Each year, Travel + Leisure magazine releases its World’s Best Awards, including a list of the top 100 hotels in the world. The results are based on each facility's rooms, location, service, food, and overall value as per the reviews of the magazine's loyal readers.
This year, Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont fell 37 spots from number 15 to number 52. However, unlike last year, the unique resort was the one and only New England spot to make the cut.
They also took the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s list of top 10 resort hotels in the Northeast.
“Imagine the creature comforts of a Vermont farmhouse with the no-detail-overlooked attention of the finest luxury resorts, and you’ll get a sense of what makes Twin Farms so special — and why so many visitors return year after year,” Travel + Leisure wrote.
The all-inclusive country resort was once the home of Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis and his wife, journalist Dorothy Thompson.
What was once a 1795-era farmhouse on 300 acres of gorgeous mountain property became a luxury hotel in 1993.
Guests have their choice of 10 cottages with spectacular views of the mountains, a two-room lodge, a farmhouse featuring four suites, or one of four rooms in the main house.
Spring is perfect for fly fishing in the fully stocked pond or enjoying a game of croquet, while summer days are meant for canoeing, bicycling, hiking and tennis.
For those in search of a relaxing retreat, the property offers a spa and fitness center as well as a Japanese Furo soaking tub.
At Twin Farms all meals, wine pairings, and cocktails are part of the all-inclusive rate. New Hampshire-born chef, Nathan Rich serves up seasonal delights using locally-grown herbs and vegetables and locally-sourced proteins.
Guests are invited to "enjoy meals in the main dining room, on the terrace beside the garden, or request private service in your cottage or suite, atop Ski Hill, along the trail, or anywhere else on the property."
Wine enthusiasts will love selecting from the restaurant's 15,000-bottle wine cellar.
To learn more about what makes Twin Farms so special, visit their website or book one of their luxury suites for your next vacation!