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Shelburne Farms

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1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Beautiful location on the lake and a step back in time

I love stopping by Shelburne Farms either to stop by the visitors center to buy the best cheese... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Weston, Connecticut
Wonderful attraction with older or younger children

My husband and I now go to the Fall Harvest every year on our own. It is a beautiful farm that is... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
West Hartford, Connecticut
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A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese making” (67 reviews)
“farm barn” (41 reviews)
“working farm” (37 reviews)
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1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love stopping by Shelburne Farms either to stop by the visitors center to buy the best cheese around, or go to brunch at the restaurant, or to go to a festival and wander through the amazing old buildings. Winter (shopping, sleigh ride, cross country...More

1  Thank swimmergirl61
Reviewed 6 January 2018

My husband and I now go to the Fall Harvest every year on our own. It is a beautiful farm that is in such great condition. It is very educational on it’s own, and they also have vendors selling food, wood working items and high...More

Thank jenk701
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Tons of activities for all sizes and ages; take a tractor ride to the farm barn with chickens, cows and lots to play with; a great place for kids. Be there by 10 am a watch the chicken parade and then milk the cow later...More

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Stated going when our kids we're babies to the farm yard. Then the all 3 kids went to farm canp here. Wonderful program. We always bring vistors so we can share the beauty of VT. I take walks alone or with friends along the wooded...More

Thank VT M
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately only had 3 hours to spend here. Could easily have spent a full day here. The grounds are so picturesque, and there are tons of activities. Our 2 year old had more than enough to keep him busy.

1  Thank jared625
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Not only is this a gorgeous piece of the Vermont landscape, but a working farm too! Our favorite season is Springtime: the baby animals arrive, and each birth is announced and celebrated from piglets to lambs to chicks. Each season has something special happening: hay...More

Thank Kelkend
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Shelburne Farms is fantastic on so many levels. Summer and Fall are some of the best times to visit to take advantage of the wonderful walking paths and outdoor adventures and views. There is a shop at the entrance which is Great to stop by...More

Thank VTMan05
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We had time to kill before our plane left in the early evening. So we decided to go check this out since it was close. I'm so glad we did. It was very interesting and all of the people volunteering that work there were exceptionally...More

Thank TJ H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

visited here as part of a self-drive holiday around New England. We thought this was a great place to visit, and the tour around the farm complex was brilliant! Great value for money - and we loved the "wagon" trip! It was a shame we...More

Thank platpeeps
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Toured the property, farm, stables, Inn, barn. It was amazing. Built by a Vanderbilt, so no expense was spared. The property was closed for the season but we were able to walk around the outside of the buildings. Talk about location, right on the shores...More

Thank T S
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9 September 2016|
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Response from Pokysmom | Reviewed this property |
What you may have meant to say is that you have nothing negative to say. I couldn't agree more. My only regret was not staying for lunch.
Ismael O
3 August 2016|
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Response from LAW6281 | Reviewed this property |
The area around Lake Champlain and Montpelier offer a lot to do and experience. Quaint towns & wonderful rustic farm experiences at old Vanderbilt and Rockefeller estates.
1 April 2016|
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Response from ShelFarm | Property representative |
The Inn at Shelburne Farms closes for the season on October 16, 2016 this year, as do our property tours, and Children's Farmyard. Our walking trails and Welcome Center are open year round, however, and it's likely that... More