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Visit the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm for Trail Rides this Spring

There are so many unique things to do in the Mad River Valley, and one of our favorite adventures is heading to the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm in Fayston, VT. This gentle breed, one of the oldest in the world, is ideal for saddle rides and exploring beautiful areas of the pristine wilderness of the Green Mountains. Couples seeking a break from the ordinary may find interacting with Icelandic horses a refreshing and romantic addition to their Vermont vacation itinerary.

Icelandic horses and only a couple of other rare breeds represent the closest link we have to the first domesticated horses. Horse breeding in Iceland is fascinating, with stringent rules, and they pride themselves on continuing the purity of this gentle breed of horse. Whether it’s a scenic trail ride, just meeting the horses, or a private lesson in horsemanship, the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm offers an immersive and unforgettable experience that allows couples to bond and create lasting memories.

Reservations are needed and best to be made well in advance. You’ll want to call the farm at 802-496-7141 to make arrangements. It is generally NOT possible to arrange an outing once you are here.

As a guest at our Vermont bed and breakfast, you’ll be a scenic 20-minute drive from the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. We’ll provide you with a beautiful breakfast service before you set out on your day’s adventures, exploring all the unique things to do in the Mad River Valley. After an exciting day on the trails via horse or hiking and visiting local farms, museums, and shops, our cozy, historic Inn will await your return for quiet nights by the fire and relaxing in your private guest suite. Start planning your next getaway and book your lodging today! 

Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is such a unique experience near our Bed and Breakfast

Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm & More Unique Things to Do in the Mad River Valley

Hitting the trails with the Vermont Icelandic horse farm is such a lovely outing in the Mad River Valley. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Vermont, this farm provides an opportunity to connect with nature and these beautiful, gentle creatures. 

The trail rides are the most popular excursions at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. You’ll have a gentle steed and a trained guide as you meander through the quaint back roads of the Mad River Valley and, in season, across meadows and into the woods on the slopes of the Green Mountains. Along the route, you’ll learn more about the area and the history of the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm. 

More Unique Things to Do in the Mad River Valley: 

After a ride on these gently Icelanic horses, there are plenty more adventures to add to your Vermont Itinerary. 

  1. Sugarbush Soaring: Always one of the unique things to do in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush Soaring takes you on an unforgettable ride, gliding above the forests of the Green Mountains. They start tours in May, and it’s a fantastic way to take in this beautiful area. 
  2. Vermont Dairy Farm Tours: Our area is known for its local farming culture, and there are so many great dairy farms making delicious and one-of-a-kind cheeses. 
  3. Scenic Drive to the Vermont Covered Bridges: These historic bridges vary in style and length. The architecture is beautiful to see up close and fun to travel through. This scenic is even better when paired with the stops along the cheese trail! 
  4. The Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: As the world’s largest “deep hole” granite quarry, there’s something magical about touring this landmark. You can’t help but gaze in awe at the white stone walls surrounding the bright turquoise water.
  5. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory Tour: Touring this iconic ice cream factory is a fun addition to any trip to Vermont. Learn more about the company, see where the magic happens, and enjoy the samples! 
Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm is a fun outing in the Mad River Valley near our bed and breakfast

Stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast for a Relaxing Escape

After an exciting day along the trails at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm or exploring the other unique things to do in the Mad River Valley, you’ll love returning to our Vermont bed and breakfast. As longtime hospitality professionals, our Innkeepers have mastered the art of creating a comfortable atmosphere for rest and relaxation paired with personalized, unobtrusive service. 

Our Vermont bed and breakfast is set back on nine stunning acres with gardens, ponds, and woodlands—you’ll find plenty of peaceful places to grab a seat and take in the wilderness, enjoy a cup of tea, and birdwatching. If you love heading out on adventures, our central location is the perfect home base. We’re only minutes from Sugarbush Ski Resort, the charming village of Warren, and so many of the most popular attractions in the Mad River Valley. 

Inside our B&B, you’ll find nine unique non-smoking bed and breakfast guest rooms, all with private en-suite bathrooms and individually controllable heating and air conditioning. Guest rooms are primarily intended for couples seeking a romantic retreat—each room has a comfortable seating area, cozy bed, and luxurious amenities for a restful stay. We can’t wait to host you at our Vermont bed and breakfast; book your accommodations today!

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