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
"This is the place"
02/27/14 jack r Cundy's Harbor
We just returned from our first (but not last) trip to Twin Farms. While the experience is still fresh, some quick observations. -as other reviewers have noted, the physical setting and accommodations are very special, but certainly not the star of the show. Somehow, the staff (all of whom I think we met, including the one stoic on the payroll, the Vermonter who tended the firewood), more than any group of employees we have ever come across, was perfect at setting the right tone. Gracious without being cloying, willing to provide any accomodation while somehow creating the thought bubble over their heads saying "I've been so waiting for you to ask me that...".. Seriously, these folks make you feel at once special and while not part of the family, certainly cared for in a very genuine New England manner. We've stayed at many properties that have a great physical setting, and wonderful accommodations, but none of them have a staff to compare with TF.. Whatever you folks are doing, keep doing it because you've got it nailed. -Since my wife and I run a very busy and challenging family business, and we rarely unplug, we had high hopes of crawling into a comfy hole somewhere and just hanging out.. We certainly achieved that goal, if we hadn't left when we did, they would have had to pick us up with a sponge.. Fireplaces and jigsaw puzzles (we finished ours!!) don't sound like a great way to spend a long weekend, but it was really perfect. Ordering up a cheese and smoked fish plate with a nice bottle of Hungarian wine (David, the Som, introduced it us at dinner) was a real treat. -The food was inventive, beautifully prepared and well served. On a couple of dishes we thought the Chef may have been trying a bit too hard on the "inventive" scale, but each meal hung together well, was well balanced, and was chock full of nuance and great taste. -We stayed in the Aviary-it reminded us of a California beach house (although we've never actually been in a California beach house). I was totally bummed this morning to wake up at home in Maine to realize we don't have a hot tub AND a fireplace in our bedroom.. The price is a bit of a shock, but it truly is all inclusive (unless you go bonkers over special wines), and we don't feel we overspent for the experience. Kudos to all. I keep dialing 125 on my cell phone to order breakfast, alas I guess we have to return before anyone will answer. Thanks for a great weekend.
"What you expect and more"
12/21/13 BryanGrimes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When deciding to stay at a place with the reputation that Twin Farms has, you walk in with certain expectations. You expect attentive service, top notch food, and amenities that make the price and trip work it. Twin Farms nailed everything. We drove up from Philadelphia and his a massive snow storm that delayed us about 3 hours from our targeted arrival time. Brian from Twin Farms called us at least once to make sure we were good, and upon arrival, greeted us and allowed us to stretch a bit with a tour of the main house. We stayed in a suite in the Farmhouse which has two large fireplaces, and was impeccably well appointed. The art in the building was possibly some of our favorite we've encountered in our travels, and made the stay that much better. The facilities are what all of the guests want to talk about it seems which is a greta compliment to the staff at Twin Farms. Service is what most people judge a place such as this for, and Twin Farms was serious about top flight service. Brian, Amanda, Rebecca, David, Michael....everyone.... we're amazing and made even the most random request a reality. A few times my wife and I were allowed to raid the imported and craft beer stores, and David went out of his way to purchase a whisky that we both like, and I know that wasn't easy for him. Dinner in the main dining area with other people might not seem intimate, but the mood created int he room, plus the arrangement of the seats really created a great atmosphere for not only quite conversation, but relaxed everyone. The food really was the star of our trip for us. My wife and I dine out weekly and really wanted to stay somewhere with the best food, and this was it. From a breakfast menu that had everything for everyone, to lunches that rival dinner in many places, to the multi-course dinners that left you satisfied and talking about that meal hours after. A great combination of service and food is that ordering something for your room, or dining in another building is not a problem. Boxed meals to order were convenient and delicious as were the requests for any of last night's diner leftovers to be delivered to the pub for lunch and billiards. It was all there, and great. Since we stayed at Twin Farms in the snow, we were able to snow shoe and hike parts of the grounds, but we can really see how amazing the place would be in the summer and fall. As far as our time, the downhill skiing wasn't quite ready, but sledding, cross country skiing and the snow shoeing were all available. With the weather we had it made it a great time to just have a fire in the pub, work on a Stave puzzle, and enjoy some wine. We think we'll be heading back this summer to really take advantage of the biking, hiking, fly fishing, and canoeing, but for us hibernating in the snow was awesome. So yeah, that's what's fresh on my mind right now. Twin Farms is what you expect for the price point, but there are so many times that the staff go above and beyond, it's easy to see why Twin Farms ranks among the best in the country. Kudos everyone, and see you this summer. Oh and credit to Brian for indulging me on my friendly sloth photo when we arrived.
"Will DEFINITELY come back"
12/05/13 summer0807 Trumbull, Connecticut
Tonight is our last evening here, after a 3 day stay, and I must say THERE IS NOT ONE THING to complain about…If it's not here, than you are on the opposite side of Heaven. The staff, Rebecca, Josh, Stephanie et al heralded by mgr. Mike Beardsley know what they're doing. There isn't anything they won't do for you……All of the cottages are unique, depending on your taste. We stayed in THE STUDIO, and I would definitely choose this one again. Even though it's a two level layout it really feels like a 'home'. If it had a kitchen I would move in!!!!! The food is amazingly good, and if there's something you want special, they will do their utmost to accommodate. Having gone just before the Christmas holidays, it was not overly crowded, but nonetheless…they pulled out all the stops, fresh flowers on each dining table, wondrous fires, great presentations. If you like a quiet get away…..this is the place for you.
12/03/13 19662014 Boston, Massachusetts
We had been to Twin Farms many years ago but this was the first time we took our 13 year old daughter for Thanksgiving. We were very happy to see that Michael is still the manager there and even though there is a new chef now, the food was just as excellent as we always remembered. The service is always with a smile and the friendliness of everyone who works there very genuine. Brian is a very PATIENT and great hiking guide. Sarah has an easy friendliness about her that is unique. Everyone seems to do all it takes for the guests to be comfortable and happy! One morning as I was not feeling up to putting away the piles of clothes accumulated for the few days we were there, I had found as we got back from breakfast that housekeeping had actually folded and put away our clothes! We did go at a 'child busy' weekend (Thanksgiving is one of the times Twin Farms allows kids), but we very much enjoyed the varied and exquisite Thanksgiving meal.. and breakfast of course! Its a time that is sort of in between seasons (no leaves, little snow) so I would like to go back and stay at the Farm House overlooking the pond in the summer time. And let me not forget to mention the bountiful caring lunch box they left with us as we left. One truly feels taken care of at Twin Farms in a very quiet way. Will go back this summer.
"So very unearthly finest kind!"
10/13/13 CatalinaW Menlo Park
I'm a nobody and Twin Farms treated me as if I were a Somebody but in the best possible way. So much so that husband and I extended our four-night stay by three nights and were delighted all the while. We stayed in three cottages (Log Cabin, Orchard and Woods) and one of the suites overlooking the pond; cottages best. Reviewers justifiably rave over the cuisine but I have to say my favorite meal was breakfast. Never have I eaten such exquisitely luscious scrambled eggs; and, the scones! Irish bacon! All adds up to heaven in my book. I realize Twin Farms can't take credit for the weather but it was, I'm told, a rare week at the height of leaf season with day-time temperatures in the 70s! And the leaves, oh my. Twin Farms is perfectly situated as a base from which to drive in any direction for full immersion in Autumn foliage. The service here is not only above and beyond but spooky. As we were reluctantly preparing to leave, the general manager told us one of the tires on the rental car was too low and could he arrange to have it fixed? The generous attitude and smiles accompanying the smallest request or offering had us entirely charmed all week long. I won't name anyone on staff because everyone we interacted with was a gem -- they all deserve medals for genuine, unstinting enhancement of our long stay. I don't expect to cherish the art at a resort but I did fall in love with three painters hitherto unknown to me whilst at Twin Farms: Milton Avery ("Early Spring"), Dudley Morris (think that name is correct, can't find my notes; "Self-Portrait with Skis") and David Bates (one magnolia painting, three bird paintings and that wonderfully, slightly menacing, superior pooch which, management had the good sense to NOT feature in Log Cabin which would have weakened its impact). I'm currently scheming to return with best friends in tow.
"Magnificent Fall Stay"
10/13/13 FinickyTiredTraveler Scarsdale, New York
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in the peak of foliage season. The resort was spectacular. For those not familiar with Twin Farms, it is a small all inclusive resort (approx 20 rooms) with a special focus on food and wine. It is the epitome of luxury. The food and wine pairings were fantastic, as were the outdoor activities. The resort is known for its impeccable service and it did not disappoint. For example, after dinner around a fire, we wanted to make s'mores. With a quick call,a basket of hand made graham crackers, artisanal marshmallows and chocolate arrived. (Not to worry, they also had your classic stay puff and honey maid Graham crackers for the purists). My only criticisms relate to the over-abundance of food and the poor WIFI in sections of the resort, including the gym. If you can afford it, this is not a place to be missed! We hope to come back next year.
"Exceeded my expectations!"
09/24/13 turtle2056 San Francisco, California
I am in the hotel business and had hear a lot about Twin Farms, so I went in with high expectations. They nailed it! One of the best hotel experiences ever. Everything about Twin Farms is exceptional. One of the best hotel rooms that I have stayed in - very large and private cottage. One way to know how good a hotel is by how passionate the staff is, and everyone at Twin Farms loves working there. This is a romance vacation, not a family vacation. Property is huge so plenty of hiking and I loved the bike ride into town (mostly down hill). The food and wine pairings were very well coordinated, and unlike most all inclusive resorts, the wine selected was excellent. Drove from Boston and flew out of Burlington, which is much easier than dealing with Boston. I also thought the art in the hotel is off the charts - something you don't see in most hotels. This hotel exceeded my expectations in every area which I can't say about many hotels.
"Heaven in Vermont"
09/22/13 Lee P New York City, New York
Two nights at Twin Farms stayed in the guest room in the main house. All I have to say is PAMPERED, PAMPERED AND PAMPERED. The staff was spot on, from the moment they met us outside to check us in to the time I drove off at the end of our stay. Our room had amazing views and was super cozy. Food and wines seemed like it was never ending. If you love very high end dishes with ingredients you never cooked with you will love it. I can say my taste buds were challenged all weekend. Kinda wanted just a plain burger by the second day of eating their and I'm sure they would have made it if I asked. Bottom line yes its expensive but you get what your paying for TOP NOTCH all the way. Also the activities people Brenda and Brian were such genuine nice people you know that they truly enjoy what they do because the were amazing.
09/03/13 GhengisWan New Mexico
This is one of the nicest gems in a state with a lot of nice places. Not cheap--it's a Relais & Chateaux property--up there with some of the nicer hotels in Europe, but every detail is well done. The bedrooms have fireplaces, art, fine linens, and a completely relaxed feeling, including in-room massages, claw-footed tubs, good lighting, and more, and the meals are prepared by chefs who care, including paired wines, craft pastries and amazing deserts. The best bit is the juxtaposition of out of the way rural ambience with fine art and amazing attention to detail, from the woodwork to the art to the tiny touches that make a place that much better.
09/03/13 Michele K Denarau Island, Fiji
This is the first review I have written. Having graduated from the Hotel School at Cornell, having spent 8 years as an Owner's Rep in the industry (managing 5 Four Seasons Hotels amongst many others), having lived and traveled extensively in Europe at many luxury resorts I will admit that I can be hard to please. My husband and I recently stayed 4 nights at Twin Farms after having to cancel a planned trip to rock climb in the French Alps due to illness. Word of mouth from everyone we knew who had stayed was very good but I was expecting stuffy, pretentious, kitschy and bug bites. Instead, I was truly blown away. Every detail was taken care of and done with forethought from the upkeep of our cottage (Log Cabin) to the vast choices of sunscreen, chilled beverages and stand-up paddleboards at the ready by the Pond. We never saw housekeeping yet out cottage was cleaned by the time we returned from breakfast. Each and every staff member was incredibly well-trained and, more importantly, followed through with any and every request with a smile and friendly demeanor. Want a picnic down by the pond at 1:30? It will be there. Change your mind at 1:00 p.m. and decide you would like a chilled bottle of the delicious Sauvignon Blanc from last night's starter course along with lunch? No problem. You must be prepared for a lot of eating and drinking, as meals are at the forefront at this resort. Be sure to spend some time on the questionnaire regarding food preferences before you get there because it is taken VERY seriously and to the letter. This is THE place for picky eaters and gourmands alike. The sommelier was equal parts knowledgable, chatty, enthusiastic and friendly. It appears that everyone who works there loves their job. I did find it just a bit strange that in the 4 nights, 5 days we were there I never saw the GM on property but the staff were all at the top of their game anyway! My only suggestion is about the Furo, the co-ed indoor Japanese hot tub: it should be made clear in a sign that bathing suits are optional, or there should be a way to indicate (hang a certain sign outside?) the use of the tub and your state of dress ( or undress! ) so that no one feels uncomfortable. My husband and I chose the no-suit option, and I fear we made the couple who were in their bathing suits self-conscious and uncomfortable. While the price might be prohibitive for some, we felt it was worth every penny and in fact quite a good deal when you consider the quality of facilities, size of cottages and rooms, delicious high quality food, amazing wines ( and beers, cocktails, anything and everything ) and no tipping accepted at all. We never left the property, never put our hand in our pocket and loved every minute. We have already discussed coming back in the Winter to snowshoe the property and have dinner in front of our fireplace, one option we didn't get a chance to sample this time.
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