Fruitlands Maple and Fruit / Bed and Breakfast, a small diversified organic farm and bed and breakfast in Marshfield, Vermont.


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Thank you for not smoking at Fruitlands.

Room rates and reservations policies.

To check room availability and to make bookings: call 802-426-3889, e-mail or go to

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Check out our new kayak rentals. - Discover the beauty and serenity of our area from the water! Explore our lakes from our new kayaks.

Don't let your bike sit at home while you have all the fun — take it with you on your next train trip and explore your destination car-free. It's easy with carry-on bicycle service available on Vermonter trains 54, 55, 56, 57 at all station stops from Washington, DC, to St. Albans in Northern Vermont.
Reservations Required

Advance reservations are required for carry-on bicycle service onboard the Vermonter. A bicycle fee of $20 applies if you're traveling to and from station stops between Washington, DC, and New Haven and $10 if you're traveling between New Haven and St. Albans. Make a reservation for your bike at the same time you are booking the rest of your travel here at, at a Quik-Trak kiosk, by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or by visiting any Amtrak ticket office. Bike reservations cannot be made through Amtrak mobile apps.

With so much to offer, it's no wonder...Vermont is a top destination for getaways all year round. And a wonderful way to get here is by train.

You'll enjoy the journey through breathtaking scenery to your own personal adventure. Tempted? Pack your bags and book your trip.

We can arrange to pick you up at the Montpelier Station.

First snow October 17, 2015
First snow October 17, 2015

Our new All Sun Tracker 24 up and running at Fruitlands.

Click on the image to open the Tracker photo album.

As 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!

Update 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.

November 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 by Solartech 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!

June 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.


Guest 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 space.
This 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.) 

Butternut Room - Bed View
Butternut Room - Queen Bed
Butternut Room - Full View
Butternut Room - Full View
Butternut Room - Private Bath
Butternut Room - Private Bath

The 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
Alcott Suite
Alcott Suite Bath
Alcott Suite Bath
Alcott Suite Deck
Alcott Suite Deck
Alcott Suite Circle Head View
Alcott Suite Circle Head Window
Alcott Suite Jotul Fire
Alcott Suite Jotul Gas Stove
Alcott Suite Deck View
Alcott Suite View From Deck

Fruitlands is a non-smoking bed and breakfast.

Guests at Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast are invited to share in our common spaces: our living room, porches, expansive gardens, stone walls, barns and pastures.
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Breakfast Table
Breakfast Table
Front Porch Chairs and Swing
Front Porch Chairs And Swing
Later afternoon view from front porch
Front Porch Late Afternoon View

Meals - Many of our guests are enjoying cooking their supper over the open fire in the new fireplace and lingering into the evening watching the stars come.

We serve 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.

Lunch & Dinner
There are several unique eating establishments within a few miles of our Central Vermont bed and breakfast. We love to share our recommendations:

~Rainbow 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 miles
~Bentley's Bakery and Cafe in Danville. Breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees. Super pastries! 10 miles
~Three Ponds, Local Comfort Food in West Danville. Open for breakfast and lunch, Thursday through Monday 6am to 3pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday for now). So far our best-selling meals are the Three Ponds Breakfast (eggs, homefries, toast and choice of meat) and Roasted Root Hash (vegetarian) for breakfast- and assorted grilled sandwiches and fries for lunch. Hot coffee is always on, as well as tea, cold drinks, and we are just starting to "fire up" our creemie machine. 6 miles
~ Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant, our favorite Thai restaurant in Montpelier. 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
~Goodfellas in Danville, a very nice family-style dining experience. 12 miles
Positive Pie in Hardwick. Rooted in its beginning as an authentic Pizzeria, Positive Pie combines its old-school heritage with a new-age Vermont mindset. Our commitment to our guests is to provide a cool, contemporary, comfortable, casual - yet always stylish - urban refuge from the ordinary. 13 miles
Postivie Pie in Plainfield. 12 miles
Parker 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." 31 miles
~And 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 miles

Food Shopping
There are three great local food and general stores close by:
~Cabot Village Store, a full-service grocery store and deli with excellent take-out pizza. 2 miles
~Marshfield Village Store, an old-style general store atmosphere with a new look. Made to order pizza, groceries, hardware, fresh and local meats and produce as well as a large beverage selection. 3 miles
~Hastings 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 miles
And then there is the Cabot Creamery Visitors Center and Store 3 miles

We try to keep our room rates reasonable and steady throughout the seasons:
Butternut Room / $95.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person on queen futon in room, $25.00 for 2 extra people)

Alcott Suite
/ $145.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person on queen futon in suite, $25.00 for 2 extra people), $375.00 /three-day stay, $575 / five-day stay, $775.00 / weekly stay

When we take your reservation, we require a credit-card. We do not charge the card at time of reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so within 7 days prior to your reservation. A charge for the room will be applied to your card if you do not notify us about your cancellation. You many pay by personal checks, cash, traveler’s checks, VISA, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Under special circumstances, these can be flexible. Please ask. (Nous parlons francais.)

Fruitlands Guest Book
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For reservations and additional information, contact us at:
Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast
506 Thistle Hill Road
Marshfield, VT 05658
802-426-3889 (phone)
802-426-3035 (fax)

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