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Retreat Farm

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350 Linden St, Route 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301-4809
+1 802-490-2270
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Great for kids

We visited with three grandparents, two parents, and one two-year-old. She loved petting all the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Loukra
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Chicago, Illinois
Fun Rainy Day Visit

Went on a rainy awful Sunday. Got a great feeling from the minute we walked in - the... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
MermaidSue2013
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Bayville, New York
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We are a nonprofit farm and education center, open in the Summer on Wednesdays through Sundays, plus holiday Mondays. From Labor Day to October 29, we are open Friday through Sunday. Memberships are available.
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“the barn” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
350 Linden St, Route 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301-4809
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+1 802-490-2270
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We visited with three grandparents, two parents, and one two-year-old. She loved petting all the animals and feeding them hay. The trails were fun to hike, but it's easy to get lost. Make sure your cell phone is charged, and use the map feature. The...More

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Lindsay F, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're working on improving the trail signs and hope you come back and visit again soon.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Went on a rainy awful Sunday. Got a great feeling from the minute we walked in - the welcome/admission/gift shop is clean and new. Once through the doors to the barn, we met the donkeys and the sheep. The barn is clean clean clean. Doesn't...More

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Lindsay F, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Retreat Farm, and appreciate hearing the experience through your eyes. We're sorry you didn't have access to the ducks. Based on your feedback we've put a sign up letting visitors know that they can...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Fun visit with our seven-year-old. Tremendous staff - and the animals were gentle. Nice little gift shop. Well located near two food trucks and a cheese store.

Thank halaji
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W H, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your time at the Farm and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

I took my 2 year old grand daughter to visit the Retreat Farm. While we did not have time to visit the forest, we spent two hours in the barn and adjoining "play area" , then spent another half hour eating lunch. The animals were...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

I was very disapounted when I visited the new retreat petting farm. First of all its for tourists now and not locals. You walk into a gift shop with farm themed gifts pay $5 for kids $7 for adults and walk through another door to...More

1  Thank jbris524
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W H, Public Relations Manager at Retreat Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at the Farm and had a disappointing interaction with our staff. We'd like to invite you back free of charge at your convenience. Our new retail operation is necessary to support the operation of our educational programs...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

This farm is great for all ages. It is very clean and offers visitors an opportunity to be up close and personal with the animals. The staff is friendly and informative. A must see in Bratt!

Thank Nicole V
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

No better place to spend a couple of hours, if you love animals. You are free to roam and for the most part, pet all the animals who are very happy, very well cared for. The children who were visiting me had a wonderful time....More

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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Our granddaughter loved this place. The admission fee is very reasonable. We could have spent the entire afternoon in the chick room catching them, holding them and letting them race off. She then went to hold the young kid that kept nibbling on her hair....More

1  Thank movingon95
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Retreat Farm is on Rte 30, right by two food trucks and Grafton Cheese (for after when you are ravenous;)) {We loved the Dosa Kicthen}. We got to see an Emu and its amazing greenish massive egg, fed a humungous bull, held little chicks (and...More

2  Thank NewYork0123
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

We love seeing farm animals and this farm was one of the most fun...especially seeing the Huge Ox (Carlos), rabbits, goats, cows, play areas for kids where they could shovel corn and play farmer!

1  Thank Patricia K
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nancy b
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Lindsay F | Property representative |
Hi! The entry fee is $5 for children age 2-17, and seniors age 62 and up. Adults (18-61) are $7. Children under 2 are free. We also offer a membership that allows unlimited admission for a family of 5 for a calendar... More
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Jesse B
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Lindsay F | Property representative |
If she likes baby animals, then yes, she should enjoy Retreat Farm. We will be opening for the summer season Memorial Day weekend, and our hours will be 10-4, Wednesday through Sunday. Hope to see you here!
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larabe
September 16, 2015|
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Response from Becky H | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the age of the child, 2 hours should be good for a 5 year old.
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