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Shelburne Farms

#2 of 16 things to do in Shelburne Features Animals
1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
+1 802-985-8686
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Wedding

I was here at the end of July for a wedding and it was beautiful. The couple got married outside on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara S
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Ellenville, New York
Oh, so beautiful!

The Vanderbilt Family once again marks their place in our history. Leaving this treasure to a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ahapteach
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Huntington, New York
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A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October)
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (45 reviews)
“cheese making” (69 reviews)
“farm animals” (39 reviews)
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1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482-7671
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+1 802-985-8686
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was here at the end of July for a wedding and it was beautiful. The couple got married outside on the lawn with Lake Champlain in the background and it was gorgeous - sunset was grand. The food was delicious and the staff were...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Vanderbilt Family once again marks their place in our history. Leaving this treasure to a not-for-profit agency, gave locals and visitors and education into how we can treasure nature and celebrate our environment. We went on a Sunday and took an afternoon 1 1/2...More

Thank Ahapteach
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting and for this kind review. And yes, we do believe that by celebrating and understanding our connections to this earth, we can build a more sustainable, just future! Thanks for being part of that.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This has to be, by far, the most beautiful farm I have ever seen. My husband and I came here to Burlington for an anniversary weekend away. We are from Maine, so there is no shortage of farms. But this place......exceeds any expectations you have....More

Thank Heather B
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you visited! Thanks for your review, and for noticing the care we give all our farm animals (our dairy is Certified Humane). Hope we can welcome you back, sometime. (Maine isn't that far away, right?) Cheers, Holly.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive farm and estate originally owned by Wm.Seward & Lila Osgood Vanderbilt Webb. There are apparently many things to do there - guided tours, walking trails, a store w/fresh breads, cheeses etc. Education programs, and a Restaurant/Inn. My family stopped by to take in the...More

Thank ELAINE D
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit! Thanks for your review. -- Cheers, Holly

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to experience farm life. Throughout the day there are hands on demonstrations for children (and children of all ages). If you want to learn to milk a cow, learn about goats or collect chicken eggs, you can do it here....More

Thank Zosia B
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting us! We work hard to give kids and adults opportunities to connect to where their food and fiber come from, so we're glad to see you took advantages of that farm experience! I hope we can welcome you again sometime. -- Best,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a small farm, and really appreciate the satisfaction life working a farm can give. This farm takes farming to another incredible level...perhaps unparalleled in the country. We started out having brunch in the gracious old mansion, overlooking the most spectacular view in Burlington/Shelburne,...More

Thank BlomidonBud
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you were able to take advantage of all we have to offer, and to enjoy the heart of this place: our working farm. -- Holly

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelburne Farms is a surprisingly wonderful place to spend a few hours. The Vanderbilts built this place in the late nineteenth century and it still reflects the Victorian opulence. The Inn and the Farm building are gorgeous. The landscaping is gorgeous. The dairy cows are...More

Thank ceebee51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hikers, joggers, historians, nature lovers - something for everyone. Have been here before and did a lot of walking. This time we took the 1 1/2 hour wagon tour. Great fun, and very enlightening. Recommend it. And inexpensive. I will call it downright CHEAP. For...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to head over for a visit while staying at Smuggler's Notch Resort in Jeffersonville. It was an hour drive that was well worth every minute!!! What an absolutely gorgeous farm! We started out our visit with a tractor pulled shuttle ride to the...More

Thank David-zinn
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for making the visit from Smuggs, and for your wonderful review! We love sharing our Farmyard and trails with our visitors. Hope we can welcome you back sometime! -- Holly

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at Smugglers' Notch, my husband and I did a day trip to Shelburne to take in Shelburne Farms, find some walking trails, and have lunch. There's a bit of a walk (which we liked) from the parking area to the large building shown...More

Thank TandK2014
ShelFarm, Public Relations Manager at Shelburne Farms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! And thanks for the kind review. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and hope we can welcome you back sometime! -- Holly

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papacran
9 September 2016|
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Response from Pokysmom | Reviewed this property |
What you may have meant to say is that you have nothing negative to say. I couldn't agree more. My only regret was not staying for lunch.
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Ismael O
3 August 2016|
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Response from LAW6281 | Reviewed this property |
The area around Lake Champlain and Montpelier offer a lot to do and experience. Quaint towns & wonderful rustic farm experiences at old Vanderbilt and Rockefeller estates.
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coastalgirl53
1 April 2016|
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Response from ShelFarm | Property representative |
The Inn at Shelburne Farms closes for the season on October 16, 2016 this year, as do our property tours, and Children's Farmyard. Our walking trails and Welcome Center are open year round, however, and it's likely that... More
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