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How fun! If you are low maintenance or outdoorsy, or can just feel like a kid.... This is a great rustic place to stay. My 7 year old son and black lab and I slept in the crow's nest. We played in the main part of the barn and out on John's lawn; swinging and climbing and running around. My son tried out all 6 bunk beds through this "secret" tiny door. Room was warmed up for us and lights on when we arrived after 7 pm in dark. We pretended we are on a ship, as there were real big boats and little boats below our "deck" and steep stairs down to the "water" barn floor. Bunks have a boat like feel to them too. My son loves boats so this was a bonus.
In the morning we walked down the road a short way to get egg sandwiches and drink etc for $2.99. and sat on picnic table looking at view of mountains. We shared in good conversation with John while he pushed my son on swing or played with my dog. I would recommend John's barn and engaging in a conversation with him. Great feel good place to stay.
Wow, what a wonderful experience! The barn is more like a cathedral. We were five adults and four children (age 7 to 12) staying for almost a week, and we would like to do it again next summer. The bedrooms are on opposite sides, so each family had their privacy. I enjoyed sleeping on the platform outside the bedroom. The kitchen is well-stocked, and the barn itself offers so many possibilities for children to play. The kids were even allowed to collect the chicken eggs every day near the farm house. The location is great, so close to Mt. Mansfield and Stowe. Thank you, John, we would love to come back!
We absolutely loved our stay at Greenmont Farms. The barn itself is perfect - beautiful and great for kids. The scenic spot will be a lovely memory for us - we are definitely returning here. Our five year old loved the swing and climbing wall, as well as helping John feed the cows. John was very friendly and pleasant, while still giving us our own space. This is a favorite airbnb experience for sure. I would recommend to anyone!
John has a great old barn here in the scenic Vermont countryside. The stateroom consists of a living room / kitchen combo with an upstairs bunkroom, whereas the crow's nest on the other side is just a mirror image of the upstairs bunkroom. The stateroom has an attached bath, but there is also a bathroom available for crow's nest inhabitants, they just need to walk through the center of the building to get to it.
The finished rooms are quite cozy and have plenty of beds, but there are also a few cots outside (in the uninsulated section of the barn) which might be suitable during the summer months.
There is also a dirt road which provides a sort of shortcut to Smuggler's Notch - it's quite a bit shorter than taking Rte 15 through Cambridge. Google Maps was able to find the path, but John also helpfully suggested directions.
Had a really fun stay with my family! The place is very clean and very unique. It does get a bit chilly in the barn but inside the cabin it's toasty warm. Although I never got to meet John, he provided us with great detailed instructions with keys and all.
John is a very special man and this is a very special space. It was the coolest place we stayed on our 10 day excursion. John has converted a barn into a classroom, adult-sized playhouse, and lodging. I loved it!
The first thing you need to know about this extraordinary barn is that it is fantastically clean. John maintains a well kept space. The floors were clean. The bathroom was spotless. The rugs in our room were pristine. The bunk beds (think brand new cabin style) were spick and span.
Our little room up high was well decorated with plenty of lamps for light, 7 bunk beds, tables and a comfy chair. We were there in mid-August and the night time temperature dropped to 40, but we were cozy. As soon as we closed the (four foot tall) door to our room it began to hold in the heat and it was more than comfortable all night long without turning on the heater.
Yes, I said 4' tall door! That is one of the things that makes these rooms special. The doors are made for little people, but easy for a 6' tall man like me to duck in and out of.
The barn itself has a climbing wall, a couple of indoor swings, and a ping pong table. There is also shop equipment as John is active at restoring boats and running classes.
We had a blast! Would go back again in a New York minute! John was amiable, met us at the door, a wealth of local knowledge, gave good directions, and an all around pleasure to be with.
We thoroughly enjoyed the farm setting, cozy space, and our friendly host. Very unique, creative re-purposing of a charming old barn. The space has an excellent, fully-supplied kitchen. Our kids loved the barn, and our family found lots of ways to play and relax at Greenmont Farm, including playing board games, cooking meals together, taking walks in the woods, swinging on the swing in the barn, and conversing with our host about his very interesting work as a boat builder, educator and farmer.
Staying at John's place was like jumping in a parallel world made of boats, canoes, calm and peaceful environment with all the comfort one can ask for. We're definitely looking forward to our next visit.