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Shearer Hill Farm
P.O. Box 1453
Wilmington, Vermont 05363
Our GPS Coordinates are:
N 42 degrees 49.636
W 072 degrees 47.848
Vermont Bed and Breakfast
Maple Sugaring in Vermont
If you haven't experienced maple sugaring first hand, we have great news! If you stay with us in
the spring, generally throughout March and sometimes into early April, you can join us for
maple sugaring in our very own private sugarhouse. We're the
only Vermont bed and breakfast that we know of with their own sugarhouse.
Our sugarhouse is locate a few hundred yards from the bed and breakfast and each year we tap the 100-year old
maple trees around our property, gather the sap, and boil 40 to 50 gallons of maple syrup, which is in turn
sold to our guest throughout the year.
If you join us, you'll be able to help gather sap, stoke the fire in the sugarhouse evaporator, and watch as Farmer Bill
boils delicious maple syrup. You can participate as much as you like, gathering sap or simply watching,
learning, and best of all, enjoying in the sugaring conversations. (Farmer Bill loves to tell stories).
We also like to enjoy a little wine and cheese with our guests, or hot cocoa if the weather happens to be cold.
Our 80-year old sugarhouse is rustic, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Sugarhouses throughout
Vermont come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very old, and some are new, but we think sugarhouses are
best when they have that old-fashioned backwoods charm. You gotta hike through the woods and snow to get
to our sugarhouse, but that's part of the fun. No phones, radios or TVs, just good ol' conversation and
the work at hand - boiling maple sap into delicious maple syrup. Sometimes we joke that the experience is
like Gilligan's Island, with snow!
We also still gather sap the old-fashioned way, with buckets. Some Vermont sugarers now use elaborate
plastic tubing systems that bring the sap from the sugargrove trees directly to the sugarhouse storage
tanks. Since we are a small sugaring operation, using the old sap buckets works fine for us. Though we
have to admit, we sleep well at night after gathering sap and boiling syrup all day.
Without question, when you get home you'll have had a unique Vermont vacation that you'll want to tell your
friends about. We encourage guests to make reservations early, and though the days are getting warmer this
time of year, it is still chilly with snow on the ground, so bring your foul weather gear. We'll supply
the hot coffee, cocoa and snacks.
For more information about our maple sugaring operation, Click Here.
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reservation, call 800-437-3104 or Email Us below.
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