you for not smoking at Fruitlands.
rates and reservations policies.
check room availability and to make bookings: call 802-426-3889,
e-mail or go to
out our new kayak rentals. - Discover the beauty and
serenity of our area from the water! Explore our lakes from
our new kayaks.
let your bike sit at home while you have all the fun
— take it with you on your next train trip and
explore your destination car-free. It's easy with
carry-on bicycle service available on Vermonter trains
54, 55, 56, 57 at all station stops from Washington,
DC, to St. Albans in Northern Vermont.
reservations are required for carry-on bicycle service
onboard the Vermonter. A bicycle fee of $20 applies
if you're traveling to and from station stops between
Washington, DC, and New Haven and $10 if you're
traveling between New Haven and St. Albans. Make
a reservation for your bike at the same time you
are booking the rest of your travel here at Amtrak.com,
at a Quik-Trak kiosk, by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL
or by visiting any Amtrak ticket office. Bike reservations
cannot be made through Amtrak mobile apps.
so much to offer, it's no wonder...Vermont is a
top destination for getaways all year round.
And a wonderful way to get here is by train.
enjoy the journey through breathtaking scenery to
your own personal adventure. Tempted? Pack your
bags and book your trip.
can arrange to pick you up at the Montpelier Station.
First snow October 17, 2015
on the image to open the Tracker photo album.
of December 3, 2011, Fruitlands is
being powered by our All Sun Tracker 24 grid-tied
system. Our goal is to provide 100% of our total electrical
usage though the Tracker. You can
"track" our Tracker online! Site ID#
1050. While enjoying your stay with us, you can know
that most of our heat and hot water is produced by
a wood-burning boiler from wood that we selectively
cut ourselves, and that our power source is now the
sun. Organic and Green Renewables!
July 1, 2012 - June prodcution was 900kWh.
We are now producing more power than we use and are
feeding the grid! Our total balance to date since
December for our GMP power bill is -$158.00. We have
planted a circle of sunflowers all around the base
of the Tracker to celebrate.
2011 - Exciting news: We are installing a US-MADE
24 PV panel All
Sun Tracker at the end of this month. It will be
grid tied and should provide 100% of our electrical
use here at Fruitlands. The installation is being done
from Sutton, VT. Our main heat is a Danish Tarm wood
boiler so both our heat and electrical use will be renewable!
We cut and process our own wood too!
2010 - We are pleased to offer our guests a
new ammenity at Fruitlands: a Hotsprings Spa. This is
sized for a more intimate relaxation for 2-3 people
at a time. *This image is taken from the deck of the
Alcott Suite looking down onto the new spa deck. Mouse
over image to see the complete setting. Nothing like
a good soak and hydro massage under the stars and listening
to the hermit thrushes in our woods. At the moment the
best in show are the lightning bugs after dark. Hundreds
lighting up the sky and woods.
check our reservations calendar for available dates.
If you have trouble opening the calendar, please use
your browser's refresh function. *Reserved rooms
/ dates have colored bars
indicating reservation. If space is blank, date is open.
Accommodations at Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast
The Butternut Room: This is a second-floor
room in the main house that will quiet the spirit. The walls
are done in native Vermont butternut, wallpapers and wooden
ceiling with beams. There is a four-poster queen bed, native
maple furniture and a love seat. There
is a double futon couch for those needing an additional sleeping
room has a private bath just five feet from the door. The
views include the tops of our apple and pear trees. (Click
images below for larger views.)
Room - Queen Bed
Room - Full View
Room - Private Bath
Alcott Suite: This four-room second-floor suite is perfect
for longer stays. It has a well-equipped kitchen with gas
range, microwave and fridge. The focus of the living room
is a warming Jotul stove. The bedroom has a queen bed, and
there is a spacious bath. There are unique windows, skylights
and a wonderful deck for catching the sun, stars or even llama
watching. There is a double futon couch for those needing
an additional sleeping space. The suite is equiped with satellite
tv, Sirius music and DVD. (Click
images below for larger views.)
Alcott Suite Bath
Alcott Suite Deck
Alcott Suite Circle Head Window
Alcott Suite Jotul Gas Stove
Alcott Suite View From Deck
is a non-smoking bed and breakfast.
at Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast are invited to share in our
common spaces: our living room, porches, expansive gardens,
stone walls, barns and pastures.
images below for larger views.)
Front Porch Chairs And Swing
Front Porch Late Afternoon View
- Many of our guests are enjoying cooking their supper over
the open fire in the new
fireplace and lingering into the evening watching the
our Bed and Breakfast guests a family-style breakfast in our
large country kitchen. We serve a vegetarian menu that often
includes maple syrup and many of our fresh, organic fruits
and vegetables in season. Seating is in front of a large arched
window with easterly views towards Vermont's Northeast Kingdom
and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
There are several unique eating establishments within a few
miles of our Central Vermont bed and breakfast. We love to
share our recommendations:
Sweets in Marshfield, an intimate cafe and "patisserie"
where Bill's conversation is almost as famous as his brioche
(written up in Gourmet Magazine). 3
Bakery and Cafe in Danville. Breakfast, lunch and specialty
coffees. Super pastries! 10
~Three Ponds, Local
Comfort Food in West Danville. Open for breakfast and
lunch, Thursday through Monday 6am to 3pm (closed Tuesday
and Wednesday for now). So far our best-selling meals are
the Three Ponds Breakfast (eggs, homefries, toast and choice
of meat) and Roasted Root Hash (vegetarian) for breakfast-
and assorted grilled sandwiches and fries for lunch. Hot coffee
is always on, as well as tea, cold drinks, and we are just
starting to "fire up" our creemie machine. 6
Orchid Thai Restaurant, our favorite Thai restaurant in
Montpelier. 18 miles
~ NECI, the celebrated teaching restaurants of the New
England Culinary Institute in Montpelier. 18 miles
Creamery Restaurant, Hill St., Danville "Homemade
soups, ocean fresh seafood and two levels of dining, a downstairs
pub atmosphere for casual dining." 10 miles
in Danville, a very nice family-style dining experience. 12
Pie in Hardwick. Rooted in its beginning as an
authentic Pizzeria, Positive Pie combines its old-school heritage
with a new-age Vermont mindset. Our commitment to our guests
is to provide a cool, contemporary, comfortable, casual -
yet always stylish - urban refuge from the ordinary. 13
Pie Company in West Glover. "The Parker Pie Co. started
as a small pizza shop in the back of the Lake Parker Country
Store. While it is still a little pizza shop in the back of
a country store, the quality of the food and the community
atmosphere has turned it into a favorite eatery and pub for
locals and seasonal clientele alike. The Parker Pie Co. is
a foodie destination not to be missed. In addition to our
famous pizza, our revolving beer menu features both Vermont
brews and the best fermented beverages from around the globe."
~And although over an hour away from Fruitlands,
we have to share with you what we feel is the most exquisite
dining experience in Vermont: A
Single Pebble in Burlington, "Elegantly prepared
gourmet food, absolutely authentic, of a quality that can't
be found anywhere outside of China (or Chinatown)." 65
There are three great local food and general stores close
~Cabot Village Store, a full-service grocery store and deli
with excellent take-out pizza. 2 miles
Village Store, an old-style general store atmosphere with
a new look. Made to order pizza, groceries, hardware, fresh
and local meats and produce as well as a large beverage selection.
Store in West Danville, offering groceries, produce and
"fresh-cut" meats along with hunting/fishing licenses,
Notaries Public services, and Jane's abilities as Justice
of the Peace. (Get your Joe's Pond ice-out tickets!) 6
We try to keep our room rates reasonable and steady throughout
Butternut Room / $95.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person
on queen futon in room, $25.00 for 2 extra people)
Alcott Suite / $145.00 dbl ($20.00 for 1 extra person
on queen futon in suite, $25.00 for 2 extra people), $375.00
/three-day stay, $575 / five-day stay, $775.00 / weekly stay
When we take your reservation, we require a credit-card. We
do not charge the card at time of reservation. If you need
to cancel your reservation, please do so within 7 days prior
to your reservation. A charge for the room will be applied
to your card if you do not notify us about your cancellation.
You many pay by personal checks, cash, traveler’s checks,
VISA, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.
time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Under special
circumstances, these can be flexible. Please ask. (Nous
to open guest book.
and additional information, contact us at:
Fruitlands Bed and Breakfast
506 Thistle Hill Road
Marshfield, VT 05658
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