10 Best Ranches In Vermont, USA - Updated 2022

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One of the least populated states in the US lies in the northeastern area of the New England region. For many years, Vermont has maintained its vibrant and pristine image, attracting visitors looking for a prime destination away from major metropolitan areas in the south. The state is primarily dotted by forests that display a variety of colors depending on the season. During autumn, the foliage in Mad River Valley displays a characteristically orange hue for an enchanting experience. The Green Mountain State truly emphasizes its connection with nature through a plethora of attractions like Mount Mansfield, Killington Ski Area, and many more. For the best stay in the state, scroll down for the 10 best ranches in Vermont, USA.

1. Tiny cottage amid a vibrant meadow (from USD 124)

Looking for the ultimate place to rejuvenate? Perhaps, this tiny cottage can help. Located in Fairfield, Vermont, this one features scenic mountain views and pristine meadows. The cottage retains its rustic vibe, surrounded by large windows to let in a lot of natural light. Every amenity is within reach since the cottage incorporates an open floor plan. The kitchen comes with a gas stove, a small fridge, and lots of utensils. Meanwhile, the living space has a pull-out futon to accommodate the third and fourth guests. A steep ladder on the center leads to the main bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Pets are allowed here, and they can even interact with other animals on the farm.

Meadow Cottage on Organic Farm with Mountain Views
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are amazing and it was so cozy
stony pond farm is beautiful all around amazing views and very comfortable stay
it could not have been nicer beautifully designed with comfortable sleeping for four
Cleanliness:
it was clean well stocked and comfortable
expect a perfectly cozy clean and private retreat here
the cottage was sparkling clean and melanie was very attentive to answer any questions
Host:
melanie and tyler were awesome hosts
melanie & tyler were great hosts
the farm is beautiful melanie & tyler were great hosts
melanie and tyler are wonderful hosts
melanie and tyler are so kind and knowledgeable about the area
Location:
the location is so peaceful yet full of farm life
this was a great place to get away from it all
what a beautiful place to stay stony pond farm is truly the ideal pastoral farm
albans is very close with a beautiful bay
such a cozy place great hosts and a great location
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2. Rustic guesthouse at the base of Mount Mansfield (from USD 193)

Adjacent to Browns River is this rustic guesthouse perfect as a base for exploring nearby recreational activities. Take note, this guesthouse dates back to the 1860s! Don’t worry though, as it has modern amenities for a cozy stay. Couples can spend a night comfortably on the queen-sized bed. Actually, the guesthouse is rather large for two, since the whole space fits a full-sized kitchen with a sink, a dining area, and even a plush sofa. There’s even a patio to spare where couples can read a book or eat dinner together. It is near skiing, hiking, and biking trails so they can spend a day or two exploring the great outdoors.

Mansfield Guesthouse
Underhill, Vermont, United States
166 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed linens were divine and kitchen was stocked with some staples/granola bars/coffee/etc
the bed and couch are very comfortable and offered great respite after a long day of hiking
the space is adorable and so cozy
the space is beautifully decorated and the bed is extremely comfortable
the house was plenty spacious for two and the kitchen was the perfect size for our needs
Cleanliness:
place was sparking clean and wonderfully funky and charming
the guest house was clean and homey
the guest house was amazing it was clean well decorated and very comfortable
fantastic space sparkling clean stylish and would recommend over many vt inns and hotels
very clean and very comfortable we would definitely stay here again:)
Host:
jamie and ben were outstanding hosts they went above and beyond to make us feel so welcome
jamie and ben were super lovely hosts
jamie and ben are fantastic hosts
right from the start jamie & ben were amazing hosts
jamie and ben were great hosts who made sure we had a great stay
Location:
beautiful stay and wonderful location
cute little town and close to both burlington and stowe
beautiful location and amazing accommodation
the location is only about 30 mins from burlington and close to lots of great hiking and scenery
it was a great location between stowe and burlington
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3. Vintage treehouse with airy Londonberry ambiance (from USD 332)

Stay at a romantic treehouse with an airy and spacious ambiance. The whole property sits on an expansive equestrian farm with spectacular views of the mountains and Vermont foliage. Inside, the rustic furnishing combines with the modern elements. Not to mention, there’s a lot of windows to let in natural light. Couples can watch the moon rise from their own queen-sized bed. Should they prefer to view the mountains during the morning, the screened porch is there to accommodate them. Stunning trails and relaxing ponds are located on-site so they can even take a leisurely stroll on the property. Not to forget — there’s a sauna for those who fancy a relaxing bath!

Vermont Treehouse - Romantic Private Elegant
Londonderry, Vermont, United States
162 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Barn 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
connection - the wifi connection was really good
beautiful property very cozy tree house
the cottage itself is as it is in the photos -- well appointed comfortable and welcoming
very clean great attention to detail with elegant wood cabinetry and comfortable furnishings
the tree house itself is beautiful with great attention to detail and extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
the house is a very clean and wonderful space with all modern upgrades
we had a fantastic stay at sandy's place the treehouse is very charming clean and was well equipped
such a great weekend getaway the house was sparkling clean & we really enjoyed our stay
the inside of the house is stylish clean and well thought out for relaxing and spending time together
the house was very clean and had some nice hospitality touches
Host:
sandy is a great host
sandy was a great host and provided excellent recommendations and directions
sandy is very hospitable answers your questions and is a generous host
sandy is a fantastic host
sandy was a wonderfully accommodating and courteous host
Location:
landscape is nice and close to the mountains
also close to great restaurants and numerous outdoor activities
the vermont treehouse was a perfect place to spend a weekend away from the city
the town is a close 5min drive away where one can source delicious local food
the location was great as we could travel to surrounding towns within 30 minutes tops
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4. Stately Starksboro farmhouse for six (from USD 144)

Walk into the Sentinel Farms and experience rural living at its finest. Located in Starksboro, this haven features vintage decor and exquisite wooden flooring set in a stately farmhouse with a gorgeous view of the rolling hills. It is a haven fitting for six who need to reconnect by experiencing a simple, farm life. Guests are given access to twin bedrooms, each furnished with queen-sized beds. The kitchen, dining area, and living space are all open for them to enjoy too. With a farm this big, however, they are encouraged to participate in farm activities. Walking trails are abundant around the property, which is nice for a stroll in the evening.

Equestrian Haven at Sentinel Farms
Starksboro, Vermont, United States
124 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my fan stayed in my car the whole time
we walked in and felt like a/c was on
old hardwood floors solidly built comfortable reading chairs in living room
beds were incredibly comfortable too
yes the house is no-fuss comfortable and spacious
Cleanliness:
the house was impeccably clean
the place is clean spacious with a wood stove
the house and rooms were clean with artistic deco
very comfortable and clean with lots of extra touches
kerry was very friendly and attentive the bed was comfortable towels etc were clean kitchen was well stocked
Host:
awesome place with an awesome host
kerry was the perfect host
kerry is a great host
kerry was a fantastic host
kerry is truly a tremendous host
Location:
this was an amazing location
a close beautiful car ride to visit friends in burlington
the location was perfect a scenic small town just a short drive to burlington
we loved taking a walk around the property in the morning to see the horses
kerrys place was inviting and unique
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5. Off-the-grid farm stay with huge deck (from USD 180)

There’s a feeling of serenity and tranquility that comes with a stay in Galusha’s cottage located in Topsham. The cottage, or rather, farm stay, sits on wide pasture and woodlands surrounded by tranquil bodies of water and lots of open trails. A quick dip in the pond or a lazy stroll is surely encouraged here. The inside of the farm stay accommodates four guests. The kitchen is one major highlight here: marvel at that vintage Russian masonry stove! There is an outdoor grill if guests prefer barbecues and outdoor brunches. The whole property feels complete with a spacious deck overlooking the pond.

Cottage at Galusha Hill Farm, a secluded retreat
Topsham, Vermont, United States
80 reviews Superhost
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin has a fireplace but no tv and all the furniture is comfortable and well cared for
the cabin is a beautifully constructed cozy timberframe cottage and totally off the grid
absolutely wonderful cozy cabin in a beautiful quiet vermont setting
it is nicely furnished comfortable quiet and private
morning and night swims outdoor fire pits and sup boards made this stay so great
Cleanliness:
clean and simple with access to swimming
the space was clean and oh so quiet
the cabin is simple clean private and serene
the cottage itself is spacious clean and charming
the cottage was very clean had a well equipped kitchen and a great bed
Host:
our hosts were very helpful
very attentive hosts will try to solve problems that arise and make sure that you are happy
john greeted us upon arrival and was a great host
great spot and great hosts
john was a very friendly helpful host to my husband and me
Location:
the location is a perfect location for a scenic getaway in nature
beautiful tranquil location simple but perfect cottage
a great experience the cabin sits above a pond and is a short walk to a peaceful lake
super communicative beautiful location adorable cottage
there is a pleasant walk to a very secluded lake with paddle boards and a canoe
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6. Enchanting farmhouse with inclusive tour in Williston (from USD 130)

Embark on a private farm tour along with the host in a private property north of Burlington. The tour is actually a great way to build a good relationship with hosts Abilene and Adrian. And a good relationship is the key to having a memorable experience in their farmhouse. The farmhouse itself blends in modernity with old-time charm. The property is spacious for up to five people, thanks to a wide bedroom and a spacious living area. The kitchen services the whole guests, and full-fledged cooks can whip up delectable meals on a whim. Make sure to greet the animals and check out the garden — the hosts are more than happy to see guests experiencing the farm life.

Vermont Farmhouse & Tour, Williston
Williston, Vermont, United States
99 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a sizable rental with an upstairs bedroom and 2 bathrooms translated to a good amount of space
the apartment is rather spacious with great amenities and it's in a very quiet area
plenty of room everything we needed plus bonus washer and dryer
abilene and adrian’s guest house is quiet and comfortable place
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and comfortable
very clean and as described
perfectly clean and convenient thanks
it’s adorable clean and convenient yet peacefully secluded
this is a very clean inviting home
Host:
abilene and adrian were wonderful hosts
the hosts were most welcoming and friendly
great stay and great hosts
well appointed and great host
our hosts were really kind and generous of their time
Location:
excellent location to access multiple tourist locations restaurants and events
great location feel like you’re in rural vermont but close to burlington shopping
adrian's place was super convenient to burlington (about a 15-20 min drive)
we were pleasantly surprised to find a gem so close to burlington
we woke up to snow on thanksgiving morning which was beautiful close to everything
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7. Contemporary farm house at the heart of Green Mountains (from USD 550)

You’ll never feel like staying in a rural cabin when you spend a night or two at this contemporary farmhouse located on Fielder Farm. Be the host of the place as you invite your family or friends for a luxury vacation in a pristine setting. The whole property is set on a huge farm that is your personal playground during the stay. Explore the backcountry trails on the property or adore the crystal-clear pond that transforms into a huge ice rink during the winter. Once everything’s been exhausted, take a break and let your body relax on the hot tub. At night, four bedrooms provide solace against the chilly night. Don’t miss out on seeing the sunrise from the deck.

230 Acre Farm with Private Pond
80 reviews  Wifi Available
Barn 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we greatly appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and hot tub
great kitchen and spectacular upper lofts and bridge
Cleanliness:
very clean and well kept
the farmhouse is beautiful clean and charming
gorgeous house kept so clean
Host:
the owner was friendly and accommodating
the owners are very welcoming and made sure our stay went well
sarah and bert the hosts were kind enough to let us use their sleds and ice skates
both the interior and extra are breathtaking and the owners made our stay easy and enjoyable
Location:
the location is amazing
i imagine this place in the summer and know that it must be a child's paradise
it is in a great location within 1/2 hour on any number of attractions
city market in burlington is great for groceries and don't miss mad river taste place
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8. Immaculate cottage off the town of Windsor (from USD 231)

Fat Sheep Farm and Cabins has a reputation for offering the best stay in Vermont. After all, the one and only prestigious Boston Globe gave it flattering reviews which really reflect the cabin and the stay-in experience as a whole. More than that the cabin’s whole new take on a traditional farmhouse reflects modern sensibilities, from the bedroom up to the living space. The bathroom has a hot tub perfect for the winter months. Curious about the daily produce? Don’t worry, guests are more than welcome to check on the farm.

Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins - Ascutney Cabin
Mailing Address: Windsor, Vermont, United States
57 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is super modern fully stocked kitchen and has the most beautiful view overlooking the hills
great views from the porch living room and breakfast nook
cozy and what a view we loved our stay
bring your own food and beverages and take advantage of the full kitchen and keep it simple
Cleanliness:
clean and well appointed cabins
it’s fabulous so clean and spare
cabins are well done clean and comfortable
the space was super clean
our cabin was spotless and cozy for a perfect weekend
Location:
lovely location and attentive hosts
great location to skiing hiking kayaking swimming food antiquing or whatever your heart desires
the farm is right outside of woodstock so it's very convenient to the local shops and attractions
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9. Restored home within a farmstead (from USD 550)

This cottage sits within the boundary of New York and Vermont, in the town of Salem. The space is rather huge, accommodating 14 people: one can bring their friends, family, or whoever they wish. Actually, the whole property is a restored farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s. Here, five bedrooms provide a generous place to spend the night. The renovation did spruce up the whole place and retained some tasteful elements like a fireplace in the living room. Somehow, the vintage vibe remains, particularly in the elegantly designed library. There’s a lot to explore within the house’s four walls, including a game room with a vintage player as a hidden gem. Outside, the heated saltwater pool and hot tub provide a pompous conclusion to a fun-filled day.

Restored 18th century farmhouse on 4.6 private acres within 180-acre Farmstead
37 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
property grounds are beautiful pool and hot tub very relaxing
Cleanliness:
we found the house clean quiet and comfortable
Host:
kitchen was well stocked and the owner & caretakers very very responsive
sarah was also very accommodating cant thank you enough for a very stress free and relaxing weekend
while we highly recommend the house we loved the property managers and owner even more
the caretakers are supper nice and helpful
Location:
we absolutely loved this beautiful house barns location etc
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10. Private Plainsfield retreat for four

Book a stay at the private retreat in Allenwood Farm located 15 minutes from Montpelier. You will have access to an entire floor complete with modern-day amenities. Plus, you even have the chance to get to know Tracy’s family and her animals on the farm! Tracy as a host is generous, offering her guests complimentary snacks and condiments for those cooking meals. The bedroom has two queen-sized beds for a comfortable night. Access to the kitchen is given too, with free use of cooking ware and utensils. Adore the property’s rustic library with an indoor fireplace, or take a dip in the infrared sauna.

Private Countryside Retreat at Allenwood Farmstay
Plainfield, Vermont, United States
92 reviews
Farm stay 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the library was an added treat and plenty of room for rest and play
the kitchen was beautiful rustic and old fashioned but with all the modern amenities and very well stocked
sauna books in a spirited library great bathroom with washer &dryer and more and beautiful rooms
another great stay this cream colored room had the added touch of being delicately peaceful and restful
the house is incredibly comfortable and well designed complete with really thoughtful touches
Cleanliness:
clean and very very helpful guest
the space is nice clean and really just beautiful
our bed was very comfy the bathroom was clean and spacious
the house was super clean and had ample space
the bed is comfortable and well-equipped with ample clean comfy linens
Host:
tracy and johnathan were warmly welcoming hosts
and also nice to know your hosts are nearby if you need them :-)
you can expect beautiful accommodations attentive service and a truly relaxing experience
tracy and jonathan were great hosts
tracy was an excellent host
Location:
the location was easily accessible and well located for exploring the area
perfect location for our visit to goddard college for my husband's graduation
tracy's place was such a lovely retreat with montpelier close by
we will definitely be returning to this magical place in the future
tracy and jonathan's place is amazing
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Experience Vermont's rural life

Fall foliage, natural wilderness, and lots of recreational activities — there are a whole lot of reasons to visit the Green Mountain State. While you’re here, make sure to check out these ranches so you’ll experience Vermont and the rural life in the most memorable way.

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