to Gail Warnaar's
The Old Homestead
A real New England Bed and Breakfast in the Mountains of the Northeast
Check Events Calendar and see the Accommodations Page for Room Choices
Check the On-line Reservations for availability.
Foliage 2018 - current notes - now early November
The color season has lasted the whole month of October and has been as brilliantly
beautiful as I ever remember seeing in my 20 years here! It was at peak color about
Occtober 6 through the 18, and was still good color through the end of October.
Yes a bit unusual, but 14 of the last 17 years closer to the norm!
I traveled to the SW corner the end of October and color was at peak
all the way.
I am in NYCity the first week of November and have enjoyed brilliant color all over again
all the way down, minus our mountain hill side views of course.
This week-end I will be raking the leaves of my huge front Maple which just turned golden on Nov 1st
If your would like to stay for two nights or more next week end (Nov 9 - 10)
I will discount your rate by 25% for leaf raking help.
What better way to experience Vermont Fall Season - also drive from the south in full color!
Always stay two nights for best rates. Stay a 3rd &/or 4th night for discounts.
Check out color as it is reported at FoliageNetwork.com
My predictions are from my uneducated amateur 20 years of record keeping.
Foliage Network .com is an actual which is reported twice a week from spotters all over the northeast.
The Old Homestead has been an Inn since 1919, and Barnet is still a quiet Village in the Connecticut River Valley in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. You will find Old World New England Charm and warmth with 21st Century amities for your comfort. If you love antiques opt for the White Mountain Room with its big ornate head board. If your tastes run toward the modern you will love the Rose Garden Room. Throughout the Inn you will find the treasures of several families for your enjoyment.
Gail invites you to relax by the fire in a winter wonderland, or
revel in the spring mud season and see life bursting forth before your eyes. In the summer, enjoy the gardens and in the autumn experience the pallet of fall colors and festivals which make Vermont everyone's vacation destination. Ski, hike, cycle, swim, picnic, kayak, experience history or spirituality, revel in the arts, see a film, or 'day trip' around the area sampling Vermont's speciality food and cuisines, crafts and Nature. Experience and understand why this is our 'Special Kingdom'! .
The Old Homestead and the Double
Reed Shop share the same roof. If you are a musician, especially an oboe or bassoon player, consider
a get-away visit, a Chamber Music Party, or a Rehearsal Retreat for your ensemble. With access to 9,500 print music titles from which to read. Choose your next season's concerts from our offerrings. Gail is also available to coach, to give a lesson, or help with reed making if this appeals to your musical need.
Check out the Local Events and Attractions Page for Special Musical and Arts Events in the area. Enjoy an Arts Patron Special Rate when you book for two nights or more at the Inn. Always enjoy a three course gourmet breakfast, a tastefully appointed room, comfortable common areas, reasonable rates, and knowledgeable guidance for your 'day tripping' and local experience. A variety of activities will fit your style and await your visit, so plan to unpack your bags and stay awhile to completely experience Northeast Vermont.