almost heaven ... Vermont

Pig Barn at Twin Farms (c) 2017 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

I've heard so much about Twin Farms over the years. When I was planning last week's trip to Washington, DC, I decided to book an add-on to Twin Farms at the end.

The flight was a bit more than an hour from DCA to Burlington, and it took just a bit more than 90 minutes to drive from Burlington to Barnard. We arrived about 1:30 in the afternoon, so after a brief tour of the main house, we were seated for a light lunch.

Food is a priority, as it soon became apparent, at this Virtuoso and Relais & Chateaux property. Lunch (pictured to the left) consisted of grilled prawns over coconut rice with broccoli and peppers — simple, elegant, and beautifully presented. Last night's dinner was just as wonderful. After a cocktail hour that reminded me of the guest experience at New Zealand's luxury lodges, we were presented a multi-course meal, each course paired with a superb wine.

The cottages are delightful, and I'll write more about this in a later blog. But the highlight is the destination. Vermont is heavenly in the fall, the autumn leaves beginning to turn colors and fall from the trees. The drive down I-84 to Barnard was beautiful, and Twin Farm's sylvan setting is restful and serene.

fallen leaves at Twin Farms (c) 2017 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved
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