What are five things to know about Twin Farms?

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There are a few good things to know about Twin Farms, a rustic getaway hidden away in the Vermont countryside. Suffice it to say, it’s a departure from the big city, and that makes it something special among Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotels. With that in mind, here are five things you should know before you visit the luxury Vermont hotel:

1. Twin Farms, for the most part, does not permit children under the age of 18. However, this policy is null and void during the popular Family Week. During certain weekday periods of the year, such as the first week of August and the week of Presidents Day, the hotel welcomes everyone — kids included. In true Twin Farms style, the staff goes out of its way to make little ones feel as pampered and cared for as their parents. Kids will love all the activities, from swimming in the pond and star gazing parties in the summer months to sleigh rides, ice skating, puzzle challenges and family movie nights in the Pub during winter. It’s a safe place for kids to run around (the entire property is gated) while groups of parents sip wine and mingle. These weeks are very popular so be sure to book as far in advance as possible.

2. Twin Farms is not really set up for pets. While your pet may disagree and find running around in the woods and gnawing on the chef’s smoked veal rillettes quite appealing, you’ll have to make arrangements for your furry friend in a nearby kennel. The hotel’s helpful reservations team can assist you with the planning. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in select accommodations, which include: Woods Cottage, Meadow Cottage, and Log Cabin Cottage.  There is a $75 per night fee for each dog.  Each cottage is limited to a maximum of two dogs.

3. In addition to the year-round room rates, don’t forget to inquire about any packages the hotel may be offering at the time of your visit. We love the Romantic Escape Package, which gives guests an extra fourth night after a three-day stay. 

4. The luxury Vermont hotel closes from around mid-March to late April or early May for its annual spring cleaning. So if you were hoping for a springtime visit, you’ll have to pick an alternate season. Winter is a great time to stay there, since the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has a ski slope with six groomed trails as well as an ice skating rink. Of course, you can’t go wrong with autumn, when the many trees on the grounds burst with reds, oranges and yellows.

5. Hidden among the grounds, the Japanese furos at Twin Farms aren’t something you’d know about unless you popped your head inside or read the hotel’s literature thoroughly. It may sound like some kind of critter in the woods but a furo, made of wood and glass, is essentially a big soaking tub filled with 104-degree water. The furo is divided into two sections, male and female, each with its own changing and private bathing areas. The central bathing area is coed, and the entire experience is clothing optional.

Michael Beardsley

Here are five things we think you should know about Twin Farms:

The rates at Twin Farms are all-inclusive which allow guests to indulge in all meals, afternoon tea, wine, spirits and on-site recreational activities (equipment provided). Additional charges apply for spa, massage and premium wine selections.

We provide the utmost of privacy to our guests and are only accessible to those that have an over-night reservation. In addition, the Dining Room is not open to the public.

We are open year-round with the exception of late March through April during which time we are closed for annual renovations and maintenance.

We welcome adults and children 18 and older only with the exception of two family weeks that take place once in the summer and once in the winter. During family week, children of all ages are welcome.

We welcome pets in four of our cottages.

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