill (with snowmobile service to the summit), trails for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as ice skating and sledding.
Twin Farms looks like you're stuck in a snow globe in the colder months. To read more about availability to book your own once-in-a-lifetime experience at Twin Farms, go .