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The breakfast window in autumn

"Beautiful property. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Rooms were lovely. Located in a quiet, beautiful location. A perfect stop for our group of five. Delicious French toast breakfast!" ~North Easton, MA

"Spotlessly clean. Very warm and welcoming. We will definitely return if we come back this way. Food was fabulous!!!" ~Ontario, Canada

"Thank you. We had a lovely stay at Fruitlands and slept so peacefully in the Alcott Suite. Breakfast was delicious each morning, and we enjoyed playing (fiddle and guitar) tunes by the lilac trees. We would love to return." ~CT

"Everything was so nice! Such a cozy place to stay and relax. I'd be happy to recommend it to anyone who passes this way!" ~Little Falls, NJ

"Delightful hosts and accommodations! Roomy Suite, charmingly furnished with beautiful views all around. Clean and all the amenities we needed. Janet and Dale are gracious hosts and a great source of information regarding local points of interest and history. Thank you for the comfortable stay." ~San Juan Capistrano, CA (8 day stay in the Alcott Suite)

"We enjoyed the feeling of being remote, quiet and private. Breakfast was terrific. Loved receiving snail mail with instructions. Loved conversation with owners. Would 100% choose to stay here again. Best value of all the places we stayed on this trip." ~Colorado Springs, CO

"Beautiful property and comfortable accommodations. Delicious homemade pancakes made with fresh blueberries and homemade applesauce. Great place to stay to be near Groton State Forest." ~Falls Church, VA

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. We appreciated your kind hospitality." ~Stone Ridge, NY

"We love staying here. Always clean, tidy, neat. Very comfortable." ~Cumberland, RI

"Thank you for hosting us at Fruitlands! It was the perfect place from which to visit friends in Peacham and to explore the beauty of Groton State Forest. We also enjoyed very much the blueberry pancakes!!" ~Syndenham, ON

"We had a short but pleasant and comfortable stay. I most appreciated the phone call that I received while were were on the road heading north. We were able to confirm our arrival time which allowed me to relax and enjoy dinner in town. I GREATLY appreciated the use of the Level II EV charger! The rate was very fair. I was thrilled to be able to do this trip with my EV. " ~Concord, NH (Bikers in the Cabot Ride the Ridges bicycling event)

"We had a wonderful stay at Fruitlands. Janet and Dale are the perfect hosts. Beautiful grounds and setting. Vermont comfortable accommodations and delicious homemade breakfasts.

~Millburn, NJ

"It was wonderful to meet both of you. Beautiful, peaceful place. Best wishes for many years of running your B&B and enjoying it." Fair Lawn, NJ

"Thank you so much for a fabulous stay. You thought of everything in the Alcott Suite! The breakfasts were delicious. thank you for spoiling me with GF blueberry muffins. What a treat! It was great to talk with you over breakfast and tap into your knowledge of the local area. We look forward to returning next year!!" ~Boulder, CO

"Excellent hosts! Very welcoming, friendly, and informative. The accommodations are all that you need for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was by far the most delicious - blueberry )freshly picked) pancakes, homemade applesauce, and piping hot coffee. Wish we could stay longer." ~Cumberland, RI

"We came here for Parks on the Air (POTA) an international radiosport award program that encourages licensed amateur radio operators to visit, enjoy and operate portable equipment in a variety of parks and public lands, always respecting other park users and local regulations, but staying here became the highlight of our trip. Come here to reset and realign yourself with great food, tranquil and beautiful surroundings, and fresh air! Learn the amaing history of the area and learn about family. *Great board games in the Suite for rainy days." -Quincy, MA (7 days in the Alcott Suite)

"Gracious serenity." - Norwich, CT

"We liked how beautiful is the farm and space. The room was exceptionally clean, and we appreciated an amazing breakfast. Overall, we would love to come back and spend more time here! Wishing you and business a great success!" - Long Island, NY

"Excellent place to rest from a busy life. The property is beautiful and the home is quiet and very relaxing. Janet is very polite and calm. She makes yummy French toast. I loved watching the birds at the feeders out the kitchen window. I highly recommend Fruitlands B&B! Thank you. ~Vernon, VT

"Wonderful! Restful! Congenial! It was a pleasure to chat in the kitchen over morning coffee with the sun streaming in. Such warm, neighborly atmosphere. Our kind of place and experience. We lucked out with Fruitlands and you two." ~Burlington, VT

"A beautiful setting, gracious hosts, and comfortable accommodations." ~Bay Village, Ohio

"Our second stay at Fruitlands, and we once again were delighted with all the facets from homemade breakfast to beautiful surroundings and friendly conversation. We'll be back again." ~Southbury, CT

"Fruitlands was the perfect place to stay on our vacation. Just a ten minutes drive from Groton State Forest and a thirty minute drive to Montpelier. You can easily hike all morning and enjoy a great lunch in the city by noon. The hosts are lovely and hospitable and are eager to ensure that you have a great stay. We would recommend this B&B for anyone looking for an idyllic Vermont experience." ~Bethesda, MD

"Lovely B&B. Very welcoming hosts and gorgeous gardens. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely stay here again." ~Florence, MA

"What a gem! Immaculately kept beautiful property tucked into the gorgeous Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Flowers, fruit gardens, orchards spread across the entire property. It's so rejuvenating to stroll the grounds, soaking in the ambience of a traditional New England homestead. Chickens, guinea fowl clucking in the back yard. Dale and Janet are terrific hosts. They are there whenever you need them, while also quite conscientious about giving you ample space and privacy. The breakfast each morning is healthy and delicious, always comprised of some items right form their farm and gardens. The Alcott Suite is clean, cozy and comfortable. It's spacious and private with its own separate wing with dedicated private entrance. The kitchen is full appointed with all appliances, utensils and cookware. An absolute treat that feels like a home away from home, only better! ~Media, PA

"Fruitlands is a beautiful place to stay! I had everything I needed for a great stay - even a little work set up that Janet prepped for me. Breakfast with homemade applesauce was delicious. If you are in the Cabot area, I highly recommend staying with Dale and Janet at Fruitlands." ~Brooklyn, NY

"This was our first visit to Cabot and most certainly our stay at Fruitlands a highlight! Janet and Dale are exemplary hosts, serving a delicious homemade breakfast and embellishing their picturesque property laden with fruit trees and flowers. They have knowledge and a love for the area that made us immediately feel at home and ready to return. Thank you." ~Southbury, CT

"Thank you for your hospitality. We loved the gardens, chatting with you, the porch swing, the yummy vegan blueberry pancakes. chickens and advice. Also, appreciated the water in the room, the great fan, and the option for the hot tub." ~Essex, VT

"This is the best experience we have in the trip. Owners are very easy going and accommodating. The room is super clean and well decorated to make you feel at home. We booked one night but quickly decided to stay one more night upon arrival. Thanks for Janet's delicious breakfast and Dale's great recommendations for leaf peeping!" ~Jersey City / China

"Enjoyed our stay in the Alcott Suite. Clean, comfortable. Had everything we needed for our stay. So quiet and peaceful. Janet is very knowledgeable about the area and gave us some great suggestions for sightseeing." ~Palmyra, PA

"Beautiful spot with wonderful flower gardens. We enjoyed our stay!" ~Raleigh, NC

"Fruitlands was perfect for us. After a long day out, it was lovely to come back to the Alcott Suite to cook dinner, relax on the porch and enjoy the hot tub. We really appreciated the recommendations and where to hike, swim and paddleboard. Breakfast was delicious. We especially enjoyed the blueberry crumble!" ~Buffalo, NY

"Janet and Dale were very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Butternut Room was comfy and breakfast in the morning was delicious. We will be back!" ~Redmond City, CA

"The Newtons were great hosts, humble and caring. The Alcott Suite was spacious, clean and very comfortable. It's more than a B&B - you can indulge in peace and serenity with nature. Call it a resort. We (including the kids) agreed to make it a summer home." ~Holliston, MA

"We had a wonderful time at Fruitlands. Beautiful place. Excellent views. Wonderful host. 5-star rating. Had a great conversation with Dale and Janet. Enjoyed our stay!" ~North Providence, RI

"The grounds are lovely, and our suite was well cared for and spotless. Plenty of utensils and pots for cooking. I like to cook and was very pleased. Great spot for watching wildlife. Our kids had a nice sleep too and said that it was better than fancy hotels." - Kenmore, WA

"Like last time: perfect! Food, atmosphere...We are already discussing a longer stay." ~Montreal, Quebec

"Thank you for a lovely stay. We were in the area for a running event in Groton Forest on Saturday and a cycling event (Ride the Ridges) on Sunday. Your inn was the perfect location for both. Both breakfasts were yummy. Thank you for accommodating our schedules." ~ Huntington, VT

"'The suite layout was wonderful and the farm is absolutely lovely. The pick up made a big difference for us as bikers, and the hot tub was the cherry on top! The pictures on the Web site don't do the beauty of this place justice, nor do they capture how clean and spacious the suite is." - Barnhart,

"Very nice place. Clean and comfortable. Felt like home as we were coming and going. Thank you." - Nally,

"Janet and Dale were very accommodating with our bicycles. They had a spot inside for them so they didn't have to stay out in the rain. They offered to pick us up so that we didn't have to ride up their hill...athough we did. But they did drive us dodwn into town for dinner at Rainbow Sweets and picked us up after dinner which was great. The room was cozy and the breakfast was tasty! All arround a great stay." - Manthey, NY

"Lovely hosts, very gracious and welcoming. Great breakfast and great conversation. Room was comfortable and spacious." - Dalton, MI

"Charming, Beautiful gardens. Relaxed atmosphere. Very enjoyable." - Badger, VA

"Very nice stay. Beautiful grounds. Delicious food. Gracious hosts." - Stanton, MA

"Room was clean and comfortable. Hosts are friendly and food was delicious." - Pakatar, NY

"Comfortable, nice surroundings on the top of a hill. Had a good quiet sleep and owners make you right at home." - Emond, Montreal, Quebec

"Wonderful tranquil setting. Hot tub under the stars. Beautiful grounds and gracious hosts. Thank you for sharing with us." - Loughlin, MA

"We really appreciated our stay! It is very representative of Vermont: Welcoming, great food and scenery.The perfect room for our family. The perfect base camp for the big bike ride! Take care." - Braun, Montreal, Quebec

"Wonderful, hidden little paradise with the nicest owners!" - Besurt, MA

"The best thing was the physical setting. The house and property are beautiful. My young son enjoyed picking his own raspberries and blueberries. Last night I showed my sons the Milky Way in the night sky. My wife found the environment very relaxing." - Diaz, FL (week in the Alcott Suite)

"We had a great time!" - Jackson, PA

"Lovely view and space. Just what I needed to rest and relax. Thank you!" - Stowe, VT

"Nice B&B. Everything as it should be. Good location. And of course, plenty of fruit."
- Woodall, Cpenhagen, Denmark

"Bright, comfortable, clean room. Nicely decorated with a great view of the farm. Lovely breakfast and kindly, low-key proprietors."
- Borden, MD

"Lovely spot, sweet room, utterly gorgeous flowers!!"
- Buck, KY

"Great experience from the friendsly hosts to the comfortable bed and attractive Alcott Suite. We would definitely come back."
- Haley, VT

"Lovely place to stay. Only wish we were here in the summer when everything is in bloom. Janet is a terrific host."
- Lindley, TX

"Located in a beautiful region of Vermont near Groton State Forest and a lovely lake full of wildlife. Fruitlands is an exceptionally comfortable, hospitable and beckoning B&B. The Alcott Suite is sumptuous and overlooks the hills and fruit gardens, with rows of berry bushes and fruit trees, guarded and tended by the most beautiful flock of chickens and guinea fowl. Janet and Dale have been most wonderful folks to discuss life's experiences and directions with."
- McCandless, MD

"Your accommodations are beautiful and your hospitality warm and wonderful. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We loved our living space and the beautiful farm. The breakfast was deliciious and we really enjoyed our conversation. We'll definately stay here again if we come back this way."
-Morlino, PA

"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, especially the beaut and tranquility of Fruitlands. We were upgraded to the spacious Alcott Suite at no extra charge. We had two delicious and hearty breakfasts of French toast and German apple pancakes. Both featured Fruitlands apples!"
- Fagan, MA

"Beautiful spot. Photos on the web site do don't do justice to the location and house. Janet and Dale were very hospitable and even bumped us up to the Alcott Suite due to a vacancy. Great value. Forget staying in Stowe."
- Cherry, VT

"The setting is lovely on aforested hillside among orchards, berries and gardens. The Alcott Suite is spacious and spotless. Breakfast is ample and deliciously fresh. The hosts are low-key, flexible and helpful finding places of particular interest to us. We will definately come again!"
- Gandy, CT

"We very much enjoyed our stay in the Alcott Suite. We were appreciative of the kitchen and dishes available. Breakfast was delicious, and the conversation during breakfast was great. Thank you again for the travel suggestion and the use of the map (very handy when the signal was weak). Our daughter did not want to leave - it felt very much like home"
- Plumlee, NH

"We thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Great hospitality, beautiful grounds in a country setting and lovely, clean and comfortable room. We are sure to come back if in the area again and will recommend to friends."
- Germain, Quebec CA

"Fruitlands is easily found by GPS even in the dark which is helpful in this rural part of Vermont. You can also find it with your nose because the sweetest air abounds there and you can taste the best blueberries and raspberries I've ever had. Both were served at breakfast. Our room was large, clean and had a deck for star gazing. Our hosts made us feel completely welcome and at home."
- Gordon, MA

"Very Nice. Great families. Very quiet and peaceful."
- Latham, MA

"Thank you. WE enjoyed our stayvery much. It wasnice, peaceful and just what we needed."
- Vauter, PA

"Easy to find along a nice country road. Nice flowers in bloom and beautiful grounds. The room was comfortable and cool even in summer on a hot day. Rainbow Sweets cafe had really good B'Stilla and Spanakopita and people drive from far for the desserts. Enjoyed our stay and the breakfast table was like being home."
- Nordmeyer, NY

"A very unique and ejoyable stay. The Cabot area is a beautiful place to visit. There were not a lot of tourists which added to the enjoymnt. Dale and Janet were very generous hosts. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a quiet and enjoyable stay."
- Newland, MA

"We enjoyed our stay at Fruitlands. It is a beautiful property with big views all around. The Alcott Suite was perfect for our family of four. We loved picking apples off the trees and our pancake breakfast was delicious. Thank you Dale and Janet!"
- Palmer, MA

"Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality and the gorgeous setting. The Alcott Suite is decorated with care and love, and was very comfortable. We loved playing with your grandkids who were visiting for horse camp. They were very engaging and fun. We only wish that we had more time to spend at Fruitlands - a wonderful experience.
- Rico, Spain

"Thank you very much for the upgrade to the Suite. We had such a wonderful night, especially after the thunderstorm passed. It's a beautiful, peaceful area to enjoy, and we will try to come back again."
- Selbach-Peters, Germany

"Thanks so much for taking such good care of us. We had a wonderful rest and enjoyed breakfast. A very peaceful spot."
- Picone, ME

"Clean, convenient and well run by Dale and Janet. Nice kitchen with beautiful and serene surroundings. Quiet at night. Nice breakfast uing their own ingredients. We would definitely come back!"
- Peterson, China

"We had a wondeful stay at Fruitlands. The room is big and very comfortable and in such a peaceful place. Breakfast was delicious, and it was great to have some homemade applesauce. Homemade is always better. Janet, your directions and advice for dinner in Montpelier were great. We would definitely recomment Fruitlands to friends."
- Gurruchaga, France

"Very quiet and peaceful. Directions given were easy to follow."
- Monk, West Sussex England

"This is a beautiful. peaceful place. We would love to come back. You have done an incredible job here."
- Burns, MA

"A wonderful night's sleep in a bedroom that is all enveloping. A really friendly welcome. Excellent stay. Beautiful position and very quiet and comfortable and friendly. Many thanks."
- Gee, Suffolk England

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