After driving a good 5hrs+ straight, it was a relief to finally reach our destination - and what a destination this place is! Located along a quiet Vermont country backroad, this splendid property has true charm and character in buckets, from the koi pond (which my kids loved, especially being able to feed the fish) to the wood-burning stoves keeping us cosy warm to the very large collection of books to the netted porch with relaxing views of the lovely garden...I could go on but don't want to spoil it for you!
There are many activities to enjoy in the area, catering to a wide variety of needs not least including a scenic drive up Stowe mountain road and through Smugglers Notch, eating out in Montpelier, tour of the Ben & Jerrys factory (plus free samples!), visiting the nearby maple sugar farms for delicious wares, hiking some of the many trails available, Rock of Ages in nearby Barre, etc.
We would very much love to come back here, and from the look of how far in advance the bookings can get it seems a lot of others are agreeing just how lovely Cabot Farmhouse really is for a pleasant and enjoyable vacation, whatever time of year.
One thing I would highly recommend is DownStreet Eats on the main road through nearby Cabot. We ate breakfast there on our last morning and wished we had found it at the start of our holiday - superb tasty food in a welcoming and well set out location.