Willow Pond Farm
Bed & Breakfast
Secluded on 200 acres of pasture, woods and meadows and surrounded by working farms, Willow Pond Farm has breathtaking Adirondack and Green Mountain views. The farm borders Shelburne Pond and is a haven for wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Ospreys, pileated woodpeckers, bluebirds, wild turkeys, otters and mink are some of the wildlife that roam the farm where 400 years ago the Abenaki and Iroquois camped and fished.
The house, set among apple trees, romantic rose and perennial gardens has an exceptional view of its own private pond frequented by great blue herons and nesting ducks. Our three guest rooms are furnished with fine antiques, handmade quilts and oriental rugs.
The farm is an ideal place for hiking, birdwatching, cross country skiing or strolling through the gardens. We are a ten-minute drive from the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Village, as well as UVM, St. Michaels College, Champlain College, Lake Champlain and downtown Burlington.
We have three rooms available: The Master Bedroom Suite and Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs. Our Master Bedroom Suite can sleep two or four! The suite features a four poster canopied queen-size bed, cathedral ceilings and a private sunroom. We have added a trundle bed to our sunroom-ideal for families with children! Please inquire about rates! The room has its own ensuite bath and separate room with walk-in shower. The sunroom has views in three directions of the gardens, woods and private ponds, with sliding glass doors that lead directly into the gardens to the east. On chilly nights cuddle up to the warmth of the sunroom stove. Bird enthusiasts can enjoy the surrounding wildlife with binoculars on hand. Rate for double occupancy is $190 plus state tax. All rates include our fancy continental buffet breakfast, featuring our own home-made granola!
Rooms 1 and 2 are upstairs, with king and queen-size beds respectively, each also with private bath, and pond and mountain views. The rate for double occupancy in Room 1 is $155 plus state tax, and for Room 2 it is $145. Single occupancy rates for both Rooms 1 & 2 are $140.
We have a two-night minimum stay, and please read our reservation
policy found under the tab with the same title. Our rates are subject to change without notice, and vary according to the season or for special weekends. Special or holiday weekends may require a three-night minimum, we will inform you when we respond to your inquiry.
Our fancy continental breakfast includes a changing assortment of Bettina's homemade granola and yoghurt, fresh breads, bagels, English Muffins, cereals,
spreads and cheeses, as well as seasonal fresh fruits, berries or grapefruits. Choose between the farm's own blend of roasted coffee, as well as a variety of teas and juices. Naturally, soy milk or fat-free dairy products are available upon request.
The WiFi password is posted in your room, or available from your hostess
Please enjoy the extensive landscaping, ponds, romantic rose and perennial gardens that encircle this home. The garden is the labor of love of former B & B owner, Zita Lee, who planned and tended the grounds for over twenty years. Enjoy a late afternoon or early morning stroll through the undulating bands of perennials and spy the occasional curious bunny sprinting through. Sit by the small lily pond amidst the beech trees and enjoy the song of the bullfrogs. Or wander down to the three-acre pond encircled with tall silvery grasses.
Check-in time is 3pm - 8pm
Depending on your hostess, available check-in time can vary and must be coordinated in advance. As soon as you know your approximate arrival time, we ask you to let us know, preferably by email or phone.
For arrivals after 8pm, we do have a late arrival policy which allows you to access your room.
If you arrive in town earlier and would like to drop off your bags before check-in, just let us know
in advance and we will try to accommodate you.
Check-out time is 11am.
THINGS TO DO
A ten-minute drive brings you to Shelburne Farms, the wonderful grounds belonging to the Webb family estate. Visit the bakery and the old barns, beautiful gardens directly on Lake Champlain and amazing restaurant. Visit their shop and try the fantastic Shelburne Farms cheddar!
Right at our Doorstep
Enjoy a 20-minute hike on our own extensive grounds, through woods and fields to beautiful Shelburne Pond, a haven for birds, wildlife and wildflowers. Take a stroll through the field to the BREAD AND BUTTER FARM next door. Their barista bar, Blank Page Cafe serves a wonderful variety of coffee drinks and freshly baked goods. On several nights in summer, from June to September, people come from miles around to enjoy Burger Night at the Farm, complete with live music, and delicious burgers, of course! Ask your hosts for the schedule!
Shelburne Museum and Village
Enjoy Shelburne Village, just ten minutes away, complete with great, intimate restaurants like Rustic Roots and The Bearded Frog, or Village Wine & Coffee, a personal favorite, for terrific coffee and an amazing wine selection. Enjoy home-brewed beer and fabulous pizza at Fiddleheads and Folinos, across the road from The Shelburne Vineyard. Or plan a day at the Shelburne Museum, a 45-acre outdoor museum and gardens complete with Round Barn, Ticonderoga steamboat and something for everyone in the family!
Leisure Activities and Burlington
Boating, swimming, bike riding, more ambitious hikes like Camels Hump or Mount Mansfield, ferry rides and antiquing are all at your fingertips. We are a short drive to downtown Burlington, the Waterfront park (Echo Museum) and the marketplace. Enjoy the small boutiques, bookstores, and unique Vermont restaurant scene. The culinary offerings run the gamut from El Cortijo for great Mexican fare to Leunig's Bistro for French elegance and flare. Visit Ben & Jerry's on Church Street, Lake Champlain Chocolates or go for bagels at Feldman's or Myer's on Pine Street.
July 2018 - "What a lovely time my husband & I had at Willow Pond Farm, a beautiful country bed & breakfast! Our hostess, Bettina, was lovely, very welcoming & friendly. She served delicious breakfasts with lively conversation around a large table shared with other guests, also sharing the interesting history of the family farm.
We highly recommend this B & B and would return in a heartbeat next time we’re in the Burlington area.