you for not smoking at Fruitlands.
about a fall foliage vacation without a car? Bring
your bike, your hiking boots, your picnic basket.
We will pick you up and return you to the AmTrak station
on departure day...for free. See below:
so much to offer, it's no wonder...Vermont is a
top destination for getaways all year round. And
the most wonderful way to get there is by train.
on the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express and
save 20% through October 28, 2012.
enjoy the journey through breathtaking scenery to
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on the image to open the Tracker photo album.
of December 3, 2011, Fruitlands is
being powered by our All Sun Tracker 24 grid-tied
system. Our goal is to provide 100% of our total electrical
usage though the Tracker. You can
"track" our Tracker online! Site ID#
1050. While enjoying your stay with us, you can know
that most of our heat and hot water is produced by
a wood-burning boiler from wood that we selectively
cut ourselves, and that our power source is now the
sun. Organic and Green Renewables!
July 1, 2012 - June prodcution was 900kWh.
We are now producing more power than we use and are
feeding the grid! Our total balance to date since
December for our GMP power bill is -$158.00. We have
planted a circle of sunflowers all around the base
of the Tracker to celebrate.
2011 - Exciting news: We are installing a US-MADE
24 PV panel All
Sun Tracker at the end of this month. It will be
grid tied and should provide 100% of our electrical
use here at Fruitlands. The installation is being done
from Sutton, VT. Our main heat is a Danish Tarm wood
boiler so both our heat and electrical use will be renewable!
We cut and process our own wood too!
2010 - We are pleased to offer our guests a
new ammenity at Fruitlands: a Hotsprings Spa. This is
sized for a more intimate relaxation for 2-3 people
at a time. *This image is taken from the deck of the
Alcott Suite looking down onto the new spa deck. Mouse
over image to see the complete setting. Nothing like
a good soak and hydro massage under the stars and listening
to the hermit thrushes in our woods. At the moment the
best in show are the lightning bugs after dark. Hundreds
lighting up the sky and woods.
check our reservations calendar for available dates.
If you have trouble opening the calendar, please use
your browser's refresh function. *Reserved rooms
/ dates have colored bars
indicating reservation. If space is blank, date is open.
Accommodations at Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast
The Butternut Room: This is a second-floor
room in the main house that will quiet the spirit. The walls
are done in native Vermont butternut, wallpapers and wooden
ceiling with beams. There is a four-poster queen bed, native
maple furniture and a love seat. There
is a double futon couch for those needing an additional sleeping
room has a private bath just five feet from the door. The
views include the tops of our apple and pear trees. (Click
images below for larger views.)
Room - Queen Bed
Room - Full View
Room - Private Bath
Alcott Suite: This four-room second-floor suite is perfect
for longer stays. It has a well-equipped kitchen with gas
range, microwave and fridge. The focus of the living room
is a warming Jotul stove. The bedroom has a queen bed, and
there is a spacious bath. There are unique windows, skylights
and a wonderful deck for catching the sun, stars or even llama
watching. There is a double futon couch for those needing
an additional sleeping space. The suite is equiped with satellite
tv, Sirius music and DVD. (Click
images below for larger views.)
Alcott Suite Bath
Alcott Suite Deck
Alcott Suite Circle Head Window
Alcott Suite Jotul Gas Stove
Alcott Suite View From Deck
is a non-smoking bed and breakfast.
at Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast are invited to share in our
common spaces: our living room, porches, expansive gardens,
stone walls, barns and pastures.
images below for larger views.)
Front Porch Chairs And Swing
Front Porch Late Afternoon View
- Many of our guests are enjoying cooking their supper over
the open fire in the new
fireplace and lingering into the evening watching the
our Bed and Breakfast guests a family-style breakfast in our
large country kitchen. We serve a vegetarian menu that often
includes maple syrup and many of our fresh, organic fruits
and vegetables in season. Seating is in front of a large arched
window with easterly views towards Vermont's Northeast Kingdom
and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
There are several unique eating establishments within a few
miles of our Central Vermont bed and breakfast. We love to
share our recommendations:
Sweets in Marshfield, an intimate cafe and "patisserie"
where Bill's conversation is almost as famous as his brioche
(written up in Gourmet Magazine). 3
Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick, from farm to table,
emphasizing local and sustainable produce, artisan products,
and responsible business practices that support our communities.
~Maple Valley Cafe in Plainfield, a combo deli-cafe-pizzeria
that is the favorite spot for many locals. The soups are great.
(Try the seitan reubens!) 12 miles
Orchid Thai Restaurant, our favorite Thai restaurant in
Montpelier. 18 miles
~ NECI, the celebrated teaching restaurants of the New
England Culinary Institute in Montpelier. 18 miles
Cafe in St. Johnsbury, "Hip, fresh, delicious"
serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 18 miles
~The Creamery Restaurant, Hill St., Danville "Homemade
soups, ocean fresh seafood and two levels of dining, a downstairs
pub atmosphere for casual dining." 10 miles
~Good Fellas in Danville, a very nice family-style dining
experience. 12 miles
Bees Knees in Morrisville. "The Bee’s Knees
opened in July of 2003 because we wanted a place where everyone
felt comfortable to stay as long as they wanted or as short
as they pleased to play a game, write a poem, or share a song.
We wanted it to feel as if you were coming into a good friend’s
home never sure what will be in the fridge, but confident
that it will always be delicious" Tues. - Sun. 7:30 a.m.
to 10:00 p.m. 28 miles
Pie Company in West Glover. "The Parker Pie Co. started
as a small pizza shop in the back of the Lake Parker Country
Store. While it is still a little pizza shop in the back of
a country store, the quality of the food and the community
atmosphere has turned it into a favorite eatery and pub for
locals and seasonal clientele alike. The Parker Pie Co. is
a foodie destination not to be missed. In addition to our
famous pizza, our revolving beer menu features both Vermont
brews and the best fermented beverages from around the globe."
although over an hour away from Fruitlands, we have to share
with you what we feel is the most exquisite dining experience
in Vermont: A
Single Pebble in Burlington, "Elegantly prepared
gourmet food, absolutely authentic, of a quality that can't
be found anywhere outside of China (or Chinatown)." 65
There are three great local food and general stores close
~Cabot Village Store, a full-service grocery store and deli
with excellent take-out pizza. 2 miles
Store in West Danville, offering groceries, produce and
"fresh-cut" meats along with hunting/fishing licenses,
Notaries Public services, and Jane's abilities as Justice
of the Peace. (Get your Joe's Pond ice-out tickets!) 6
We try to keep our room rates reasonable and steady throughout
Butternut Room / $90.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person
on queen futon in room, $25.00 for 2 extra people)
Alcott Suite / $140.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person
on queen futon in suite, $25.00 for 2 extra people), $350.00
/three-day stay, $575 / five-day stay, $725.00 / weekly stay
A deposit equal to 50% payment for the
length or your stay and room choice is required to confirm
your reservation. Your deposit is due within 7 days of making
your reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation,
please do so within 14 days prior to your reservation, and
we will promptly refund your deposit. Refunds will also be
given if we are able to resell the room, even if under the
time limit. We accept personal checks, cash, traveler’s
checks, VISA and Mastercard.
time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Under special
circumstances, these can be flexible. Please ask. (Nous
to open guest book.
and additional information, contact us at:
Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast
506 Thistle Hill Road
Marshfield, VT 05658
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