A Vermont hotel was just named one of the best on the planet by Travel + Leisure magazine readers.
As part of the magazine’s annual World’s Best Awards, the publication released its list of the top 100 hotels in the world on Tuesday. Last year, six New England hotels made the list, including Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont. This year, Twin Farms was the only regional spot to make the cut. The hotel ranked No. 52, falling from No. 15 in 2017. However, the Green Mountain State destination again took the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s list of top 10 resort hotels in the Northeast. (The best hotel in the world was determined to be the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Indonesia.)
Twin Farms, an all-inclusive country retreat set on 300 acres, is the former home of writers Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Thompson. Guests can stay in 10 cottages, a two-room lodge, four-suite farmhouse, or four-room main house. There is a spa and fitness center, activities that range from croquet to canoeing to fly-fishing in a fully stocked pond, and a restaurant that serves locally grown herbs and vegetables and includes a 15,000-bottle wine cellar.
“Imagine the creature comforts of a Vermont farmhouse with the no-detail-overlooked attention of the finest luxury resorts, and you’ll get a sense of what makes Twin Farms so special — and why so many visitors return year after year,” T+L wrote.
The 2018 World’s Best travel survey was available to readers at tlworldsbest.com from Nov. 6, 2017 to March 5, 2018. Participants scored hotels based on their rooms and facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. A numerical score was determined based on those ratings, and T+L tabulated the results with research firm M&RR.