The Inn at Shelburne Farms and the Farm itself provide an array of recreational activities to enjoy for every taste from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking. The nearby Lake Champlain is great for kayaking, canoeing, rowing, fishing and swimming, while a 10-mile walking trail is ideal for exploring the area.
The inn offers tennis courts, lawn games such as croquet, badminton, and bocce ball and the beautifully manicured gardens present the perfect escape for relaxing. A 19th century pool table and games room offers respite on rainy days and guided property tours offer insight into the history of the farm.
Children will love The Farmyard, which offers a fun, safe, and friendly farm and agricultural experience for the whole family. Located in the south wing of the Farm Barn, The Farmyard, features fun-filled, hands-on experiences, such as welcoming the chickens for the “Chicken Parade”, milking the Brown Swiss cows and goats by hand, collecting eggs, brushing rabbits and sheep, soaking the sows and farm chores.
Visitors can also meet live birds of prey and learn about the amazing world of raptors with the unique Outreach for Earth Stewardship program.
Weddings / Reunions / Conference Facilities
The Inn at Shelburne Farms offers facilities and catering for special events, such as business functions, small weddings and celebrations, meetings and team building events. The venue caters for up to 28 guests in a beautiful private setting with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus featuring contemporary cuisine.
The inn caters for small groups in a quiet, elegant setting with meals and refreshments, as well as larger groups in The Coach Barn, which has a unique indoor and spectacular outdoor setting for larger events.
Shelburne Farms hosts a number of events throughout the year, as well as agricultural-based youth, adult and family programs, such as Carbon Farming, Growing Education on the Farm, Sheep and Shear Delights and What Do Owls Eat for Lunch?
Established in 1763 and located on beautiful Lake Champlain in Chittenden County, Shelburne is the most populated county in the State of Vermont and offers an array of popular tourist attractions, recreational activities, and special events to enjoy throughout the year. Popular local attractions include the Shelburne Museum, the Fiddlehead Brewing Company, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, and Shelburne Vineyards.
The surrounding region provides ample opportunities for a variety of recreational activities and other things to see and do, such as walking and hiking, mountain biking and fishing, tennis, golf and sailing, as well as various cultural experiences and wine-tasting. Other special events include sports events such as biathlons and triathlons, concerts, parades, fireworks, and various year-round festivals.
Rooms at the Inn at Shelburne Farms start at $155 per night. The inn and the restaurant are open for the season from May to October.
1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, website, Phone: 802-985-8498
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