Enjoy history, art and culture at the elegant Barn House apartment on a breathtakingly beautiful historic farm. The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the 22 landmark sites on Vermont's African American Heritage Trail. The private apartment views showcase the Adirondack Mountains and the organic farm meadows. On summer nights, all of the windows offer views of the meadows full of fireflies and the stars of a magnificent dark and open sky. The apartment is decorated with authentic African art.
The 2-bedroom apartment is a private dwelling that includes a full kitchen and full bathroom with a spacious and sunny open floor plan, unique antique fixtures and modern fittings, hardwood floors and three private entrances. Accommodations are ideal for those seeking a multicultural experience in Vermont that includes learning more about African American and African art, literature and culture. The Farm is a short walk to the Old Brick Store in the Charlotte village, walking trails, a berry farm, Mount Philo State Park, Lake Champlain, Charlotte Beach, and the Charlotte Ferry to New York. By car, we are 10 minutes from Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms, 30 minutes from Burlington and 90 minutes from Montreal.
Three private entrances. Large lawn on the West side of the house.
We're more than happy to help you plan your time in Vermont. Just let us know what you enjoy doing and we'll prepare suggestions for you. We also like to meet and greet our guests upon their arrival and ideally at their departure. We hold occasional African diaspora arts, culture and heritage events in the Barn House adjacent to the apartment. We would be very glad for you to engage with us during these opportunities if you wish, and will also respect your privacy if you prefer to enjoy your personal space and alone time.
The apartment is located on the ground floor level of the magnificent Barn House, which was restored and renovated with a blend of modern and antique fittings by Jack Clemmons in the 1990's. It is lined with windows overlooking the Adirondacks and meadows. The two upper levels of the building contain a gallery of African American and African art and modern photography. Occasional cultural events, including Ethiopian/Eritrean coffee ceremonies and an African American literature program, are held on the upper levels- offering a unique opportunity for guests to learn more about African American heritage. By staying with us, you are helping to preserve one of the largest African American-owned historic farms in the state of Vermont and a stunning property!
Unless otherwise by prior arrangement, we expect to meet and greet our guests upon their arrival and at their departure.
Please turn in the keys to your hosts before your departure.