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.
April Mud Season Discounted Rates! Maple Sugaring and the very best Spring hiking are right out the front door! Classic spring-time country adventures (like SUGAR ON SNOW parties) 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, seasonal beers are on tap everywhere.
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!
Spring 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 luxury barn near Middlebury is very remote and isolated in the tiny town of Lincoln within the Green Mountains and with a lovely view of Mt. Abraham. The space was clean and comfortable, the bed had nice soft sheets and a firm mattress, and the bathroom was exceptional with a nice deep stall shower and a heated floor! One drawback was that there was not a mini fridge and breakfast was not offered, so it was difficult to chill out in the AM and have a nice breakfast without going out. The barn is not really super close to Middlebury which is about 20 minutes away. It's closer to Bristol which is a charming little town with good food and nice shops. Try the Bobcat restaurant for a really fine meal. We were glad to have brought our four wheel drive vehicle with us as the terrain in late March was both muddy and icy and steep. If you go in the winter, this is a must. This area in the Green Mountains is so picturesque and the people are super friendly! On our way home east, we stopped in another quaint little town called Rochester and had lunch in the Rochester Café, one of those old, lovingly maintained General Store buildings with a soda fountain and school house lights hanging. The town also has a book store, clothing boutique and art gallery and the drive is beautiful along the river. We really enjoyed our stay in Lincoln and felt rested upon our return!
What a lovely and charming space, and such beautiful views! We really enjoyed our stay this past weekend at Christine's lovely converted garage. Comfortable, beautiful and very clean, with a lovely and elegant bathroom. Only minutes away from the little town of Bristol, VT, it's a really great location from which you can explore and enjoy the area. If you visit in summer, swim in the Lincoln River towards Bristol, or keep driving up Elder Hill Rd and take a hike up Mount Abe. Christine and John are just lovely and kind. I will be staying here again!
What an amazing place to stay!
Stayed here for three nights, and had a great time. Christine was a great host, full of good advice, and she made us feel very welcome. We borrowed the snow shoes and sleds, and on Christine's recommendations made full use of them. The house feels pretty remote - it's a five minute drive to Lincoln, and maybe 15 to Bristol, where there are some really good places to eat (Bobcat Cafe was my highlight, although a scone from Almost Home came close).
On a communication front, Christine could not have been more helpful or available. The barn was very clean and well decorated, and was exactly as described. I would recommend staying here to anyone.
Great place! Close to great mountains for hiking/snowshoeing. Bristol has great restaurants (Bobcat Cafe to be exact). Christine was a great host, offering advice and tips, respecting our privacy, and the luxury barn is beautiful, well-maintained and relaxing, as well as coming with amenities like snowshoes.
My girlfriend and I drove up from NYC for a weekend of skiing at Sugarbush. We left the city around 4 on a friday, so the traffic added a good hour onto an already long drive. Thankfully, our journey ended with our arrival at this beautiful luxury barn. Our hosts had gone to bed because of the late hour, but left us a friendly note and couple of biscotti cookies to enjoy with our morning coffee... a great touch, which went a long way to making us feel immediately welcome. The barn itself was comfortably furnished, had plenty of space, satellite tv, internet, and a BEAUTIFUL view of the property and surrounding wilderness. It was the perfect place to unwind after a busy day on the mountain. We had an excellent time, and hope to go back next year. I highly recommend.
Christine's luxury barn lives up to its name, the barn is spacious, elegantly furnished, inviting, and most importantly warm. The heated floor in the bathroom is amazing! We can't wait to go back!
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!
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