Experience Vermont at
The Old Homestead
Bed & Breakfast
Discover the beauty, tranquillity, and grandeur that is rural Vermont all year long!
A crisp, bright Winter's day gives way to a clear, star-filled night sky, unpolluted by the glow of city lights. You can be on the slopes in half an hour, or snow shoes in our back yard. There is hot chocolate and tea to warm you be the fire when you return from your jaunt.
Emerging wildflowers, returning songbirds, our Barnet Bald Eagle, and the sweet aroma of maple syrup herald the coming of Spring. The sun begins to warm our porches in early March. Enjoy a rocking chair with a good book and the warm Spring sun on your back.
Summer's green pastures decorated with Vermont's black and white cows, lush forests, sparkling lakes and streams beckon invitingly. Fresh garden produce is available in many restaurants and farmers markets, and from the Homestead gardens to table!
Autumn, a very special time of year, dazzles the eye when the rolling hills erupt in a blaze of color that must be seen to be believed. This is a season of festival celebrations, farmers markets abundant with produce and crafts, music and Vermont speciality foods.
Located on 24 secluded acres in northern Vermont, The Old Homestead Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place from which to explore all the Green Mountain State has to offer.
Built around 1850 in picturesque Barnet Village in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, The Old Homestead has been hosting visiting tourists for nearly 100 years. Expect to find a welcoming and charming 19th Century Federalist style home with 21st Century amenities! And we share with you the antiques and the treasures of three families. Come celebrate with us in 2011.
Books and games are available to pass your time, or just curl up next to the fireplace in the cozy living room for good conversation with new friends.
Enjoy a three course breakfast of elegantly served delicious home-baked breads, fresh fruits, a hot main course, and other delicacies prepared and served by
your hostess, Gail Warnaar.
The back yard and gardens are perfect for quiet contemplation or as the setting for your special gathering, retreat, reunion, or other special occasion.
The Old Homestead in the 21st Centruy
We have excellent cell phone reception, especially with Version.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are using your cell phone from the car be aware:
* In Vermont it is illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving.
** If you get service, STOP. You will lose service as soon as you round a bend or go down hill.
We have DSL computer hookups. Wi-Fi is available at the Barnet Library and several places in St. Johnsbury. We also have computers available for your use. We also now have a TV available in a common room. No televisions near the bedrooms to disturb your peace and quiet!
Gail Warnaar is also a musician and music teacher, specializing in oboe and bassoon. The Old Homestead houses the famous Double Reed Shop, catering to the needs of oboe and bassoon players around the world. The DRShop Music shelves contain an extensive collection of sheet music available to you for chamber music parties or a rehearsal retreat for your ensemble, and yes, for your purchase.
If you relish fine music, creative arts and crafts, fine dining, and gracious hospitality in a beautiful country mountain setting, you must visit us at The Old Homestead and experience all of northern Vermont's special Kingdom!
P.O. Box 150
Barnet, VT 05821
Fax: (802) 633-4924