If you are looking for a Vermont wedding venue that inviting all year round, the Inn at Mountain View Farm may be the perfect place for you. Located in the beautiful town of East Burke, this charming inn offers stunning views, comfortable accommodations, and excellent activities just moments away, making it the ideal place to host your special day.
With yoga and an animal sanctuary onsite,and East Burke’s famous 100+ miles of Kingdom Trails right around the corner, there is something for everyone to enjoy during your wedding weekend, providing an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Owner Marilyn recently sat down with us to share more details about this beautiful and one-of-a-kind Vermont property.
The Space: What’s the vibe?
Romantic, historical and beautiful!
Surrounded by pastoral vistas, the Inn at Mountain View Farm is a magical place for a wedding ceremony and reception. You can exchange vows in a jasmine scented garden with a harpist, under an arbor on a grassy hilltop with panoramic views of Willoughby Gap, or in a classic white-steepled chapel in nearby Burke village.
And, in case of rain or inclement weather, we have a barn chapel on site. It’s a dramatic space with soaring ceilings and a cupola that sends rays of light onto the gathering of guests below.
The Amenities: What Do you Include?
Our Inn offers 14 ensuite guest rooms with a full breakfast buffet featuring our own farm to table vegetable dishes along with classic breakfast favorites. There are also two townhouses on the property, complete with jetted tubs and fully outfitted kitchens. All guests staying at the Inn receive complimentary Kingdom Trail passes to explore East Burke’s beauty.
Other amenities include our animal sanctuary, bike storage, free Wi-fi, a fire pit for s’mores, a liquor license for your event – and more.
The Location: What is There to Do in the Local Area?
We are located in the fabled Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Our area is famous for its natural beauty, where outdoor sports abound both in summer and winter.
From our backyard, you can access the acclaimed Kingdom Trails for an invigorating run or an off road mountain bike ride before breakfast. Others might like to stroll up the street on historic Darling Hill Road and get a closer look at the beautiful neo-classical mansion built by Elmer Darling in 1932.
A path off the road takes you up the hillside past an orchard to the front of the estate where you can have a breathtaking view of the Willoughby Gap in the distance and Elmer’s beloved Mountain View Farm.
Back at the Farm, for those “feel good” moments without an adrenaline rush, try a morning yoga stretch in the threshing barn which can be arranged in advance for groups. For relaxation, guests can take a stroll in the vegetable garden or walk over to the paddock and visit with the rescued animals residing at the Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary. For additional soothing activities, try kayaking on nearby Newark Pond or Lake Willoughby or just relax into an Adirondack chair, contemplate the scenery or read a book from the Inn’s library
For a quick trip to what feels like France, the Canadian Province of Quebec is just an hour away!
The History: What Is the Venue’s Story?
The Mountain View Farm was one of the great agricultural estates of Vermont in the early 20th century and has merited a State of Vermont historic marker curbside. The Farm was established in 1883 by Elmer Darling, a native of East Burke who became part owner and manager of the famous Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. When he retired in 1908, he became a gentleman farmer, raising prize winning Morgan horses and Jersey cattle. The Farm also produced choice Darling brand cheeses.
Any Parting Words?
Couples who choose The Inn at Mountain View Farm are looking for something special and affordable for their wedding venue that offers natural beauty. The want to share an experience with their family and friends that will be remembered long after the weekend.
With our unlimited outdoor space, The Inn provides a big stage can be made personal to each couple. Because of the architectural details of our historic structures, the Farm is both “country” and elegant – a stunning setting for any celebration!
Thank you, Marilyn! Learn more about Inn at Mountain View Farm in the Vermont Weddings Vendor Guide.