Rural New England

The Inn at Mountain View Farms, East Burke, Vermont

There are many hidden gems in New England, and one of my favorite ones is the The Inn at Mountain View Farms in East Burke, Vermont. The farm was built in 1883 as a "gentleman's working farm". The owner built it to provide meat and dairy to his New York City hotel. The cow barn, pictured on the right, is one of the largest farm structures in existence in Vermont, and once was home to 100 cows.

Today, the farm is an active bed and breakfast from May to October ,and is also home to a non-profit organization that provides sanctuary to needy farm animals. It is a great place to explore, and, in addition to the farm structures, the inn has a spectacular view from the hilltop that is second to none, especially during foliage season.