You might hike up to a picnic with a Green Mountains view, paddle a canoe across our own nine-acre pond, or carve fresh tracks into the resort’s private slopes. Stroll through the garden and guess which veggies will appear at dinner tonight. Or bend your mind trying to fit pieces into a Stave puzzle.
The activities below are organized by season and can be explored independently or as a guided experience with other guests (please refer to the daily schedule — no sign-up required!). All are included as part of your stay. For those interested in a private guided experience, click here for our menu. And if you can’t find your favorite activities on Twin Farms property, a full slate of experiences beckon just a few miles away.
Improve your aim — or work out some aggression — at our range by the ski warming hut. For safety reasons, this activity is not available unsupervised.
Hosted by our resident apiarist Dave and his hard-working honeybees, this is a pollen-to-pallet masterclass in how all of that delicious Twin Farms honey comes to "bee."
Our fleet of cruisers, hardtails, and pedal-assist mountain bikes makes Twin Farms and the surrounding area your kingdom, regardless of ability or energy level. Explore our network of multi-use trails on a mountain bike. Take a hybrid cruiser nine miles down the road to Woodstock. Or conquer any hill with a pedal-assist, whose electric motor boosts your own pedal power. They range up to 50 miles, so there’s plenty of terrain to explore — and viewpoints to gawk at.
What could be more romantic than a private twilight paddle across our own Copper Pond? Or head 1.5 miles down the road to Silver Lake, where our mini-fleet of boats awaits.
Poke your head into the vegetable garden, greenhouse, or Dorothy’s flower garden to see what’s growing. Say hi to the chickens while you’re there.
The verdant forest invites exploring, whether moderate or strenuous. We’ve been restoring our miles of manicured trails, adding stone steps, new trail markings, supply stations, map kiosks, even a few picnic platforms with views of the mountains.
Fancy a game of croquet, bocce, or cornhole? All three are set up on the lawn next to the Main House — the perfect way to start a casual cocktail hour.
If you can imagine a picnic setting worthy of Chef Rich’s creations, we can deliver it. Sandwiches at the ski summit, charcuterie by the pond, canapés on the trail? Any and all are included in your stay.
Enjoy a refreshing dip in Copper Pond. You might have it all to yourself!
One hard court for tennis and two pickleball courts are located next to the Farmhouse at Copper Hill and the adjacent pond. Rackets and balls included.
Private groomed trails and a wide selection of equipment let you contemplate the tranquil surroundings.
Leave the crowds behind: Our six groomed trails are closed to the public and reserved just for you, when mother nature allows. The Viking (a high-powered UTV with tracks) will ferry you back to the top after every run.
Can’t wait for the thaw? Those chunky tires grip snow and ice and make biking our groomed cross-country trails a (sometimes challenging) winter adventure.
Fish don’t sleep through the winter, and neither should you. We will drill holes in the ice, set you up with the right gear, and let you at ‘em in a historic way of fishing while you learn all the ins and outs to a great fun and fast-paced pastime.
We provide the skates and hot toddies, you bring the laughter. Our mini Zamboni smooths the ice on Copper Pond — as close to an ice rink as you can get in the forest.
Yes, we have sleds. And no, they’re not just for kids! Start slow, then work your way up to luge-like speeds. Helmets are required — but trudging back uphill isn’t, thanks to the Viking UTV.
*Mother Nature usually allows downhill skiing to start in mid to late January. In any case, all winter activities are subject to her whims.
Learn about the heritage of Twin Farms — and spot works by such artists as Milton Avery, Jasper Johns, William Bailey, and David Bates — while exploring the nooks and crannies of the ca. 1795 Main House.
Downstairs from Twigg’s, a remarkable range of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment beckons, including a Kinesis workout station, a step-squat machine, two treadmills, a stationary bike, and a Vario elliptical cross-trainer. Plus two Peloton bikes, a Concept2 rowing machine, kettlebells, medicine balls, NuBell free weights, and Manduka yoga gear. Private training and yoga classes are available, too.
Achieve utter contentment with a massage, facial, scrub, or other personalized treatment at our haven for well-being. Our skin care rituals use Biologique Recherche products, enjoyable and highly effective. (Please note that additional charges apply to spa treatments.)
Find privacy and healing in a cedar-clad bath house in the woods, an homage to traditional Japanese bathing rituals with pristine, 104°F water and views of the forest.
Join us at Twiggs for a delicious, hands-on lesson in making fresh pasta. It’s easier than you think! You’ll join the team in the kitchen and learn to mix and roll the dough, cut the shapes, and cook. Each class lasts around 90 minutes and is paired with wine. And of course you’ll get to taste your creation! Thursdays 3pm at Twiggs, 6 guests maximum. Please sign up in advance, preferably the day prior.
Chess, checkers, and other games provide quiet entertainment in every corner. If you’re up to the challenge, try adding a few pieces to a maddening Stave Puzzle — like no other jigsaw you’ve ever done. Our diverse selection of classics and best-sellers will help you rediscover the joy of holding a book in your hand.
Redington and Sage rods and reels — and flies hand-tied by our in-house guide — will make you feel like a pro. So will the pond stocked with 12-18 inch trout, with the chance to catch a bigger trophy-class rainbow. Take a personalized lesson at Copper Pond, or sign up for a full- or half-day trip, including breakfast and/or a stream-side picnic lunch.
Cultural experiences with opportunities to shop for gifts — and for yourself!