Relax on our 440 acre farm estate, laced with "larger than life" historic barns and miles of hiking, biking, and cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, known as the nationally acclaimed Kingdom Trails. Great alpine skiing and snowboarding are found at nearby Burke Mountain Ski Resort. Settle back in one of our 14 casually elegant guest rooms or luxury suites. Plan a romantic Vermont getaway, a memorable Vermont wedding, civil union or family reunion. Our Farmhouse Vacation Rental is ideal for family vacations. Check out the vacation packages for outstanding value. Pet-friendly accommodations are available. Nearby attractions include Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Cabot Creamery, Stephen Huneck's Art Gallery & Dog Chapel, antique shops, St. Johnsbury Golf Course, swimming, canoeing and kayaking on pristine lakes and more. For a taste of France, Canada is just 45 minutes away.
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.