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Farm Stays Profile:

Liberty Hill Farm
511 Liberty Hill
Rochester, VT 05767
(802) 767-3926

Tourism Region of Vermont:
Central, Green Mountains

Your Farm Hosts: Beth and Bob Kennett

Driving Distances
From Boston, Mass.: 3 hours (165 miles)
From midtown Manhattan, N.Y.: 5 hours, 12 minutes (289 miles)
From Montreal, Canada: 3 hours, 12 minutes (158 miles)

Liberty Hill Farm at a glance

What they farm/make: Milk; the farm is a member of the Cabot Creamery
Cooperative and its milk helps to make Cabot Cheese. There are 170 Holstein cows
on the farm, plus chickens and kittens.

Guestrooms: Seven

Acres of land: 200

Seasons: Year-round

Rates (per night): $98 per adult, $75 for teens, $54 per child (2-12), children under
two free.

Rates include: Dinner, lodging and a full breakfast

Food served: “We have awesome food.” says Beth. “New England style with lots of
fresh local products with flavor.” (The farm’s meals were featured in Gourmet
magazine in May 2001). The farmers grow some of the food served themselves and
also use neighboring farms’ produce. The meals are served family style, with
everyone sitting down to one table. Dinner, served at 6 p.m., is usually a roast, three
vegetables, homemade breads, and homemade pies or cakes for dessert. Breakfast
is served between 8 and 9 a.m. and consists of fruit, juice, bacon and eggs, or
pancakes and sausage, homemade coffee cake or muffins.

Child-friendly? Yes, they have three cribs and high chairs … ask about family rates.

Pet-friendly? No

History of farm: The farm has been in existence since 1780. The Kennetts have
owned the farm since 1989 and have been involved in farming since 1955. Liberty
Hill Farm was the first certified “green” agritourism enterprise in Vermont.  The
farm family received an award for environmental conservation practices in 2011
from the National Resources Conservation. The farm is a member of the Vermont
Fresh Network, and specializes in using local foods on their menu throughout the
year.

When You Visit Liberty Hill Farm

Liberty Hill Farm is a working dairy farm providing lodging and meals. The farm is
located in the Green Mountain National Forest region with miles of frontage on the
White River.

What to do on the farm:
Guests are welcome to go down to the barn and help with feeding calves, milking
cows, and participating in chores. Children can enjoy feeding calves, helping to
milk cows, playing in the hayloft and hunting for eggs

What to do in this area of Vermont:
Plenty of year-round activities make the farm a natural choice for those who want to
hike, ski, snowshoe, fish, swim, visit shops, museums or relax with a book.

What is unique about staying at your farm?
“We are a real dairy farm … a three-generation farm family working together on a
farm,” says Beth.


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Image courtesy Liberty Hill Farm