The Vermont Department of Health gives highest marks for cleanliness to The Fan House B&B in Barnard, 12 minutes from Woodstock; 3-minute walk from Silver Lake; near Appalachian Trail, major ski resorts; excellent dining. Sumptuous breakfasts include local and organic produce. Concierge service: dinner reservations, bike and snowshoe rentals, more.
Understated, original art, impeccably clean.
Living room with fireplace, library, dining room, gardens.
Hostess greets guests, answers questions and at breakfast gives brief cultural/historical overview of Vermont and the greater Woodstock/Barnard region.
Barnard is a small village with a post office, 1840 country store, several churches and a cluster of well-preserved homes dating to the early 1800s and earlier.There is a vital arts community served by BarnArts Center for the Arts that brings live theater and music to the town. Max's Tavern at the Barnard Inn is the in place for bistro-style dining. Walking, hiking, cycling are popular here.
No public transportation but The Fan House has recently partnered with a licensed guide/chauffeur who can provide transfers from airports, train and bus stations, and give day-long tours. Rates available upon request.