Just north of Danville Village, this strikingly handsome farm is a prize winning sixth generation working dairy farm. The farm's 230 acres include a hilltop picnic area with panoramic views of much of the Northeast Kingdom. Historical and present day farm tours are offered.
Spend a special vacation discovering Emergo Farm Bed & Breakfast. This family farm has been in operation since 1858 when the Webster's great-great-great grandparents began farming the 200+ acres still in use today. Hand-built connected farm buildings are fastened with pegs in traditional post-and-beam construction. The 1890 horse barn, 1897 three-story barn was once used for hay storage, hand milk 15 Jersey cows, house 2 work horses/ oxen and many chickens and pigs; don't forget to take a peek at the original outhouse! Today, the Webster's milk 90+ Holsteins in a modern free-stall milking parlor.
The farmhouse is nicely appointed, elegant yet comfortable and offers attractive parlor areas with books on historical and rural life, games, cable TV, wireless internet and great views that accompany every window. Our home is non-smoking and is always welcoming to well-behaved children.
The Homestead Suite offers two bedrooms, full kitchen and bath, and a sitting room. Individual rooms with a private bath are decorated with family heirlooms.
We welcome you to our "1858 Sixth Generation Century Farm" and a "Dairy of Distinction". There's no extra charge for helping with the farm chores!
This organization is also part of a Geotourism Initiative. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, located in northeastern Vermont, has long embraced the ideals that comprise National Geographic's geotourism programs. Geotourism, as defined by the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations is "tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place. It's a destination where you can have an authentic travel experience without harming the place." Jonathan Tourtellot, director of the Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations, describes the NEK as "the real Vermont...This is rural America at its most nostalgic, enlivened by a vibrant cultural arts community and the wonderful Vermont scenery. There are scenic back roads to drive, quaint little towns to explore, wonderful hiking in the summer and great skiing in the winter." To ensure the development of a geotourism program that is true to the Kingdom, a Geotourism Alliance was established to help steward the formation of this program. Today, this Alliance is comprised of over 20 member organizations who provide input and support as the Northeast Kingdom Geotourism Program evolves.