Located above a small wooded glen, The
Hidden Garden's Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary
large-timbered Post and Beam home surrounded by 26 acres of
woods and gardens. The property borders on over 120 acres of
protected natural habitat. As you approach the house, be
prepared to be greeted by very friendly labrador retrievers --
they love company.
This contemporary Post and Beam home,
partially furnished with antiques and Oriental rugs, awaits
your arrival. Your hosts will get you settled in and on the
way to a relaxing and peaceful visit.
Sit in the sunken wall garden and listen to
the tumble of water from the fountain. The ornamental fish and
frogs will amuse you...the stonework will impress you.
Considered to be one of Vermont's largest, the ever-evolving
private gardens are in color continuously from April until
winter. Beautiful conifers and other specimens make the
gardens a year-round delight. Curved paths wind through an
extensive collection of varied plantings.
On the second floor, the Bed and Breakfast
offers two guestrooms which share a bath, a private bath
option is available. These are rooms in which you can spread
out, relax, and enjoy views of the grounds. In the mornings,
enjoy a bountiful breakfast in the sunroom overlooking the
gardens or in the formal dining room.
After breakfast, you can stay on the
premises for a truly relaxing vacation. Stroll down woodland
paths to reach the Lower Garden and trout pond. Bring a picnic
and relax near the fireplace, then float in the blissful
stillness that surrounds the trout pond.
The Hidden Garden's Bed and Breakfast is
conveniently located just twenty minutes from Burlington and
thirty minutes from Middlebury. Historical and sight-seeing
places of interest include Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms,
Burlington Waterfront and Market Place, and Lake Champlain.
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and the Vermont Teddy Bear
Factory are two can't-miss stops when visiting Vermont.
If you really want to get away from it all,
take a short downhill woodland walk away from the house to "camp."
During the day you can swim or float on the pond or feed the
trout. In the evening, sit and listen to the tree frogs and
watch the bats fly free. If you take a flashlight, you can
walk the pond's edge to see crawfish, tadpoles, and other
fascinating aquatic life.
Some evenings your hosts have bonfires,
roast marshmallows, and enjoy s'mores. If "camp"
doesn't appeal to you, spend some of your evenings in the
sunken garden. There are path lights and underwater pond
lights that shimmer on the stone wall. It's peaceful and
romantic; your hosts will provide the glasses, and you bring
The neighboring conserved lands have
hiking trails that are connected to gravel and paved roads for
walking, jogging, bird watching, and other quiet outdoor
activities. Several golf courses are nearby, as are streams