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What you pack for a stay at Twin Farm depends on the season. However, we would never leave home for this Vermont hideaway without the following essentials no matter what the season:
1. A swimsuit. Though you’ll certainly get the most use out of this in the summer months when lounging by Copper Pond, you’ll also be glad to have it for dipping in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's 104-degree Japanese Furo when cooler weather hits. If you are staying in The Farmhouse, you’ll have access to an outdoor hot tub that’s shared by all four suites, so you may want a bathing suit on hand to take full advantage of that amenity.
2. Casual clothes. Twin Farms is all about luxury, but it isn’t stuffy or pretentious in the least. Dress definitely leans toward casual. It’s perfectly acceptable to show up to dinner in a pair of khakis. So pack stuff you’ll be comfortable in for both lounging and for participating in all the various activities.
3. Comfortable shoes. You’ll want more than just a pair of sandals to stroll around the 300 acres of beautiful grounds that surround the luxury Vermont hotel. It’s worth bringing a decent pair of comfortable sneakers or walking shoes, even if you don’t end up hiking.
4. A light jacket or sweater. Being more than 1,000 feet above sea level in the crisp mountain air can make the early mornings and late evenings a little cool even in the summer. You’ll be grateful to have something on hand to wrap up in when sipping coffee in the morning on your three-season porch.
5. An extra carry on bag. With quality local stores such as Simon Pearce hand-blown glass and Stave puzzles workshop close by, not to mention the products on sale at the hotel’s Out of the Woods Spa, it will be hard to leave Twin Farms without some extra goods. Packing an extra bag is always a good idea, even if all you fill it with is the chef’s sought-after chocolate chip cookies for the trip back to the airport.