The entire story of this farm is a love story. I met a Vermonter at a reunion in Massachusetts. He invited me to Vermont. I borrowed his car, had an adventure ( ie got lost), and discovered a run down old dairy farm. It was love at first sight. It took longer to fall for the Vermonter. We married and I secretly visited ‘my farm’. Twenty three years, two children and two countries later, we bought Des Marais Farm! We’ve worked hard to restore it, conserve it and preserve it. Our farm is now actively managed as an organic farm and wildlife sanctuary with an active Bobolink nesting program.
Earnings from wedding and event bookings on our farm go back into the important conservation done here. Not only do couples get a special location to host an event, you can feel great about where you money is going. This historic farm along Otter Creek has lovely views of the Green Mountains, a large beaver pond and our farm buildings. We have built beautiful gardens, fences, benches and viewscapes. In 2021 we will celebrate our 29 th year of a very happy marriage. We welcome being at the start of your long, happy beginnings as well.
2 bedrooms1 bathrooms
The Swallow’s Nest is our guest house and is separately rented. It has 2 bedrooms with shared bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, washer/dryer, and patio with chairs and gas grill. It’s a slice of heaven, quiet and private in the field by the main house. Enjoy views of the Green Mountains from the master bedroom or a night on the patio for an evening sunset. 1 Queen bed, 2 single beds. Perfect for the honeymoon couple or for preparation before the wedding.
Prices vary by season
Venue Rental Policies
- Event End Time: 10 pm
- Smoking Policy: No smoking.
- Open Flame Policy: No open flames.
- Pet Policy: No pets inside on-site accommodations; otherwise, considered upon request.
- Trash and Recycling: Couples must bag and consolidate trash in designated area.
- Noise: No noise which exceeds 70 decibels during daylight hours or 60 decibels at other times of the day at the property line shall be permitted.
- Camping: Not authorized.
House Rental Policies
No smoking anywhere on the property.
Not suitable for infants.
Photo Credits: Kat Mooney Photography