SOURCE: The Round Barn Farm

November 12, 2008 10:15 ET

The Serenity of Vermont Winters

Relaxation Uncovers the Magic of the Inn at the Round Barn Farm

WAITSFIELD, VT--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Located in the heart of Vermont ski country, the Round Barn Farm offers winter activities and packages created for those who enjoy cold, crisp mountain air and a pristine winter solstice. Tucked away in the snow-covered Mad River Valley, guests of the Round Barn Farm's authentic farmhouse inn enjoy warmth and special touches amidst an intimate setting in Vermont's winter wonderland.

Country Christmas Package

Four nights, breakfast daily, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, gingerbread making classes, sleigh ride for two, snowshoeing, and $25 coupon for shopping in picturesque Waitsfield.

December 14th - 26th, $785 start, double occupancy

Nighttime Snowshoe Dinner Tours

Guided snowshoe tour under the stars and moon leading to the Round Barn Farm's rustic cabin featuring hearty dinner by firelight. Includes guides, rentals, dinner.

December 30th, January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, $85 per person

Winter Farmhouse Dinners

Inspirational localvore catering company, Cooking from the Heart, nourishes your spirit with the Winter Farmhouse Dinner Series for guests and chosen friends -- multi-course candlelit dinner in restored farmhouse dining room.

December 20th, January 3rd, February 18th, March 8th, $40 per person

Vermont Ski Packages

-- 1st Tracks Ski Package - Lodging at the Round Barn Farm and skiing at Sugarbush. Includes lift ticket, breakfast daily, afternoon tea, cookies, and hor d'oeuvres. $89 per person, per night start, offered November 30th - December 19th (two night minimum).

-- Sugarbush 3-Day Package - Three nights of lodging -- breakfast, afternoon cookies, tea and hors d'oeuvres offered daily. 3-day lift ticket is included. $125 per person, per night start, offered January 1st - April 8th (three night minimum).

-- "Ski the Valley" Package - Includes 5-day interchangeable lift ticket for Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, day pass at Ole's Cross-Country Ski Center, 5 nights lodging, daily breakfast, afternoon cookies, tea, and hors d'oeuvres. $525 per person, per package start. (Book before January 1st for night Alpine skiing ticket at Bolton Valley).

The Round Barn Farm

Located on 245 acres of Vermont mountains, meadows, and ponds in the beautiful Mad River Valley, lies the historic Round Barn Farm, a four season vacation retreat for lovers of the arts, history, the outdoors, and Vermont bed & breakfast escapes. The historic Round Barn, built in 1910 and renovated in 1988, is a magnificent venue playing host to Vermont weddings, cultural events, and conferences. The Round Barn Farm is a proud member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the Select Registry, and is recognized for its environmental commitments as a Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State. The Round Barn Farm was a founding member of both the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals and the Vermont Fresh Network and is home to the Green Mountain Cultural Center, featuring the Green Mountain Opera Festival held annually in June. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.theroundbarn.com or call 802-496-2276.

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