Friday, October 21, 2011

Shelburne Farm

We spent one glorious blue sky day with no clouds in sight at Shelburne Farms in Burlington VT. When we  drove up to the visitor center entrance gate we had no idea the vast expanses of beauty that awaited us.

 Once we entered the farm the sweeping views of pastoral land were all spectacular. Shelburne farm is a 1,400 acre working farm created by the vision and resources of the Webb/Vanderbilt family, that encourages sustainable farming. The farm is a learning farm with programs for children and adults from all over the world. There is a herd of 125 Brown Swiss cattle that produce milk that is made into award winning farm house cheese. The farm supports and supplies all vegetables, meats, cheese and wine to the Inn on the property. There is a stunning Inn, which was the original house used by the family, with 25 guest rooms. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sunday. It has 4 cottages tucked away on the property. The Inn overlooks Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondack Mountain range. We are still talking about the size and beauty of the barns and the main house. The estate was owned and built in 1886 by Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb.


Anonymous said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Pigtown*Design said...

isn't this place incredible? i had a friend who was a cheesemaker there about 20 years ago. it was excellent cheese, too!

La Boheme said...

I'd be ready for a weekend getaway there! xoxo

Ann said...

How idyllic, I will have to add it to my "to-visit" list. Thanks for sharing!

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