Enjoy all the comforts of home.

Catch a sunrise or relax on the deck by candlelight.

Peaceful and private in every season!

Take an ox-drawn wagon ride.

Comfortable, Spacious & Private

Our Conveniently Located Guesthouse is Ideal for Short or Long-term Stays

Covid-19 & Cross State Travel Information Update

As of 7-20-2020: New England or New York counties, with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per 1 million residents, are eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel to Vermont.

Relax in the Comfort of our Private Guesthouse on 400 Acres

Enjoy the beauty of Vermont’s countryside as you relax in the comfort and privacy of our fully-furnished guesthouse, situated on 400 scenic acres in the heart of the Green Mountains. Conveniently located, Sweet Retreat is just 2 miles from I-89, and 5 miles from Norwich University and services in downtown Northfield.

The Entire House is Yours—Stay 2 Days, a Week, a Month or More!

The Guesthouse apartment, accessed by stairs, features a bedroom with a queen bed, full bath, well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining room, and a living room with a desk, pull-out couch, flat-screen TV, high speed Internet, and full laundry. You can even catch a sunrise from the covered back porch, where you can enjoy a view of Spruce Mountain while grilling, reading, or relaxing.

A Popular Choice for Travel Healthcare Professionals

With all the comforts of home and its close proximity to five area hospitals, Sweet Retreat Guesthouse is attractive to travel healthcare professionals. It is located 13 miles from both Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT and Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT; and 50 miles from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, NH, and the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Special long-term rates are available.

Four Season On-Site Recreation

Located on a small farm, a number of recreational opportunities are readily available to guests. Watch maple syrup being made in spring, visit with our show oxen, take an ox-drawn cart or sleigh ride, and enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing on our many miles of private trails.

5 Covered Bridges, Norwich University & 3 Ski Areas

Northfield is also home to five covered bridges, Norwich University, the oldest private military school in the nation, and a golf course. It is fifteen minutes south of the capital city of Montpelier, forty-five minutes from Sugarbush, Bolton Valley, and Stowe ski resorts, and an hour from Burlington International Airport. See our Area Activities page for a more comprehensive list of activities in the Central Vermont area.

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See more photos of Sweet Retreat Guesthouse & Sugarworks in the Photo Gallery.

Sweet Retreat Guesthouse dining on deck

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