1840's Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Back River Rd, South Royalton, VT 05068, United States

Queen-sized bed in historic farmhouse in the heart of Vermont with gorgeous views of fields and forest. One of three bedrooms available to guests, enjoy quiet privacy in your room or join us on the porch, kitchen or in front of the living room fire.

Your host, Evelyn
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Queen-sized bed in historic farmhouse in the heart of Vermont with gorgeous views of fields and forest. One of three bedrooms available to guests, enjoy quiet privacy in your room or join us on the porch, kitchen or in front of the living room fire.

The Space

A room in an old farmhouse with two shared bathrooms await you when you drive up the road to our home in Vermont The property has been in our family since the late 1700's. The house was built in 1840 and still reflects much of that heritage.

We have up to three rooms available for your party. Just mention the number of rooms needed when you make your reservation.

Drive up and park by the barn. Walk across the porch and be welcomed into our home. As bed and breakfast guests you are now a part of our family. We are eager to make you feel right at home.

Each of the three large bedrooms contains a queen sized bed with cotton sheets and feather pillows. You will be invited to join us on the porch or in front of the fire depending on the weather.

Walk out to the waterfall. Stroll past Standing Stone Perennial Gardens. Take a hike though the forest or jog past beef, horse and dairy farms. The White River offers fishing, swimming holes and great tubing.

We are just up the road from Vermont Law School. Within a short drive you will find Cabot Cheese Shop, the Quechee Antique Mall, the Golf Club in Woodstock, Simon Pierce Glassworks, Killington Ski Area, Montpelier (Vermont's Capital), Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital,

Great places to eat include Five Olde or the Worthy Burger in South Royalton, the Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vt, Tip Top Cafe in White River Jct., Vt., the Canoe Club or Molly's in Hanover, NH, the Harrington House in Bethel, Vt. Sarduccis, NECI or the Skinny Pancake in Montpelier,Vt.

NOTE: This booking is for 1 bedrooms with a queen-sized bed which can accommodate up to 2 people. The house has two shared bathrooms. There are up to 3 rooms available with a queen-sized be in each.

Guest Access

Welcome to my house. I hope you feel like a member of the family. You enter the house through the kitchen and then the living room where on colder days you will find a roaring fire.

As a guest you might like to hang out in the kitchen, living room, music room or out on the porch. Each room features either a queen-sized or double bed and can accommodate up to two people. There are two shared bathrooms.

We have 130 acres of fields and forest to explore. There are paths including one to a beautiful waterfall.

Feeders bring birds close to the windows and porch. Other wildlife may include woodchucks, squirrels, coydogs, hawks, foxes, hummingbirds, wild turkeys or deer.

There is a collection of guides to local hiking trails that you may borrow.

Interaction with Guests

I love greeting and chatting with guests. Please let me know if you would like to know about the history of the place, where to shop for antiques or where the nearest ski areas are.

If you prefer more privacy, or less contact, just let me know.

Usually I will serve you breakfast family style with everyone in the house at the same table. If you prefer to eat alone, just let me know. I want your stay to be just they way you envision it. Breakfast is served according to your schedule whether early bird or late sleeper.

At times I may need to be away or leave early in the morning. In this case, breakfast will be self-serve but will still consist of a delicious breakfast with hot, homemade food, coffee or tea and seasonal fruits and juices.

The Neighborhood

Stroll the country roads past cows and horses or climb the hill to the sheep farm. A two and a half mile walk takes you along the White River into the village where you will find two excellent restaurants. One is a sit down style with steak and sea food dishes. The other (email hidden) pub with grass-fed beef burgers, organic vegetables, and micro-brew beers.

Nestled in the heart of Vermont we are just three miles from I-89 on your way up to all the ski areas, hiking trails, festivals, craft shows, art shows, Agricultural Fairs and so much more.

Getting around

As in most of rural America, a car is the best way to travel around. The closest airport is BTV in Burlington, Vt. where you can rent a car. Buses and trains from Boston, Ma., NYC or Montreal, Quebec arrive into White River Jct. or Lebanon, NH where you can also rent a car.

Other Things to Note

Close by you will find: King Arthur Flour offers baking classes. Celie Fago offers courses in silver clay jewelry making. Bob White Systems offers assistance in starting your own micro-dairy. The Vermont Law School is the top Environmental law school in the country.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The farm house B and B was a lovely place to spend a night. The warm weather meant that we could enjoy the porch and the beautiful view from it. It was nice to meet Evelyn and the breakfast she made was lovely. The place was a short drive from a few nice places to eat in South Royalton.

    May 2014
  • Evelyn welcomed me with just the warmth I needed. I had come to Royalton for a friend's funeral service and here was the perfect place to stay. Quiet, beautiful views, a delightful host, and yummy quiche for breakfast. So glad to have discovered this B&B just when and were I needed it.

    November 2013
  • Evelyn is a gracious host that wants to be helpful and address your needs. She is a very interesting person. The quiche at breakfast is to die for. The grounds are stunning. The farmhouse is charming, but part of the old farm charm is "the old " which means the bathrooms are adequate, but a little bit "roughing it "
    I would recommend this as a memorable worthwhile experience.

    October 2013
  • We had a great stay at Evelyn's farmhouse - everything about the farm house was warm and welcoming. Evelyn was very understanding of our late arrival having to come up from New York on a Friday night and not only waited up for our arrival but also stayed up to provide us with pointers to her wonderful area. Her cat, Tsunami, was absolutely adorable and who can complain about having quiche for breakfast?

    October 2013
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. This is a lovely old house on 330 acres in South Royalton, which is itself a charming little village in central Vermont. Evelyn and her daughter, Becca, were charming hosts, and my son and I had a delightful time thanks to their hospitality. I highly recommend this B&B!

    June 2013
  • Evelyn's historic home in Vermont is very cozy, warm and inviting. She is a lovely host and a great conversationalist.
    Due to the old features of the home, there is not a lot of privacy, yet it is nice to meet and interact with the other guests.

    I would definitely recommend a stay at Evelyns and dont miss eating at Worthy Burger in South Royalton!

    February 2013
  • We stayed with Evelyn on New Year's eve and a few days thereafter. She welcomed us warmly into her beautiful home. We had an amazing time, relaxing by the fireplace, cooking with the family, having late-night conversations with those who chose to stay up, and exploring the green mountain state in all its winter splendor.

    January 2013
  • Evelyn was a wonderful host and good conversationalist. Our stay lasted 3 days in October and served as good base for exploring Vermont (very close to I-89 and the eastern side of the Green Mtns). Evelyn made lots of great suggestions for things to do and placed a set of useful maps/guides in our room. Breakfast was good (pancakes w/ bacon, french toast, blueberry muffins). We stayed in the Dormer Room which is advertised as a queen-sized bed, but we thought it was a full-sized bed. The view from the room was great. We also would have liked the place to be kept a little bit neater (less dust & spiderwebs), but overall the bathroom and bedroom were clean. Evelyn does have a cat so be mindful of that if you have allergies. For an old farmhouse, it was well-insulated and the furnace kept the place very warm.

    October 2012
    Response from Evelyn:

    You came for the very peak of the fall season. By crossing the mountains you got to see the very best of Vermont's splendor. Fall is the time that spiderwebs pop-up overnight.. One of the unique features of an old farm house are the windows with original glass. The down side to that can be the storm windows which are screwed onto the window casings. Unfortunately spiders love to go inside to create webs. I guess that I failed to mention to you that the storm windows are scheduled to be taken off and cleaned this week. In such a large bedroom the beds may appear to be full sized but I can assure you that they are indeed queen sized. One of the advantages to having a wood stove/fireplace is the heat it produces. Coming in the fall you had the opportunity to enjoy the cozy fireplace.

    October 2012
  • This is a quiet and comfortable place with a delightful owner, who couldn't be more accommodating. We highly recommend it without reservation.

    August 2012
  • Very quaint and lovely home. Pleasant accommodations with breakfast served promptly. Evelyn is a gracious host who is warm and does everything to keep her guests happy. Would stay here again anytime.

    August 2012
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Leland And Gray Unified High School District 34, University of Vermont
Educational Consultant. Retired teacher and homeschool mom.
As your hosts, we love to meet new people from all over the world. We have traveled to Italy and a few other countries in Europe. We have also traveled to Panama and Canada. Evelyn writes and works from home as well as works as a substitute teacher in local public elementary schools. In the past year she has been building her pie and quiche business selling at up to 8 farmers markets a week. Her quiches are regularly available for breakfast. She also sells jams, jellies, pickles and relishes which may be available for tasting upon request. Evelyn grew up in Vermont. The B&B is on the farm where her family has lived since the town was founded in the late 1700's. We have lived on both coasts as well as several years in Costa Rica,. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your travels. Se habla espanol.
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