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“The Fan House: The Perfect B&B!”

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Fan House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 4 Barnard B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I spent a night at this quaint B&B for my birthday this past weekend. We were warmly greeted by the lovely owner, Sara, and her well-behaved, lovable sheep dog, Chappy. This home has a beautiful collection of art from around the world and an inviting, well-furnished book nook. Fresh flowers from Sara’s gardens are placed throughout. Our room (“The Red Room”) was immaculate and well-appointed with luxurious bed linens, fluffy pillows, comfortable bath robes, and quality bath products. We brought a bottle of wine with us to celebrate, and Sara was happy to provide the needed corkscrew and wine glasses for us, which we enjoyed outside on the peaceful porch. Sara also recommended a fabulous restaurant nearby where we had my birthday dinner. Perhaps most impressive was the delicious 2-course breakfast that Sara made for all the B&B guests to share in her dining room. All the food is farm-to-table and presented beautifully by Sara. We would highly recommend you treat yourself to a stay here at The Fan House!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Fan House is a wonderful, old, warm, and authentic house. We had expected to stay in Woodstock for a few days, but found that every place was booked. Best thing that could happen to us. We found The Fan House in nearby Barnard. Owner Sara Widness was very welcoming and her home could not be more comfortable. Breakfasts were wonderful -- you really need to have the pumpkin pancakes. Perhaps even better was the company at breakfast -- very stimulating and fun. We strongly recommend a stay at Sara's.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Fan House is a comfortable and pretty place to stay in Barnard. Within walking distance to the lake and the general store, this B and B's charms lie in the history of the home, the eclectic collections of books, paintings, and decorative objects in every room; and the lovely lady who runs it. We stayed in the well-outfitted King room. Very comfortable bed, good toiletries, nice shower, WIFI, full length mirror, nice robes, fluffy pillows and nice linens. Sara makes a lovely breakfast (fresh fruit, granola, yogurt and either eggs or waffles, etc) that starts the day just right. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LuckyW
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Beautiful bed & breakfast, very New-England style. Full of artworks.
The room was very comfortable.
Very peaceful setting. Well maintained garden.
The owner, Sara, was wonderful. She gave good advices, cooked tasteful breakfasts and was of a great help when needed, espacially when we realised we were missing something for the ceremony.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

We recently stayed at Fan House B&B for two nights throughout our long weekend journey to middle Vermont. This is an excellent location if you seek an accommodation close to Woodstock VT, but removed from the tourist traffic. Within walking distance of the location is a state park that offers kayak and canoe rentals and opportunities to swim in the lake. The B&B owner, Sara Widness is a delightful hostess. The entire facility is warmly furnished with beautiful artwork. There is an excellent library containing a wide range of books ranging from history to fiction to Vermont travel guides. Upstairs there are three bedrooms each uniquely designed. The bed linens are exquisite; comfortable, elegant and European style. The entire facility is delightful inclusive of the English style perennial garden in full bloom. Breakfasts are delicious and ranged from freshly baked steaming popovers served along with scrambled eggs topped with chives from the garden to homemade crepes accompanied by fresh strawberries and blueberries. Overall excellent Vermont B&B experience. We would readily return.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fan House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 6297 Vt-12, Barnard, VT 05031
Region: United States > Vermont > Barnard
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Barnard
Price Range: $216 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious, European style rooms and suites. Exquisite fine decorating, exceptionally comfortable beds with 300+ thread count linens & down comforters. Located just minutes from Quechee & Woodstock Vermont. ... more   less 

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