At Liberty Hill Farm, we have approximately 270 Robeth Holsteins (more about our award-winning herd later) and many friendly farm animals. The day begins with a bountiful country breakfast and ends with a homemade, sit-down meal around the dining room table. In between, there are lots of chores to tackle if you wish and places to explore. Kids can cuddle the barn kittens, collect eggs, chase chickens and feed newborn calves. In summer, guests roll inner tubes down the road to the White River for a leisurely float down to our ‘beach’, or walk down past fields of corn and wildflowers. In winter, miles of cross-country trails start right out our front door, surrounded by the splendor of the Green Mountain National Forest. Fortunately, Liberty Hill Farm is only a short drive to many of Vermont’s most charming villages and ski areas, including Rochester, Brandon, Woodstock, Quechee and Middlebury, as well as the Killington and the Sugarbush ski areas.
By sharing the joys and challenges of farming life, we have seen our guests come to appreciate how closely our different ways of life intertwine. Each time a guest buys a product from an independent farm, whether cheese in the grocery store or fresh produce at a farmer’s market, they help sustain family farms.
Every day is different on a farm. One day, we might be haying, the next day delivering calves. But some things are constant… the crow of the rooster at the break of day; the gentle lowing of our cows; the warble of frogs awakened by spring; fresh air and delicious, home-cooked meals; the twice-daily milking of cows; the discovery of newborn kittens in the hayloft and wildflowers in the fields; the gobble of wild turkeys and the gentle murmur of the White River; chasing fireflies and barnyard chickens in summer; hiking in the woods or cross-country skiing right out the backdoor onto rolling meadows; watching stars dance in the vast night sky; making new friends…and making plans to return yet another year or another season.
A Few Details…
Dress is casual. Some guests, who enjoy helping with barn chores, may bring their own rubber boots, and there are boots to borrow on the front porch. The atmosphere is always welcoming.
The main house is a superb example of a 184-year-old Greek revival building. Butternut moldings, maple wood floors and comfortable, country furnishings make guests feel right at home the moment they walk through the front door. Accommodations consist of seven guest rooms, four shared baths, and common areas. There is plenty of space for anyone looking to retreat to a quiet place. Liberty Hill Farm Inn is recognized as a Green Hotel by the Vermont Green Hotel program through the VT Agency of Natural Resources.