Cozy Inns of New England
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Inn at Round Barn FarmWaitsfield, Vermont
Thoughtfully converted from a 19th-century farmhouse and horse barn, this romantic inn sits on 245 bucolic acres in Vermont's Mad River Valley. The property's centerpiece—a Shaker-style round dairy barn built in 1910—is one of only five barns of its kind remaining in the state; beneath this piece of history is a 60-foot lap pool. Innkeepers Ann Marie DeFreest and Tim Piper tend to every detail, from candlelit dinners with ingredients from the inn's certified organic greenhouse-garden to always-stoked fires; there's also an antique pool table, well-stocked library, and plenty of freshly baked cookies for the taking. All 12 comfortable rooms have mountain and meadow views. During winter, guests can ski at nearby Sugarbush Mountain.
Insider Tip: Book one of the inn's special snowshoe dinners; trek to a cozy cabin in the woods for a gourmet meal by a fieldstone fireplace and return to your room guided only by the moonlight.
Coziest Room to Book: Tucked under wooden eaves, the Richardson Room comes with generous sitting area, whirlpool tub, fireplace, and skylight—you can gaze at the stars from the king-size bed.
More Information: Inn at Round Barn Farm.
From article Cozy Inns of New England