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.
2019 - current notes
Color season 2018 lasted the whole month of October and was as brilliantly
beautiful as I ever remember seeing in my 20 years here! Sorry if you missed it.
Think about booking the second and third weeks in October for best color in the NEK.
The ambient color is now white.
An early winter continues with a good snow cover, ski lifts open,
and the back yard and woods a true winter wonderland.
We are now booking for your 2019 visits.
Always stay two nights for best rates. Stay a 3rd &/or 4th night for discounts.
We will NOT book any advance one night stays on Saturday nights in summer or fall.
We will soon be blocking for the loger Karme Choling Programs, so call or email for a reservation.
The Old Homestead will also be launching a new web site soon. I have seen a glimpse of the new photos and they are amazingly stunning - and past due! Watch for announcement.
This is also a centenial year for our INN - watch for announcement of a summer celebration.
AND the Inn is ready for a new Innkeeper! If you are interested for a life style change CALL ME!!
I would love to introduce you as the new owner at our summer 100 year celebration.
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 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'! .
Reed Shop shares the same roof with the Inn. 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 and purchase. 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.