Bed and Breakfast on Site of Former Sawmill and Farm
Before it was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1967, the property now known as The Inn at Sawmill Farm served for more than 170 years as, well, a sawmill and then a farm. During the Southern Vermont estate's transformation into an inn, the new owners retained as much of the original buildings as possible. The dairy barn’s hand-hewn posts and boards were repurposed in the new construction, and a portion of the barn's old-fashioned red-and-white exterior became part of an interior hallway. The hayloft is now a library and game room, and sheep stalls were converted into bedrooms. Antiques and quilts complement the down-home flavor of the place, where 21 guest rooms are divvied up among several cottages dotting the 20-acre property. Tucked in the Green Mountains, the inn is also located just a few minutes from Mount Snow, making it a tranquil home base for a skiing retreat.
The Inn at Sawmill Farm’s Main House includes its library, a living room with a fireplace and several couches, and the deluxe rooms. Room #5 has been decorated in elegant shades of peach, with a private balcony for enjoying the view, while Room #1 offers a little extra room. Just beyond the main building, you'll find the The Farm House, where each bedroom is individually decorated and equipped with a wood-burning fireplace and private bathroom. Fishing ponds, hiking trails, and tennis courts are all located nearby.
The inn's onsite restaurant, Nonna’s, serves traditional Italian dishes Thursday–Monday. The menu lists a variety of pastas as well as Nonna’s signature meatballs, which come glazed in a plum-tomato ragu. Cannoli filled with orange-scented ricotta make for a satisfying finish. If you choose Option 2, the Groupon includes a four-course chef’s tasting menu (changes weekly), plus a picnic lunch, and champagne and fruit upon arrival.
West Dover, Vermont: Rural Countryside in the Mount Snow Valley
West Dover is a small town in Vermont's Mount Snow Valley, a rural area that's becoming increasingly popular with out-of-towners, as evidenced by West Dover's more than 30 bed and breakfasts. Local attractions include abundant farm-to-table dining and a slew of outdoor activities at Mt. Snow, which stays open year-round. Skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes in winter, while warmer weather brings hikers and mountains bikers eager to take on more than 20 miles of trails.
The entire staff was very friendly and welcoming, delicious breakfast, cozy atmosphere and Flat screen TV's in the room. The grounds were beautiful! Thank you for the amazing stay. I will defenitly stay here again in the future. =)
Luz K. ·
December 30, 2013
We loved our stay! Our room was adorable, the service was excellent, and we can't wait to go back again!