private barn apartment sits in the middle of an 80 acre estate with drop dead views of the Green Mountains. Perfect for two adults and a child, it is close to skiing, hiking trails, lake & river swimming, kayaking, fabulous restaurants.
The mountains are covered with a lot of that magic white stuff! We have just had another 4 inches this week with more on the way! Snow-filled country adventures of every description are in full swing - from Lake Champlain to the top of the Green Mountains, from Middlebury, Burlington, and Stowe, you can have it all from our place. New, winter-time beers are on tap everywhere, and we have snowshoes for you! Bring your skis and cross-country right out the front door...Check out Mid-week downhill skiing rates!
Our very comfortable and beautifully appointed Luxury Barn Apartment is surrounded by gardens and breath-taking views on 80 very private acres. Nestled high in the Green Mountains, Lincoln is a peaceful world apart, yet Middlebury College and all its cultural resources is 18 miles away. The charming Village of Bristol is 5 minutes, 20 to the wonderful little City of Vergennes, 30 minutes to Burlington International Airport. Montreal is 2 1/2 hours to the north, Boston 3 hrs. south.
We are very close to Lake Champlain for summer water playing, as well as world-class skiing at Sugarbush, Madriver, and The Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Reichert Ski Touring Center. Stowe is an hour to the north. Hiking, snowshoeing, secret swimming holes, biking, and cross-country opportunities abound just outside the front door. Numerous great restaurants, artisanal cheese and bread makers and several Farmer's Markets are open year-round.
It's a perfect spot for city-dwellers to kick back for a weekend in the country, or for putting up family members during Reunions, Parent's Weekends, Homecoming and Graduations at Middlebury College. Numerous Brides and Grooms have chosen the Apartment for their honeymoons. If you would like to have a Massage, Cooking Class, or Artisinal Cheese Tour, we would be delighted to arrange it. Please let us know how we can help you plan your perfect get-away.
Wonderful, locally sourced breakfasts are $20.00 per adult per day - booked with plenty of advanced notice, but there are also plenty of places to get well fed and caffinated nearby. Bristol is home to the incomparable Almost Home Market, the Bristol Bakery, and Snaps Diner. Dinners out are also a treat: visit with Chef Doug Mack and his wife Linda Harmon of Mary's at Baldwin Creek for fabulous locally grown everything (cooking classes!), or go to the Bobcat for a local Brew and Bistro Fare. Not to be missed either, are the sublimely French Tourterelle (Best Boulliabaise Ever), in New Haven, and the Vergennes Laundry for superb coffee and pastries, fresh oysters and sandwiches. If you have not been to visit Nancy at Sparkling (for afternoon champagne), at the bottom of College Street in Middlebury, don't miss it. Did I forget to mention Daily Chocolate in Vergennes, (website hidden)'s small-batch ice cream in Bristol, and all the local brews? So much more great food and drink, so little time!!!
We can acommodate two adults in a queen bed, and have a smaller, "hired man's bed" for children. Fresh linens,fresh coffee, teas and snacks are provided by us. Canine friends are welcome downstairs in the barn...bring kennel or bed - we will supply the treats!
Winter and summer toys: snowshoes, sleds, bikes...croquet, outdoor dining, barbeque grill,
Hiking trails, rivers, Lake Champlain swimming, bring your own kayaks...
As much or as little as they wish. We do appreciate our guests introducing themselves while they are here!
Private, peaceful, beautiful views, convenient to everything you might want to do in our part of the state. Addison County is ideally located between Lake Champlain to the west, the Presidential Range to the east. To the north and south, two College towns: Burlington and Middlebury.
Four-wheel or All-wheel drive is necessary in the winter! If you are really lean and mean, you can bike the two "gaps" in the summer!
There is no kitchen, but you can use our cooler for food or bring your own. There is a refrigerator and freezer for your use in the house garage. You are also welcome to use the barbeque and patio. And Do Not Use your GPS when close to us, or you will end up off a dead-end road up the mountain! Please call us if you want directional advice from where you are!
From Bristol, VT: Go through Bristol on Rte.116/17 north. Immediately after two black bridges, go right onto the Lincoln Gap Road. (Coming south on 116 from Burlington, turn left before the first Black bridge in Bristol). Follow the road and the river 4 miles to Village of Lincoln and turn left (north) up Quaker Street between the Church and the General Store. Take the first right up Elder Hill, pass Elderberry Horse Farm where the road flattens out and take the FIRST AND ONLY right onto Orchard Rd. North. Then take your FIRST AND ONLY LEFT at mailbox #379, through the stone walls, to our place. Park in front of the left barn garage door, walk round to the front of the barn, door to apartment is inside on the left. Please leave shoes, boots, equipment, and dogs downstairs!
The barn is amazing, it is warm, clean and comfortable, and Chrsitine was an excellent host. One feels at home there. The surrounding area is incredible, we stayed a couple of nights during the winter and managed to complete the Battle trail all the way up to mount Abraham with our snowshoes. We also had dinner in Bristol, where one can find a broad selection of good restaurants. Totally recommended!!
Christine was fantastic. Very nice throughout. Lots of great recommendations for places to go and things to do. She knows the area incredibly well and is very enthusiastic about helping out.
The apartment is gorgeous. Very comfortable, spacious and clean. The view has to be seen to be believed. Even if you didn't feel like leaving and exploring the area, it would be worth the trip just to hang out and read in such a great space. Highly recommended.
As other folks have mentioned, do NOT blindly follow GPS. (website hidden) maps attempted to take us across Lincoln Gap Rd, which is very closed.
Second time for us at the Luxury Barn Apt It's so, so wonderful, peaceful, tranquil serene and delicious! Don't hesitate to try it. Fantastique!!!
our stay at the barn was great- it was an open, immaculate, light filled space with everything we needed. we were greeted by some fantastic cookies and chocolates, which we enjoyed with numerous cups of tea and coffee. during our stay, we had a heavy snowfall, and christine made sure that the driveway was clear and safe, so that we could come and go, whenever we pleased. christine was as kind as ever, and extremely respectful of our privacy. the barn is in a very remote and beautiful setting, surrounded by woods, and very quiet. perfect for a VT getaway! thank you, christine!
I have stayed with Christine several times and it is always lovely. Such caring and considerate hosts, and such a stunning and peaceful location. Of course I'm not going for vacation, I make low fi recordings of my guitar music there because the acoustics are so great. I couldn't ask for a dreamier workspace! Thanks for the biscotti, Christine! I had a wonderful stay as always.
The barn is very spacious, modern and tastefully decorated. Christine was a great host and we really enjoyed our stay there despite awful weather. Please do read the instructions and don't relay on your GPS to get there! All in all a wonderful experience - we'll be back.
We came back to Vermont to visit old friends from our time in Middlebury and had a wonderful time at Christines! This is truly a luxury barn, with beautiful attention to details. We loved all the touches to make this a special retreat from our city lives, including the coffee/hot chocolate available and snacks. We also enjoyed the amazing grounds and woke up at the crack of dawn each day to go for hikes in the snow (and spent most of the time outdoors). There are great places to eat in the nearby towns - if you want to bring some snacks back to the barn, make sure to bring a cooler as there is no kitchen/fridge (we brought one and it worked perfectly).
Our week-end was amazing: the barn doesn't look like a farm house anymore but a luxury loft in the middle of the woods.
The view over the hills is magic and the village is the cutest ever.
Christine tells that a secret patio will be build by next summer for the guest: but shhhh.... We loved our week-end so much and Christine's warm welcome that we already booked for march. Hope this place will remain a quiet and secret retreat.
The Luxury Barn was everything we expected, and more! We were pleased to discover complementary coffee and tea, and the gift of cookies added a nice touch :). Also, the shower has a nice stone seat -- it was very comfortable and soothing. We ended up the extending our stay by another night, and Christine was kind enough to bring us some delicious Vermont-made granola cereal and almond milk when it turned out we wouldn't be able to go out for dinner that night. We've told Christina we'll come back in the summer for some outdoor grilling and then go swimming in the streams and ponds near the backyard. We can't wait!
Lovely place! A long winding driveway leads to a beautiful home and barn with outstanding mountain views. The carriage house studio was clean, spacious, and unique. We slept great! Christine and John are nice hosts. They give you plenty of privacy but are helpful and there for anything that may you need. The whole atmosphere is beautiful and was perfect for a little getaway, yet close enough to quaint little towns for delicious restaurants and shops.