Enjoy Mountain Views, Privacy & the Comforts of Home
Take in the splendor of Vermont’s countryside as you relax in the quiet comfort and privacy of our well-appointed guesthouse. Sweet Retreat is nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, conveniently located off the main road. It is fifteen minutes south of the capital city of Montpelier, forty-five minutes from Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, and Stowe, and an hour from Burlington International Airport.
You will find our spacious guesthouse equipped with everything you need to stay two days, a week, a month or more! Amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and cell service.
The Guesthouse can sleep up to five people. Sleeping arrangements include a queen bed in the bedroom, a pull-out couch in the living room, and a roll-away bed.
To get you started, we stock the guesthouse with breakfast fixings for your first morning meal. And, enjoy complimentary maple syrup from our Sugarhouse during short-term stays. Food shopping is just six miles away.
The Guesthouse features:
• Porch with mountain views and sunrises
• Fully-equipped kitchen
• Spacious dining room with a table that seats up to 14
• Queen-size bed with fine linens
• Full bath with tub
• Pull-out couch in the living room
• Satellite TV, wireless Internet access
• Air conditioning, three-zone heating
• A full laundry
Please note: No pets or animals are permitted. There is no smoking in the Guesthouse or around any of the barns or buildings.
Explore the Outdoors in Every Season
When you stay at Sweet Retreat, you don’t have to hit the road to explore. Open the front door and enjoy the many miles of private trails we’ve created for your walking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, or snowshoeing pleasure.
Slow Down & Get Close to Nature
Relax on the large covered porch and watch the sunrise over Spruce Mountain. View deer grazing in the back fields. Wander down to the pond to observe beavers at work, or grab your binoculars and look for American bitterns and blue herons.
Visit with our Show Oxen
Join us at the barn to see our 4 teams of show oxen, and if the timing is right watch them in training. Arrange for a ride in our custom-made ox cart, or in winter a sleigh ride through the woods pulled by our team of Durham-Herefords, Bright and Lion.
Learn How We Make Pure Vermont Gold® Maple Syrup
Sugaring season at Sweet Retreat occurs in early spring when the sap runs in our 200-acre hillside maple grove. Stop by our state-of-the-art sugarhouse to experience the sights, smells and sounds of sugaring as we boil the sap that flows from our sugar maples into Pure Vermont Gold®. Taste the warm syrup as it is drawn off the evaporator—a sweet Vermont experience that you will long remember.
Come & Stay with Us—We’re Conveniently Located
Sweet Retreat is five miles from Interstate 89, and from downtown Northfield, home to five covered bridges, a golf course, and Norwich University, the oldest private military school in the country. Montpelier, the state capitol of Vermont, is just 15 minutes away as is Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, and the Barre Opera House in Barre.
Visit Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, the Vermont Granite Museum, and the Millstone Trails biking and ski touring center in Barre, as well as Ben & Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Billings Farm & Museum, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in the nearby scenic towns of Stowe and Woodstock, VT.
The Guesthouse is a house-keeping unit and meals are prepared by guests. Ample breakfast items are provided for the first night stay. There is a full service grocery store in town along with a coffee shop, a pizzeria, a Subway, a brew pub, and Chinese take-out. There are also several nice restaurants within 15-20 minutes of the guesthouse in Brookfield, Randolph, Barre, and Montpelier.
Open year around.
For up-to-date availability, please check the availability calendar on our website.
Double occupancy rates, all inclusive:
2-night minimum, $220 per night; $54.50 per night each additional adult or child.
Weekly (6 nights)-$1250; $54.50 per night each additional adult or child.
Four weeks (30 nights)-$3000; $40 per night each additional adult or child.
Five weeks or more $70 per day; $25 per night each additional adult or child.
MasterCard and VISA accepted.
Special rates available for Norwich University.
329 Frost Road, Northfield, VT
Hannah and Ray Morvan Sr.
329 Frost Rd, Northfield, VT 05663
802-495-8525, 802-272-5897 (Hannah cell)