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The Inn at Round Barn Farm….. I am tempted to stop my description right there, for the Inn at Round Barn Farm may be the best known and best loved Inn in Vermont. But just in case let me tell you that the renovated farm house has 12 delightful rooms laden with contemporary amenities, while giving guests the warmth and comfort of authenticity. There is a formal parlor and a swinging game room. A sun-filled breakfast room and a cheery kitchen combine to produce amazing morning repasts.
If you can pull yourself from the pleasures of the farmstead, the thirty acres of grounds are filled with delights of water, flora, sculpture and other feasts for the eye.
But you probably came for the barn and we will withhold the Barn no more from your visitation. From the outside, it is a marvelous feat of architecture, one of four left in Vermont. Inside the round barn was a very efficient dairy barn in its first incarnation. Now completely renovated, it is a spectacular and efficient venue for weddings and other gala events. Two kitchens prep, cook and serve, making events on two levels a breeze. Among the changing and makeup rooms and storage for tables, chairs and equipment is a full size year ‘round lap pool.
Maybe the best part of the Round Barn story is the business developed around the facility. Sales in 2012 were over $1,500,000.00.While the records show a fairly even distribution among Bed and Breakfast, functions and catered food and beverage, the majority of the income was related directly or indirectly to weddings and other functions. With the proper equipment and venue, weddings are labor intensive, but highly profitable. The Inn is only 30 miles (40 minutes) from the Burlington VT International Airport, allowing guests easy access to this area of Vermont. Based on the strength of the cash flow, the Round Barn is clearly doing it right. Fairly priced at $3,975,000.00, the Inn at Round Barn will provide the right buyer with a rewarding life style and an excellent return on investment.
Outside Magazine, September 2013 “America’s Best Towns, 18 Perfect Places to Live” page 6 highlights Waitsfield, Vermont home to the Inn at Round Barn Farm as one of the 18 perfect places to live!
The Inn is a member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the Select Registry, among others and is a founding member of both the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and the Vermont Fresh Network.
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