We loved our stay. Twin Farms is magnificent..the grounds gardens, art and design. The food although beautiful and excellent is quirky- you check a list of food you are allergic to or don't want to see- they intuit what you feel like eating and your appetite level. hmmm foo for you if you are abig eater- and or does it matter if you - check off that […] you are allergic to nuts...and they 're all over the cheese board delivered to your room??? irresponsible and needs tweeks. Also, as I was there for my pre and post wedding - The hair and make up person I had confirmed with cancelled on me on my wedding day. ( because she had a bigger wedding)The cottage although gorgeous- filled with fine art... was cramped in the dressing area, lighting was very poor and made getting dressed for my wedding nearly impossible. Their staff was very sweet and helpful- the landscape one of the most beautiful on the planet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"An Absolute Dream"
10/20/14 delraytraveler2013 Delray Beach, Florida
A place where every wish is granted. Great rooms. I prefer the cottages. I love Vermont and there is no better place to stay. It is hard for me to relax but at Twin Farms i can do it in days not weeks, which for is unfortunately true. If I only had a few days or a week this is at the top of my list.
"Outstanding place to relax and be pampered !"
10/14/14 fancythis72 Boston, Massachusetts
Twin Farms is an amazing place. It is very relaxing and quiet. You feel like you are staying at a wealthy friend's home and you have the run of the place with people asking if you need anything else during your stay. The accommodations are plush and large. The meals are catered to your likes and dislikes.There is no set menu. Everything is included in your room rate including wine and all meals and extras.Twin Farms is located on 300 acres with water sports or hiking or biking or just relaxing your choice during the day. The views are spectacular ! The staff is amazing. They are helpful and friendly but unobtrusive. They clean your room when you are out of it and manage to leave before you return. If anything is requested it is done while you are out of your room.Twin Farms spoils you for other great hotels. They only have 21 rooms so they are only catering to 40 people. They do remember repeat guests preferences. Many people return for numerous visits to try different rooms or cottages since everyone is different. The chef is very accommodating and uses local ingredients and in season items to change up his menu. He works with each guests preferences to make new presentations every day. It is all amazing!
10/14/14 elisaanyc NYC
I got engaged at Twin Farms a few weeks ago. It was such a perfect trip. The highlight is definitely the food- Chef Nathan Rich does such an incredible job with every dish. We are from New York and it was some of the best food we've ever had. I still dream of their breakfasts. The pancakes are heavenly and their bacon and eggs are the best I've ever had. We stayed at the barn and the decor took some getting used to (the upstairs study is a little creepy) but the grounds are beautiful and it was so fun to take the bikes back and forth to the main house. We also did two bike rides to Quechee and Woodstock-- I definitely recommend the trips! The foliage could not have been more perfect when we were there at the end of September. The only suggestion I would have is to put signs on the cottages so you know what is what. We accidentally walked into someone's cottage because we thought it was The Furrow. Oops! :) Overall amazing trip-- we will definitely be back!
"Stay for 3 nights and disappear in the woods"
10/11/14 Ask2416 ca
This is our third visit, and based on others who have enjoyed Twin Farms for years we're rookies. You can count on excellent 5 star service from a staff that never misses a beat. Great food and activities. Now dinner is at your leisure vs a specific dining time for all. We enjoyed the guided easy morning walk around the area and our own rigorous hikes. Bike to Quechee on your own about a 90 min ride (you can add hills if you want) down hill makes a great morning or afternoon. Lunch at Simon Pearce after the ride, but make sure you call if you plan to dine during busy times- sometimes they close the waiting list. Apple picking since we are from California is a must. Our favorite is Gould Farms in New Hampshire. 90 minute ride through the amazing red, yellow and orange trees. We stayed in Perch so far our favorite. Close to the spa, gym and dining room, but still secluded, and far enough to have a short walk to all the great meals. Twin Farms at 20 years old is still fresh and a must if you enjoy the best in hotel experiences!
"Fabulous & Impeccable Getaway"
09/17/14 MILKONY New York City, New York
After talking about Twin Farms (TF) for years, my wife and I decided spontaneously in August to go. Fortunately, the affable and effective General Manager, Mr. Beardsley, was welcoming and accommodating. He was a nice preview of the wonderful people who work at TF, who were all professional, personable and down-to-earth, e.g. Sean Burpee, Director of Rooms. Our stay at TF shows that a very luxurious, very private resort/spa can be very effective in offering memorable and rejuvenating experience without the snootiness and pretension which often accompanies the very high-end resorts. Our Barn Cottage was excellent: spacious, high vaulted ceiling, cozy and luxurious, well-equipped, free wifi and free land line calls to anywhere in the world (good thing because there's no cell signal in the hills), and a beautiful view of the meadow from the tall windows. All meals were included and the food was first-rate and diverse, and the chef attempt was able to accommodate our preferences. Service was impeccable and friendly. The main dining room with its two large wood-burning fireplaces (and the aroma of burning wood) offered a very romantic and intimate setting for all three meals. There was an outdoor BBQ lunch by the lake and the setting was serene and very New England-ish. Our BBQ was delicious although the ribs could have been more tender or moist. Our breakfast could be as healthy or as decadent as we wished. Ingredients for all our dishes were fresh and high quality. Warning: addiction sets in once you dig into the bread basket. Souffle pancakes -- various flavors -- have to try them. If you like the hills, the quiet of the country (even for a few days), and desire to experience the beautiful New England countryside, which we do, TF is simply fabulous and impeccable. We could not think of anything else we wanted TF to do for us. Clearly, they thought of every detail. Privacy was one of the attractions of TF for us and it appears the other guests appreciate and respect that, too. However, if you wish to socialize, TF makes it easy with the pre-dinner cocktail hour or the easygoing casual atmosphere. When we were there, a very well-known internet-based company CEO and his friends were there, clearly enjoying TF and its privacy. My wife and I had wonderful conversations with a charming and very interesting couple from Texas, a self-made oilman and his wife. It is easy to imagine how stunning the grounds of TF would be in October. We hope to return for fall foliage some day soon. We drove from Manhattan at a leisurely pace, 4.5 hours (you have the option to stop by the beautiful and rustic Berkshires in western Massachusetts on the way, if you wish). Piece of cake.
09/02/14 Stephen d
twin farms, what can i say that everyone else hasn't. Truly a fantastic time,, Michael and his staff run a first rate luxury getaway with beautiful natural landscape in the middle of the vermont countryside, great accommodations and staff to look after your every need. we added an extra day to our getaway and can't wait to go back
09/01/14 EdwardP56 Cleveland, Ohio
Let's be clear: Twin Farms is very expensive. With that out of the way, Twin Farms is the finest combination of setting, service and accommodations that we have experienced. The setting is spectacular: a very extensive tract of beautiful Vermont countryside, with marked trails, picnic areas and small lakes, all for the exclusive use of Twin Farms' guests. The service is amazing: friendly and comfortable, but very attentive and sophisticated. No request is unreasonable or discouraged: a picnic lunch waiting for you partway through a hike? No problem, and the staff will make sure that the picnic area is yours during that period. And, the rooms are fabulous, comfortably luxurious, each funky in its own unique manner. Finally, the food is excellent, prepared with careful attention to each guest's likes and dislikes. I just can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay, and we will definitely hope to return; Twin Farms is worth a journey from any distance.
"New England, Manhattan Style"
08/31/14 Brandt S New York
After several recommendations my wife and I finally found some time to head up to Vermont and try Twin Farms. We were not disappointed, though the visit was not without some oversights that were frustrating given the price point. Obviously the first hurdle to a visit is the cost, which is quite expensive. I think Woods was roughly $2500/night. That said, given the quality of food and wine, coupled with the fact that the farm is within driving distance of Boston and New York, the total cost compares favorably to getaways to Bermuda or Nantucket that require airfare. We booked directly with the hotel; they only had Dorothy's Room and the Woods Cottage available. We decided to stay in the Woods Cottage despite the higher price and the fact it was available for only two nights. Our arrival was smooth--we were given a tour of the property and then lunch was served, while our bags and car were being delivered to Woods. Lunch was superb. Once we finished lunch we were escorted to our cottage. Unfortunately our luggage and car had not shown up, the first of several hiccups, that while minor in nature, together created a sense that service delivery has a little room for improvement. The cottage was very spacious, with a large sitting area, fire place, screened-in porch with another fire place, large bathroom with soaking tub and shower, and another porch. There were adirondack chairs in the back lawn. It was ideally located: very private but a short walk to the main house. The bed was fine, but not great, which was one of the bigger disappointments. We had the pillow top removed the second night and did not see much improvement. We had requested several standard, foam pillows to be delivered in advance of our arrival; instead several Queen down pillows were delivered. But overall the cottage was fantastic; the photographs on the web site don't do it justice. It would be a great place to spend a fall or winter evening. Part of the allure of Twin Farms is the food, and without exception our meals were fantastic. We did not have a single course that didn't work. Moreover, the wines poured with each course were also top notch, far beyond basic house or premium wines. Service was always friendly and reasonably prompt. If sitting down to several multiple course meals with fantastic wine is not your thing, Twin Farms is probably not the right place. After dinner we would walk over the Pub to play darts or pool, have an after dinner drink or just relax. We met several nice couples during our stay and we all enjoyed visiting in the Pub. A bartender would show up with a phone call; unfortunately he would disappear just as quickly without a word, often leaving us wondering where the he had gone. One of the great benefits of Twin Farms is the ability to have a picnic lunch delivered to a variety of isolated spots on their property. We would spend the morning hiking and then arrive at a picnic table with our lunch waiting-- poached lobster, fresh salads, wine. It was perfect. We would then continue on our hike and the picnic basket would be picked up. In terms of other activities besides hiking, there is a small pond on the property that's a little murky for swimming but fine for fishing and canoeing. There were fly fishing rods and other reel rods; however, the reel rods were in tough shape and unrigged, which was a little frustrating and again a simple oversight that should have been caught. Twin Farms maintains a small strip of land by Silver Lake in Barnard, which is a beautiful lake and we enjoyed a picnic and swim one day. It is unfortunate, though, that there isn't really a great body of water on the property, and the the strip of land not is not particularly private or attractive. There is no pool on property and while there is a tennis course, there is no pro on staff nor is there an organized tennis clinic or anything of that sort. The farm did organize a bike ride into Woodstock, which was enjoyable especially since it was mainly downhill. All in all it was a very good visit and we would return. The few service hiccups are frustrating simply at the price point. If a hotel charges for perfection, it must be delivered. Twin Farms comes close, but is not quite there. Finally, there is something incongruous with Yankee restraint and Twin Farms, which is a theme in some of the other reviews. As a native New Englander, I do understand the comments-- the farm feels like a Manhattanite's view of a perfect New England getaway. Frugal yankees may not be so inspired.
"Simply The Best - Yes Really!"
08/20/14 Peter A Wilmington, Delaware
We have been to Twin Farms several times and each time we pull up to the gate, we wonder whether it will be as magical as it was the last time. Yet again it was. Twin Farms might best be described as a home where you arrive for the weekend and the owner has left unexpectedly but has told the staff to do whatever it takes for the guests. In our times there we have never heard the word "no". But Twin Farms also excel in the accomodations, in the food and wines and in the activities. You can do everything - biking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, Stave puzzles - or absolutely nothing. It is the only place I know where a rainy day is as much or more fun than bright sunshine. Credit for the amazing Twin Farms experience belongs to Michael and the staff who work tireless to make your stay exceptional. Finally, yes, it is worth every penny too!
08/15/14 Jenny E
From start to finish, Twin Farms impressed us at every turn. The incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff made sure our every whim was catered to... The wine and the food was superb. Our Chalet was the most amazing lodging we have ever stayed in. We have traveled extensively and find this property, under the watchful eye of the general manager Michael, to be absolutely outstanding.
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