Maple Leaf Inn

5890 Vermont Rt 12
Barnard, 05031
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I have to say, this place really is full of small comforts...this was our getaway destination for our honeymoon in February. To be completely honest I wanted to feel about this place inside of myself, the way it appeared to me physically AT FIRST. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that we don't travel much, we were very run down from the wedding AND then the long drive up from New York but when we first arrived we had a little bit of a hard time getting comfortable- again we are not used to traveling AND we happened to be the only guests on that Monday-wed that we stayed (off season). I couldn't wrap my head around the feeling of being in somebody's home and the unfamiliarity of it all- I came to discover that bed and breakfasts are very different from hotels. We felt really weird the first day and night when we arrived-despite the fact that it was immaculate, warm, cozy and full of every little comforting detail you can imagine. I guess we couldn't shake the feeling that we had invaded this place in some way it was VERY ODD. It may also be that we were in the middle of nowhere and scared the crap out of each other discussing Whitley Striebers book "COMMUNION" while driving there and were convinced we would be abducted by aliens in these great north woods at this quiet bed and breakfast (our first ever experienced by the way). Then the next morning all of that changed- We got to know Mike a Nancy a bit, and the breakfast they made us was mouthwatering beyond belief. Nancy made us maple pecan scones that explode with flavor and had a slight crunchy sugar texture on the top- one of the best baked items I have ever had in my life. After that we had FRESH pineapple's with blackberry's followed by A BREAKFAST PIZZA!!! OMG it was insanely creative and also delicious. If we were not stuffed to the brim we would have asked for more. AND we ate all of this in our pajamas in the dining room. This made us feel at home, Mike Nancy turned out to be pretty awesome and we were able to quickly shed off our feeling of being out of place. In fact,The ONLY issue I had with this entire place was that the bed was just to soft for my liking- the sheets were like baby kitten soft which was delightful but the actual mattress became uncomfortable after a little while ( i have a sensitive back). It was hard for me to sleep well but this is just a matter of preference- I know to ask for a room with a less squishy bed. If you love squishy THIS IS YOUR ROOM ( the winter room) Overall we loved our stay here and will be back for sure. Nancy was an unbelievable cook and Mike keeps that place tip top all of the time. They have a weird sense of humor just like us and by the time we left we felt very at home- and sorry to leave. things I loved ?: -the coffee/tea bar they set up with everything imaginable on it AWESOME -the sheets -the food -the decor -the closet with the fridge full of sodas and the pillow and towel stock -the heated floors -a zillion channels on the TV and easy chairs that recline (some newly weds we are right? watching the history channel in recliners when we should be doing the deed lol) NOW we understood why everybody raves about this place. It was beautiful and run impeccably AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE we WILL BE BACK if not just for those damned scones!!! ;)
Mike and nancy could not make you feel anymore at home than they do. The rooms are comfy and homey and the breakfast is to die for! Had blueberry pancakes,bacon and fresh fruit with yogurt that was all incredible. They are an amazing team. Every night a new treat on our pillows. Take our word, you want to stay here.
While this B&B is beautiful and there are lots of nice touches to it, the owners are not very friendly and leave a lot to be desired. Five of my friends and I stayed there in mid August 2011 while on a biking tour through Vermont. The setting is beautiful and the B&B well-maintained, but a couple of things about the owners rubbed me the wrong way: 1) The owners employ a young Romanian woman as a housekeeper. It really turned mne off when they referred to her as their "slave." While they may have been kidding, this comment was very inappropriate. 2) We had to leave the B&B the next morning at 7am. Breakfast here is usually served ~8:30am, but we thought that the owners could at least prepare something for our group to eat. Not only did they not offer to prepare breakfast for us, they didn't give us any break on the price when it came time to settle the bill. There are plenty of beautiful B&Bs in Vermont. If you're looking for a B&B where the owners make you feel welcome and value your business, stay elsewhere.

(802) 234-5342

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Twin Farms

452 Royalton Turnpike
Barnard, 05031
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(800) 894-6327

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