Testimonials
DIRECTIONS:
Travelling NORTH on I-91:   Follow I-91 N to Exit 24 (VT-122) -- at Exit
24 go
 toward WHEELOCK/SHEFFIELD (for 0.2 miles).

Then follow the winding Route 122/Gilman Rd. for about 12 miles -- go
through Wheelock, Sheffield and Sheffield Square.
 When passing Old
Duck Pond Rd. (on your Right),
at about the 9-mile mark, you'll be at
the bottom of a gradual
3-mile climb to the top (to Sheffield Heights).  At
the top you'll note two new houses on your Left and the VAST Trail crossing
just past the second house.  

At this point you will finally begin going downhill, and you will also pass a
"
Moose Crossing" warning sign on your right.  We are the two barn-red
houses with white trim,
on your Left (below the level of Route 122) --
across
from a building somewhat similar to our place (all the buildings
used to be part of one parcel).   


If coming from NORTH of I-91 Exit 24:  (then Exit 25 is the better Exit to
use if the weather is bad,  or it's very late at night and you want a short trip to
the Guest House from I-91):  

Get off of
I-91 at Exit 25 and follow Route 16 South for about 4 miles.  
Make a
LEFT onto Route 122.  Follow that for about 2 miles.  

Almost immediately after the "Moose Crossing" sign on your right, before
you reach the top of the hill, you will see us
on your Right.  We are the two
barn-red houses with white trim (below the level of Route 122) and the
horseshoe-shaped driveway.
        
The following testimonials are from a few of our renters -- but don't take
their words for it -- come and experience this 'special spot' for yourself.

e-mail us at:    StephanieB638@aol.com
What  a heaven you have there.  HUGE thanks for my wondrous stay -- your place
is such a haven!!!

Kate -- Gainesville FL
What a great experience!
Kendall & Sheila

Everyone should go and visit Marc and Stephanie at least once!  My wife
and I stayed at the house while I enjoyed a moose hunt up north with my
brother.  These folks are innkeepers
par-excellence... extremely
personable, genuine, customer-oriented and more than willing to do what
it takes to make your stay wonderful.  It felt like home as soon as we got
there, and we hated to leave.  They had a lot of the little things that make a
home, well, home... band-aids in the bathroom and spices in the kitchen,
things like that.  The
picture window upstairs is incredible, you can't beat
the wood heat, and their critters provided hours of entertainment.  We
can't say enough good things about them!  It was a great place to unwind,
relax and enjoy quality time reading or talking, taking walks on the
property, recharging the batteries.  We also found a great maple place in
nearby Glover that kept us stuffed with maple candies... Yum!  We did
some sightseeing around the Northeast Kingdom,
and the scenery is
awesome... pretty close to Crystal Lake in Barton, and Lake Willoughby.  
Better rent your week quick... we're going back!

Kendall, Sheila -- and Poppy & Daisy (the dogs)
Thank you for a very special, peaceful, unique stay in the Northeast Kingdom.  Your
hospitality and giving hearts have been heart-warming.  Your joy in life is child-like and a
blessing.  Thank you for sharing your lives with us -- little Jeanie was very blessed
through your loving attention.

Eric, Maria &  Family
LIKE COMING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING

We read the website  write-ups, made the deal, but still didn't really know what to
expect.  It was -- is -- like coming home to the family farm for Thanksgiving.  We're
not often welcomed by two mules, a gaggle of Guinea hens -- including babies -- a
goose with a wonky wing, and a pair of chipmunks (sunflower seeds are provided
to give them).  No moose though, at least not yet.  And Marc & Stephanie are like
family.

Staying here's been a treat.  Raiding the vegetable garden, watching the  
chipmunk while reading on the deck, the view from upstairs, the 'state park'
across the road (all parks should be like this), the leaves turning, but not turned.  
Drive the byways, but better yet -- take the well-used Vermont Gazetteer and take
those really skinny back roads that are red -- the dirt/gravel ones.  Get lost, find
your way.  Go to the observatory at the top of Prospect Hill near Brownington, and
look into Canada.  Eat at the Mtn.
View Inn on Darling Hill near E. Burke.  Try them
all -- they're good roads, often better than the asphalt ones.

Pam & Les -- Tyler, TX
Stephanie, Marc and animal friends,

Let me start off by saying … WOW!!!!!  You and your farm are amazing.  It was so
nice to meet folks who still have strong morals/values and treat animals/land with
the love and respect they deserve.  We really were just trying to "get away" but
you made our trip so much more than that!!  And for that I THANK YOU.  We
would love to sit down with you two and share a glass of wine and listen to you
speak so lovingly about your farm.  My husband and I have had our share of
many tragedies over the last few years and have found it hard to get out of our
"pity party", and in just two short days Mount Harmony provided us with the
atmosphere to "let go".  One last thing....your gratitude towards my husband's
veteran status was unexpected and appreciated, I just hope we did not insult you
by not taking you up on your offer to stay a night "on you".  If we didn't have
[responsibilities], we would have taken you up on the offer in a heartbeat.  We will
be back, but next time for a longer stay.
 [And they have come back -- many times]

Till then...

Sonya & Gary, and "Beamer"
(Chihuahua)
Bill & Evelyn, and "Daisy" (Shih-Tzu)
Directions
We're so grateful to have found you and your magnificent place.  
Thank you for sharing so generously.  We've enjoyed every
minute.
 Until our paths cross again --

MaryMargaret & David
Mount Harmony Farm Guest House
8601 VT Route 122, Sheffield VT 05866
802-525-1234
Thank you for welcoming us so warmly to your home.  Our stay
was magical -- we are so appreciative to have found this gem of a
place nestled in the mountains of Vermont.  

Nik & Rob
Thank you so much for hosting our
incredible stay at your gorgeous place in
Vermont.  We won't forget your graciousness
and generosity.    

Alissa, Ajay & Hersh
Marc and Stephi are the greatest hosts. The Guest House has all the amenities
you could probably think of, and then some.  We enjoyed a restful few days
touring the area, barbecuing and enjoying the bountiful produce from Stephi's
garden (never tasted dill like that!), sitting and relaxing and looking out the
window.  The rental is spacious and homey. Our hosts even lent us sweaters and
umbrellas when we came unequipped.  We truly enjoyed getting to know them
and hope to be back one day!

Patti T. & Family, NY & Israel
Just wanted to say thank you, to you and Marc, once again for a wonderful
experience this past weekend.  I speak for my entire family when I say that your
farm is a truly magical place and one that we hope to return to many times in the
future.  Our son Thomas had an extraordinarily remarkable first birthday
celebration thanks to your wonderful personalities and accommodations.  Thank
you for taking the time to speak with my mother-in-law about her health condition;
this has been a challenging time for us all and we are simply trying to remain
positive and enjoy every day to the fullest.   I honestly believe that some greater
power or fate drove us to your farm.  Thank you again for such a wonderful
experience!

Rob, Kim & baby Thomas
Thank you for an amazing weekend.  Your farm is such a special place.  We really
enjoyed watching the donkeys, pigs, guinea hens, geese and sheep, and sitting by
the wood-pellet stove late in the evenings.  So relaxing!  And
the stars at night were
also a real treat.  Can’t wait to come back again.  It was great staying at your place
and meeting both of you.  Thanks again!

Christine, Ben & Friends
Thank you so much for the warm & cozy
stay!  We enjoyed relaxing, talking to the
animals, and breathing the fresh mountain
air.  We also enjoyed the big window--just
breath-taking!  Looking forward to coming
back.

Josh, Courtney, Sawyer & dogs (Axl & Maya)
Link to Testimonials
2014-present
Marc & Stephanie were wonderful, and helpful hosts on their beautiful farm.  It is a
very quiet location perfect for nature lovers and those looking to "get away from it
all".  The guest house is charming with everything you need.  There was coffee,
butter, eggs and condiments in the fridge, plus a great selection of teas, and lots of
herbs for cooking.  A nearby market had everything needed for breakfast, lunch, &
dinners at home.  The beds were super comfortable and there is a great reading
nook on the second floor.  The huge window lets you see the changing landscape
from sunrise to sunset.  The hosts were attentive yet gave us plenty of space.  Take
them up on their offer to show you the nearby ponds.  We went there twice a day
with our dogs to hike and swim...it really was one of the most incredible places I've
seen.  There is lots of hiking in the area and many choices for swimming in beautiful
lakes.  Bread & Puppet is right down the road, & Hill Farmstead Brewery is only 15
minutes away.  Parker Pie Co. is a neat place for good pizza and a great selection of
beer on tap.  If you're looking to unwind and relax this is the perfect place.

                    Lauren & George B -- Aug 2016
We had an amazing time staying with Marc and Stephanie.  They were
perfect hosts - welcoming and knowledgeable about the area, and there if
we had question--but otherwise let us do our own thing.  The garden was
amazing--so many types of lettuce, greens, herbs, garlic, peas, tomatoes,
and even some chocolate mint!  Stephanie went out of her way to give us
some of her pine nuts so we could make pesto with the fresh basil & great
garlic from the garden--it was delicious!  And the animals (geese, a pair of
donkeys, and some sheep) were amazing companions.  The farm is
located in a wonderfully quiet part of northern Vermont.  There are some
great restaurants, an amazing brewery (Hill Farmstead), and endless
natural beauty.  The nearby ponds are isolated and peaceful, and Lake
Willoughby is a 20-minute drive away if you're looking for something
bigger.  We can't recommend this place enough -- we have visions of
coming back year after year (and in different seasons) to sit by the
incredible second floor window, snacking on Vermont cheddar and
drinking a Pale Ale from the brewery.  Life doesn't get much better.

Sophie & Steve--August 2016
Stephanie and her husband Marc were great.  We used this as our home
base to visit family for the weekend.  The upstairs great room window is
awesome and you will not want to move from watching nature.  Stephanie
took the time to show us around the place and made sure to find some
drawing paper for our daughter who loved the place.  We look forward to
staying there again.

Don, Simone & Sofia -- November 2016
Wonderful Hosts, Beautiful Property!

You'll be hard-pressed to find a nicer couple than Marc and Stephanie.  
They go out of their way to make you feel at home and are more than
hospitable.  They truly make your stay one to remember and cherish.  The
carriage house is lovely, well-kept, and offers a rustic setting with modern
amenities.  The views are stunning and the farm is about as picturesque as
can be.  We cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay at this
wonderful location in an absolutely beautiful part of Vermont.  It was
certainly hard to leave after several days in this tranquil spot, but we
cannot wait to return and hope to make an annual trip to this perfect piece
of the Northeast Kingdom.

Mike, Kayla & 2 puppies (now 3 small dogs)

Really great couple--they came back again for Thanksgiving, 2016
Extraordinary!  Like most things that are spectacularly beautiful,
photographs do not do this spot justice!  The farm & garden were
blooming with so many forms of life.  Stephanie was sweet enough to let
us take a bit of VT home with us--a bouquet of lilacs and some rooted
sections of chocolate mint!  The house was immaculate--every room was
clean.  Kitchen is fully stocked w herbs and teas and coffee.  Each
bedroom had a bunch of fresh towel sets on the beds, which were so
useful!  Bathroom had shampoo, conditioner & soap, and a well-stocked
medicine cabinet (band-aids +ointment, nail clippers, etc.).  The picture
window just blew our minds!  Talk about beauty overload!  The memory
foam mattress in the grand upstairs bathroom was as comfy as it gets.  
Stephanie had an entire drawer of brochures and maps for local places to
hit.  There were also crayons, colored pencils, books, notebooks &
movies; so being entertained indoors is a cinch.  Stephanie & Marc truly
go above and beyond to make your experience seamless.  The house was
rustic and unique and full of art in so many forms.  She took us to the
sweetest lake just down the block and introduced us to her favorite types
of flowers & mushrooms.  She told us the donkeys loved dandelions, and
that we could roam the two trails they have on their property in addition to
their backyard for as long as needed.  The warmth that Stephanie and
Marc radiated really made the experience ultra special to us!!!!!!  They've
got it down pat!!!!  Stephanie & Marc's hospitality, coupled with their
picturesque home, made our trip one we'll never forget.  We will definitely
be staying here again!!!!

                                                                               Chris & Christina--May 2016
This stay was so much better than expected, Marc and Stephanie are the most
fantastic hosts.  In all our years of traveling we can say this was our favorite
stay!  From the personal touches and hospitality to the stunning property &
location, only made better by getting to know them both, we are lucky to have
found them.  Looking forward to our next visit (as are our pups!)

Katie & Wayne, Bridgewater, NJ -- September 27-30, 2018