A quick overview:
Private, spacious, well-appointed guesthouse on 400 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains. Large porch with scenic views. Full kitchen, living and dining rooms, and laundry. Queen bedroom, plus pull-out couch, and roll away sleep up to 5. A/C, satellite TV, Wi-fi and cell service. Miles of private recreational trails. Maple sugaring operation and show oxen. Minutes from Norwich University.
In more detail:
Enjoy Scenic Views, Privacy & the Comforts of Home
Take in the splendor of Vermont’s mountains as you relax in the quiet comfort and privacy of our well-appointed guesthouse. Sweet Retreat is nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, conveniently located fifteen minutes south of the capital city of Montpelier, forty-fiver minutes from Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, and Stowe, an hour from Burlington International Airport, 2.5 hours from Montreal and 2.75 hours from Boston.
You will find our spacious guesthouse equipped with everything you need to stay two days, a week, a month or more! To get you started, we stock the guesthouse with breakfast fixings for your first morning meal. And, enjoy complimentary maple syrup from our sugarhouse throughout short-term stays. Food shopping is just six miles away.
The Guesthouse Features:
• Porch with mountain views and sunrises
• Fully-equipped kitchen
• Spacious dining room with a table that seats up to 14
• Queen-size bed with fine linens
• Pull-out couch in the living room
• Satellite TV, wireless Internet access
• Air conditioning, three-zone heating
• A full laundry
Explore the Outdoors in Every Season
When you stay at Sweet Retreat, you don’t have to leave the premises to explore the great outdoors. Open the front door and enjoy the many miles of trails we’ve created and keep open for your walking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing pleasure.
Slow Down & Get Close to Nature
Relax on the large porch and watch the sunrise over Spruce Mountain. View deer grazing in the back fields. Wander down to the pond to observe beavers at work, or grab your binoculars and look for American bitterns and blue herons.
Visit with our Show Oxen
Spend some time at the barn—visit with our 4 teams of show oxen, and if the timing is right watch them in training. For a truly unique Vermont experience, arrange for a ride in our custom-made ox cart, or in winter a sleigh ride through the woods pulled by our team of Durham-Herefords, Bright and Lion.
Learn How We Make Pure Vermont Gold® Maple Syrup!
Sugaring season at Sweet Retreat occurs in early spring when the sap runs in our 200-acre hillside maple grove. Stop by our state-of-the-art sugarhouse to experience the sights, smells and sounds of sugaring as we boil the sap that flows from our sugar maples into Pure Vermont Gold®. Taste the warm syrup as it is drawn off the evaporator—a sweet Vermont experience that you will long remember.
Come & Stay with Us—We’re Conveniently Located
Sweet Retreat is five miles from Interstate 89 and from downtown Northfield, home to Norwich University, six covered bridges, and the Northfield Country Club golf course (open to the public).
More on our Short & Long-term Stays & Rates
Double occupancy, all inclusive:
2-night minimum, $220 per night; $54.50 per night each additional adult or child.
Weekly (6 nights)-$1250; $54.50 per night each additional adult or child.
Four weeks (30 nights)-$3000; $40 per night each additional adult or child.
Five weeks or more $70 per day; $25 per night each additional adult or child.
Please note: No pets or animals are permitted.
MasterCard and VISA accepted.
Special rates available for student's families and alumni of Norwich University.