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19th Century Bohemian Barn House

19th Century Bohemian Barn House


The 19th century barn house we stayed in during our visit to Vermont was a bohemian dream. It is located in the small town of Hartland, just a short drive from Woodstock. The property dates back to the 1750's . The barn house sits adjacent to an old, stone historic blacksmith's shop. Situated across the street are a little white church and the Skunk Hollow Tavern, a historic tavern built circa 1790 with great food and live music on Wednesday and Friday evenings. We had apps there on the evening of our arrival and returned back for dinner and music on Friday; the Skunk Hollow Tavern does not disappoint!

Arriving at the barn house was like taking a step back in time. The first evening of our stay coincided with the first frost of the year. Fortunately for us, our airbnb host kept the wood burning stove filled for us so we remained nice and toasty inside. The barn house is three stories tall + a sleeping loft. The first level houses the wood burning stove and other utilities. On the main floor, you have the kitchen, dining and living areas. The second floor is made up of another seating area, bathroom and painting corner. We took the ladder up to our sleeping loft each evening, where the soft trickle of the stream out back lulled us to sleep.

Our airbnb host told us about a scenic route we could take to Woodstock in the morning. We could barely believe our eyes when we turned down the most idyllic country road either of us had ever seen. Light streamed through the vibrant colored trees as we traveled down the gravel road, lined with a handlaid stone wall. I wished I would've stopped for pictures that morning, but we were running late for the breakfast buffet at the Woodstock Inn - priorities, right?  We returned the next morning to snap the following shots, but it was overcast and these pictures just don't do it justice. 

If you're looking for a unique place to stay in New England, look no further than this charming barn house. You're in for a truly unforgettable experience.  

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