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Farm Stays Profile:

Hollister Hill Farm
Marshfield, VT 05658

Your Farm Hosts: Lee & Bob Light

Driving Distances
From Boston, Mass.: 3 hours, 19 minutes (195 miles)
From midtown Manhattan, N.Y.: 5 hours, 45 minutes (327miles)
From Montreal, Canada: 2 hours, 49 minutes (149 miles)
Tourism Region of Vermont:

Hollister Hill Farm at a glance

What they farm/make: The farm produces: organically raised, grass-fed Beefalo
beef, naturally raised pork, free-range chickens and turkeys, free-range eggs,
maple syrup and raw milk from its four Jersey cows. The pigs and Beefalo are
slaughtered and processed in a Vermont-inspected slaughterhouse. The meat is
cut to the farm’s specifications, labeled with Hollister Hill Farm label and quick-

Guestrooms: Two large double bedrooms with queen size beds, one of the rooms
has a fireplace and the other room has a sauna. The family suite's main room has a
queen size bed and fireplace and an adjoining room for children or an extra adult.
“Little House” is a 600 square foot apartment attached to the main house and
includes a kitchen, living area, TV, washer/dryer and can sleep four.
Rates: $110-125; $20 extra per child or extra adult. $175-185 a night family suite
(up to two adults and three children); $1000 per week for “Little House”stay,
daily rates also available.

Rates include: Breakfast

Food served: Country-style breakfasts are served family style in the large farm
kitchen at 8:30 each morning. They serve as much of their own farm-raised food as
possible in the preparation of meals. Lunch and dinner are available at several
local casual restaurants. More sophisticated dining is available in Montpelier and
Barre, a 20 minute drive from the farm.

Child-friendly? Yes

Pet-friendly? No

History of farm: Farm was established in 1825 as a dairy farm. Current owners
have farmed on Hollister since 1983 (and were farmers 10 years before that).

When You Visit Hollister Hill Farm

The farm was established in 1825 by Josiah H. Hollister. By the early 1800's,
Hollister Hill Farm was one of the largest, most prosperous farms in the area.
Through the years and various owners, the farm became predominantly a dairy.
The current owners purchased Hollister Hill Farm in 1983 and milked cows here
for 15 years with their son and his family. The couple had owned a smaller dairy
farm for 10 years before moving up here on the hill. By 1997, the dairy business
had changed, and the farm hosts decided that it was time that they all did
something different. After making that decision, the cows were sold and their son
moved on to a new life. “We weren’t ready to retire or give up on farming. Our 12
room farmhouse was too big for just the two of us, so we decided to convert the
front part of our house to accommodate guests. We officially opened our bed and
breakfast in the summer of 1999,” said Lee. On the farm, they raise Beefalo, hogs,
and poultry and sell the meat from these naturally raised animals from the farm
store right at the farm. They also make maple syrup in the spring and hay in the

What to do on the farm
Visitors are free to just relax or lend a hand in the organic kitchen garden that
features abundant vegetables, fruits and herbs. Guests are also welcome to join in
helping feed and care for the animals.

What to do in this area of Vermont
Hollister Hill Farm B&B is centrally located and within easy driving distance to
Vermont’s most popular attractions. The farm is 20 minutes from Montpelier and
Barre, 45 minutes from Stowe, and one hour from Burlington. Goddard College is
two miles away.

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Photo courtesy Hollister Hill Farm