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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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So much fun!

Not only is this a gorgeous piece of the Vermont landscape, but a working farm too! Our favorite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelburne, Vermont
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Great Views of the Lake, Magnificent Barns, Wonder place for Walks, and a Restaurant right on the Lake!!

Shelburne Farms is fantastic on so many levels. Summer and Fall are some of the best times to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont
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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)
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese making” (66 reviews)
“the barn” (49 reviews)
“working farm” (36 reviews)
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1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I never know exactly what to expect when we visit large commercial touristy farms. So this isn't exactly a farm 'farm' in the sense that you'll a lot of animals or crops. Neverless, the grounds are lovely, particularly on a beautiful Autumn day. There are...More

Thank quick-set-YYZ
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We are from suburbs in Florida and we have at least 3 farms in our area that are far better than Shelburne farm. It got such great reviews, I insisted our family go there on a recent fall trip to Vermont. Huge disappointment. Please be...More

Thank Meghan J
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location. Lots of places to walk/hike. If you enjoy being outdoors, you will really like this location. Visit the barn and meet the animals and watch them make cheese. Talk to the guys in the wood shop and learn about making quality furniture. We...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Reviewed 17 October 2017

If you wear your walking shoes, this expansive farm is lovely to walk through. The hike up the hill from the animal barn rewards you with the best view across the property to Lake Champlain beyond.

Thank NLV-E
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was my second time visiting, so I did not sign up for any tour. I walked up to the large barn which is beautiful! The walking path was smooth and fairly flat. The day was perfect for walking, although I could have taken the...More

Thank Susan V
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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