This 1810 farmhouse sits on 150 acres on the side of a mountain, offering hiking trails and easy access to the Battenkill River, where you can canoe or go tubing. In summer, innkeeper Amie Emmons lines the front yard with Adirondack chairs that overlook the mountains. You can sled down a former ski slope in winter, or borrow snowshoes or cross-country skis. For kids there's a room with games and videos, as well as some resident alpacas. As the house is a patchwork of additions
and gables, rooms have eccentric configurations; they are all relatively comfortable and have nice views and sitting areas. The restaurant is good for families.