With over 300 acres of pristine land and only 20 accommodations, Twin Farms gives a whole new meaning to the five star experience. For most of the year the resort is an adults only sanctuary. One week each summer and winter they invite families and serve up an unforgettable experience.The Barnard, Vermont, resort is easy to get to from Boston or New York, yet feels a world away.
Why it’s worth booking for the next family vacation week, or better yet, a getaway from the kids:
You will never eat this well in your life. I licked my plate clean at every meal, devoured every dessert, and lost weight. Yes, you read that correctly, it’s magic food. It all comes from the local farms and is prepared fresh just for you. Your personal chef (that’s how I liked to think of him) works off of a questionnaire you complete before you arrive. Everything is made just to your taste. I am wheat, dairy and gluten free. I hadn’t had dessert (cardboard texture cookies don’t count) in so long I almost cried with joy at every meal.The Wine
If you were to judge the book by its cover, this spa doesn’t compare to many resort spas. Until you start your treatment.
Because the property has so few guests you can always get an appointment, you never wait and every treatment I had actually ran long. They treated me to their signature Ultimate Body Treatment. It was over two hours of pure bliss.
Since I had clearly become royalty there, I tried the in-room massage that afternoon.
They set the table up on the screened in porch, lit a fire and I enjoyed the most over-the-top massage while listening to the wind rush through the leaves.
Really, you can. You can have a picnic anywhere on the property, in a house, with a mouse, anywhere. One guest told me the story of the staff placing a heated blanket deep in the woods in the winter and leaving them a romantic picnic basket tucked in the snow.
Wilson and I took a basket full of pb&j out in the canoe as he insisted that we were going to have our own special picnic on the island. He was so sincere, he wouldn’t even let me paddle, it was a magical afternoon with my son that I’ll never forget.
For those of us unlucky enough not to have our own country estate with staff, Twin Farms will make you feel to the manor born (as we all know you are).