A Breath of Fresh Air
Welcome to Hill Farm Inn
Welcome to the Hill Farm Inn! Like so many good things in life, the story of how our family came upon the Inn has a dose of serendipity. Several years ago, we were exploring the idea of a recreational hobby farm in Vermont where we could go for long weekends and vacations. We stumbled upon the listing for the Inn as part of an internet search using the words “Southern Vermont, farm, and river.” While we had no prior plans of owning an Inn, we decided to visit and we were immediately hooked. We had already fallen in love with the Manchester area for its year-round beauty, summer weather, winter skiing, and relatively easy drive from our home in Westchester, New York. The Inn's location in the Equinox Valley is further blessed with over 50 acres of pastures and meadowlands, beautiful mountain views, over a mile of Battenkill River frontage, and easy access to nearby Manchester. It is truly the best of both "town and country".
The original buildings at the Hill Farm Inn are over 200 years old and are a source of pride and warm memories for many of our local neighbors and prior guests. We have taken great care with extensive and needed renovations to the Inn over the past several years. Our objective has been to retain the Inn’s unique character as a comfortable and historic place to stay and relax, while improving and upgrading its finishes, infrastructure and energy efficiency. We made a number of changes to emphasize the beautiful views and outdoor experience, and we added additional features that make the Inn more "family/group friendly". These enhancements include large sitting porches and wrap around decks, fire pits, games, swimming pool and a seasonal gym. We are currently doing some needed work to the big, old, red barn, which is local landmark. Our guests (especially kids!) are invited to visit the barn and say "hello" to Hill Farm's resident sheep, goats and pot belly pigs.
Our family and friends make active and regular use of the Inn for easy weekend getaways, reunions, weddings, and company retreats. Our hope is that you, your family and friends will also come up and and enjoy all of Southern Vermont's and the Hill Farm Inn’s unique offerings. The Inn first opened it's doors to guests over 100 years ago, and our hope is that it will continue to do so for over 100 more!
Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted.
A Select Registry Property
For nearly 50 years, Select Registry has set the standard for excellence in personal hospitality at privately owned inns and bed and breakfasts. Their collection of properties includes country inns, boutique hotels, lodges, ranches, castles, and luxury cabins located everywhere from back country roads to big city neighborhoods, along coastlines and in heartlands; across the United States, in Canada and Europe.
At Hill Farm, we celebrate the common values that define a “Select” experience. Our property is authentic and unique. We cultivate a sense of place and an environment steeped in local flavor. Our management and staff are multi-talented, rooted in community, and genuinely honored to take great care of you when you stay with us.