Home Page

A Barnard Vermont Bed and Breakfast

The Fan House Bed and Breakfast offers three luxurious rooms and suites. Our European-style rooms pamper you with exquisite decorating, exceptionally comfortable beds with 300+ thread count linens and down comforters. Relax. Enjoy the fireplace. Schedule a relaxing massage treatment in the privacy of your own room.

The Fan House B&B in Barnard, is minutes from Quechee, Woodstock and Killington. We promise a potpourri of year-round activities, events and sightseeing PLUS farm-to-table breakfasts using only fresh and locally sourced produce. Contact us for more information or reservations.


The Fan House - a Barnard Vermont Bed & Breakfast


Guests of The Fan House in Barnard, Vermont, experience concierge-style service in a world-class setting. Resident host Sara Widness comes to inn keeping after a career in international public relations that led her to, among others, Rio de Janeiro, Myanmar (Burma), Australia's Gold Coast and Botswana. Her clients, including many in Europe, schooled her in the art of delivering the finest in service and accommodation which she now brings to Barnard, a region second to none in natural beauty.

A place with soul is bound to have a lot of history surrounding it.

dot Were those bricks discovered in the attic really used as shields against Indian arrows way back in 1840?

dot What about the gardens that were said to be the showplace of Barnard? (We’re working on bringing those back, by the way.)

dot Vermont's first female lawyer lived here.

dot A Vermont artist, Wm. B. Hoyt, lived here. (Today he commands six figures for his paintings, some of which fell out of the barn that was razed a few years ago. Those paintings now hang in The Fan House.)

The Fan House is also said to be a replica of a dwelling that once graced the property of nearby (a mile up the road) Twin Farms where author Sinclair Lewis and journalist Dorothy Thompson lived.

So, as with anything that's become an antique, The Fan House is about lore and legend.

click here to continue

Trip Advisor Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State
Find bed and breakfasts on the iPhone
Benchmark Inns, Woodstock Vermont Member of Small Elegant Hotels

Home | Rooms | Availability | Activities | Events | Sara Speaking | Location | Photos | Press | Testimonials | Purveyors | Links
The Fan House in Barnard Vermont
The Fan House in Barnard Vermont