|Long known as a luxury inn romantically located overlooking two tranquil
ponds in a quiet area of Vermont, the Inn at Sawmill Farm has been welcoming
upscale guests since 1967. As a prestigious member of Relais &
Chateaux it offers some of the most outstanding cuisine in the Northeast
as well as providing an interesting array of rooms, suites, and cottages
to those looking for privacy and tranquility.
An 18th century barn, masterfully converted to housing elegant entry way, living rooms, lounges, and 2 dining rooms is breathtaking. Warm woods accent lovely furnishings and surround guests with an aura of exquisite surroundings.
The inn gets our highest marks for excellent dining - service, menu,
presentation, and preparation. It also has an endless wine list.
Brill Williams oversees the kitchen and does a marvelous job! One
night our waitress was his daughter Chi Chi and she expertly made selection
suggestions and served us perfectly.
We stayed in one of the two pond side cottages - the Woodshed - a short walk from the main house. It had a spacious room with king bed, a desk, two fireside chairs, and a table. A stairway led to a loft with one twin bed - perfect for a 3rd person or child. The back door opened to a porch which had a picture perfect view of the pond.
The cottage was air-conditioned, a nice addition in the summer warmth.
An overhead ceiling fan provided further circulation. We'd hoped
for a cool snap so that we could start a crackling fire, but alas, it didn't
happen during our stay.
Guests can also swim in the pool, play tennis, go on walks through the woods, or just relax in the colorful gardens and gazebo. The Inn will gladly prepare a gourmet picnic lunch for pond side dining.
Our visit was quite enjoyable and we'll carry fond memories of the wonderful
dinners that we savored during our stay. For more about the dining
at Sawmill Farm, read this excellent review by Norm
Goldman and Lily Azerad-Goldman.