We specialize in cuisine and service. Chef Will Dodson and his team just won Best VT Restaurant 2015 on msn.com. Tucked in Barnard, VT (15 minutes from Woodstock and Royalton) we are a preferred Vermont destination wedding location. Our venue offers two ceremony sites, a barn, 1796 Chateau restaurant, Max's Tavern, and acres of perennial and vegetable gardens. Our menu focuses on farm to table and our bar has many VT craft breweries and a significant collection of 802 spirits. Whether you prefer a black tie event, or a casual family style service, our service is always of the highest quality and our food is just the best, everything is prepared in house from bread to sauce and pastas. Please let us know of any dietary concerns for your guests, all dietary options are filled with flavor and creative thought. Our events coordinator will be happy to go over details with you and design a best estimate based on your custom visions. We are able to accommodate most budgets - please inquire about your desires for your special day.
Built in 1793, the inn was originally the home of Colonel Joseph Marsh, Vermont's first lieutenant governor. Since that time, the historic residence has been expanded to include 22 guest rooms, 3 suites, a fine dining restaurant, and common area for our guests to relax and enjoy. May thru October the inn hosts outdoor tented events up to 180 guests on our brick courtyard surrounded by lush green meadows. We also offer three country dining rooms to host small business meetings and social events.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn maintains 19th century character and charm while adding modern conveniences. Multi-paned windows offer stunning views out toward Dewey’s Mill Pond, the Ottauquechee River, and the majestic spruce and hardwood trees that tower over the property. Each room and nuance of the inn has its own unique story to tell. In the afternoon, our guests enjoy fresh baked cookies and refreshments and in colder months the wood burning fireplace in our common room making it a great choice in Vermont for leisure travel and destination weddings.
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