Mount Harmony Farm Guest (Carriage) House
8601 VT Route 122, Sheffield VT 05866
Mount Harmony
Farm Stories BLOG
Testimonials (2014-16)

Karen C, Matt, Ben, Hope & Seamus (the Beagle)--August 2015
   We had a wonderful stay at Mount Harmony Farm in August 2015. Our time with
Stephanie and Marc Bourdelle and their farm animals was just what we were looking for –
time to relax and unwind in such a beautiful mountain setting. The guest house was perfect
for our family (2 older teenagers and dog) to spend time together; from the comfortable
beds to the kitchen for cooking meals and dining area where we actually sat down and
enjoyed dinners complete with fresh picked greens from their garden. Complete heaven…
   We had so much fun with the farm animals and the trail hike to the scenic overlook was
filled with beautiful discoveries. The Bourdelles are such gracious hosts and made sure we
had everything we needed from filtered water refills to a spare picnic cooler that we forgot to
bring. Stephanie even took care of our wet clothes and towels from the swimming pond and
returned them dry and comfy to us. The guest house is very clean and comfortable with
beautiful views of the Mountains from the picture window. We really enjoyed Dog Mountain,
Hill Farmstead Brewery, live jazz music and the food at the Parker Pie Company, Clyde
River Kayaking and the Perennial Pleasures Nursery. The Mount Harmony Farm website
has such great information and links for so many things to do in the area and the guest
house is filled with brochures to help plan activities. Booking was so simple and all e-mails
we sent with questions had very timely replies. We will definitely be back to such an
awesome place!!
   Thank you also for the daylilies and chocolate mint plants you sent home with us.  Your
generosity abounds and the plants will be such wonderful reminders of our time with you.  
We will definitely be back!

Sofia P--October 2015
Marc and Stephanie were the ideal hosts. We had the greatest time ever! They have a
beautiful farm facing west and we experienced the sweetest sunsets we have ever seen
melting over the mountains. You can feed the animals and pick fresh veggies from the
garden (in season). You can make a fire in the firepit outside and peer at the Milky Way!
What else do you need? The cottage itself is well appointed and there is a giant picture
window in the great room also facing west that brings utmost peace while reading in one of
the rocking chairs. The entire master bedroom is like a king-size rustic suite -- perfectly
quaint and romantic and homey. We already miss it there and can't wait to return.

Russell T--September 2015
We had the most fantastic stay at Marc and Stephanie's place. Gorgeous accommodations
with breathtaking views, super cozy bedrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. Our son
Henry made best friends with the donkeys and goats, which he was encouraged to feed and
pat, it was just brilliant. Stephanie guided us to a nearby "secret" sanctuary with a pond
where we were able to swim and laze around in the most idyllic setting you could imagine.  
Our time spent here was such a highlight, I cannot thank them enough for such fantastic
hospitality. We would go back in a flash.

Christian G--September 2015
We reserved it at the last minute. They made us feel very welcome. It was a beautiful place
and the house had a very nice charm. Stephanie showed us the garden where they grow
vegetables that you can take. Marc also brought a goat so that our 3 year old son could
interact with him and have some farm and nature experience. Both Marc and Stephanie are
very nice persons and fantastic hosts.

Lindsey & Molly--May 2015
We had an amazing holiday weekend in VT staying at Marc and Stephanie's guest house. Marc
and Stephanie are incredibly kind, welcoming, and helpful people--they made us feel comfortable
and had great recommendations of things to see & do (and places to eat!) in the area. And what
a gorgeous area it is to explore. Your choice of mountains, lakes, or rolling hills...We were very
happy with our stay and would love to return in the future. Thank you for having us!

Dara H--October 2014
Both Marc and Stephanie were so nice and helpful. They wanted to make sure the place was
super clean and that we knew where everything was. They offered to give us a tour of the place,
and the farm. T
hey offered vegetables from their garden to us. The place is cozy. The area is
remote which in my opinion is a good thing. There are amazing places nearby (15-20 miles) to get
incredible beer and food. I highly recommend staying here and visiting this area of Vermont. Also,
their animals made the visit so fun.  It was a perfect experience.

Isabelle R,
(Björn, Isabelle, Maddalena, Pierre, Ceçille, Thomas, Junie, Alain)--October
We enjoyed our stay at your wonderful guest house very much. The place is lovely and [Marc &
Stephanie] were very welcoming. The view of the mountains (and the animals!) from the 2nd floor
is amazing!
Rafael M-- September 2015
Hosts are great, very friendly and helpful. They have beautiful and well behaved animals so close by the house that it made the experience even better. The land is very special. I will definitely
stay again and recommend friends.

Darin D--September 2015
Stephanie and Marc were great hosts! Marc took the time to show us all the ponds near by and let us take delicious veggies from the  garden!  We had a blast hanging out at the pond with our
dogs all day and ending it looking at the stars with Marc and Stephanie, they were such amazing hosts we couldn't have asked for better! Thank you both so much for the stay and the company!

Paul W--July 2015
A wonderful old farm guest house for a great stay. Marc and Stephanie were very easy to communicate with and very good hosts. The kids especially loved the animals and gardens which Marc
as kind enough to present to them. We are big fans of the Northeast Kingdom, and with hidden ponds + Bread & Puppet just down the road, we certainly will stay here again.

Limor Y--July 2015
Stephanie and Marc's farmhouse is a very special place, with very special people (Stephanie and Marc) who are surrounded by stunning scenery, beautiful landscape. Wonderful atmosphere.
The farmhouse is the place to stay, the accommodation is excellent. We spent a very enjoyable weekend and we look forward to visiting Stephanie and Marc soon again!

Nick H--July 2015
Marc and Stephanie were great, as was their property. We will definitely aim to stay there again in the future.  Thank you so much for your hospitality! The scenery and garden and animals and
space and hosts were all perfect.  We're only bummed that we forgot to take some of the herbs you offered!
Daria P, Matan, & Emma (the Corgi)--October 2014
Marc and Stephanie were wonderful, kind, warm and welcoming hosts! The Mount Harmony
Farm is a little heaven on earth, if you would like to just relax, enjoy the nature and silence, this
is definitely a place to visit. The property is located away from busy main roads, on the beautiful
hill, with breathtaking views! We were visiting during the foliage season so the views were
unforgettable. We could just sit all the time in front of the “slow entertainment center” on the
second floor (as Stephanie calls it) and enjoy the tranquility. When we arrived, Stephanie
provided us with all the needed explanations and details about where to find what in the house,
about the property and surrounding area. Marc and Stephanie introduced us to very cute
animals and showed us the garden, from which we could pick up fresh lettuce, arugula (rocket),
kale, dill, parsley, fresh garlic (all these goodies for a great salad!!!), leeks (we made a great
potato and leeks soup), beets (another salad!),
Swiss chard and juicy tomatoes!!!  And of
course some herbs for cooking and tea!
 The guest house is very cozy, warm, clean and
spacious, full of special spirit and inspiring art (we loved
The Desiderata)!  We could find
absolutely everything we needed.  If you are looking for an isolated, quiet, and relaxing
weekend in nature, this is the gem for you!  Moreover, this property is pet-friendly and we could
bring our little
Corgi puppy with us, which was a huge advantage and was difficult to find. It was
a great retreat for the family and we are happy to meet soul mates
.  We hope to be back, and
highly recommend.

Danielle Van O.--September 2014
Marc and Stephanie were wonderful and caring hosts who were available anytime we needed,
but gave us complete freedom to use the house and space as our own. They happily
accommodated our little ones as well. Mount Harmony Farm was a fun place to stay. Amazing
views, great kitchen, and plenty of comfy places to hang out throughout the house. Our family
loved the animals and gardens. We highly recommend staying with Marc and Stephanie if you
have the chance!

Ajay P--June 2014
Marc and Stephanie were great hosts!  Upon arrival Marc provided a tour of the property and
where we could find things. They were available to answer any questions we had throughout
our stay.
 We had a great first night where we shared a meal and had very interesting
 As mentioned in their listing, there were some goodies in the garden for us to
eat/cook with!
 It was a great stay and glad to have left with two new friends.  Hope to be back in
the future and highly recommend.
Delphine D--April 2014
We enjoyed our stay in the little house at the edge of the valley and facing such a beautiful
landscape. Stephanie is like this home: welcoming and kindly. We hope to have another
opportunity to stay there.

Matt C--April 2014
Marc and Stephanie are kind and welcoming hosts. They were very available, but completely
unobtrusive. The guest house is well appointed, warm and comfortable. The picture window on
the 2nd floor overlooks the farm and allows great views of the donkeys, sheep and geese.
There are nice walks on the VAST trail nearby as well as hiking in [The Sanctuary], both within
walking distance of the house. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful corner of VT!

Megann L-G--March 2014
My husband and I decided on an impromptu weekend trip to Vermont to celebrate our first
wedding anniversary. Mount Harmony looked like exactly what we needed so the evening
before we sent Marc and Stephanie a message. They got back to us promptly and we were on
our way. The guest house is cozy and spacious, well stocked with appliances, toiletries, and oh
so many spices! We made ourselves a nice dinner and cozied up to some Netflix on the couch.
The next morning we drank our coffee in front of the lovely large picture window looking out
over the farm grounds and watched the donkeys and the adorable baby sheep eat their hay
breakfast. That afternoon we drove around exploring the lovely snow covered northeast
kingdom and spent the day exploring Montpelier about 45 minutes away.  Marc and Stephanie
are friendly and more than gracious hosts, nice to chat with, and informative about the area
(they suggested nearby Parker Pie (great pizza) for dinner Saturday night and live music,
which was a perfect way to spend a chilly evening!) And Marc saved the day when he helped
us get our little hatchback over the plowed snow bank on the afternoon of our departure! We
can't wait to head back to Mount Harmony for a Vermont hiking & fishing outing this summer!
Michael & Kayla M--Thanksgiving 2016

Another Wonderful Stay
This was the second time my wife and I stayed in Marc & Stephanie's beautiful
guest house and just like the first time, we didn't want to leave. Not only is the
house incredibly charming and cozy, and complete with everything you could ever
want in a Vermont retreat, but the scenery is absolutely gorgeous and Marc &
Stephanie are undoubtedly two of the nicest people you will ever meet. I always
recommend this rental for anyone looking to get away and spend a loving vacation
in Vermont. It truly is one of our favorite places to go and I can't say enough
positive things about the guest house, the hosts, and the location.

Lauren & George B.--July/Aug 2016

Natural Beauty & a Peaceful Place

Marc and Stephanie were wonderful and helpful hosts on their beautiful farm. It is
a very quiet location perfect for nature lovers and those looking to "get away from
it all". The guest home is charming with everything you need. There was coffee,
butter, juice and condiments in the fridge. Great selection of tea & herbs for
cooking. A nearby market had everything you needed for breakfast, lunch, and
dinners at home. The beds were super comfortable and there is a great reading
nook on the second floor. The huge window let you see the changing landscape
from sunrise to sunset. The hosts were attentive yet gave you plenty of space.
Take them up on their offer to show you the nearby sanctuary & ponds. We went
there twice a day with our dogs to hike and swim...it really was one of the most
incredible places I've seen. There is lots of hiking in the area and many choices for
swimming in beautiful lakes. Bread & Puppet is right down the road and Hill
Farmstead is only 15 minutes away. Parker Pie Co. is a neat place for pizza and a
great selection of beer on tap. If you're looking to unwind and relax this is the
perfect place.
Sophie & Steve H.--August 2016
We had an amazing time staying with Marc and Stephanie. They were perfect hosts - welcoming and
knowledgeable about the area, and there if we had questions but otherwise let us do our own thing. The
garden was amazing - so many types of lettuce, herbs, garlic, snap peas, tomatoes, and even some chocolate
mint!  Stephanie went out of her way to give us some of her pine nuts so we could make pesto with the fresh
basil from the garden--it was delicious!  And the animals (geese, a pair of donkeys, and some sheep) were
amazing companions.  The farm is located in a wonderfully quiet part of northern Vermont. There are some
great restaurants, an amazing brewery (Hill Farmstead), and endless natural beauty. The nearby ponds are
isolated and peaceful, and Lake Willoughby is a twenty-minute drive away if you're looking for something
bigger.  We can't recommend this place enough--we have visions of coming back year after year (and in
different seasons) to sit by the incredible second floor window, snacking on Vermont cheddar and drinking a
Pale Ale from the brewery.  Life doesn't get much better.

Chris & Christina C.--May 2016
Extraordinary!  Like most things that are spectacularly beautiful, photographs do not do this spot justice!  The
farm & garden were blooming with so many forms of life. Stephanie was sweet enough to let us take a bit of VT
home with us--a bouquet of lilacs, and some rooted chocolate mint herb!  The Guest House was
immaculate--every room was clean.  Kitchen is fully stocked w herbs and teas & coffee.  Each bedroom had a
bunch of fresh towels w hand towels & washcloths on the beds, which were so useful!  Bathroom had shampoo,
conditioner & soap. The picture window just blew our minds!  Talk about beauty overload!  The memory foam
mattress in the grand upstairs bedroom was as comfy as it gets.  Stephanie had an entire drawer of brochures
& maps for local places to hit. There were also crayons, colored pencils, books, notebooks and movie--so
being entertained indoors is a cinch.  Stephanie & Marc truly go above and beyond to make your experience
seamless.  She took us to the sweetest lake just down the block and introduced us to her the different types of
flowers & mushrooms.  She told us the donkeys loved dandelions, and that we could roam the two trails they
have on their property in addition to their backyard for as long as needed. Stephanie & Marc's hospitality,
coupled with their picturesque home, made our trip one we'll never forget.  We will definitely be staying here
Views from the Scenic Overlook (well worth the climb) at the Sanctuary,
down the hill from here
Don & Simone C. & Daughter, Sophia--November 2016

Stephanie and her husband Marc were great. We used this as our home base to visit family for the weekend. The upstairs great room window is awesome and you will not want to move from
watching nature. Stephanie took the time to show us around the place and made sure to find some drawing paper for our daughter who also loved the place. We look forward to staying there again.

Response from Marc & Stephanie:
Wish that Don, Simone & spirited Sophia could have stayed longer. Sophia drew a picture for me with a story attached--what a great gift!  If you come back when there's snow, I'll want to see if
Sophia would like to go out and make a snow polar bear with me.