Try snowshoeing right out the front door!

Biking by the oxen enroute to miles of woods trails.

Meet the oxen. Treat yourself to a sleigh or cart ride!

Enjoy miles of trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and walking.

Explore & Enjoy 400 Scenic Acres

In all Four Seasons—Just Out the Guesthouse Door!

Cross country skiing at Sweet Retreat Guesthouse &

Hit our Trails & Get Close to Nature

With seven miles of private trails covering 400 acres, Sweet Retreat offers a range of onsite recreational opportunities—enjoy walking, mountain biking, bird watching, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing right out the front door of the guesthouse!

Treat Yourself to an Oxen-drawn Ride!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take an ox-drawn cart or sleigh ride through the Vermont woods? For a truly unique experience, our ox team, Bright and Lion, from Nova Scotia, are available to take you on an enjoyable and memorable outing.

Outings are available for lodging guests or area visitors by arrangement at 800-707-8427 or by email. Learn more about our show oxen.

Ox drawn sleigh ride at Sweet Retreat Guesthouse
Ray Morvan making syrup at Sweet Retreat Sugarworks

See Pure Vermont Gold® Being Made in Spring

In early spring, stop by our state-of-the-art sugarhouse to learn how we make our Pure Vermont Gold® maple syrup.

Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of sugaring as we boil fresh sap into luscious warm syrup that you can taste right off the evaporator.

Be sure to visit our maple store and take some Pure Vermont Gold® home with you.