What could you possibly say about a place that combines luxury, sophistication, adventure, gourmet cuisine, relaxation and fun, and yet all of those still don’t begin to fully describe the experience? You could only say that you are at Twin Farms.

Set in the unspoiled countryside of Barnard, VT, this retreat is the ultimate get-away. With cuisine customized to your desire, every meal is an event unto itself. The unique details and effort put into each breakfast, lunch and dinner will amaze even the most jaded foodie. For example, the homemade pastry basket filled with scones and muffins is a don’t-miss at every breakfast. And every afternoon and evening meal, tailored to your exact wishes, is paired with the perfect glass (or glasses) of wine, specifically chosen by Eric, the sommelier, who is also an expert in outdoor running if you need any tips.

The charming, luxurious rooms are scattered about the 300 wooded acre property in the form of individual cottages, each featuring fire places and screened porches and boasting such names that echo the décor inside, such as Chalet, the Aviary, Studio and more. Each cottage has an array of artwork with works by David Hockney, William Wegman and Roy Lichenstein, to name a few.

Exceeding your expectations is what Twin Farms is all about. Whether it’s the gourmet picnic lunch stealthily set up mountaintop after your hike to the top, or the bonfire and s’mores waiting at the bottom just in case you’re in need of a campfire treat, or the biking, tennis, skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding, fly-fishing or canoeing which are all available on a moments notice. All the necessary equipment is available at all times to all guests.

An experience not to be missed is The Pub, perfect place to unwind, play pool or darts, and rock out with the juke box, while enjoying artwork by Cy Twombley along with a full bar and snacks. And, of course there is the full fitness center, spa and Japanese furo set at 104 degrees, where relaxation is just waiting to happen.

Twin Farms is an experience unlike anything or anywhere else, and upon departure be sure to get the complimentary gourmet lunch box to help ease the separation and transition back to normal life. Twin Farms, the quintessential New England experience, will leave you longing to return, again and again.