Hidden Valley Farm offers 400 private acres of wildlife, meadows, woodlands and ponds to explore. The 3000-square-foot farmhouse sleeps 2-14 and offers several gathering areas: a modern living room and fireplace; a reading room; a dining area; a high-ceiling sun room with flat-screen TV, a bar and wood stove; and a fully-equipped sociable kitchen. Cable TV, free wi-fi, books and board games. A propane grill is on the farm house deck. Socialize around a fire in the fire pit.
HIDDEN VALLEY FARM
Hidden Valley Farm is a picturesque country farm on 400 acres of pristine land in a quiet, end-of-the-road, secluded valley offering plenty of room for outdoor activities. Its wide-open meadows and trout-stocked ponds are surrounded by breath-taking views of Vermont’s famed maple trees, woodlands and mountains. Hike our private mountain to enjoy the views. Breathe deeply to appreciate Vermont’s famous fresh air generated by countless trees.
The farm features an old-fashioned red country barn housing three bucolic steers. Enjoy the ambiance of staying in a newly-renovated 80-year-old authentic Farm House. Also available is the separate Log Cabin (Homeaway property #HA 146185). Rent both for reunions, weddings, family get-togethers, retreats, seminars, writing practicums, etc.
The farm has a colorful history. Its farmhouse once served as the town dance hall and rumor has it that in the 1920's prohibition moonshine was made at the farm. That might account for the street’s original name—Pint Road. In the 1930's, the original farmhouse burned and the Corey family bought the then 200-acre property, rebuilt the farmhouse and ran the farm as a dairy farm. Next, they bought a cider mill and converted it into the barn. They raised dairy cows—and 11 children—and sold milk, potatoes, popcorn, maple syrup and lumber, which they sold out of a sawmill they built, which is still standing.
The Farm House
The 3000-square foot, two-story farmhouse offers several gathering areas: a modern living room with a fireplace; a dining room; a high-ceiling sun room with flat-screen TV, a bar and a wood stove; a fully-equipped sociable kitchen, and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The farmhouse sleeps 2-14 with four bedrooms, a sleeping alcove, a daybed and a futon couch. It has two and a half baths. There are three twin beds, three double beds, two queen beds, a day bed in the sun room and a futon couch in the reading room.
This is not camp; all bedding and towels are provided. Entertainment includes cable television, free wi-fi, books and board games. A propane grill is on the farmhouse deck. For socializing around a fire, there is also a fire pit with picnic benches.
The separate single-story 1200-square-foot log cabin (Homeaway property# HA 146185) is one of the few left in Vermont. It has today’s modern conveniences. Up on a hillside, it is nicely laid out, sleeps 2-6 in two bedrooms, has a living/dining room with a stone fireplace, an open, full kitchen, a laundry room and a sitting porch overlooking a fenced cattle grazing field and the rest of Hidden Valley Farm.
Activities On the Farm
Great private location for walking, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing and watching for wildlife. Meander through wild flowers. Walk the farm’s lush meadows. Explore the pine and maple woodlands. Hike our mountain. Barbeque. Sit around a bonfire under the moonlight.
Get re-acquainted with serenity as you breathe Vermont’s legendary fresh air deeply into your lungs to clear your mind and energize your spirit.
Swim in our large pond, dive from its pier. Guests are welcome to use, at their own liability, our 2-4 person paddleboat, canoe and two kayaks on our ponds.
Watch for wildlife. Wild rabbits and families of wild turkeys are likely to march by during the day. Deer come at sunrise and sunset. Listen to owls at night. Foxes are occasional visitors.
In winter, enjoy sledding in the snow on the farm.
Relax with our library of our classic books. Wind down with one of our many board games.
It is our mission to send our guests back home refreshed, renewed and revitalized. Vermont will do that for you. If it’s peace of mind you’re hoping to rediscover, it’s waiting for you at Hidden Valley Farm.
Activities Off the Farm
The heart of our small town—the Wells Country Store—offers homemade baked goodies made fresh every morning; soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch and Juli’s excellent wine collection.
The lovely Lake St. Catherine in the Lake St. Catherine State Park is a 5-10-minute drive, just past the town’s miniature golf course. The park is convenient for picnicking (picnic tables provided), fishing, boating and jet skiing.
Eighteen-hole golf is a 10-minute drive to the open-to-the-public Lake St. Catherine Country Club (lakestcatherinecountryclub.com) or at the famed Saratoga National Golf Course, named one of the Top 100 Golf Courses by Golf Digest.
Hidden Valley Farm is central to all Vermont’s major ski areas. Bromley is the closest, a 30-minute drive. Pico, Killington, Stratton, Okemo are all a 45-60 minute drive.
Fishing is popular on the nearby Battenkill River.
Local farmer’s markets and craft fairs.
To the south is Manchester, the original outlet town, with award-winning restaurants and antique shops. Don’t miss the charming independent Northshire Bookstore, Orvis's glorious flagship store, antiques and arts and crafts shops. Stop in Manchester after skiing at Bromley or Stratton.
To the north, Rutland offers a variety of restaurants for dinner after skiing Killington, Pico and Okemo.
This is the rural countryside. From the farm, you will not be able to see any neighbors. The Wells Country Store is the heart of our tiny town. Be sure to go for morning Green Mountain coffee and Juli's freshly-baked goodies. Later, go for sandwiches, salads, Vermont cheese, creemees. Take home just baked pies and cookies, or one of Juli's excellent wine selections.
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